Summary: I purchased this because I had Sony and Konica lenses. This is a nice camera. The quality is probably a bit less than the EOS, but comparable from what I have seen to the D90 or better. Sometimes have some slight issues with the auto-focus not picking up what I am trying to focus on, but is an exception, not the norm. All-in-all, great camera for the price.
Summary: Great Camera and a great price. Be aware, it does not do video. That was something I did not notice before I purchased it. There have been several time I could have used that function while on the road.
Summary: I was a bit hesitant being a Canon guy for so long,But the Sony brand does the job and does it well,the Best thing is they will take any A-mount lens that can be bought cheap used in the bay. You can get a Nice 50mm lens used for 50 bucks that is prime quality..Great Body,ISO only goes down to 200 but no big deal,IS is built into the body and works well. Very happy with it.
Summary: I have an alpha 350 body that needs work (I dropped it while on a shoot in a nightclub). I got this for less than the repair bill would have been. I've just used this body, along with my other alpha 500 while shooting pics for my blog while at the HIMSS13 conference in New Orleans. My Sony 300 mm lens on one, my Sony 18-250, wide/tele lens on the other.
Summary: What a great camera! It does everything I've asked of it so far and I haven't even begun to explore all the special features and functionalities. It is amazing. If you want a few weekend snaps, this camera might not be for you - but if you need a versitile, multi-functional, adaptable machine, this is for you.
Summary: The Sony A500 is a great camera for both people new to digital photography and those with experience in it. It is fairly light weight and easy to get use to. Sony has a great selection of lens and you have the huge number of the great Minolta lens to choose from. Sony makes a great digital camera with which you can take many breath taking pictures with for many years to came.
Summary: I LOVE my A500! It is my second DSLR and the pictures are amazing in low light and sunshine. It is much better than my first, and cheeper! I have used almost every setting and I haven't had any issues with picture quality. It is a little louder than my first but not by much. I have had mine for over a year and have taken around 12,000 pics. I have never commented on anything before but there few things in life I like more than my camera.