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Sony Alpha A300

by rttlin / July 24, 2008 9:43 AM PDT

I've been looking for a good entry-level DSLR for which i use for quite a while. I can't choose between the Canon XSi and the Sony A300. Is the A300 in body image stabilization good vs. Canon's built in lens ones? And is Sony/Zeiss lenses good compared to Canon's huge variety? And is Sony's cameras easy to share images like Canon's PictBridge? And of course is Sony A300's image quality as good as the more renowed XSi's?

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Sony A300
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / July 24, 2008 11:18 AM PDT
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by HTHMAN / July 24, 2008 2:34 PM PDT
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The Carl Zeiss lenses are as good as any lenses you are going to find. With the Canon, you have a wealth of new and used lenses to choose from, but you will only get image stabilization if you buy the new stabilized lenses. Sony bought the Minolta camera line and all the old Minolta Auto lenses from 1985 on will work perfectly on this camera as well as a ton of lenses from other manufacturers. The advantage with the in-body stabilization is that it works with any lens you use on the Sony body. Sony is PictBridge compatible too. Sharing with any digital camera is not a problem. Given that you have equal quality lenses on both cameras, your results will be virtually identical.

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