Step up to an incredible shooting experience with this a77 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.
Ideal for mt hobby of hiking to photographing waterfalls. Rugged chassis, and plenty of res to allow for a lot of cropping.
The nicest camera that I have ever owned
I now have 2 of these. Great Camera and Low Price. I had many Minolta Lenses for the Film days. This Camera lets Me use all of the older Glass that I bought many years ago. It has a very fast focusing system and easy to use. You don't have to spend the big bucks to have a Great Camera.
I recently purchased a Swarovski STX 30-70x95 spotting scope and TLS-APO digital camera adapter for digiscoping. I have a Sony a99 but it has a vignetting problem so I purchased the Sony a77 because it solved the vignetting problem. The a99 is a full frame camera and the a77 isn't so that is reason for the vignetting on the a99. The TLS-APO isn't set up for full frame cameras. If I use the a99 for digiscoping I have to crop the photo using software, which I can do but that is another step I don't want to do.
This camera is two years old. Yet, Nikon's last two cameras, d7000 and d7100, although both quality cameras, just can't compare with the features this camera has. Nikon is $300. more for their d7100. Both cameras have 50% magnesium bodies and 1/8000 of a second shutter speed. Both have excellent still pics. Sony a77 has excellent video and 12 frames per second at 24 mp. I also love the built-in GPS, the feature list is endless.
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!
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!
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 the info in the manual i came across AF/Shutter and found that i must have turned it off. Auto focus works now.Patience helps. I will call Sony about my find .The only thing i dont like is battery life.Yes i would recommend this camera to a friend.
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.
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... there was NO LIGHT!! This was taken at ISO 1000. And I have used ISO1600 with good results too. http://www.flickr.com/photos/feltonphoto/6449650721/ On a sunny day at ISO 200 or 250 or even 320 this camera can get jaw dropping clear low noise photos. You have to know how to use a camera to get the most out of it. I LOVE the EVF !! Let me repeat that, I LOVE THE EVF ! And having 12fps is fantastic. Although I keep it on 8fps most often, as that is usually enough. But 12 fps is awesome to have. 24mp at 12fps, in-camera image stabilization and HD video on a camera this price is unbeatable.The panorama mode works fantastic.And the camera with no mirror slapping up and down with each shot,is very quiet. And the focus is fast and accurate.