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Sony DSLR-A200K Digital SLR Camera + Zoom Lens Kit (18-70mm F3.5-5.6) at Amazon UK £218.40 Delivered!

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Sony DSLR-A200K Digital SLR Camera + Zoom Lens Kit (18-70mm F3.5-5.6) at Amazon UK £218.40 Delivered! Use the attached discount code 'ALPHA200' at the checkout to get the above price. NOTE: This…
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Sony DSLR-A200K Digital SLR Camera + Zoom Lens Kit (18-70mm F3.5-5.6) at Amazon UK £218.40 Delivered!

Use the attached discount code 'ALPHA200' at the checkout to get the above price.

NOTE: This offer begins at midnight tonight and should end in one week's time.

Technical Details:
* 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 α-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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Manufacturer's Description

Sony A200K Powerful, versatile and simple to use, the Sony DSLR-A200 takes photography to the next level for customers stepping up from point-and-shoot cameras. The Sony DSLR-A200 expands creative horizons with 10.2-megapixel imaging, high-speed processing, high sensitivity, advanced noise reduction and special features like DRange Optimizer and Creative Style settings. Super SteadyShot in-camera image stabilization works with every lens in a superb optical system -- including new Sony DT zoom lenses, advanced Sony G-Series lenses, Carl Zeiss lens designs and a twodecade legacy of Minolta Maxxum a-mount lenses.

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0.2-megapixel Super HAD CCD
Superb image quality gives you great DSLR shots right from the start, with a large APS-size CCD imager developed by Sony to expand dynamic range, minimize noise more effectively and provide greater detail for making big prints or cropping in tight on your subject.

Expanded ISO sensitivity
Broad sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 3200 enables the Sony DSLR-A200 to capture beautiful colour images even in very dim light -- with High ISO Noise Reduction technology that reduces picture noise artefacts at high-sensitivity ISO 1600 and ISO 3200 settings by eliminating noise from RAW data after analog-todigital conversion.

Super SteadyShot in-camera image stabilization
A high-performance sensor detects vibrations and the image stabilization system automatically compensates. Because image stabilization is built into the Sony DSLR-A200, every lens benefits -- and with an advantage of from 2.5 to 3.5 stops, you can shoot effectively at higher shutter speeds even in very low light with minimum blur from shaky hands or fast-moving subjects

BIONZ Image Processor
The "brain" of the Sony DSLR-A200 is the advanced Sony BIONZ Image Processor, using hardware-based Large Scale Integrated (LSI) circuitry to enhance images with rich tonal reproduction, improved white balance and exposure control, and expanded D-Range Optimizer capabilities. With 2-channel data transfer from CCD to processor, your camera can also respond faster.

Dynamic Range Optimizer
To improve results with backlit subjects and recover details hidden in shadows or lost in glare, the Sony DSLR-A200 provides Dynamic Range Optimizer at two levels: Normal DRO, to improve detail using standard gamma curves for fast shot-to-shot response time, or Advanced DRO, to adjust dynamic range area-byarea for the greatest precision.

Anti-dust technology
Changing lenses in a DSLR can allow dust to enter the camera -- so to keep the CCD imager cleaner for better pictures, the Sony DSLR-A200 utilizes both staticfree anti-dust coating on the CCD filter and anti-dust vibration that automatically shakes the CCD to dislodge dust each time the camera is shut off.

Auto pop-up flash
In Auto or some scene selection modes, the camera flash automatically pops up and fires when needed to help you shoot more effectively. Flash is cancelled in Landscape, Sport or Sunset modes and in "Flash Off" position on the Exposure Mode dial.

9-point centre cross AF sensor
A fast focus motor and improved focus control help bring images into sharp definition more quickly, with predictive focus control that automatically calculates the position of a fast-moving subject.

Flexible, accurate exposure control

A 40-segment honeycomb sensing system provides multi-pattern measuring for superior exposure control accuracy -- and you can also select centre-weighted or spot metering modes. You’ll also have 6 preset White Balance control settings and RGB Histogram display to check colour balance.

Scene Selection modes
Along with auto exposure, the Sony DSLR-A200 gives you scene selection modes to optimize camera performance for Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Sunset and Night Portrait/Night View situations.

