Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 Digital SLR Camera Review

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Sony Alpha DSLRA500L 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens
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The Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 was launched in 2009 with a 12.3 megapixel lens feature. This version of DSLR camera is one of the first DSLR cameras to ever integrated with the Quick AF Live View System to enable photographers to frame photos on the adjustable 3 inch tilting TFT LCD screen. This great Live View System gives photographers, professional and new DSLR users, to take pictures faster, easier and more at home using the Sony Alpha DSLR-A500.

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

The Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 Pentamirror Tilt mechanism is designed to direct lights to its special viewing sensor and enables quicker and more responsive phase-detection auto-focusing TTL. These technologies has set the Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 camera apart from the other DSLR camera models from other brands and has a highly improved responsive time even when using the view finder and live view function during a shooting session.

While other DSLR cameras with the same cool features as the Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 may cost you a month’s salary, Sony has numerous manufacturing and marketing methods to ensure that the Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 will give them and their consumers a return in their investment. One of the methods commonly used by Sony is building DSLR cameras with function similarities while differ in one or two other functions to make them never identical.

With a 12.3 megapixels lens model, the Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 can be shot at 5 fps and similar to the other Sony Alpha models, the sports built-in sensor shift provides anti shake functions that can work on any lens attached on the DSLR camera. This great feature can be very economical to the consumers as the need to purchase other DSLR cameras to fit in other lenses will be over. Another function that adds value to the Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 is its amazing image quality that is in fine detail, vibrant in color as well as rich in tonality thanks to the APS-C CD image sensors and the processing engine.

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 display

Being 12.3 megapixels, the Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 has the advantage when shooting under low light conditions as consumers do not have to adjust the camera’s ISO settings hence does not affect the consumption of unnecessary memory. The image stabilizer that uses SuperSteadyShot® technology will also aid photographers in low light conditions and the shutter speed can go as slow as 2.5 to 3.5 times slower than a normal DSLR camera can. However, shooting a highly sensitive session, the ISO can be set at 1600 and 3200 where noise can be reduced by switching on the high-ISO noise reduction feature.

The Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 is really suitable for both professional and beginners in the photography industry as the DSLR camera is one of the easiest mid to high level entry cameras that are user-friendly without discounting its cool features and functions. The body of the camera is very ergonomic with the grip design made to access the dials on the Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 body and it is equipped with an Anti-Dust Technology and special coating to keep dust from the camera body especially at the CCD filter area.

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Author: vtech Date: Nov 2nd, 2010 Categories: Sony Tags: , ,

  1. I have been using my new a500 for about a week now, I was able to use it a youth soccer game and came away with some nice shots. With the 5 fps i was able to get some nice actions shots, and it take my old minolta lenses so that is a huge pluse. nice screen could be a bit brighter but is no problem yet.

    I have use a Canon xsi and I like the feel of the a500 a lot more feels much more substansale when you hold it but it is not at all heavy. Nice design and love the contol.

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