Sony DSLR A200K 10.2 Megapixel Digital Camera £265.99 - HotUKDeals
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Its priced at £279.99 but if you use discount code Experience08 it discounts the price down too £265.99 also go through Quidco for possible 4% cashback aswell which is for £11.20 cashback !

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* 10.2 effective megapixel CCD sensor plus optimised BIONZ processor for enhanced picture quality, reduced image noise and responsive operation
* High sensitivity up to ISO3200 with high-ISO noise reduction for successful handheld shooting in low light without flash
* D-Range Optimiser adjusts brightness and contrast for beautifully-exposed backlit scenes
* Enhanced Super SteadyShot image stabilisation offers 2.5-3.5 steps anti-shake performance with all a-mount lenses
* Large 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD with easy-to-use function display and percentage battery life indicator
* Improved 9-point centre cross AF with EyeStart activation for fast, accurate focusing
* Continuous shooting at 3fps (JPEG Fine mode, limited by memory card capacity)
* High-capacity InfoLITHIUM battery allows up to 750 shots between charges (CIPA measurement)
* Dual anti-dust system protects sensor during lens exchange

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Superb quality, easy to use Digital Single Lens Reflex (D-SLR) camera. Standard Zoom Lens kit (DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6). Excellent general purpose kit for everyday shooting. Enjoy Super SteadyShot image stabilisation from wide angle to medium telephoto in a light, compact package.

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#1
Good camera but noisy with useful lens. If it only was quieter ...... Voted hot.
#2
good deal, brought this for £289 recently and though that was a bargain
#3
pet2000
Good camera but noisy with useful lens. If it only was quieter ...... Voted hot.


There's an interesting amount of bad press about this camera, especially to do with those two issues you mentioned. From my little experience with it the noise (sound) is dramatically over the top and cameralabs and alphamount both have reviews of the a200 which is thought showed the noise (picture) to be fairly reasonable, certainly not much over the 400d. But, I don't own one, so im talking purely from what I've read and seen from a far.

Good camera, it;s about as entry level as it gets but for £269....very good.
#4
No issues with the picture noise here. Just need to find a decent 70-200/300 lense for it at decent money though everyone recommends the Minolta 'Beercan'.
#5
How does this compare with the Nikon D40?
#6
The A200 is a far newer camera, and without generalising too much, is far better because of it.

The D40 is a very good camera and you can take some excellent photos with it, but just as a brief explanation to my statement here are a few things which top the scales in favour of the A200:

- Includes in body anti shake (thus AS works on all lenses).
- Larger sensor (10mp)
- 2.7" screen vs the D40 2.5"
- Masses of Konica lenses to play with (Same can arguably be said with the Nikon, but remember the Nikon requires AF-S lenses and so wont auto focus with most nikon and 3rd part lenses)
- Includes dynamic range optimiser
- 9 AF points vs 3

That's just a couple of advantages I can think of, and considering this is cheaper than the D40 is most places now I would not recccomend the D40 or indeed D40x unless there is some other reason (e.g. already having a lot of nikon equipment) to do so.

The Nikon rival for the A200 is the D60.
#7
I have had this camera for a couple of months and I would definately consider myself an 'entry level' consumer. These were some of the main points that swayed my decision in the direction of Sony.

Image Stabilisation in the body is a BIG plus as I don't need to purchase that in future lenses.

DRO (Dynamic Range Optimiser) is great for getting good results from my pictures immediately without fiddling around with photoshop.

Menu System. This might sound really strange but surely an entry level camera should have an un-intimidating menu system and the A200 is very straight-forward. All the usual adjustments are availiable it is just given to you in plain english rather than strange symbols/ abbreviations.

