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Sony SLT-A77 Digital Camera

SLR 24.3MP CMOS Oct 2013
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22 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

SLR cameras produced by Sony have good ratings on average. 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.

Has a GPS

has a GPS

The SLT-A77 has a GPS, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the SLT-A77 do not have a GPS.

Other digital cameras with a GPS currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon D5300 ($78.99).

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3D Compatible

The Sony SLT-A77 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the SLT-A77 are not 3D compatible.

There are a number of alternative 3D compatible cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the SLT-A35, the SLT-A37 ($570.60), or the SLT-A65 ($961.96) all from Sony.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the megapixel counts range from 4MP to 52MP. The SLT-A77 has one of the higher megapixel counts (24.3 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 24.3MP cameras currently available including the Sony SLT-A65 ($961.96) which has better reviews.

If this SLR camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the D7100 (24.71MP), or the D800E ($2,499.99) (36.3MP) both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the SLT-A77, the SLT-A77 supports video recording.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support video recording and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35, the Samsung NX100, and the Pentax K-5 IIs ($775.00) is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sony SLT-A77 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SLT-A77.

Alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to look at include the SLT-A35, or the SLT-A57 both from Sony or the Pentax K-5 IIs ($775.00) which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Sony SLT-A77 has a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35, the Canon EOS 60Da, and the Nikon D5000 is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this SLR camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Sony SLT-A35 (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Pentax 645Z ($6,996.95) (Eye-Fi|FLU|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras that have been around for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the SLT-A35, or the SLT-A65 ($961.96) both from Sony or the Pentax K-50 ($417.49).

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on similar spec 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.

This camera's viewfinder (electrical) is actually the best viewfinder across all SLR cameras that came out more than two years ago.

The worst viewfinder across similar types of camera is Electronic.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The SLT-A77 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the SLT-A77. The image formats "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The SLT-A77 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a Neutral photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras of this age and spec. The photo effects "Black&White", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The Sony SLT-A77 has one of the bigger battery capacities (1,650 milliampere * hour) amongst cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SLT-A77 the battery capacities range from 720mAh to 2,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,300mAh.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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

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

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the SLT-A77 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the SLT-A77.

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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 SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The SLT-A77 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of this age and type. In addition, this Sony digital camera 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 cameras of this type and age.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports Nine ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Sony SLT-A77 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This digital camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. The ISO speeds "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the SLT-A77 is more than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on cameras of this age and spec. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus" is also featured on this digital camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the SLT-A77 is more than most SLR cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by SLR cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The camera file systems "Exif 2.3" and "RAW" are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Sony SLT-A77 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the SLT-A77 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the D7100, or the D5300 ($78.99) both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the SLT-A77, the SLT-A77 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the SLT-A77, the SLT-A77 does not have an image stabiliser.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 2 times zoom factor, the Sony SLT-A77 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SLT-A77. Across all the SLR cameras that came out around the same time as the SLT-A77 the digital zooms range from 0.71x to 14x.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Sony SLT-A65 ($961.96) which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 ($599.99) (4x and higher rated), or the Nikon D3300 (4x and higher rated).

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Sony SLT-A77 has a greater number of flash modes than most SLR cameras that have been available for more than two years. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of this age and type. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

Comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the SLT-A77 have JPEG frame rates of between 3fps and 60fps. The SLT-A77 has a fairly low JPEG frame rate (only 25 frames per second) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as the SLT-A77.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modes

The Sony SLT-A77 has a greater number of shooting modes than most SLR cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on cameras that came out around the same time as the SLT-A77. The shooting mode "Manual" is also found on this Sony camera.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony SLT-A77 is more than most SLR cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently supported audio format is PCM, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture

At only 5.6, the SLT-A77 has a quite big maximum aperture compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the SLT-A77. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SLT-A77 the maximum apertures range from 3 to 38, and the average maximum aperture is 14.

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Very Long Flash Sync-Speed

Across all the cameras of a comparable age and type to the SLT-A77 the flash sync-speeds range from 0.0031s to 3s. With a flash sync-speed of 3 seconds, the SLT-A77's flash sync-speed is one of the longest amongst SLR cameras that are a similar age to the SLT-A77.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony SLT-A77

Released Over Three Years Ago

This SLR camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Sony SLT-A77 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the EOS M ($344.71), and the EOS 60D ($799.00) both from Canon or the Sony SLT-A35 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camera with a larger screen size then you might also 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 SLT-A77 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Focal Length Range
Lens
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Point
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 Sync-Speed
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Other Features

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Product Identifiers

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