Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

Announced Aug 27, 2009 •
14 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
Mike Ching
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Coming from A100, A200 to A700, I am a very happy man. Big cybershot because of Smile shutter and Face detection? These are gimmicks that I appreciated when I had the chance to use it. I am a wedding photographer and when I was eating, I had the camera on a tripod, with live view on, smile shutter on, face detect on and left the camera for about 20min. The results were amazing! All smiles, big or small were captured in an instant. Very intuitive camera. There is nothing wrong with having PNS ...

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One of my key criteria when I went looking for an affordable dslr was a good working live view. Not only do i wear glasses, but my good eye (the one I use for critical looking) is the left one. Now that is hardly practical in combination with a OVF. Using the screen for focusing you want it to be very sharp. This all made the choice very simple: If you want very good LV combined with fast AF, the Sony A550 is the first choice. Frankly I dont like its looks. But it does not try to hide that ...

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