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Sony Alpha A77

Sony Alpha A77
95
Reviews
57 Reviews + 4 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
66
Value for Money
Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and multi award winning 647g digital camera. It does not have an image stabiliser, is 3D, has a GPS and supports Wi-Fi. Purchasers report that this digital camera it.
Features We Love:
High megapixels (24.3MP)
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
High maximum ISO sensitivity (51,200)
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Trusted Reviews Recommended DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Essential What Digital Camera Gold
24.3MP
6000 X 4000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
51,200
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
647g
3"
SCREEN
4x
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With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A77 number 317 across all digital cameras.

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Kagoo Score
96
Reviews
81
Features
70
Popularity
67
Value for Money

78

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 78?

customers report that it has very good expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
This Sony digital camera has some great features:
High megapixels
3-way tiltable LCD screen
Focus magnifier and peaking function
Customizable function buttons
Area-specific noise reduction
BIONZ X processing engine
Enhanced in-body image stabilisation
Enhanced AF area modes

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The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the digital camera is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

96
Reviews

Average Review Score

4.6 stars (281 reviews)

53%

of Customers Would Recommend
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7 Editor's Choice Awards

This digital camera has received seven Editor's Choice Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including PC Mag, log.com.tr and photoreview.com.au.
Editor's Choice from PC Mag Editor's Choice from log.com.tr Editor's Choice from photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice from thephoblographer.com Editor's Choice from reviewed.com Editor's Choice from camcorderinfo.com Editor's Choice from Digitaltrends.com

4 Recommended Awards

The Sony Alpha A77 has received four Recommended Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar and M3.idg.se.
Recommended from Trusted Reviews Recommended from Techradar Recommended from M3.idg.se Recommended from Akam.no

12 Further Awards

It's received 12 Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including Digital Versus, Les Numeriques.com and 01net.com.
5 Star from Digital Versus 5 Star from Les Numeriques.com 5 Star from 01net.com Highly Recommended from Ephotozine Highly Recommended from Camera Labs Silver from DP Review Gold from What Digital Camera Essential from PhotographyBlog.com Hot Product from Pocket Lint Especially Recommended 5 Star from Lydogbilde.no Test Winner from Magnus.de Platinum from buy-n-shoot.com

What Are People Saying About the Sony Alpha A77?

Picture Quality
58
6
Lens System
27
7
Viewfinder / Screen
17
4
Video Capability
10
5
Features
14
2
Design
20
0
Robustness
19
0
Flash
2
3
Size and Weight
6
9
Price
8
6
Wildlife Photography
3
0
Ease of Use
6
1
Noise Level
4
3
Sports Photography
2
0
Portrait Photography
1
0
Support
3
0
Connectivity
3
0
Battery
1
2
6 Out of 10 People Thought it Was Fairly Priced
  • The Alpha A77 II shares a great deal with its predecessor, from the weather-proof body and controls to the 2.4 Million dot OLED viewfinder, hinged screen, ...
    Camera Labs 30 Apr 2014
  • I love walking into a place and having people hear the 12fps going off... ;) I've learned so much about digital photography with the help of some good ...
    Newegg.com - Newegg.com 16 Nov 2012
  • ... want. I liv. This isn't your daddy's "kit lens". .its not uncommon to have a lens cost more than cameras but NEVER has a kit lens cost 800 Weather sealed ...
    Newegg.com - Newegg.com 16 Nov 2012
  • ... currently has 0 investment with Nikon or Cannon. No other camera TODAY in this price range offers the speed this has, 12fps (and with a ScanDisk Extreme ...
    Newegg.com - Newegg.com 16 Nov 2012
  • Over 30 People Thought it Was Solidly Made

    Over 10 people thought that the Sony Alpha A77 was well made and several people thought that it was also very well-built, strong and durable and was difficult to damage or scratch.

