Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Released January, 2008
  • 10 MP
  • APS-C 23.6 x 15.8 mm CCD
  • 2.7" LCD
9 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Alpha DSLR-A300
8.1
D5200
9.8
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Alpha DSLR-A300
n.d.
D5200
n.d.
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Alpha DSLR-A300
10.0
D5200
10.0
continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Alpha DSLR-A300
9.3
D5200
9.2
Reviews from multiple trusted sites

9

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Alpha DSLR-A300
9.0
D5200
9.5

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Alpha DSLR-A300
538 ISO
D5200
1,284 ISO
D3200
1,131 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Alpha DSLR-A300
3 fps
SLT A77 II
12 fps
SLT A65
10 fps

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

Alpha DSLR-A300
22.5 bits
SLT A77 II
24.4 bits
D5200
24.2 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

Alpha DSLR-A300
11.4 ev
D5200
13.9 ev
SLT A77 II
13.4 ev

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Type CCD
Megapixels 10 MP
Resolution 3872 x 2592
Size APS-C
Area 23.6 x 15.8 mm
Crop factor 1.5x
Pixel size 37.2 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO
Codecs
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG

display

Type LCD
Size 2.7"
Resolution 230 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen Yes
Supports live view Yes

shutter

Min 30 s
Max 1/4000 s

performance

Max continuous shooting 3 fps
Continuous shooting 3 fps, JPEG

features

Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR No
Automatic panorama No
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization Sensor shift

video

Video None

focus system

Type Contrast detection

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Pentamirror
Coverage 95%
Magnification 0.74x
Viewfinder size 0.49x

form factor

Size 131 x 99 x 75 mm
Thickness 75 mm
Weight 632 g
Is weather sealed No
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