CES 2008: Sony reveals the new Alpha, DSLR-A200 DSLR

Jan 7, 2008

Sony has revealed the latest in the Alpha line of DSLRs, the A200, at CES 2008. The ten megapixel APS size CCD has higher sensitivity, faster AF, a larger LCD screen compared to the previous model, the A100. Like all Alpha, the A200 has an In-Body Super SteadyShot® image stabilization to allow shooting in low light conditions: up to 3.5 stops advantage. The exposure meter is backed by Sony’s D-Range Optimizer (DRO) and has a fast 3 fps continued auto-focusing system at 1.7x, better than the last model, on top of a powerful BIONZ image processing engine to reduce noise.

Sony A200 digital SLR rear panel

The improved model now features a wider, 2.7 inch Clear Photo LCDTM screen with anti-reflection coating and glare-reducing layer for better and easier playback viewing. It also has improved predictive control performance; quieter shutter sound; automatic pop-up flash; and a battery life indicator that provides useful information when it comes to recharging. It’s compatible with all Minolta Maxxum® mount lenses, in addition to Sony a (alpha) lens lineup - including Carl Zeiss® lenses.

Sony will offer the A200 kit package with the 18-70 mm F3.5 - F5.6 lens for $700 and another with the 75-300 mm F4.5 - F5.6 lens for $900 coming this February. Pre-orders begin online on Jan. 7 at sonystyle


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