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    Well Made
    16 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Sony Alpha A77 SLT - The Sony Alpha range of Digital SLR / SLTs all feature built in "anti-shake" / Super steady shot sensors, as a continuation of the ...
    Ephotozine 9 Feb 2012
  • ... put it above the Canon EOS 7D and the Nikon D7100 . Lofty. Given tha... Solidly built and boasting top-notch autofocus, the Alpha 77 II is jostling with ...
    Trusted Reviews 10 Jun 2014
  • ... compact system cameras, Sony has built a solid foundation of cameras that are great for shooting video in addition to still images. The Alpha SLT-A77 is ...
    camcorderinfo.com 6 Jun 2012
  • ... compact system cameras, Sony has built a solid foundation of cameras that are great for shooting video in addition to still images. The Alpha SLT-A77 is ...
    reviewed.com 6 Jun 2012
  • View All Reviews About Built
    Very Well-Built
    7 people agree
    No people disagree
    Very Strong and Durable
    6 people agree
    No people disagree
    Difficult to Damage or Scratch
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    9 Out of 10 Owners Thought the Sony Alpha A77 Had a Battery That Needed Frequent Recharging

    More than 10 people thought that the Sony Alpha A77 had a bad battery life.

  • ... bust mode is limited to under 2 seconds). Battery life isn't as good as SLRs with optical viewfinders (approx. 400 photos). Electronic viewfinder. Still ...
    Digital Versus 20 Sep 2011
  • Perfect for the every day user ....... with out a dought... Build quality is very good. View finder is amazingly sharp. The feel in your hand just works. ...
    Newegg.com - Newegg.com 11 Sep 2012
  • ... classtopping specification. EVF not for everyone, slow startup and relatively poor battery life.
    What Digital Camera 3 Oct 2011
  • ... with Manual exposure. Poor menu layout and organisation. Poor battery life compared to a DSLR.
    Camera Labs 31 Mar 2012
  • More Than 10 People Thought it Was Not Good in Terms of Size

    Several people thought that the Sony Alpha A77 was heavy and bulky, wasn't lightweight and was a bad body shape.

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    Heavy and Bulky
    7 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... with the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 more than any camera since the Nikon D7000. It's heavy, especially with the 16-50mm kit lens (which, by the way, has become ...
    asia.cnet.com 26 Jan 2012
  • ... with the Sony Alpha SLT-A77V more than any camera since the Nikon D7000 . It's heavy, especially with the 16-50mm kit lens (which, by the way, has become ...
    CNET.com.au 25 Jan 2012
  • There's no two ways about it: the A77 is a big, heavy camera. The body itself weighs a relatively average 1.4 pounds, but the kit lens adds another 1.3; ...
    theverge.com 12 Apr 2012
  • Perfect for the every day user ....... with out a dought... Build quality is very good. View finder is amazingly sharp. The feel in your hand just works. ...
    Newegg.com - Newegg.com 11 Sep 2012
  • View All Reviews About Heavy
    Not {More} Lightweight
    3 people agree
    2 people disagree
    A Bad Body Shape
    3 people agree
    5 people disagree
    Many People Thought it Was Nicely Designed

    Several people thought that the Sony Alpha A77 was good-looking, ergonomic and well designed.

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    Good-Looking
    12 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... they would realistically buy within their current budget. The results were pretty interesting, with a few cameras falling into bo...
    digitalcameraworld.com 9 Jan 2015
  • ... fraction of the price.If you have used any of the higher end Sony DSLR cameras this one should be pretty easy for you to pick up and use. The controls ...
    Joecichlid - Bestbuy.com 19 Sep 2014
  • ... personal reference to the design of my other camera. The camera does a beautiful job in low light settings, it also has a very fast focus especially when ...
    Lisawhorocks - Bestbuy.com 5 Jan 2016
  • ... I stayed with a Sony. The learning curve was easy and I was taking beautiful photos within minutes. The only thing I am NOT happy with is the toggle switch, ...
    Lisawhorocks - Bestbuy.com 5 Jan 2016
  • View All Reviews About Look
    Ergonomic
    7 people agree
    No people disagree
    Well Designed
    4 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Most People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Several people thought that the Sony Alpha A77 had good controls and was very easy to use.

