That is usually why I try to sway people, these days, to checking out the α700, rather than the α100. Over time, the α700 just delivers everything the normal user is looking for in a DSLR ... the α100 was just a band-aid fix to get SONY up and running with the Minolta-mount. It was never the be-all, end-all camera, although it did a decent enough intro-DSLR job to get itself voted Camera-of-the-Year 2006.

No ... for the time being ... the α700 is the only real offering, as far as SONY is concerned. The α100 has been discontinued. In a couple months, there will probably be a formal intro-DSLR for the masses.