Buy one while you can find them: Best value for the money at this point
Mahlers2nd "The Resurrection", Amazon
16 September 2014
Summary: Readers Digest Condensed Version: If you are looking for a top-notch DSLR that can also take decent videos without breaking the bank -- grab one of these while you can... and while you are at it, search for some vintage Mionlta AF lens.
Summary: Sony sure has put a lot on the table to get noticed in the 'DSLR' race. For all the things that camera has to offer, the price range is very appealing. It's a beginner price range DSLR with not so beginner features. Definitely keeping this one for a long time.
Pros: - OLED Viewfinder with live view changes - Tilt and swivel screen - Built in Image Stabilization!!!! - 24.3 megapixels - 1080p recording 60FPS - Built in GPS - Great Software on the camera. Very straightforward. Plenty of shortcut buttons. - Built in focus motor. Option for continuous focusing. G...
Cons: Not really a big deal for me but may be for some: - Not touch screen (I knew this going into purchasing it) - Digital Viewfinder instead of Optical Viewfinder (some prefer Optical Viewfinders) - Doesn't have the satisfying 'click' sound due to the fact that the mirror doesn't technically move whe...
Summary: Just a great camera. And the 18-135 is a great lens. Too many pluses to list here, but there hasn't been a moment in the last 2 years that I've regretted buying this. Don't let the Canon/Nikon die-hards sway you. You'll be hard pressed to find a better line of SLRs than the Apha's.
Summary: Love my A65 fantastic camera, great results and very user friendly. It small design is a blessing on shoots, the Oled viewfinder is an amazing feature and helps and is fantastic for on the go shooting and quick adjustments to the exposure.
A great camera if you don't need the weather sealing of the a77!
11 July 2014
Summary: I did not need the extra weight, or fancy extras of the a77, so I got this one. Since it has the same image sensor, I knew I would get great photos. I can not say enough good things about this camera.
Summary: I bought this as a surprise gift for my husband because it was compatible with some lenses he already had that went to an old 35mm camera. He is a very good photographer, and he figured out all of the bells and whistles this camera offers quickly and easily.
Summary: This is a really nice camera. I have been taking pictures for 45 plus years and use this camera to produce really great photography. It has a very rich feature set, take great detail pictures that are accurately color balanced.