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    Has Good Controls
    5 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • ... including a superb kit lens, but high noise levels and lethargic controls aren’t acceptable at this price...
    Expert Reviews 9 Dec 2011
  • ... subject tracking, autofocus etc. ). Splashproof body, advanced and customisable controls. Video Full HD at up to 50 fps with manual mode, stereo sound ...
    Digital Versus 20 Sep 2011
  • ... AFVery good overall image qualityWeather sealing and decent buildPlenty of dedicated controlsComprehensive feature-set...Blisteringly fast phase detection ...
    Techradar 17 Nov 2011
  • ... Sensors. Available with blisteringly fast phase detection AF. Plenty of dedicated controls. Includes useful features a. Shorter battery life. Aggressive ...
    techmagnifier.com 13 Aug 2012
  • View All Reviews About Controls
    Very Easy to Use
    4 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    8 Out of 10 Owners Thought it Had Well Executed Technical Features

    Over 10 people thought that the Sony Alpha A77 had good features.

  • ... magnesium-alloy and plastic pores. Sony's strength in the camera arena has long been adding a range of class-leading features that leave the... This top-end ...
    CNET.com.au 29 Nov 2011
  • Sony Alpha A77 SLT - The Sony Alpha range of Digital SLR / SLTs all feature built in "anti-shake" / Super steady shot sensors, as a continuation of the ...
    Ephotozine 9 Feb 2012
  • ... for this sensor size... Sublime ergonomics, boldly innovative and brimming with features, but the Alpha SLT-A77's disappointing image noise levels let ...
    alphr.com 8 Nov 2012
  • ... definitely a good buy if you're looking for something sturdy, with a good overall balance of features and performance. While the A77 is a slight disappointment ...
    digit.in 9 Jul 2012
  • Six People Thought This Digital Camera Was Good in Terms of Connectivity

    Several people thought that the Sony Alpha A77 had gps and wifi capacity.

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    Has Gps
    4 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • Sony Alpha A77 SLTThe new cameras are the first Digital SLRs to feature GPS built in and as per usual with the Sony Alpha range of Digital SLR / SLTs all ...
    Ephotozine 1 Sep 2011
  • ... vibrant and colourful and the camera produces excellent JPEG output...Built in GPS. Extremely fast continuous shooting 12fps). Stunning OLED EVF (has ...
    Ephotozine 9 Feb 2012
  • ... recommending it wholeheartedly...Excellent build quality. Very nice kit lens. GPS built in. Excellent HD video quality. Response times could be faster. ...
    CNET.com.au 29 Nov 2011
  • ... market.Scanning the A... Excellent build quality. Very nice kit lens. GPS built in. Excellent HD video quality. Response times could be faster. Battery ...
    digitalcameraworld.com 8 Dec 2011
  • View All Reviews About Gps
    Has Wifi Capacity
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Some Owners Thought This Digital Camera Had Good Technical Guidance

    Two people thought that the Sony Alpha A77 had a good recipe book.

  • ... easy as Sonys few small pages doesant help much at all. i need a good Book on using the Sony A77MK2, but they are hard to find. there is one by gary friedman ...
    WILLIAM - Amazon.co.uk 25 Jun 2015
  • ... extremely frustrating road to that point. If you can find the Sony a77ii 4d focusing book online it is helpful, you have to search as it is not readily ...
    MediaguyKC - Bestbuy.com 4 Aug 2015
  • 6 Out of 10 Customers Thought it Was Not OK When it Came to Noise Level

    Eight people thought that the Sony Alpha A77 was noisy.

  • ... this camera. No tethering (why did they ever drop that feature), noise picks up at higher ISOs.
    Newegg.com - Newegg.com 7 Sep 2013
  • ... quality. Terrific OLED viewfinder. 12 fps shooting. Bulky, expensive. Noisy at higher ISOs.
    Digitaltrends.com 2 Aug 2012
  • ... Lockon AF functionality is hit or miss. Noisy high ISO images. Heavy noise reduction in JPEG. 12 fps mode offers little to no control over shutter speed ...
    DP Review 21 Apr 2015
  • ... feature-set. Reduced battery life. EVF may not suit everyone. Aggressive noise reduction in JPEGs at high ISOs. Slower start-up than an equivalent DSLR. ...
    Techradar 17 Nov 2011
  • The Vast Majority of Customers Thought it Had a Good Lens

    More than 30 people thought that the Sony Alpha A77 had an outstanding autofocus and over 10 people thought that it also had a superb lens. Several people also thought that it had a brilliant zoom and had a good image stabiliser.

