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

SLR 24.3MP CMOS Jun 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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21 Reasons For

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony digital cameras and also specifically for Sony SLR cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews.

Quite High Megapixel

The megapixels of cameras of this spec and age range from 4MP to 52MP, and the average megapixel is 18MP. The Alpha SLT-A77 has one of the higher megapixels (24.3 megapixels) amongst SLR cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 24.3MP cameras currently available including the Nikon D610[plb_2024275_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the D7100[pl_2082345_price] (24.71MP), or the D800E[pl_2119188_price] (36.3MP) both from Nikon or the Pentax 645Z[plb_2522250_price] (51.4MP) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

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

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price], and the Canon EOS 550D[plb_1446732_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This digital camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that support an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the SLT-A35[pl_964_price], the SLT-A57[pl_1611476_price], and the SLT-A35[pl_964_price] all from Sony which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this Sony camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Nikon D750[plb_2497138_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Olympus OM-D E-M1[plb_2009986_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price], and the Pentax K-50[plb_2053942_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

An electrical viewfinder type is in fact the best viewfinder amongst all SLR cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha SLT-A77.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst viewfinder is Electronic.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

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

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Alpha SLT-A77 is more than most SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago. This digital camera has a Neutral photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on SLR cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha SLT-A77. The photo effectss "Black&White", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sony camera.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras of this type and age. Most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 5184 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best image resolution across all cameras of this spec and age.

Across comparable types of camera the worst image resolution is 3888 x 2592 pixels.

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

This digital camera has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on SLR cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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

The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than the ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction found on most digital cameras of this spec and age. Across all SLR cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Alpha SLT-A77 the flash exposure correction ranges from ±1EV (1/3 EV step) (worst) to ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) (best).

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Has Two Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Alpha SLT-A77 is more than most cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently found shooting modes is Manual, but this shooting modes is not found on this digital camera. The shooting modess Movie and Scene are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modess

The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most commonly found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this Sony digital camera. The light exposure modess Aperture priority AE, Manual and Shutter priority AE are also found on this camera.

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Has a Mini HDMI Connector Type

The Alpha SLT-A77 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most SLR cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera has a Mini HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on cameras of this spec and age.

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Supports Twenty-Five ISO Sensitivitys

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

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports an AVCHD|H.264|MP4|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is typical of many SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Sony digital camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on SLR cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Alpha SLT-A77. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus", "Face detection" and "Multi Point Auto Focus" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Alpha SLT-A77 is more than most SLR cameras that are a similar age to it. This Sony digital camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha SLT-A77. The camera file systems "Exif 2.3" and "RAW" are also supported by this camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 has a greater number of power sources than most SLR cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by digital cameras of this age and spec.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

The Alpha SLT-A77 does not support video capability, unlike most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video capability to this digital camera and we think the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price], the Samsung NX100[plb_1417534_price], or the Nikon D90[plb_1836503_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha SLT-A77, the Alpha SLT-A77 does not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price], the Canon EOS 550D[plb_1446732_price], or the Pentax K-5 IIs[plb_1716817_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Alpha SLT-A77 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this age and type are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the SLT-A35[pl_964_price], or the SLT-A37[pl_1436794_price] both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Alpha SLT-A77 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha SLT-A77 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

Other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to consider include the D3100[pl_1350595_price], or the D3200 + 18-55VR II + SD 8GB+ Dongle[pl_1947140_price] both from Nikon.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Alpha SLT-A77 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Alpha SLT-A77 also do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the Panasonic DMC-GH3 + 12-35mm[plb_1815297_price], or the Nikon D5300[plb_2189436_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Alpha SLT-A77 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Alpha SLT-A77 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Alpha SLT-A77 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Alpha SLT-A77 also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Only Features Seven Flash Modess

The Alpha SLT-A77 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on SLR cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha SLT-A77. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Flash on", "Pre-flash", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Only Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the Alpha SLT-A77 is more than most SLR cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is PCM, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Sony camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC and AC3 are also supported by this camera.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony Alpha SLT-A77

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Other 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price], or the Pentax K-5 II[plb_1452971_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the Df[pl_1740408_price] (3.2"), the D4[pl_1998795_price] (3.2"), or the D610[pl_2024275_price] (3.2") all from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 653 grams, the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Camera File System
Live View
Tripod Mountable
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Digital SLR

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ilca68, ilca68k, tablet a77, tablet a77i, sony slta77, tablet a77ii, sony slta77v, sony ilca77m2, canon ilca77m2, sony ilca77m2c, sony ilca77m2q, sony ilca77m2ce, sony ilca77m2qc, canon ilca77m2q, canon ilca77m2c, sony ilca77m2cec, sony ilca77m2qce, canon ilca77m2qc, canon ilca77m2ce, sony ilca77m2qcec, canon ilca77m2qce, canon ilca77m2cec, canon ilca77m2qcec
Barcodes 00006536110215, 00027242846166, 04056572580422, 04905524857856, 04905524979237, 04905524979299

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