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Old Nov 26, 2009, 5:34 AM   #41
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I just received my A-500 yesterday,
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How does A500 compare to your Pentax Kx? Goods? Bads? Is high ISO performance same?
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Old Nov 26, 2009, 10:40 AM   #42
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I actually like the A-500 a good deal better than the Pentax Kx model.

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I actually like the A-500 a good deal better than the Pentax Kx model.

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Can you list the reasons why? Is the IQ same?

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I actually like the A-500 a good deal better than the Pentax Kx model.
Yeah, but the K-x is available in "Stormtrooper" White, "Clone Captain" Red, and "Stormtrooper Commander" Blue. The A500 is only available in "Darth Vader" black.

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A500 vs A550
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If anyone was hoping IQ differences, there doesn't seem to be any. They look identical. So it's $200 vs 7 fps/larger buffer/LCD.

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How's the viewfinder in that A-500? Also, any more comments on the camera since you have had it for almost a week now?
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I would like to try the A500 or A550, I'm waiting for it come out at Best Buy or Walmart so i can try it out, but I havent seen it at Best buy.
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I would like to try the A500 or A550, I'm waiting for it come out at Best Buy or Walmart so i can try it out, but I havent seen it at Best buy.
That's not likely to happen. WallyWorld lists the A230, A330, and A380 on their website, but have none of them in their stores. BB doesn't even list the A380 on their website, let alone stock it. I think the chance of seeing an A500 or an A550 in a big box store is slim at best. You need to go to a good camera store, and Sony doesn't support specialty stores very well.
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