- Sony Alpha 200
Sony α 200 Type Digital single-lens reflex camera Sensor 23.6 mm × 15.8 mm, 10.2 effective megapixels CCD, 1.5 × FOV crop Maximum resolution 3872 × 2592 pixels Lens interchangeable, Sony α / Konica Minolta A mount Flash Manual Pop-up: Auto, Fill-flash, Rear flash sync, Wireless off camera flash (with Flash HVL-F56AM, F36AM), GN12 at ISO 100 (39 feet/ 12 meters) Shutter electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane Shutter Shutter speed range 30 – 1/4000 sec, with Bulb, 1/160 sec X-sync Exposure metering 40-segment honeycomb sensing system provides multi-pattern measuring Exposure modes Full Manual, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, ±2.0 EV, 1/3 EV Steps Exposure Compensation, 3 frames bracketing Metering modes Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot Focus areas 9-points center cross-hair sensor Focus modes manual focus point selection, Spot AF, Continuous AF and AF Lock Continuous shooting 3 Frames Per Second, unlimited JPEG, up to 6 RAW, up to 3 JPEG+RAW Viewfinder 0.83x magnification, 95% frame coverage, Pentamirror, Spherical Acute Matte screen, 17.6mm eye relief, diopter adjustment ASA/ISO range Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Custom WB Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, flash, color temperature, custom WB bracketing 3 frames Rear LCD monitor 230k pixel, 2.7-inch TFT LCD Storage CompactFlash I/II, Memory Stick PRO (with adapter), Memory Stick PRO Duo (with adapter) Battery 7.2 V, 1600 mAh ~750 Shots Weight 545 g (19.2 oz) Made in Japan
Sony α 200 (DSLR-A200) is the third model of Sony α digital cameras. The model offers a slight upgrade from the Sony α 100 at a lower price. It first shipped in February 2008.
It was officially succeeded by the Sony α 230, however the α 230 seems to be targeted towards a more entry-level market as the α 230 is much lighter, also several features have been removed and direct buttons to several options have been replaced with on-screen menus. Many Alpha enthusiasts believe that the true replacement for the α 200 is the α 450 as it is more similar in size and weight, features and target market.
Major changes from the α 100
Some of the major changes from the previous A100 model are:
- LCD monitor upgrade from 2.5-inch to 2.7-inch, but same effective pixels
- X-sync (With Super Steady Shot On) from 1/125s to 1/160s
- More Recording Formats (16:9 selectable)
- New vertical grip VG-B30AM
- Higher ISO Sensitivity from 1600 to 3200
- Improved: Noise Handling
- Improved: AF Algorithm
- Changed: Button Layout - Second Function wheel has been replaced
- Removed: 2s Mirror Lockup
- Removed: Depth of Field preview Button
- Removed: Included MemoryStick to CF adapter (was included with Alpha 100)
- Removed: Flash/Hot Shoe cover
Konica Minolta/Sony α Digital SLR timeline Sensor 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 Flagship Full frame α900 High-end α850 APS-C DG-7D α700 Midrange DG-5D α100 α550 α580 α500 α560 α450 Entry-level α350 α380 α390 α300 α330 α200 α230 α290 Early models Still Video Back SB-90 for Minolta 9000 / Still Video Back SB-70 for Minolta 7000 (1986)
Minolta MS-C1100 (1992) · Minolta RD-175 (1995)
Single-lens translucent (SLT) camera — HD video capable
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