Dude...return the Sony. Take the $300 and put it towards a Canon or a Nikon. Plus more lenses to get from those two brands then Sony stuff.
This is the first entry-level camera we've seen in 2008, so it's quite possible that we'll be back to reevaluate the Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 more favorably in the context of its competition. But for now, there are better, more interesting models from earlier years whose prices are dropping into its territory; the
or Canon EOS Rebel XTi
if you're willing to forgo the image stabilization, or the slightly more expensive Pentax K10D
if you're not. You can even opt for the similar and still-available two-year-old Alpha DSLR-A100
, if you don't shoot a lot at high ISO settings, and put the money you save toward a better lens.The good:
In-body image stabilization; supports wireless flash.
The bad: Loud; Sony doesn't have a stable of inexpensive lenses for consumers; oddly located, proprietary USB connector.
The bottom line: The Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 is a solid entry-level dSLR that doesn't really stand out in its very competitive field
^^^^Taken from CNET review.