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Sony Alpha SLT-A77
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Sony Alpha SLT-A77 Digital Camera

SLR 24.3MP CMOS Jun 2012
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22 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

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

Fairly High Megapixel Count

The megapixel counts of SLR digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Alpha SLT-A77 range from 4MP to 52MP. The Alpha SLT-A77 has a fairly high megapixel count (24.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of other 24.3MP digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Nikon D600 ($39.99), or the Sony ILCE-7 ($1,099.99) which has better reviews.

Cameras with a higher megapixel count that might also be worth considering include the Nikon D800E ($2,623.33) (36.3MP), or the Pentax 645Z ($6,996.95) (51.4MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 supports Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35, and the Canon EOS 650D - Rebel T4i ($637.70) is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha SLT-A77, the Alpha SLT-A77 has a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Sony SLT-A35, or the Canon EOS 1100D ($549.95) which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on cameras of this spec and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of alternative cameras that support an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to look at including the SLT-A35, or the SLT-A35 both from Sony which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Nikon D5200 ($379.95) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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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 of a similar age and type to the Alpha SLT-A77.

The worst viewfinder amongst comparable types of camera is Electronic.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Alpha SLT-A77 is more than most SLR digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has a Neutral photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on cameras of a comparable type and age to the Alpha SLT-A77. The photo effects "Black&White", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sony camera.

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

This camera has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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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 typical of many cameras of this spec and age.

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

The Alpha SLT-A77 has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. Most cameras of a similar age and spec to it have a ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. Across all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Alpha SLT-A77 the best flash exposure correction is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) and the worst is ±1EV (1/2 EV step).

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Quite High Display Resolution

The Alpha SLT-A77 has one of the higher display resolutions (921,600 pixels) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The display resolutions of SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha SLT-A77 range from 1 pixels to 2,400,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 750,000 pixels.

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Has Two Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found shooting mode is Manual, but this shooting mode is not found on this Sony digital camera. The shooting modes Movie and Scene are also found on this camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Alpha SLT-A77 is more than most SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Auto, but this light exposure mode is not found on this camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE, Manual and Shutter priority AE are also found on this digital camera.

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Has a Mini HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Alpha SLT-A77 is more than most cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has a Mini HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on cameras of a similar type and age to the Alpha SLT-A77.

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Supports Twenty-Five ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha SLT-A77. The ISO speeds "125", "160", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2250", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400", "8000", "10000", "12800", "16000" and "Auto" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This camera supports an AVCHD|H.264|MP4|MPEG4 video format, which is the most frequently supported video format on digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Features Four Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Alpha SLT-A77 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Sony camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Alpha SLT-A77. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus", "Face detection" and "Multi Point Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Alpha SLT-A77 has a greater number of camera file systems than most SLR digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This digital camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Alpha SLT-A77. The camera file systems "Exif 2.3" and "RAW" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most frequently found focus on digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and spec which support video recording.

Other cameras which also support video recording that you might also want to consider include the Sony SLT-A35, the Canon EOS 1100D ($549.95), or the Nikon D90 ($754.82).

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Not 3D Compatible

The Alpha SLT-A77 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha SLT-A77 are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Lumix DMC-GF2 ($299.95), or the Lumix DMC-GF5 ($362.99) both from Panasonic or the Sony SLT-A35 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha SLT-A77, the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 does not have a GPS.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a GPS which you might want to look at including the Nikon D7100 ($149.95) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other digital cameras of this type and age, the Alpha SLT-A77 does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity which you might want to consider including the D7100 ($149.95), or the D5300 ($78.99) both from Nikon.

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Not Waterproof

The Alpha SLT-A77 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha SLT-A77 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Alpha SLT-A77 does not have an image stabiliser, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Alpha SLT-A77 also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Only Features Seven Flash Modes

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

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Only Supports Two Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the Alpha SLT-A77 is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most commonly supported audio format is PCM, but this audio format is not supported by this digital camera. The audio formats AAC and AC3 are also supported by this camera.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony Alpha SLT-A77

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the Alpha SLT-A77 over four years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think the Sony SLT-A35, the Canon EOS 700D - Rebel T5i ($239.95), and the Pentax K-5 II ($709.95) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this digital camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Df ($429.95) (3.2"), or the D4 (3.2") both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 653 grams, the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha SLT-A77.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35.

Digital cameras with a better sensor type that might also be worth considering include the Nikon D3000 (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Focal Length Range
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Auto Focus Point
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Camera File System
Live View
Tripod Mount
Multi Burst Mode
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
On/off Switch
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Digital SLR

User Reviews

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The first thing I noticed as an A77 user, even before I'd taken a photo was how much theyd improved the viewfinder it now behaves very much like an optical equivalent in low light there is very... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony a77, sony a77i, sony a77ii, sony vgc77, sony a77m2, sony w1855, sony vgc77a, sony w18135, sony w1855m, sony slta77, sony slta77v, sony vgc77am, sony w18135m, sony w1855mm, sony ilca77m2, sony slta77vq, sony slta77vm, sony w18135mm, sony ilca77m2q, sony ilca77m2g, sony ilca77m2gb, sony ilca77m2qg, sony ilca77m2gbl, sony ilca77m2qgb, sony ilca77m2qgbl, sony corporation slta77, sony corporation slta77v
Barcodes 00027242284050, 00027242284067, 00027242833067, 00027242846166, 00027242879850, 00027242879867, 00616320864712, 00616639681406, 00617689593541, 00617689595170, 00845251041330, 04905524857856

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