Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 review

Started May 6, 2010 | User reviews thread
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 review
May 6, 2010

Last week i sold my sony A350 and bought the A500.
I'm very happy with the results.
instead of the A350 who's pictures were noisy above iso 200
the pictures from the A500 are noise free and detailed all the way up till iso 1600.
Using the tamron 17-50 lens gives exellent results.
The focus speeds are a litlle faster on the A500 than the A350.
The speed of this camera is so much faster than the A350. Very surprising is the
the sharpness and brightness of the LCD screen from the A500.
Though the resolution isn't higher than that from the A350.
I dunno how sony did this?
The HDR settings work lovely and gives greath results.
Also the new DR settings work well, becouse of the low noise in the pictures
the darker parts of the pictures brichten up very well with less noise and more detaill than the A350 did.
I prefer the sony A500 12 Mp. pictures above the 14 Mp. pictures.
The A500 is nice step up comming from the A350.
The A500 is a good price/ value camera and a fun camera to use.
Well done Sony !
Hans from Holland.

Problems:

The only thing i don't like about the camera is the on/off
button.
I think the LCD cotaing isn't very sturdy becouse after using the camera 1 day i alread saw a litlle scratch on the screen.
Using a LCD protector prevents this ofcourse.

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