Please recommend older a-mount body for daughter

Started Apr 23, 2014 | Discussions thread
cplunk Senior Member • Posts: 1,818
Re: Please recommend older a-mount body for daughter

http://www.dyxum.com/gear/camera/index.asp

http://www.mhohner.de/sony-minolta/bodies.php

I've always liked the idea of dual control wheels with manual mode, but honestly I'm usually leaving either the aperture or shutter speed relatively static shot to shot and not sure how much that would really effect most of use using only one. (as long as I can remember which button combination to switch).

And some of the smaller bodies use different batteries, if that's an important issue. (I curse the issue every time I pick up my A330, and try and remember what happened to THAT battery).

All other things being equal, newer is better. Higher ISO will almost always be cleaner on a newer camera. AF systems get better over time.

And looking at a list or features on each body, it seems around 2010 that Sony began including video on any of the bodies, if that's an important feature. Only a few of the DSLR bodies have that feature, and with the need to flip the mirror up on them using it is an much different experience than an SLT camera (loosing the viewfinder and degrading the AF system with the non SLT cameras).

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