Summary: i use this camera like a camcorder, as a video camera, i shoot wedings whith this cemera and all gear of filmaking. tripods prime lenses etc. This camera has a nice ISO perfomance with 3200 iso in video mode, i love this, to get any light and it has a excelent colors. I love this video shooting machine ! (I use A77 and A65 for photography ) but for photography this is a great camera to, i prefer this over T5i and nikon D5100 !!!
Summary: I seriously love this camera. This is my first DSLR and I found it so easy to pick up and use. Spent good deal of effort researching before taking the plunge on this one. Very "user friendly" and the auto settings were great to get me started. Now, with more experience, I am doing alot with the manual settings.
I've had this camera for six months and enjoy it very much!
B. L. Ward "Pleased Amazon.com customer", Amazon
16 September 2013
Summary: It's a great camera for me, very fast and offers so many ways that it can be used that I'll probably be learning more about it for a long while. My previous camera was good for landscape scenes and still life, but anything with much action would be blurred unless there was a lot of sunlight. This camera captures action very well unless the light is very dim and I'm avoiding use of the flash to not disturb others. I'm quite pleased with this purchase.
Summary: I got this camera as replacement for SLR-A300 that I've been using for about 4 years. I must say this product is by far more superior in every way, except perhaps for size and battery life. Shutter speed is incredibly fast, shutter mechanism is smooth and shock reduction technology works perfectly. Sensor is amazing in all light conditions as it generates amazing colors. Image quality is amazing, far more superior to more expensive NEX-6, which I also use.
Summary: I've waited for several years before buying an SLT camera. When I found out that my old Minolta lenses would be interchangeable with the new camera I was sold. Now that I have used the camera for about a month I don't know how I got along without it. The camera does everything Sony says it'll do. My only disappointment is I can't find a carrying case fit it.
Summary: I ordered this camera on Monday after dropping my older Sony DSLR over the weekend at a sports event and destroying the shutter. I take photos nearly every weekend of sports events and the high fps of this model appealed to me. Not only did this camera arrive Wednesday (2 days...THANK YOU!!), but the pictures i took tonight were amazing! The camera was very easy to use with descriptions for all scene modes.
Summary: I got the A57 with the 18-135mm lens. I recommend shelling out for the 18-135mm, its a good walk around lens, no changing lenses every 10 min. So simple to use, im an amateur but if you want to shoot stills, its point and shoot. Great video that comes out of the thing. Not too happy with the jpeg quality, but it comes with a good raw converter if you are not lazy. Note: The lens/camera has an auto focus issue with really zoomed in close up photos and low light, so enjoy.
If you are thinking of using the video function of this camera..
alex smith "alex sally", Amazon
10 June 2013
Summary: The tech spec of the these cameras are well covered in other reviews so I thought I would add a bit of a different perspective. I use my dslr mainly for video and if that is something you are thinking of doing there are a few things you should definitely know. I know that you have probably read so many comments and reviews that your head is spinning but fear not.