STAMINA battery power
You can take up to 750 shots on a fully-charged NP-FM500H InfoLithium battery -- and you’ll be able to see about how much power remains in percentage increments, so you can keep shooting in confidence.

High-capacity media options
For conveniently storing and sharing your images, the Sony DSLR-A200 accepts CompactFlash Type I/II media and optional Memory Stick Pro Duo media.

High-resolution thumbnails for PhotoTVHD viewing
The Sony DSLR-A200 can also create high-resolution thumbnail images for viewing on a Sony BRAVIA HDTV in optimized PhotoTVHD mode, with image format adjustable for standard 3:2 or widescreen 16:9 display.

Function Guide Display
On-screen menus are intuitive and easy to use -- and a simple Camera Function Display can be activated and operated with one hand using the Fn (Function) button and controller button to adjust Flash mode, Autofocus mode, White Balance, Metering mode, AF area and D-Range Optimizer.

Continuous Burst Mode at 3 frames per second
To capture action more effectively, the Sony DSLR-A200 offers continuous JPEG shooting up to the limit of your flash memory card -- plus RAW Burst Mode (up to 6 shots) with intelligent buffer management to allow more shots to be captured without waiting for the buffer to clear.

Creative style settings
To express your creativity and personal taste, you can adjust contrast, saturation and sharpness settings for any of 8 finishing styles -- including Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Night View, Sunset, B&W and Adobe RGB modes.

2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD screen
A large built-in screen with anti-reflective coating makes it easy to read camera setup menus even in bright sunlight and improves image quality when you check your shots.

Index and Slide Show display
To quickly review your photos, the Sony DSLR-A200 can display 4, 9 or 25-frame index views -- or present automatic slide shows with fade-in/fade-out effect.
‘Sony’, ‘http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/02/uk-electronics/shop/sony/A200K/alpha_small.jpg ’, ‘Super SteadyShot’, BIONZ, ‘STAMINA’, ‘InfoLITHIUM’, ‘Memory Stick PRO Duo’, ‘BRAVIA’ and their logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation, Japan. All other trademarks acknowledged.

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#2
rayman

[B]0.2-megapixel Super HAD CCD



0.2MP? I gotta get one of these! :P
10.2, bah!
#3
Can not get the ALPHA200 code to work... :x
#4
Without_H
Can not get the ALPHA200 code to work... :x


"NOTE: This offer begins at midnight tonight and should end in one week's time."
#5
10% off the current price of £253 though should work out even cheaper.
#6
Hyperdrive
"NOTE: This offer begins at midnight tonight and should end in one week's time."
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So used to today already being tomorrow.... lol:whistling:
#7
It's after midnight and no luck yet! I've been looking at other Sonys for the same price which aren't SLR so with the discount it'll be a fab deal :) Will have to try again in the morning. Thanks OP.
#8
Not working for me either :x
#9
It was a good price on Amazon a few weeks ago http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/248343/sony-a200-digital-slr-238-24-plus-f/ and not many people seemed to notice the deal.

But if this works out, it is even better. Good camera for the money....
#10
Code doesn't work here either. Shame.
#11
Me wanty :-(
#12
Code doesnot work
#13
code does not work ... expired.
#14
can't get the code to work
#15
Working now!!! Must just have been a delay in the pipe line!! :-)
#16
Yep.... worked for me. Is this better than the £149 deal for the A100 (body only)....?
#17
Great Post, just orrdered mine and the price came in as £227 delivered when using the ALPHA200 code!!!!
#18
lutherinlondon
Yep.... worked for me. Is this better than the £149 deal for the A100 (body only)....?


Thats a good price for the A100 body only, but then weigh in the fact you have to buy a lens on top (unless you already have Minolta AF mount lenses from past equipment, and that the A100 is older and not as good :

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1037&message=26325006

I was fortunate enough to buy the A200 for £199 in the Currys opening offer at Junction 9, M6 and it is a fantastic entry level DSLR camera.

Bear in mind though, unlike the A350, it doesn't have a live view, meaning that you have to take shots through the viewfinder, not the LCD screen.

