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Testseek.com have collected 74 expert reviews of the Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 and the average rating is 82%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Sony Alpha DSLR-A350.
Award: Recommended April 2008
April 2008


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The editors liked

  • Good detail at lowest sensitivities
  • Competitive with best in class
  • Reliable metering
  • JPEG output makes good use of the sensors dynamic range
  • Most seamless live view system of current DSLRs
  • Probably the easiest DSLR to use for a compact camera user
  • S...
  • Most integrated
  • Best performing live view system on the market
  • Superior flash metering means better flash shots
  • Articulating LCD a nice touch
  • Long list of picture styles
  • Processing controls
  • Great image quality in nearly all environments. Tilting LCD. Innovative Live View system. In-camera mechanical image stabilization. Fast autofocus. Handy function button provides easy access to settings.
  • Tilting
  • Live view LCD
  • Excellent optional vertical grip
  • Built-in anti-shake - works with any lens
  • No-fuss Live View with quick AF
  • Tilting monitor
  • InfoLithium battery gives accurate feedback.
  • Sensor-shift image stabilization
  • Useful Live View implementation with flip-up LCD.
  • Fine 14MP images
  • At last! Live View that makes sense
  • Loaded with features
  • Articulated LCD screen allows more comfortable shooting from above or below
  • Live View mode doesnt affect AF speed at all
  • Good body size
  • Solid feel
  • Easy to learn and use
  • Great grip
  • No-nonsense design
  • 14.2-megapixel sensor
  • Function button makes ...
  • Very good photo quality at lower ISO settings or in RAW mode
  • Well built
  • Easytohold body
  • Sensorshift image stabilization reduces blur on most legacy Minolta and all Sony lenses
  • Best live view system on the market on a tilting 2.7"
  • LCD
  • Focuses ...
  • Solid
  • Reassuringly weighty build given its plastic look and feel
  • Fast in operation and more user friendly than expected
  • A helpful array of features not usually found on a digital SLR
  • Never mind in this price bracket
  • Tilting screen coupled with Liv...
  • Excellent specification for price
  • Great image quality
  • Super Steady Shot
  • Anti Dust system
  • Eye Start
  • D-Range Optimiser
  • Ergonomics.
  • Fantastic live view system with fast AF
  • Good shadow detail maintained
  • Easy operation

The editors didn't like

  • Soft JPEGs with poor low-contrast detail
  • Smallest viewfinder to appear on an APS-C DSLR
  • Screen obstructs use of viewfinder
  • Image quality suffers above ISO 400 (from both noise and excessive noise reduction)
  • Long exposure noise reduction turns hot pixe...
  • Noise performance is middle of the pack
  • White balance a bit of a mess
  • Build quality feels unremarkable
  • Tiny
  • Dark optical viewfinder
  • Slightly overexposed flash. Cropping occurs when framing via Live View. Too few quick-access buttons. Similar model available for $200 less.
  • Slow continuous shooting
  • Awkward menus NillSlightMODERATEPalpableExtreme
  • Relatively small optical viewfinder
  • Modest 2.5fps continuous shooting
  • Live View not 100% accurate
  • Anti-dust system not effective in our tests.
  • Kit lens could be better
  • Mixed performance
  • Small viewfinder
  • Interface annoyances.
  • Could be faster (fps) especially in Live View
  • Noticeable noise above 800 ISO
  • Forget the kit lens
  • Smaller optical viewfinder than A200
  • Kit lens is slightly soft in the corners
  • Advanced DRO slows camera down when shooting rapidly
  • Pop-up flash doesnt go very high
  • Infrared sensor activates AF system when you dont want it to
  • Like when youre jus...
  • Photos are on the soft side
  • With heavy noise reduction above ISO 200 (in low light) and ISO 800 (in normal light)
  • Shooting in RAW improves things noticeably
  • Tends to underexpose
  • Sluggish low light focusing
  • Live view issues
  • Only shows 90% of the f...
  • Plasticky build
  • Kit lens not of highest quality
  • LCD cannot be swiveled back into the body (for protection)
  • “Fn” function button replaces hard buttons for some controls
  • No direct manual focus control
  • Spot metering via menu selection only.
  • Larger buffer/faster processor would be nice
  • Small grip
  • JPEG processing

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  Published: 2008-11-25, review by: electronicsme.com

  • Whether you print off your photos at home or send them to the developer, one thing is certain, with the Sony DSLR A350, they will always come out looking great. There are over 24 lenses available, phenomenal battery life, USB transfer speed is very fas...

