At A Glance

Tiltable LCD and real-time, fast live view previews; camera is very well designed, in both ease of use and ergonomics

Manufacturer’s Description

Sony alpha DSLR-A300: the camera that links you and your subject. For first-time DSLR users, Sony 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 features make DSLR model an excellent choice for your favorite new hobby.

The Specs

Battery Information
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 2.70 "
Effective Camera Resolution 10.2 Megapixels
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/4000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 30 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number DSLR-A300K
UPC Code 4905524458794
Brand Name Sony
Product Name alpha DSLR-A300 Digital SLR Camera
Marketing Information

Sony alpha DSLR-A300: the camera that links you and your subject. For first-time DSLR users, Sony 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 features make DSLR model an excellent choice for your favorite new hobby.

Product Model DSLR-A300
Product Type Digital SLR Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 3872 x 2592
Lens
Optical Zoom 3.9 x
Aperture Range f/3.5 to 5.6
Autofocus Points 9
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Memory
Memory Card Supported CompactFlash (CF) Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • alpha DSLR-A300 Digital SLR Camera
  • DT 18-70mm f3.5 Zoom lens (27 - 105 35mm eq)
  • NP-FM500H rechargeable battery
  • BC-VM10 battery charger
  • Video and USB cables
  • Shoulder strap with eyepiece cap and Remote Commander clip
  • Body cap
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Physical Characteristics
    Camera Assembly Body with Lens Kit
    Height 4.0"
    Width 5.3"
    Depth 3.0"
    Weight (Approximate) 20.48 oz
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type SLR
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year

    Performance

    Performance (New)
    Exposure Very Good
    Color Good
    Sharpness Good
    Distortion Good
    Performance
    Image Quality, Distortion--Noise 67.0
    Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 63.9
    Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 51.4
    Number of Shots 500.0
    Battery Life (minutes) 273.5
    Image Quality Score Very Good
    Image Quality, Distortion 63.0
    Image Quality, Distortion--Sharp Interpolation 61.8
    Image Quality, Exposure 55.2
    Image Quality, Sharpness 44.3
    Number of Batteries 1
    Image Quality, Color--Auto 53.3
    Image Quality, Overall 56.0
    Image Quality, Color--Adjusted 59.5
    Image Quality, Color 56.4
    Image Quality, Distortion--Noise Reduction 57.4