Sony a77 DSLR Camera and Lens
This camera represents boldness and innovation from Sony. I was surprised at all that it offers and the ease of handling. All buttons are well located. Some things have left me puzzled as the system of focus, color quality and OLED display. The latter, Sony breakthrough. Both the body and the lens are tough and rugged and durable. The focus of the lens is very quiet and fast. The burst of 12 fps is great for sports, but should have a larger buffer to support it. Still, anything that reduces the concept of an excellent camera. I use it for various purposes such as: Food, portraits, press photos and landscapes and have achieved excellent results. I'm very happy with this camera and it has been great interest in the environment where I work.
August 15, 2012
I purchased the A77 about two years ago when it first came out. I also purchased the telephoto lens for it at the same time. The camera takes fantastic photos, the battery life is excellent.
My main problem with the camera is the weight. I have problems holding it for extended periods of time due to weakness in my right arm that I have never been able to regain since surgery.
When using the telephoto lens it is impossible for me to hold it steady without using a tripod. I do not have the upper body strength to hold both the camera and telephoto lens. I have tried numerous times without success.
When using the tripod I have no problems with the telephoto lens. Using a monopod I occasionally have problems due to the weight.
I enjoy shooting nature and wildlife photos.
February 2, 2014
many good functionality
well the oled i'm not a fan yet.. at night it becomes difficult to operate i wanted this for studio use and never checked if it was tethered compatible so i was disappointed to find sony didn't have software or a driver for other apps. especially for us mac user... i was a fan of minolta dslr and slr. for now the camera just sits in the bag till something comes up.. sony get a move on i need computer control
September 30, 2013
Upgraded from Sony SLT A57!!!
I love the results that I get from my A57 and was debating whether to get the A65 or A77. I chose the A77 because of it being weather-sealed. I got the camera with the 16-50 kit lens...my favorite lens for everyday use. The performance is what I expected.
August 21, 2013