'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. '
'The Sony A550 delivers several exciting and unusual capabilities, including in-camera high dynamic range images that come out very well, and a full-resolution burst mode of nearly 7 shots per second. '
'Sony’s Alpha DSLR-A550 is a mid-range DSLR aimed at enthusiasts, featuring 14.2 Megapixels, built-in stabilisation, a vertically-tilting VGA screen, two Live View modes and quick continuous shooting at up to 7fps. '
'On the downside, however, the site found that the A550 sits somewhat uncomfortably between the low and high-end, with its slightly stripped down controls turning off pros, and its rather weak performance in auto mode potentially being a problem for beginners. '
'The A380 is a fairly compact SLR that is easy to use and feature packed.'
'a Alpha A380 Black SLR Digital Camera Kit w/ 18-55mm Lens Buy a Alpha A380 SLR Digital Camera Kit w/ 18-55mm and 55-200mm Lens The Sony A380 is a new 14 megapixel DSLR camera featuring a restyled design and user interface to make it easier to use.'
'No video-out jack means images cannot be displayed on older TVs. '