Sony alpha SLT-A77 24.3 Megapixel 3D Digital SLT Camera Body Only - Black

3" LCD - 16:9 - Optical IS - 6000 x 4000 Image - 1920 x 1080 Video - HDMI - HD Movie Mode - GPS - MPN: SLTA77V
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Step up to an incredible shooting experience with this α77 DSLR camera. Featuring Sony's top-of-the-line Translucent Mirror Technology, you can focus and shoot simultaneously for fast, precise performance and continuous shooting of up to 12 frames per second, complete with continuous auto focus. Capture amazingly-detailed images that make for gorgeous enlargements thanks to an impressive 24.3-megapixel sensor. The world's first DSLR to offer a choice of super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or richly cinematic 24p movie modes all at Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, you can capture incredible, high quality AVCHD or MP4 videos of all your memorable moments (records in 29-minute segments). A Tru-Finder™ OLED electronic viewfinder offers remarkable resolution and high contrast for outstanding depth, plus allows you to view setting adjustments in real time for the best possible picture.
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Product Title Sony alpha SLT-A77 24.3 Megapixel 3D Digital SLT Camera Body Only - Black
Manufacturer Sony
Lowest Price $1,704.69 from Amazon Marketplace
Power Score 4.4 | 57 Reviews
Expert Reviews
Sony Alpha SLT-A77 Review
4 Star Review  Imaging Resource - Apr 24, 2012

With the Alpha SLT-A77, Sony makes a bold step into pro camera territory by combining an extremely high-res 24 megapixel APS-C image sensor, a speedy Bionz image processor, and its phase detect-friendly Translucent Mirror design. The result? A camera that can shoot at up to an astounding twelve full-resolution frames per second, while still adjusting focus between frames. The Sony A77 also boasts a go-anywhere weather-sealed design, and yet still manages to include a versatile tilting LCD monitor, something not offered by its nearest rivals. Add built-in GPS and Full HD, 60 frames-per-second video with full-time phase detect autofocus, and you've got quite a camera on your hands. Whether you're a sports shooter, an enthusiastic videographer, or you've just got hyperactive kids to keep up with the Sony Alpha A77 should prove more than up to the task. All that at a price tag that an enthusiast can justify makes the Sony A77 easy to recommend. Read our review for all the details.

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Sony Alpha SLT-A77V (body only)
4 Star Review  cnet.com - Jan 25, 2012

THE GOOD: A well-designed camera thats enjoyable to shoot, partly thanks to a great viewfinder, the fixed-mirror <b>Sony Alpha SLT-A77V</b> bests the competition with features like a cleverly articulated display, built-in GPS for geotagging, and very good 1080/60p video. THE BAD: There are some annoying omissions in the A77Vs feature set, including odd limitations for raw and video shooting, plus subpar battery life. THE BOTTOM LINE: The Sony Alpha SLT-A77V is an excellent, well-designed camera for deep-pocketed amateurs; it nevertheless has a few limitations that may make it impractical for professionals.

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Sony Alpha SLT-A77
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Feb 20, 2012

Testseek.com has collected 123 expert reviews for Sony Alpha SLT-A77 and the average expert rating is 87 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
A77 antiquated ????
1 Star Review   By MrKrinkov on Sony - Official Store - Jan 29, 2014   

I am an old Minolta user and of course that led me to Sony and I have the alpha 100, 700, & 850. With my upgrade to the a77v all the outstanding features that come with making cameras into small computers open more creative avenues in making images. For the most part I cannot complain because this instrument is fun to use and creates great images. However I do have three bones to pick. This camera has only one card slot and that is a step down from the a700 and a850. Also with all my CF cards I can only use them in my older cameras. That is a real downer if you are upgrading like me. The translucent mirror is a plus and a minus. The plus is no mirror to move during picture taking which means more shots per second and no mirror slap or less noise. Also the auto focus works in the movie mode. On the down side the auto focus makes noise and is recorded during movie making which kind of nulls out the advantage of the translucent mirror allowing auto focusing during movie making. Another negative is the loss of light passing through the mirror. While this is said to be minor try this and decide for yourself. Enable shutter release without the lens. Remove your lens and aim the camera at a smooth blank wall. Take two pictures. One with the mirror down as is done normally and for the second release the mirror (as per your manual) before shooting. Compare the two images and you will see a difference of a third to a half f stop. If you have bought one of those expensive f2.8 Carl Zeis or Sony lenses ... well a traditional mirror has the light advantage. The EVF has many advantages because you do things with it you could never do with an OVF. However keep in mind with an OVF you are seeing what the lens sees just as with binoculars. With the EVF you are seeing an image or picture created by the software that runs the camera. For the most part that is ok, but if you wear sun glasses or like me I have prescription glasses (Blind without them.) that darken in sunlight, looking through the EVF shows a very dark image. For me it is almost impossible to judge what I am looking at. Second I find the EVF very contrasty. When shooting contrasty scenes the shadows are too dark to judge and the highlight blow out. The camera needs a way to adjust the contrast level of the EVF.

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Fantastic
5 Star Review   By Moses1723 on Sony - Official Store - Jan 7, 2014   

I do not earn a living with my camera, but I am motivated to create the highest quality images that often rival local professionals. My budgetary emphasis always explores the question regarding which sought-after photography equipment delivers the most bang for the buck. The A77 and the Alpha system components allow me to achieve that goal as a labor of love within a tolerable price range. There is a world of escape, discovery and self-absorbing fun to be had for anyone who takes the time explore the extensive feature set of the A77. I have never experienced buyer remorse with any Sony high-end product. That, in and of itself, is a remarkable statement.

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A Great Upgrade From A230
5 Star Review   By Lin88 on Sony - Official Store - Jan 1, 2014   

I also have the original Sony Alpha DSLR. I do a lot of wildlife photography and one of the things that I always wished that I could improve was the autofocus speed. My new A77 took care of that problem. This thing is blazingly fast. With the tracking focus, I can easily keep up with the Bald Eagles now!!

