Summary: The pictures are very clear and the camera is very easy to use. The camera viewers also have an alignment guide which helps make sure your pictures are straight. The continuous setting comes in handy when you have two small children and you are trying to get a good picture. Over 100 pictures in 10 minutes with multiple poses? ONE of them HAS to be good! The 3D setting seems neat, but the pictures are very hard to take without a tripod or some sort of support.
Summary: This is one great Camera. I was pleased that it is so easy to start shooting. Charge the battery, attach a lens, put in a card,turn it on and snap away. You'll get some beautiful pictures! The accessory kit that came with it is full of useful items too. Of course I had to try out my old Minolta lenses and they are taking some great pictures too. My only problem? I need a bigger card, lol.
I shot professionally for 4 decades, and this camera improved my work
1 week ago
Summary: If you want the fighter jet of camera's, this is it. Just be prepared to study it and read up on the manual, it is a multi-layered, complex tool. This is NOT a point and shoot, it will help a seasoned photographer do anything he wants, or EASILY help the amateur get great photos. The camera has enough assets built into it to keep almost anyone interested in learning about it for a long time.
Excerpt: I've been shooting with the a77 for 1 year now and it still puts a smile on my face every time I get an opportunity to use it :-) Years ago I had a Minolta 450i with a Sigma 28-80 & Sigma 70-300 combo. I tried going past Auto mode a few times. Most shots were severely over or under exposed and when I did get a decent picture I had no clue what I had done right :-x I quickly went back to the safe confines of Auto mode and the security of quickly composing and pressing...
Excerpt: I have to admit I have not had as much time to shoot as I would like. But I can tell you I have spent hours getting to know the camera and using it with my lenses. My Previous camera was an A700 owned for 6 years. I have shots Canon SLRs in the past plus other brands. You can read all the feature lists... online etc. So none of that here.. I knew I wanted Video fnally and I own 5-6 A-Mount (Sony) Lenses..
Excerpt: The A77 is a great camera that focuses fast and accurately, has good enough high iso capability, is extremely well built and is ergonomically comfortable. The menu system is simple and easy to navigate. One of the best APS-C cameras available.
Excerpt: I've had quite a few cameras including SLRs and DSLRs from Canon, Nikon, Konica-Minolta and Sony. The A77 is just the best overall camera I've ever owned or used. The resolution is outstanding and the color and dynamic range are amazing for an APS-C camera. The AF system is fast, accurate, and tracks moving subjects well. It's very competitive with my Canon 1D4. I absolutely love the EVF. It's a revelation in terms of getting the shot right the first time.
Very good camera--especially if you have old Minolta or Sony SLR accessories.
Robert L. Stitt, Amazon
18 November 2013
Summary: This was a HUGE step up from my older A100. While others may make cameras that have somewhat better specs, I had an old Minolta 35mm camera then the Sony A100. This allowed me to make a huge step up while still being able to use all my old accessories. I took a bunch of pictures on a 3 week vacation--this camera did so much better than my old one, it was incredible. If nothing else, the jpg images straight off the SD card are good enough to post online as-is.
Summary: I upgraded from the Sony a55 to this and I'm absolutely thrilled!! The original a55 had an issue with overheating after ~15m while doing the video mode and this issue has been completely solved with this model.