20 Most Recent Sony Alpha DSLR-A200K Digital Camera Questions & Answers


SONY Alpha 200

It's ten years old, mate - I doubt if anywhere on the planet has spares.
1/18/2018 5:40:10 PM • Sony Alpha... • Answered on Jan 18, 2018

I have been offered a SiGMA 400mm F/5.6 manual

Minolta had two lens mounts. One for manual focus SLR film cameras and one for Auto Focus SLR Maxxum film and digital SLR cameras. Sony uses Minolta Maxxum lens mount.
If the Sigma 400 f5.6 lens was made for Minolta X-700 series, XG, series, XD series, SRT series, then it will not fit on your camera.

1/19/2015 7:02:31 AM • Sony Alpha... • Answered on Jan 19, 2015

Sony a200 camera won't connect to PC

Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer. The best way to transfer pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries. Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo management program such as Picasa. Organize edit and share your photos
11/25/2014 10:43:11 PM • Sony Alpha... • Answered on Nov 25, 2014

Filus problem

Try putting the camera in automatic mode. Camera logo on the dial. And stay in that mode, till you learned how to make better pictures in one of the other modes.
1/26/2014 9:30:49 PM • Sony Alpha... • Answered on Jan 26, 2014

My sony a200 wil not save my images to the memory card

Did you format the card before putting it in the camera
1/27/2012 2:17:42 PM • Sony Alpha... • Answered on Jan 27, 2012

Mismatch between viewfinder and photograph

Is your camera an SLR, if so then your mirror might be at the wrong angle, if that is the case then you need to have a specialist tilt the mirror, if your camera is not a SLR then this is a common problem when taking pictures from a short distance away from your subject, as the view finder is above the lense so what appears centered in the view inder will be much higher up in the lense, there are two ways to fix this, one is to use the LCD, or most cameras have correction marks in the view finder,and these show where the actual edges of what the lense sees are, use the correction marks.
10/19/2011 1:27:57 PM • Sony Alpha... • Answered on Oct 19, 2011

I want change language my

Press the MENU button. Select the wrench-1 icon. Select the "A" icon. Select "English".
9/12/2011 7:54:16 PM • Sony Alpha... • Answered on Sep 12, 2011

Can you use the twist-barrell zoom lens on a Sony

You can zoom completely independent of the focus.

Some lenses immediately override the autofocus when it senses you turning the manual focus ring. Other lenses don't, and you can damage the lens by forcing it. It depends on the lens, so you'll have to consult the documentation for the specific lens.
7/6/2011 8:45:57 PM • Sony Alpha... • Answered on Jul 06, 2011

"camera error" when i


Unfortunately a "camera error" message is not something that you will be able to fix. This error indicates a failure of the camera and requires the camera to be sent in for servicing and repair.

You may find it more cost effective to purchase a new camera as opposed to the repair price on your current camera.
3/12/2011 7:16:13 AM • Sony Alpha... • Answered on Mar 12, 2011

My Sony a200 DSLR camera

If it has a manual mode changer get it back to normal mode..if it isn't manual mode changer ..remove the battery to power it off let it without batteries for a while ..and maybe it will reset to the normal mode when you insert them back ..The fact that you can not navigate makes almost impossible to reset to the factory settings ..without getting into menu .....So try to put it in the normal mode..cause it may be in a full auto one ..to do that see that this model it has the mode changer on top ..and can be changed manually .I think ...
1/29/2011 7:35:27 AM • Sony Alpha... • Answered on Jan 29, 2011

Flash is not working i

You need to replace the Flash tube. Its cut off and thats why not working.
1/17/2011 7:24:40 PM • Sony Alpha... • Answered on Jan 17, 2011

Hi. I get error messagne

Clean the electrical contacts on the lens then try it again.
12/24/2010 10:07:32 AM • Sony Alpha... • Answered on Dec 24, 2010

My sony alpha 300 dslr is making weird noises

i had exactly the same problem today with my a200, was is like a jammed sort of sound? like a drilling sound almost :S
im so annoyed. why is this happening?
11/7/2010 12:58:11 PM • Sony Alpha... • Answered on Nov 07, 2010

I have a sony alpha a 200 with a 18-70 lense. The

i think i have the same problem, it was like making a drilling sound like it was jammed, i have the same camera and lens, i thihnk its the focusing part on the lens. i dont want to have to buy another!
10/1/2010 3:30:45 PM • Sony Alpha... • Answered on Oct 01, 2010

Camera got damp been throughly

What exactly do you mean by "damp"? When you say "thoroughly dried", do you mean you buried it in a bowl of dry rice for a week before even attempting to turn it on? If you didn't, you may have fried the circuits.
8/17/2010 8:46:38 PM • Sony Alpha... • Answered on Aug 17, 2010

Camera rattles when it is put on/off

There are a number of things you can try:

1. Ensure batteries are fully charged

2. Look carefully between the lens and the camera body for any sand or other dirt etc

3. Try turning the camera with the lens facing down and shake to dislodge anything stuck

4. Try removing batteries and memory card, wait 2 minutes and refit

If no luck then we have to try some things that could possibly result in damaging your camera so should only be tried if happy to take that risk...

5. Try thumping the camera into your other hand, by thumping into your hand you are trying to jar the mechanism loose, by using your hand you will hopefully not do it too hard or it will hurt. You may need to do this a dozen or so times in different places to work. I have found the flat of the camera bottom into the flat of your hand best..

6. If the lens is stuck in the out position then remove the batteries and try twisting the lens first one way then the other, do not apply excessive force when doing this or you can break gears, you are trying to reposition not force... Likewise if the lens looks like it is crooked you can try pushing it back into position. This has a higher chance of doing more harm than the thump so please be careful...

7. Dismantle the camera, not for the faint heated, you need to dismantle the lens assembly into the main body of the camera

If no luck then only other option is a serviceman I'm afraid, be sure to get a quotes as camera repairs can be uneconomical
7/27/2010 10:04:29 AM • Sony Alpha... • Answered on Jul 27, 2010

Where can i download a user manual for a sony a200

You can download manual from your camera from official service page
6/2/2010 7:46:46 PM • Sony Alpha... • Answered on Jun 02, 2010
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