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Great Camera / Speed / Impressive
4 Star Review   By FoxyHorse on Sony - Official Store - Aug 30, 2013   

I have been a photo hobbyist since 1954. I began using digital cameras in 1999. After more than ten years of Olympus use, I made my first Sony camera purchase in June 2010, an alpha 380, after months of diligent comparisons of features and prices among all the various manufacturers of digital SLRs. The alpha 380 came out the hands-down winner. Then, the SLTs came out. Owning my 380 for only five months, in November 2010, I purchased the alpha SLT 55. Vastly greater performance. My main motivations for this move were 1) were 1) the translucent mirror and 2) the GPS receiver built in. Not a thing wrong with this camera, but when the SLT77 came out, I did another comparison to see what the 77 offered that was not on the 55 to justify the substantial price increase. The features that mostly influenced my decision were 1) the improved bracketing since I do almost all my (outdoor) shooting that way and make substantial use of HDR software on my computer and 2) the greater flexibility of the LCD screen. One surprising nice feature of the A77 is that it shows GPS coordinates on screen. I had no trouble selling my A380. I believe I shall have no trouble selling my A55. Sony cameras, at every level, remain the best value of features for the money available today. Btw...I was disappointed that while Sony told me the a77 was out of stock, I was able to purchase it overnight from a dealer.

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So happy with my purchase!
5 Star Review   By Adirondack Gal on Adorama - Aug 14, 2013   

The Sony a77 is a remarkable camera that is on the cutting edge. It handles well, and fits the hand perfectly. It's fast, well laid out with the controls, and is a joy to use. The EVF is totally amazing with it's clarity! I'm so happy that I bought it from Adorama and got a lot of perks as well. Great job, Adorama!

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Does Everything It's Supposed To!
5 Star Review   By Skids25 on Adorama - Aug 1, 2013   

This camera is awesome! It takes amazing photos! Video is excellent as well! Overall, definitely worth it! It is not too heavy and is comfortable to hold, and offers some great features. I am in college and my major is cinematic arts, this camera fits my everyday needs!

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Auto Focus
4 Star Review   By Richard on Adorama - Jul 13, 2013   

I gave a review a short time ago that my auto focus stopped working after 14 months of little use. I called Sony and they run me through the entire operation to tell me that it had to be sent in for repairs.Well after going through the menue and all of th

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Awesome Camera
5 Star Review   By Karen on Adorama - Jul 9, 2013   

I use the camera for personal enjoyment and business use in taking graduation, prom, wedding, family portraits, reunions, etc. photos. It delivers photos that are outstanding and is now my favorite camera.

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I love my A77!
5 Star Review   By Jamie Felton Photo on Adorama - Jul 8, 2013   

For the person who says it has bad low light performance and its a sunny day camera.I am providing proof that is not true. Here is a fast moving bobcat kitten, taken in the wild under the shade of cypress trees on a dark and rainy day. Not just not sunny.

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Its ok
3 Star Review   By Richard on Adorama - Jul 4, 2013   

The Auto focus stopped working at 14 months and very little use.I am not happy with that.

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Step up to an incredible shooting experience with this &alpha;77 DSLR camera. Featuring Sony's top-of-the-line Translucent Mirror Technology, you can focus and shoot simultaneously for fast, precise performance and continuous shooting of up to 12 frames per second, complete with continuous auto focus. Capture amazingly-detailed images that make for gorgeous enlargements thanks to an impressive 24.3-megapixel sensor. The world's first DSLR to offer a choice of super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or richly cinematic 24p movie modes all at Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, you can capture incredible, high quality AVCHD or MP4 videos of all your memorable moments (records in 29-minute segments). A Tru-Finder&trade; OLED electronic viewfinder offers remarkable resolution and high contrast for outstanding depth, plus allows you to view setting adjustments in real time for the best possible picture.
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Product Title Sony alpha SLT-A77 24.3 Megapixel 3D Digital SLT Camera Body Only - Black
Manufacturer Sony
Lowest Price $1,704.69 from Amazon Marketplace
Power Score 4.4 | 57 Reviews
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Sony Alpha SLT-A77 Review
4 Star Review  Imaging Resource - Apr 24, 2012

With the Alpha SLT-A77, Sony makes a bold step into pro camera territory by combining an extremely high-res 24 megapixel APS-C image sensor, a speedy Bionz image processor, and its phase detect-friendly Translucent Mirror design. The result? A camera that can shoot at up to an astounding twelve full-resolution frames per second, while still adjusting focus between frames. The Sony A77 also boasts a go-anywhere weather-sealed design, and yet still manages to include a versatile tilting LCD monitor, something not offered by its nearest rivals. Add built-in GPS and Full HD, 60 frames-per-second video with full-time phase detect autofocus, and you've got quite a camera on your hands. Whether you're a sports shooter, an enthusiastic videographer, or you've just got hyperactive kids to keep up with the Sony Alpha A77 should prove more than up to the task. All that at a price tag that an enthusiast can justify makes the Sony A77 easy to recommend. Read our review for all the details.

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Sony Alpha SLT-A77V (body only)
4 Star Review  cnet.com - Jan 25, 2012

THE GOOD: A well-designed camera thats enjoyable to shoot, partly thanks to a great viewfinder, the fixed-mirror <b>Sony Alpha SLT-A77V</b> bests the competition with features like a cleverly articulated display, built-in GPS for geotagging, and very good 1080/60p video. THE BAD: There are some annoying omissions in the A77Vs feature set, including odd limitations for raw and video shooting, plus subpar battery life. THE BOTTOM LINE: The Sony Alpha SLT-A77V is an excellent, well-designed camera for deep-pocketed amateurs; it nevertheless has a few limitations that may make it impractical for professionals.

