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Sony SLT-A77

A multi award winning and fully featured 24.3 megapixel digital camera
SLR 24.3MP CMOS Black Oct 2013
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Sony SLT-A77 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Sony SLT-A77 as follows for Summary.
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408 Reviews + 26 Awards
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Poor
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Good Features
Overall Score
46
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 46?

It has great expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report excellent design, good lens quality and excellent product quality. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly high megapixel
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Heavy
Quite small digital zoom

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the SLT-A77 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is good for everyday photography. It is also mediocre for sports photography as well being mediocre for landscape photography.
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Sony SLT-A77 Video Reviews


How Big is the Sony SLT-A77?

The Sony SLT-A77 is 142.6mm wide and 80.9mm tall. It is 104mm deep and weighs 653g.

Sony SLT-A77 front dimensions

Sony SLT-A77 size in context

Sony SLT-A77 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

25 Industry Awards

Amongst cameras, this camera is one of the most awarded by experts in digital cameras.

The experts at six expert review sites all thought that this Sony camera was excellent and gave it their highest award. This digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from Log.com.tr, Digitaltrends.com, Camcorderinfo.com, Reviewed.com, PC Mag and Photoreview.com.au.

Review websites Trusted Reviews, M3.idg.se, Akam.no, Lydogbilde.no and Gagadget.com all decided that concluded that they would recommend this digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The editors of four additional expert review sites all decided that this camera was great. Camera Labs and Ephotozine both gave this Sony camera a "Highly Recommended" award, Lydogbillede.dk gave it an "Especially Recommended 5 Star" award and it received an "Especially Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se.

Another three expert review sites all thought that this Sony camera was very good. This camera received a "Platinum" award from website Buy-N-Shoot.com who said it was exceptional and it received a What Digital Camera "Gold" award. This digital camera also received a "Silver" award from review website DP Review who thought it was great.

The authors at three additional expert review sites all concluded that this Sony digital camera was very good. 01net.com gave this camera a "5 Star" award, PhotographyBlog.com gave it an "Essential" award and it received a "Test Winner" award from Magnus.de.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 67 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com this camera has an overall expert rating of 87%. That puts this Sony camera in the top 10% of all the digital cameras.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this digital camera rated this digital camera as brilliant on average. Over 76% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 94% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Excellent Design

Eight people who reviewed the product thought it was good looking and three people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was ergonomic.

Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Three people who reviewed the Sony SLT-A77 said that it was noisy.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

22 customers said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus and four owners who purchased it agreed that it had a good lens.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

15 people who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

33 customers thought the product was able to produce good images, seven people said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution and five owners said in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. two owners said in their reviews that it was good in low light.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Eight people who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it had a good viewfinder and three customers said in their reviews that it had a good screen.

Sony Has Very Good Camera Reviews

We checked 29,814 expert and user reviews (including 10,342 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has very good reviews specifically within its cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Technical Features

Eight customers wrote that this digital camera had good features.

  • Sublime ergonomics, boldly innovative and brimming with features.
    Alphr.com November 2012
  • There are lots of useful features to help make you a better photographer…
    Ray (Bhphotovideo.com) - December 2014
  • This camera was perfect for it with all its advanced features including image stabilization…
    Cbis (Walmart.com) - November 2014
  • Many, many more features is more than enough to make me a digital viewfinder convert…
    LynnP (Walmart.com) - October 2014
  • This camera is packed with features for both the advanced amateur photographer…
  • So many great features, especially handheld twilight…
    BillBob (Bestbuy.com) - November 2015
  • There are great features as well…
  • Love most of the features on this camera, my only complaint is the auto focus is not always sharp…

Users Report it is Robust

12 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made and three customers who purchased it concluded that it was strong and durable.

Customers Report Superior Battery Life

Six owners who bought the Sony SLT-A77 agreed that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Eight owners who bought the product reckoned that it was easy to use, four people who reviewed it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold and three customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Five owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good for video recording.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Eight people wrote in their reviews that the Sony SLT-A77 was good value for money.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Two people who purchased the product reckoned that it was a good body shape.


Features

Fairly High Megapixel

Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP. The Sony SLT-A77 has a very high megapixel (24.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The SLT-A77 has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras. Cameras maximum image resolutions range from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 7680 x 5120 pixels (best).

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Heavy

With a weight of 653 grams, the SLT-A77 is quite heavy compared to most of the other digital cameras. The average weight of cameras is 300g, and the weights range from 1g to 1.5kg.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The SLT-A77 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Sony SLT-A77 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras. Across all the cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9".

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The SLT-A77 has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony SLT-A77 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Album Organization

The Sony SLT-A77 features album organization. Most of the other cameras also feature album organization.

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Supports Live View

The SLT-A77 supports live view. Most of the other cameras also support live view.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Sony SLT-A77 features noise reduction. Most of the other cameras also feature noise reduction.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

Cameras have digital zooms of between 0.72x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. When compared to other digital cameras that we have checked, the digital zoom of the Sony SLT-A77 of only 2 times zoom factor is one of the smallest.

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3D

The SLT-A77 is 3D, as are most of the other cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The SLT-A77 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras also support video capability.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

At only 5.6, the SLT-A77 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras. The smallest maximum aperture number of cameras is 1.8, the largest is 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11.

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530 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The SLT-A77 is a digital camera that takes 530 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Has an HDMI Port

The Sony SLT-A77 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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4240 X 2832 Still Image Resolution

The SLT-A77 has a 4240 x 2832 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have a still image resolution(s) of 3008 x 2000 and 1920 x 1080. Cameras still image resolution(s) range from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 (worst) to 6016 x 4000 (best).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the SLT-A77 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras. In addition, this Sony camera support a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels. 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. The best video resolution of all cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The SLT-A77 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The SLT-A77 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras also support Full HD video.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the cameras the display resolutions (numeric) range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels. At 921,600 pixels, the SLT-A77 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The SLT-A77 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was October 2013 when this camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon ilca77m2cec, sony ilca77m2cec, sony slta77v, sony 77m2

Barcodes:

00017353242230, 00027242833067, 00027242833074, 04905524806847, 04905524806885, 04905524806892, 04905524806908, 04905524806984, 04905524806991, 04905524807004, 04905524807073, 04905524807080, 04905524887075, 04905524950755, 04905524950762, 04905524979237

Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony SLT-A77

Vastly lighter
Larger maximum aperture number
2x lower megapixel
Lighter
Expert reviews are a little better
2x bigger digital zoom
Lower display resolution (numeric)
Significantly lighter
Slightly better expert reviews
Bigger digital zoom
Significantly lower display resolution (numeric)

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