The reviews were true, the A77 is a serious game changer.
Andrew Blake, Amazon
16 August 2013
Summary: I previously had the a65, which in its own right was a great camera but i wanted to upgrade from the kit 18-55 to the 16-50 f 2.8 lens. Note, for the owners of the a65 i recommend putting it up for sale because if you purchase the 16-50 you'll be at the price point of the A77 kit. Only makes sense then right? There is a significant difference with the autofocus engine that the A77 uses versus the A65.
Summary: This camera is amazing and I am in love with it! The video option is amazing and I am really glad I traded my a300 for this new model. I recommend this camera to anyone with some experience in photography.
Summary: It was time for an upgrade, but I really didn't realize how bad I had it with the A100. Now I'm spoiled! Absolutely fantastic quality, love the pan and merge feature. Haven't used it for video yet but that was it's biggest selling feature, plus it films in the same format as the HXR MC2000 which I know will make for flawless editing. Definitely recommended to Sony lovers!
In the end, Sony a77 is the best total value (UPDATED)
8 August 2013
Summary: I'll start by saying, that I have migrated up from a Sony point & shoot and the Sony NEX-5n, so I was already familiar with Sony menus and features. Now when my decision to upgrade my camera came along, I really did consider switching due to all the chatter that says that you have to have a Canikon if you want to be serious about your photography. For some reason, though, Canon just didn't appeal to me when comparing specs, so it was really down to Nikon and Sony.
Not thinking of upgrading to a full-frame soon again
Lukman Lawal "looqmern", Amazon
6 August 2013
Summary: Thiis camera has impressed me alot! Image quality is superb, no doubt! (using regular sony prime lenses and the 16-50mm kit lens) The Main focus-LOW LIGHT PERFORMANCE (JPEGs) Usually i barely shoot at iso 1600-3200, because I get to use more of continuous lighting mounted on the hot shoe when shooting in extreme low light.and thank goodness for the OLED and SLT technology, I shoot with ease, you know what you are getting instantly!
Summary: This camera is awesome! It takes amazing photos! Video is excellent as well! Overall, definitely worth it! It is not too heavy and is comfortable to hold, and offers some great features. I am in college and my major is cinematic arts, this camera fits my everyday needs!
Summary: Unless you are going with a full-frame DSLR like the a99, this is the best I've tried; high quality built, fast focus, amazing 12 fps for action, the video is just astonishingly high quality! the 16-50 kit lens is superb, but after a rainy day, the lens got a bit hard when zooming, not a big deal though... What bugs me is the hot shoe, it's just wrong, they fixed it with the a99 , and you can buy an adaptor, but why did they bother making it,,. : l So go for it.
Summary: From day 1 I started enjoying this fantastic camera. Many users, including myself, are reluctant of the Electronic Viewfinder. Honestly, in this camera, this Electronic Viewdinder is really a piece of good engineering Prici / Quality is EXCELLENT