Summary: I actually love the camera and as a long time Sony purchaser have never had issues with them until now. The issue is with the service department. You see, I have an issue the included lens and hood. After about six months of use the lens hood would no longer stay locked on to the lens. I though, I'll just get a replacement lens hood. So I headed off to the Orlando, FL Sony store. They did not have any replacement hoods in stock so they grabbed one of a demo camera.
Excerpt: There is no other digital SLR that I have ever owned that even comes close to this one. I have owned Leica and Hasselblad and they are not even close. The features on this camera are far superior to any I have ever used. Fast, accurate and extremely sharp glass.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD
Summary: Great camera for large high speed shots. Works best in RAW format for capturing detail and color. My only concern is that the LCD screen goes black every so often. Also noticed this on my earlier A55 camera. Other than that the camera is fine. One thing that I noticed, the reviewers claim a battery life of around 400 shots before recharging. Recently I shot at a big trade show and had extra batteries that I didn't need to use.
This camera (Alpha SLT-A77) is awesome. The Translucent mirror makes the camera quieter
Mark Peterson, Amazon
15 August 2014
Summary: Since I own Minolta auto-focus lenses, the cameras I use are Sony. This camera (Alpha SLT-A77) is awesome. The Translucent mirror makes the camera quieter. The photos I have taken with this camera look better than ever. I like the way the controls are arranged and it feels good in my hands. The photos are very sharp and I especially like the ISO range. I shoot many low light images, and this camera works very well for me. Very satisfied with my purchase.
Summary: I bought this camera used from Amazon - saved a bunch of money, and the camera is in premium condition. I've had mixed luck with Amazon used products in the past due to lack of detailed descriptions, but I hit the jackpot on this camera. Very pleased.
Summary: I purchased this item on February 5, 2013 so I feel I can give a pretty decent review now. I liked the a77 at first. It took great photos, did everything I wanted it to do. About 6 months after owning it I noticed spots on my photos. After testing the lens on another camera I determined it was the a77 so I sent it in to be looked at and as it was still under warranty it was fixed back to brand new. No more spots. I was pretty happy, until today.
Excerpt: This has been on my 'To-Do' list for quite some time: So I have owned the A77 since the week it first shipped out in the US back in October 2011. I bought so that I may have it in time for the birth of my daughter. My review here is based on my 2.5+ years of use of the camera through a variety of scenarios and using the latest firmware. I will only be referencing RAW capabilities since that is all that I shoot.