Excerpt: This camera is simply great for users like me :). Photography is my hobby, I don't have lot of time for it but I really enjoy taking pictures. Build is very good for the price and entry lvl class. If U don't need full live view and larger display - it's A550 performance (IMO). Pretty good @ low light / high iso. Most important thing for me - price... this camera is really cheap! And I still can use Minolta lenses - that's great :) Problems: Nothing for me.
Excerpt: I'm own 450 for 2 weeks, and I'm really enjoy it. Several years ago I have Minolta film system, so I've choose Alpha for expected reasons - want to breath new life into Minolta lenses and accessories. 450 does not have all those bells and whistles from 1-3 series, however more important - it has exellent CMOS sensor, shutter speed, HDR. If you really want to use it for photography and have fun - it will give you such apportunity.
Excerpt: It is a good camera,fast,nice features, well built(high iso,hdr,long life battery). Excellent pictures if you know how to take pictures,because the camera it just a tool,no matter brand so much as the man behind the camera.
Summary: I purchaed my camera "new" on ebay and it developed a fault, soon after, when the display malfunctioned. The ebay seller was a real "pain" and would not say where it came from originally and I had a lot of trouble getting Sony to repair it free. Luckily the camera model had only been out for a few months, so they had to accept that it was less than a year old. Would certainly advise people to pay a bit more and buy from a reputable source!
Summary: After years of using a good wet film SLR and months of procastination, finally took the plunge and bought the Sony A450Y DSLR. Delivered quickly as promissed, with all the extras as one consignment. The camera is all I was looking for, an entry level (on the upper end) DSLR with two very good lenses. The camera is comfortable to hold, not heavy but solid in the hand and easy to use.
Summary: In many reviews there are comments regarding the video options on DSLR cameras. If I want to make movies I will purchase a camcorder. One other small point, the menu system is not really user friendly. There are many better ones out there on other brands, in many cases, cheaper cameras.
Pros: It is a "stills camera". It does what it says on the spec. sheet.
Cons: Build quality not up to that of my previous KonicaMinolta 5D DSLR.
Summary: Bon boitier intermédiaire entre la gamme débutant et la gamme expert. Son capteur CMOS fait qu'il supporte assez bien la montée en ISO contrairement à la gamme inférieure qui dispose de capteurs CCD. Ce boitier ne fait pas de vidéo, il faut donc garder à l'esprit que son utilisation est exclusivement destinée à la photographie. Au niveau des fonctionnalités, il possède juste ce qu'il faut pour sortir des automatismes : modes P, A, S et M.
Pros: qualité d'image, montée en ISO, autonomie, fiabilité
Summary: Le Sony Alpha 450 est un boitier reflex numérique d'entrée de gamme visant les photographes amateurs expérimentés. Il est munit d'un capteur de 14.2 millions de pixels au format APS-C. Ses dimensions sont de 137 x 104 x 81mm pour un poid de 520g sans aucun accessoire (batterie, objectif, ...). La construction de ce boitier est assez rassurante, et non "plastique", bien qu'il existe plus solide sur le marché. Il accepte les cartes mémoire au format MS / SD.
Pros: Rafale, qualité d'image, montée en ISO, gamme Minolta AF compatible, stabilisation capteur
Cons: Ecran non orientable, pas de vidéo, live view uniquement en mode manuel