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Old 13th December 2011
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Re: Impressed

When I was looking to replace my stolen kit a couple of months ago I went looking at other manufacturers - including the Sony A33/A55. I didn't see and could not afford the A77 if I had. I liked the idea of the semi-transparent mirror(pellicle?) - less electro-mechanical issues to deal with. There were a few negative comments I did find repeated and they were battery life, time taken for the EVF to fire up and poor low light performance - apparently 30% of the light through the lens is diverted to the EVF sensor.
Build wise I though the plastic body was - well a bit plasticky. I also didn't understand the hot shoe - I assume you need special flash units.
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