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A guide to buying a Sony SLR digital camera

Digital SLR cameras are no longer just for professional photographers. In fact, more and more people are discovering the phenomenon of owning a Digital Single Lens Reflex camera. However, with so many makes and models out there, how do you know which is the right one for you? This article will help you to pick a Sony camera that fulfils all your digital photography needs.

About Sony

Sony is a Japanese multinational corporation located in Tokyo, Japan and is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics and products for consumers and professionals alike. Sony has a vast business empire that ranges from televisions and games consoles to music entertainment and financial services. Tucked between these two worlds are Sony DSRL cameras, which directly compete against rival manufacturers, such as Nikon, Canon and Olympus. Camera guide Sony photography products include compact cameras, "Bloggie" cameras, DSLR and SLT cameras and camera lenses. Sony's range of DSLR cameras are in their range entitled "Alpha", which promises easy-to-use features that enable the user to shoot HD movies and digital photographs. Alpha Alpha cameras include the use of Transparent Mirror technology, enabling the highest quality imaginable from a camera. Sony promise a number of features, including full-frame imaging, clearer hand-held images, friendly software and the ability to store and share your photos easily, through the use of a PlayStation 3 system.

Which camera is right for you?

Sony offers a range of cameras, from entry level beginner options, intermediate choices for the slightly more advanced user and full professional for serious enthusiasts or professional photographers. Beginner options Entry level models include the A290L, the A390L and the A390Y.
Sony promises a camera that is light, compact and easy to use, but retains brilliant image quality. These cameras come with graphic displays, help menus, Quick AF LiveView, SteadyShot INSIDE and a variety of other features, all designed to make the best possible camera for you. These cameras are ideal if you want a place to start and will still offer excellent quality for your images. Intermediate options Intermediate options are marketed as a step-up from entry level, offering you a greater level of freedom in your photography. These cameras include the A580, the A580L and the A580Y and include 16.2 mega-pixels and full 1080p video recording. These are perfect for those, who want to take their photography to the next level. Professional options Professional Sony cameras include the A850, A850Q and the A900.
These cameras reach a remarkable 24.6 mega-pixels and offer limitless possibilities for any photographer. There is a brighter, clearer optical view-finder and anti-shake correction, as well as all the processing power that you need!

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