Summary: Ok, let's start with the "con": you cannot tether this camera. The a700 could be tethered. The a77 cannot. It's not a huge drawback, but it is a drawback. What do you use tethering for? Controlling the camera from your computer.
Summary: I got this for a few years now and it's awesome! I've taken thousands of photos with it already. I'm not a professional but I love taking photos. I love the bundled F2.8 lens, the fastest lens I own so far.
Summary: Very nice and professional pictures. I did watch some youtube videos on how to use this thing. I am one of those people who hates taking pictures from cellphone at night time... so i use this camera and the results are pretty.
Summary: I love the camera, and at my level of photography expertise, the lenses are very usable. Bought separately, they would cost about $1700. Of the rest items included into the bundle, the backpack is reasonably good, the extra battery is authentic, the cleaning kit is fine, the USB card reader is also...
Summary: love the features on this camera - read tons of reviews - some not as complimentary as others - but I find this camera to be reasonably well laid out and it preforms well given the very short time I've had it.
Excerpt: What I think of the Sony A77 is that it is an excellent camera the only fault I find is the noise in high ISO shots and the Jpeg shots are a little sharper then raw which is also very noisy but this camera compare to my sony A-100 is a big improvement just wish those issues would have been fix with...
Summary: I had my eye on this camera for a long time hoping that the price would come down. In the mean time I was happily using the 55v as my main shooter. Still, from time to time, I would visit the Sony store and hold this beauty in my hands, dreaming of the day.