Sony A77 - User Experience - Part 1 - It arrived!

Sony A77 16-50mm f/2.8
Sony A77 16-50mm f/2.8

Since the NEX-7 looks like its going to be delayed, I've got an A77. I was planning to get the NEX-7 first and then see about replacing my Nikons with the A77, if the sensor proved to be as good as predicted. However it looks like I'll be doing all this the other way round.

Sony A77 16-50mm f/2.8

FIRST IMPRESSIONS.

Its seriously quick. 
AF is terrific.
OLED viewfinder is polaroid sunglasses friendly.
It arrived with the firmware update (1.03) already installed.
Its not as heavy as it looks.
It feels like its built like the proverbial Sherman....
Feels great in the hand.
Menus like the A55 and not the NEX's. (Plus point as far as I'm concerned)
Kit lens (16-50mm f/2.8) is very "chunky" 
Seems to take a decent snap.

Sony A77 16-50mm f/2.8

Sony A77 16-50mm f/2.8
Sony A77 16-50mm f/2.8

Sony A77 16-50mm f/2.8

Sony A77 16-50mm f/2.8

(A lot) More later.