For anyone seeking an affordable yet attractive way into digital SLR photography, the entry-level Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 Digital SLR Camera + 18-55mm Sony Zoom Lens may be the ideal solution!
This 10.2 mp camera is packed with a wide range of useful features to help you to realise your creative potential. The Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 has the smallest and lightest body among the Sony alpha series of cameras, which makes it eminently portable. But despite its compact dimensions it features a generous 2.7-inch LCD screen.
The Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 also integrates sensor-shift image stabilisation, which counteracts the effects of camera-shake regardless of the fitted lens. This has an obvious advantage over other systems, where image stabilisation is dependent on the lens used. The sensor shake mechanism in combination with an anti-static coating also helps to combat the adverse effects of dust!
Other features of the Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 Digital SLR include a 9-point AF system with EyeStart activation, full-resolution 2.5 fps continuous shooting, and the D-Range Optimizer with Advanced mode - which delivers beautifully even exposures with good shadow detail.
The lens on offer here is the Sony DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Standard Zoom Lens. The focal length equates to a 27-82.5mm lens in 35mm terms, which will enable you to photograph anything from landscapes to portraits with ease. The lens features a built-in Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) for whisper-quiet AF operation, and is designed specifically for the APS-C sensor, which facilitates a compact and lightweight design.
With all of these features, plus more, the Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 Digital SLR Camera + 18-55mm Sony Zoom Lens kit makes a prudent purchase for all aspiring photographers and artists!