Just arrived home from 3 weeks in Florida having used this camera for both photo and video, I left my camcorder at home. Being really the first time of extensive use since purchase I thought I would give my jet lagged follow up, bear in mind that I am a happy snapper.
The first bug bear for me was the lack of lcd/view finder button compared to the A77ii, followed by being unable to see anything on the lcd screen during bright sunlight, again compared with minimal problems on the A77/A77ii under the same conditions.
Performed better than expected for most conditions with any iffy photo's being down to me not being fully conversant with the camera and leaving all settings at default. While it may be a subjective thing, I feel that most if not all photos could do with a +1 sharpening increase in the menue the same as my old A77/A77ii. A job for the weekend when I get over the jet lag.
Video, for me, was a mixed bag and probably down to my inexperience with using a stills camera for video. In sunshine the video quality was excellent while dimly lit indoors was lacking. Nothing that can't be put right with a good video editing package, the same as for the photo's.
Video results however were better than the A77ii.
In conclusion may I say that I am perfectly happy with the results, I need to learn quite a bit with this camera and will probably get either the
Sony sel35F18 or Sigma 30mm 1.4 art lense for night video purposes. Compared to the A77ii, for a 68 year old, a lot lighter to carry around and only one camera in the bag equals less nagging from 'her indoors' who always carried whichever camera was not being used. A win win situation all round if you ask me.