Hello, Ive had my Sony a230 for a few month now. I moved up from an Olympus SP-600UZ. It was a toss up between Nikon ,Canon and Sony. I chose the a230 because of the price and finding out that Sony bought out Minolta. The Sony gets the job done and done well. Haven't decided what lenses I want yet. I might go for a dedicated macro and a decent zoom. I need a good flash first thing as the pop up flash is weak at a distance. The possibilities are endless.