Summary: I've used this camera to shoot everything from low light performances from ballet to rock bands to landscape and wild life. Color capture is amazing. 24mp sensor yields crisp detailed images. And, the lens line up, including the Minolta 'Legacy" lenses are sharp and crisp. I compared with the Nikon D300 and Canon 7D. Color wise the a77 was the most accurate. I couldn't be happier with my investment. Live music files too large to post.
Pros: Color, Speed, Lens Selectio, Ergonomics,
Cons: lack of focus point highlight, high iso noise
Summary: This camera represents boldness and innovation from Sony. I was surprised at all that it offers and the ease of handling. All buttons are well located. Some things have left me puzzled as the system of focus, color quality and OLED display. The latter, Sony breakthrough. Both the body and the lens are tough and rugged and durable. The focus of the lens is very quiet and fast. The burst of 12 fps is great for sports, but should have a larger buffer to support it.
Summary: This camera gives fabulous results if you read the manual and great results if you just pick it up and set it on automatic. This camera also takes the best B&W photos I have seen taken with a digital camera. It also has an interesting feature allowing a one color bias while doing B&W. I have some great B&W photos of my children with their blues eyes. The HD movie mode is outstanding but make sure you buy only Class 10 SD cards for quick recording.
Summary: I have bought this camera from sunset electronics and this was a Very Bad experience as this was not brand new but used before with missing stickers, tags and having some dust in hidden corners with a very tiny scratch on the LCD display. Other than that the Camera itself is great and a nice upgrade from Sony loyal costumer.
Summary: I have been into DSLR for over the past 7 years, and have only owned Nikon. I had a quite a set of lenses that I had bought over the years. I had heard about the Sony line up and started Looking into them. I was seriously looking at the Nikon D800 but the frame rate and size of the files I did not like, and the features that the Sony has was far better than the D800. I seriously did my homework for 2 weeks on the A77 and read and reread reviews and video on the A77.
Summary: This is my first leap into the hobby of photography. I'm so glad I chose the a77. It is yet to disappoint me. I took it to the local skate park for it's first real test...the pictures speak for themselves. I cannot wait to find out what else this camera is capable of!
Summary: I always thought I would finally buy a full-frame Nikon, but you know what? That's too heavy and expensive for my use. I'm an avid photographer, digital toy junkie, etc. Having always liked "Nikon's" sensors (made by SONY), when this camera came along, I knew it was the ticket! It's fast, extremely capable, produces such nice jpg images that I often don't record RAW anymore. And it has some WONDERFUL tricks up its sleeves. I love it to death!
Summary: The Sony A77 is an excellent DSLR camera at a reasonable price considering all the features and specifications. Having always used Nikon cameras, I was at first somewhat skeptical of the Sony translucent technology but after reading the reviews , I was convinced that this A77 was in a class by itself.