Sony Alpha Dslr-A230
SD Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo, SDHC Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, 1y warranty, F/3.5-5.6
Capture your precious moments with improved clarity and reduced blur with the Sony a DSLR-A230L digital SLR camera. Brimming with features, the a A230 combines high-resolution 10.2-megapixel, simple operation, high sensitivity (ISO 3200), and advanced noise reduction. Plus, Eye-Start Autofocus and pop-up flash help you shoot faster while SteadyShot INSIDE in-camera image stabilization works with virtually every lens. In addition to the on-screen Help Guide and convenient Creative style settings,... Read more [ Report abuse or wrong photo | Share your Sony Alpha Dslr-A230 photo ]
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User reviews and opinions
|MichaelAstor||11:05am on Friday, October 8th, 2010|
|Bought this just before christmas with twin lens kit. Noexperience of taking pictures.|
|spot221||12:26pm on Sunday, July 4th, 2010|
|Excellent amateaur DSLR Purchased this camera to replace a film-plane body, using the same AF lenses. A great camera for the money and overall I bought this camera only a couple of days ago at a walmart in myrtle beach.|
|Ugo||7:53am on Wednesday, June 9th, 2010|
|Incredible!!!! The lenses are super light so you would need to worrie about the weight.|
|jsaints||1:25am on Tuesday, June 8th, 2010|
|After about a week with this camera, I really like it. I am a photographer and I needed a D-SLR, I wanted to start small, but not too small. My 1st Digital SLR Camera First and foremost I love this camera. I had never owned a digital SLR before so I was therefore looking across the market. Very Pleased I purchased this product for my wife, for Christmas, partly swayed I admit, by the £50 cashback offer.|
|sadelle||12:25am on Thursday, May 27th, 2010|
|Excellent for most photographic work except fast sport, but then I have no interest in any sport! Better for portraiture , and landscapes. As my first true dSLR, I was impressed at the capabilities it offers versus a point-and-shoot camera.|
|rkboyce||5:27am on Monday, May 24th, 2010|
|Feature packed, excellent picture quality and really easy to use. It allows the user to either manually decide on focus.|
|Lydia Petrashek||5:13pm on Monday, May 17th, 2010|
|sony alpha This is my first purchase for a dslr, the build quality is excellent, the controls are well laid out, extremely user friendly.|
|anilankv||5:24am on Thursday, April 1st, 2010|
|As my first true dSLR, I was impressed at the capabilities it offers versus a point-and-shoot camera.|
|Dufy519||1:57am on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010|
|We use all the time we love how great the picture look and the different types of settings. Easy To Use,Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus. This DSLR is best choice for entry level photography. despite of its plasticky body and loud shutter sound, it give u pretty good photo quality.|
|tolits||12:17am on Saturday, March 13th, 2010|
|Sonly Alpha 230L feedback Bought this as a Christmas present - so far, am 100% satisfied with the purchase. Not knowing anything about SLRs.|
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4 Close the memory card cover.
To remove the memory card Check that the access lamp is not lit, then open the memory card cover, and push the memory card once. Preparing the camera
Notes on using memory cards
Do not strike, bend or drop the memory card. Do not use or store the memory card under the following conditions: High temperature locations such as the hot interior of a car parked in direct sunlight. Locations exposed to direct sunlight. Humid locations or locations with corrosive substances present. The memory card may be hot just after it has been used for a long time. Be careful when you handle it. When the access lamp is lit, do not remove the memory card or the battery pack, or turn off the power. The data may be corrupted. Data may be damaged if you place the memory card near stronglymagnetized material or use the memory card in a static-prone or electrically noisy environment. We recommend backing up important data, such as to a hard disk of a computer. When you carry or store the memory card, put it in the case supplied with it. Do not expose the memory card to water. Do not touch the terminal section of the memory card with your hand or a metal object. When the write-protect switch of a memory card is set to the LOCK position, you cannot perform operations, such as recording or deleting images.
