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Using the timer should be fairly straightforward once you read instructions on doing it from the user manual:
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Sony Alpha... | Answered on Jan 19, 2015


It's almost certain that some part of the lens or the supporting framework are faulty. You can try troubleshooting the device with the user manual, but you will probably need to have it repaired. Try checking out the user manual to be sure:
Sony DSLR A200 manual

Sony Alpha... | Answered on Jan 18, 2015


The camera already has a hot shoe that will accommodate a Sony flash unit or a third-party flash unit designed for Sony cameras. You don't need anything else (other than the camera and the flash unit, of course).

Sony Alpha... | Answered on Jan 08, 2015


Could you tell us more about your problem? The stabilizer might not be faulty and there might be a way of you making it useable, but there's no way of telling without additional info. The only thing to do is refer you to the user manual and hope it offers some help:
Sony DSLR A200 manual

Sony Alpha... | Answered on Jan 04, 2015


Two issues are possible:
the first that the connection could have detached or the wire would have lost connectivity to the flash tube when over a period of POP UP. If so you will need to open this unit to see that the link is tested and confirmed.
Secondly the failure of the flash inverter is possible as the trigger for flash works, since it pops up but the circuit is inactive. This can be failure of the driver, the transformer or the frequency generator all of it might need a test to confirm.

Sony Alpha... | Answered on May 21, 2014


The viewfinder of your camera covers about 95% of the picture that is shot. So you should see less in the viewfinder than what is on your photo. So not only to the bottom, but also on top and on the sides, should be more on the picture than in your viewfinder. If the whole picture really shifts, and something is not on the picture, of what you saw in the viewfinder, something must be wrong with your camera. Was it ever dropped? because that could have shifted the pentaprism in the viewfinder. Or the mirror just behind the lens could be a little off?
As long as your pictures cover what you would have in the picture, and they are sharp, don't bother.

Sony Alpha... | Answered on May 14, 2014


Some of ALPHA DLSR are prone to have such problems on antishake mechanicsm. I stucks and fails. You start to see a black line or twisted view instead to correct image seen on optical visor. You either need somebody to service it or you need to remove ccd board and fix the shaking mechanism by trial and error. Fixing means really fixing it to surface that it wont move anymore. Since this will allow framing corect you will loose anti shake function. though situation. Check the link. you are not alone.
a200 sensor shake stabilization malfunction dropped camera

Sony Alpha... | Answered on Apr 11, 2014


Contact Sony Customer or contact keh.com and get a repair quote on line. This is not a 'home fix'.

Sony Alpha... | Answered on Dec 08, 2013


The best way to download 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 or FireWire). 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 iPhoto or any other photo cataloging program.

Sony Alpha... | Answered on Apr 09, 2013


Are you shooting in low light? Sometimes the flash will fire multiple short bursts to aid in focusing. If the camera is not in focus, then depending upon your setting it will not fire.

Sony Alpha... | Answered on Nov 15, 2012


It might be probably the problem with your lens.
Have it serviced from a authorised sony service centre and avail the warranty.

Sony Alpha... | Answered on Jun 10, 2012


Nice camera, and I've had similar problems before.

What's more typical than anything else, is the gearing for moving the lens gets misaligned or jammed. This can happen with foreign object getting in, like fine sand particles, or the lens being jarred or bumped during operation.

For a camera like this, I would not recommend trying to fix it yourself, because you can end up doing more harm than good. A trained tech can often clean it out and repair the problem fairly quickly, to get you back to using it.

Attempting to use it in this condition could potentially make the problem worse, depending on the cause.

Sony Alpha... | Answered on Feb 14, 2012

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