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.
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.
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.
Summary: Sony just discontinued the A380 and replaced it with the A390, creating a great value for those willing to purchase one model back. The camera handles well and uses the complete line of Minolta/Sony lenses.
Summary: This is a very light-weight camera! I like that I can use two different types of memory. (SD cards are cheaper than CF.) The hand grip is a little awkward at first, but relatively easy to get used to.
Summary: I am a photographer-wannabe graphic and web designer. I have taken this product to photoquests where I've subjected it to different types of landscapes, light and climate situations -- even some soft rain.
Excerpt: I have Sony Alpha DSLR-A380 for 15 days now and it is my entrance to dslr world, before I had only compaq cameras with the last to be SONY T100. My new Sony is is a positive change for me, I took it with the Sony 18- 55mm lens and the Tamron 55-200mm and I can say that I am very satisfied!
Excerpt: I have had a chance to wring out the Sony A380 DSLR the past week. I have read a number of reviews which claim the image quality leaves something to be desired. I have also had opportunity to take sufficient photos with the Canon Xsi, T1i and Nikon D5000 to say the Sony A380 image quality is the...