Summary: I've had my Sony A380 for about 3 years now. For a while I thought I'd made a mistake since I could never seem to get the clarity I wanted. The ONLY mistake was not getting something other than the 'kit' lens that came with it. Recently I started playing with the option of other lenses and bought a Minolta Maxxum 50mm f1.7 lens for my Sony. INSTANTLY I regained the confidence I'd all but lost in this camera! Sharpness that can CUT!
The Great Modern day DSLR Discontinued Cameras Sold At A Ripe Off Price
Howard B. Kahn, Amazon
12 February 2012
Summary: i Started with Konica SLR's, than onto Minolta, now Sony Dslr's i paid $500.00 when the Sony a380 CAME OUT, body only, i paid $550.00 for the Sony a33 when it first came out, body only. Both of these cameras i found better than their virgin reviews, i still have them and use them. If i would sell them today i would be lucky to get $100.00 for each of them, but yet when i look at what some individuals are asking, along with the establishment photo suppliers you would...
Summary: Wish it had video nice camera easy to deal with. It's a Sony camera so quality is there, pictures are clean lightning is great. Still can't believe it doesn't have video. Still got a good buy.
Summary: have not received yet but ive been a professional photographer for 10 yrs and a camera tester i just payed price good over all rateing of this camera was 4.5 out of 5 2 yrs a go it has something that keeps dust away wich is good for nature photography and i used one in a wedding to and did not fail..
Summary: A great package with the inclusion of the telephoto lens. It would have been better if it was a 75mm - 300mm telephoto lens. For a DSLR the camera is fairly easy to use for a newcomer to the DSLR field, but the instruction booklet is not always easy to follow and some simple instructions with diagrams would be helpful. Even a short video explaining the various features of the camera that was included with the camera as a DVD.
Excellent camera for the beginner or more advanced photographer
Stephen M. Charme, Amazon
23 October 2010
Summary: Years ago I used to use a Nikon F SLR with an assortment of wide angle, normal, and telephoto lenses. I would buy my film in bulk, load it into casettes, shoot, then develop and print in my home darkroom. Those days are long gone. Once digital arrived I used a variety of compact cameras whose main virtue was portability and convenience, which sometimes did not provide the sharpest pictures.
Summary: Camera is easy to use. Still learning allthe nick nacks on camera. Faster lens would have been nice. For the money, probably one of the better cameras. Adjustable view finder is a great option.
Summary: I initially was drawn to the Sony line of DSLR's because I've used a Sony SLR like camera for a few years now and just love it. Infact most people already thought I had a full DSLR from the picture quality. So when it was definitely time for me to upgrade, I knew I had to keep Sony on the list to compare. I talked to other photographer friends, and most leaned toward the Canon XSI as a good entry level DSLR. So I compared it to my Sony alpha 380.
Summary: I bought this camera for my wife as a replacement for her 35mm. She took it to shoot a wedding 2 days after getting the camera. She won't be going back to 35mm any time soon. The only thing she will be needing is an external flash. the built in flash doesn't cut it.