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Sony A200 D-SLR Camera

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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
Does anyone here have one of these? If so, what are they like?

I am looking at buying a D-SLR and was going to get a Nikon D40 however I have decided against it. I am now looking at the Sony A200 so if anyone has one, I would be grateful if you could give me your opinions!

Thanks
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
I have a D-100 and love it. Its easy to get decent second hand lenses of ebay (as older Minolta Dynax/Maxxum lenses work fine), so don't spend a load on extra kit lenses if you buy it. [url]www.dyxum.com[/url] is a great site for researching KM lens options...
#2
This camera had excellent reviews in last month's Digital Photo magazine and came out top on their test of budget DSLRs. Plenty of good reviews on the www too.
Lenses are easy to find second hand and can be picked up for reasonable money.
Amazon is about your best place for a price on this at the moment (£262.50) although you could probably get it cheaper than this from PC World using their price match.
Best thing to do is to pop down to Jessops, Currys etc and see how the camera feels before buying one.

Stands back and waits for the "it's not as good as a D40" debate....................
#3
Evil_monkey
This camera had excellent reviews in last month's Digital Photo magazine and came out top on their test of budget DSLRs. Plenty of good reviews on the www too.
Lenses are easy to find second hand and can be picked up for reasonable money.
Amazon is about your best place for a price on this at the moment (£262.50) although you could probably get it cheaper than this from PC World using their price match.
Best thing to do is to pop down to Jessops, Currys etc and see how the camera feels before buying one.

Stands back and waits for the "it's not as good as a D40" debate....................


I had a look at the D40 today and to be honest, I didn't like it. I spoke to a guy at a small independent camera store today who recommended the Sony.
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kimbyanne
I had a look at the D40 today and to be honest, I didn't like it. I spoke to a guy at a small independent camera store today who recommended the Sony.

The Sony gets very good reviews as Evil_monkey says, and is a very good price too. What I would say is that whatever camera you get, hold it in your hands and try it before parting with any cash! :thumbsup: Out of interest why didn't you like the Nikon?
#5
Koma Toes
The Sony gets very good reviews as Evil_monkey says, and is a very good price too. What I would say is that whatever camera you get, hold it in your hands and try it before parting with any cash! :thumbsup: Out of interest why didn't you like the Nikon?


Did that. Went into Jessops and had a hold and a quick demostration and all seems good. It will be an adjustment getting use to the weight of it but it's not as heavy as I was expecting.

I think with the Nikon it was because it came out in 2006 and therefore was "older techology". The Sony has so much more camera for the same price as the Nikon. I read loads of reviews and spoke to lots of different people before deciding on the Sony though. Another major factor for deciding on the Sony was that the lenses are alot cheaper than Nikon. Say for a 70mm to 300mm lens, a Sony one costs around £140 whereas a Nikon can be double that.

I got my Sony from Dixons for around £290 for the camera, SD card and carry case.
#6
I'll look forward to seeing the results here! :thumbsup:
I think every make has lenses over a wide price range, and a lot of the time, it's a case of you get what you pay for. There are always third party lenses to choose from too. ;-)

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