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Alpha DSLR-A230L 10.2 MP Digital SLR Kit with 18-55mm Lens
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A230L 10.2 MP Digital SLR Kit with 18-55mm Lens

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty

Capture your precious moments with improved clarity and reduced blur with the Sony a DSLR-A230L digital SLR camera. Brimming with features, the a A230 combines high-resolution 10.2 MP, simple operation, high sensitivity (ISO 3200), and advanced noise reduction. Plus, Eye-Start Autofocus and pop-up flash help you shoot faster while SteadyShot INSIDE in-camera image stabilization works with virtually every lens. In addition to the on-screen Help Guide and convenient Creative style settings, the a A230L has a bright 2.7" LCD and comes with an 18-55mm standard zoom lens.

Key Features:

  • Why a DSLR?
    If you want to take your pictures from snapshots to memorable images, then let a Sony a DSLR put better pictures at your fingertips. A DSLR's responsiveness, versatility and image quality helps capture those moments that other cameras often miss. The A230 makes shooting with a DSLR easy and fun with its compact and lightweight design, intuitive controls and flexible system options
  • Easy shooting mode selection
    It's never been easier to capture the perfect shot. The mode dial on top of the a A230 offers instant access to 6 Scene Selection modes, each with a user-friendly Help Guide and example photo. You can even customize the user interface and choose from four background colors
  • Significantly reduced camera shake
    Equipped with SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization, this a DSLR camera compensates for shaky hands so you can capture crisp, sharp images at shutter speeds 2.5-3.5 steps slower than would otherwise be possible without using a flash1 or tripod. It also works together with an anti-static coating on the low-pass filter to help keep the image sensor clean
  • Improve your skills as you shoot
    A unique new Graphic Display helps you hone your photographic skills by making it much easier to understand how aperture and shutter speed adjustments will affect your results
  • Perfection at every click
    Shoot in rich detail and true-to-life color. Featuring large, APS-C type CCD sensors, image detail is truly amazing. Plus, the high-speed BIONZ image processing engine delivers enhanced color reproduction, rich tonal graduation and remarkable clarity
  • Optimal exposure in any virtually light
    Adopted from our top-of-the-line a A900, the a A230 features an advanced D-Range Optimizer that helps you take beautiful photos in difficult lighting conditions. Choose from Standard mode, which optimizes exposure for the scene overall, or Advanced mode, which can be used to bring out rich shadow and highlight detail
  • Unleash your creativity
    Take your photography to the next level with a lenses and flashes. Make your subject the star with a portrait lens, use a macro lens to gain entry into another dimension, or get beautifully balanced, well-lit photos with an external flash
  • View your photos in high definition
    Equipped with HDMI output, you can easily share your pictures on an ever-expanding universe of compatible Sony products, including your BRAVIA HDTV. Simply connect the a A230 to your compatible BRAVIA and the TV automatically switches to Photo mode to provide beautiful Full HD playback of the images stored in the camera. HDMI cable sold separately


