Excerpt: To me, the A77 with its 24Mp APS-C sensor + focus peaking + high frame rate looks like the perfect macrophotography tool. Combined with my Tamron 1:1 180mm f:3.5, it is amazing. Then, I mainly use ISO 200 to 400. For other kinds of photography (landscape, concerts, etc.), I much prefer the A850 and its OVF + FF sensor. Not that the A77 is bad, but it just cannot compete. So, I like the A77. I don't love it but it's nice to have it.
Summary: Upgraded my A350 and LOVE this camera! Wish I could have afforded the A99 right now, but maybe by next year. I know most people go with Cannon or Nikon, but this girl has been a Minolta/Sony girl since the 80's. Their equipment has never let me down - and some times it's taken quite a beating. (not this camera, but past ones) As for all the programed options.
Summary: I am really glad I found this deal as I was about to push the button on a sony 65 package and then found Focus's deal couldnt find anything comperable within $500. they even sent me a better memory card then depicted. Also del was 4 days early! Thanx Focus This is an update about the rest of the package deal from Focus The tripod was insufficient to say the least It could not hold the camera weight, along with the camera bag which wasnt even a "camera" bag but one for a...
Summary: I am writing this review from a true beginner's perspective. I have never owned a camera before but I knew that I wanted a camera that could take great pictures. I spent an obscene amount of time researching for 6 months while I was saving up for purchase. I also read two great books (Peterson and Northrup). I narrowed my choices to Nikon D7000, Canon 6D and the A77.
Summary: I did a lot of homework on this and other comparable cameras. I chose this one because of the internal stabilizer (versus in the lens) and i'm really happy with the camera in all ways. Delivery was fast.
In some aspects that's the best camera in the market
8 April 2013
Summary: PROS: 12 fps 24Mpix - still the best on the market; 60p full HD - I think still best on the market; In the body image stabilizer - works really fine, I sometimes manage to take pixel-sharp shots at 1/8 sec at f=40 mm (60mm equivalent!) or so. Electronic viewfinder - it is just a huge advantage in many aspects - you can shoot into the sun without burning your eyes; you can use the manual focus lenses since in manual focus it has special illumination of the in-focus...
Excerpt: I upgraded from SLT-A55 which I had for almost a year before getting the SLT-A77V in June 2012. Carrying over all the familiarity from the A55, meant that the learning curve wasn't too steep. Gary Friedman's A65/A77 book was a very valuable purchase and helped greatly in making the best use of all the new features and functions.
Summary: I'm not an expert, I'm just someone that loves photography and still learning. This is the best camera I have ever owned. I started out with an Olympus E420 and thought I would never change even though I have always loved Sony. I decided to upgrade and my first Sony was the A390. I now own the A500, A55 and now my jewel, the A77. I have only had it for two weeks and do mostly sports with some flower, zoo and family shots. The 12 fps is amazing, it is a scorcher!
Excerpt: Great image quality in full resolution RAW, even better image quality/detail in "S" JPG settings (3008 x ????). Excellent lens that produces eye pleasing bokeh and great detail/contrast. I hated the camera, but miss the lens. In the end, it is the images that stay with us. But the A77 was just too much of a pain to use for my shooting style which is spontaneous and in very imperfect conditions.