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.
Excerpt: Use mostly for wildlife in central america where they hide in the trees. The auto focus is very good and the indicators don't clutter the screen like the d800 and d600 but I mostly use manual focus. Focus aids like the fringing is fantastic especially in the jungle. Even when your eyes are fogged up or blurry you can tell exactly what is in focus. LOVE IT!!! Low light is not as good as others but not bad either. they even have multi exposure noise reduction for stills.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD, Quiet, Tilt /Swivel LCD
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.
Summary: This is my first time ever using a DSLR and I wasn't expecting this one to be that good. Images you get from this camera are excellent. Sharpness and depth of field are excellent. Unfortunately, you lose some light with the translucent mirror because the mirror bounces some of the light upwards and there is not much going to the sensor. I did not find it that big of a deal. Also, the A77 gives reasonable ISO performance up to 6400.
Summary: I've waited six years to be able to afford a mid-sized high-end prosumer like this. I can't be more thrilled with this camera. I researched this camera and lusted over it since its release date. There is nothing disappointing about it. The auto modes make for immaculate photos as well as the manual settings. I've ran this camera through the gambit of lenses I've collected over the years and from my 1.8/50 to my 55-200 all images are crisp and crystal clear.