Great for amateurs, professionals, and everyone in between.
5 August 2014
Summary: I've owned this camera for around 6 years now, and it's done everything I've needed it to, when I need it to, and it's never once failed me. I'm no "professional", but I've had many 20x30's framed in model homes and in many other homes, and they look wonderful. Clear and crisp like you'd expect.
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.
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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.
Summary: it's not a bad camera as some reviews say about this model from Sony, I can not see a perfect camera will be produced ever, there will be a room for improvement and some faults to be picked on. wend of the day it's the person behind the camera and in front of the camera takes a good picture.
Excerpt: My feelings about Sony α380 are still ambivalent. Do I like it enough to recommend it to potential DSLR buyers or not? To sort it out, I am laying down what I like and don’t like about it. The Positive Side. I have always trusted Sony when it comes …
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...
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.
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.