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Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

CNET
31 July 2010
  • Summary: Cheaper and with better photo quality than its sibling, the Sony Alpha DSLR-A500's quirky design is the only real flaw in an otherwise solid entry-level model with fast Live View shooting and a useful tilting LCD.
  • Pros: Generally above-average performance and solid raw high ISO sensitivity performance for its class; large, tilting LCD; fast Live View autofocus; wireless flash.
  • Cons: Awkward aspects to the design; no video.
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Sony DSLR-A500

Steve's Digicams
8 February 2010
  • Excerpt: Sony starts off their line-up of new DSLR cameras with the Alpha-500. the a500 boasts Sony's new 12.3-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor and the BIONZ image processor to improve the ease of shooting and get clearer images. Also new to the Sony DSLR line is the in-camera High Dynamic Range feature. This option will help bring out details commonly lost in shadows and evens out backlit subjects. Sony has also improved their Live View by using two sensors to maintain focus speed.
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Overall 8
8.4
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 8
8.0
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
8.5

Sony Alpha a500 review

What Digital Camera
2 December 2009
  • Excerpt: The Sony a500 is the a550's similar cousin, but does what it offers warrant its place in the Alpha range? The What Digital Camera Sony a500 review...
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Overall 9
9.0

Sony Alpha A500

Trusted Reviews
6 February 2011

Sony A500

PhotographyBLOG
17 June 2010
  • Excerpt: The Sony A500 is the base model in the new A5- series of Sony DSLR cameras, with the more expensive 14 megapixel A550 sitting above it, which also offers faster 7fps shooting and a higher-resolution LCD screen. The two cameras are otherwise identical and are positioned above the entry level A330 and A380 models.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha A500 Review

ePHOTOzine
3 June 2010
  • Summary: During testing this camera has proven itself to be a very capable piece of equipment, easily holding its own in many areas against the competition.
  • Pros: Good value for money., In-body image stabilisation., Articulating screen, AF performance during live view, Support for SDHC cards and Sony's own Memory Stick Duo format, Noise performance
  • Cons: Proprietary hot shoe fitting, Limited exposure compensation and bracketing range, Low flash sync speed
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
10
Overall quality 6
6.0
Photo quality - landscapes 10
10
Photo quality - macro 6
6.0
Photo quality - portraits 8
8.0
Photo quality - low light 8
8.0
Photo quality - sports 10
10

Sony Alpha 500

digicambuyer.co.uk
22 December 2009
  • Conclusion: Good features and great images but lacking some features of similarly priced rivals
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony A500 review

electricpig
9 November 2009
  • Summary: A superb all-rounder packed with features and user-friendliness
  • Pros: Fast live view autofocus and speedy continuous shooting
  • Cons: No HD video
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha 500

Absolut Photo
28 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Les précédentes sorties de Sony de la série 3 ( alpha 330 et 380 ) ne nous avaient, il est vrai, pas emballés dans la mesure où malgré un changement de dessin les appareils fleuraient trop le recyclé, notamment avec leur capteur CCD.  Avec les Sony Alpha 500 et 550 , la stratégie de Sony est plus conquérante est ambitieuse puisque la firme est passé au capteur CMOS.
  • Pros: Ecran orientable, LiveView complet, Qualité d'image, Fonction HDR
  • Cons: Viseur encore un peu juste, Absence de mode vidéo, Ecran arrière à la définition limitée, Une seule molette (à l'avant)
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony A500

Absolut Photo
28 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Les précédentes sorties de Sony de la série 3 ( alpha 330 et 380 ) ne nous avaient, il est vrai, pas emballés dans la mesure où malgré un changement de dessin les appareils fleuraient trop le recyclé, notamment avec leur capteur CCD.  Avec les Sony Alpha 500 et 550 , la stratégie de Sony est plus conquérante est ambitieuse puisque la firme est passé au capteur CMOS.
  • Pros: Ecran orientable, LiveView complet, Qualité d'image, Fonction HDR
  • Cons: Viseur encore un peu juste, Absence de mode vidéo, Ecran arrière à la définition limitée, Une seule molette (à l'avant)
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