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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Sony Alpha A300 & A350


New D-SLRs offer low prices and excellent image quality

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Sony’s newest D-SLRs, the A350 and A300, offer simple operation, great value and amazing versatility. The A350 features a 14.2-megapixel image sensor and a price under $800; the otherwise identical A300 features a 10.2-megapixel CCD sensor. Like all Sony D-SLRs, both can use a wide range of Sony, Zeiss and Minolta Maxxum lenses.






Specifications

Image Sensor: 14.2-megapixel (effective) CCD (A350); 10.2-megapixel (effective) CCD (A300)
Resolution: 4592 x 3056 pixels (A350); 3872 x 2592 pixels (A300)
Sensor Size: 23.6x15.8mm; 1.5x
AF System: 9-point AF System
Shutter Speeds: 1⁄4000 to 30 sec., X-sync up to 1⁄160 sec.
ISO Settings: 100-3200
Continuous Firing Mode: 3 fps (A300); 2.5 fps (A350); 2 fps in Live View mode
Recording Format: JPEG, RAW, RAW+JPEG
Metering: 40-segment multi-pattern, spot, center-weighted (1200-segment in Live View mode)
Storage Media: CompactFlash; Memory Stick PRO Duo (via adapter)
Dimensions: 5.3x4.0x3.0 inches
Weight: 20.5 ounces
Power Source: NP-FM500H rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Estimated Street Price: $799 (A350); $699 (A300 with 18-70mm zoom lens)

Contact: Sony, (877) 865-SONY, www.sonystyle.com

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