Excerpt: I have always liked this camera. It uses my beloved Minolta 'secret handshake', 500 mirror and 200 f/2.8 'i will never sell' lenses. I got the 'plastic fantastic' lenses to facilitate interoperation between this and my NEX 5T. Its occasional use flash is nice for 'surprise flash' needs.
Excerpt: Hello ! I bought my first minolta 1978 (srt101) and after Minolta I had to change to Sony you know ! I had before Minolta Apo 600mm not a mount. It is and it was great lens. Now I have minoltas apo 200mm 2.8 af and apo 80-200mm f2.8.af.
Summary: Great camera for large high speed shots. Works best in RAW format for capturing detail and color. My only concern is that the LCD screen goes black every so often. Also noticed this on my earlier A55 camera. Other than that the camera is fine.
Excerpt: First the bad. Slow response time in waking up or tuning on. This is even with f/w v1.07. Battery stamina isn't that great to begin with, but setting a longer timeout before sleep drains it more. Noise is quite evident beginning at ISO400.
Excerpt: This has been on my 'To-Do' list for quite some time: So I have owned the A77 since the week it first shipped out in the US back in October 2011. I bought so that I may have it in time for the birth of my daughter.
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...
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: First a bit about myself. i'm a senior @ Columbia College Chicago and photography isn't my concentration, I would consider myself a "prosumer" photographer. I've done a bit of professional work, but mostly this is just a hobby and passion.