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    Has a Brilliant Autofocus
    34 people agree
    4 people disagree
  • ... not perfection), and the camera’s 12fps burst mode and clever continuous autofocus are match...Super-fast burst mode, great movie mode. OLED viewfinder ...
    Pocket Lint 26 Oct 2011
  • ... out 24-megapixel stills at 10.3 frames per second and records 1080p60 video with continuous autofocus. Solid low-light performance, a sharp f/2.8 kit lens, ...
    PC Mag 20 Mar 2012
  • This setup means it can autofocus scorchingly fast, shoot continuous stills at up to 12fps and features barely any shutter lag: press the button and the ...
    stuff.tv/my/ 24 May 2012
  • ... implies - an overhaul of the original A77, from from 2011. The A77 Mark II features a new autofocus sensor, and it's much more than a refreshed version ...
    DP Review 21 Apr 2015
  • View All Reviews About Focus
    Has an Outstanding Lens
    19 people agree
    10 people disagree
    Has a Superb Zoom
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Good Image Stabiliser
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Most People Thought it Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Over 10 people thought that the Sony Alpha A77 had a brilliant viewfinder and several people thought that it also had a brilliant screen and had a really electronic viewfinder.

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    Has a Superb Viewfinder
    19 people agree
    5 people disagree
  • ... replacement for the long discontinued A700 model. The camera’s OLED viewfinder is fantastic (though still not perfection), and the camera’s 12fps burst ...
    Pocket Lint 26 Oct 2011
  • ... success on all fronts: its electronic viewfinder is good enough to silence critics (including us) as it avoids most of the usual pitfalls; the camera's ...
    Digital Versus 20 Sep 2011
  • ... champion of responsiveness but als... The Sony Alpha 77's revolutionary design made a real impact (electronic viewfinder, excellent responsiveness, fully-adjustable ...
    Digital Versus 8 Sep 2014
  • ... until you have used it. Seriously, every pro review i've seen say if they were stuck with an electronic view finder, this is the one they want. I liv. ...
    Newegg.com - Newegg.com 16 Nov 2012
  • View All Reviews About Viewfinder
    Has a Very Good Screen
    11 people agree
    6 people disagree
    Has a Really Electronic Viewfinder
    7 people agree
    6 people disagree
    More Than 90 People Thought it Took Good Photos

    More than 50 people thought that the Sony Alpha A77 was very able to produce good images and over 20 people thought that it also had a good picture resolution. Several people also thought that it had an excellent picture quality, ISO range and was superb in low light.

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    Very Able to Produce Good Images
    50 people agree
    11 people disagree
  • ... Minolta DSLRs, but can... The Sony Alpha A77 is an enjoyable camera to use that is capable of producing some excellent photos, with great colour, detail ...
    Ephotozine 9 Feb 2012
  • ... official release into the market. U... ForBlisteringly fast phase detection AFVery good overall image qualityWeather sealing and decent buildPlenty of ...
    Techradar 17 Nov 2011
  • ... SLTs all feature built in... The Sony Alpha A77 and A65 are capable of producing some excellent photos, with great colour, detail and extremely solid exposure ...
    Ephotozine 1 Sep 2011
  • ... is Sony's flagship SLT camera. Announced in August 2011 alongside the simpler A65 it features a 24.3 Megapixel APS-C sensor, 12fps continuous shooting ...
    Camera Labs 31 Mar 2012
  • View All Reviews About Photos
    Has a Good Picture Resolution
    22 people agree
    5 people disagree
    Has a Superb Picture Quality
    8 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has a Very Good ISO Range
    6 people agree
    9 people disagree
    Very Good in Low Light
    5 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Has a Very Good Image Sensor
    4 people agree
    2 people disagree
    7 Out of 10 People Thought it Recorded Good Videos

    Over 20 people thought that the Sony Alpha A77 was superb for video recording.

