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Old Jan 6, 2008, 6:32 PM   #1
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Anyone here got any info on the A200?

http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/06/s...slr-announced/
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They have lots at www.dyxum.com. But I'm sure you already know that. There's been endless discussion over there.
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They have lots at http://www.dyxum.com. But I'm sure you already know that. There's been endless discussion over there.
Thanks Mike.

It looks like a slightly improved A100. Not a big leap forward.
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All the speculation.

Reduced noise and faster AF are the two big pluses.

Think I'll wait until Steve's reviews until I decide to buy. I don't like being anyones guinea pig.

My 5D is still working well so I'm in no rush.
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I think you'll want to wait for the A300/A500 what ever they call it. To replace your 5D. Just speculation, but there's still a big gap between what the A200 and A700 offer.
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If it's as fast as the A700, the AF speed and accuracy increase alone is worth the upgrade, provided it's usable at higher ISO speeds (if you need 'em).

Note that Sony says this about it in the A200 press release:

"an auto focus speed 1.7x faster than the previous model; improved predictive control performance"

The A700's AF is pretty hard to beat in most lighting right now, and I think that's the same claim they made about it.

See the posts NHL made about it in this thread. The A700 has the fastest AF in most lighting, compared to the Canon EOS-40D, Olympus E-3, Nikon D300, and Canon EOS-1D Mark III.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=84

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If it's as fast as the A700, the AF speed and accuracy increase alone is worth the upgrade, provided it's usable at higher ISO speeds (if you need 'em).

Note that Sony says this about it in the A200 press release:

"an auto focus speed 1.7x faster than the previous model; improved predictive control performance"


See the posts NHL made about it in this thread. The A700 has the fastest AF in most lighting, compared to the Canon EOS-40D, Olympus E-3, Nikon D300, and Canon EOS-1D Mark III.



That's what I'd like. I occasionally shoot indoor sports and the slow AFof the 5D can make the keeper rate low.

What would the "previous model" be? the A100?

I read that the A200 is a "new model" not a replacement for the A100.

Besides 12 mp VS 10 mp, does anyone have an opinion about the CMOS sensors (A700) capabilitiesVS theCCD sensor (A200) ?

Does the CMOS sensor (A700)have an advantage in NR? DR?

I know nothing about the physical properties of sensors but I have the feeling that the CMOS sensor does have an advantage over the same size APS-C CCD sensor.
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All things being equal (and they never are), CCD type sensors have produced the best image quality in the past.

But, Canon changed all that with their CMOS Sensors and other manufacturers appear to be going that direction, too.

I wouldn't worry about the sensor type as much as I'd worry about image quality from a specific camera model.

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I read that the A200 is a "new model" not a replacement for the A100.
See the second paragraph of the Sony press release:

"The DSLR-A200 model features upgrades influenced by the recently-introduced, enthusiast-class DSLR-A700 camera and replaces the former Sony DSLR-A100 model, which was Sony's first in the DSLR class."

http://www.steves-digicams.com/pr/so...r-a200_pr.html

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