Before I started to think about DSLR I had Sony DSC-H1 camera that makes really nice pictures with brilliant colors, so when I was on market for digital SLR first think that I checked was Sony. I found this a700 as a kit with 50-200mm lens. What can I say - I was never disappointed that I did this purchase. It was pricey but when you go to digital SLR there's no cheap, remember, you get what you pay for. As soon as I started to make a picture with this A700 camera we loved it! Pictures are very detailed, crisp, has brilliant colors. It has no Preview on LCD but it's ok with me. LCD screen is very nice!! Its big and shows all available options this camera has. There's no on top lcd as other competitors have but who cares, I really don't need that. Lens is OK but I'm looking to buy something more advanced to make even better pictures. Build quality is very good, can't complain about this. Overall we are very satisfied with this camera.