While perhaps not ready to dethrone Nikon, Canon and Olympus, which dominate the entry level dSLR market - Sony's a100 is an impressive debut that comes with some neat touches.
It's 10megapixels for a start, but also has an eye sensor that automatically switches on the viewfinder and focuses when you raise your eye to it.
Plus it comes with in-camera (rather than in-lens) anti-shake technology, which is not that common in the dSLR market, and an anti-dust setting. This will shake free any dust that lands on your sensor when changes lenses - Olympus has this in its dSLRs, but its still a rare feature.
You can read the full review of the Sony Alpha 100 on Computeractive’s web site.
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