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Sony Alpha DSLR-A380

alaTest has collected and analyzed 242 reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A380. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and portability. The screen and performance also get good feedback, whereas comments about the memory and color are different. The zoom and video get less positive comments.

usability, performance, screen, portability, image quality

viewfinder, flash, battery, video, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha DSLR-A380 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha DSLR-A380

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A380 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the image quality and lens, but there are some critical views about the price.

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

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Alpha A380 DSLR camera

 

In the new 14.2 effective megapixel A380 digital SLR, topping a new trio of consumer Alpha models also including the A230 and A330, manufacturer Sony is attempting to deliver its most lightweight and portable DSLR to date. Image wise, Sony's A380...

Lightweight, user friendly, intuitive, reliable performance, warm, colour rich images, adjustable LCD, less expensive than immediate rivals

No HD video, hinges for adjusting LCD are stiff, obvious plastic elements of build, kit lens could be sharper, noisier than rivals at higher ISOs

Image wise, Sony’s A380 delivers evenly exposed pictures with naturalistic colours when left on its default settings. There are further pre-optimised Creative Style settings accessible for those who prefer the more vivid look. We weren’t convinced...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony DSLR-A380 review

 

Sony's mid-range DSLR doesn't pack video, but does offer a novice-friendly user interface. Is it an ideal 'My First DSLR'?

Not a particularly exciting camera for existing Sony Alpha users, but DSLR newcomers will appreciate the interface and photo quality

Jul, 2009

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Sony's mid-range DSLR doesn't pack video, but does offer a novice-friendly user interface. Is it an ideal 'My First DSLR'?

Not a particularly exciting camera for existing Sony Alpha users, but DSLR newcomers will appreciate the interface and photo quality

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Ben Baird (techradar.com)

Sony Alpha A380 review

 

Sony's new DSLR takes on recent efforts from Canon and Nikon

Great Live View system ; Easy to use ; Great metering system ; Fantastic image stabilisation

Poor quality at medium-high ISO ; JPEGs look mushy ; Plasticky build

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Alpha A380L review

 

A few welcome touches, but the 14-megapixel resolution does more to damage image quality than improve it compared with the similar A330.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Alpha DSLR-A380L review

 

The A380 is in danger of getting lost in Sony's digital SLR line up, which includes six models at under £1,000. It's very similar to the A330 but has a 14- rather than a 10-megapixel sensor.

A few welcome touches, but the 14-megapixel resolution does more to damage image quality than improve it compared with the similar A330.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Alpha A380 digital SLR camera review

 

Thinking about upgrading from a compact to a digital SLR for the first time, or simply want a relatively lightweight and compact model as a backup? Though Canon and Nikon have long dominated the world of digital SLRs, Sony is fast gaining ground as a...

The Sony Alpha A380 delivers evenly exposed images with natural colours when left on its default settings. There are further pre-optimised Creative Style settings for those who prefer the more vivid look. We weren't convinced, however, that the...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by (digitalslrphoto.com)

Sony Alpha 380 Review

 

£700 entry-level AMATEUR-LEVEL DIGITAL SLR Sony recently announced three entry-level DSLRs, of which the Alpha 380 is the most highly-specified. Boasting a 14.2-megapixel resolution and featuring a swivel-mounted LCD with Quick AF Live View, the...

Colours are nicely saturated and contrast is good, while noise isn't an issue until you reach ISO 800, which is when it really starts to become evident. Overall, the Sony delivers a good performance in all departments, with no major problems of note.

May, 2010

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony DSLR-A380

 

The Sony DSLR-A380 is a fantastic digital camera, small and light with a sleek design this is a professional digital camera that really looks great! The image quality of this little camera is great and allows you to shoot professional age in a point...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Sony Alpha 380

 

Sony introduces 14.2MP consumer DSLR with tilt screen and Live View

Though not an inexpensive option for the first timer, the A380 looks better value when its high resolution is considered, plus the fact that when buying the kit lens it's still £80 cheaper than a D5000 body.

Sep, 2009

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