The Memory Stick PRO Duo media with a capacity up to 16 GB or the SD memory cards with a capacity up to 32 GB have been confirmed to operate properly with this camera. The memory cards formatted with a computer are not guaranteed to operate with this camera. Data read/write speeds differ depending on the combination of the memory cards and the equipment used. Do not press down hard when you write down on the memo area. Do not attach a label on the memory cards themselves. Do not disassemble or modify the memory cards. Do not leave the memory cards within the reach of small children. They might accidentally swallow it. Notes on the Memory Stick media used with the camera The types of Memory Stick media that can be used with this camera are listed in the table below. However, proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all Memory Stick PRO Duo media functions.
Memory Stick PRO Duo media* Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media* Memory Stick Duo media
Available with your camera
Unavailable with your camera
Memory Stick media and Memory Stick PRO media
Put your fingers under the eyecup, and slide it upward.
2 Slide the eyepiece cover over the
Note The eyepiece sensors located below the viewfinder may be activated depending on the situation, and the focus may be adjusted or the LCD monitor may continue to flash. In such cases, turn off both [Eye-Start AF] (page 71) and [Auto off w/ VF] (page 117).
Checking the number of recordable images
Once you insert a memory card into the camera and set the power switch to ON, the number of images that can be recorded (should you continue to shoot using the current settings) is displayed on the LCD monitor.
Notes When 0 (the number of recordable images) flashes in yellow, the memory card is full. Replace the memory card with another one, or delete images in the current memory card (page 102). When NO CARD (the number of recordable images) flashes in yellow, it means no memory card has been inserted. Insert a memory card.
The number of images that can be recorded on a memory card
The table shows the approximate number of images that can be recorded on a memory card formatted with this camera. The values are defined using Sony standard memory cards for testing. The values may vary depending on the shooting conditions. Image size: L 10M Aspect ratio: 3:2* Memory Stick PRO Duo media
Capacity Size Standard Fine RAW & JPEG RAW 1GB 2GB 4GB 195 245
8GB 16GB 797 1004
SD memory card
Capacity Size Standard Fine RAW & JPEG RAW 1GB 2GB 4GB 194 245
* When [Aspect ratio] is set to [16:9], you can record more images than the numbers shown in the table above. However, if it is set to [RAW], the number is the same as that of the [3:2] aspect ratio.
The number of images that can be recorded using a battery pack
The approximate number of images that can be recorded is 510 when you use the camera with the battery pack (supplied) at full capacity. Note that the actual numbers may be less than those indicated depending on the conditions of use. The number is calculated with a battery pack at full capacity and in the following situation: At an ambient temperature of 25C (77F). [Quality] is set to [Fine]. [Autofocus mode] is set to (Automatic AF). Shooting once every 30 seconds. The flash strobes once every two times. The power turns on and off once every ten times. The measurement method is based on the CIPA standard. (CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products Association)
When the shutter speed is slower, use a tripod. When shooting an indoor sport, select a higher ISO sensitivity.
Notes The (Camera shake warning) indicator is not indicated in shutter speed priority mode. The higher the ISO sensitivity, the more conspicuous the noise. When the shutter speed is one second or more, noise reduction (Long exp.NR) will be done after shooting. You cannot do any further shooting during the reduction. Set the flash mode to (Fill-flash) when you shoot with the flash (page 75). However, when using the flash, if you close the aperture (a larger F-number) by making the shutter speed slower, the light of the flash will not reach distant subjects.
Shooting with the exposure adjusted manually (Manual exposure)
This mode is suitable for z Shooting with the desired exposure setting by adjusting both the shutter speed and aperture.
1 Set the mode dial to M. 2 Rotate the control dial to adjust
the shutter speed, and while pressing the button, rotate the control dial to adjust the aperture.
You can select the item the control dial adjusts (shutter speed or aperture) with [Ctrl dial setup] (page 113).
button Shutter speed
3 Shoot the image after the
exposure is set.
Toward +: Images become brighter. Toward : Images become darker. : Metered Manual
Notes The (Camera shake warning) indicator is not indicated in manual exposure mode. When the mode dial is set to M, the ISO setting [AUTO] is set to . In M mode, the ISO setting [AUTO] is not available. Set the ISO sensitivity as necessary (page 82). Set the flash mode to (Fill-flash) when you shoot with the flash (page 75). However, the flash range differs according to the aperture value. When you shoot with the flash, check the flash range (page 77).