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88%
 
  Published: 2008-10-17, review by: digitalcamerareview.com

  • Most integrated, best performing live view system on the market, Superior flash metering means better flash shots, Articulating LCD a nice touch, Long list of picture styles, processing controls,
  • Noise performance is middle of the pack, White balance a bit of a mess, Build quality feels unremarkable, Tiny, dark optical viewfinder,
  • The Alpha A200 was a solid performer, but at the end of the day what it really had going for it was one key spec: a fantastic price point for its level of specification. With street prices for the A350 all in the $800 range, the value equation changes ...

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  Published: 2008-10-02, review by: photographyreview.com

  • Abstract:  The Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 gives a new identity to the fledgling Alpha line with an industry-leading, auto-focusing, tiltable Live View display. Other user-friendly features include built-in image stabilization and dynamic range optimization (DRO), makin...

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  Published: 2008-07-12, review by: shutterbug.com

  • Abstract:  Final AssessmentAll of the new Alpha cameras are fast, easy to operate, and capable of generating beautiful images. Any of this trio would be a fine choice for first time D-SLR buyers and for many photo enthusiasts. The A300 and A350 provide Live View...

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  Published: 2008-06-26, review by: v3.co.uk

  • Solid, reassuringly weighty build given its plastic look and feel; fast in operation and more user friendly than expected; a helpful array of features not usually found on a digital SLR, never mind in this price bracket; tilting screen coupled with Liv...
  • Plasticky build; kit lens not of highest quality
  • Verdict Good points: Solid, reassuringly weighty build given its plastic look and feel; fast in operation and more user friendly than expected; a helpful array of features not usually found on a digital SLR, never mind in this price bracket; tilting sc...

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Score
80%
 
  Published: 2008-06-24, review by: photographyblog.com

  • Sony have certainly hit the ground running in 2008, with three new digital SLR cameras that really deserve to threaten the Canon / Nikon status quo. The A200 model that we reviewed a couple of months ago was a snappy, easy-to-use, entry-level DSLR tha...

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  Published: 2008-06-24, review by: steves-digicams.com

  • Abstract:  Sony has brought Live View shooting to their digital SLR camera line with the release of a 14.2-megapixel (alpha) DSLR-A350 camera and 10.2-megapixel (alpha) DSLR-A300 model. Both cameras feature a wealth of new "cool" technologies, which will help mak...

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  Published: 2008-06-13, review by: pcmag.com

  • Great image quality in nearly all environments. Tilting LCD. Innovative Live View system. In-camera mechanical image stabilization. Fast autofocus. Handy function button provides easy access to settings.
  • Slightly overexposed flash. Cropping occurs when framing via Live View. Too few quick-access buttons. Similar model available for $200 less.
  • With some handy innovative features, the A350 is an easy-to-use, entry-level D-SLR that takes great pictures....

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70%
 
  Published: 2008-06-10, Author: Cliff Smith , review by: trustedreviews.com

  • Abstract:  Sonys campaign to cut itself a bigger share of the lucrative digital SLR market continues to gather pace. We reviewed the flagship , a 12-megapixel professional model in November of last year, and in February we took a look at the , the 10-megap...

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  Published: 2008-06-06, review by: dpreview.com

  • Good detail at lowest sensitivities, competitive with best in class, Reliable metering, JPEG output makes good use of the sensors dynamic range, Most seamless live view system of current DSLRs, Probably the easiest DSLR to use for a compact camera user, S...
  • Soft JPEGs with poor low-contrast detail, Smallest viewfinder to appear on an APS-C DSLR, Screen obstructs use of viewfinder, Image quality suffers above ISO 400 (from both noise and excessive noise reduction), Long exposure noise reduction turns hot pixe...
  • Both the greatest compliment and greatest criticism you can level at the Alpha 350 is that its probably the most compact-camera-like DSLR weve ever reviewed. The secondary-sensor live view system is interesting: most modern DSLR designs are saddled ...

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