Summary: Very pleased with the Sony A77 II. I started with the A100 several years ago, graduated to the A57 and now the A77 II. All three Sony cameras have performed flawlessly as have the Sony lenses I purchased. My Hasselblad and the old Nikons I shot film with rarely see the light of day anymore as the Sony's are just too damn good.
Save some time on your research and get this camera.
Dave D., Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: This camera is absolutely amazing. It has all the bells and whistles of an excellent DSLR with the picture effects and fun stuff of Sony's point and shoot cameras. The speed is great, it feels good to hold and takes amazing pictures. Auto focus is spot on and quiet. I've had a lot of people ask where we had our pictures taken because they were so good! Mine came with a kit lens 18-135 which is a nice all around lens.
Summary: This thing makes your photos of mundane things look gorgeous and interesting. Especially if you're using automatic mode, it is hard to take a bad shot with this camera, unless you have zero skill or luck, and even then... It's pricey, but it's worth it. Pic quality is fantastic, it has five billion awesome features that will please both lens-heads and laypeople with large disposable incomes alike.
... beginner's DSLR or the intermediate and I am so glad I chose the intermediate
12 October 2014
Summary: I debated whether to buy a beginner's DSLR or the intermediate and I am so glad I chose the intermediate. The features on this camera make it so easy to capture a great shot. The additional products come in handy but I recommend a larger storage bag. I've been trying out the 12fps on the neighborhood children and have captured some amazing shots. It is very user friendly if you want to stick with the basic programming and very easy to get to the more detailed options.
Summary: Traded in one of my two A77s and got the MKII. Very impressed with the 79 focal points. It achieves focus faster and has a higher keeper rate than the A77. Very easy transition because all the controls are similar.