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Sony Alpha A77 II Digital Camera

SLR 24.3MP CMOS Apr 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Count Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Ultra-high Resolution Exmor CMOS Sensor Enjoy an upgraded APS-C format sensor with 24.3 effective megapixels. Sensor offers 20% higher sensitivity than the previous model, for flawless, low-noise... More
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31 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

SLR cameras built by Sony have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just SLR cameras) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Alpha A77 II supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Alpha A77 II do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the D7100[pl_2082345_price], or the D5300[pl_2189436_price] both from Nikon.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The Alpha A77 II has a fairly high megapixel count (24.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Cameras of this spec and age have megapixel counts of between 4MP and 52MP, and the average megapixel count is 18MP.

There are a number of other 24.3MP digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the Nikon D750[plb_2497138_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel count then you might want to look at the Pentax 645Z[plb_2522250_price] (51.4MP and higher rated).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Alpha A77 II supports Full HD video. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years also support Full HD video.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the SLT-A35[pl_964_price], or the SLT-A57[pl_1611476_price] both from Sony or the Pentax K-5 IIs[plb_1716817_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Alpha A77 II has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Alpha A77 II also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price], the Canon EOS 60Da[plb_1425495_price], or the Nikon D5000[plb_1640596_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras that are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you would prefer a camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Pentax 645Z[plb_2522250_price] (Eye-Fi|FLU|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Olympus OM-D E-M1[plb_2009986_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of this age and spec.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the SLT-A35[pl_964_price], and the SLT-A65[pl_1620656_price] both from Sony which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Sony Alpha A77 II is more than most SLR cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Sony camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of a similar type and age to the Alpha A77 II. The image formats "EXIF" and "RAW" are also supported by this camera.

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±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Alpha A77 II has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. Most SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This camera's light exposure correction (±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)) is actually the best light exposure correction amongst all cameras of a similar spec and age to the Alpha A77 II.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Alpha A77 II has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Sony digital camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Electrical Viewfinder

Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

An electrical viewfinder is in fact the best viewfinder amongst all digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Alpha A77 II.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst viewfinder is Electronic.

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Very High Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Alpha A77 II of 2,359,296 pixels is one of the highest amongst similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Alpha A77 II. SLR cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha A77 II have display resolutions of between 640 pixels and 2,400,000 pixels.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Alpha A77 II has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution which is higher than most SLR cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. This Sony digital camera also have still image resolutions of 4240 x 2832, 3008 x 2000, 6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2400, 3008 x 1688, 8192 x 1856, 3872 x 2160 and 12416 x 1856 and 5536 x 2160.

A 6000 x 4000 still image resolution is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all SLR cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A77 II.

The worst still image resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 480 x 480.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on SLR cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of 51,200, the Alpha A77 II has a very high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Alpha A77 II. The maximum ISO speeds of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A77 II range from 1,600 to 210,000.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

The Alpha A77 II has a fairly small maximum aperture (36) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Cameras of a similar type and age to the Alpha A77 II have maximum apertures of between 3 and 38, and the average maximum aperture is 14.

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Very Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The Alpha A77 II has one of the largest viewfinder screen sizes (0.5 inches) amongst cameras of this age. The viewfinder screen sizes of cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Alpha A77 II range from 0.2" to 0.5", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.45".

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Alpha A77 II is 720mAh and the biggest is 2,300mAh. At 1,650 milliampere * hour, the Alpha A77 II has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Alpha A77 II.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The Sony Alpha A77 II has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Sony camera has a Neutral photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Alpha A77 II. The photo effects "Black&White", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of this age and type.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Sony Alpha A77 II has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than most cameras of this age and spec. Most SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. Digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago flash exposure corrections range from ±1EV (1/3 EV step) (worst) to ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) (best).

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79 Auto Focus Points

79 auto focus points

Most cameras that were released more than two years ago have between 9 and 799 auto focus points, including the Alpha A77 II which has 79 auto focus points.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Sony Alpha A77 II is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. This camera also support a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution across all comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Alpha A77 II.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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Supports Five ISO Speeds

The Sony Alpha A77 II has a greater number of ISO speeds than most SLR cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to the Alpha A77 II. The ISO speeds "50", "12800", "25600" and "51200" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A77 II have maximum focal lengths of between 3mm and 880mm. With a maximum focal length of 202.5 millimeters, the Sony Alpha A77 II has a quite long maximum focal length compared to most of the other SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A77 II.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The Sony Alpha A77 II has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on cameras of this age and type. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus" is also featured on this Sony camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Alpha A77 II has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of this type and age. The camera file system "Exif 2.3" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age.

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Quite Short Flash Sync-Speed

With a flash sync-speed of only 0.004 seconds, the Alpha A77 II has one of the shortest flash sync-speeds amongst cameras of this age. The average flash sync-speed of SLR cameras that have been available for more than two years is 0.6s, and the flash sync-speeds range from 0.0031s to 3s.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

The Sony Alpha A77 II has one of the smaller minimum ISO speed (only 50) amongst SLR cameras of this age. The average minimum ISO speed of SLR cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Alpha A77 II is 110.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Alpha A77 II does not support video recording. Most of the other SLR cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A77 II do support video recording.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support video recording that you might also want to consider including the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price], or the Samsung NX100[plb_1417534_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Alpha A77 II does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Alpha A77 II also do not have a GPS.

Alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to consider include the Nikon D5300[plb_2189436_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The Alpha A77 II is not 3D compatible. Most of the other SLR cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A77 II are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the SLT-A35[pl_964_price], the SLT-A37[pl_1436794_price], or the SLT-A65[pl_1620656_price] all from Sony.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of this type and age are not waterproof. The Alpha A77 II is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Sony Alpha A77 II does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Sony Alpha A77 II is more than most SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on SLR cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modes

The Alpha A77 II has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A77 II. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Supports Four Audio Formats

The Alpha A77 II has a greater number of audio formats than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently supported audio format is PCM, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats AAC, AC3, LC-AAC and MP4 are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of 0.45 meters, the Sony Alpha A77 II has one of the larger closest focusing distances amongst SLR cameras of this age. The closest focusing distances of SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A77 II range from 0.01m to 1.2m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.34m.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony Alpha A77 II

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the Alpha A77 II over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Alpha A77 II has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha A77 II.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price], the Pentax K-5 IIs[plb_1716817_price], or the Canon EOS 6D[plb_1609271_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the Nikon D750[plb_2497138_price] (3.2"), or the Pentax 645Z[plb_2522250_price] (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Sony Alpha A77 II has a relatively typical weight (647 grams) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha A77 II.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Alpha A77 II has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

Alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II[plb_695006_price], the Sony SLT-A99[plb_1546952_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1[plb_1663553_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Built-In Processor
Diopter Adjustment
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
Wireless LAN Type
Data Network
Other Features
Aspect Ratio
Technical Details
Image Processor
Viewfinder

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ilca77m2, sony a77, ilca77m2m, sony a77i, ilca77m2q, sony a77ii, sony vgc77, sony w1855, sony vgc77a, sony w1855m, sony w1855mm, sony vgc77am, sony ilca77m2, sony ilca77m2q, sony ilca77m2qg, sony ilca77m2qgb, sony ilca77m2qgbl
Barcodes 00027242284050, 00027242879850, 00027242879867, 04056572580422, 04905524806984, 04905524979237, 04905524979299, 04905524979305, 05013493251915, 08029276078058

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