Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A300 camera combines superb 10.2 MP quality, a high quality DT 18-70mm f3.5-5.6 standard zoom lens and Live Preview in a large tilting 2.7" LCD monitor for point-and-shoot simplicity. You'll have super-quick AF response, 3 fps continuous shooting while you see your subject in the viewfinder and high sensitivity (ISO 3200) for great low-light shots.
What's more, you get simple controls, Creative Style settings and in-camera Super SteadyShot image stabilization that work with every Sony, Carl Zeiss and legacy Minolta a-mount lens. Stamina power for up to 740 shots, Auto Pop-up Flash and many more other features.
Reviewed by 4 customers
Good starter camera. Love Sony's battery indicator.
May take a week to learn all the controls and what they. Live view helps to see the effects as you change the controls. This is very nice feature.
This camera is so easy, heck my wife can even take great picturs!
I have worked with many digital cameras and the A300 sets the standard for ease of use in a DSLR. Controls are well situated, logical and readily available. Having a feature is important, but making the feature accessible and easy to use is key. This is a feature rich camera offering great control and stunning results. Most of all, in those off-eye level situations, the live action, 2.7-inch movable display is a huge asset. Creative shots become a cake walk. Above-the-crowd, ground level - no problems. White balance adjustments (preset and configurable) are excellent. Lens quality is also exceptional. The standard 18 - 70 (27 - 105mm 35mm equivalent) does a great job. The 55 - 200 is also a strong performer.