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August 30, 2009

Sony A550 first impressions and sample pictures

The Alpha A550 has been generating its fair share of interest among photographers in the photo-blogo-sphere, starting with a first impressions post at Luminous Landscape, which found the camera interesting enough to check out! If you are a die-hard A550 fan, don't read his comments about the viewfinder :)

Next, it is time for sample pictures! has posted 30 sample pictures, including a nine-picture ISO comparison set, along with a test of the same scene with Auto-HDR, DR and normal. To get the full-size sample, click on each picture, but please use their bandwidth responsibly. The pictures were taken either with the 70-400mm or the 18-55 SAL lenses.

Another set of samples was posted at DC-Fever, and can be discussed and seen via the dpreview forums, which includes a Rapidshare link for those who can't wait for the slow downloads.

For more details on the A550, be sure to check our announcement coverage, which includes previews at AlphaMountWorld and dpreview.

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