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Old Jun 4, 2010, 11:58 PM   #11
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Here is an A-230 shot for reference.

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Old Jun 5, 2010, 12:03 AM   #12
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That is a nice collection of Sony A-200 photos. Nice work. You can be proud.

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Old Jun 5, 2010, 12:21 AM   #13
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I think i still prefer the A230.
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Thanks Sarah.

Honestly Kool, I don't think you can go wrong either way. Both are great cameras especially for the price. Had I known about the kit lenses at the time I might have gone for the a230.

Regardless of which you choose, make sure to grab yourself a sweet old Minolta 50mm f/1.7 prime, and maybe even a "beercan". The huge selection of outstanding Minolta glass at great prices is in itself a good reason to go Sony.

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Old Jun 5, 2010, 9:09 AM   #15
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Been offered an A330 for a nice price, approx 250, 10months old. Is that a good camera / deal?
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It's going to have the same type of features you'd have with the A230, only it adds a tilting LCD and live view. One tradeoff with it is a smaller viewfinder though (because it has a separate live view sensor in the viewfinder housing to allow for fast Autofocus using Live View, and that separate sensor takes up some room).

I don't think I'd spend that much on a 10 month old used camera. You could buy a new one for a bit over 300 now if you check around. See the listings at jessops for one example (and I'm not familiar with European Vendors, so you may be able to find one for less).

http://www.jessops.com/Directory/cat...rername%3dsony
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Once again, koolpc-

It is good only if LiveView is important to you. The optical view finder, like the A-300 ia below normal size.

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Been offered an A330 for a nice price, approx 250, 10months old. Is that a good camera / deal?
Buying a used dSLR is a gamble. You don't know what kind of use and abuse the camera may have been put through. Unless you really trust the seller, or you get a warranty of some kind (not a guarantee, a warranty), you should probably pass it up.
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Old Jun 5, 2010, 10:41 AM   #20
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I think i still prefer the A230.
You won't see a big difference in image quality between the
A200, A230, Nikon D3000 or Pentax K200D, especially if
you save your images in raw format.

All are 3872x2592 pixels with in-camera shake reduction and
self cleaning sensor. This almost certainly means that the same
Sony sensor is used in all of them.

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For what it's worth, you can find some samples of my a200 shots here.
Lovely pictures! Good enough to convince anybody to buy the A200.

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