The EV scale in M mode You can confirm the exposure value on the EV scale on the Standard Display or on the screen of the viewfinder.
The b B arrow appears if the set exposure is beyond the range of the EV scale. The arrow starts flashing if the difference becomes greater.
Standard value Viewfinder
Shooting trails with long exposure (BULB)
This mode is suitable for z Shooting trails of light, such as fireworks. z Shooting trails of stars.
1 Set the mode dial to M. 2 Rotate the control dial to the left
until [BULB] is indicated.
3 While pressing the
(Multi segment) metering for general shooting.
Note When the exposure mode is set to AUTO or Scene Selection, [Metering mode] is fixed to (Multi segment) and you cannot select other modes.
Sensitivity to light is expressed by the ISO number (recommended exposure index). The larger the number, the higher the sensitivity.
1 Press ISO on the control button to
display the ISO screen.
2 Select the desired value with v/V on the control button.
The larger the number, the higher the noise level.
Notes When the exposure mode is set to AUTO or Scene Selection, ISO is fixed to AUTO and you cannot select other ISO numbers. When the exposure mode is set to P/A/S and ISO is set to [AUTO], ISO is automatically set between ISO 100 and ISO 400. The [AUTO] setting is not provided in recording mode M. If you change the recording mode to M with the [AUTO] setting, it is switched to . Set the ISO according to your shooting conditions.
Adjusting the color tones (White balance)
The color tone of the subject changes depending on the characteristics of the light source. The table below shows how the color tone changes based on various light sources, compared with a subject that appears white under the sunlight.
Daylight Weather/ lighting Characteristics of light White Bluish Green-tinged Reddish Cloudy Fluorescent Incandescent
White balance is a feature that adjusts the color tone to approximate what you see. Use this feature when the color tone of the image did not come out as you expected, or when you want to change the color tone on purpose for photographic expression.
Notes When the exposure mode is set to AUTO or Scene Selection, [White balance] is fixed to AWB (Auto WB) and you cannot select other modes. If the only light source available is a mercury lamp or a sodium lamp, the camera will not be able to acquire the accurate white balance because of the characteristics of the light source. Use the flash in such cases.
Adjusting the white balance to suit a specific light source (Auto/Preset white balance)
Fn button t [White balance] t Select the desired setting
When [AWB] is not selected, you can fine tune the color tone with b/B on the control button. Adjusting it toward + turns the image reddish and adjusting it toward turns the image bluish.
AWB (Auto WB) (Daylight) (Shade) (Cloudy) (Tungsten) (Fluorescent) (Flash)
The camera automatically detects a light source and adjusts the color tones. If you select an option to suit a specific light source, the color tones are adjusted for the light source (preset white balance).
Selecting your desired image processing (Creative Style)
1 Fn button t [Creative Style] t Select the desired setting 2 When you want to adjust
(Contrast), (Saturation), or (Sharpness), select the desired item with b/B, then adjust the value with v/V.
For shooting various scenes with rich gradation and beautiful colors. The saturation and contrast are heightened for shooting striking images of colorful scenes and subjects such as flowers, spring greenery, blue sky, or ocean views. For shooting the skin color in a soft tone, ideally suited to shooting portraits. The saturation, contrast, and sharpness are heightened for shooting vivid and crisp scenery. Distant landscapes also stand out more. The contrast is attenuated for shooting a nightscape that is more faithful to the real view. For shooting the beautiful red of the setting sun. For shooting images in black and white monotone.
(Night view) (Sunset) (B/W)
(Contrast), (Saturation), and Creative Style item.
(Sharpness) can be adjusted for each
The higher the value selected, the more the difference of light and shadow is accentuated, thus making an impact on an image. The higher the value selected, the more vivid the color. When a lower value is selected, the color of the image is restrained and subdued. Adjusts the sharpness. The higher the value selected, the more the contours are accentuated, and the lower the value selected, the more the contours are softened.
