Sony Alpha DSLR-A550L with 18-55mm lens reviews and prices: SLR camera

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This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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9.0 out of 10 based on 75 reviews.
Sony Alpha DSLR-A550L with 18-55mm lens: 14.2 MP (Megapixels), SD Card storage, Optical Image Stabiliser image stabiliser digital SLR camera. See full product description

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Fred, Normanton West Yorkshire Experienced amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Great improvement on previous Sony DSLR's
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Oct 2010

Craig, Burnley Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Would love more control over ISO settings instead of just 200,400,800,1600 etc . Other than that i can't fault it
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Oct 2010

EFTAL, Cumbria Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I have had this camera for over a year now,this was an upgrade for me from sony a330,and i have to say i love it.The camera is very easy to use,the menu has a very nice lay out,easy to understand and control.There are dedicated buttons for different controls and it makes adjusting stuff very easy.The battery life is superb as well,you will go for hours even with the liveview on.It also has a very nice grip to it,i have got big hands but it still fits my hand perfectly.The picture quality is just amazing,there is no video on it but why would i want the video function on my slr anyway.If you are in doubt to get this camera,dont be,and just buy it,you will love it.
Bad points:
The kit lens could be a bit better,but still it does the job and produces outstanding pictures.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Jul 2011

Confirmed purchaser Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Live view manual focus check and rear lcd screen quality.
Bad points:
No DOF preview button.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Nov 2010

Confirmed purchaser Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It's easy to use the basic functions but I've got some learning to do.
Bad points:
I think the colour is a bit towards to red end of the spectrum which meant that the colour wasn't always true to real life and I'm not sure how to correct that. Otherwise, quite happy
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Jul 2010

Karl, Coleraine Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
As a first time user of a DSLR I was very impressed by how straight forward everything was to use and find. After learning the basic terms and how they are suppose to be used, I found the camera helped me understand them more. Great features for the price when comparing to other cameras at this price level.

A really good purchase.
Bad points:
You need to flip a switch to change between memory card storage. Not a big issue depending on card size or photo quantity. Possible a slight nag to some people.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Aug 2010

Mark, Hereford Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I was a little unsure whether I would get to grips with the Alpha550, being a novice to DSLR. My worries were unfounded. This is a very intuitive camera. It has more features than I will possibly ever need, but therefore it also gives me the capacity to improve. It's fast speed gives it the edge over similar models when it comes to sports or wildlife. The tilting screen is fantastic and extremely sharp. There are a large amount of 'old', reasonably priced Minolta lenses out there if you're on a budget which work well due to the cameras built in 'steady shot'.
I have had it for a couple of months. Already I am getting some very decent results. I don't think I will ever (or at least the foreseeable future) grow out of this camera. A great purchase and a great investment. The kit lens that came with it (SAL 18-55mm) is also very good. Scores highly against the opposition kit lenses. I have also purchased a Tamron 90mm macro, the results are amazing.
I can't really say enough good things about the Alpha550. It really gives the similar spec canons and Nikons a run for their money.
If you can afford it, buy it! No regrets!
Bad points:
As yet....none.
Ok, to be a bit picky...the instruction book is not great (but managable). There is a dedicated book available by david busch...a must for the novice.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Jan 2011

Product Features

Camera Type SLR
Screen size (Inches) 3
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser
Colour Black
Media format SDHC Card
Media format SD Card
Media format Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
PictBridge Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 599
Flash Yes
Body Only No
WiFi No
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/30
Waterproof No
Viewfinder Yes
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 137x104x84
RAW Format Yes
Release date 2009-09-17
Height in mm 104
Width in mm 137
Depth in mm 84
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes

Also known as: Sony DSLR-A550 with 18-55mm Lens, Sony DSLR-A550L with 18-55mm Lens

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