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Old Dec 12, 2010, 7:54 AM   #1
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Default David Kilpatrick's a55 review is up

http://www.photoclubalpha.com/2010/1...pros-and-cons/
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Old Dec 12, 2010, 10:59 AM   #2
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Good read.
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Old Dec 12, 2010, 12:09 PM   #3
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I like how he has a very in depth but not super technical review. He leaves the ISO tests to dpreview, but addresses more issues like grip and flare that are less objective.
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Learned a lot from that review. My photography will need to be heaps better before I get to the limitation he is talking about. Took one photo with the wireless flash (Metz 48) and certainly the flash fired.

For me the biggest problem so far using aperture priority is some over and under exposure and I'm sure that's just me. Some of the results have been way different to what the EVF has been indicating.

Regarding size. My fingers fall to most of the buttons quite nicely. I do agree with the comment that the HDR button is in the wrong spot. Would much prefer to have any of expoosure comp, metering mode or drive mode there.
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Just to inform potential A33 or A55 translucent mirror camera buyers. You may want to read this review also.

http://www.kurtmunger.com/sony_trans...rrorid181.html
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Old Dec 13, 2010, 4:10 AM   #6
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Just to inform potential A33 or A55 translucent mirror camera buyers. You may want to read this review also.

http://www.kurtmunger.com/sony_trans...rrorid181.html

That's not a review. First, the sensor (resolution and microlenses) plays a part in color fringing. A700 and A33 don't have the same sensor. A560 and A33 have identical sensor and identical color fringing in IR samples with the same lens, so Kurt Munger is 100% incorrect. Color fringing has nothing to do with SLT mirror.

As for noise, A55 is better than both A33 and A700.

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Dave Kilpatrick has now put up his a580 review, which contains additional comparisons with the a55. Reading both of these, and having an a550, I decided to spring for the a55 which is more of a departure from the 550 than is the 580. There are too many reports of focusing issues with the mediocre kit 18-55 and the 30mm macro (which I was also interested in) SAM lenses, and I already have enough lenses anyway, so I ordered the body only from B&H which is now restocked with both bodies and kits. I was going to wait for the still vaporware a77, but being the impatient sort . . . .
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