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.

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Sony Alpha a350

Overall score:90%
Image Quality:90%


  • Fantastic live view system with fast AF, good shadow detail maintained, easy operation


  • Larger buffer/faster processor would be nice, small grip, JPEG processing, small viewfinder


Sony Alpha a350 Review


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Despite a few shortcomings, the autofocus-enabled live view is the best we?ve encountered and is exactly what compact owners looking to upgrade to a DSLR have been waiting for. We would even say that Sony has set a benchmark for how live view systems should operate, and we look forward to seeing further refinements of the system in future models. Image quality is generally high, and if you take advantage of the A350’s live view function, you?ve got one cracking camera.


DoF Prview:No
Built-in Flash:Yes, GN 12m@ISO100
Max Flash Sync:1/160sec
PC Socket:No
Cable Release:Optional
AF Points:Nine
Colour Temp Control:Yes
White Balance Bracket:Hi/Lo
Exposure Comp:±2EV in 0.3-stop increments
Colour Space:Adobe RGB, sRGB
Shutter Type:Electronically controlled, vertical traverse, focal-plane type
Focusing Modes:Single AF, Auto AF, Continuous AF
Dust Reduction:Yes
Built-in Image Stabilisation:Yes
Weight:582g without battery
Live Mode:Yes
Viewfinder Type:Eye-level, pentamirror
Power:NP-FM500H InfoLithium battery
Connectivity:USB 2.0
Field of View:95%
Memory Card:CF (MS via optional adaptor)
White Balance:Auto, 6 adjustable presets, custom
Drive Mode:Single, continuous, self-timer (2sec, 10sec), single bracket, cont bracket
Metering System:40-zone honeycomb-pattern, centre weighted, spot
Compression:Three-stage JPEG
Exposure Modes:Auto, Auto Flash off, PASM, 6 scene
File Format:Raw, JPEG, Raw+JPEG
Shutter Speeds:1/4000-30sec, Bulb
Lens Mount:Alpha
Focal Length Mag:1.5x
LCD:2.7in TFT LCD, 230,400dots
Sensor:CCD with RGB colour filter, 23.6 x 15.8mm, 14.9MP total/14.2MP eff
Output Size:CCD with RGB colour filter, 23.6 x 15.8mm, 14.9MP total/14.2MP eff
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Design And Performance
  4. 4. Image Quality And Value
  5. 5. Verdict
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