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The A380 is an entry-level DSLR camera from Sony.

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Pros

Integrated image stabilization rather than lens-based

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Screen tilts and extends out from camera, convenient for awkward shooting situations

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Comfortable ergonomics even for long periods of use, and especially for using live view

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Very fast autofocus in live view mode, compared to similar cameras

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Cons

Small viewfinder compared to Sony's other entry-level models

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Flash is low-powered for a DSLR and somewhat weak

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JPEG quality has some blurring around edges

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The A380 is an entry-level DSLR camera from Sony. It is identical to the A330, but with a resolution of 14.2 rather than 10.2 megapixels. Although a step up from the A230, the A380 similarly targets users upgrading from prosumer compacts with features designed to ease the transition to a DSLR, including intuitive, graphical explanations of settings like shutter speed and aperture, as well as a comprehensive on-screen help guide. Unlike the A230, however, the A380 includes a live view mode for composing shots on the variable-angle LCD screen, although this mode, which includes autofocus response, reduces the frame rate for continuous shooting from 2.5 to 2 fps. Also in Live View, a 'Smart Teleconverter' feature aims to provide an alternative to zooming with 1.4x and 2x magnification.

Features
  • 14.2MP effective resolution
  • Image stabilization
  • Intuitive GUI
  • Quick AF Live View mode
  • Dual slot (SD/Memory Stick)
  • SAL1855 18-55mm standard zoom lens
  • Variable-angle 2.7-inch TFT LCD
  • 2.5 fps
  • 23.5x15.7mm APS-C sensor
  • Shutter speed: 30 - 1/4000 s
  • Smart Teleconverter image magnification
  • D-Range Optimizer
  • Center-cross 9-point AF system
  • Creative Style settings
  • Eye-Start AF activation
  • BRAVIA Sync
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