Excerpt: There is no other digital SLR that I have ever owned that even comes close to this one. I have owned Leica and Hasselblad and they are not even close. The features on this camera are far superior to any I have ever used. Fast, accurate and extremely sharp glass.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD
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!
Summary: I purchased the camera after looking on line at reviews as well as visiting local camera stores. I had thought that I would purchase a Nikon or Canon since I had owned them previously. After looking at the features of the Sony and its price in relation to what others were offering, the decision was easy. I have used this camera a couple of weeks and am very pleased with the quality and ease of use.
Summary: love the features on this camera - read tons of reviews - some not as complimentary as others - but I find this camera to be reasonably well laid out and it preforms well given the very short time I've had it. I've studied and played with photography for about 40 years, so I am familiar with how taking pics, expoures, etc works.
Excerpt: This is the greatest, so great I bought two. I use these along with two Tokina f/2.8 lenses for low light and action shots. This camera has all the options- you can go from auto to as technical as you want.
Pros: Good Battery Life, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD
Summary: I had my eye on this camera for a long time hoping that the price would come down. In the mean time I was happily using the 55v as my main shooter. Still, from time to time, I would visit the Sony store and hold this beauty in my hands, dreaming of the day. Well the day arrived, and I've been using the A77 and could not be happier. It is a beast compared to the 55v, much stouter, heavier, a definite handful. But that is what you pay for in quality.