Sony A350 summary
Sony A350 is Sony's Entry-Level DSLR camera originally introduced on June of 2008. It houses a 14 MegaPixel, CCD APS-C size sensor with a full resolution of 4592 x 3056.
The A350 is rated #55 out of 79 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras & over-all #398 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our collection. Please check out our Advanced camera search to see camera ratings based on your customized requirements.
Below is a graph of specific factors used in the rating system.
Sony A350 family
The Sony A350 is part of a family of cameras. You can see the complete list below.
Sony A350 Gallery
You can view the A350 from different angles in the gallery below.
Sony A350 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of upsides and downsides of the Sony A350 based on factors that are often regarded as essential in a camera.
Sony A350 Sensor features
The sensor specification on the Sony A350 is 23.6mm x 15.8mm (APS-C). The 373 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4592 x 3056 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Sensor based). Optical stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter might lead to cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CCD sensor has 14 megapixels and delivers a native ISO range of 100 to 3200. RAW photos are supported which means that the user has more margin for error.
The picture below illustrates the A350's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The A350 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is showcased in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Sony A350 dimensions
Sony A350 is 1.49 lb (674g or 23.77 oz) & the overall size of the camera is 131mm x 99mm x 75mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.0"). The weight of average Entry-Level DSLR camera is 538g and the Sony A350 is weightier than various rivals.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Below is a visual of the Sony A350 with a soft drink to help you get a sense of its size.
The top view below will provide the button arrangement on the A350.
Sony A350 Lens features
The A350 uses the Sony/Minolta Alpha mount and has 142 lenses available to buy. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our collection that will work with the A350.
Sony A350 Connectivity
The A350 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC or Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can send pictures and usually change camera settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.
A few apps also give a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external display. A good number of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Sony A350 Video features
Sony A350 does not take video. If you are looking for a camera to shoot just images, it is not a problem.
Sony A350 Weather Sealing
Sony A350 does not have environment sealing so rainy conditions could affect the camera.
Sony A350 Display and Viewfinder
The Sony A350 is equipped with a 2.7" tilting screen with a resolution of 230k dots.
Please note that the screen has no touch support.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The View Finder specifications for Sony A350 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
- ViewFinder Coverage 95 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.49x
Viewfinders are very handy during bright outdoor situations which can easily make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.
Sony A350 Shutter features
Sony A350 continuous shooting speed is 3.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Sony A350 Flash and Hot shoe features
Sony A350 features both inbuilt flash as well as external flash support.
Sony A350 Autofocusing features
Sony A350 features both Phase Detect Auto Focus plus Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker and exact than Contrast Based focusing.
The Sensor supports 9 focus points to select from. Sony A350 has the ability to use manual focusing if required during low light occasions or you need to have more exact focusing control.
Sony A350 Battery life
The average Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 592. Pentax K-x offers the best (1900) battery life within this range of cameras.
Below is a collection of Entry-Level DSLR cameras that have the best battery life:
Sony A350 for varying categories of photography
The following chart indicates a rundown of the Sony A350 for varying categories of photography. To see more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Sony A350 Portrait photography advice
The Sony A350 receives a rating of 73 which is nice, meaning that it is a good option to use for portrait photography. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor size, RAW support along with the option to use external flash.
Sony A350 as a Street photography camera
With a above average points tally of 67, the Sony A350 is a respectable option to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Sony A350 Sports photography highlights
A nice sports photography points total of 67 indicates the Sony A350 is a good choice for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have excellent autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Sony A350
Portability is very critical in buying a camera for travel. On the whole, the Sony A350 gets a reasonable 51 for a travel camera which makes it reasonably appropriate for your journeys.
Sony A350 as a Landscape photography camera
When you are planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most critical factor is going to be image quality. The Sony A350 with it's very good grade of 65 as a landscape camera is a good choice compared to it's competitors.
Sony A350 Vlogging advice
A vlogging camera ought to have a articulating display, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Sony A350 is simply not good as a vlog camera as it receives a bad score of 9.
Sony A350 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the A350, here is a collection of the highest placed cameras that fall into the class of Entry-Level DSLR.
The graph below offers you an overview of the A350 vs it's top ranked competitors listed above.
There are a bunch of cameras you may look into as alternate options. To browse through a extensive comparison, click the "compare" link.