Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 review

Started Mar 23, 2010 | User reviews
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HEU_Brewer Regular Member • Posts: 193
Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 review
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I have used this camera since Dec 20, 2009.

Live View: Ooutstanding and incredibly fast. Much much faster than every other DSLR that I tried.

Face Detection, great for taking pictures of small children

Image Quality: Very sharp at higher ISO settings and under low light.

HDR: Have not played with it that much, but it does do a great job alingning picutures and merging into one photo fairly seamlessly. When shooting under questionable lighting, I will default to the HDR mode. Right now I am playing with how many EVs to use for the 2 shots.

As a new DLSR user, I found this camera to have the features that I wanted at a great price. During the Christmas sale I paid $800 for the A500 and the 18/55 and the 55/200 Sony lenses. Abolutley no regrets!

Problems:

None so far

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500
12 megapixels • 3 screen • APS-C sensor
Announced: Aug 27, 2009
HEU_Brewer's score
4.9
Average community score
4.9
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