Summary: I have owned several DSLRs over the years. The Konica-Minolta Maxxum 7D, Sony A100, Sony A350, and now the Sony A77. In the short time I have used it, I am greatly impressed. I shot a couple of local high school football games at night under the field lights. To get a decent shutter speed for freezing the action under these lights, a high ISO is needed. With my Sony A350, I shot at either 1600 or 3200 ISO. With the A77, I was shooting at 6400 and 12800 ISO.
Summary: Ok so I havea A65 it is Awsome. Best Bang for your buck but when Walmart recently lowered this A77 $100.00 with the 18-135mm lens, well I couldn't pass it up the Lens Alone is worth $500.00 and that would make the camers which normally sells body only for $1400.00 only $999.99. So you are saving $400.00 even at its normal price of $1599.99 it is still a steal.
Summary: I'm a total convert of SLT tech. So many people moan about the light loss to the pellicle mirror, but for a measly 1/3 stop of light, you gain so many next-level benefits. I've been having more fun with photography than ever since the A55 came out, and the A77 is better still.
Pros: - Seamless viewfinder/live view experience - When AF works just as well in live view as it does in the viewfinder, and you can switch between them seamlessly, it really takes the photography experience to the next level. Add the very flexible articulating screen of the A77, and it goes further still., - EVF - speaking of the viewfinder, this EVF is far & away the best one ever made. No other even comes close. Not only is it great quality, but I'm a total convert to th...
Cons: - Buffer size - Definitely too small, even with the fastest SDHC card available (Sandisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s) it still fills up in just over 1 second at 12 FPS., - v1.04 firmware - This isn't an issue now since they fixed most of the problems in v1.05, but the firmware they released this camera with was a joke. I felt like I paid $1500 to be a beta tester for this camera for the first few months. I guess I'm still bitter even though it is fixed now ;)
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.
Excerpt: This is the best digital camera I ever bought. All controls are well located. It has excellent color quality. The focus system is very accurate, innovative and 12fps burst is great for photojournalism and sports photos. The 24 megapixels guarantee good definition and only from the ISO 3200 noticed a lower quality. Both the camera and the lens are of rugged construction and long lasting.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD, Quiet, Tilt /Swivel LCD
Cons: Noisy At High ISO, No Viewfinder, Short Battery Life