  • SteadyShot INSIDE in-camera image stabilization
    SteadyShot INSIDE DSLR-A200: more features, less blur. For family photographers who want greater quality and creativity, the Sony a; (alpha) DSLR-A200 combines high-resolution 10.2 MP, simple operation, high sensitivity (ISO 3200), advanced noise reduction and convenient Creative Style settings. SteadyShot INSIDE in-camera image stabilization works with every lens, including Sony zoom, advanced Sony G-Series, pro-quality Carl Zeiss lens designs and Minolta +/--mount lenses. Stamina power provides up to 750 shots2 on a fully charged InfoLITHIUM battery. Eye-Start Autofocus and pop-up flash help you shoot faster -- and a bright 2.7"1 LCD screen displays index and high-resolution thumbnail images. in-camera image stabilization is built directly into the camera body, so every a-mount lens benefits from the ability to minimize blur due to camera shake
  • 10.2 megapixel resolution for ultra-fine detail
    A 10.2 megapixel APS-size CCD image sensor captures your images in stunning detail, giving you the freedom to make large prints and tight crops without sacrificing quality
  • Smallest, lightest a series body
    The a230 features the smallest and lightest body of any Sony a (alpha) series camera for improved portability, as well as an intuitive button layout that allows for easy single-handed operation
  • Integrated on-screen Help Guide and Graphic Display
    An integrated on-screen Help Guide and Graphic Display help take the complexity out of DSLR photography. The Help Guide offers clear, concise explanations of various modes and settings, while the Graphic Display helps you understand the relationship between aperture and shutter speed, as well as the effect each has on photographic results
  • HDMI terminal with BRAVIA Sync compatibility
    An HDMI terminal gives you the option of connecting your camera to a compatible HDTV and playing back your images in stunning high definition quality (HDMI cable required, sold separately). In addition, BRAVIA Sync works with compatible Sony BRAVIA HDTVs to let you control camera playback using the television?s remote (HDMI cable and BRAVIA Sync capable HDTV required, sold separately)
  • 2.7 inch (diag.) Clear Photo LCD Plus display
    Review your images and monitor camera settings on the large 2.7 inch (diag.) Clear Photo LCD Plus display, which provides sharp, clear viewing, even in outdoor environments
  • High sensitivity (ISO 3200) for superior noise reduction
    A broad sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 3200 enables you to capture beautiful color images even in very dim light -- High ISO Noise Reduction technology reduces picture noise artifacts at high-sensitivity ISO 1600 and ISO 3200 settings by eliminating noise from RAW data after analog-to-digital conversion
  • Eye-Start Autofocus
    Eye-Start Autofocus System begins precision autofocus adjustments the moment you raise the camera to your eye, so the camera is ready to catch the perfect moment
  • 9-Point AF Sensor
    9-Point Center Cross AF Sensor uses with improved focus control to help bring images into sharp definition more quickly, and predictive focus control automatically calculates the position of fast-moving subjects
  • Up to 2.5 fps continuous shooting
    Continuous Shooting lets you shoot at up to 2.5 fps (frames per second) while viewing your subject through the optical viewfinder so you never lose track of the action
  • Creative Style settings
    Creative Style settings give you control over how the camera processes your images. Choose from 8 finishing styles, including Standard, Vivid, Potrait, Landscape, Night View, Sunset, B&W, and Adobe RGB, and fine tune them to your personal taste with the ability to adjust contrast, saturation, and sharpness settings
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer
    Dynamic Range Optimizer provides two levels - Standard/Plus to improve results with backlit subjects and recover details hidden in shadows or lost in glare. Normal DRO improves detail using standard gamma curves for fast shot-to-shot response time, while Advanced DRO adjusts dynamic range area-by-area for greater accuracy
  • Built-in Pop-Up Flash
    The Auto Pop-Up Flash automatically pops up and fires as needed when the camera is set to certain scene selection modes, helping first-time DSLR photographers shoot more effectively. In addition, the a230 features an integrated hot shoe, which lets you expand your lighting options with a range of accessory flashes (sold separately)
  • Anti-Dust Technology
    Anti-Dust Technology helps keep the CCD imager clean, resulting in consistently better pictures, by utilizing a static-free anti-dust coating on the CCD filter, as well as an anti-dust vibration that automatically shakes the CCD to help dislodge dust each time the camera is shut off
  • Stamina Battery power
    Stamina Battery power allows you to take up to 510 shots2 on a fully charged NP-FM50 InfoLITHIUM battery when using the optical viewfinder mode, and you?ll be able to see how much power remains in percentage increments, so you can keep shooting in confidence
  • BIONZ image processor
    The advanced BIONZ image processor uses hardware-based Large Scale Integrated (LSI) circuitry to enhance images with rich tonal reproduction, reduced noise, and improved white balance and exposure control, for clear, sharp photos even at high sensitivity settings
  • PhotoTV HD compatibility
    PhotoTV HD compatibility lets you automatically create high-resolution thumbnails optimized for viewing on a compatible Sony BRAVIA HDTV
  • Index and Slide Show Display
    Index and Slide Show Display enable you to quickly review your photos using 4, 9 or 25-frame index views, or as an automatic slide show with fade-in/fade-out effect
  • Function Guide Display
    Function Guide Display provides intuitive and easy to use on-screen menus that can be activated and operated with one hand using the Fn (Function) button and controller button to adjust Flash mode, Autofocus mode, White Balance, Metering mode, AF area and D-Range Optimizer
  • Dual slot Compatiblity for Memory Stick and SD media
    Compatible with high-capacity Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and SD/SDHC media (sold separately) for convenient storage and sharing of your images
  • Included SAL1855 18-55mm standard zoom lens
    The a230 comes with a SAL1855 DT 18-55mm standard zoom kit lens. This newly developed lens employs a Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) to deliver smooth and silent autofocus operation, and offers a flexible focal range that allows you to capture everything from wide angle to midrange telephoto shots with ease



