Summary: I have only the A77 not the II updated one...a Canon man for decades, but found a good price on a lightly used A77. From another seller I got a used 18-135 Sony lens for a great price, and I can't put it down. I find it more intuitive in many ways to the Rebel i series (couldn't afford the bigger Canons) and I have been pleased as punch, to coin an old adage. Crazy sharp to work with.
This is really a good camera. I shoot video about 95% of the ...
John Henry, Amazon
9 December 2014
Summary: This is really a good camera. I shoot video about 95% of the time. I use this camera and a a 7S along with the new Sony minicam (Little brother to the go Pro) and shoot a weekly live broadcast. Being able to change lenses changes a lot of things. This a 7S is unbeatable in lowlight shots. I can shoot live shots from the stage, then Pan to the audience lowlight and get the shot without turning up the house lights.
This camera has an incredible number of features for one ...
6 September 2014
Summary: This camera has an incredible number of features for one at its price point, 24 mp resolution being one of them. I was surprised to find that a camera of this quality came with no battery. The product description should have mentioned that so that one can be ordered at the same time.
Gives more expensive SLR's/DSLR's a run for their money.
Katalin Cseh, Amazon
24 August 2014
Summary: Received this camera as well as lens. Amazing price for a amazing camera. The camera and everything came in new still in the box and factory sealed. The camera quality is top notch! better then the Canon's as well as other cameras I have used. This is not a "point and shoot" for beginners. it does have the AUTO option but getting the full worth of the camera; it's best you do everything manual.
This camera (Alpha SLT-A77) is awesome. The Translucent mirror makes the camera quieter
Mark Peterson, Amazon
15 August 2014
Summary: Since I own Minolta auto-focus lenses, the cameras I use are Sony. This camera (Alpha SLT-A77) is awesome. The Translucent mirror makes the camera quieter. The photos I have taken with this camera look better than ever. I like the way the controls are arranged and it feels good in my hands. The photos are very sharp and I especially like the ISO range. I shoot many low light images, and this camera works very well for me. Very satisfied with my purchase.
Summary: I bought this camera used from Amazon - saved a bunch of money, and the camera is in premium condition. I've had mixed luck with Amazon used products in the past due to lack of detailed descriptions, but I hit the jackpot on this camera. Very pleased.
I'm not a photographer. But now, I take photos like one!
Bret Wooten, Amazon
7 July 2014
Summary: This SLR is amazing!! I have had it for 6 months now and held off writing a review because I wanted give it a good test. For those who complain that it is not a true SLR. Frankly, I say whatever!!! Look at my photos and tell me your complaints again. I have people ask me all the time, "Who took these photos" of my beautiful wife and little girl. I smile and say "ME". This camera can be as easy to use as a point and shoot or you can make it as difficult as you want.
Summary: Ok, let's start with the "con": you cannot tether this camera. The a700 could be tethered. The a77 cannot. It's not a huge drawback, but it is a drawback. What do you use tethering for? Controlling the camera from your computer. Transferring the pictures directly and immediately to a computer (for a client or someone else to look at). For easily seeing the pictures on a large screen, rather than the screens on the camera. And...using this in a photobooth!