Summary: I have been into photography for over thirty years and for twenty years of it I used Nikon cameras. Three years ago I bought a A350 and found out how good and innovative they are. I sold my A350 and made mind up for a A77 as I wanted to do a bit of video recording too.
Summary: A bit of background. I have been seriously into photography for around 6 years now. I love Canon, always have. I started with a 350D and moved to a 50D but with the imminent arrival of my first child I felt an upgrade was justified. The obvious choice was the 7D - my dad has one and I like it a lot.
Summary: My first photos on this camera were portraits taken with a flash indoors at home in the evening, as the weather had been wet and cloudy all day. I was stunned by the detail in the facial features like hair, eyelashes and cracks on the lips etc.
Summary: So I recently purchased an A65 and returned it because there wasn't enough features to justify the price difference between the A57 & the A65. And the reason I originally purchased the A65 was because I didn't really think there was much in the A77 I would need. I was wrong.
Summary: I'm a wildlife photographer, having used Canon for many years I never thought I'd switch manufacturer, but having seen reviews and footage of the A77 in action I knew it was time to make the leap.
Summary: One of my best purchases ever, worth every penny. Joy to use & shoot giving great results from not so great photographer! I won't list all the features - you can easily find them, so I'll just describe main pros & cons.
Summary: So after many happy years with the excellent A200, I decided to take the plunge and bought the A77 (body). Having read endless reviews on the A77 it seemed that the general opinion was that the technology wasn't quite there yet but the advantages outweighed the disadvantages.
Summary: Bought for a safari to Africa, paired with Sigma 70-200 f2.8. A dream to use, extra focus points were welcome & toggle joystick makes it much easier to select individual points whilst camera is to the eye. Multi way screen is excellent & allows for awkward angle shots.
Summary: Have had the A77 for a fortnight now and have grown to like it more with use. The noise is not as bad as the reviews would make you believe and the camera operation is fast. ISO 1600 looks good. At first I was not totally happy with EVF but it's actually very useful.
Summary: The EVF. You just have to try it, & you'll probably be like me, for the first 10 minutes I was like, I hate this, what have I done! Then, it clicked, & I don't think I'll ever go back to an Optical Viewfinder ever again.