Excerpt: I had the a55 but viewfinder a bit too small, and the overheating issue was a pain. Now I have the A77 and I love it! Works very well and silently focusses with the kit lens, which is very very sharp. Good range, and the smart teleconverter is super useful, giving 1.4 and 2x range with 12 and 6 megapixel crops in camera and in the viewfinder.
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: The camera has exceptional versatility. The pictures are sharp and crystal clear. Had to make the automatic flash manual because I am used to working with shadows and composition to get the most memorable picture. Overall it was worth the expense.
Excerpt: I spent a weekend at a tradeshow selling the A77 to consumers who were excited about the new tech, the new specs, and the new size of the Sony SLT-A77. I was impressed by their enthusiasm, but I was at heart a Nikon guy. Through selling them on the product, I shot many photos at the tradeshow that indexed in my mind at the settings I was shooting would be impossible with the lens combinations and price points the Sony was hitting.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet, Smart camera, Tilt /Swivel LCD
Summary: This is my first quality dslr camera. I owned Nikons, from the Nikon F, Photomic T, to the F4HP. The A77 yields very sharp pictures even at 6 mp. I have not taken any pictures at the maximum 24.3 mp yet. I bought it to photograph my Huggmee chair and put it on the side of my van. My little Sony Cybershot with 5 mp was just not enough. With any camera, the quality of the picture is in the lens and the sensor. Everything else is toys.
Summary: This camera is absolutely perfect for the amateur who is about to go pro. It is amazing and so versatile. I have shot dark weddings with the a77 and everything turned out alright at 3200 ISO. I was extremely nervous, but this camera blows me away with its resolution. I just hope the next generation of Sony Alphas can beat out the D800!
Excerpt: I shoot pics almost every day. I have gotten great results, the camera is easy to use and learn. The buttons are easy to use, well placed, all great features. I have owned this camera since November 1st, 2011 and have loved everything about it. I plan on keeping this one for a very long time. Also love the kit lens, the 16-50mm is an awesome lens and is a great starter. This is my first slr and has been great inspiration in the pursuit/passion of photography.
Pros: Accurate colors, Durable, Easy To Use, Ergonomic, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Fits well in hand, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Great Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet, RAW format, Tilt /Swivel LCD, Tons of features, Well built quality
Summary: Pros: Extremely fast, very sharp images, very cool features & picture effects. Cons: Would have liked a CF slot as well as SD, noise issues above 3200 iso. I have shot with an a700 for almost 5 years and was very skeptical when the a77 was announced in August as it's replacement. My skepticism was based on 3 things: 1) the image quality of 24mps on a "C" sensor (lots of mps on a small sensor); 2) the quality of the OLED viewfinder; 3) the buffers ability to keep up with...
REVIEW of the new SONY SLT-A77|SONY 16-50 2.8 LENS
Michael G. Yanko "A BETTER DJ AND PHOTOGRAPHER", Amazon
1 April 2012
Summary: Update 4-23-14 Haven't updated in a while so here we go! We are now on bodies number 15 and 16 of these fabulous cameras. We shoot a lot of photos so we change out bodies every 3-4 months so we don't run the shutter count too high and ruin the resale. We shoot 250,000-300,000 photos a year currently. Sony has fixed the bug that made me have to keep rebooting my first camera, as a matter of fact we've had zero camera problems since the first 3-4 bodies.