Summary: I am a hobby photographer and was excited when Sony offered a full frame digital camera in the $2,600 range. I did my research and purchased this camera. The camera has a wonderful feel, takes fantastic photos, I loved it. That is, until, I got involved with Sony's service department.
Summary: This camera and it's little brother the a850, are the cheapest full frame digital cameras on the market. As a new professional, I bought it based on the price and glowing reviews of the image quality, which is great at low ISO, but deteriorates rapidly as you pump up the ISO.
Summary: This is an excellent camerea,in fact i bought two. If you buy one, just hope you don't need repairs. I have had several Sony cameras and lenses which needed repairs and have never received one back in less than 5 weeks. Both of my current a900s are in the shop for shutter replacements.