I met Jennifer with her new Sony A57 in downtown St. Petersburg for a 1-on-1 DSLR Photography Lesson getting her prepared for an upcoming trip to Thailand! I of course have been there twice so in between photography tips we talked a little about what it is like on that side of the world.
I do not often get hands on with Sony DSLRs, which seem to feature newer technology than Nikons and Canons. Jennifer's Sony A57 featured an electronic viewfinder, so when you hold the camera up to your eye, you are seeing a digital screen, not actually seeing through the lens. This means things look underexposed in the viewfinder if your settings are not right. It would take some getting used to for me to use a viewfinder like that. It also does not have a moving mirror, so the camera is cable of 10 fps, which is very fast!
Jennifer will be getting an external flash to pair with her DSLR so we will meet up again once she adds to her photography gear collection!