Sony has finally officially unveiled its new entry-level DSLRs, the A230, A330 and A380. The Sony A230 and A330 feature 10.2 megapixel sensors, while the A380 features a 14.2 megapixel sensor. The A330 and A380 both feature the popular quick autofocus Live View system that made the A300 and A350 so popular, along with the tilting LCD.
The new DSLRs appear to be refreshed versions of their respective predecessors, the A200, A300 and A350. Sony is promoting the reduction in weight and size as an advantage of the new models. While I’ll gladly welcome a reduction in weight, I think the size of the prior models was just about right. (See PB’s Sony A350 Review) We’ll see if the change in size adversely affects the handling.
The cameras will be available for pre-order beginning on May 18th. The will come in kit form with an 18-55mm lens. The Sony A230 kit carries an MSRP of $550. The A330 and A380 come in at $650 and $850, respectively.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]