Many photogs asked me why I didn't buy Nikon or Canon cameras. I just smiled. I didn't want to give any response at all.
Well... maybe I'm a Sony fan boy... really? Definitely, that is not the not reason.
TECHNOLOGIES in SONY DSLTS
Do you know that I only use the entry level camera i.e. Sony-DSLT A58? For your information, Sony is a very smart innovator. It does not have many dslr-shaped cameras. Nikon and Canon has so many cameras. I didn't say that it is bad. It is just that I always 'get confused' whenever I go to a Canon store. As at today (21.9.2014), Sony has the following gorgeous dslts based on your budget:
a) A58 - entry level (I can only afford this camera hehehe)
b) A77 - mid-range
c) A99 - full frame for professional
Even though I only use the entry level camera, 98% of photos that I shoot are sharp and clear... hahaha... In other words, if I shoot 500 photos at a motor show event, almost 490 photos are sharp and clear. In fact, even the faces of the models are sharp.
Can you do that with an entry level Canon/Nikon DSLR? Ask yourself the question.
Some of key features of A58:
- 20.1-megapixel Exmor™ APS HD CMOS Sensor
- High-resolution, High-contrast OLED Tru-Finder™
- Lock-on Auto Focus
- Auto Object Framing
- Quick AF Full HD Movie
- 15-point AF System With 3 Cross Sensors
The Lock-on AF function allows you to lock a person and the focus point follows the person when he/she moves in the frame. Wow!!! You can even close your eyes and shoot hehehe.... It is very useful for capturing fast events like sports, fashion shows or dances.
Another reason is High-contrast OLED Tru-Finder. It actually allows you to view (real-time preview) the final photo before you take the photo. WYSIWYG!!!
Again, can you do "these things" with an entry level DSLRs from Canon or Nikon? Ask yourself the question.
Difficult to mention all amazing technologies in Sony-DSLT A58. Just explore by yourself so that you would do like me (I just said WOW!) when I first tried the camera at a Sony store. : http://www.sony.com.my/product/slt-a58y
See the manual https://docs.sony.com/release/SLTA58_handbook.pdf