Notes When the exposure mode is set to AUTO or Scene Selection, [Creative Style] is fixed to (Standard) and you cannot select other settings. When (B/W) is selected, you cannot adjust the saturation.
Changing the range of color reproduction (Color Space)
The way colors are represented with combinations of numbers or the range of color reproduction is called color space. You can change the color space, depending on your purpose.
MENU button t setting
2 t [Color Space] t Select the desired
This is the standard color space of the digital camera. Use sRGB in normal shooting, such as when you intend to print out the images without any modification. This has a wide range of color reproduction. When a large part of the subject is vivid green or red, Adobe RGB is effective. The file name of the image starts with _DSC.
Notes Adobe RGB is for applications or printers that support color management and DCF2.0 option color space. Using some applications or printers that do not support them may result in or print images that do not faithfully reproduce the color. When displaying images that were recorded with Adobe RGB on the camera or nonAdobe RGB-compliant devices, the images are displayed with low saturation.
2 Focus on the subject, point the transmitter of the Remote
Commander to the remote sensor, and shoot the image.
Note Use the eyepiece cover (page 26).
Using the viewing function
Playing back images
The last recorded image is displayed on the LCD monitor.
2 Select an image with b/B on the control button.
To return to the shooting mode Press the button again. To switch the recording data display Press DISP on the control button. Each time you press DISP on the control button, the screen changes as follows.
With recording data
Without recording data
To select the orientation when playing back an image recorded in the portrait position
1 t [PlaybackDisplay] t Select the
Note When you play back the image on a TV or a computer, the image will be displayed in the portrait position even if [Manual rotate] is selected.
Rotating an image
1 Fn button t [Rotate] 2 Press the center of the control button.
The image is rotated counter-clockwise. When you want to do another rotation, repeat step 2. Once you rotate the image, the image is played back in the rotated position, even if you turn off the power.
To return to the normal playback screen Press the button.
Note When you copy rotated images to a computer, PMB contained on the CD-ROM (supplied) can display the rotated images correctly. However, the images may not be rotated depending on the software.
An image can be enlarged for closer examination. This is convenient to check the focus condition of a recorded image.
1 Display the image you want to
enlarge, then press the button.
2 Zoom the image in or out with the
3 Select the portion you want to enlarge with v/V/b/B on the
To cancel the enlarged playback Press the button so that the image returns to the normal size. Scaling range The scaling range is as follows.
Image size L M S Scaling range Approx. 1.Approx. 1.1 9.1 Approx. 1.1 6.1
Switching to the display of the image list
Fn button t [Image Index] t Select the desired number of images to be displayed
The screen changes to the image index screen. To return to the single-image screen Press the center of the control button when you select the desired image. To select a folder 1 Select the folder bar with b/B on the control button, then press the center. 2 Select the desired folder with v/V, then press the center.
If the camera performs unnecessary operations in response to the TV Remote Control when the camera is connected to another manufacturers TV using an HDMI connection, set [CTRL FOR HDMI] in the Setup menu to [Off].
Setting image size and image quality
[Aspect ratio]: [3:2]
L:10M M:5.6M S:2.5M pixels pixels pixels
1 t [Image size] t Select the desired size
[Aspect ratio]: [16:9]
L:8.4M M:4.7M S:2.1M pixels pixels pixels
Note When you select a RAW image with [Quality], the image size of the RAW image corresponds to L. This size is not displayed on the LCD monitor.
MENU button t ratio
1 t [Aspect ratio] t Select the desired
A normal ratio. An HDTV ratio.
1 t [Quality] t Select the desired setting
File format: RAW (raw data) This format does not perform any digital processing on the images. Select this format to process images on a computer for professional purposes. The image size is fixed to the maximum size. The image size is not displayed on the LCD monitor. File format: RAW (raw data) + JPEG A RAW image and a JPEG image are created at the same time. This is suitable when you need two image files, a JPEG for viewing, and a RAW for editing. The image quality is fixed to [Fine] and the image size is fixed to [L]. File format: JPEG The image is compressed in the JPEG format when recorded. Since the compression rate of (Standard) is higher than that of (Fine), the file size of is smaller than that of. This will allow more files to be recorded on one memory card, but the image quality will be lower.