There are a lot of new DSLR (in the higher price range) that now offer live view, although with the size and weight of DSLRs a lot of people don't consider it to be an advantage. But would like to warn people before buying into DSLR that if you are moving up from a compact point and click you may find this off putting.

Heat added, fantastic price for a great camera.
#19
Yes I got one for £199 at the Curry's event too - glad I held off till then, though I'm still a bit dissapointed with the results, they seem a bit soft, I think that is down to the cheap lens.
#20
Yeah code is active now and I've updated the price in op to £227.31 delivered
#21
cliffai
Yes I got one for £199 at the Curry's event too - glad I held off till then, though I'm still a bit dissapointed with the results, they seem a bit soft, I think that is down to the cheap lens.



Haven't put mine to good use yet, are you using manual or auto focus? Using the steady shot? Manual or automatic settings?

Try these tips :

The Sony A200 produced images of very good quality during the review period. The 10 megapixel images are soft straight out of the camera using the default creative style and ideally require some further sharpening in an application like Adobe Photoshop, or you can change the in-camera sharpening to one of six different levels. The Sony A200 handled chromatic aberrations well, with limited purple fringing effects appearing only in high contrast situations. The built-in flash worked very well indoors with no red-eye and good overall exposure. The night photograph was excellent, with the maximum shutter speed of 30 seconds and the Bulb mode offering lots of scope for creative night photography. The Sony A200's first impressive feature in terms of image quality is the extensive and very usable ISO range of 100-3200. ISO 100-400 is noise-free, whilst ISO 800 and 1600 produce more than acceptable results, and the fastest speed of ISO 3200 is OK for emergency use. The second one is the effective Dynamic Range Optimizer function, which extracts more detail from the shadow and highlight areas in an image, without introducing any unwanted noise or other artifacts. Overall then an impressive performance - just make sure that you either increase the in-camera sharpening level for JPEGs, or you're happy to post-process the images in Photoshop later.

So try the in camera sharpening modes, I have to admit though the lens supplied isnt the best quality, however its still a lot of camera for £200 for sure.
#22
For a new user to SLR's would this be a good alternative to a Nikon D40?

Gosh I'm so indecisive, I just need someone to tell me which one to buy :(
#23
A200 is my choice over the D40.10.2 megapixel compared to 6.1.The D40 is still a very good camera though,but the A200 has the edge.In fact I would prefer it to the D60
#24
Chinster
For a new user to SLR's would this be a good alternative to a Nikon D40?

Gosh I'm so indecisive, I just need someone to tell me which one to buy :(


Yes, when I bought mine I was considering the Nikon D40, however that doesn't have autofocus motors built into the bodies of the camera, meaning you have to always manual focus the lens, and stick with lens that are manual focus only.

The D40 lacks anti shake, has an older CCD in it (Nikon actually use Sony CCD) is now outdated (launched december 2006)...basically besides a better build quality, you get A LOT more camera for your money with the A200, check this out here :

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=592245&forum_id=87

There are a lot of camera snobs that would not recommend Sony because they have only been in the DSLR game for a short length of time, however, you have to consider that Sony actually bought up Minolta and are commited to development within the field, their CCDs are used within the Nikon range of cameras, the Alpha range of cameras is compatible with a wide range of exisiting Minolta lenses too.
#25
Yes I got one for £199 at the Curry's event too - glad I held off till then, though I'm still a bit dissapointed with the results, they seem a bit soft, I think that is down to the cheap lens.

I have noticed the "softness" when using the super steady shot, but I've found the quality of the kit lens to be pretty good so far. Check out some of my shots with the camera so far:

FlickR

They have had very minimal post-processing.
#26
Just ordered, cheers, heat and rep added. (code worked at second attempt)
#27
Lanse
A200 is my choice over the D40.10.2 megapixel compared to 6.1.The D40 is still a very good camera though,but the A200 has the edge.In fact I would prefer it to the D60


Yes, specification wise, it has been said that the Sony A200 is more a match for the D60, however even the D60 doesn't have autofocus motor built into the camera body!

One down point of the A200 like existing Minolta cameras, it has a proprietory flash adaptor connector, however for a fiver a hotshoe adaptor can be bought on Ebay for making it compatible with a wider range of third party flashes.
#28
Great price for a great camera.

