Get the LATEST DEALS with the FREE full-text RSS FEED of the Camera Deals blog

October 12, 2009

Sony Alpha A550 and A500 review double-feature at Photocrati

With waves and waves of interesting, potentially-interesting or at least curiosity-interesting cameras out there, it was inevitable that some cameras would fall off the radar. Two of the cameras that fell off the radar were the new Sony A5XX-series, but now, they are getting their chance to grab some of the spotlight.

Peter K. Burian has posted a review double-feature of these two at Photocrati. This is an experiential-type review (aka photographer-priority), so you have to wait for dpreview et al for the Imatest parade. A number of the new features and claims made by Sony are tested in the report. Conclusions are at the bottom, which as usual, we won't spoil.

The A500 uses a 12mp CMOS sensor and the A550 uses a 14mp CMOS sensor. The latest Pentax K-x action has pointed out the miracles and wonders of the 12mp Sony CMOS sensor, so that may be another boost for these two cameras.

As you may recall, a number of the Sony CCD-based DSLRs (A2XX/A3XX) got "yelled at" by reviewers. You can look up those reviews via the DSLR Review Organizer (shortcut:

And since we are talking Sonoltalpha, Imaging Recourse has just posted their take on the brand new 18-55mm SAM DT kit lens by Sony. You can find it at their gear-review site SLR Gear. This is a lens that generated some excitement when it was announced (remember the Swiss samples?), so, how did it do now under the microscope of the lens reviewers?

Latest Camera Deals from


Latest News


M43rds & 43rds





All Top

  • Alltop, all the top stories

Noisy Stats

  • Whos.Amung.Us; Google Analytics;

Noisy Stats II