Editors Liked

  • Good value for money, In-body image stabilisation, Articulating screen, AF performance during live view, Support for SDHC cards and Sony's own Memory Stick Duo format, Noise performance
  • Long battery life, tilt LCD, AF live view, allblack finish
  • Mid range DSLR comparison
  • Strong all-round performance. Serious design approach. Fast live view autofocus

Editors Didn't Like

  • Proprietary hot shoe fitting, Limited exposure compensation and bracketing range, Low flash sync speed
  • Value vs a550, noisy AF with kit lens, dual card access, no video
  • The Canon EOS 50D & 17-85mm IS lens costs around £984 and is available from Warehouse Express here:
  • No HD video