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Alpha DSLR-A350 SLR Digtial Camera with Sony 18-70mm Lens
 
4.2

(based on 12 reviews)

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82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Simple controls (10)
  • Strong construction (7)
  • Large clear LCD (4)

Cons

  • Loud (4)

Best Uses

  • Fun (10)
  • Travel (8)
  • Art (5)
  • Documentary (3)
  • Photojournalism (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Better than I expected

Realistic colour, sharp and generally fast AF. Noise generally well controlled for 14MP, good up up to ISO400, certainly usable at ISO 800 and falls apart above this. Excellent live-view but hopeless...Read complete review

Realistic colour, sharp and generally fast AF. Noise generally well controlled for 14MP, good up up to ISO400, certainly usable at ISO 800 and falls apart above this. Excellent live-view but hopeless optical viewfinder. Very effective stabilizer. Handling can be a little uncomfortable due to smallish grip. Generally a camera very capable of taking good pics at ISO100-400.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good value but a slouch

Plenty of camera for your $$$. Main problem is the very slow response. The time from shutter release to image on LCD is awfully long, seems to take ages to process...Read complete review

Plenty of camera for your $$$. Main problem is the very slow response. The time from shutter release to image on LCD is awfully long, seems to take ages to process picture...and this in jpeg mode. Punchy, sharp pictures but slow at everything. No good for moving subjects.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ecellent camera for the money

By pops

from Salisbury, MD

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable Controls
  • Easy To Use
  • Image Stabilization

Cons

  • Loud

Best Uses

  • Fun
  • Portraits
  • Travel

Comments about Alpha DSLR-A350 SLR Digtial Camera with Sony 18-70mm Lens:

I moved up from the a100 to the 350. I take pictures for fun and have found that at any time I take a bad picture it is my fault and not that of the camera. Took some great cruise pictures. I use a lot of my Minolta af lenses and have found that good af lenses make this camera even better.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good value but a slouch

By Anesh

from South Africa

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable Controls
  • Easy To Use
  • Good colour
  • Good value
  • Image Stabilization
  • Sharp pictures

Cons

  • Clunky
  • Loud
  • Not too good at high ISO
  • Obviously cheap build
  • Very slow response

Best Uses

  • Art
  • Fun
  • Landscape
  • Portraits
  • Travel

Comments about Alpha DSLR-A350 SLR Digtial Camera with Sony 18-70mm Lens:

Plenty of camera for your $$$. Main problem is the very slow response. The time from shutter release to image on LCD is awfully long, seems to take ages to process picture...and this in jpeg mode. Punchy, sharp pictures but slow at everything. No good for moving subjects.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great!!!

By Edward

from Pittsburgh, PA

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable Controls
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Documentary
    • Fun

    Comments about Alpha DSLR-A350 SLR Digtial Camera with Sony 18-70mm Lens:

    I am more of a hobby photographer,(I work in video) and got the camera to photos of my newborn son. It has been fantastic easy to use and the photos look great.

    The only feature that annoys me, I like the concept and there is probably a way to turn it off I just haven't looked, is the constant auto focus. It focuses all the time so you are always ready. However when at the park with my family the focusing drove me nuts and probably drained the battery pretty well. However, I never missed a shot.

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    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I am very happy to about this product.

    By Asad

    from Jacson Heights, NY.

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Bright LCD
    • Comfortable Controls
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Art
      • Documentary
      • Fun
      • Photojournalism
      • Travel

      Comments about Alpha DSLR-A350 SLR Digtial Camera with Sony 18-70mm Lens:

      Photography is not my proffision,but I would like to photography.Its my hobby.When I travel with my friends i use it. And all of my friends when they saw it everybody was happy.its picture quality, resolation all above function is great.so I am happy.

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      (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not pleased

      By Coreyspond

      from Morristown, NJ

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bright LCD

      Cons

      • Loud
      • Slow Sensor

      Best Uses

      • Fun
      • Travel

      Comments about Alpha DSLR-A350 SLR Digtial Camera with Sony 18-70mm Lens:

      Lens is focusing even though the shutter is not held; very annoying;
      A little noisy on the shutter release

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      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Camera

      By Faber

      from West Bend, WI

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Controls
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fun
        • Photojournalism

        Comments about Alpha DSLR-A350 SLR Digtial Camera with Sony 18-70mm Lens:

        This camera is a great entry level SLR. The live preview makes it very easy to go from p&s to SLR and the picture quality is great. Easy to navigate buttons and features has you shooting like a pro in no time.

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        (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I loved my camera, Eu amei minha camera

        By Marli diniz

        from São Paulo, Brazil

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright LCD
        • Comfortable Controls
        • Small Lag Time
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Don't crop photos
        • Loud

        Best Uses

        • Art
        • Fun
        • tooth photos
        • Travel

        Comments about Alpha DSLR-A350 SLR Digtial Camera with Sony 18-70mm Lens:

        I use my camera im my office, I'm a dentist.
        The macro is wonderful .
        I supposed that the camera don't crop the photo.

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        (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        WOW - THIS ONE WINS OVER THE COMPETITION

        By The Gadget man!

        from Long Island NY

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Bright LCD
        • Comfortable Controls
        • Small Lag Time
        • Solid Feel
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • All Good right now

        Best Uses

        • Fun
        • Travel

        Comments about Alpha DSLR-A350 SLR Digtial Camera with Sony 18-70mm Lens:

        The Alpha 350 Wins after trying them all...a real live view!!, great pics, very good in low light, very high ISO's with low noise, and easy to use. My wife, who loves to take pic's, and hates complexity took 50 pic's out of the box, using the live view only, and got great results.We travel a gret deal and this one will serve us well with indoor low light shots as well as great action shots of our grand-kids! [...] Name of the game ......try the camera yourself and you be the judge.Good luck and enjoy taking great Pic's!

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        (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Camera!

        By Michael J. Titera

        from Parker, Colorado

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Controls
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Art
          • Documentary
          • Fun
          • Photojournalism
          • Travel

          Comments about Alpha DSLR-A350 SLR Digtial Camera with Sony 18-70mm Lens:

          If you looking to buy a new DSLR camera, you will not go wrong with the Sony Alpha DSLR-A350. With the latest in technology, and for the price, there is no better camera. I have had mine for 3 months and I love it!

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          (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Very easy to use.

          By Best Palf

          from Switzerland

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Controls
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Alpha DSLR-A350 SLR Digtial Camera with Sony 18-70mm Lens:

              Good camera very easy to use if you had a Minolta camera. Use all lenses Minolta AF. Strong capacities, simple to handle.

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              (5 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Easy to use

              By vimejon

              from lancaster pa

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Controls

              Cons

              • fuzzy

              Best Uses

                Comments about Alpha DSLR-A350 SLR Digtial Camera with Sony 18-70mm Lens:

                Still withholding judgement. 4 x 6 pix are nice, but blow ups are fuzzy.

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                (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Better than I expected

                By Anesh

                from Africa

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Art
                    • Fun
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Alpha DSLR-A350 SLR Digtial Camera with Sony 18-70mm Lens:

                    Realistic colour, sharp and generally fast AF. Noise generally well controlled for 14MP, good up up to ISO400, certainly usable at ISO 800 and falls apart above this. Excellent live-view but hopeless optical viewfinder. Very effective stabilizer. Handling can be a little uncomfortable due to smallish grip. Generally a camera very capable of taking good pics at ISO100-400.

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