'Delivers excellent photo quality for the money'
'Inexpensive, SLR-like design, Built-in EVF'
'Image quality is excellent for such a cheap camera'
'Intelligent control layout familiar from the NEX system'
'Access to lots of lenses'
'This is a great camera'
'Excellent OLED electronic viewfinder'
'Picture Effects, Low light performance'
'Comfortable handgrip and handling'
'Good image quality'
'Delivers responsive autofocus while recording video'
'Good levels of detail, Comfortable handgrip'
'Respectable photo quality'
'Top Notch Entry Level Camera w/ Advanced Features'
'5.5FPS continuous shooting speed puts it above competition'
'Image quality is excellent'
'Excellent image quality, Excellent value for money'
'Has an arm-length list of features'
'Shooting 1920x1080 pixels Full HD video'
'Seamless continuous autofocus in videos'
'Ease of use, Affordable price'
'Expensive and probably a bit large for the typical point-and-shoot upgrader'
'Fast autofocus for stills and video'
'it's easy to get great shots in practically any condition'
'Capable of producing excellent images and video'
'Fast performance, decent video capture'
'Records full HD video with stereo sound'
'An excellent all-round performer'
'Exceptionally well in low light'
'High speed shooting and focus'
'Images are great'
'Effective built-in image stabilisation'
'Excellent for shooters who prefer using Live View to the viewfinder'
'Good still and video image quality'
'Excellent for shooters who prefer using Live View to the viewfinder.'
'the Sony SLT-series cameras look rather aggressive, with the popup flash housing hunched low over the top of the lens barrel.'
'continuous-shooting autofocus performance and photo quality good'
'Cutting-edge internal design'
'Either way, the impressive thing here is the fact the camera is focusing at all during its movie mode.'
'Phase-detection AF is faster than contrast-based AF'
'very good image quality'
'high quality images and video'
'very responsive camera'
'very low image noise'
'Stepped up from my mega zoom to a great camera.'
'Excellent compact DSLR!,'
'Handles difficult photo conditions with ease'
'Very affordable, FAST-FOCUS DSLR w/ very good 10 FPS feature.'
' SONY a55'
'Video recording problems'
'Starting my first DSLR system ... this is a keeper'
'All Around Winner'
'Overall, the Sony A550 and A500 look like good camera designs with some interesting innovations that take advantage of the serious CPU power of Sony's processing chips. '
'Terrific image quality, even in low light.'
'Like other Sony SLRs, the A550 provides in-camera image stabilization, so any lens can benefit from the technology. '
'Coupled with their BIONZ image processor, the A500 and A550 are optimized for low-light performance and boast a range of up to 12800 ISO.
'All lenses enjoy the benefits of a Super SteadyShot body based image stabilization system.'
'A550 is such a fast shooter'
'good picture quality'
'overall the camera is reassuringly solid with rechargeable NP-FH50 lithium ion battery inserted and the 18-55mm kit lens we were supplied for our test attached.'
'all the key shooting values are quickly viewable on the LCD screen to ensure good reference when in any manual shooting mode.'
'extremely high quality photos'
'It's a digital SLR that's aimed at people who don't have a big budget and who are perhaps new to digital photography but don't want a camera with a smaller Micro Four Thirds–based system.'
'excellent high ISO performance'
'fast shooting response'
'One of the most surprising functions available on the Sony A500 is its Auto HDR mode.'
'one remarkably natural looking image'
'Serious design approach.'
'Overall picture quality is excellent, and usability is similarly impressive.'
'As a photographic instrument that takes great snaps and is fun and easy to use (for the most part), the A500 earned a smile and a bit of respect from me.'
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