Jan Ringnalda "Experience, something you get ..., Amazon
13 July 2014
Summary: Great camera, the reviewers were right. Most difficult thing is to keep it in my office, both my son and my daughter keep walking off with it! I added a good 50mm lens and this camera takes beautiful shots.
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: 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.
Excellent Camera for those who use "Live View" Regularly
21 June 2013
Summary: The Sony A55 is rather unique camera. Although it looks and handles like a (small) Digital SLR camera, it does not have the traditional Reflective Mirror and consequently, no optical viewfinder. Instead the camera relies on a very good Live View (LCD Framing) system and a very good electronic viewfinder. The technology is called Translucent Mirror Technology and I believe it is propietary and only found in some SONY manufactured digital cameras.
Summary: I purchased my first SLT-A55V two years ago and with an up coming photo shoot at a wedding decided to get a second body to avoid lens changes and to have a back up. The first camera was purchase new and the current purchase will be a used body from Amazon/Adorama. The camera is full of features that are lots of fun to use. This was my transitional choice from film to digital SLR or in this case SLT. I have been pleased with the choice.
Summary: I Ordered the Sony a55 DSLR camera from Amazon and I was able to use it immediately with very little learning curve. It takes great pictures. I have no complaints so far.The battery life is not very long but it will last long enough to take about a hundred pictures before needing a recharge.Overall this is an incredible camera!