Sony's New Alpha 350

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    At the latest PMA show Sony announced a new Alpha 350 camera to come out in March or April. The interesting part is that it is under $1,000 and has 14.2 megapixels. The important part will be how well picture noise is handled at high ISOs.

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    I have a feeling it won't handle high ISOs all that well. I mean, the more MPs you jam on a smaller sensor, the more prone it is to noise, or at least that's what I've been told on numerous occasions.
     
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    The noise argument is mostly a remnant from the reputation of the A100 sensor. So far, the A350 seems to handle high ISOs much better.

    http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=26662
    ^comparisons between all Sony models at various ISO levels

    I think it's going to be a pretty nice body. Might consider an upgrade (to the A300 or A350) later this year. The way they implemented Live View is pretty cool, too. I know a lot of purists don't like the idea, but it doesn't hurt IQ and can be physically disabled if need be. I take a lot of pictures of dogs, so I like the idea of flipping the screen up when I'm down low.
     
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    Noise reduction caught up.

    That's why the D300 has cleaner images than a D200, despite having more photosites.
     
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    Mmmmmhmmmm!

    I read they poked super-small holes into the sensor or something to make it more sensitive to light and reduce noise or something. I CAN'T REMEMBER WHERE I SAW THAT!!

    Argh. Oh well. I like the kit they're selling on SonyStyle.
    DSLR A350 with two zoom lenses: 18-70 and 55-200 for $1099.99.

    I'm quite tempted. But a child like me has no money!!

    I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL MARCH!
     
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    that noise reduction is pretty impressive, The a100 has a CCD sensor in it (a700 has CMOS) and these three new cameras are all CCD, but they seem to have figured out a good way to handle it. The a100 was noisy as sh#t
     

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