The Sony Alpha DSLR A560 Digital Camera W/18-55mm Lens is a camera that answers all of your questions before you can even ask. High resolution (14.2MP) APS-C sensor? Yes. Brilliant, tiltable (+/- 90°), large (3") display with superb resolution (921,600 pixels)? Sure. Dazzling video in high definition (1080i)? Of course. You want faster focusing? Using the same "phase detection" auto focus for Live View as for the optical viewfinder, plus autofocus that begins as soon as you raise the camera to your eye, you'll catch fast action that others miss.
High quality zoom lens? You got it--a 3x F3.5-5.6 18-55mm Sony Alpha (35mm equivalent 27-82.5mm) lens. How about capturing the absolute best quality possible, with RAW and JPEG file formats? Wouldn't you like to create a 3D panoramic photo without breaking a sweat? Abolish camera shake forever with image stabilization and reduced-noise high sensitivity (up to 12,800 ISO)? With the A560, you get this and much more.
The built-in HDR (High Dynamic Range) function combines 3 quick photos of a high contrast scene and combines them to give you one photo with the correct shadow, mid-tone and highlight tones for a beautifully balanced image. 6 scene selections and 6 style modes, including Portrait, Sports Action, Landscape, Sunset, Night Portrait and Hand-held Twilight modes are available. Face Detection recognizes and adjusts the camera for faces in a given scene and Smile Shutter only takes a picture when it sees a smile on your subject's face.
There's a built-in pop-up flash. You can shoot up to 7 frames per second if you want to and you can save your images on Memory Stick PRO Duo or Pro-HG Duo; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards.