Excerpt: I had an older model sony alpha camera and decided to upgrade. I started doing professional portrait work in a home studio and needed something with more capabilities. This camera was the right choice. I've taken some portraits with it and the pictures came out great. The color is vibrant and the pictures are sharp. I don't have a single complaint. B&H made the whole purchase process as simple and painless as possible.
Summary: I have owned an A65 for a year now, and decided to upgrade to the A77 simply for the fact it is more protected with the weather seal. I love my A65 too. I am late to the world of photography - having gone back to college and will graduate this spring with my AFA in Fine arts and move on to Photo journalism and Fine Arts next. I really like the feel of this camera. The A65 had a nice feel too, but I like the heavier more sold construction of the A77.
Excerpt: I used my new A77 for the first time this week for a beauty makeup shoot. The face detection and focus tracking worked like a dream - not a single shot out of focus and eyes were all crisp and sharp. Image quality is superb, colours requiring only a slight boost in saturation in post processing, but thats subjective anyway. Combined with the battery grip, I found taking portrait oriented photos much more comfortable.
Pros: Easy To Use, Excellent Oled Viewfinder, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast 12 Frames Per Second, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet, Tilt /Swivel LCD
Summary: Prefacing this with I'm not an Expert in photography but can only judge from what appeals to my eye. I've used this camera for around two weeks and this is my entry into DSLR (Or in this case DSLT) from Point and Shoot cameras. My previous camera is an Canon S95. I'm familiar with manual settings and the relationships between Aperture, Focal length, Shutter speed, and the use of ISO settings, etc.
Two Years Later, Still a Contender (from a Nikon User)
24 February 2014
Summary: Recently, I had the opportunity to shoot with the SLT-A77 for an extended period. As a heavy Nikon user (D300s and D800) with “all things Nikon,” I was ready for a serious let down, especially concerning build quality and using an Electronic Viewfinder (coming from optical). Boy was I wrong. First, the build and design quality of the camera is tangibly at a professional grade (some may say semi-professional).
Excerpt: This camera far exceeded my expectations. While there are features of this camera that I will likely never use for any serious photography, the useful features far far outweigh them. One of the greatest things I have found with this camera so far is it's ability to handle higher ISO settings with almost no noise. I upgraded from an A350 and ISO 1600 was worthless, however with the A77 it can reasonably handle ISO 6400 and still give you a reasonably good quality picture.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Great Awb Performance, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Excerpt: It focuses on almost any light condition. I had been using the A700 and was in love with that camera, but since I went back to the A77 not touch ... The noise issue remains a thorn in the side, but you can spend 24sc a noise reducer and still have detail in the image, if not cut much.
Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: This review may be one of the last for the Sony SLT-A77. I purchased this camera in November, 2013 as Sony was discontinuing this model and I got a substantial price reduction from B&H. Because I purchased this camera near the beginning of winter, I haven't been able to use it as much as I would have liked under a variety of circumstances or situations.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Quiet, Tilt /Swivel LCD