Summary: This camera is a European camera that films in the PAL format. The US uses a format called NTSC. NTSC shoots in 24p 30p or 60i. The PAL format shoots in 25p or 50i. This camera will be useless for you, don't waste your money. Notice that the page does not offer the Video Resolution or Frame Rate of Capture. They are clearly trying to get one over on you. Now Amazon is telling me that there is nothing they can do for me. I just wasted over $500.
Summary: I would love to give this purchase a 5 star rating. It is a great camera and the bundled package offers a ton of great stuff. I paid $10 more for this package than just purchasing the camera alone and you get $100-$200 worth of extras. The extra battery alone is a great deal. HOWEVER, and this is a MAJOR however. I purchased this camera not only to take pictures with and replace my older Sony a100 but also to shoot video with it. I purchased it on the Amazon US store.
Summary: Lower quality than previous models, does not support the wireless remote control, the display is 2.7 Inches, with low image quality. Hdmi cable not included audio or video cable. Made in Thailand. Very short power cable. I do not recommend it, better buy a Nikon. I am very disappointed.
Summary: Description shows that it has a 3 inch LCD and it is only 2.7. I found the information difficult to read because of the screen size not to mention the resolution which was absolutely impossible to make out in the bright day light. Sony have downgraded their product and the A57 is head and shoulders better than this item. I don't know what Sony was thinking by making a plastic lens mount.
Camera is fab. Lens is awful. Remedy cost is too high
16 May 2014
Summary: I am damning this camera because of the lens it comes with. This might be unreasonable if part of my money did not go on THAT lens. There is no 'body-only' option, Sony lenses are very pricey indeed and Sony is rolling out the NEX/Alpha series. So I don't think it's harsh to condemn it because of a marketing decision that keeps a zombie lens alive and splices it on some fantastic cameras.