Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 Review

Overall Score

49

Main Features

  • 10 MP APS-C CCD Sensor
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • Unknown Image Stabilization
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • 3 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 131 x 99 x 71 mm, 572g.
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  • Replaced by: Alpha DSLR-A230

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Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 Overview


First introduced in July, 2008, Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 is a 10 MP DSLR with a APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm) sized CCD sensor.

Sony replaced Alpha DSLR-A200 with Sony A230. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony A200 with Sony A230


Sony A200 comes with a 23.6 x 15.8 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.4 mm (1.11").

- Full Frame
- Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Sensor resolution of Sony A200 ~ 3860 x 2590 pixels.

Sony A200 has Crop Factor: 1.52

The sensor has a surface area of 372.9 mm².

There are approximate 9,997,400 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sony A200


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 with competitors in entry-level dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
External Flash
RAW Support
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
9 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Unknown Image Stabilization
Optical Viewfinder
3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
572g Light Body
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Weight: 572g
Type Scores

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 has an Overall Score of 49/100 and ranked #148 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #526 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony A200 Scores
Imaging score
49
Features score
40
Value for money score
66
Portability score
79
Overall score
49
Average Scores in Entry-Level DSLR
Imaging Score
52
Features Score
59
Value For Money Score
75
Portability Score
79
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Sony A200


Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 weighs 572g and has external dimensions of 131 x 99 x 71mm (5.16 x 3.9 x 2.8"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level DSLR cameras is 538g, Sony A200 is 34 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Sony A200
572g
Average weight
538g
Min weight
365g
Max weight
690g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Sony A200
71mm
Average Thickness
73mm
Min Thickness
53mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 with the dimensions:

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Alpha DSLR-A200 Dimensions Alpha DSLR-A200
Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 Sony A230 490 g 572 g 128 x 97 x 68 mm 131 x 99 x 71 mm
Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Sony A100 638 g 572 g 133 x 95 x 71 mm 131 x 99 x 71 mm
Sony SLT-A58 Sony A58 492 g 572 g 129 x 95 x 78 mm 131 x 99 x 71 mm
Nikon D3200 Nikon D3200 505 g 572 g 125 x 96 x 77 mm 131 x 99 x 71 mm
Canon EOS 400D Canon 400D 556 g 572 g 127 x 94 x 65 mm 131 x 99 x 71 mm
Sony Alpha DSLR-A290 Sony A290 549 g 572 g 128 x 97 x 86 mm 131 x 99 x 71 mm
Canon EOS 1200D Canon 1200D 480 g 572 g 130 x 100 x 78 mm 131 x 99 x 71 mm
Nikon D3300 Nikon D3300 430 g 572 g 124 x 98 x 76 mm 131 x 99 x 71 mm

Specifications of Sony Alpha DSLR-A200


General
Brand Sony
Model Alpha DSLR-A200
Announced July, 2008
Body Type Compact SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Sony/Minolta Alpha
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 143
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.55
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 12.00
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain, wireless
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 23.6 x 15.8 mm
Sensor Area 372.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3872 x 2592
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 572 g
Physical Dimensions 131 x 99 x 71 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Compact Flash
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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