I have had my A55 for many years and it has never failed to satisfy me! I have taken many pictures of my grandchildren as the played all kinds of sports. It is so fast that it has stopped baseballs just as the bat was about to make contact and stops horses in flight.Its versatility is wonderful because my wife can pick it up and shoot as if it was a simple point and shoot pocket camera, while I can set it for any function I please for effects. It was great that my old lenses from my Minolta 7000 fit it, as I had a lot of funds tied up in them. Sony really surpassed everyone else in building such an absolutely phenomenal camera that is still amazing other people every time I use it! I just can't say enough good things about Sony's cameras!