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Sony Alpha SLT-A77
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Feb 20, 2012

Testseek.com has collected 123 expert reviews for Sony Alpha SLT-A77 and the average expert rating is 87 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
A77 antiquated ????
1 Star Review   By MrKrinkov on Sony - Official Store - Jan 29, 2014   

I am an old Minolta user and of course that led me to Sony and I have the alpha 100, 700, & 850. With my upgrade to the a77v all the outstanding features that come with making cameras into small computers open more creative avenues in making images. For the most part I cannot complain because this instrument is fun to use and creates great images. However I do have three bones to pick. This camera has only one card slot and that is a step down from the a700 and a850. Also with all my CF cards I can only use them in my older cameras. That is a real downer if you are upgrading like me. The translucent mirror is a plus and a minus. The plus is no mirror to move during picture taking which means more shots per second and no mirror slap or less noise. Also the auto focus works in the movie mode. On the down side the auto focus makes noise and is recorded during movie making which kind of nulls out the advantage of the translucent mirror allowing auto focusing during movie making. Another negative is the loss of light passing through the mirror. While this is said to be minor try this and decide for yourself. Enable shutter release without the lens. Remove your lens and aim the camera at a smooth blank wall. Take two pictures. One with the mirror down as is done normally and for the second release the mirror (as per your manual) before shooting. Compare the two images and you will see a difference of a third to a half f stop. If you have bought one of those expensive f2.8 Carl Zeis or Sony lenses ... well a traditional mirror has the light advantage. The EVF has many advantages because you do things with it you could never do with an OVF. However keep in mind with an OVF you are seeing what the lens sees just as with binoculars. With the EVF you are seeing an image or picture created by the software that runs the camera. For the most part that is ok, but if you wear sun glasses or like me I have prescription glasses (Blind without them.) that darken in sunlight, looking through the EVF shows a very dark image. For me it is almost impossible to judge what I am looking at. Second I find the EVF very contrasty. When shooting contrasty scenes the shadows are too dark to judge and the highlight blow out. The camera needs a way to adjust the contrast level of the EVF.

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Fantastic
5 Star Review   By Moses1723 on Sony - Official Store - Jan 7, 2014   

I do not earn a living with my camera, but I am motivated to create the highest quality images that often rival local professionals. My budgetary emphasis always explores the question regarding which sought-after photography equipment delivers the most bang for the buck. The A77 and the Alpha system components allow me to achieve that goal as a labor of love within a tolerable price range. There is a world of escape, discovery and self-absorbing fun to be had for anyone who takes the time explore the extensive feature set of the A77. I have never experienced buyer remorse with any Sony high-end product. That, in and of itself, is a remarkable statement.

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A Great Upgrade From A230
5 Star Review   By Lin88 on Sony - Official Store - Jan 1, 2014   

I also have the original Sony Alpha DSLR. I do a lot of wildlife photography and one of the things that I always wished that I could improve was the autofocus speed. My new A77 took care of that problem. This thing is blazingly fast. With the tracking focus, I can easily keep up with the Bald Eagles now!!

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Great Camera / Speed / Impressive
4 Star Review   By FoxyHorse on Sony - Official Store - Aug 30, 2013   

I have been a photo hobbyist since 1954. I began using digital cameras in 1999. After more than ten years of Olympus use, I made my first Sony camera purchase in June 2010, an alpha 380, after months of diligent comparisons of features and prices among all the various manufacturers of digital SLRs. The alpha 380 came out the hands-down winner. Then, the SLTs came out. Owning my 380 for only five months, in November 2010, I purchased the alpha SLT 55. Vastly greater performance. My main motivations for this move were 1) were 1) the translucent mirror and 2) the GPS receiver built in. Not a thing wrong with this camera, but when the SLT77 came out, I did another comparison to see what the 77 offered that was not on the 55 to justify the substantial price increase. The features that mostly influenced my decision were 1) the improved bracketing since I do almost all my (outdoor) shooting that way and make substantial use of HDR software on my computer and 2) the greater flexibility of the LCD screen. One surprising nice feature of the A77 is that it shows GPS coordinates on screen. I had no trouble selling my A380. I believe I shall have no trouble selling my A55. Sony cameras, at every level, remain the best value of features for the money available today. Btw...I was disappointed that while Sony told me the a77 was out of stock, I was able to purchase it overnight from a dealer.

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So happy with my purchase!
5 Star Review   By Adirondack Gal on Adorama - Aug 14, 2013   

The Sony a77 is a remarkable camera that is on the cutting edge. It handles well, and fits the hand perfectly. It's fast, well laid out with the controls, and is a joy to use. The EVF is totally amazing with it's clarity! I'm so happy that I bought it from Adorama and got a lot of perks as well. Great job, Adorama!

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Does Everything It's Supposed To!
5 Star Review   By Skids25 on Adorama - Aug 1, 2013   

This camera is awesome! It takes amazing photos! Video is excellent as well! Overall, definitely worth it! It is not too heavy and is comfortable to hold, and offers some great features. I am in college and my major is cinematic arts, this camera fits my everyday needs!

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Auto Focus
4 Star Review   By Richard on Adorama - Jul 13, 2013   

I gave a review a short time ago that my auto focus stopped working after 14 months of little use. I called Sony and they run me through the entire operation to tell me that it had to be sent in for repairs.Well after going through the menue and all of th

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Awesome Camera
5 Star Review   By Karen on Adorama - Jul 9, 2013   

I use the camera for personal enjoyment and business use in taking graduation, prom, wedding, family portraits, reunions, etc. photos. It delivers photos that are outstanding and is now my favorite camera.