  • ... combination of high-quality stills and excellent video – without focusing hassles – takes this camera to Editor's Choice status. The cam...Excellent ...
    Digitaltrends.com 2 Aug 2012
  • The Sony A77 is a big, heavy interchangeable lens camera that has a sophisticated set of video controls and a variety of recording options. The camera ...
    camcorderinfo.com 6 Jun 2012
  • The Sony A77 is a big, heavy interchangeable lens camera that has a sophisticated set of video controls and a variety of recording options. The camera ...
    reviewed.com 6 Jun 2012
  • ... the Sony SLT-A77: big, big 6000×4000 pixel stills; 12fps ability; terrific movie mode; top drawer exposure modes; you want to explore high end photography ...
    digital-photography-school.com 1 Nov 2011
  • 8 Out of 10 People Thought it Did Not Have a Good Flash

    Six people thought that the Sony Alpha A77 had a bad flash.

  • Perfect for the every day user ....... with out a dought... Build quality is very good. View finder is amazingly sharp. The feel in your hand just works. ...
    Newegg.com - Newegg.com 11 Sep 2012
  • ... to use the shutter button vs the movie button. Also your flash problems sounds like your in Auto mode.. with any camera i've used, including other brands, ...
    David C. - Newegg.com 16 Nov 2012
  • ... Cheapest of the competitors. ISO performance not up to par. Flash casts a shadow with kit lens.
    digit.in 9 Jul 2012
  • ... this is better-performing camera available in market.Only thing I dislike is the flash shoe mount is, this camera has universal shoe mount so I have to ...
    Null - Bhphotovideo.com 5 Jan 2015
  • One Person Thought it Had Bad Exposure Controls
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    One Person Thought it is Good for Portraits
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    Three People Thought it is Good for Sports Photography

    Three people thought that the Sony Alpha A77 takes good sports photos.

  • ... be noisy but use a quality f2.8 lens and you won't be disappointed... I shoot sports, tennis events and at 8 12 frames a second, this camera has no competition ...
    Newegg.com - Newegg.com 6 May 2013
  • The clarity in the pictures is great, the shutter speed when taking multiple pictures for sports is great too...
    Lisa - Bestbuy.com 2 Apr 2017
  • ... - Broad ISO range - Love the speedy continuous shooting, made some great shots at sports events and wildlife Meh - AF is usually perfect, but every once ...
    Cowley - Bhphotovideo.com 18 Oct 2014
  • Three People Thought it is Good for Wildlife Photography

    Three people thought that the Sony Alpha A77 is good for wildlife photography.

  • ... It became a natural extension of my arm and brain. The cropped sensor is handy for wildlife photography but I'm not ruling out the A7 if I can find the ...
    Cindi - Bhphotovideo.com 27 Mar 2017
  • ... A57. I paired this with the Tamron 150-600mm lens and I have taken some great handheld wildlife shots. This combination is not something I can hike around ...
    Null - Bhphotovideo.com 27 Jul 2015
  • ... works great with this camera! Fast focusing and a quiet motor makes this a great combination for wildlife. I'll be using this camera for a long time! Thanks ...
    PS - Bhphotovideo.com 14 Jan 2016
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    High megapixels
    Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    High maximum ISO sensitivity
    Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
    Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
    Very short camera shutter speed
    6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
    Has a GPS
    Supports Wi-Fi
    3D
    Has a built-in flash
    Features multi burst mode
    Supports Full HD video
    Has an HDMI
    Large display diagonal
    High display resolution
    Has a tripod mount
    Has an auto Exposure (AE) lock
    Features noise reduction
    Wide range of closest focusing distances depending on lens used
    Supports live view
    Wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) depending on lens used
    Wide range of magnifications depending on lens used
    Features contrast adjustment
    480 battery life
    Features flash exposure compensation
    Wide range of aspherical lenses depending on lens used
    Supports dioptic correction
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) lock
    Has an external flash connector
    Has a vari-angle LCD display
    6000 x 4000 still image resolution
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
    Features album organization
    Faster than average flash recharging time
    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Has a carrying case
    Wide range of maximum aperture numbers depending on lens used
    Has an anti-dust function
    Features saturation adjustment
    Has an HDMI port
    Has a self-timer
    Features brightness adjustment
    Wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) depending on lens used
    ok digital zoom
    Does not feature bluetooth
    Heavy
    High Megapixels

    Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 15MP. The megapixels of the Sony Alpha A77 of 24.3MP is in the highest 4% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

    This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

    What does "optical zoom" mean? Less Edit
    1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

    A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

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    High Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The Alpha A77's maximum ISO sensitivity of 51,200 is very high compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 96% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 100 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000.

