Summary: After using a friends Canon and reading review after review of every camera I could afford, I was in a conundrum. I was very worried about buying another Sony after not being very please with my W370 after loving my W300. It lacked versatility. As I waited to see this in a store, I purchased a HX100 and an HX9. They were stunning to use and so very versatile. Basically they sold me on the A77 along with it's amazing features.
Summary: As a Semi-Pro Photographer, I Knew That I Had To Get a New Camera Which I Was So Desperate Of For Years and I Knew That It Was Gonna Be a Sony DSLR. I Once Owned The Alpha DSLR a-350 and Lost It, But When I Came Upon This A-77, I Had No Doubt But To Get This Camera As Soon As Possible and I Could Tell You That It Has Been The Best Decision I've Ever Made. With 24.3 Megapixels and 12 Shutter Speed Per Second, Where Else In The World Do You Get That?
Summary: I am an advanced amateur and have used Nikon, Canon and Minolta systems. My current system is all Canon EOS based (5D Mark II etc) which I love. I had some legacy Minolta glass and had always been a fan of Minolta design, my last one was a greatly loved Minolta 7. I was intrigued by the Sony 77s innovative features (built-in HDR capability, built-in ability to decrease noise with multiple exposures, high speed motor drive, built-in image stabilization, ability to take...
Summary: I'm so disappointed with the flash system of this camera, to write a correct review. The only thing I want to say is; If you are a serious photographer, and your field is wedding, or any events involving the use of flashes (not studio flash), please stay away from this camera. I own an a700 and a900, so I know what I'm talking about and I can tell you this camera has a SERIOUS FLASH ISSUE, and it's not new.
Summary: I found the camera to have a good feel to it. By that I mean that it feels solid and well balanced. I love the viewfinder, I was a little unsure that it would look true but it does. I almost went with a Canon but have had a Sony for a long time and took a last minute look before pulling the trigger on buying the Canon. I am very glad I looked.
Summary: After a bit less than a month, I still have a lot to learn about the camera's functions. Overall I'm very pleased, but I'm disappointed that photos with the built-in flash are frequently overexposed. I now keep the flash compensation turned down by a stop or more, which provides a more natural look anyway, for those times when available light just isn't enough. Also, I can't seem to adjust the diopter setting without touching the very sensitive video record button.