- It's very compact, almost as small as my late, lamented Sony DSC-F717.
- It's very fast in startup time. The autofocus locks quickly and usually can't be fooled.
- It can shoot up to 14 shots in burst mode.
I'm still exploring its many features and have found a few quirks. All in all though I think I'm in love. I did a lot of shooting with film SLRs in the 70s and early 80s, and it's nice to be back in the realm of a viewfinder that's bright and accurate, and to have precise depth of field preview.
My first couple hundred test photos are at:
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One issue this camera presents is size of each image file: the Rebel XT is an 8 megapixel camera, which means some complex image JPEGs are over Imagestation's limit of 5 megs per image. When Sony releases an 8 megapixel camera, will they up the ante?