Very disappointed with pictures in low light---sports photos.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I owned a Sony DSC-H1 and was very pleased with it so I purchased the SLR A100K for my wife. We both shoot photos for sporting events. At the same time I purchased the Canon 400 (Xti) since I wanted to change shooting lenses. We both shoot the same events yet my Canon performs much better. The noise of the Sony is terrible. I have to use the noise reduction constantly when editing pictures with low light. I am very disappointed with the Sony camera and plan to...
Pros: This camera takes some very nice photos. The steady shot technology is great for capturing a clear shot, and is compatible Minolta lenses. Does well with low light/night shots.
Cons: Kit lens that came with the camera and subsequent replacement lenses (each lasting only a year or 2) do not last. Camera is bit heavy compared to the newer models available, & auto-focus struggles frequently. Not reliable when needed.
Summary: I had the chance recently to try a A100. With all of the glaring reviews about this item, and a set of lenses + very nice program flash of my old Minolta Dynax 7000i I was willing to get a body of the A100 next to my Nikon D70s. It's a decent DSLR, feature-wise, and the steady-shot feature is a big plus, but I found the following items a big negative: 1. Above ISO 400 there is a considerable amount of noise. The ISO 800 is virtually useless and ISO 1600 is just a joke.
Summary: Like others have said in their reviews, the camera is decent, but the cusotmer service is horrendous! I purchased the camera in July, 2007 from Ace Photo and the camera arrived very quickly. The problem started when I tried to download my first set of photos-- I couldn't do it automatically as there were corrupt files. I figured it was my memory card so I purchased another one, but had the same problem.
Summary: I bought this camera for Christmas after having spent several weeks reviewing test reports (such as on [...] and reading user opinions. I wanted to buy a DLSR because eight to six years ago I owned a nice SLR from Minolta and was very happy with it. After buying our first digital camera (a compact 6 MP SONY DSC-V1) we haven't really used our SLR anymore.
Summary: Do not buy this camera if you want to use your existing flash unit, or if you wish to use Studio Flash. This is because the hot shoe only fits Sony own brand flash units, there is no PC connector on the camera, and Sony do not sell a compatible hot shoe adapter. There is also no way to turn off the pre-flash. Otherwise good.
Summary: Bom para quem está aprendendo a fotografar é uma boa opção aprender a regular as funções manualmente a entender as compensações e a utilização de todas as técnicas e operacionalidades de uma câmera profissional, embora aconselho o uso dos equipamentos de entrada da Canon e da Nikon, os preços são praticamente os mesmos e a qualidade é incomparável.
Pros: Bom Tamanho e empunhadura, lcd com informações rotaciona automaticamente ao girar o equipamento, comandos para ISO /Balanço do Branco entre outros individualizados de facil acesso
Cons: Fotômetria atrapalhada, difícil confiar nela, é extremamente necessário neste equipamento aprender a compensar manualmente, para não ficar desapontado com o Resultado., Ruídos, muitos ruídos, acima de ISO 400 é um problema, Preço absurdo de Lentes e acessórios, Sapata do Flash individualizada, complicando a utilização de Flash convencionais, O Balanço do Branco tem que ser ajustado com muita calma para amenizar problemas em ambientes fechados (principalmente escuros),...
Summary: Diesen schon i.d. Jahre gekommenen Probanten konnte ich längere Zeit testen. Es soll die erste Konsumer Digital Spiegelreflexkamera von Sony sein, fast baugleich mit und Nachfolgemodell der Minolta 5D. + Im Kameragehäuse eingebauter ausreichender Bildstabi + schneller Augen gesteuerter (abschaltbar) AF + schnelle Auslösung + Spiegelvorauslösung + Abblendtaste - Sehr lautes Auslösegeräusch - Spiegelschlagdämpfung fast gleich null - Behäbige Abspeicherung der gemachten...