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: 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!
Pros: Practicality, Ease of use, ISO Range, Image Quality, Tilting Screen, Live View, Battery Life
Summary: I had considered several Canon and Nikon models before settling on this camera and I could not be more satisfied. I have taken over 10k photos in the last one year I have owned it. I use it along with my Tamron 18-200 and Sony 50mmF1.4 lens and the image quality is quite good.
Summary: I have owned the Sony alpha A300 for a little over a year now. Coming from a traditional film camera background, I find this camera very easy to use while supporting all the features that I need.
Summary: I purchased the Sony DSLR A300 the first of 2009 and downloaded the software on my 10 year old 32bit computer, the software worked good. A few months later, I up graded to a new computer with Vista- 64Bit processor.
Great DSLR for moving up from a point-and-shoot because of Live View
4 May 2009
Summary: There is really only one reason to choose this camera over the more established Nikon and Canon offerings and that is Live View. To put it simply, this is the ONLY DSLR with the ability to use the LCD screen to compose and take your picture with no sacrifice in focus speed vs.
Summary: I spent two months reading reviews and looking at the sample pictures taken with various cameras posted on various websites. At first I got caught up in all the specs of different models and the technical aspects of the descriptions.
Summary: I finally broke down, replaced by beloved Nikon FTN film SLR *and* my Canon A650 with a digital SLR from Sony. I can't believe it took this long for someone to figure out that digital SLRs sorely lacked the live view features available on many digital point-and-shoots, and that the live view feature...