In Digital Camera Magazine Issue 29 May 2008 there is a full review on Sony Alpha A200. The review is totally not in favor for this entry level SLR Sony A200.
In the review it says "The high ISO/noise performance is dissapointing." Despite sony a200 having a so call larger sensor than a 4/3 system it still fails to deliver..
Noise start to creep in so badly in ISO 800 at at ISO1600 to ISO3200 i would say it might be slighly on par or worst than a 4/3 E series SLR.
And i am surprise at the absent of Live View too. According to DCM it says "Olympus E-410 is smaller than A200, nicer to use. There is LiveView and some sophisticated metering option. with a 90% rating compare to 80% rating given to A200
looks like Sony did a pretty bad job with the entry level SLR A200.
Another thing to worth taking note is the kit lens 18-70mm by Sony is no where near the superb optic of Olympus E-series std kit lens 14-42mm (in dpreview lens review give a high rating for the std kit lens from Olympus E-series)
The plasticky feel on the body also deter potential buyer..and Live View is a std nowadays and i am surprised that they did not include this useful feature!
Overall i would say..there are better SLR out ther and Olympus E-410 which is few years old is defnitely kicking Sony A200 ass..
And to SoulFly from Lowyat.net for even comparing A200 to Olympus E-3 i would say stop being a fanboy and grow up..Sony A200 can;t even get a better rating than E-410 in DCM..