(RAW & JPEG)
Note For details on the number of images that can be taken when the image quality is changed, see page 27. About RAW images You need the Image Data Converter SR software included on the CD-ROM (supplied) in order to open a RAW image recorded on this camera. With this software, a RAW image can be opened and converted to a common format, such as JPEG or TIFF, and its white balance, color saturation, contrast, etc., can be readjusted. The RAW format image cannot be printed using a DPOF (print) designated printer or a PictBridge compliant printer. You cannot verify the effects of D-Range Optimizer other than those of (Standard) if you play back and enlarge an image recorded in RAW format.
Setting the method for recording on a memory card
Selecting the method for assigning file numbers to images
2 t [File number] t Select the desired
The camera does not reset numbers and assigns numbers to files in sequence until the number reaches 9999. The camera resets numbers in the following cases and assigns numbers to files from 0001. When the recording folder contains a file, a number one higher than the largest number is assigned. When the folder format is changed. When all the images in the folder are deleted. When the memory card is replaced. When the memory card is formatted.
Selecting the folder name format
The recorded images are stored in automatically-created folders in the DCIM folder of the memory card.
2 t [Folder name] t Select the desired
The folder name format is as follows: folder number + MSDCF. Example: 100MSDCF The folder name format is as follows: folder number + Y (the last digit)/MM/DD. Example: 10090405 (Folder name: 100, date: 04/05/2009)
Creating a new folder
You can create a folder in a memory card for recording images. A new folder is created with a number incremented one higher than the largest number currently used, and the folder becomes the current recording folder.
2 t [New folder]
Selecting the recording folder
When a standard form folder is selected and there are two or more folders, you can select the recording folder to be used to record images.
MENU button t folder
2 t [Select folder]t Select the desired
Note You cannot select the folder when you select the setting [Date form].
Formatting the memory card
Note that formatting irrevocably erases all data on a memory card, including protected images.
1 t [Format]t [OK]
Notes During the format, the access lamp lights up. Do not eject the memory card while the lamp is lit. Format the memory card using the camera. If you format it on a computer, the memory card may not be usable with the camera, depending on the format type used. Formatting may take several minutes depending on the memory card.
Changing the noise reduction setting
Disabling the noise reduction during long exposure shootings
When you set the shutter speed to a second or longer (Long exposure shooting), noise reduction is turned on for the same duration that the shutter is open. This is to reduce the grainy noise typical in a long exposure. When noise reduction is in progress, a message appears and you cannot take another picture. Select [On] to prioritize the image quality. Select [Off] to prioritize the timing of shooting.
2 t [Long exp.NR] t [Off]
Notes Noise reduction is not performed on continuous shooting, continuous bracketing, or continuous self-timer images even when it is set to [On]. When the exposure mode is set to AUTO or Scene Selection, you cannot turn off noise reduction.
Disabling the noise reduction at high ISO sensitivity settings
With PMB you can: Import images shot with the camera and display them on the computer. Organize images on the computer on a calendar by shooting date to view them. Retouch (Red Eye Correction, etc.), print, and send still images as e-mail attachments, change the shooting date and more. Print or save still images with the date. Create a data disc using a CD burner drive or DVD burner drive. For details on PMB, refer to PMB Guide. To start PMB Guide, double-click the shortcut of (PMB Guide) on the desktop. When starting up from the start menu, click [Start] t [All Programs] t [Sony Picture Utility] t [Help] t [PMB Guide].
To start up/exit PMB Double-click the (PMB) icon on the desktop. Or, from the Start menu: Click [Start] t [All Programs] t [Sony Picture Utility] t [PMB]. To exit the PMB, click button on the upper-right corner of the screen.
Note The confirmation message of the Information tool appears on the screen when starting PMB for the first time. Select [Start]. This function informs you of news, such as software updates. You can change the setting later.
Using the camera, you can specify the images and the number of images to print before you print images at a shop or with your printer. Follow the procedure below. DPOF specifications are left with images after printing. It is recommended that you unspecify them after printing.
Specifying /unspecifying DPOF on selected images
DPOF specifications can be operated either using the Fn button or the MENU button. Here operation using the Fn button is described.
