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Sony Alpha A77

Sony Alpha A77
94
Reviews
361 Reviews + 26 Awards
85
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
61
Value for Money
Good
61
Age
5 Years Old
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
Reviews indicate that this digital camera has an excellent autofocus, it produces very good images and excellent for video recording. It's a multi award winning and fully featured 647g digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from six expert review websites and 20 further awards from other expert sites. It has a GPS and a built-in flash, does not have an image stabiliser and is 3D.
DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
647g SLR 24.3MP 6000 X 4000 Pixels Sep 2013
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A77 number 213 across all digital cameras.

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Kagoo Score
94
Reviews
85
Features
87
Popularity
62
Value for Money
62
Age

79

79
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 79?

owners report that it has great expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 93% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 26 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag plus five other sites and a "Recommended" award from Lydogbilde.no plus five other sites.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
The Alpha A77 has some great features:
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
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

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

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?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for portrait photography. It is also very good for landscape photography as well being very good for everyday photography.
94
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Average Review Score

4.6 stars (361 reviews)

53%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
191 Reviews
4 Stars
47 Reviews
3 Stars
7 Reviews
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6 Editor's Choice Awards

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

5 Recommended Awards

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

15 Further Awards

It's received 15 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 Especially Recommended 5 Star from Lydogbilde.no Especially Recommended 5 Star from lydogbillede.dk Silver from DP Review Essential from PhotographyBlog.com Gold from What Digital Camera Hot Product from Pocket Lint Test Winner from Magnus.de 4 Star from ljudochbild.se Platinum from buy-n-shoot.com Outstanding from chip.com.my

What Are People Saying About the Sony Alpha A77?

Picture Quality
71
7
Lens System
38
6
Viewfinder / Screen
24
4
Video Capability
10
5
Features
21
2
Design
23
0
Flash
3
4
Price
14
7
Robustness
15
0
Size and Weight
6
9
Ease of Use
13
0
Sports Photography
4
0
Noise Level
4
5
Wildlife Photography
2
0
Support
3
1
Battery
0
4
Connectivity
2
1
Portrait Photography
1
0
6 Out of 10 People Thought This Digital Camera Was Reasonably Priced
  • ... point-and-shoot market for two straight y... A solid update at a good price that will give the competitors a run for their money. Even with body-only sale ...
    reviewed.com 14 Aug 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • ... 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 11 Sep 2012
  • More Than 20 People Thought it Was Reliable

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

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    Well Made
    17 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 Construction
    Very Strong and Durable
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
    Difficult to Damage or Scratch
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 10 People Thought the Sony Alpha A77 Had a Battery That Needed Frequent Recharging

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

  • 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
  • ... Point. Tilt Swivel LCD. Feels Quality In Han. Good Image Stabilization. Short Battery Life.
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 24 Nov 2014
  • ... 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
  • ... classtopping specification. EVF not for everyone, slow startup and relatively poor battery life.
    What Digital Camera 3 Oct 2011
  • 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
    8 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
    1 person disagrees
    A Bad Body Shape
    3 people agree
    5 people disagree
    9 Out of 10 People Thought it Was Thoughtfully Designed

    Over 10 people thought that the Sony Alpha A77 was good-looking and several people thought that it was also ergonomic, well designed and had a good case.

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    Good-Looking
    13 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
  • ... A77 MkII is the company's latest effort, and we're about to take a look at what makes it a great image sh... The Sony A77 MkII is a great camera to use ...
    chip.com.my 13 Aug 2014
  • ... 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
  • ... 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
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    Ergonomic
    9 people agree
    No people disagree
    Well Designed
    4 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Has a Good Case
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Over 20 People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    More than 10 people thought that the Sony Alpha A77 was very easy to use and five people thought that it also had good controls.

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    Really Easy to Use
    13 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... enthusiasts and those who are aiming to become pro photographers. Its autofocus is easy to use, and is wickedly fast, even when compared to some of the ...
    chip.com.my 13 Aug 2014
  • ... the job done without complaints. I don't miss an OVF that's for sure... Easy To Use. Fast Accurate Auto-Focus. Fast Shutter Speed. Good Image Quality. ...
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 19 Jul 2014
  • Highlights: - Easy to use limiter that dramatically reduces hunting. - Electronic viewfinder that allows you to see the picture you've taken without removing ...
    Yariv - Bhphotovideo.com 21 Oct 2015
  • Over all great camera easy to use. Older Minolta lenses work great...
    Shawboy - Bestbuy.com 8 Mar 2017
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    Has Good Controls
    5 people agree
    5 people disagree
    The Vast Majority of Owners Thought it Has Useful Technical Features

    Over 20 people thought that the Sony Alpha A77 had good features.

