Sony a55 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm zoom lens

Sony a55 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm zoom lens – Product Description:

Sony a55 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm zoom lensChange the way you shoot pictures with Sony’s new Translucent Mirror Technology DSLR camera. The SLT-A55V Alpha DSLR camera features professional-grade continuous shooting at 10 fps and visibly faster, more accurate focus in Live View and HD Movie modes. Compose your shots on either the LCD monitor or electronic viewfinder with 100% framing accuracy. Advanced features including Auto HDR, Sweep Panorama and 15-point Auto Focus make it dramatically easier to get the best shot.

Product Features :

  • DIGITAL SLR with Translucent Mirror Technology accelerates AF performance
  • Continuous 10 fps shooting with continuous Phase Detect AF
  • Worlds1st consumer HD video camera w/ cont. Phase Detect AF
  • 16.2 megapixels with Sony?s Exmor HD APS sensor
  • 1080/60i Full AVCHD or 1080/30p movies

Sony a55 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm zoom lens – Review:

EXCELLENT COMPACT DSLR!

This camera is probably the best compact DSLR in its segment right now. Here’s my summary:

Pros:

1. Extremely fast and accurate AF. It’s as good and sometimes better than my Nikon D90!
2. Image quality from ISO 100-800 is good as my Nikon D90 and is as good or superior to anything near or in its segment! Images above ISO 800 are still very decent and competitive with anything with its class.
3. Images from the kit lens are sharp and vibrant.
4. EVF is accurate, detailed, and provides all the info. you need
5. Excellent quality HD (1080i) video…..better than most DSLR’s in its class. Low light capability is excellent.
6. Best Live View of any DSLR around….w/very fast AF.
7. Excellent tilting LCD screen….vibrant and hi-res.
8. Light and compact body…..easy to travel with.
9. Tremendous value…..beats anything in its class (best bang-for-buck)
10. Received dpreview.com’s coveted Gold Star award!

Cons:

1. Relatively short battery life
2. HD video limited to 9 min. with Steady Shot on (but 29 min. with it off). 3rd-party lenses with lens OIS may be a work-around.
3. Limited manual controls with video.
4. Camera might be too small for users with big hands (be sure to handle it in person if possible)

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