    What does "maximum ISO sensitivity" mean? Less Edit
    Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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    Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabiliser depends on the lens being used.

    What is an image stabiliser? Less Edit
    Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

    Digital cameras have camera shutter speeds of between 0.000016s and 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.01s. The camera shutter speed of the Sony Alpha A77 of only 0.00025s is in the shortest 34% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

    The highest image resolution of the Sony Alpha A77 is 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Digital cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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    Has a GPS
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    The Alpha A77 has a GPS. 90% of digital cameras do not have a GPS.

    What is a GPS? Less Edit
    Does Not Feature Bluetooth

    Like most other digital cameras, the Sony Alpha A77 does not feature bluetooth. 93% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The Alpha A77 supports Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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    3D

    The Sony Alpha A77 is 3D, unlike 92% of digital cameras which are not 3D.

    What does "3D" mean? Less Edit
    Heavy

    The Alpha A77's weight of 647g is heavier than 92% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 2.7kg.

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    Has a Built-in Flash
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    The Alpha A77 has a built-in flash. 74% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

    What is a built-in flash? Less Edit
    Features Multi Burst Mode
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    The Alpha A77 features multi burst mode. 86% of digital cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

    What is multi burst mode? Less Edit
    Supports Full HD Video
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    The Alpha A77 supports Full HD video, unlike 71% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

    What is Full HD video? Less Edit
    Has an HDMI
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    The Sony Alpha A77 has an HDMI. 62% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI.

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    Large Display Diagonal
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    The Alpha A77's display diagonal of 3" is larger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 24% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The average display diagonal of all digital cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 1" and the largest being 6.7".

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    ok Digital Zoom

    The Alpha A77's digital zoom of 4x is ok compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 56% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    High Display Resolution

    The lowest display resolution of digital cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 570,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Sony Alpha A77 of 1,230,000 pixels is very high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 5% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Has a Tripod Mount

    The Alpha A77 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 77% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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    Has an Auto Exposure (AE) Lock

    The Sony Alpha A77 has an auto Exposure (AE) lock. 73% of digital cameras do not have an auto Exposure (AE) lock.

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    Features Noise Reduction

    The Sony Alpha A77 features noise reduction. 93% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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    Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

    This Sony camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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    Supports Live View

    The Alpha A77 supports live view. 85% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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    Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

    This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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    Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

    This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the magnification depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of magnifications are possible with this camera.

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    Features Contrast Adjustment

    The Alpha A77 features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 82% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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    480 Battery Life

    The Alpha A77 is a camera that takes 480 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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    Features Flash Exposure Compensation

    The Alpha A77 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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    Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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    Supports Dioptic Correction

    The Sony Alpha A77 supports dioptic correction, unlike 92% of digital cameras which do not support dioptic correction.

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    1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This camera supports a video resolution of 640x480|1440x1080|1920x1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. 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 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.

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock

    The Sony Alpha A77 has an Auto Focus (AF) lock, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not have an Auto Focus (AF) lock.

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    Has an External Flash Connector

    The Alpha A77 has an external flash connector, unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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    Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

    The Sony Alpha A77 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 86% of digital cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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    6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

    The Sony Alpha A77 supports a maximum still image resolution of 6000 x 4000. That's 71% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4320 x 3240. This camera also supports a still image resolution of 6000x4000, 4240x2832, 3008x2000 plus 7 more values. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 2992 x 2000.

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam

    The Alpha A77 has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam. 71% of digital cameras do not have an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam.

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    Features Album Organization

    The Alpha A77 features album organization, which is unusual. 93% of digital cameras do not feature album organization.

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    Faster Than Average Flash Recharging Time

    The Sony Alpha A77's flash recharging time of only 3s is very fast compared to most other cameras. It is faster than 91% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The flash recharging times of digital cameras range from 1s to 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.3s.

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    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

    The Alpha A77 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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    Has a Carrying Case

    The Alpha A77 has a carrying case, unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not have a carrying case.

