Sony Alpha 300 and Alpha 350 DSLR Cameras announced

Sony Alpha 300 and Alpha 350 DSLR Cameras

It’s the camera launch period once again. Sony has introduced two new DSLR cameras- the Alpha 300 and the Alpha 350. These two cameras were announced at PMA 2008.

The Sony Alpha 300 DSLR is a 10.2 mega pixel camera which is powered by Sony’s Bionz image-processing engine.

Features of the Sony Alpha 300 DSLR camera series:

  • ISO 3200
  • Sensor-shifting image stabilizer
  • Tilting 2.7-inch LCD display
  • Pop-up flash
  • Two levels of anti-dust protection for the CCD
  • More importantly, Sony claims that the Alpha 300 series of DSLR cameras feature a screen that never blinks off in burst mode.

    This camera comes in two models, the Alpha 300K and the Alpha 300X, the first of which is the entry level version of the camera that comes with a SAL-1870 DT 18-70mm (27-105 35mm eq) f3.5 zoom lens. It will cost $799. The Alpha 300X DSLR camera comes with two lenses, the SAL-1870 and the SAL-55200 DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 Telephoto Zoom Lens.

    The second camera unveiled by Sony is the Alpha 350, which happens to be the advanced version of the Alpha 300 DSLR camera. Thus, it includes most of the features of the Alpha 300. The only feature that seems to be different in the Alpha 350 is that it is a 14.2 mega pixel camera.

    This camera too comes in two versions- the body-only version of the Alpha 350 will be available in the US market for $799, while the Alpha 350K version which comes with a SAL-1870 zoom lens costs $899. The Alpha 350X DSLR version includes SAL-1870 and the SAL-55200 telephoto zoom lenses. It will ship from March 2008.