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.
Great camera, tons of features, but image quality left me unhappy
Uncle J, Amazon
15 March 2012
Summary: My mouth watered when I first saw the commercials for this camera, the insane amount of features: GPS, HDR, 3D, 12fps!, Continuous focus, insane video, great ergonomics, etc... BUT after I got it, I shot with it for a weekend, and was left disappointed at how many shots were filled with noise even at low ISO levels. Image quality is not great, or even good in low light. Even with a fast F2.8 lens!
Summary: I shot this Sony A77 with Sony Zeiss 85mm, 70-200mm, 24-70mm. The pictures came out not that great (sharp) like Nikon. I spent over $5000 already for lenses and camera body and still could not get the result that I got with Nikon. I used Nikon D3S, D3, D700 and D300s. This camera is comparable to Nikon D300s and not more than that. So it is your choices folks. Updates 3/20/2012 I ordered another A77 and the pictures came out fine. So my previous A77 was defected.
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.
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.
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: 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 is my first real camera. For 2 years I am using compact camera like Olympus Fe and it's quite a good handy camera. But the thing is the less features and the less performance (images blur sometimes or not so clear shot/dull). I'm craving for better and faster camera like SLR that will retain my good memories and places I went to in a snap.