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Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 897 reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A300. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the lens and screen are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are mixed comments on the memory and flash.

performance, usability, price, screen, lens

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha DSLR-A300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability and lens. The viewfinder and price also get good feedback, but there are some less positive opinions about the screen and durability.

usability, price, viewfinder, lens, portability

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 user reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the image quality and screen. The performance and usability also get good views, but there are some mixed comments about the flash.

price, usability, performance, screen, image quality

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Alpha A300

 

We take a long-overdue look at this Jessops-exclusive DSLR

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Alpha 450 DSLR camera

 

The Sony Alpha 450 occupies a strange space: it blends something of an entry-level offering with fast frame rate that would catch the eye of an enthusiast. In doing so it can boast that it achieves something that few other affordable DSLRs do, but at...

Fast frame rate is fairly unique on this level of camera, display scales make the effect of setting obvious, battery life

Bulky, noisy, focusing isn't as fast as might want, no video capture in any form

So overall the Sony Alpha 450 is something of a mixed bag. The fast frame rate might appeal to those interested in capturing action, but the biggest problem is likely to be the focusing system, which won't always give you what you want quickly and...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Sony's A3000 mirrorless/dSLR mashup delivers mixed results

 

While it provides excellent photo quality for its low price, the rest is pretty uninspiring.

With an attractive $400 (or less) price, the ; delivers excellent photo quality for the money.

It's slow, with a poor LCD and only slightly better EVF. Plus Sony doesn't include a charger, which may be an issue for some folks.

If you're just looking for better photo quality than a point-and-shoot on a really tight budget, but not better performance, the Sony Alpha A3000 meets that criterion.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Melissa J Perenson (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300 review

 

Like competing compact digital SLRs designed for users stepping up from the point-and-shoot realm, the 10.2Mp Sony Alpha DSLR-A300 has Live View functions - but it enjoys an edge over its rivals in that its flexible Live View LCD works in real time.

The Sony Alpha DSLR-A300's smooth Live View handling makes this model worth consideration for anyone graduating from a point-and-shoot camera. That this model offers advanced features in a fun-to-use, uncomplicated form should only make for more...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Sony Alpha A300 review

 

Dean Hammersley gives his view on the Sony Alpha A300 mid-range DSLR.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Melissa J Perenson (techworld.com)

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300 review

 

The Sony Alpha DSLR-A300's smooth Live View handling makes this model worth consideration for anyone graduating from a point-and-shoot camera.

The Sony Alpha DSLR-A300's smooth Live View handling makes this model worth consideration for anyone graduating from a point-and-shoot camera. That this model offers advanced features in a fun-to-use, uncomplicated form should only make for more...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Alpha A300

 

10.2-megapixel D-SLR with the works.

Best Live View implementation on the market, good image quality, sensor-based stabilisation, intuitive interface

Images come out somewhat soft with default lens, resolution a little lower than some of the competition

While some competing units may be better for more advanced users, Sony's Alpha A300 is a compelling option for first-time SLR buyers with its combination of image quality, features and an intuitive menu.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by (pcworld.com)

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300K Digital SLR Camera

 

The A300K's versatile, real-time live-view LCD eases the transition from point-and-shoot to digital SLR.

Live View" handling is quite impressive ; Very easy to navigate and operate

Noticeable noise at high ISO settings ; Artifacting in high-contrast edges

The Sony Alpha DSLR-A300K's smooth live-view handling makes this model worth consideration for anyone graduating from a point-and-shoot camera. That this model offers advanced features in a fun-to-use, uncomplicated form should only make for more...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Kathleen Cullen (pcworld.com)

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

 

Updated 12/23/08: Like competing compact digital SLRs designed for users stepping up from the point-and-shoot realm, the 10.2-megapixel Sony Alpha DSLR-A300K has live-view functions--but it enjoys an edge over its rivals in that its flexible live-view...

Live View" handling is quite impressive ; Very easy to navigate and operate

Noticeable noise at high ISO settings ; Artifacting in high-contrast edges

Tiltable LCD and real-time, fast live view previews; camera is very well designed, in both ease of use and ergonomics

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Melissa J. Perenson (pcworld.com)

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300 Digital SLR Camera

 

The A300's versatile, real-time Live View LCD eases the transition from point-and-shoot to digital SLR.

"Live View" handling is quite impressive, Very easy to navigate and operate

Noticeable noise at high ISO settings, Artifacting in high-contrast edges

The Sony Alpha DSLR-A300's smooth Live View handling makes this model worth consideration for anyone graduating from a point-and-shoot camera. That this model offers advanced features in a fun-to-use, uncomplicated form should only make for more...

Jun, 2008

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