Summary: There are 3 GREAT reviews from Watt, Stoker and Tessmer at the top of this section and I agree with their assessments, although the current software update version 1.07 has reduced low light noise somewhat.
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: Pros: Awesome video capabilities I've had three other Sony cameras, and they all seem to drain battery really quickly. But this one does NOT. Better face/eye recognition Electronic viewfinder is more responsive than the Sony A33/55/77 line, but still not the same as an optical viewfinder Has a DC...
Summary: Bought this for my husband for Christmas. It has now grown in to his hand he loves it so much. He upgraded from a Konica Minolta which was top of the line a decade ago. He wanted to keep his lens so this was a perfect match.