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Old Aug 15, 2009, 10:31 AM   #11
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thats true also,before i choose the a230...so many ppl ask me take c1000d..c450d...nd40x...nd60...make me really confuse,so how long already you using a700?
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Old Aug 15, 2009, 10:33 AM   #12
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I bought an A700 in September 2007, as soon as I could find one after it was released. I've been very happy with it.
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Old Aug 15, 2009, 10:37 AM   #13
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so good can have a good cam..so if really take a230..no regret?
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You'll have to decide that. Each user has preferences in a camera model (size, weight, ergonomics, control layout and more). ;-)

A lot would depend on what you want to shoot, too. For some users, the A700 may be a better bet, depending on what you're shooting. It's got higher available ISO speeds, faster frame rate, more external controls, etc. It's also a more expensive camera, and it's larger and heavier.

There are pros and cons to any of them. ;-)
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Old Aug 15, 2009, 10:46 AM   #15
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because i really not so know about it...now only try to learn...and on monday will buying the a230..because of the budget...just dont want regret only
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If you like the size and weight, it should be a very nice camera, and by most reports, the new 18-55mm kit lens is very good, too. Please let us know how you like if you get one.
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Just my two cents but recently I was looking for a new or backup camera to the A200. The newer cameras in my opinion are dumbed down versions of the older cameras. For me being a semi-pro I would say the older cameras are better.... easier to grip for my hand, also the lack of certain features etc. It seems that the newer models are geared to words newbies and ones that want to use auto modes.

I ended up with an A700, almost got the A350 but when I tested the new A330 I believe it was it went right to the DO NOT BUY pile in the first 5 minutes I used it.

You maybe able to find an A350 or A300 on clearence if you haven't already bought your camera for the same price or less and it will do more for you.

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Heres info on places that stil have the older A series Sony cameras in stock.

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_158A350...ly.html?tp=263

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_158A350...it.html?tp=263


Cutchfield is a very good firm. I have bought two TVs and a DVD burner for a TV from them. They have great tech and customer support.

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If you like the size and weight, it should be a very nice camera, and by most reports, the new 18-55mm kit lens is very good, too. Please let us know how you like if you get one.
i think should be ok...because as a beginer the a230 should be good for me
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Just my two cents but recently I was looking for a new or backup camera to the A200. The newer cameras in my opinion are dumbed down versions of the older cameras. For me being a semi-pro I would say the older cameras are better.... easier to grip for my hand, also the lack of certain features etc. It seems that the newer models are geared to words newbies and ones that want to use auto modes.

I ended up with an A700, almost got the A350 but when I tested the new A330 I believe it was it went right to the DO NOT BUY pile in the first 5 minutes I used it.

You maybe able to find an A350 or A300 on clearence if you haven't already bought your camera for the same price or less and it will do more for you.

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huh...the new modal so dumbed down .....how ar....on monday already wanna to decide...
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