In the line of affordable entry level DSLR cameras, Sony introduces the Sony A380. Listed below are its technical specifications, latest features and price.

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Sony A380

Few camera manufacturers have been capable of capturing their dedicated share of consumer base, especially since the market is ever expanding and extremely demanding. For all these years, Nikon and Canon had taken eaten up more than one third of the whole imaging market and more than half of the digital small format camera. They even came up with the concept of entry level DSLRs, with the aim of encouraging serious enthusiasts to give up their soap box cameras for a more professional option. Sony, which was catching up fast with both these stalwarts, also jumped into the bandwagon of entry level DSLRs and came with some wonderful options. The Sony 380 is just one such example a 14.2mp DSLR.

Design and Functioning

The A380 is slightly smaller in every dimension than its predecessor and comes with a 'faux titanium' color top plate where, its predecessor, the 350 was all black. Although it feels surprisingly plastic in the hand, with a shorter than average grip and lightweight too at 490g, the Sony 380 has retained a couple of neat and sophisticated features. Sonys SteadyShot INSIDE in-camera image stabilization is built into each camera body, so every -mount lens benefits from the ability to minimize blur due to camera shake. 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 the user understand the relationship between aperture and shutter speed, as well as the effect each has on photographic results. The Creative Style settings give the user control over how the camera processes your images. One can choose from 8 finishing styles, including Standard, Vivid, Portrait, 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. Its 2.7inch LCD display tilts up or down to allow for low or high-angle shooting situations. This entry level DSLR is compatible with MemoryStick Duo, MemoryStick PRO Duo.

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Sony A380 Price India
Price: Rs. 40,795.00Resolution: 14.20 MP

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Technical Specifications of Sony A380
OverviewBattery (Type) L-Ion
DimensionsWidth (mm) 128
Depth (mm) 71
Height (mm) 97
Weight 489g
LensISO rating Auto, 100 to 3200
Interchangeability NA
Image SensorType CCD
Total Resolution(MP) 14.90
Effective Resolution(MP) 14.20
Dust Reduction System Yes
ViewfinderType Optical Through-The-Lens
MemoryCard Type Memory Stick Duo
Light MeteringMulti Metering Yes
Center Weighted Metering Yes
Spot Metering Yes
ImagingExposure Compensation Manual or Automatic
Aperture Manual or Automatic
White Balance Manual or Automatic
Focus Manual or Automatic
Image Stabilization Automatic
Shooting Modes Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Sunset, Night portrait/Night view
InterfaceWiFi NA
Bluetooth NA
Picbridge NA
Hdmi NA
Primary FeaturesAuto Bracketing Yes
Face Detection NA
Af Assist Lamp NA
Movie Mode NA
Red Eye Reduction NA
Histogram Yes
Last Updated on : August 31, 2010

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