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The Alpha range of Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras from Sony use cutting edge imaging technology to capture every moment perfectly, and are designed to help you push your passion for photography further than ever before. Although it’s a highly advanced device, the α230 is supremely versatile and extremely easy to use, with clear and intuitive menu displays, one hand operation, and a bright, tilting 2.7" viewfinder. The powerful 10.2 megapixel resolution sensor is complemented by advanced features such as SteadyShot INSIDE to prevent hand shaken images, and an optimised BIONZ processor for enhanced image quality. You can enjoy your images on an HD TV screen using the HDMI output and sync with a BRAVIA™ TV to produce full PhotoTV HD images. All this is contained in a sleek, soft-contoured body which is specifically designed for ease of use.
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Enjoy finer details with 10.2 megapixel resolution
The α230 benefits from a huge 10.2 megapixel resolution, generated by its powerful APS–C CCD sensor, which provides superbly detailed images with rich tones and vibrant colour. These are handled by an optimised BIONZ image processor which reduces noise and enables a faster shooting response to create crisper images. With an ISO rating of 3200, this can produce stunning shots even in low light conditions. The α230 even automatically adjusts the brightness of the LCD screen to help you see your shots clearly in different ambient lighting conditions. This combines with a high contrast, anti–reflective coating to make the screen easily visible even in bright outdoor light.
Enjoy beautiful images and razor-sharp responses
At the heart of the α230 is the fast BIONZ processor, which takes a fraction of a second to handle the huge amount of digital information coming in from its powerful sensor. This ensures that details are reproduced with absolute clarity, and noise is almost completely eliminated. Along with its other image–enhancing technologies, the α230 comes with Smart D–Range Optimiser to help produce natural results from high contrast scenes. With perfect attention to detail, the α230 even shakes its sensor every time you shut down to dislodge any dust particles that could appear in a future picture. This is because dust can enter the body of any SLR camera when you install or exchange its lens. With many of its features working automatically, and the rest so easy to manage, you’ll find superb images are standard when using the α230.
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Keep still images still with SteadyShot INSIDE
The very best shots can be ruined by camera shake when you’re shooting handheld — all the more frustrating if the scene you photographed is unlikely to be repeated. The α230 hugely reduces the likelihood of camera shake with its SteadyShot INSIDE feature, which works with any lens. It uses gyroscopic sensors to deliver 4 step anti–shake correction without the need to add any special optics. You’ll find this a great asset when shooting in atmospheric low–light conditions where using a flash would spoil the mood. It keeps things crisper and clearer when you aren’t using a tripod for macro or high–zoom shots too. You can achieve the shots you want even quicker using the α230’s Scene Selection feature which offers seven types of typical shooting situations, such as Backlit or Portrait, and sets the optimum exposure to get the best results at the touch of a button.
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View your work in stunning HD detail on your HD TV
A major advantage of digital photography is that high quality images can be viewed on a large scale on equally high quality digital screens. If you connect your α230 directly to an HD Ready TV, the new HDMI output allows you to view your shots in spectacular HD on the big screen. If your TV is a BRAVIA™ which supports PhotoTV HD, you’ll be able to experience even more lifelike full HD images, bursting with detail and realistic colours, and use your BRAVIA™ remote control to navigate through them easily.
A full range of accessories
The α230 is compatible with 28 different top quality α–mount lenses made by Carl Zeiss and Sony G Lens. Expand your creative options by choosing from wide–angle, macro, portrait, zoom or telephoto lenses. There is also a full range of other accessories from lighting and power units to stylish carry cases. You have the option of recording on SD card or Memory Stick™ whenever you want.
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