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Sony DSLR-A230

alaTest has collected and analyzed 579 reviews of Sony DSLR-A230. 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. People really like the image quality and performance. The portability and price also get good feedback. The memory and color get negative opinions, while views about the sensor and zoom are different.

usability, price, portability, performance, image quality

viewfinder, focus, flash, color, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony DSLR-A230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DSLR-A230

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony DSLR-A230 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. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and viewfinder. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. There are some less positive views about the lens.

usability, portability, image quality, viewfinder, screen

lens

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

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DSLR-A230

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Sony DSLR-A230 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. Reviewers really like the performance and reliability. The durability and lens also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the portability. Many are less positive about the usability.

size, lens, durability, reliability, performance

usability

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

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Alpha A230

 

It's one of the cheapest entry-level DSLRs on the market, but is the Sony Alpha A230 good value for money?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Gordon Kelly (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Makes DSLR Brand Change

 

Offers a helpful get out to owners of Konica Minolta equipment.

Apr, 2006

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

Sony Alpha A230 DSLR camera

 

Since it launched its initial Alpha A100 in 2006, Sony has slowly but steadily increased the breadth of its DSLR range, inserting models here and there until there is barely any difference between neighbouring Alpha units - the aim of course being...

Good, sharp results using 18-55mm standard zoom, user friendly, realistic colours, small form factor, large-ish LCD

Plastic feel, blocky design, no Live View, grip too small to hold as comfortably or tightly as we'd have liked

Though it may be the current runt of the Alpha family, the A230 doesn't prove a pig to use, in spite of our grumbles about the too small grip and lack of Live View. With large, well spaced controls - big buttons and chunky mode and command dials - it...

Dec, 2009

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

Sony A230 review

 

As the lightest-ever Sony digital SLR camera at 450g, the A230 is also a little light on features at first glance.

The Sony A230 digital SLR camera may be a fairly unsophisticated model, but that’s not a bad thing given its target market. It’s a good starter option for those on a budget who aren’t already wedded to Canon or Nikon’s lens systems – neither of which...

Mar, 2010

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

Sony Alpha A230 18-55mm kit review

 

A low price for a digital SLR, but the A230 isn't as impressive as its predecessor or its competitors.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony DSLR-A230

 

The Sony DSLR-A230 looks almost identical to the more expensive DSLR-A330, the only real difference between these two cameras are a few new additions that Sony have added to the DSLR-A330. But considering the extra cost of the A330 the DSLR-A230 is...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony DSLR-A230L

 

The high-class Sony DSLR-A230L is a quality camera can produce quality snapshots for your memorable moments. This type of a camera is good in responsiveness when it comes to making an impression of your most memorable moments. The A230L make of a DSLR,...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Anthony Dhanendran (talktalk.co.uk)

Sony Alpha A230

 

Entry-level camera with higher-level features The A230 is the cheapest and lightest digital SLR camera in Sony’s Alpha range. It costs just under £460 and weighs 450g, including the 18-55mm ...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Sony Alpha 230

 

With its sleek new look, is the latest entry-level Sony a tempting offering?

Price, decent noise performance and metering, stylish look

Poor handling and questionable auto white balance

Underneath the veneer, very little has changed from the old model but that is not necessarily a bad thing, as this still offers a very competitive performance, and currently a cheaper price than its competitors once you take into account the kit lens. ...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : WDC Team (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Sony Alpha a230 review

 

Sony A230 has a sleek new look, but is the latest entry-level Sony a tempting offering? The What Digital Camera review of the A230investigates...

Price, decent noise performance and metering, stylish look

Poor handling and questionable auto white balance

Oct, 2009

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