  • ... shooting and a smaller body size. The 24.3 megapixel A77 II features a class-leading 79-point auto-focus system with 15 cross-sensors, 12fps b... It may ...
    PhotographyBlog.com 9 Jun 2014
  • ... 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
  • 8 Out of 10 Customers Thought the Sony Alpha A77 Was Easy to Connect to Other Devices

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

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    Has Gps
    4 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • 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
    Three People 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
  • 7 Out of 10 Customers Thought the Sony Alpha A77 Did Not Have an OK Noise Level

    Over 10 people thought that the Sony Alpha A77 was noisy.

  • ... Auto-Focus. Fast Shutter Speed. Large Clear LCD. Quiet. Tilt Swivel LCD. Noisy At High ISO.
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 21 Jul 2014
  • ... 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
  • ... controls. Includes useful features a. Shorter battery life. Aggressive noise reduction in at high ISO. Slow startup. Few lags when switching between LCD ...
    techmagnifier.com 13 Aug 2012
  • 8 Out of 10 People Thought This Digital Camera Had a Lens That Was Good

    More than 40 people thought that the Sony Alpha A77 had a superb autofocus and more than 20 people thought that it also had a good lens. Our analysis also found that several people thought that it had a superb zoom and had a good image stabiliser.

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    Has a Brilliant Autofocus
    45 people agree
    4 people disagree
  • ... 24-megapixel APS-C SLR can fire off shots at 12fps and its 79-point autofocus system excels at tracking moving subject... The Sony Alpha 77 II has one ...
    PC Mag 12 Aug 2014
  • ... shooting and a smaller body size. The 24.3 megapixel A77 II features a class-leading 79-point auto-focus system with 15 cross-sensors, 12fps b... It may ...
    PhotographyBlog.com 9 Jun 2014
  • ... 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
  • View All Reviews About Focus
    Has a Good Lens
    23 people agree
    10 people disagree
    Has an Outstanding Zoom
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Good Image Stabiliser
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Majority of People Thought it Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Over 10 people thought that the Sony Alpha A77 had a very good viewfinder and screen. Several people also thought that it had a very electronic viewfinder and was mirrorless.

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    Has an Outstanding Viewfinder
    21 people agree
    6 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
  • Like the Alpha series 30 and 50 cameras, the Alpha 77 has an electronic viewfinder. However, this particular viewfinder is radically different, as instead ...
    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
  • View All Reviews About Viewfinder
    Has a Brilliant Screen
    17 people agree
    6 people disagree
    Has a Very Electronic Viewfinder
    9 people agree
    6 people disagree
    Mirrorless
    2 people agree
    3 people disagree
    8 Out of 10 People Thought it Took Good Quality Pictures

    More than 60 people thought that the Sony Alpha A77 was really able to produce good images and more than 20 people thought that it also had an excellent picture resolution. More than 10 people also thought that it had a good ISO range and several people thought that it was also outstanding in low light, had an excellent picture quality and had a good image sensor.

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    Really Able to Produce Good Images
    68 people agree
    12 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 Images
    Has a Very Good Picture Resolution
    29 people agree
    7 people disagree
    Has a Good ISO Range
    13 people agree
    13 people disagree
    Outstanding in Low Light
    10 people agree
    5 people disagree
    Has a Brilliant Picture Quality
    8 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has a Good Image Sensor
    3 people agree
    3 people disagree
    The Majority of People Thought it Was Good for Video Capture

    Over 30 people thought that the Sony Alpha A77 was brilliant 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
  • Most Customers Thought This Digital Camera Did Not Have a Good Flash

    Seven 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 Poor Exposure Controls
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    One Person Thought it is Good for Portraits
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    The Majority of Customers Thought the Sony Alpha A77 is Good for Sports Photography

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

  • ... the latest Mark II version has a lot of new tricks up its sleeve that take Sony's prosumer interchangeable lens camera in a more action oriented direction that will particularly appeal to sports...
    PhotographyBlog.com 9 Jun 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • ... fast and accurate and it is quite good in low light. It is also great for sports photography, love the 12 frames per/sec and lock on autofocus. There are ...
    Ray - Bhphotovideo.com 30 Dec 2014
  • Some People Thought This Digital Camera is Good for Wildlife Photography

    Two 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
  • How Good Are Sony Cameras?

    85
    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

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

    What the Reviews Say

    More than 20 people thought it was reliable
    9 out of 10 people thought it was thoughtfully designed
    Over 20 people thought it was easy to use
    The vast majority of owners thought it has useful technical features
    8 out of 10 customers thought the Sony Alpha A77 was easy to connect to other devices
    Three people thought this digital camera had good technical guidance
    8 out of 10 people thought this digital camera had a lens that was good
    The majority of people thought it had a good screen or viewfinder
    8 out of 10 people thought it took good quality pictures
    The majority of people thought it was good for video capture
    Some people thought this digital camera is good for wildlife photography
    More than 10 people thought the Sony Alpha A77 had a battery that needed frequent recharging
    More than 10 people thought it was not good in terms of size
    7 out of 10 customers thought the Sony Alpha A77 did not have an OK noise level
    Most customers thought this digital camera did not have a good flash
    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).

