|Release Date in Hong Kong|
|Model||DSLR-A230L + 18-55mm|
|Compatible memory cards||ms pro,sd,sdhc|
|Display diagonal||6.86 cm (2.7")|
|Display resolution (numeric)||230400 pixels|
|Ports & interfaces|
|Weight & dimensions|
|Camera type||SLR Camera Kit|
|Maximum image resolution||3872 x 2592 pixels|
|Still image resolution(s)||2896 x 1936,3872 x 2176,3872 x 2592|
|Supported aspect ratios||3:2,16:9|
|Auto focusing (AF) modes||continuous auto focus,single auto focus|
|Normal focusing range||1 - 5 m|
|Auto Focus (AF) assist beam||Yes|
|Flash modes||Auto, fill-in, Pre-flash, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization, suppressed|
|Flash recharging time||4 s|
|White balance||Auto, Cloudy, custom modes, daylight, flash, Fluorescent, manual, Shade, Tungsten|
|Scene modes||Night, Night portrait, Portrait, Sports, Sunset, Landscape|
Reviewed on 2010-03-19
User friendly; good value; eye sensor focusing; image-stabilised body, HDMI-out port.
Plasticky feel; blocky design and control layout; uncomfortable handgrip.
Editor's Note: The following article is reprinted from Macworld UK. Visit Macworld U.K.'s blog page for the latest Mac news from across the Atlantic. Currently the lightest-ever Sony single-lens reflex camera at about a pound, the A230 is a little ligh...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-11-01
Built-in IS which works with any lens, Beginner-friendly user interface, One of the cheapest DSLRs around.
More noise than rivals at high ISOs, Slow continuous shooting, No live view or movie mode, Body shape may not be to all tastes.
Sony’s Alpha DSLR-A230 is one the company’s latest entry-level DSLRs. Announced in May 2009, it’s the successor to the Alpha A200, and inherits many features from this earlier model including the same 10.2 Megapixel CCD sensor and built-in image st...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-09-14
The Sony A230 is a new entry-level 10.2 megapixel DSLR camera, replacing the popular A200 model. Intended to be easier to use for people new to SLR photography, the A230 features a smaller and lighter design and enhanced user interface. The A230 reta...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-08-25
Competitive price. Lightweight. Good image quality. Noise is unnoticeable up to and including ISO 1600. Clever interface guides beginners. HDMI port with support for HDMI CEC.
LCD does not support Live View. Kit lens produces soft images at wider apertures. Still image frame rate is a bit sluggish when compared with comparable cameras.
Sonys latest entry-level SLR shooter, the 10.2-megapixel Alpha DSLR-A230 ($549.99 direct, with 18-55mm kit lens) is competitively priced, captures great images, and delivers a solid feature set for the money. You wont get extras like a Live View L...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-07-17
Nice design, Image stabiliser, Dual slot SD/SDHC & MS, Easier GUI (Graphical User Interface), Minimalist design to prevent confusion
No OK button despite being asked to use it, No live view
Sony continue to challenge their rivals with the release of new DSLRs. The Alpha A230 is an entry level model for users moving up from prosumer compacts. As a replacement to the , the A230 sits in line with the , and . All share the same resolution...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-07-16
The Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 has fast autofocus; high magnification viewfinder for its class; dual card slots; relatively simple, straightforward operation; built-in wireless flash and image stabilization; helpful SteadyShot indicator.
Smallish grip; default settings produce suboptimal photos.
A modest update over its predecessor, the , the Alpha DSLR-A230 offers the same essential feature set in a redesigned body with sufficient quality and performance-enhancing firmware tweaks to merit the term "upgrade." And like its predecessor, the res...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-09-01
Sonys Alpha DSLR-A230 is a modest update of the A200, which we reviewed in January 2008. Although this camera was one of three models announced in mid-May, it has taken until mid-September for a review unit to reach us, which is a pity as we were able...Read more >