Summary: I received my A37 Sony camera about a week after I ordered it , it came with a battery and charger , camera manual ,camera strap --everything that I'd need except for no SD card which would have been nice to also have with the box kit. I have a Sony A230 - a good basic camera that I have had for about 3 years but I wanted the new translucent technology and movie capability and live view that the S37 has that is lacking with my A230, I have four Minolta auto lens's that...
Summary: Great camera . Fits perfectly my Minolta lenses. I took some pictures and recorded a video. It looks like I'm going to love it. There's only one minus with this camera-rechargeable battery. I always used AA with Canon . It was very convienient ,especially abroad. The price was great.
Summary: I had the twin lens pack of this camera & was looking forward to giving it a real trial compared with the Canon DSLR's I have always owned. Out of the box the first obvious difference is the size & weight.....it is both smaller & lighter than any of my SLR cameras, but while the build quality is good it does have a slightly "plastic feel".
Summary: I am very happy with this camera so far. I just wish there were some better flash options available. I bought this because I already had a Minolta Maxuum film camera and lenses. My Quantaray/Maxxum a-mount lenses work flawlessly with this camera.
Summary: I am a owner or a Alpha A100, so when new travel plans were being made I objected to taking both a super-zoom camera and the DSLR for scenery shots. The compromise was to get the A37 with the 18-135 zoom. The video looks good compared to my Panasonic FZ35 video, plus there is no tendency to blow highlights in bright sun like with a smaller sensor. The 18-135 zoom performs great with video and can barely be heard in playback.
Summary: It is a very good camera, but it doesn't have many of great accessories that are Available for other models of slr cameras, like a vertical grip. I suppose those are reserve for the top level cameras, any way, if yours is the accessories better check all this before. The camera is very, very good! The pics are just excellent. It is really a great entry level camera.
Summary: Camera came with visible dust on a sensor, Amazon offered exchange, discount, or paying for cleaning the sensor. The latter helped. This is my first semi-transparent mirror camera, it takes a while to get used to live without a real image in the viewfinder. Compared to my second camera, Sigma SD 14, the colors are visually sub-par, the high ISO noise is a bit better, nice movie mode.
Summary: You cannot get a batter camera for this price. You get more features than the Canon and Nikon competitors. I searched at least 30 cameras and this one I got for my fiance for a Christmas present and I tell you what it was a great decision. She loves it and it has so many great features that the others did not have.