I took delivery of the a55 last week and this weekend past was the first real chance I had to use it.
While the camera it's self is very capable in terms of image quality and the video function seems fine, I'm left with the impression that this generation of SLT is not a practical replacement for the SLR.
I'm surprised by the blackout length in the viewfinder once you take a picture, there is a significant time delay between shutter button press, view finder blackout and then actual exposure.
It's just a comment, but for me the quality of the EVF leaves a lot to be desired in terms of image quality, colour and movement streaks reproduction. There is no way IMO this in it's current guise can replace the superb optical quality and speed of the a900's viewfinder.
Yet the camera it's self is very usable, and my better half loves the lightness and it's ease of use. For me the a55 is like a throwback to point & shoots with their LCD screen and shutter lag, the subject has moved by the time the image is taken and the image review is not exactly what I had in mind when the shutter was released.
I really can't see how Sony can introduce this into it's top flight SLR bodies (a77 & A9X) without upsetting it's current userbase.
Any one agree?.