The Sony SLT-A55 is an excellent all-rounder with a comprehensive feature set. The translucent mirror technology gives it an innovative touch and the best live view AF on the market. Continuous-shooting performance is the best in its class--just don't plan on shooting the Olympics with it.
Feature-hungry photographers from entry- to enthusiast level
Anyone who expects real pro-level sports camera performance at a budget price
DCRP Review: Sony Alpha SLT-A55
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (Nov 5, 2010)
The Sony Alpha SLT-A55 is a camera that is more than it first appears to be. It uses a radically different translucent mirror design allows for super-fast autofocus in live view (and in movie mode) and a continuous shooting mode whose speeds are normally reserved for cameras costing thousands more. Add in very good photo quality, sensor-shift image stabilization, a rotating LCD, Full HD video...