Summary: Bought it for video, along with an adapter for my nicer Nikon lenses. Sony has the best sensors and it shows, this camera takes excellent video. The sound is not great, but is sufficient for syncing up whatever sound you record off-camera. There is no external mic input, so you will have to use a separate recorder if you want quality sound in your videos.
Great camera! Takes good photos and handles my abuse
William Edstrom, Amazon
15 November 2014
Summary: Great camera! Takes good photos and handles my abuse. Image quality is competitive with entry level DSLRs. Lenses are a bit more expensive than with the more common types, especially cannon. Only complaint is that without a viewfinder shooting in the sun can be problematic. Navigating menus can be a bit slow, but once you get comfortable with shooting in all manual you don't need to do that much.
Summary: I love this camera! As a novice photographer I wanted a camera that had a great auto feature and some "extra" features that I could play around with. This fits the bill. Pros: The auto shoot mode takes fabulous pictures both indoors and out. It even has a superior auto mode that I found really useful because it can tell the difference between a portrait, landscape and macro and will take the picture accordingly without me having to switch the mode.
Summary: I was very happy with my camera until one of my lenses went bad and the camera refused taking pictures saying "Cannot recognize lens. Attach it properly". I was in Europe for couple months and I quickly found the Sony does not have international warranty and I could not get the lens repaired. Luckily I have more lenses so I kept using my other lenses until I went back to US. But couple week after that the camera body started reporting the same error.
Summary: I bought this but I noticed that the serial number on the camera and the lens were covered with black marker. It makes me wonder if this was stolen or if there is any other reason. This is a good camera, but at this price with the other add-ons, one wonders the reason behind this.
A really solid camera. I debated between this and ...
3 September 2014
Summary: A really solid camera. I debated between this and the Nex 5 and 6 as well as some other for a while. I opted for the least expensive model because I know from experience that I won't use a camera that doesn't fit in my pocket very often. The reason it lost a star is because the shutter is rather loud, even for a camera of this type.
Summary: I really like this camera; I am interested in learn about photography for hobby purposes, so this was a great investment without breaking the bank. I really love the fact that you can use a SD card instead of just the proprietary Sony memory card. It not a full SLR or as powerful but its a lot better than the pictures my Samsung S3 takes. That was also a secondary reason I got the camera, indoor shots were bad with the S3 (Indoor low light conditions).
Summary: This is the most awesome camera ever. The photos are great quality, it's the right size too. My previous sony Dslr a330 was just simply too heavy. This give you the quality without all of the bulk.