Summary: Great starter camera people can complain about grip and size all they want but when it comes down to it it is better then a point and shoot any day of the week and the quality you can get from the photo are great obviously they are better cameras but you have to pay the price if your just starting out and want a great camera with quality photos that you can print or like most of us just put online with some details that iphones and phones just can't capture this is the...
Summary: This camera is excellent for the price. I purchased it specifically because it uses bayonet mounted lenses, so I could use the lenses from an old school film camera no longer operational. There are so many sophisticated features that I had to spend time studying the manual, but it was a labor of love. It's great to have so many variables in so small a package.
Excerpt: My wife has had this camera for about two years now. It's a great entry into the DSLR world and has served us well. It does great outdoors, indoors in high light conditions, and in less light (not low light) conditions with excellent color rendition. That being said, it's not without faults, though they are minor. The autofocus can be somewhat irritatingly slow or nonexistent in medium light situations.
Summary: I ordered this camera for my photojournalism. class in the fall, but was happy I had it in time for my mother's retirement party. I'm still getting used to the functions, but seems to work great.
Happy with purchase,vendor and the whole E-Bay experience
6 January 2013
Summary: excellent value overall. purchased Sony because of compatibility with Minolta lenses. After talking with a friend he bought the A500...that will be my next because of additional features. Seller was excellent and exceeded all expectations. this is a great 1st serious DSLR.