EXreaction wrote:I will certainly listen to what somebody has to say if they can truthfully say they have tried the newer Sony DSLR's along with others.
Very few people are in this position, if I'm following you right. I'm not sure just how many DSLR camera owners can truthfully claim to have hands on experience with a range of current DSLR models, so for all practical purposes you must be talking about reviewers. I have a son-in-law who always consults Consumer's Guide for the same kind of reason. Sometime it works out, sometimes not.
Anyway, I'm not sure what you expect people here to be able to say when you mention a camera selection. The brand is beside the point now, since very few typical camera owners will have broad experience with any sort of camera, even in
a preferred brand (I've had exactly three Canons in 35 years of picture taking, all film cameras, two SLRs and a PAS; hardly a wide range of experience even in one brand).
If there is no meaningful difference among sub-$1000 DSLRs (regardless of brand), then it's presumably safe to forget the reviewers and go with features/dollar and simple preference -- however that's measured when it comes to photography, especially the subjective part. So I guess that's that...
We should talk less, and say more.