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    Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

    This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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    Has an Anti-Dust Function

    The Sony Alpha A77 has an anti-dust function. 92% of digital cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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    Features Saturation Adjustment

    The Alpha A77 features saturation adjustment, which is unusual. 87% of digital cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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    Has an HDMI Port

    The Sony Alpha A77 has an HDMI port. 74% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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    Has a Self-Timer

    The Alpha A77 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 81% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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    Features Brightness Adjustment

    The Alpha A77 features brightness adjustment. 81% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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    Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Sony Alpha A77 has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 317 out of 361 digital cameras.
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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A digital camera with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Sony Alpha A77, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This digital camera is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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    Sony Alpha A77
    Poor Value for Money Budget Choice
    Price

    The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $1,279.06 it is in the most expensive 13% of digital cameras.

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    Value for Money of Similar Digital Cameras

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    What the Reviews Say

    6 out of 10 people thought it was fairly priced

    How Big is the Sony Alpha A77?

    The Sony Alpha A77 is 142.6mm wide and 80.9mm tall. It is 104.2mm deep and weighs 647g.

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    Sony Alpha A77 Specification

    Key Features
    Weight
    Camera Type
    Megapixels
    Picture Quality
    Still Image Resolution
    Maximum Image Resolution
    Aspect Ratio
    Sensor Type
    Image Formats Supported
    Image Sensor Size (W X H)
    Total Megapixels
    Sensor Format
    Supported Aspect Ratios
    Design
    Colour
    Lens System
    Digital Zoom
    Minimum Aperture Number
    Maximum Aperture Number
    Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Lens Mount Interface
    Diaphragm Blade
    Filter Size
    Focusing
    Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
    Auto Focus (AF) Lock
    Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
    Auto Focus (AF) Points
    Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
    Focus
    Light Exposure
    ISO Sensitivity
    Light Exposure Modes
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity
    Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
    Light Metering
    Light Exposure Correction
    Light Exposure Control
    Shutter
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
    Camera Shutter Type
    Flash
    External Flash Connector
    Flash Exposure Compensation
    Flash Recharging Time
    Flash Modes
    Flash Guide Number
    Flash Exposure Correction
    Flash Metering Modes
    Video
    Full HD Video
    Maximum Video Resolution
    Video Recording
    Video Resolution
    Motion JPEG Frame Rate
    Video Formats Supported
    Analog Signal Format System
    HD Type
    Audio
    Built-in Microphone
    Voice Recording
    Noise Reduction
    Audio Formats Supported
    Memory
    Compatible Memory Card
    Memory Slots
    Display
    Display Diagonal
    Vari-Angle LCD Display
    Field of View
    Display Resolution
    Display
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Screen Size
    Magnification
    Viewfinder Type
    Ports & Interfaces
    PictBridge
    HDMI
    USB Version
    DC-in Jack
    USB Connector Type
    HDMI Connector Type
    USB Connector
    Camera
    Image Processor
    3D
    GPS
    White Balance
    Shooting Modes
    Photo Effects
    Self-Timer Delay
    Album Organization
    Histogram
    Dioptic Correction
    Anti-Dust Function
    Image Editing
    Camera File System
    Live View
    Tripod Mount
    Multi Burst Mode
    Camera Playback
    Saturation Adjustment
    Contrast Adjustment
    Brightness Adjustment
    Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
    Scene Modes
    Languages Support
    On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
    Weight & Dimensions
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Lens Weight
    Lens Length
    Lens Diameter
    Weight (Including Battery)
    Battery
    Battery Technology
    Battery Supported
    Battery Type
    Battery Capacity
    Battery Life
    Battery Voltage
    Battery Level Indicator
    Operational Conditions
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    Packaging Content
    Bundled Software
    AC Adapter Included
    Cables Included
    Batteries Included
    Battery Charger Included
    Hand Strap
    Quick Start Guide
    Carrying Case
    Networking
    Wi-Fi
    Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Bluetooth
    Other Features
    Energy Star Certified
    Video Capability
    Power Source Type
    Built-in Flash
    HDMI Port
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    On/off Switch
    Panorama
    Frame
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Digital SLR
    Mass Storage Class Compliant
    Auto Exposure (AE) Bracketing
    Flash Metering System
    Display Tilting
    Accessories Included
    Frame Rate
    Technical Details
    Self-Timer
    Flash Type
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    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

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