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I love my A77!
5 Star Review   By Jamie Felton Photo on Adorama - Jul 8, 2013   

For the person who says it has bad low light performance and its a sunny day camera.I am providing proof that is not true. Here is a fast moving bobcat kitten, taken in the wild under the shade of cypress trees on a dark and rainy day. Not just not sunny.

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Its ok
3 Star Review   By Richard on Adorama - Jul 4, 2013   

The Auto focus stopped working at 14 months and very little use.I am not happy with that.

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Has all the bells and whistles!
5 Star Review   By MoeT on Adorama - Jun 5, 2013   

All to often folks give kudos to Canon/Nikon and not give any credit to Sony DSLR cameras. I've taken great photos with Minolta/Sony cameras...it's probably the world's best kept secret. I'm truly amazed with the A77.I own 1 film and 3 DSLR cameras - all

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Heavy and Clumsy
2 Star Review   By penguin000 on Sony - Official Store - Jun 1, 2013   

I ordered this as an upgrade to the alpha 550. However, I am very disappointed and will return it. It is heavy, slow (surprising given the marketing), and cumbersome to navigate the joystick on the back to navigate the menus. The joystick hurts my thumb when using it. Since Sony has switched to translucent tech it always runs in live view mode which means the battery life sucks, even in warm climate. The constant live view also slows it down a lot so basically its a fancy camcorder or point and shoot. I did find the GPS function worked as advertised and was accurate. So I think I might find a used A55V with GPS to tide me over until Nikon or canon release an APS-C camera with built-in GPS. While the A55 has the same live view junk, at least it costs much less. Seems like basically a smartphone with a zoom lens

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Heavy and Clumsy
2 Star Review   By penguin000 on Adorama - Jun 1, 2013   

I ordered this as an upgrade to the alpha 550. However, I am very disappointed and will return it. It is heavy, slow (surprising given the marketing), and cumbersome to navigate the joystick on the back to navigate the menus. The joystick hurts my thumb when using it. Since Sony has switched to translucent tech it always runs in live view mode which means the battery life sucks, even in warm climate. The constant live view also slows it down a lot so basically its a fancy camcorder or point and shoot. I did find the GPS function worked as advertised and was accurate. So I think I might find a used A55V with GPS to tide me over until Nikon or canon release an APS-C camera with built-in GPS. While the A55 has the same live view junk, at least it costs much less. Seems like basically a smartphone with a zoom lens

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Major upgrade from my 7D
5 Star Review   By Infinite Entropy on Adorama - Apr 24, 2013   

Excellent camera. I haven't been able to get through all of the features, but so far, it is much more than I'm used to. Now I just need to make time to get out and use it!

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An Excellent Tool For The Proud "Prosumer" Set
5 Star Review   By Oldmanriver on Sony - Official Store - Apr 17, 2013   

I do not earn a living with my camera, but I am motivated to create the highest quality images that often rival local professionals. My budgetary emphasis always explores the question regarding which sought-after photography equipment delivers the most bang for the buck. The A77 and the Alpha system components allow me to achieve that goal as a labor of love within a tolerable price range. There is a world of escape, discovery and self-absorbing fun to be had for anyone who takes the time explore the extensive feature set of the A77. I have never experienced buyer remorse with any Sony high-end product. That, in and of itself, is a remarkable statement.

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An Excellent Tool For The Proud "Prosumer" Set
5 Star Review   By Oldmanriver on Adorama - Apr 17, 2013   

I do not earn a living with my camera, but I am motivated to create the highest quality images that often rival local professionals. My budgetary emphasis always explores the question regarding which sought-after photography equipment delivers the most bang for the buck. The A77 and the Alpha system components allow me to achieve that goal as a labor of love within a tolerable price range. There is a world of escape, discovery and self-absorbing fun to be had for anyone who takes the time explore the extensive feature set of the A77. I have never experienced buyer remorse with any Sony high-end product. That, in and of itself, is a remarkable statement.

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Sky's the Limit.
5 Star Review   By Dionisio on Adorama - Apr 2, 2013   

Great size, weight. Fits hand well. Love the EVF, seeing photos in EVF great. Photo quality exceptional. Quiet operation. Video quality great indoors.

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Great Camera
5 Star Review   By jdog on Adorama - Mar 19, 2013   

Heavy, I have an intention tremor which is eased with heavier weight. My last camera was an alpha 100 so the controls required a bit of learning but not much, this camera is less (much less) noisy at higher ISO's so I can use my slower long lenses with ou

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Buy this Camera!!
5 Star Review   By DHypes on Sony - Official Store - Mar 11, 2013   

I also have the original Sony Alpha DSLR. I do a lot of wildlife photography and one of the things that I always wished that I could improve was the autofocus speed. My new A77 took care of that problem. This thing is blazingly fast. With the tracking focus, I can easily keep up with the Bald Eagles now!!

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Buy this Camera!!
5 Star Review   By DHypes on Adorama - Mar 11, 2013   

I also have the original Sony Alpha DSLR. I do a lot of wildlife photography and one of the things that I always wished that I could improve was the autofocus speed. My new A77 took care of that problem. This thing is blazingly fast. With the tracking focus, I can easily keep up with the Bald Eagles now!!

