Adventurous photographers are constantly looking for new products to satisfy their needs even if the manufacturer is a company not specialized in photography devices like Sony. The company is attracting lots of people with its new Alpha A55 that has incomparable features with a fantastic price of only 800$.
Sony launched 4 new Alpha cameras reaching a total of 9 cameras this year only which is precedent since no company has reached this rate before. It is even more adventurous coming from a company that is not mainly specialized in cameras such as Canon or Nikon.
It is known that every camera has a lifetime that is measured by how many pictures it takes (50,000 or more for example). Sony offers a new feature in this camera increasing its lifetime. It has a “fixed mirror” that let the majority of the light pass straight through to the sensor as to the eye of the camera. This gives more age to the mirror and comes in very handy when doing steady photography.
Another advantage of this 16.2 megapixel camera is the ability to record videos with 15-point phase-detection AF array. The camera itself, and not the lenses, is anti-vibration which makes it reliable to work with any lens regardless of the latter’s age or type. It has articulated screen and a built-in GPS.
The new Sony Alpha 55 is a technical revolution that can change the face of photography. It is true that most advanced cameras don’t offer some of its capabilities. It can take 10 shots per second while a Nikon d3 can take 3 per second which is rare in such cameras. It can shoot video through a telescope. It is the only camera in the world that can take 3D photos that can be displayed on 3D TVs. It has, for the first time, a built-in GPS to record where photos were taken.
The question now is: Can a photographer simply change to a new camera and give away his for these new qualities?? It is not just about the camera. It is very difficult in theMiddle Eastto find Sony lenses or to find other types of lenses that would work with a Sony camera like Sigma or Tamron.
Another issue is whether you will be able to sell it, if you want to, with a suitable price!