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Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM review: specs and price

Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Why is Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM better than the average?

  • Sensor size
    23.5 x 15.7mmvs158.3mm
  • Fastest shutter speed
    1/4000svs1/2816s
  • Color depth
    22.3bitsvs22.17bits
  • Volume
    838.08cm³vs9397.54cm³
  • Exposure time
    30svs26.69s
  • Minimum focal length
    18mmvs26.12mm
  • Maximum angle of view
    76°vs67.57°
  • Minimum focus distance
    0.25mvs0.32m

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Design

1.weight

490g

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65.5g

2.pixel density

262ppi

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2160ppi

3.has an optical viewfinder
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An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.

4. higher resolution (screen)

230k dots

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

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1040000k dots

5.resolution

588 x 392px

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5184 x 3888px

6.Has a built-in focus motor
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The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

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Optics

1.megapixels

10.2MP

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108MP

2.sensor size

23.5 x 15.7mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

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81.2 x 25.4mm

3.focus points

9

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

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Canon EOS R

5655

4.continuous shooting at high resolution

2.5fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

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60fps

5.maximum light sensitivity

3200 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

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1640000 ISO

6.fastest shutter speed

1/4000s

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

1/32000s

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Videography

1.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

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Audio

1.number of microphones

0

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

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Canon EOS 200D

2

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Battery

1. longer battery life

230shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

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4400shots

2.battery power

1180mAh

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4360mAh

3.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

4.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.image quality

63

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

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100

2.color depth

22.3bits

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

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42bits

3.dynamic range

11.4Evs

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.

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Nikon D810A

14.8Evs

4.can be controlled remotely
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A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

5.has an external memory slot
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The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

6.has a HDMI output
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Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

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Miscellaneous

1.maximum angle of view

76° (Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6)

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

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84°

2.Has focus motor
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Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

3.minimum focus distance

0.25m (Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6)

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

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Samsung NX Mini + NX-M 9mm f/3.5

0.11m

4.aperture blades

7 (Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6)

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

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Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

9

5.Is a normal lens
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A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.

6.Has rounded aperture blades
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Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

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