Summary: I upgraded from the Sony a55 to this and I'm absolutely thrilled!! The original a55 had an issue with overheating after ~15m while doing the video mode and this issue has been completely solved with this model.
Summary: The package arrived after onl Wednesday, after orderi Sunday night I was very pleased with that. Upon arrival, I noticed that the camera and lens were NOT factory sealed and appeared to have been previously opened. All other items in this package were brand new with the seals still intact.
Summary: as a background I came from a 6 years long canon journey with 8 lenses and two flash guns, never wanted to go for full frames and never earned my life from photography, however photography is the second most important after my family.
Summary: I have owned Sony digital cameras all the way back to the F717. I bought this to replace my A55 for recent a trip to Europe (Italy, Switzerland). All I can say is I am not only in love with this camera, I am in love with this 2.8 16-50 (24-75) lens. The digital EVF works fine.
Summary: I originally had a Konica Minolta camera that I needed to replace. I did a lot of research, looked at a lot of cameras and finally settled on the Sony Alpha SLT-A77. This camera has a lot of features that some of the more expensive models are missing or charge extra for, and the price was better...
Summary: Love this camera so far, a lot to learn as it's been many years since I have taken photography serious. All the features of much more expensive cameras. I've taken about 100 pictures in the small time frame that I have had the camera. Look forward to taking many more.
Sony service it terrible and the GPS has never worked!
9 September 2013
Summary: I have an older Sony Alpha and love it, but this new one has never had a working GPS (which is a primary reason I bought it) & Sony keeps telling us to use the GPS boost but that never works. We are still fighting for Sony to take it back and fix it (it's still within warranty!