  • Anti-dust function: Charge protection coating on low pass filter and image-sensor shift mechanism
  • BRAVIA Sync: Yes, via HDMI with compatible BRAVIA HDTV
  • Color Mode(s): Display color (Black, White, Brown, Pink)
  • Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Night view, Sunset, B/W Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness
  • Scene Mode(s): Scene selection (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Sunset, Night portrait/Night view)
  • User Interface: "Easy-to-understand Graphic Display and on-screen Help Guide User-friendly function menu"


  • Diopter Adjustment: -2.5 - +1.0m-1
  • Eye relief: Approx. 16.5 mm from the eyepiece / 10.9 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 diopter
  • Field of View: 95 Percent
  • Focusing Screen: Spherical Acute Matte Screen
  • Magnification: 0.83x (with 50mm lens at infinity)
  • Type: Fixed eye-level, penta-Dach-mirror


  • Battery Type: NP-FH50
  • Number of Shots: Approx. 510 images with viewfinder, approx. 230 images in live view mode (CIPA standard)


  • Camera Type: Sony a Digital SLR camera with built-in flash and inter-changeable lenses
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters
  • Effective Picture Resolution: Approx. 10.2 megapixels
  • Imaging Sensor: APS-C size CCD sensor (23.6x15.8mm)
  • Lens Mount Type: Sony a lens, Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lens
  • Pixel Gross: Approx. 10.8 megapixels
  • Processor: BIONZ image processor
  • Recording Media Type: Memory Stick PRO Duo media / , SD and SDHC memory card,
  • Recording Mode: RAW, RAW+JPEG, Fine, Standard
  • Still Actual 16:9: L size: 3872x2176 (8.4M) M size: 2896x1632 (4.7M) S size: 1920x1088 (2.1M)
  • Still Actual 3:2: L size: 3872x2592 (10M) M size: 2896x1936 (5.6M) S size: 1920x1280 (2.5M)

LCD Display

  • Brightness Control: Selectable in 5 steps
  • Coverage: 100% (Playback)
  • Type: 2.7" TFT Clear Photo LCD (230,400 pixels)


  • Flash Compensation: +/-2EV (in 0.3-stop increments)
  • Flash Coverage: 18mm in focal-length of lens attached
  • Flash Metering System: ADI flash (automatic change for Pre-flash TTL)
  • Guide Number: 10 (in meters at ISO100)
  • Modes: Auto, Fill-flash, Red-eye reduction, Rear sync, Slow sync, Hi-speed sync*., Wireless
  • Recycling Time: Approx. 4 sec.
  • Type: Auto Pop-up


  • Operating System Compatibility: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Windows XP*SP2 Windows Vista Mac OS X(v10.1.3) or later
  • Supplied Software: PMB (Picture Motion Browser) Image Data Converter SR Image Data Lightbox SR

Operating Conditions

  • Operating Temperature: 32 - 104 degrees F (0 - 40 degrees C)

Inputs and Outputs

  • HD Output: HDMI
  • Memory Card Slot: Dual memory card slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo media SD and SDHC memory card
  • Tripod Mount: Yes, 1/4"-20
  • USB Port(s): USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, PTP)


  • AF modes: Single-shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF, (AF/MF selectable)
  • Drive Mode: Single-shot, Continuous, Self-timer, Self-timer Continuous, Bracketing, Remote Commander
  • Exposure Compensation: +/-2EV (in 0.3 EV steps)
  • Exposure settings: Auto, Auto Flash Off, Program Auto (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M)
  • Focus Area: Wide (Up to 3 active focus points glow), Spot, Local (9 local areas selectable)
  • Focus Features: Predictive control, Focus lock, Eye-start AF, AF illuminator (Built-in flash, Range: approx. 1-5m)
  • Focus Points: 9 points
  • Focus Sensitivity: EV0 - 18 (ISO100)
  • Focus System: TTL phase detection system
  • ISO: Auto, 100 to 3200 (in 1 EV steps,Recommended Exposure Index)
  • Metering: TTL metering w/ 40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC
  • Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
  • Metering Sensitivity: EV1 - 20 at ISO100 with F1.4 lens, (EV3 - 20 in spot metering mode)
  • White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 3.81"
  • Width: 5.03"
  • Depth: 2.65"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit (Without Battery): 0.9 lbs
  • Shipping: 3 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor

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5 out of 5 stars   simply amazing camera
By nuckles (hudson NY) April 25, 2010
Review submitted for Sony Alpha DSLR-A230L 10.2 MP Digital SLR Kit with 18-55mm Lens (SNDSLRA230L)
Pros: Quiet, Good Image Quality, Easy To Use, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Stabilization
Other Comments: great camera i would highly recommend it
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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