Sony DSLR-A200 Review

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Sony DSLR-A200



Digital Features & Controls





Sony DSLR-A200

Record Menu:

  • Image size - Large (10M), Medium (5.6M), Small (2.5M)
  • Aspect ratio - 3:2 (default) or 16:9 (HDTV)
  • Quality - RAW (uncompressed), RAW & JPEG, Fine, Standard
  • Creative style - Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Night View, Sunset, B&W, AdobeRGB
  • Flash control - ADI flash (Advanced Distance Integration flash metering) or Pre-flashTTL
  • Flash compensation - ±2EV in 1/3 EV steps
  • Priority setup - AF or Release
  • AF illuminator - Auto or Off
  • Long exposure NR - On (default) or Off
  • High ISO NR - On (default) or Off
  • Rec mode reset - Restores factory Record mode default settings


Sony DSLR-A200

  • Flash mode: - Off, Auto, Fill, Slow sync., Rear sync., Wireless
  • Metering: Multi segment, Center weighted, Spot
  • AF Mode: Single-shot AF, Automatic AF or Continuous AF
  • AF Area: Wide AF, Spot, Focus Area Selection
  • White balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, by Kelvin temp., Manual
  • D-RangeOptimizer: Off, Standard, Advanced


Sony DSLR-A200

Custom Menu

  • Eye-start AF - On or Off
  • AEL button - Hold or Toggle
  • Ctrl dial setup - Shutter speed or Aperture
  • Red eye reduc. - On or Off (default)
  • Auto review - 10/5/2 seconds or Off
  • Auto off w/ VF - On or Off




Sony DSLR-A200

When you press the ISO, Drive mode or Exposure compensation button, these menu screens are shown.




Sony DSLR-A200

Setup Menu

  • LCDbrightness - Adjust the LCD backlight intensity
  • Info Display time - 5/10/30 seconds or 1 minute
  • Power save - Enter power save mode after 1, 3, 5, 10 or 30 mins.
  • Video output - NTSC or PAL
  • Language - Menu language
  • Date/Time set - Set the internal clock
  • File number - Series or Reset
  • Folder name - Standard form or Date form
  • Select folder - Select active image folder
  • New folder - Create a new image folder
  • USB connection - Mass Storage or PTP
  • Audio signals - Camera sounds, on or off
  • Cleaning mode - Clean the image sensor
  • Reset default - Return all settings to default






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