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7.7 out of 10

Sony SLT-A55

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Reviews and Problems with Sony SLT-A55

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Overall 8
8.0

Great for photography.

Lynn, Amazon
26 April 2014
  • Summary: Not the best for video...the battery overheats when video is longer than 5 minutes and shuts down, but great for photos.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Aurelio2014, DP Review
12 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Este modelo de Sony es espectacular, liviano, con la posibilidad de adaptar el lente que te guste y sobre todo inteligente.
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Overall 8
8.0

good

sheungmanlau, Amazon
8 January 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Great camera.

J. Mullins "CaerRaven", Amazon
24 September 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good camera for the money.

Robert Kennedy, Amazon
13 February 2013
  • Summary: I have a Nikon D60 and I have tried the Nikon D7000 and others ,the Sony a55 is a great camera for the money,I had some minolta lens that work great on the sony I do alot of Bird Pics and the sony is very fast and easy to handle.I don't really care for the EVF but it works for me .I bought a reconditioned camera with 18-55 lens for less then $400.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Mid Range.. semi Pro Cam

Videocat, Amazon
10 July 2012
  • Summary: I purchased this Sony Cam on Amazon about two months ago. I had wondered if in almost ten years, my trusted Canon 300D, could be improved upon. The answer is both yes and no. The Alpha 55 is great in low light, has excellent reproductive fidelity and does some extraordinary things, including GPS registration. On down side and its only because I also am a beginning film maker, the video does only allow about five minutes of filming before the camera over heats.
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Overall 8
8.0

Leaves a little something to be desired...

Marktwain10 "Marktwain10", Amazon
31 March 2012
  • Summary: I expected this camera to be so much better than my previous camera (a Sony a330) but over time I felt the improvements weren't significant enough and I never enjoyed the electronic viewfinder as opposed to a pentaprism viewfinder. For some reason it seems I can get almost as good pictures with my lesser Sony a330 camera at lower iso settings (iso 100-400). At higher iso ratings, however, there was an advantage of having the a55, which is good up to 800 iso.
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Overall 8
8.0

DESIGN FLAW WHEN USING AN EXTERNAL FLASH

Crystal C.., Amazon
14 January 2012
  • Summary: I rented an external flash (HVL-F42) to try out with my A55. I shoot in manual and I found that I had to turn the flash off before I could change the aperture. I just checked with Sony and it is "a design feature of the camera". I bought a Sony camera because the light weight was easier for me to handle. In photography classes I find that I often cannot do the things that people with Canon and Nikon cameras can do because of Sony design features.
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Overall 8
8.0

OW - Became a brick 1/20/14 - R.I.P.

A. R. Jonez "Why not!", Amazon
4 October 2011
  • Summary: I am back to removeable lenses again. That's not a bad thing. I had ventured away when I traded in my Nikon film camera for a Nikon Coolpix 5700 - all 5 megapixels! I shot weddings and family pictures for years. I replaced that with a Panasonic ZS3 - which was a great camera for what it did, small, great zoom, 10.1 meg sensor.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not quite as wonderful as I expected.

Bruce Bevitz, Amazon
10 September 2011
  • Summary: I bought this camera because I was tired of lugging a video camera along with the still DSLR camera. In doing my research I saw that the SLTA55V maintained focus during the filming of videos while it's conventional DSLR counterpart did not, and that there is no mirror slap because the mirror was fixed. However, I had a few issues with this admittedly good camera. The battery life is Atrocious with a capital A!
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