Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

Announced Aug 27, 2009 •
14 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor

I bought the Sony A550 on October 28 and I have taken 275 photo’s with it using most features. I also own a Sony Alpha 700 and Alpha 350. Lenses used on the A550 so far (Sony 16-105 / F3.5-5.6, Sony 50mm F2.8 Macro, Minolta 70-210 F4 'Beercan'. The A550 can be seen as a BIG step up from the A350 and even a step up (photographic specifications) from the A700. BODY and handling: The A550 looks and feels like the A350 but the A550 is even better built with nicer materials. Weight and size are ...

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I like the quality and handling and appearance of the camera. The flip out screen very useful. Good step up from the A-380. Like the menu screens quite easy to access and use. Good low light images and crisp shots. Superb clear shots with the 50mm F1.8 sony lens but use the Sigma lense equivalents i.e. 18-250 HSM for speedy AF and quality. Problems: Watch the Dynamic range optimisation settings-can be quite strong even on medium and in good lighting conditions can get blow outs of white ...

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