With more than a little help from Konica Minolta, Sony has successfully entered the digital SLR arena with their Sony Alpha DSLR-A100K.
With a high resolution 10.2 Megapixel sensor, built-in image stabilization and dust reduction systems, and super-fast performance, the A100K gives the competition a run for their money. Despite a few annoyances, the A100 offers quite a lot — and it earns recommendation.
The A100K focuses very quickly, even at the telephoto end of the lens. When the flash is popped up (which is done manually) it will be used as an AF-assist lamp, and it helps the camera lock focus even in dark rooms. Shutter lag was not an issue, and shot-to-shot delays were minimal.