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...
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.
Summary: I got this camera a few days ago at walmart, i was on a budget for around 300 so i knew i wouldnt be able to get a nikon or canon, but i saw this on the clearance table for 289 so i grabbed it. Ive been messing with it and taking endless pictures with it.
Summary: This is my first digital camera. I am a long time Minolta user and chose the Alpha because my lens fit this camera. I have had few problems adapting to this camera and this is perfect for somebody who used to shoot 35mm slr and is not happy with the point and shoot cameras that are very popular.
Summary: This camera is perfect for someone with a little bit of photography background, and for someone with no idea of how to take a decent shot. It is easy, and can be fully automatic for settings, but can also allow more creativity with shutter speed, ISO, etc.