1 Fn button t [Specify Printing] t [DPOF setup] t [Marked
images] t [OK]
2 Select the image with b/B on the control button. 3 Select the number of sheets with the center of the control
To unspecify DPOF, set the number to 0.
4 Press the Fn button. 5 Select [OK] with v on the control button, then press the center
Notes You cannot specify DPOF on RAW data files. You can specify any number up to 9.
Specifying/unspecifying DPOF on all the images
Cannot turn on the camera.
Install the battery pack correctly (page 15). The battery pack is discharged. Install a charged battery pack (page 12). The battery pack is dead (page 16). Replace it with a new one.
The power turns off suddenly.
If you do not operate the camera for given period of time, the camera turns to power saving mode and nearly shuts down. To cancel the power save, operate the camera, such as pressing the shutter button halfway down (page 114).
The CHARGE lamp flashes when charging the battery pack.
Remove and re-insert the battery pack correctly. Charge the battery pack under the suitable temperatures between 10 and 30C (50 and 86F).
Nothing is displayed on the LCD monitor when the power is turned on.
In the default setting, the LCD monitor will turn off if no operation is registered for more than 10 seconds to minimize the battery consumption.
The image is not clear in the viewfinder.
Adjust the diopter scale properly using the diopter-adjustment dial (page 24).
The image has not been recorded.
A memory card is not inserted.
The shutter does not release.
You are using a memory card with a write-protect switch, and the switch is set to the LOCK position. Set the switch to the recording position. The position of the memory card switch is wrong. Set it to the correct position (page 20). Check the free capacity of the memory card (page 27). If it is full, do one of the following: Delete unnecessary images (page 102). Change the memory card. You cannot record images while charging the built-in flash (page 75). The shutter cannot be released when the subject is out of focus. The lens is not attached properly. Attach the lens properly (page 18). When an astronomical telescope, etc., is attached to the camera, set the recording mode to M and do your shooting.
The subject may require special focusing (page 70). Use the focus-lock or manual focus function (pages 71, 74).
Recording takes a long time.
The noise reduction function is turned on (page 112). This is not a malfunction. You are shooting in RAW mode (page 109). Since the RAW data file is large, the RAW mode shooting may take time.
The image is out of focus.
The subject is too close. Check the minimum focal distance of the lens. You are shooting in manual focus mode, set the focus mode lever to AF (autofocus) (page 69). When the focus mode switch is equipped with the lens, set it to AF. Ambient light is insufficient.
Eye-Start AF does not work.
Set [Eye-Start AF] to [On] (page 71). Press the shutter button halfway down.
The flash does not work.
The flash mode is set to [Autoflash]. If you want to make sure the flash fires without fail, set the flash mode to [Fill-flash] (page 75).
Fuzzy specks appear in images shot using the flash.
Cannot record on a memory card.
The memory card is full. Delete unnecessary images (page 102). An unusable memory card is inserted (page 21).
You have formatted a memory card by mistake.
All the data on the memory card is deleted by formatting. You cannot restore it.
Memory Stick PRO Duo media are not recognized by a computer with a Memory Stick media slot.
If Memory Stick PRO Duo media are not supported on your computers Memory Stick media slot, connect the camera to the computer (page 122). The computer will recognize the Memory Stick PRO Duo media.
Also see PictBridge compliant printer (as follows) in conjunction with the following items. The color of the image is strange.
When you print the images recorded in Adobe RGB mode using sRGB printers that are not compatible with Adobe RGB (DCF2.0/Exif2.21), the images are printed at a lower intensity level (page 88).
Images are printed with both edges cut off.
Depending on your printer, the left, right, top, and bottom edges of the image may be cut off. Especially when you print an image shot with the aspect ratio set to [16:9], the lateral end of the image may be cut off. When printing images using your own printer, cancel the trimming or borderless settings. Consult the printer manufacturer as to whether the printer provides these functions or not. When having images printed at a digital print shop, ask the shop whether they can print the images without cutting off both edges.
Cannot print images with the date.
