Sony Alpha a350 review
Review Date : Thu, 1 May 2008
Author : Matt Galowczynski
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.