Summary: I love this camera! It takes gorgeous photos. Even in low light compared to my old Sony A330. It packs a ton of useful features in as well! I love the panoramic mode and have used it quite frequently! My first test using it was @ Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park in Japan. It performed flawlessly in terms of photo quality. The only downfall I had was the limited range of the included kit lens.
Summary: used this for some freelance photo journalism. it worked great. not an excellent low light camera but took great video and made a good impression when the subject would hear those 10 shots go off per second. sounded really pro.
Summary: I'm terrible at writing reviews, so I hope this will serve some purpose to someone. I've only had this camera for about a month so I haven't had much chance to go in depth with everything. I bought this camera as a replacement for my old Sony A230 that has served me well but I needed an upgrade. I'm a parent and a photography student on a very tight budget and so I needed all the bang for my buck I could get. My advice? If you can afford a better camera, go for it.
Summary: Perfect for a semi-pro or pro photographer, or even newcomer. Lighter than a DSLR, and much more vivid colors. The only downfalls would be the lack of accessories that can be purchased for it, and (as with more sony cameras) the avaliabilty of lenses.