Summary: I am really glad I found this deal as I was about to push the button on a sony 65 package and then found Focus's deal couldnt find anything comperable within $500. they even sent me a better memory card then depicted. Also del was 4 days early!
Summary: I am writing this review from a true beginner's perspective. I have never owned a camera before but I knew that I wanted a camera that could take great pictures. I spent an obscene amount of time researching for 6 months while I was saving up for purchase.
Summary: I did a lot of homework on this and other comparable cameras. I chose this one because of the internal stabilizer (versus in the lens) and i'm really happy with the camera in all ways. Delivery was fast.
In some aspects that's the best camera in the market
8 April 2013
Summary: PROS: 12 fps 24Mpix - still the best on the market; 60p full HD - I think still best on the market; In the body image stabilizer - works really fine, I sometimes manage to take pixel-sharp shots at 1/8 sec at f=40 mm (60mm equivalent!) or so.
Summary: I'm not an expert, I'm just someone that loves photography and still learning. This is the best camera I have ever owned. I started out with an Olympus E420 and thought I would never change even though I have always loved Sony. I decided to upgrade and my first Sony was the A390.
Excerpt: Great image quality in full resolution RAW, even better image quality/detail in "S" JPG settings (3008 x ????). Excellent lens that produces eye pleasing bokeh and great detail/contrast. I hated the camera, but miss the lens. In the end, it is the images that stay with us.
Summary: I've waited six years to be able to afford a mid-sized high-end prosumer like this. I can't be more thrilled with this camera. I researched this camera and lusted over it since its release date. There is nothing disappointing about it.
Summary: I'm fairly new to Photography, being more enthusiastic about it for about a year now. This review is not technical at all. I'll use Leiman terms to describe the camera. This is however my 5th DSLR in one year. I've been upgrading and keeping my cameras for about 2 - 3 months each.