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Sony Alpha SLT-A55V DSLR with Translucent Mirror Technology and 3D Sweep Panorama (Camera Body only) (Black)

Sony Alpha SLT-A55V DSLR with Translucent Mirror Technology and 3D Sweep Panorama (Camera Body only) (Black)
Sony Alpha SLT-A55V DSLR with Translucent Mirror Technology and 3D Sweep Panorama (Camera Body only) (Black)


Product Added : May 23rd, 2013
Category : Digital SLR Cameras

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Sony Alpha SLT-A55V DSLR with Translucent Mirror Technology and 3D Sweep Panorama (Camera Body only) (Black)


Sony Alpha SLT-A55V DSLR with Translucent Mirror Technology and 3D Sweep Panorama (Camera Body only) (Black)

Capture your perfect moments with the world’s first Translucent Mirror Technology DSLR enabling simultaneous focusing and capture. Continuous shooting is an amazing 10 frames per second, complete with continuous auto focus. Auto focus is also visibly faster in Live View and HD Movie modes.

  • 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
    Embedded GPS

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  1. 276 of 284 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Stepped up from my mega zoom to a great camera., October 19, 2010
    By 
    J. Donaldson “Cal-diver” (Redding, CA USA) –
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    I’ve had a Panasonic FZ30 “bridge” camera for five years. It is the type of camera without interchangeable lenses and a small sensor. I’ve really enjoyed that camera as it had good ergonomics, a great 35mm to 420mm 12x zoom lens, shot video, a good set of features, and pretty good stills. However I found it limited me in three areas (there’s always something right?):

    1) I wanted better image quality.
    2) I wanted better low light capability.
    3) I wanted better video performance.

    Not wanting to carry and change lenses I searched for another bridge mega-zoom type of camera but they all suffered from the same small sensors and limited low light capability. So I decided I had to make the leap to an interchangeable lens camera. I would search for one that had a sort of mega-zoom lens available so I could just have one lens.

    I looked at DSLRs but they are so big, so expensive, and so heavy that I shyed away from them.

    Recently several micro four-thirds size sensor cameras came on the market, all using a new set of lenses, but I wasn’t impressed with them. I thought if the sensor had been the biggest problem in my FZ30 I didn’t want just a step up, I wanted a large leap up in sensor size.

    Then I saw Sony introduce the A33 and A55. Reading through the specification I was so excited to see it would likely meet all of my wants and then some.

    I’ve had the A55 for just over a week and I am very happy with it. I have the one lens I wanted (sort of) which is the Sony SAL18250 with a 33mm equivalent of 27mm to 375mm, almost as much zoom as my FZ30. I do appreciate the wider 27mm and can crop on the PC to extend the zoom range. Photo quality with this camera/lens combination is a huge improvement, just what I was looking for.

    This camera is small compared to most other DSLRs on the market, but it is competitive in photo quality, ahead in video quality, and has some great features not found on even much more expensive cameras.

    The sensor used in the A55 is an ASP-C size used in many prosumer DSLR cameras. Sony has done a great job combining advanced features into a small and light body.

    As for low light the FZ30 was limited to 400 ISO while the A55 goes up to a somewhat grainy 12,800 and can mimic 25,000 in one mode. So it far exceeds my needs for low light capability. There is little noise up to about 6,400.

    The video quality is astounding at 1080i/60fps (captured at 30fps, recorded at 60fps). It is smooth, sharp, and the color is good even in low light. Check it out on youtube.com

    There are lots of detailed professional reviews online so I won’t go much deeper – and I’m not the one to do that anyway. I’m just an amateur photographer who wants to take good photos of my seven month old grand son, some videos of wake boarders behind our boat, and photos of family gatherings. This camera will do that and much more.

    There are many complaints of low battery life but it is better than my FZ30 so I am happy. I have three batteries which should solve any low battery issues anyway. It depends a lot on your shooting conditions. Yesterday I took 700 photos with very little auto focus required; the battery level showed 75% after those 700 shots. This was just a test and the total duration was less than 15 minutes. I just offer it to say that your shooting conditions will dramatically alter battery life.

    Pros:
    - Light weight, small and easy to handle.
    - Great photo quality
    - Even better video quality than most.
    - Very fast, continuous Auto Focus even during video.
    - Level indicator on screen (I can’t tell you how many images I’ve had to adjust photos on the PC for a crooked horizon)
    - Fully articulated 2.9″ LCD (I won’t buy a camera without one of these)
    - Very nice Electronic View Finder. Some see this as a “Con” if they’ve come from an OVF. I’ve only used EVF for 10 years so this is no big deal for me.
    - Nice, sharp, 18-250 lens (an option I purchased separately.
    - Panorama mode – take an auto-stitched sequence of photos in one quick motion. Awesome feature.
    - High Dynamic Range – Take, for example, a photo indoors with a bright window in the background. HDR will properly expose both the inside of the room and the image outside the window – automatically in the camera.
    - Hand Held Twilight mode – take a photo in very dark conditions. The camera will take 6 photos and combine them to achieve amazing 25,000 ISO equivalent photos.
    - Night portrait – uses the flash for the person in the foreground but properly exposes the background too.
    - Amazing Night View scene mode – take great city skyline photos at night.
    - Built in pop-up flash
    - Built in GPS records where you are in the photo data. Display on Google Earth
    - Face detection
    - Smile shutter
    - 10 Frames Per Second – yes 10fps. You can’t…

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  2. 153 of 161 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent compact DSLR!, October 9, 2010
    By 
    P. Baek (Chicago, Illinois United States) –
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    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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  3. 78 of 80 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Handles difficult photo conditions with ease, October 17, 2010
    By 
    letsdesign (India) –

    The a55 makes it easy to shoot great photos in very challenging lighting conditions. The Auto-HDR (digh dynamic range) takes 3 photos and combines them perfectly into one photo, so that very bright sky and darker landscape both are exposed properly in the final photo. The camera also uses a similar process for doing low light situations (where subject movement would cause a blur if no flash was used). These are in-camera processing features that only Sony is offering at this point.

    The continuous auto-focus during video is also a first for inter-changeable lens cameras. Overall, it’s a great photographic tool.

    By the way, one reviewer compared the a55 to his Canon 7D. That’s a $1,600 camera, body only, while this is $750 body only. In a way, it’s a compliment that a camera costing so little has to be compared not to others in its price class, but to a camera double the price.

    William

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