Summary: This is a replacement for one I bought new. Much cheaper to replace the body here than to upgrade to a newer camera. This takes amazing pictures. My last Alpha Camera had an issue where the camera started taking pictures off center. This is apparently a common problem with this model. So if you are starting from scratch, try a different model. However if this happened to yours and you can get a body on here used, it is cheaper than the repair from Sony.
Good sharp images at low ISO or using RAW, handy tiltable live view screen
14 May 2014
Summary: Makes good images generally, decent metering, on-camera flash is ok if you really need to use it but must use flash compensation in many cases. Eye level viewfinder is a little small but bright, live view decent except in bright sunlight. High ISO jpegs ok up to ISO 1600 but better to use RAW over ISO 400/800. Very good deal used generally. Fairly small and light.
Summary: Good Camera for price. It has an amazing focus. It takes action pictures great. The one draw back is that it doesn't zoom very far. We are planning on buying a telephoto lens. But great starter camera.
Summary: I've had this camera for close to a year and still love it. It takes beautiful pictures with little effort and has a ton of options if you want to delve in to them. The tilt-able viewfinder comes in very handy when taking pictures down low (like with children or animals) and when the camera is on a tri pod or propped somewhere using the timer.
Summary: A seriously brilliant entry level DSLR from Sony. Literally does everything it say on the box. Could not ask for anything more. Is a very practical camera with large easy to use buttons, no issues! Also has a nice ISO range 100-3200 higher than some entry level, although the higher ISO levels do include some noise as expected. The 10.2 megapixel sensor overs really great quality with very vivid colours.
Pros: Practicality, Ease of use, ISO Range, Image Quality, Tilting Screen, Live View, Battery Life