Excerpt: Last week i sold my sony A350 and bought the A500. I'm very happy with the results. instead of the A350 who's pictures were noisy above iso 200 the pictures from the A500 are noise free and detailed all the way up till iso 1600. Using the tamron 17-50 lens gives exellent results. The focus speeds are a litlle faster on the A500 than the A350. The speed of this camera is so much faster than the A350.
Excerpt: Its strengths: DRO (Dynamic Range Optimization) and HDR, Live view with fast auto focus, built-in image stabilization, tilted LCD screen. I am very happy with this camera. I purchased it one month ago. The A500 has built-in DRO & HDR with adjustable levels, live view with quick auto focus (4 fps with live view), and tilted LCD. These features are very useful for me. The image quality is roughly the same from A500, A700 and Canon Xsi (this my another DSLR).
Excerpt: I have used this camera since Dec 20, 2009. Live View: Ooutstanding and incredibly fast. Much much faster than every other DSLR that I tried. Face Detection, great for taking pictures of small children Image Quality: Very sharp at higher ISO settings and under low light. HDR: Have not played with it that much, but it does do a great job alingning picutures and merging into one photo fairly seamlessly.