Oh so SITEX sells more expensive stuff?
A77 is out of my budget . I checked the A65 and it costs S$ 1,399.00 on Sony's website. Any idea whether this comes with the lens?
If you actually *clicked* on the A65 link, you'll see the description:
SLT-A65VK : SLT-A65V : SLT & DSLR Camera (A-mount) : Sony Singapore
"Digital SLT 24.3 Mega Pixel Camera with SAL1855 Lens"
that said, it should be acknowledged that some layouts are more intuitive and natural than others and have a gentler learning curve. the pentax K5 tops my list for ease of use with most things in the right place. the 5DMK II is pretty good as well. the ricoh GXR with the APS-C A12 modules works well too. some quirks, but largely quite natural and customisable.
but my personal opinion is that the sony A77 is pretty different. the SLT / EVF approach makes it feel more like a big, souped up PNS than a DSLR. from my quick hands on with my friend's camera, i could see that it has both pros and cons - but i just couldn't get used to it.
so seriously, research and hands-on experience is important.
+1 to this, well sort of anyway....
Sony cameras are easy to try out since they are avaliable in Sony Stores. Go try out one and see if the EVF suits your needs. I can only advise you to try and try at the showroom, then try out an OVF camera to see which you prefer. Don't just go pick it up, hold, hold look look. Really look through the viewfinder and use it to shoot various things around the place. See how it responds to shutter lag, color accuracy, refresh rate, etc.
The EVF is the best of the lot atm, which I find pretty nice.
Thanks for the replies! I just managed to find a brochure for SITEX to compare.
So the "freebies" look quite 'worthy' for the A55. Is it time to check it out with other shops to see what they have to offer? From experience, do the other shops offer more freebies?
Oh, and how would you guys compare the A35 vs A55 vs A65? I saw the specs and they seem pretty comparable - but I'm not too sure either.
Last edited by MachCurve; 25th November 2011 at 07:02 PM.