Sony Alpha a100 review


It’s always exciting to see the very first camera from a new (to this market) company. Sony’s reputation in consumer electronics whipped up a lot of hype in this camera, some of which is deserved, but generally overblown.

Yes, this is a lovely camera, and boasts more pixels per pound than anyone else. That will change by the end of 2008 though, and the same chip in another model may be more interesting. Sony has played it a little too safe by essentially relaunching the Dynax 5D with a new chip and some extra features. Maybe when it has time to stamp its own design ethos onto SLRs we’ll see something more impressive. A good start with more than reasonable results, though.

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Price as reviewed



Design 17/20
Image Quality 17/20
Performance 17/20
Value 17/20
Features 19/20
Overall Score 87%