Sony Alpha DSLRA350K 14.2MP Digital SLR Camera with Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens
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- Incredible 14.2 MP for ultra-high-resolution detail
- Kit include DT 18-70mm f3.5-5.6 Standard Zoom Lens
- High sensitivity (ISO 3200) with noise reduction
- Tiltable 2.7¿ LCD screen for high/low angle shots
- Super SteadyShot in-camera image stabilization
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||3 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||Tilting|
|Display Resolution Maximum||230,000|
|Display Technology||TFT LCD with Tilting|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||3,200|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||100|
|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||Yes|
|Flash Memory Type||Compact Flash (Type I or II), Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, UDMA Mode 5, Supports FAT12 / FAT16 / FAT32|
|Flash Type||Pop-up flash|
|Flash Type||Built-in Flash, Hot-shoe, Wireless|
|Focus Description||9-point AF with center cross|
|Focus Type||automatic with manual|
|Form Factor||Compact SLR|
|ISO Range||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200|
|Image Aspect Ratio||3:2, 16:9|
|Item Dimensions||3.9 x 2.95 x 5.16 inches|
|Item Display Weight||20 ounces|
|Item Weight||1.49 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Weight||4 ounces|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 year limited|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F/3.5-5.6|
|Maximum Focal Length||70 mm|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||4,592|
|Minimum Focal Length||18 mm|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||30 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||14.2 MP|
|Optical Sensor Size||23.6 x 15.8 mm|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CCD|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CCD|
|Remote Control Description||Wired or wirelss (optional)|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||Charge protection coating on low-pass filter|
|Shipping Weight||3.95 pounds|
|Shooting Modes||Programmed auto (P) with flexible program, Shutter-priority auto (S), Aperture priority auto (A), Manual (M), Auto and 7 scene selection modes|
|Style Name||A350 w/ 18-70mm Lens|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical (pentamirror)|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
Top Customer Reviews
Here's the bottom line ... I worked for Kodak, I've been a serious amateur photographer for decades, I've shot thousands of pictures (hundreds so far with this camera) and it leaves nothing that I can think of to be desired. If you want to spend more bucks on a Nikon or Canon, have fun. But for my money, this little beauty is a clear winner.
The solution? Minolta lenses. I got my camera in the mail this morning and have played with it all day. From the second I unpacked the lens I was disappointed- even before I put it on the camera. It has an extremely cheap and plasticy feel, probably because it is cheap and made of only plastic. I'm actually pretty sure there's not a single piece of glass in the lens (which means, for those of you are new to this, that it sucks). I put it on and sure enough the results were not pretty. Don't run off to Canon's page so quickly, though- remember that this IS a 5 star review.
What makes up for sony's crappy crappy lens is the fact that you can use any Minolta lens from the past 20 years. In anticipation of purchasing this camera I brought 2 Minolta lenses from a garage sale a few weeks ago for a hundred bucks, and when I put them on the camera it was like magic. The autofocus still works in an instant, and the sharpness and color combined with Sony's 14megapixel sensor have left this former film-snob utterly impressed.
So my advice to advanced amateur photographers is to buy this camera. But just the body only. Save the hundred bucks to buy yourself a Minolta lens (or two). I thought I'd throw in the extra hundred bucks with this cam just to have an extra lens for my collection, and it was absolutely not worth it. I don't even know if I'll mount it onto my camera ever again. Seriously- It's a big plastic turd.Read more ›
First, the camera's appearance is very much like that of the Alpha 200, and identical to the Alpha 300. All share the same, comfortable grip that uses a full-size lithium-ion "info" battery, and should feel good in most peoples hands. The tilting LCD screen is added from the A200, and makes it a bit thicker at the back. This thickness doesn't seem to be much of a drawback for handling, but it might make it a bit more ackward for those who wear eyeglasses.
Most of the camera controls are located in easy to use places, although the rear toggle might be too easy to hit (by mistake) for some, the idea is for it to be quickly accessable.
Performance wise, the camera seems to be greatly improved from the older Alpha 100. Image Quality (IQ), both sharpness and color wise, appear to be very good. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to do critical, side-by-side, low-light/high ISO testing, something which is of a possible concern with such a high megapixel CCD sensor. Visually, those images I shot in poor lighting appeared reasonably good, but more serious testing needs to be done.
Autofocusing speed is very decent, especially when the eye-start feature begins the AF process for you. The 9-point AF seems fast and accurate. My only disappointment is that an upgrade camera such as this does not have the "instant" manual focusing ability of the Alpha 100. [This feature allowed you to use the camera in AF. Once the camera focused, it released the gearing, making manual focusing instantly possible to make corrections, without fiddling for an AF/M switch].
Of course, the built-in anti-shake ability is great.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love my camera. This is a blast. So I was hoping that it would work well with my old Minolta Lenses and it does. I have a 35-80 mm lens and a 100-200 mm lens. I am thrilled. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
Old camera that takea outdated memory card and just isn't that useful in today's camera market. For cheaper than this I bought a brand new 2014, 20 megapixel Sony dslr HighbrId... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Bill Buyer
I use this almost on a daily basis for in studio work and photo trips. With a good lens it is a sensational value. Sony cameras are the Photographers dream tool. Read morePublished on April 20, 2014 by Jack Sprat
I bought the Sony A65 when first released. After 2 years and thousands of photos I continue to be impressed & delighted with the photos it produces. Read morePublished on April 8, 2014 by Walt Cherry
Great camera! Very pleased. One problem, did not receive an instruction book for this camera, got another.Could use the correct one. Thanks!Published on March 11, 2014 by John Robert Burns, Jr.
This is my first foray into the DSLR realm. I have been using 35mm and my trusty Minolta Maxxum for years. Read morePublished on January 31, 2014 by Carrie L. Bell
my Sony Alpha A350 worked great for years (about 5) until one day all pictures began being moved and out of focus, this problem was due to the Super Steady Shot Image Stabilization... Read morePublished on August 5, 2013 by Carlos Camaho Perez