Summary: I have two of these cameras and I would not part with them for anything. Well almost anything. Lightning\uFEFF fast focus, lightweight and compact body. The EVF is bright enough to get a realistic view of the subject, Does Canon or Nikon give you instant live view of changes to shutter and aperture as well as ISO - LOL
Summary: I love this camera. It's my first DSLR (DSLT). I have been mostly using it for video. It takes great 1080p AVCHD video as well as any professional camcorder. I'm impressed with the built in stereo mic, but equally impressed with the stereo microphone input jack that allows me to connect a shotgun mic. It's small, lite and easy to handle. Even with a 200mm lense, a dual mount bracket, (shotgun mic.
Summary: You can not go wrong with this camera. I comparison shopped for weeks and found great models from Sony, Nikon, and Canon. I have used Sony digital cameras for years though, so I was already leaning toward Sony. I know they are expensive, and many times you are just paying for the name, but this is a quality camera I believe. The best part is that I owned an older Minolta 35mm camera with some zoom lenses and they fit this!
Summary: I really like this camera, though I don't have much to compare it too. I have a nice sony cybershot and a couple old film SLR cameras. My brother who had a canon 2Ti was pretty impressed with it and though it better than the canon, not better than his 5d mk 2, but that's not a real comparison. Wish it had more custom function buttons and a better directional button for when choosing an AF point. Seems sad that it's already discontinued but that's the world of technology.
Summary: the A37 is a great camera to start getting serious about photography. IF you are coming from a point & shoot camera the learning curve on this camera is not that bad. There are guides on the camera itself (press the ? button) to help you along the way. I highly recommend this for people who want to take their photography to the next level. Pros: 1. Live view 2. electric view finder (you can see the adjustment to the photo in real-time and on the view finder right away.
Summary: Took this camera on vacation to Disney World. The camera took amazing pictures. Everything from bright sun to night time fireworks came out perfect. You don't have to be a expert to use this camera I used the auto setting and the pictures came out perfect. I love this camera and couldn't be more satisfied with it.