Summary: I am writing this review from a true beginner's perspective. I have never owned a camera before but I knew that I wanted a camera that could take great pictures. I spent an obscene amount of time researching for 6 months while I was saving up for purchase. I also read two great books (Peterson and Northrup). I narrowed my choices to Nikon D7000, Canon 6D and the A77.
Summary: Really enjoy this camera. I am not a pro more of a hobbyist aka "prosumer". I have had numerous Sony camera and wanted to take the jump up to a SLT. I find the layout of the buttons to be very user friendly. I'm not missing the "live" view finder one bit. Having the electronic for a newbie like myself really lets me see what the photo will be like when I change settings like ISO/f-stop and shutterspeed so I can learn as I use the camera.
Summary: I did a lot of homework on this and other comparable cameras. I chose this one because of the internal stabilizer (versus in the lens) and i'm really happy with the camera in all ways. Delivery was fast.
Excerpt: I recently retired my Sony A580 and I was hesitant for a long time to go with the SLT technology and EVF but I found myself having a lot more "Keepers" with the focus peaking and the remarkable EVF. Don't hesitate, you won't regret purchasing this camera.
Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Quiet
Excerpt: Use mostly for wildlife in central america where they hide in the trees. The auto focus is very good and the indicators don't clutter the screen like the d800 and d600 but I mostly use manual focus. Focus aids like the fringing is fantastic especially in the jungle. Even when your eyes are fogged up or blurry you can tell exactly what is in focus. LOVE IT!!! Low light is not as good as others but not bad either. they even have multi exposure noise reduction for stills.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD, Quiet, Tilt /Swivel LCD
In some aspects that's the best camera in the market
8 April 2013
Summary: PROS: 12 fps 24Mpix - still the best on the market; 60p full HD - I think still best on the market; In the body image stabilizer - works really fine, I sometimes manage to take pixel-sharp shots at 1/8 sec at f=40 mm (60mm equivalent!) or so. Electronic viewfinder - it is just a huge advantage in many aspects - you can shoot into the sun without burning your eyes; you can use the manual focus lenses since in manual focus it has special illumination of the in-focus...
Excerpt: I have been using this camera always a year.The camera has some problem of front and back focusing but you can correct it with micro adjustment.The camera is very versatile and fast focus with the new lens.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization
Excerpt: I went from shooting strictly manual medium format to full auto 35mm 20 years ago when my son was born. I'm a serious amateur photographer and electronics engineer, so I was sold on the Minolta 7xi. At the time, it was the worlds smartest camera. I have since invested heavily in lenses, flash systems and other gear. Migrated to a pair of 9xi's before I went digital with a couple of Konica/Minolta 7Ds. My last 7D died and forced me into the Sony realm.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet, Tilt /Swivel LCD