Close
Share on
Sony Alpha A77
Sony Alpha A77
12 Images + 5 Videos

Loading image...

Sony Alpha A77 Digital Camera

$1,582.62
$1,199.99 $382.63 cheaper than 78 days ago
SLR 24.3MP CMOS 4x Jan 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Sony has good reviews for its digital cameras
Supports video recording
Supports Wi-Fi
Cameta Camera $1,199.99 Go to Store
47th Street Photo $1,799.95 Go to Store
See All 6 Prices from 2 Stores | $1,199.99 - $1,799.95 | Price Trend | Get Price Alerts
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe

Price

Price Has Gone Down by $382.63 (24%)

The price has dropped from $1,582.62 to $1,199.99 in the last 78 days. Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 87% chance that the price will go down further. However the future is never certain and there remains a 13% chance that the price will actually go back up.

Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price changes.


Reviews

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 23,045 expert and owner reviews (including 7,132 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its digital cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its high megapixel cameras compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Alpha A77 features voice recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony Alpha A77 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

The Sony Alpha A77 is one of the heavier digital cameras of this type and age (647 grams) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. The weights of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera range from 90g to 1.5kg.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 (653g).

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Light Exposure

Supports Five ISO Sensitivities

The Sony Alpha A77 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of this type and age. The ISO sensitivities "50", "12800", "25600" and "51200" are also supported by this Sony camera.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Battery

480 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Sony Alpha A77 is a camera that takes 480 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Alpha A77 has an HDMI. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have an HDMI.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Sony Alpha A77 has a battery charger included. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have a battery charger included.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Batteries Included

The Sony Alpha A77 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a batteries included.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Lens System

Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

Digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 14. With a maximum aperture number of 36, the Sony Alpha A77 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera is 18mm and the longest is 1,600mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 82.5 millimeters, the Sony Alpha A77 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Alpha A77 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this camera and we think the Canon EOS 5D Mark II ($1,465), and the Sony ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the DSC-HX90 (120x), or the DSC-WX500 (120x) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Video

Supports Video Recording

The Sony Alpha A77 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also support video recording.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Alpha A77 supports Full HD video. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony ILCE-7R, and the Samsung NX300 is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

1920 X 1080 Pixels 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 that are a comparable age to it.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Alpha A77 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Alpha A77 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) (1,228,800 pixel) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years. Across all the similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 460 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 820,000 pixels.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Sony Alpha A77 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Canon EOS 7D ($538.45), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Nikon D810A (3.2"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 (4.7") which is also higher rated.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Viewfinder

Very Large Viewfinder Screen Size

With a viewfinder screen size of 0.5 inches, the Alpha A77 has one of the largest viewfinder screen sizes amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The viewfinder screen sizes of high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera range from 0.2" to 0.5", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.37".

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Alpha A77 has a self-timer. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also have a self-timer.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Camera

Features Contrast Adjustment

The Sony Alpha A77 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Features Saturation Adjustment

The Sony Alpha A77 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also feature saturation adjustment.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Alpha A77 has an anti-dust function. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have an anti-dust function.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Dioptre Correction

The Alpha A77 has a dioptre correction. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also have a dioptre correction.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Supports Live View

The Alpha A77 supports live view. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also support live view.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Features Brightness Adjustment

The Sony Alpha A77 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also feature brightness adjustment.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Features Histogram

The Alpha A77 features histogram. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also feature histogram.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony Alpha A77 has a built-in flash. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the D5300, or the Coolpix S3400 both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 275 HS.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Alpha A77 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 6D EF, and the Sony DSC-QX10 is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Alpha A77 has a higher still image resolution than most high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) 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.

This digital camera's still image resolution (6000 x 4000) is actually the best still image resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A77 has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution found on most high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to it. The worst image resolution of all digital cameras of this spec and age is 4608 x 3456 pixels and the best is 7360 x 4912 pixels.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Alpha A77 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years also support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the P520, and the D5300 both from Nikon is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony Alpha A77 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony digital camera was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony w18135mm, sony a77ii
Barcodes 03662362040062, 03662362040260, 03662362040338

Other Digital Cameras to Consider

Pentax 645Z vs Sony Alpha A77

Pentax 645Z vs Sony Alpha A77
Pentax 645Z Sony Alpha A77
$ $1,199.99
Digitalone.com.sg Review is Significantly Better
Straitstimes.com Review is Significantly Better
Marginally Better User Reviews
Marginally Better Expert Reviews
Vastly Longer Flash Sync-Speed
Bigger Maximum Aperture

Nikon D810A vs Sony Alpha A77

Nikon D810A vs Sony Alpha A77
Nikon D810A Sony Alpha A77
$ $1,199.99
Twice As Good Viewfinder
Better Display
Twice As High Image Resolution
1200 Shots Per Battery Charge
Only Manual Focus
Half As Wide Flash Exposure Correction

Canon 1200D vs Sony Alpha A77

Canon 1200D vs Sony Alpha A77
Canon 1200D Sony Alpha A77
$ $1,199.99
A Little Better User Reviews
Newer by Eight Months
167g Lighter
13mm Narrower
Lower Display Resolution
Seven Times Lower Maximum ISO Speed
Feedback