Summary: It's true! I'm really happy with my purchase. That "all-around-happiness" package is absolutely what I was looking for. Forty years in the past I started that hobby -photography- with a great CANON A1 (which I still have in the basement). After having a break from photography of about 20 years I started recently with making picture using my smartphone.
Excerpt: Love it very easy to use, and is worth every penny. I love taking photos of my dogs swimming, playing or just laying around. This camera suits my needs. I have tried other brands, but the action shot photos would always come out blurry, Not with the sony
Excerpt: The new A-77II is an outstanding camera and a great improvement over the A-77. Faster focus in low light conditions and much improved noise characteristics. Excellent object tracking for action. Great improvement in buffer for both jpgs and raw images. The new menu does require some readjustment in use.
Excerpt: I recently upgraded from Sony Alpha A580 - and I love the A77II! It has only been a few weeks, but the quality is exceptional, still lots to learn. I wish the buffer was faster, but I'm use to A580, so this is a real upgrade!
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: Good: <br />*Fast continuous speed with extra buffer<br />*improved focusing system<br /><br />Not so good: <br />*Takes long time to clear buffer (I use SanDisk Extreme PRO speed up to 280MB/s)<br />*Can't review photo until buffer is cleared
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Resolution
Cons: Lag / Shutter Delay, Poor in Low Light, Short Battery Life