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Sony Alpha 55

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the performance and value for money are on the whole positive. The usability and screen also get good views, but comments are divided on the lens. Many are negative about the build quality and video.

portability, screen, usability, value for money, performance

battery, video, build quality

On average, users rate this product 85/100.

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Sony Alpha A55

 

I won't bore you wth all the great stuff about this new camera. It is indeed, a great camera however, I did not like the fact that it will never ever accept (easily or attractively) a vertical battery grip, an accessory that makes a pro body out of...

99% of everything ; Excellent range of Sony brand lenses

No Sony branded vertical battery grip available (or useable) for this model now or forever ; Form a tad small

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Sony Alpha A55

 

I love the Sony a55, because it is a light camera not heavy and do beautiful images and most important extremely computerized and very fast camera on auto-focus, continual focus, shooting and the function A+ inside it.... it helps a lot. I am adding...

A+ Function ; Quick so.. quick... no need tripod for macro ; Light Camera not heavy ; Large screen display ; Electronic eye ; Very big menu and program to choose pre-selected scenes

Iso... it can be better... but of course for such price.. I dont think they can offer better

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Sony Alpha A55

 

I am extremely happy with the A55 to date. I purchased this item as a photo enthusiast to photograph my kids sports. I have owned the camera for three weeks and I have taken over 3300 photos.

Value ; Speed and flexibility. 10fps is crazy fast for youth sports. 6 fps is very good and allows greater flexibility is aperture settings ; Great for HD video ; Accurate color ; Accurate and very clear LCD. What I see on the LCD, when I check the...

Camera overheats quickly in video mode. I have not been able to get through an entire basketball game without having to turn the camera off and wait a couple minutes before resume. Recording times, during the game, vary from 15 sec - 3 min ; Grip is...

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Sony Alpha A55

 

I was originally attracted to the sony models so I could re birth my old minolta lenses and to allow me to get back to"proper" photography having used a Minolta Dimage for a number of years. My short list was the A580 and the A55. Comparing both...

Easy to use. Good video quality, Light compared to some SLRs and 10 fps

EVF, battery life and build quality

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