Summary: The best camera ever!!!!!! What you get for price point is awesome and I can't wait to use it in ALASKA. The 12 frames per second is mind blowing can't wait to use it when the bears are charging the salmon in the rivers..... The 24mp, full HD video for 30mins at clip, 19 pt autofocus, weather resist body, etc, etc.... LOVE IT!!! Keep up the good work Sony.
Summary: This was an upgrade from an a33, which treated me well for a long time but I was beginning to outgrow it. Coming from the a33, however, I was used to the whole translucent mirror thing, which is definitely a hurdle for standard mirror users because exposing properly takes a little extra thought. The a77 has a much better feel than its smaller counterparts with its bigger body.
Summary: The camera seems to deliver everything promised. It's big and heavy, so be prepared, but it's worth the trade. Built like a professional camera; even shutter use is defined (good marks). The screen is a cute idea, but it seems flimsy. Not sure how it will hold-up over time. Spend the money. Get what you want, and consider it cheap.
Summary: Have had the SLT a77 for 2 weeks and have shot hundreds of photos. I love this camera. It is very quiet and SHARP. Get the 16-50 lens. Well worth the extra money. Previous camera was a Sony a550. Go ahead, you deserve this beauty. You won't want to put it down.
Summary: I love Sony's new line of cameras and specifically SLT-A77. These cameras are all so feature rich that it takes a long time only to read about them in the manual. A77 has the full metal body, weather-sealing, 24MP, 12fps, and so many more features. I do not bother you here with the technical details, because I know you already have researched all the available sources; however, if you have not checked out Gary Friedman's book yet, it is worth to do so.
Excerpt: After reading the reviews for the A77 I had high expectations and I was not disappointed. What I didn't expect was the quality of the kit lens. I think I have a new favorite lens. Props to Sony for putting a lens of that quality in the kit.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD, Quiet, Tilt /Swivel LCD
Summary: Although the A77 terrific and innovative in many ways and on many levels, this note concerns itself with some of the things that it does poorly. In less than optimal light or when photographing moving subjects, I prefer to shoot in Shutter Priority with Auto-ISO. This allows me to absolutely control my shutter speed while compensating for low light by increasing aperture and when the lens runs out of F-stop pick up the remaining exposure compensation with an increase in...
Summary: This camera is the best of both worlds. The view finder its one of a kind thanks Sony. I will never go back! I love seeing the picture I just took through the view finder I mean I really can see the picture no more bright day light keeping me From getting a good look at my picture. The level its in the view finder.
Summary: After renting and and borrowing and trying out several of the Canikon/Nikanon competition I concluded that my best buck- bang was the new Sony Alpha77. My order was packed well, shipped and sent without delay and arrived on the day promised. It was exactly as advertised and has performed perfectly right out of the box (I had the appropriate charged batteries on hand). Fair price and smooth transaction as usual with Amazon.