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Sony SLT-A77
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Sony SLT-A77 Digital Camera

SLR 24.3MP CMOS Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Sony has good average reviews for its SLR cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range.

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

Unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the SLT-A77 which do not have a GPS (satellite), the SLT-A77 has a GPS (satellite).

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 6D ($1,145.00) is also worth considering.

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Quite High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 24.3 megapixels, the SLT-A77 has one of the higher megapixels amongst SLR cameras of this age. The average megapixel of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the SLT-A77 is 18MP, and the megapixels range from 4MP to 52MP.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the SLT-A77 which do not support Full HD video, the SLT-A77 supports Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony NEX-6L/B, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 ($999.00), and the Pentax K-5 II ($709.95) is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Sony SLT-A77 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support video capability currently available including the Canon EOS 6D ($1,145.00), or the Pentax K-5 II ($709.95) which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony SLT-A77 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider include the Sony NEX-6L/B, the Canon EOS 6D ($1,145.00), or the Pentax K-5 II ($709.95) which has better reviews.

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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 cameras of this type and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other cameras that support an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the NEX-6L/B, and the NEX-6L/B both from Sony is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this SLR digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Canon EOS 6D ($1,145.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Olympus OM-D E-M1 ($999.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

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

Alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Pentax K-5 II ($709.95), the Canon EOS 6D ($1,145.00), or the Sony NEX-6L/B.

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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 actually the best viewfinder amongst all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the SLT-A77.

An Electronic viewfinder type is the worst viewfinder across similar types of digital camera.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The SLT-A77 has a greater number of supported image formats than most SLR cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by SLR cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SLT-A77. The image formats supporteds "EXIF" and "RAW" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

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

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

The least total megapixels of SLR cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 10MP, the most is 53MP, and the average total megapixels is 19MP. With a total megapixels of 24.7 megapixels, the SLT-A77 has one of the more total megapixelss amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The SLT-A77 has a greater number of photo effects than most SLR cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has a Neutral photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the SLT-A77. The photo effectss "Black&White", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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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 commonly found light exposure correction on comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The SLT-A77 has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most SLR cameras that were released around the same time as it. Most SLR cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 5184 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This camera's image resolution (6000 x 4000 pixels) is actually the best image resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the SLT-A77.

A 3888 x 2592 pixels maximum image resolution is the worst image resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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

The SLT-A77 has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than most SLR cameras that were released around the same time as it. Most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have a ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. The best flash exposure correction of all cameras of this age and type is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) and the worst is ±1EV (1/3 EV step).

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Has One Image Editing

The number of image editing modes found on the Sony SLT-A77 is more than most SLR cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera has a Rotating image editing, which is the most commonly found image editing found on digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. 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 Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Sony SLT-A77 is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Sony camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on cameras of this age and type. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Mini HDMI Connector Type

The SLT-A77 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most SLR cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This digital camera has a Mini HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on SLR cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SLT-A77.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The SLT-A77 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of this age and type. The ISO sensitivitys "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "12800" are also supported by this digital camera.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This camera supports an AVCHD|H.264|MP4|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported on cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the SLT-A77 is more than most comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SLT-A77. The auto focusing (AF) modes "Continuous Auto Focus" is also featured on this Sony camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

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

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the SLT-A77 is more than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SLT-A77.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The SLT-A77 does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SLT-A77 also do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at including the Canon EOS 6D ($1,145.00), the Olympus OM-D E-M1 ($999.00), or the Nikon D750 ($1,409.95) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The SLT-A77 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The SLT-A77 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SLT-A77 also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 2 times zoom factor, the Sony SLT-A77 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the SLT-A77. Across all the cameras of this type and age the digital zooms range from 0.71x to 14x, and the average digital zoom is 4.2x.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

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

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

With a motion JPEG frame rate of only 25 frames per second, the SLT-A77 has one of the lower motion JPEG frame rates amongst SLR cameras of this age. Cameras of this age and spec have motion JPEG frame rates of between 3fps and 60fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 38fps.

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Sony SLT-A77 has a greater number of audio formats than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is PCM, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the SLT-A77 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Sony camera has a Manual shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on cameras of a similar type and age to the SLT-A77. The shooting modes "Auto" is also found on this camera.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The SLT-A77 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 5.6) amongst cameras of this age. Similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the SLT-A77 have maximum aperture numbers of between 3.5 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 19.

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Very Long Flash Sync-Speed

Across all the SLR cameras that are a similar age to the SLT-A77 the flash sync-speeds range from 0.00012s to 3s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.56s. The flash sync-speed of the SLT-A77 of 3 seconds is one of the longest amongst digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony SLT-A77

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Sony digital camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the SLT-A77 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other SLR cameras that came out around the same time as the SLT-A77.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think the Pentax K-5 II ($709.95), the Canon EOS 6D ($1,145.00), and the Sony NEX-6L/B which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Nikon D750 ($1,409.95) (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The SLT-A77 has a relatively standard weight (653 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the SLT-A77.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
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
Flash Guide Number
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Album Organization
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Panorama
Mass Storage Class Compliant
Digital SLR
Display Tilting

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Product Identifiers

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