Sony Alpha 200

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Sony α 200
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Type Digital single-lens reflex camera
Lens interchangeable, Sony α / Konica Minolta A mount

23.6 mm × 15.8 mm, 10.2 effective megapixels CCD, 1.5 × FOV crop

CCD used in SONY Alpha 200 ICX493AQA 10.14(Gross 10.75) Mpixels APS-C 1.8" (23.98 x 16.41mm) sensor size
Maximum resolution 3872 × 2592 pixels
ASA/ISO range Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Storage CompactFlash I/II, Memory Stick PRO (with adapter), Memory Stick PRO Duo (with adapter)
Focus modes manual focus point selection, Spot AF, Continuous AF and AF Lock
Focus areas 9-points center cross-hair sensor
Exposure modes Full Manual, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, ±2.0 EV, 1/3 EV Steps Exposure Compensation, 3 frames bracketing
Exposure metering 40-segment honeycomb sensing system provides multi-pattern measuring
Metering modes Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Flash Manual Pop-up: Auto, Fill-flash, Rear flash sync, Wireless off camera flash (with Flash HVL-F56AM, F36AM), GN12 at ISO 100 (39 feet/ 12 meters)
Shutter electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane Shutter
Shutter speed range 30 – 1/4000 sec, with Bulb, 1/160 sec X-sync
Continuous shooting 3 Frames Per Second, unlimited JPEG, up to 6 RAW, up to 3 JPEG+RAW
Viewfinder 0.83x magnification, 95% frame coverage, Pentamirror, Spherical Acute Matte screen, 17.6mm eye relief, diopter adjustment
Image Processing
Custom WB Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, flash, color temperature, custom
WB bracketing 3 frames
Rear LCD monitor 230k dots, 2.7-inch TFT LCD
Battery 7.2 V, 1600 mAh ~750 Shots
Weight 545 g (19.2 oz)
Made in Japan

Sony α 200 (DSLR-A200) is the third model of Sony α digital cameras. The model offers a slight upgrade from the Sony α 100 at a lower price. It first shipped in February 2008.

It was officially succeeded by the Sony α 230, however the α 230 seems to be targeted towards a more entry-level market as the α 230 is much lighter, also several features have been removed and direct buttons to several options have been replaced with on-screen menus. Many Alpha enthusiasts believe that the true replacement for the α 200 is the α 450 as it is more similar in size and weight, features and target market.

Major changes from the α 100[edit]

Some of the major changes from the previous A100 model are:

  • LCD monitor upgrade from 2.5-inch to 2.7-inch, but same effective pixels
  • X-sync (With Super Steady Shot On) from 1/125s to 1/160s
  • More Recording Formats (16:9 selectable)
  • New vertical grip VG-B30AM
  • Higher ISO Sensitivity from 1600 to 3200
  • Improved: Noise Handling
  • Improved: AF Algorithm
  • Changed: Button Layout - Second Function wheel has been replaced
  • Removed: 2s Mirror Lockup
  • Removed: Depth of Field preview Button
  • Removed: Included MemoryStick to CF adapter (was included with Alpha 100)
  • Removed: Flash/Hot Shoe cover

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