Summary: I looked at cameras a long time before making a decision. For the money, I felt this was the very best option to get the features I wanted. I have been using the a77 for 14 months now, and I think Sony has done a great job with this camera to get up to speed with the big players in the category. So much thought went into the design of the camera. Sony really thought through how the user would interact with the camera, both from a hardware and software standpoint.
Summary: The Sony A77V or VM DSLT Mirror Camera is now over two years old since its release. Yet it still remains one of the best sellers (like the Canon EOS 60D or Nikon D5200) in that it is a true pro-sumer bridge type camera system. This product is not a professional's grade camera, nor is it a beginners-end DSLR/DSLT type product.
Summary: I am very pleased with the performance of this camera, clear shots, easy to use if you are somewhat familiar with a DSLR. Has many options for your personal style of photography. The only draw back I see is that when you go to adjust the diopter for your vision sometimes you hit the record button that is beside of it which can be a little frustrating.
Summary: Better than expect. Easy to work, great quality of image with minimum deformation at any situation that I have tried until now. The viewer/eyepiece is digital so we can view the effect automatically (different from the regular LCD viewer since the image appears with little adjustments). I have to say, this is nice because helps me to safe time by using coreldraw or photoshop later.
Summary: I love this camera. The crystal clear photos are amazing. It has some neat features such as the translucent lens technology that changes how cameras work. Instead of the old traditional mirror that moves up and down and can cause shake, this mirror doesn't have to move. There is a manual focusing feature where the item you are focusing on will illuminate around the edges so you'll know it is in focus.
Summary: I will summarize my thoughts for advanced DSLR users here ... - manual focusing is so much easier here compared to all others DSLRS ... thanks to focus peeking. - EVF is spectacular ... histogram tells you before you click. - back / front focusing correction for problem lenses - much more powerful in-body OIS ... 210mm shot at 1/30s was sharp! - weather sealed - multi frame noise reduction really does help!
Summary: The pictures are very clear and the camera is very easy to use. The camera viewers also have an alignment guide which helps make sure your pictures are straight. The continuous setting comes in handy when you have two small children and you are trying to get a good picture. Over 100 pictures in 10 minutes with multiple poses? ONE of them HAS to be good! The 3D setting seems neat, but the pictures are very hard to take without a tripod or some sort of support.
Summary: I had my Sony A700 5 years since it was released. I loved that camera. I would always have it, as no other camera every felt as good in my hand. But finally the desire to have video too for shooting events at my daughter's school drove me to look again at the A77. I had looked many times since it came out. Liked the features. But really never like the electronic viewfinder - EVF.