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Why choose the Sony A77VM 18-135
5 Star Review   By BillsCameraOpinions on Adorama - Mar 4, 2013   

As an enthusiast amateur level, and now retired, I'm doing my best to try and capture that elusive so-called perfect photograph - which has not yet happened of course. As the owner of Canon, Nikon, and Sony, P&S, and DSLR products I've been very impressed with Sony's HX9V, HX200V, Alpha 55 products. The A77VM is a recent addition after deliberating about it for over a year. The thought in mind was: Hey, since my other Sony's haved worked great for me, the A77VM would probably be even better - right? How can I justify the cost, or need for another DSLR/SLT type product since I'm not a professional? Yet I want to be able to take the best photos I possibly can, to the best of my abilities within the skill level(s) I've gained, but still learning all the time. The Sony A77VM 18-135 provides very sharp photos, great color rendering. It is fast, and has expanded versatility. One of the features for me that stands out is the ability to manually tweak the Focusing after Auto Focusing to obtain an extremely clear, clean image. At 12FPS you will not miss those quick moving action shots. Since you are reading this review, you have already looked into the Features, Specifications, and Techno details, so therefore I will not burden the reader herein. This Model Sony product is a top shelf winner, and provides all the power and ability "any" so called enthusiast level photographer would want. Is this camera "better" than say a Canon 60D, or Nikon 7000, can be argued by those who want to prove they have more insight into Cameras and Photography and bragging rights than the other guy... I do not have such rights. I can say unequivocally state that this Sony product is a top shelf camera, and will provide you with everything you would need or want. A couple constructive comments: (1) The Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment and (Movie) Record Button are located too close together. When you adjust the diopter, you can not help but hit the Record Button with your finger, thumb, etc. Also, the Record Button is entirely too easy to inadvertently turn it on just from normal carry, handling, and during general usage. (2) The OLED Viewfinder is new, hot stuff, and provides a bright image. However, I and others have discovered that you get blurring of information displayed in the corners of the viewfinder, and you can not obtain clear Focus of information displayed for both the Top and Bottom rows simultaneously. In you adjust the diopter for bottom row clear focus, the top is slightly blurry, and vi-ca versa. The 243 Page detailed Users Guide is good, but certain explanations of operational instruction(s) could be much better for the English language understanding. Over-all, this product is as good, and is better in several areas than the competitons equivalent. I utilize a Canon 60D with several Lenses for Landscape and Wildlife for the more serious "stuff"', and a Sony HX200V when wanting that nice, easy to carry camera, yet can have telephoto shots with excellent results. Is this product worth the relatively higher cost than the competition, I'm not quite certain, but I'm also not complaining. And, more Lens choices are forthcoming.

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sony alfa A77
4 Star Review   By bigfoot on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013   

i use this camera mostly for wildlife photography...it is exceptionaly good in most appilcations...it is nosisy in lower light and at higer than 800 ISO's...it is capable of outstanding pictures on sunny days...but not that great on cloudy ones...the 24 m

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high iso misleading
4 Star Review   By daveinama on Sony - Official Store - Jan 20, 2013   

I purchased the a77 because of claims that not only was it fast focusing in live view (which it is) but that it is claimed that it has clear files in high ISO (which it does not) when shooting raw images anything above 1600 iso is really not good enough for comercial work, but I still love the camera , just have to use iso 800 or less

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high iso misleading
4 Star Review   By daveinama on Adorama - Jan 20, 2013   

I purchased the a77 because of claims that not only was it fast focusing in live view (which it is) but that it is claimed that it has clear files in high ISO (which it does not) when shooting raw images anything above 1600 iso is really not good enough for comercial work, but I still love the camera , just have to use iso 800 or less

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An outstanding camera
5 Star Review   By obo on Adorama - Jan 17, 2013   

I shot a sporting event last weekend. I took 300 photos and had a good percentage of keepers.The light was poor and I selected sports mode without the flash and the camera worked amazinglyobo well

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Fun & Great Camera
4 Star Review   By minoltasonyuser on Sony - Official Store - Nov 29, 2012   

I am an old Minolta user and of course that led me to Sony and I have the alpha 100, 700, & 850. With my upgrade to the a77v all the outstanding features that come with making cameras into small computers open more creative avenues in making images. For the most part I cannot complain because this instrument is fun to use and creates great images. However I do have three bones to pick. This camera has only one card slot and that is a step down from the a700 and a850. Also with all my CF cards I can only use them in my older cameras. That is a real downer if you are upgrading like me. The translucent mirror is a plus and a minus. The plus is no mirror to move during picture taking which means more shots per second and no mirror slap or less noise. Also the auto focus works in the movie mode. On the down side the auto focus makes noise and is recorded during movie making which kind of nulls out the advantage of the translucent mirror allowing auto focusing during movie making. Another negative is the loss of light passing through the mirror. While this is said to be minor try this and decide for yourself. Enable shutter release without the lens. Remove your lens and aim the camera at a smooth blank wall. Take two pictures. One with the mirror down as is done normally and for the second release the mirror (as per your manual) before shooting. Compare the two images and you will see a difference of a third to a half f stop. If you have bought one of those expensive f2.8 Carl Zeis or Sony lenses ... well a traditional mirror has the light advantage. The EVF has many advantages because you do things with it you could never do with an OVF. However keep in mind with an OVF you are seeing what the lens sees just as with binoculars. With the EVF you are seeing an image or picture created by the software that runs the camera. For the most part that is ok, but if you wear sun glasses or like me I have prescription glasses (Blind without them.) that darken in sunlight, looking through the EVF shows a very dark image. For me it is almost impossible to judge what I am looking at. Second I find the EVF very contrasty. When shooting contrasty scenes the shadows are too dark to judge and the highlight blow out. The camera needs a way to adjust the contrast level of the EVF.

