Summary: First of all, check which supplier your camera will be coming from, as some may not be supplying UK stock. This may affect your ability to get Sony UK to undertake a warranty repair, so be vcareful. Now, as for the camera: This is an immensely rewarding SLT camera to use - I have now owned the camera 9 months, and have previously used the Sony SLT-a57 and Sony's older a700 DSLR. This is a semi-pro model built to a high standard, which feels solid in the hand.
Summary: I have and old sony a100 and it was brilliant thats why I decided on sony again,it was the right choise the a77v is brilliantI have only done one shoot with it to date i found it quiet the controlls are in the right place and easy to find without taking your eye of the subject.
Excerpt: Bought it despite strong protests from Canon/Nikon owners and can proudly declare that i own a winner of this class. Things which I like most are: - * Its lens are cheaper. * It has better/more options & functions that are user friendly. * HDD & Auto ISO feature rocks. * Clarity is good. * Screen could have been better & twist side ways (Like Canon)would have made taking self shots easier. * Grip is over claimed to be better on this one (Canon still leads).
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance
Summary: Brilliant viewfinder and solid build quality of camera body. Lens is wide aperture and extremely good resolution for a standard fit. Photos well exposed and naturally very sharp. Fast autofocus with no hunting. Translucent mirror has got to be the future of DSLR cameras. No crude mechanical mirror mechanism which is an absolute anachronism in the era of electronics.
Summary: I was concerned at shelling out over £1000 (this was over a year ago when it was new) for a camera, having before made do with the more entry level A100 and A360 respectfully. I couldnt have been more wrong, this is the most feature packed and exceedingly high performance camera in its price bracket. The sheer amount extra features and details are almost to numerate to list. First of all - the EVF - my biggest area of concern moving from an SLR to the SLT.
Summary: so by buying the well priced A380 a while back i loved it i thought it was the bees knees but my dreams were always higher the A900 (now a Extinct bread) when i started earning my sights were set on the new slt range from sony i done my research and i bought the A77 there are lots of reviews that grumble about it. but so far so good for me.
Summary: Fantastic camera - has just about everything I wanted in a modern SLR like GPS but also has things often missing from other SLRs like a real PC flash sync socket. The live view is really great and I like the electronic viewfinder - it is especially good at showing contract in the scene. I would defiantly buy another SLR with an electronic viewfinder in preference to an optical one.
Summary: I have studied this camera for some time and on paper it comes up very well indeed. The offer at Amazon was very good indeed. They are a trustworthy company and I felt totally sure they would not let me down. Sure enough, a couple of days after ordering the camera arrived. It is one incredible machine. It is so easy to use and has many special functions....too many to mention.