Summary: I'm never buying a Sony again. Words cannot describe how disappointed I am in Sony. I've owned Sony cameras all my life and never had any problems with them. In August 2011 I paid around $500 for a Sony A35 body through Amazon. I was extremely happy with the features, especially the handheld feature. In November 2012 my camera stopped working (it won't turn on). I tried every fix I could find on the internet.
Not better than a point and shoot or iPhone in some respects.
David Zamula "Sham wow", Amazon
10 April 2012
Summary: While this camera is easy to operate and smaller and lighter than most DSLRs from Canon and Nikon, the picture quality is deficient in one major area: color and exposure. An Apple iPhone 4S will produce better images in many cases. If you are taking pictures in high contrast situations, the colors will be washed out and muted. In other conditions the colors will be steely and dark if there is a broad dynamic range.