I've owned this DSLR for a long time and have had few regrets. The choice at the time was this or a Canon Rebel. I bought this to use old Konica Minolta lenses as well as use stabilization built into the body than the lenses. Because the lenses were cheaper for this camera, I was able to buy quite a few to learn photography while friends were stuck with 1 or 2 lenses. The only downside was when they upgraded, they were able to take their lenses with them. I haven't decided whether to sell all my Sony stuff and switch to Canon/Nikon or keep hoping Sony catches up with them. If you have old KM lenses, this is the way to go for a DSLR.