Sony has followed up the announcement of its A200 model earlier in the month by adding two further models to its Alpha range of DSLRs.

Sony Adds A300 And A350 To Alpha DSLR Line

Sony has followed up the announcement of its A200 model earlier in the month by adding two further models to its Alpha range of DSLRs.

The A300 and A350 bring Sony?s current DSLR count to five, and see the company introducing live view functionality for the first time on their models.

Both models sport a tiltable 2.7in LCD screen, as well as the Super SteadyShot image stabilisation and anti-dust technology seen on previous models. The live view on both models, meanwhile, has been complemented by a ?Quick AF? function, which allows the user to ?frame photos on the camera?s LCD without sacrificing auto-focusing speed common to other live-view systems?, according to Sony.

The A300 features a 10.2MP CCD sensor, with the A350 shoehorning in 14.2MP on the same sized sensor. Both models utilise Sony?s Clear Photo technology, claiming to ease ?framing scenes from high or low positions, which are difficult to reach when using an eye-level viewfinder?, and a BIONZ imaging processor.

Other differences between the two models are slight, including the continuous shooting rates, with the A300 shooting up to 3fps and the A350 offering 2fps.

Phil Lubell, director of marketing for digital cameras at Sony Electronics, said: ?Mainstream users stepping up to DSLRs are looking for a similar experience to their point and shoot cameras, but without compromise in speed or performance. Quick AF Live View gives these new models a familiar shooting style without compromising speed ? ideal for the growing market of first-time SLR users.?

The models will be available from April, with the A300 in a kit option and the A350 in body-only and kit options. The latter will include Sony?s DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 standard zoom lens.

UK prices are yet to be made available. For more information visit www.sony.co.uk

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