Summary: Where does one start? There are so many good points about this camera - too many to seem true. I'm not a Pro, but it has so many features that a Hobbyist like me would probably need some months to get a handle on everything. One particular thing I love is that you can crop pictures and still maintain awesome resolution and colour. I've taken an array of pics: landscapes, close-ups, low-light interior without flash, gardens etc. Wow!
Summary: I have been a photo hobbyist since 1954. I began using digital cameras in 1999. After more than ten years of Olympus use, I made my first Sony camera purchase in June 2010, an alpha 380, after months of diligent comparisons of features and prices among all the various manufacturers of digital SLRs. The alpha 380 came out the hands-down winner. Then, the SLTs came out. Owning my 380 for only five months, in November 2010, I purchased the alpha SLT 55.
Summary: I REALLY FEEL LUCK TO BE ABLE TO GET MY A77. IF YOU CAN SET A DIGITAL WATCH YOU CAN SET THIS CAMERA UP WITH VERY LITTLE PROBLEMS. THE OWNERS MANUAL IS VERY GOOD IN POINTING OUT HOW TO SET THE REST OF THE CONTROLS THAT YOU WILL NEED. DON'T WORRY THE TOLL FREE NUMBER AT SONY WILL HELP YOU WITH ANY PROBLEM. I DON'T THINK YOU WILL NEED THEM MUCH AT ALL. OH YES I AM USING A PANASONIC GOLD 16 GB CLASS1 CARD , WRIGHT SPEED AT 90.
Summary: I really like this camera. It feels great and takes awesome pictures. When you start getting into the higher ISOs the images can become a bit noisy. Sony has compensated for this by implementing a noise reduction option for JPEG's but if you shoot RAW you will need to do noise reduction in post processing. The lens that came with my camera had problems closing to the appropriate aperture. I have talked to several A77 owners and this seems to be common problem.
Summary: I have shot with an a700 for almost 5 years and was very skeptical when the a77 was announced in August as itâ€™s replacement. My skepticism was based on 3 things: 1) the image quality of 24mps on a â€œCâ€� sensor (lots of mps on a small sensor); 2) the quality of the OLED viewfinder; 3) the buffers ability to keep up with the speed of the camera in RAW and 12fps.
Summary: I was waiting for this camera since it was announced and i have it finally.I am totally speechless and i can say that the money was worth it.I bought it with the SAL1650 and the quality of the images are fantastic.My first camera was Sony Alpha a230 and the transition to a77 is huge.I have always given my credit to Sony Alpha and i always will.I cant wait to start doing photography with a77.Please visit my website to see the images i have taken so far with my Sony Alpha...