Using PMB, you can print images with date (page 133). This camera does not have a feature for superimposing dates on images. However, because the images shot with the camera include information on the recording date, you can print images with the date superimposed if the printer or the software can recognize Exif information. For compatibility with Exif information, consult the manufacturer of the printer or the software. When you print images at a shop, images can be printed with the date if you ask them to do so.
PictBridge compliant printer
For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the printer or consult with the manufacturer of the printer. A connection cannot be established.
The camera cannot be connected directly to a printer that is not compliant with the PictBridge standard. Consult the printer manufacturer as to whether the printer is compliant with PictBridge or not. Set [USB connection] to [PTP] (page 137). Disconnect and connect the USB cable again. If an error message is indicated on the printer, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the printer.
Cannot print images.
Check that the camera and the printer are properly connected using the USB cable. RAW images cannot be printed. Images shot using cameras other than this camera or images modified with a computer may not be printed.
---- -- -- is printed on the date-inserted part of the image.
Images that do not have the recording data/time information cannot be printed with the date inserted. Set [Date imprint] to [Off] and print the image again (page 139).
Cannot print the image at the size selected.
Disconnect the USB cable and reconnect it whenever you change the paper size after the printer has been connected to the camera. The print setting of the camera differs from that of the printer. Change the setting of either the camera (page 139) or the printer.
Cannot operate the camera after canceling printing.
Wait for a while as the printer is carrying out the cancellation. It may take some time depending on the printer.
The lens gets fogged.
Moisture condensation has occurred. Turn off the camera and leave it for about an hour before using it (page 156).
The message Set date and time? appears when you turn on the camera.
The camera has been left unused for sometime with a low battery or no battery pack. Charge the battery pack and set the date again (pages 23, 156). If the date setting is lost every time the battery pack is charged, consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
The number of recordable images does not decrease or decreases two at a time.
This is because the compression rate and the image size after compression change depending on the image when you shoot a JPEG image (page 109).
The setting is reset without the resetting operation.
The battery pack was removed when the power switch was set to ON. When removing the battery pack, make sure the camera is turned off and the access lamp is not illuminated (pages 15, 34).
Be sure to attach the lens cap or body cap when not using the camera. When attaching the body cap, remove all the dust from the cap before placing it on the camera. When you purchase the DT mm F3.5 5.6 SAM Lens Kit, purchase the Rear Lens Cap ALCR55 also.
On the internal rechargeable battery
This camera has an internal rechargeable battery for maintaining the date and time and other settings regardless of whether the power is on or off.
This rechargeable battery is continually charged as long as you are using the camera. However, if you use the camera for only short periods, it discharges gradually, and if you do not use the camera at all for about 3 months it becomes completely discharged. In this case, be sure to charge this rechargeable battery before using the camera. However, even if this rechargeable battery is not charged, you can still use the camera as long as you do not record the date and time. If the camera resets the settings to the defaults each time you charge the battery, the internal rechargeable battery may be dead. Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Charging method of the internal rechargeable battery Insert a charged battery pack in the camera, or connect the camera to a wall outlet (wall socket) using the AC Adaptor (sold separately), and leave the camera for 24 hours or more with the power off.
Notes on recording/playback
Before you record one-time events, make a trial recording to make sure that the camera is working correctly. This camera is neither dust-proof, nor splash-proof, nor water-proof. Do not look at the sun or a strong light through a removed lens or the viewfinder. This may cause irrecoverable damage to your eyes.
Or it may cause a malfunction of your camera. Do not use the camera near a location that generates strong radio waves or emits radiation. The camera may not be able to record or play back properly. Using the camera in sandy or dusty locations may cause malfunctions. If moisture condensation occurs, remove it before using the camera (page 156). Do not shake or strike the camera. In addition to malfunctions and an inability to record images, this may render the memory card unusable, or cause image data breakdown, damage or loss. Clean the flash surface before use. The heat of flash emission may cause dirt on the flash surface to become discolored or to stick to the flash surface, resulting in insufficient light emission. Keep the camera, supplied accessories, etc., out of the reach of children. A memory card, etc., may be swallowed. If such a problem occurs, consult a doctor immediately.
