Sony Alpha a350 review

Review Date : Thu, 1 May 2008

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Sony Alpha DSLR A350
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The 14-megapixel Sony Alpha A350 is a mid-range enthusiasts digital SLR that offers an innovative new approach to live view with the aid of a tilting LCD rear screen.

Pros: Fantastic live view system with fast AF, good shadow detail maintained, easy operation
Cons: Larger buffer/faster processor would be nice, small grip, JPEG processing, small viewfinder

 If its recent releases are anything to go by, Sony's DSLR future could indeed prove to be a fruitful one. Following the successful release of the enthusiast A700 and the entry-level A200, Sony has gifted us with the A350 which, as its name suggest, sits in the middle of the two aforementioned models.

On paper, the A350 is a very interesting proposition. Its 14.2MP resolution and articulated LCD screen are both firsts for Sony, however its crowning glory is in its live view functionality. Sony may have waited a while to implement live view within the Alpha range, but it seems this time was spent wisely, resulting in arguably the finest live-view system currently available on a DSLR.

 

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Price as reviewed

£500.00

Scores

WDC-goldaward
Scores
Design 18/20
Image Quality 18/20
Performance 18/20
Value 18/20
Features 18/20
Overall Score 90%