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Old Jun 13, 2010, 10:28 AM   #31
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The A330 is a so so camera. Tiny view finder, average performance, nothing stellar. The A230 has a full size view finder, but it is just average. For 50 dollars more then the price of the A330, you get a much better camera in every regard and currently one of the best entry dslr on the in the pentax k-x.
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Old Jun 13, 2010, 10:55 AM   #32
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The Sony A230 is a good entry level dSLR. The Sony A330, A380, and (no doubt) A390 have an excellent 'Live View' feature that, unfortunately, diminishes the optical viewfinder. If you're where you can get an A450, that is probably an excellent entry level model (basically, it's the A550 without the articulating LCD Display.) The Pentax K-x is a very good alternatice. At this level, you'd do well to go to a good camera store, try them yourself, and base your decision on that,
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Old Jun 13, 2010, 3:31 PM   #33
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New Sony A290 out next month:

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