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Fun & Great Camera
4 Star Review   By minoltasonyuser on Adorama - Nov 29, 2012   

I am an old Minolta user and of course that led me to Sony and I have the alpha 100, 700, & 850. With my upgrade to the a77v all the outstanding features that come with making cameras into small computers open more creative avenues in making images. For the most part I cannot complain because this instrument is fun to use and creates great images. However I do have three bones to pick. This camera has only one card slot and that is a step down from the a700 and a850. Also with all my CF cards I can only use them in my older cameras. That is a real downer if you are upgrading like me. The translucent mirror is a plus and a minus. The plus is no mirror to move during picture taking which means more shots per second and no mirror slap or less noise. Also the auto focus works in the movie mode. On the down side the auto focus makes noise and is recorded during movie making which kind of nulls out the advantage of the translucent mirror allowing auto focusing during movie making. Another negative is the loss of light passing through the mirror. While this is said to be minor try this and decide for yourself. Enable shutter release without the lens. Remove your lens and aim the camera at a smooth blank wall. Take two pictures. One with the mirror down as is done normally and for the second release the mirror (as per your manual) before shooting. Compare the two images and you will see a difference of a third to a half f stop. If you have bought one of those expensive f2.8 Carl Zeis or Sony lenses ... well a traditional mirror has the light advantage. The EVF has many advantages because you do things with it you could never do with an OVF. However keep in mind with an OVF you are seeing what the lens sees just as with binoculars. With the EVF you are seeing an image or picture created by the software that runs the camera. For the most part that is ok, but if you wear sun glasses or like me I have prescription glasses (Blind without them.) that darken in sunlight, looking through the EVF shows a very dark image. For me it is almost impossible to judge what I am looking at. Second I find the EVF very contrasty. When shooting contrasty scenes the shadows are too dark to judge and the highlight blow out. The camera needs a way to adjust the contrast level of the EVF.

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Fantastic Camera
5 Star Review   By John the Hiker on Adorama - Sep 6, 2012   

I have this camera for four months now. I usually take my Panasonic LX5 on my hikes through Southern Sierra for past years. I decided to take my A77 on my hikes this time. It is definitely heavier and bulkier to log it around on a hike, but the images are

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Excellent Camera
5 Star Review   By photoshooter on Adorama - Aug 25, 2012   

I use the a77 for shooting portrait. one of the items I love is the in camera leveler.

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Woooooo! This is one fast camera
5 Star Review   By Alpha1984 on Adorama - Aug 17, 2012   

I started with the Alpha 230, then the Alpha 33, then the Alpha 580 (Amazing high ISO), and now the fantastic 77. People dislike Sony cameras mainly due to ignorance and brand bias, which I have towards Sony so I get that, but I know Canon, Nikon, and Pen

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Lightweight but heavy working camera.
5 Star Review   By Paparazzi Ponytail on Adorama - Jul 5, 2012   

This camera is a workhorse. You can shoot for hours with the grip attachment, and the batteries charge fast.

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GPS on the A77 leaves room for improvement
4 Star Review   By phantomphixer85 on Sony - Official Store - May 25, 2012   

This is my second A77. I took the first one back because the GPS constantly was off by 3/4 a mile. Yep you guessed it, the second camera has the same problem. The manual says the GPS should be accurate within 98 feet. The two cameras I have used both were off by 3/4 a mile. Other than the GPS problem. The camera is GREAT ..... so far, but I have only had it two days now.

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GPS on the A77 leaves room for improvement
4 Star Review   By phantomphixer85 on Adorama - May 25, 2012   

This is my second A77. I took the first one back because the GPS constantly was off by 3/4 a mile. Yep you guessed it, the second camera has the same problem. The manual says the GPS should be accurate within 98 feet. The two cameras I have used both were

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Be a part of the future
5 Star Review   By Old Photo on Adorama - May 24, 2012   

Get ready for a Camera body that will do things that you have never thought possible. Even Sony doesn't know everything that this camera will do!

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Simply Amazing!
5 Star Review   By Successful on Sony - Official Store - May 12, 2012   

In a nutshell, this is an amazing camera, and I highly recommend it! Lets start with the software and menus. The menus are very easy to navigate through as well as understand what each category is for. The joystick makes choosing options and changing menus a breeze. At first, I wasn't sure if I would've liked the joystick because it poses as a very good candidate to subject to wear and tear, but after using it for awhile and getting use to the camera, the build quality is superb and it shouldn't be a problem at all. As usual, Sony makes the menus very aesthetically pleasing and easy to use, so that's a plus. Firmware version 1.04 is a little laggy when you're using the dials, and the shut down time is very slow, so make sure you upgrade to firmware version 1.05 where all of these issues are fixed with additional performance tweaks! Lets talk about the hardware. The a77 isn't exactly a lightweight, it fairs well with the fullframe cameras in terms of size and weight. Of course it doesn't lose in IQ either (unless you're comparing to bodies that cost 5-6 grand, but that's hardly a fair comparison). It feels great in the hand, the ergonomics of the camera has been carefully designed so most people will find that the camera fits very nicely in their hand. The body itself is weather sealed and it's great to know that even if you accidentally get it wet, the camera will be perfect fine. There are videos all over the internet where people are pouring bottles of water onto the camera and it fairs fine. The EVF on the a77 blows all previous EVF's (from other models) out of the water, but this is something you have to experience first hand to fully understand what I'm talking about. Overall thoughts. Overall, this camera is splendid. Definitely worth it's pricetag. With the right lenses and skill, the photos that this camera can produce will be nothing short of breathtaking. A very innovative function of focus peaking will help many photographers pinpoint what is in focus, and what is not; sometimes the eye simply isn't enough to see if shots are in focus or not. The camera's overall speed is very good. No lag present anywhere (firmware 1.05) and it's ability to shoot 12FPS is very impressive, currently king of the hill in that field. It's video recording capabilities are strong too. It's ability to record at a high frame rate ensures that the videos will be recorded smoothly; none of that choppy nonsense. To sum up, if you're looking for a camera that can do pretty much everything, and do the tasks well, look no further. You've found it.