Capture your precious moments with improved clarity and reduced blur with the Sony a DSLR-A230L digital SLR camera. Brimming with features, the a A230 combines high-resolution 10.2-megapixel, simple operation, high sensitivity (ISO 3200), and advanced noise reduction. Plus, Eye-Start Autofocus and pop-up flash help you shoot faster while SteadyShot INSIDE in-camera image stabilization works with virtually every lens. In addition to the on-screen Help Guide and convenient Creative style settings, the a A230L has a bright 2.7" LCD and comes with an 18-55mm standard zoom lens.
|Product Type||Digital camera - SLR|
|Optical Sensor Type||CCD|
|Total Pixels||10,800,000 pixels|
|Effective Sensor Resolution||10,200,000 pixels|
|Optical Sensor Size||15.8 x 23.6mm|
|Sensor Dust Reduction||Yes|
|Sensor Features||Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration), Anti-Dust coating|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO auto, ISO 100-3200|
|Shooting Programs||Landscape, portrait mode, macro, night portrait, sports mode, sunset|
|Special Effects||Black & White, Neutral, Vivid, Sunset, Landscape, Portrait, Night View|
|Image Stabilizer||Optical (SteadyShot INSIDE)|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 sec|
|X-sync Speed||1/160 sec|
|Exposure Metering||Multi-segment, center-weighted, spot|
|Exposure Modes||Program, bulb, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority|
|Exposure Range||EV 1-20 ( ISO 100 )|
|Exposure Compensation||±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Auto Exposure Bracketing||3 steps in 1/3 or 2/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Metering Zones||40|
|White Balance||Custom, automatic, presets|
|White Balance Presets||Fluorescent, cloudy, tungsten light, flash, daylight, shade|
|Still Image Format||JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||2.5 frames per second|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||SD Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo, SDHC Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo|
|Image Storage||3872 x 2592 2896 x 1936 1920 x 1280|
|Camera Flash||Pop-up flash|
|Guide Number (m / ISO 100)||10|
|Flash Modes||Fill-in mode, rear curtain sync, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Features||AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation, wireless off-camera control|
|Type||Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM|
|Focal Length||18 mm - 55 mm|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||27 - 82.5mm|
|Focus Adjustment||Automatic, manual|
|Auto Focus||TTL phase detection|
|Auto Focus Points (Zones)||9|
|Min Focus Range||9.8 in|
|Optical Zoom||3 x|
|Filter Size||55 mm|
|Lens System Mounting||Minolta A-type|
|Features||ED glass, aspherical lens, Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM)|
|Self Timer Delay||10 sec, 2 sec|
|Flash Terminal||Hot shoe|
|Additional Features||Direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, RGB primary color filter, digital noise reduction, date/time stamp, DPOF support, display brightness control, digital image rotation, PRINT Image Matching, camera orientation detection, PictBridge support, histogram display, shadow point display, highlight point display, Dynamic Range Optimizer, digital tele-converter, built-in help guide, Eye-Start AF system, Exif Print support|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical - eye-level penta-dach mirror|
|Dioptric Correction Range||-2.5 to +1|
|Type||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7" - color|
|Display Form Factor||Folding|
|Display Format||230,400 pixels|
|Connector Type||1 x HDMI output 1 x USB|
|Expansion Slot(s)||1 x Memory Stick PRO Duo 1 x SD Memory Card|
|Software||Drivers & Utilities, Sony Picture Motion Browser, Sony Image Data Converter SR, Sony Image Data Lightbox SR|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Support||MS Windows XP, Apple Mac OS X 10.1.3 or later, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows 2000 Professional|
|Peripheral Devices||USB port, CD-ROM drive|
|Included Accessories||Dust cap, body cap, lens cap, shoulder strap|
|Cables Included||USB cable Video cable|
|Power Device||Battery charger - external|
|Supported Battery||Sony NP-FH50|
|Supported Battery Details||1 x Sony NP-FH50 Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )|
|Service & Support||1 year warranty|
|Service & Support Details||Limited warranty - parts and labor - 1 year|
|Min Operating Temperature||32 °F|
|Max Operating Temperature||104 °F|
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