Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 Review

Overall Score

55

Main Features

  • 14 MP APS-C CCD Sensor
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 2" Tilting Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • 3 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 131 x 99 x 75 mm, 674g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced by: Alpha DSLR-A380

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Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 Overview


First introduced in June, 2008, Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 is a 14 MP DSLR with a APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm) sized CCD sensor.

Sony replaced Alpha DSLR-A350 with Sony A380. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony A350 with Sony A380


Sony A350 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-A350

Sensor resolution of Sony A350 ~ 4567 x 3065 pixels.

Sony A350 has Crop Factor: 1.52

The sensor has a surface area of 372.9 mm².

There are approximate 13,997,855 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Sony A350 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 Sony A390 2010 14MP 100 - 3200 549g 128 x 97 x 86mm
Sony Alpha DSLR-A380 Sony A380 2009 14MP 100 - 3200 519g 128 x 97 x 71mm
Sony Alpha DSLR-A330 Sony A330 2009 10MP 100 - 3200 529g 128 x 97 x 71mm
Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 Sony A350 2008 14MP 100 - 3200 674g 131 x 99 x 75mm
Sony Alpha DSLR-A300 Sony A300 2008 10MP 100 - 3200 632g 131 x 99 x 75mm

Proc and Cons of Sony A350


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 with competitors in entry-level dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Tilting Screen
Optical Viewfinder
3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
9 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
External Flash
RAW Support
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
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: 674g
Type Scores

Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 has an Overall Score of 55/100 and ranked #131 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #428 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony A350 Scores
Imaging score
51
Features score
51
Value for money score
70
Portability score
76
Overall score
55
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 A350


Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 weighs 674g and has external dimensions of 131 x 99 x 75mm (5.16 x 3.9 x 2.95"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level DSLR cameras is 538g, Sony A350 is 136 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Sony A350
674g
Average weight
538g
Min weight
365g
Max weight
690g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Sony A350
75mm
Average Thickness
73mm
Min Thickness
53mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 with the dimensions:

Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Alpha DSLR-A350 Dimensions Alpha DSLR-A350
Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 Sony A390 549 g 674 g 128 x 97 x 86 mm 131 x 99 x 75 mm
Sony Alpha DSLR-A380 Sony A380 519 g 674 g 128 x 97 x 71 mm 131 x 99 x 75 mm
Sony SLT-A58 Sony A58 492 g 674 g 129 x 95 x 78 mm 131 x 99 x 75 mm
Nikon D3200 Nikon D3200 505 g 674 g 125 x 96 x 77 mm 131 x 99 x 75 mm
Sony SLT-A55 Sony A55 500 g 674 g 124 x 92 x 85 mm 131 x 99 x 75 mm
Nikon D3300 Nikon D3300 430 g 674 g 124 x 98 x 76 mm 131 x 99 x 75 mm
Sony SLT-A37 Sony A37 506 g 674 g 124 x 92 x 85 mm 131 x 99 x 75 mm
Sony SLT-A33 Sony A33 500 g 674 g 124 x 92 x 85 mm 131 x 99 x 75 mm

Specifications of Sony Alpha DSLR-A350


General
Brand Sony
Model Alpha DSLR-A350
Announced June, 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 Tilting
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.49
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 14 MP
Max Image Resolution 4592 x 3056
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 674 g
Physical Dimensions 131 x 99 x 75 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Compact Flash (Type I or II), Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, UDMA Mode 5, Supports FAT12 / FAT16 / FAT32
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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