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Absolutely amazing!
5 Star Review   By MikeUptonPhotography on Sony - Official Store - Mar 22, 2012   

This was an upgrade from an a33, which treated me well for a long time but I was beginning to outgrow it. Coming from the a33, however, I was used to the whole translucent mirror thing, which is definitely a hurdle for standard mirror users because exposing properly takes a little extra thought. The a77 has a much better feel than its smaller counterparts with its bigger body. The build quality feels solid and the weather-sealed controls make taking this thing out into the elements a little less frightening. The images it produces are gorgeous, however. The 24 megapixel sensor allows room for cropping or blowing up the images. My only real gripe about the camera is that due to the translucent mirror, there is a measure of light loss, which makes low-light shooting rather difficult if you're like me and hate bumping the ISO above 800. Overall, great camera and I'd buy it again if I were given the chance to do it all over!

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All I can say is WOW!
5 Star Review   By AJVaughn on Sony - Official Store - Feb 28, 2012   

After using a friends Canon and reading review after review of every camera I could afford, I was in a conundrum. I was very worried about buying another Sony after not being very please with my W370 after loving my W300. It lacked versatility. As I waited to see this in a store, I purchased a HX100 and an HX9. They were stunning to use and so very versatile. Basically they sold me on the A77 along with it's amazing features. I opted for the A77 over the A65, because I have wide hands and wanted a comfortable, tough body. The magnesium frame adds some good confidence on being tough, not that I'm rough. But you never know. Its very comfortable to hold and handle. I knew it would be before I even received it. I've spent the past week learning all of it's capabilities, but I found that a morning at the park snapping a variety of subjects has given me a much better understanding of what I'm in store for in the many years I hope to use it. The water fowl was just a short experiment with the 12fps as the bird took off from the lake. I'm sure as I experiment more, my smile will only widen. I could go on, but it's all been said before. It will definitely impress you. It sure did my hard core "Canon Only" friend this last Sunday. I think his plans for the new Canon 1DX is out the window.

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WINNING!
5 Star Review   By HarleyGriff on Sony - Official Store - Feb 11, 2012   

I REALLY FEEL LUCK TO BE ABLE TO GET MY A77. IF YOU CAN SET A DIGITAL WATCH YOU CAN SET THIS CAMERA UP WITH VERY LITTLE PROBLEMS. THE OWNERS MANUAL IS VERY GOOD IN POINTING OUT HOW TO SET THE REST OF THE CONTROLS THAT YOU WILL NEED. DON'T WORRY THE TOLL FREE NUMBER AT SONY WILL HELP YOU WITH ANY PROBLEM. I DON'T THINK YOU WILL NEED THEM MUCH AT ALL. OH YES I AM USING A PANASONIC GOLD 16 GB CLASS1 CARD , WRIGHT SPEED AT 90. IT HELPS BECAUSE THIS IS A VERY FAST CAMERA AND YOU WILL LOVE TO USE THE SPEED. I LOVE MINE AND I AM SURE YOU WILL TOO. NOW MY WIFE WANTS ONE . YOU WILL BE AMAZED AT ALL THE NEAT THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH THIS CAMERA. THIS WILL TAKE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

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WINNING!
5 Star Review   By HarleyGriff on Adorama - Feb 11, 2012   

I made the switch from Canon to Sony about five years ago with the release of the Sony a350. Wanting to move to a more feature rich DSLR I did extensive research and liked what I saw regarding Sony and the direction they were going. After acquiring Konica

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Couldn't be happier
5 Star Review   By markrathgeber on Sony - Official Store - Feb 8, 2012   

I cannot be happier with this camera. Working on wedding videos, this camera pairs perfectly with a steady cam system because of it's autofocusing. The OLED viewfinder is pretty amazing too. When considering all the advantages to the A77, the disadvantages in comparison to a traditional DSLR hardly matter.

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Worst experience of a lifetime.........
1 Star Review   By Tyson911 on Sony - Official Store - Feb 4, 2012   

Worst experience of a lifetime.........

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It's a blue ribbon winner.
5 Star Review   By banjoman on Adorama - Feb 4, 2012   

Love shooting with this camera. Controls laid out nicely.Great build quality. Well worth the wait to get one. Pre-ordered it Jan. 9 and it shipped on Jan 19. Thanks Adorama.

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Great upgrade from A500
4 Star Review   By ANDRW on Sony - Official Store - Jan 26, 2012   

I just got this camera yesterday and overall I was satisifed on what sony has done with this camera. My only issue with this camera is even with the new firmware, responsiveness is still kinda slow, UI has some occasional glitches and ISO is still not the best. I just hope Sony will address this issues on their next firmware. Overall this camera is a great product and a good upgrade from my old one.

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Learning Curve
5 Star Review   By suavin6 on Sony - Official Store - Jan 8, 2012   

Just got this camera; so far so good...so lucky before Track and Field Season. [Note] Use tripod for no flash shots...no margin for error. Takes multiple shots for no light situations. This is not a beginner camera; and don't expect to use AUTO and take great pictures. This is Pro Level and way beyond my A700 replacement. Do your checks before shooting and learn all the settings please. Will do another report after a month of usage. Hope you enjoy the TV shot picture on my Plasma TV. Yes, its an actual shot too... my TV is that good; but so is the A77 a JPEG shot. Using a Tameron 28-300mm XD Di LD...so hope this puts some light on things. Video AF tracks well too...even on my TV..was tracking the closet image. Well done !! SONY...Video is Pro Level... No Hype...

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Very impressive
5 Star Review   By merkurious on Sony - Official Store - Dec 27, 2011   

I've not had this camera for very long (< one month), so I'm still finding ways to use all of its' myriad functions, but having used the ?700 since it came out, I was quickly able to get some photos that I was happy with. I generally shoot RAW and will continue to, but I'm finding that the extra fine jpg's are pretty good and have enough information that (with a good exposure) they can still be fine tuned. I have a converted Minolta Rokkor lens that must be manually focused and using the manual magnifying feature makes keepers something I can depend on. The AF on this camera nails it under almost all lighting conditions - and quickly! I'm certain that continued use will give me an even greater appreciation of this fine camera. I love my ?700, but this camera is in another league.