    What does "maximum image resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Higher Than Average Megapixels

    The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 15MP. The megapixels of the Sony Alpha A77 of 24.3MP is higher than 96% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

    This 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
    Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

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    Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The Alpha A77's maximum ISO sensitivity of 51,200 is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 94% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The ISO sensitivities (max) of cameras range from 200 to 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.

    What does "minimum aperture number" mean? Less Edit
    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
    Average Camera Shutter Speed

    The Alpha A77's camera shutter speed of 0.00025s is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is longer than 64% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

    What does "camera shutter speed" mean? Less Edit
    3D

    The Alpha A77 is 3D. 92% of cameras are not 3D.

    What does "3D" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Built-in Flash
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    The Sony Alpha A77 has a built-in flash. 70% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

    What is a built-in flash? Less Edit
    Heavier Than Average

    The Sony Alpha A77's weight of 647g is in the heaviest 8% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 50g to 2.7kg, and the average weight is 300g.

    What does "weight" mean? Less Edit
    Has a GPS
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    The Sony Alpha A77 has a GPS, unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not have a GPS.

    What is a GPS? Less Edit
    Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

    This Sony 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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    Average Digital Zoom

    The digital zoom of the Alpha A77 of 4x is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 60% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

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

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    Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

    This 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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    Has an Anti-Dust Function

    The Sony Alpha A77 has an anti-dust function, which is unusual. 92% of cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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    Has a Tripod Mount

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

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    Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    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 HDMI

    The Alpha A77 has an HDMI, unlike 63% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI.

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    Has an External Flash Connector

    The Sony Alpha A77 has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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    Features Brightness Adjustment

    The Alpha A77 features brightness adjustment. 82% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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    Has a Carrying Case

    The Sony Alpha A77 has a carrying case. 90% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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    Features Album Organization

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

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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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    Higher Than Average Display Resolution

    The display resolution of the Alpha A77 of 1,230,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 5% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The average display resolution of all cameras is 570,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels.

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    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

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

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    Has an HDMI Port

    The Sony Alpha A77 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 74% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The Alpha A77 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 74% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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    6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

    The Alpha A77 supports a maximum still image resolution of 6000 x 4000. That's 71% higher resolution than a 4320 x 3240 camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. This camera also supports a still image resolution of 6000x4000, 4240x2832, 3008x2000 plus 7 more values. The worst resolution of all cameras is 4592x3064 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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    Has a Self-Timer

    The Alpha A77 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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    Does Not Feature Bluetooth

    Like most other cameras, the Alpha A77 does not feature bluetooth. 94% of cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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    Larger Than Average Display Diagonal
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    The Sony Alpha A77's display diagonal of 3" is larger than 88% 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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    Features Saturation Adjustment

    The Sony Alpha A77 features saturation adjustment. 87% of digital cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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

    This digital 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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    Supports Live View

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

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    Supports Full HD Video
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    The Alpha A77 supports Full HD video. 82% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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    Features Noise Reduction

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

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    Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

    This Sony 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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    Very Fast Flash Recharging Time

    The flash recharging time of the Alpha A77 of only 3s is faster than 93% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the flash recharging times range from 1s to 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.3s.

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    480 Battery Life

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

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    Supports Dioptic Correction

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

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    Features Flash Exposure Compensation

    The Alpha A77 features flash exposure compensation. 83% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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    Features Multi Burst Mode

    The Alpha A77 features multi burst mode. 86% of cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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    Has an Auto Exposure (AE) Lock

    The Alpha A77 has an auto Exposure (AE) lock, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have an auto Exposure (AE) lock.

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock

    The Sony Alpha A77 has an Auto Focus (AF) lock, unlike 71% of cameras which do not have an Auto Focus (AF) lock.

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam

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

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Sony Alpha A77 has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 213 out of 458 digital cameras.
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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    The chart below compares the value for money of the Sony Alpha A77 (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

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    What the Reviews Say

    6 out of 10 people thought this digital camera was reasonably priced
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    Age

    Sony Alpha A77 Release Date

    September 2013

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    Sony Alpha A77 Specification

    Key Features
    Weight
    Camera Type
    Megapixels
    Picture Quality
    Still Image Resolution
    Maximum Image Resolution
    Sensor Type
    Image Formats Supported
    Image Sensor Size (W X H)
    Total Megapixels
    Sensor Format
    Supported Aspect Ratios
    Design
    Energy Star Certified
    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
    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
    Power Source Type
    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
    Video Capability
    Built-in Flash
    HDMI Port
    On/off Switch
    Panorama
    Frame
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Digital SLR
    Mass Storage Class Compliant
    Display Tilting
    Technical Details
    Self-Timer

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

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