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.
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.
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.