Summary: Bought this as our first DSLR after several point and shoots. Quality is great and it is simple to use, weight is good, and battery life is long. Also works perfectly with the old Minolta Alpha lenses. Only negative is the screen always gets messy when using the viewfinder due to it coming into contact with your face.
Summary: This apparently is the last DSLR Sony is going to produce that isn't loaded down with needless video capability. I think if you want video, purchase a camcorder.. I was looking for a good quality DSLR with the Sony/Minolta lens mount that is just plain camera... Think I have found it. The A390 is a couple of years old, but there are plenty of them available new in-the-box at very reasonable prices. May even buy another one.
Excerpt: Prezzo ottimo € 399,00 in Italia; utilizzo estremamente semplice; Possibilità di ottiche Zais; immagini eccellenti fino a 800 ASa buone a 1600 scadenti a 3200; manca blocco AE; con luce buona messa a foco veloce; buona la messa a fuoco manuale. in definitiva ottimo rapporto prezzo qualità.
Summary: After reading all the reviews before purchasing the Sony A390, here is my take on this camera, for the money you couldn't do any better. I am a professional graphic designer and illustrator I use this camera for the web and product photography. For those who complain about the body being cheap and plastic I don't get it? Where are you going to be using it anyway, Antarctica? This is a well made solidly built camera.