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The SONY SLT A77 is amazing
5 Star Review   By ABETTERDJ on Sony - Official Store - Dec 26, 2011   

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THE BEST FOR ALL AROUND USE.
5 Star Review   By TOOBAD2 on Sony - Official Store - Nov 21, 2011   

We have now taken over 25,000 excellent photos with our 2 SONY SLT-A77s. We have done several weddings as well as being the official photographers on the Rock Legends cruise. For detailed reviews and photo samples visit www.abetterdj.net... and go under the SONY

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My 3rd Sony camera in less than two years
5 Star Review   By ExpdHobbyPhotographer on Sony - Official Store - Nov 21, 2011   

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Very Impressive!
5 Star Review   By RogerB on Sony - Official Store - Nov 16, 2011   

I have shot with an a700 for almost 5 years and was very skeptical when the a77 was announced in August as it’s replacement. My skepticism was based on 3 things: 1) the image quality of 24mps on a “C” sensor (lots of mps on a small sensor); 2) the quality of the OLED viewfinder; 3) the buffers ability to keep up with the speed of the camera in RAW and 12fps. Well, my concerns were put to rest when I tested the camera and saw the results. 1) With the high quality Sony and Tamron lenses I use, the 24mps makes the images extremely sharp and crisp without any noticeable edge distortion. WOW! Just amazing quality. 2) The OLED does take some getting use to and can become very pixelated in low light, but the advantages of what it can do when setting the proper exposure, shutter speed etc so that “what you see in the OLED viewfinder is exactly what you get on the card” has changed the way I shoot for the better. 3) The buffer speed when shooting in RAW or in the 12fps mode is not an issue WHEN YOU use a SD 92mb/s card. Slower cards work but you sacrifice buffer performance in RAW and at 12fps. Turn off the image preview. Image preview really overworks the buffer especially at 12fps. As you get use to using the OLED, you will find you won’t need to be constantly previewing the images you just took because “what you see in the OLED is what you get”. Now for the fun stuff the camera can do: 1) in camera panorama mode; 2) digital 1.4 and 2.x zoom; 3) what I call Super Auto mode for the times when you are just shooting snap shots of family, things etc.; 4) and my favorite is the “Picture Mode”- with HDR Paint mode, b/w monotone, b/w spot color, soft focus, toy camera, etc. To give you a better idea of the image quality and let you judge for yourself if this is the right camera for you here are a couple of images taken in jpeg without any photoshop corrections or enfacements.

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hobbyist
4 Star Review   By djohn on Sony - Official Store - Nov 5, 2011   

just got my a77body yesterday . I paired it with a tamron sp70-300 .I took her for a little spin at the Bx Zoo in NY.,Here are some of the results. judge for yourself . .

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a77 Worth the Wait!
5 Star Review   By Muddy on Sony - Official Store - Nov 2, 2011   

Have had the a77 for 3 weeks. I am a wildlife photographer and the a77 is very good to excellent in tracking birds in flight. The 12 shots/sec is great at getting the "right" shot. Use the Sony 70-400 and Tamron 200-500. Both keep lock as good as and sometimes better than the a700. At ISO 1600 and 3200, the need for noise control is minimal if at all, especially for 1600. Just getting started with it and with more practice, know it will be well worth the wait!!

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What a Machine!
5 Star Review   By framework on Sony - Official Store - Oct 28, 2011   

I started following the A77 "rumors" some time back as I had (recently just sold) an A700 and wanted something faster w/ better ISO performance. I mainly shoot B.I.F. with my nature club, and found with the A700, I was losing that "critical shot" as predetors hunted, and also early evening Owls in flight, as the A700's ISO and FPS would fall short. So, I took the chance, and bought the A77. WOW! The focus and frame per second speed is incredible, the EVF (something that made me very nervous when I ordered) is not only as bright, and clear as the A700's, but the info. you get, the liveview, the W/B adj. preview, level guage, I could go on & on, is fantastic! The resolution in eye watering, the focus is lightning fast, and extremely accurate. This is the "direct replacement" for the A700, and Sony should really be commended for their effort, I personally think they did an exellent job. Honestly, being new, the SLT technology had me a little aprehensive, but after using it (especially for B.I.F.) i'm 100% sold, there's just too many advantages to it, once you've actually "used it" to ever want to go back to a standard DSL(R)

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Sony Alpha77
5 Star Review   By AndyT on Sony - Official Store - Oct 22, 2011   

Very excited about the 77 and its performance did not disappoint. Fantastic camera and the lens that came with it was awesome - there is something neat about having image stabilization in the camera and not the lens. Honeymoon over - I am very annoyed at the hotshot fit of the A77 - the flash wobbles on the mount and its found on all the models I tried so its not a local fit issue. I would expect the build quality to be much better on the camera for this price - it makes if feel cheap ! Sony please sort it out !!!

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Great product ... but ... !!!
4 Star Review   By Maruf on Sony - Official Store - Sep 30, 2011   

It's a great camera for the money. I sold my a850 and got this one. So far pretty happy with it. It's very easy to take a nice in focus picture with this camera. but if you are comparing it to a850 or a900 it doesn't feel that professional. there's way too many options. and it's a bit over crowded with features. The viewfinder is big and i mean big. but the quality is still not the same as a900. (i know I'm comparing apples and blackberries here) when sony had the OLED TV in the past I was impressed by the quality and that's what I was expecting here. I don't know if I got a defective one or what ... but the colors doesn't seem natural and the quality isn't that good. It's just big and bright. Also not very practical to use in studios where you are using lot of lights. because if you have the 'display with effects' turned on you don't see anything and if you turn it off you have no clue how the pictures is gonna look like in the final product ... also the video is still not pro cam quality ... the focusing is still very slow. but for a photography camera I guess it's very good.

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