Though bear in mind that the lack of liveview has serious drawbacks...

If you plan on using legacy manual focus lenses (which are ridiculously cheap compared to modern autofocus ones) it will be extremely hard to focus accurately without a magnifying liveview screen. On most DSLRs the eyepiece viewfinder is too small to allow good manual focusing.

Not a drawback if you just want an easy point and shoot camera, but if you want to take your photography more seriously and add a collection of old lenses look elsewhere.
#29
cicobuff

Bear in mind though, unlike the A350, it doesn't have a live view, meaning that you have to take shots through the viewfinder, not the LCD screen.



ah, did not know that, looking for an upgrade to my point & shoot, mainly as its only 3 X zoom...may hang on as the prices keep coming down, or maybe go for another "compact" with bigger zoom (TZ5 ?):)
#30
Kimboball
ah, did not know that, looking for an upgrade to my point & shoot, mainly as its only 3 X zoom...may hang on as the prices keep coming down, or maybe go for another "compact" with bigger zoom (TZ5 ?):)


If you really cannot live without live view mode, then look at the range of bridge cameras that have a bigger zoom lens instead, or really the only other option is to shell out a lot more cash and go higher up the DSLR price bracket.

Its not a bad idea anyway getting to grips with using the viewfinder, only disadvantage is when you need to take shots above eye level, you still get the LCD display to show taken shots, as well as the camera settings, and when you can get upto 750 shots out of a fully charged A200 battery (which has exact precision percentage indication) it does have its advantages with low battery drain!

Live view mode on DSLR has only started to become more common place within the last year within the range of cameras.
#31
I've bought one, doing without Live view mode is something I'm sure I'll get used to, after all years ago there was no live view mode :)

Looking forward to getting the camera, I've been deliberating for months over this buying decision.

Wonder if I'll be able to get it into the Simple Minds gig in December as I'm in the front row!? ;)
#32
Chinster
I've bought one, doing without Live view mode is something I'm sure I'll get used to, after all years ago there was no live view mode :)

Looking forward to getting the camera, I've been deliberating for months over this buying decision.

Wonder if I'll be able to get it into the Simple Minds gig in December as I'm in the front row!? ;)


I doubt it, its a big camera, they are usually fussy at gigs with SLRs compared to compacts.

Hope Simple Minds play LOTS of pre-1983 stuff, premonition, changeling, thirty frames a second, hunter and the hunted, sweat in bullet...ah quality!

Back to the camera, for the money, I think you have made the right choice, new technology for that price is a steal. You could have bought an older DSLR second hand maybe for that price..also without live view mode, but I bet it wouldn't come with a 10mp CCD, antishake, automatic dust removal etc etc...its a quality piece of kit for a decent compact camera price level.
#33
a noob qn pls - how are these for indoor shots ? (low/artificial light)
#34
Kimboball
a noob qn pls - how are these for indoor shots ? (low/artificial light)


kit lens is not particularly fast, but you increase the iso a little. The advantage of in-camera stabilisation means you can use a slower shutter speed than you might otherwise. This is fine unless the things you are photographing are moving!
#35
Kimboball
a noob qn pls - how are these for indoor shots ? (low/artificial light)


A LOT better than a compact would be, the included inbuilt flash is far more powerful, and then you have the addition of being able to add third party flashes on top of it. However, a lot of indoor shots yellowness etc can be compensated with most cameras by using a higher ISO generating more noise and adjusting white balance, but compacts do have very weak flash obviously.

Basically look at a DSLR as a base on which you can expand on, different lenses for differing situations, flashes etc etc...downside is the bulk, upside is unparralleled picture quality.
#36
thanks for the quick replies!:thumbsup:
#37
I have had this camera for a couple of months and there has been nothing to disappoint me so far. Very glad I chose this over the D40.
#38
Yeppy! Code is working now ... I have ordered too ...
Please ignore my earlier message of code not working.
#39
ive been looking at this camera as a xmas present to myself and at this price i cannot afford to miss out so i will be ordering later today!!
#40
would pc world match the price of this with the discount code?

im considering buying 2 so i wounder if my local pc would would do any deal on 2?

any chances?

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