Add on to this the huge amount of Sony/ Konica Minolta lenses available (and the kit lens which is fine for a beginner and has a good range compared to it's competiton at 18mm-70mm) and the comfortable grip and quite frankly, at this price, this camera is a steal!
#8
£255 after quidco

i am soooooo tempted, but would i really use it?
#9
well, i've tried this, a Canon 400D, 40D, Nikon D40, D60, D80 and I noticed that the Sony shutter was much more noisy... the Sony is a good camera don't get me wrong, but the Canon felt nicer to hold and the quieter shutter, greater choice of lenses etc. swayed it for me.

As the Canon cashback is still going at the mo, for £50 more I'd recommend the Canon .. but if you can't stretch that far and don't mind a limited choice of lenses, this is a good starter DSLR.

:thumbsup:
#10
Matt J
The A200 is a far newer camera, and without generalising too much, is far better because of it.

The D40 is a very good camera and you can take some excellent photos with it, but just as a brief explanation to my statement here are a few things which top the scales in favour of the A200:

- Includes in body anti shake (thus AS works on all lenses).
- Larger sensor (10mp)
- 2.7" screen vs the D40 2.5"
- Masses of Konica lenses to play with (Same can arguably be said with the Nikon, but remember the Nikon requires AF-S lenses and so wont auto focus with most nikon and 3rd part lenses)
- Includes dynamic range optimiser
- 9 AF points vs 3

That's just a couple of advantages I can think of, and considering this is cheaper than the D40 is most places now I would not recccomend the D40 or indeed D40x unless there is some other reason (e.g. already having a lot of nikon equipment) to do so.

The Nikon rival for the A200 is the D60.


^^ Perhaps some people may want to get a DSLR to take good pics, if they do then they should get the D40, it's image quality is alot better than that of the A200, specifically with the kit lens. For me personally, the A200 has that 'compact look'.

Check out this sample:
http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?p=284196
#11
The experience08 voucher has expired btw :roll:
#12
Yea it looks like voucher has now expired though it was working ok earlier :(
#13
Its still working for me?

ps Dixons doing the D40 for £272.16 before any vouchers applied atm if that is any help to anyone??
#14
Hmm maybe its as i've used the voucher that its saying that with me :thinking: i've gone and clicked expired link on my post aswell :whistling:
#15
TheJenksTer
^^ Perhaps some people may want to get a DSLR to take good pics, if they do then they should get the D40, it's image quality is alot better than that of the A200, specifically with the kit lens. For me personally, the A200 has that 'compact look'.

Check out this sample:
http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?p=284196


The A200's image are soft due to the really quite ****** kit lens - having said that however there is an in built sharpness setting which I doubt was touched from its default setting here and pound for pound, buying this, selling the kit lens and picking up a sigma/'tampon equivalent for around £60 (~£90 for 70-300 telephoto), is still much better value considering the undeniable advantages the A200 has in terms of features imo. Really the D40, while being a very good camera, is coming to the end of its life.

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Voucher is working for me also.
#16
Moffat2476
Its still working for me?

ps Dixons doing the D40 for £272.16 before any vouchers applied atm if that is any help to anyone??


There's a £30 Spring Cashback Offer that Nikon are offering.

http://www.nikon.co.uk/sites/cashback/spring2008_default.html

Makes the price £242.16!
#17
Sony A200 body only is £236.95 delivered at Warehouse Express...

http://www.warehouseexpress.com/product/default.aspx?sku=1024307
#18
wotguvnotmeguv
Sony A200 body only is £236.95 delivered at Warehouse Express...

http://www.warehouseexpress.com/product/default.aspx?sku=1024307


Yeah I just looked into that myself. Sigma 18-50, the cheapest lens available as close equivelant to the kit lens is £60 from the same site, making it over £300. I would personally still go for the kit and sell at a later date. Depends what people want to do though.
#19
There's no point in getting the cheap sigma over the sony lens. The 18-50 EX, yes, but that's a whole lot more.
#20
I already have a 35-70mm compatible lens, shall i just buy the body or is it worth the extra £35 for the 18-70mm lens?
#21
It's worth it, especially if you ever shoot wide-angle.
#22
out of stock

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