Excerpt: I use the Sony SLT-A33 with CZ 16-80 len.This combination gives me very good images as you can see in the latest pictures of my big photo album from Greece at : http://community.webshots.com/user/btbill The photos are mixed from Sony A33,Olympus E-520 and XZ-1. This camera is much better and lighter also from my old A230. Maybe the A55 is even better than this but for me (an amateur photographer) is almost perfect.
Summary: I mainly use for video it's beautifully crisp and the effects that having interchangeable lens have are superb whenever you start recording your image zooms a little bit from the preview screen which can be frustrating but overall a great acquisition for my video pursuits
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, HD Video, Large Clear LCD, Tilt /Swivel LCD, User interface
Conclusion: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros: Easy to learn, Easy to set parameters, Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Tilt /Swivel LCD
Excerpt: "Sony a (alpha) SLT-A33 == INTRO == Sony SLT-A33 is another wonderful SLR camera that I use for photography. In todays market where a buyer has a great variety to choose from, this camera though not so great but still competent and a wonderful gadget. This has some better features than other camera's I've used. Although the camera is not a cheap choice, gives you some amazing features. I'm trying not to use the technical terms but in simple words ...