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DPreview.com has just posted their review of the Sony Alpha A100.
Sony Alpha DSLR-A100
Below is some advantages that they think of the debut Sony Alpha.
Conclusion – Pros
- Excellent resolution, plenty of detail although no leap over eight megapixels
- Vibrant color response, similar hues to other digital SLR’s
- About a third of a stop more sensitive than indicated
- Neutral tone response with soft roll-off in highlights
- In-body SteadyShot system provides about 2 stops of additional shutter speed latitude
- All your lenses become ‘SteadyShot’ at no extra cost
- Extra highlight detail using the High Key Hi200 setting
- In-hardware Dynamic Range Optimization, works best in Advanced mode
- Eye Start AF can be an advantage in certain circumstances (useful for ‘priming’ AF)
- Good build quality but slightly lighter-weight plastic than expected, compact design
- Easy to use Function dial for changing settings without using the menu
- Smart mirror lock-up implementation (mirror is always locked up with the self-timer)
- Unlimited continuous shooting in JPEG mode (with a reasonably fast CF card)
- Excellent CF throughput (the fastest we’ve recorded to date, 13 MB/sec for RAW)
- Excellent USB 2.0 throughput when used in Mass Storage device mode
- Supplied software good, interesting ‘Picture Motion Browser’
- Good battery life
Check it out here.