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Sony Alpha A77 II Digital Camera

SLR 24.3MP CMOS Sep 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Count Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Ultra-high Resolution Exmor CMOS Sensor Enjoy an upgraded APS-C format sensor with 24.3 effective megapixels. Sensor offers 20% higher sensitivity than the previous model, for flawless, low-noise... More
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32 Reasons For

Good Brand

Sony is one of the better rated camera brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Sony also has good ratings for its SLR digital cameras.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Sony Alpha A77 II supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Alpha A77 II do not support WiFi connectivity.

Other cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the D7100 (£424.99), the D5300 (£269.10), or the D3200 (£192.99) all from Nikon.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of cameras of this spec and age is 18MP. With a megapixel count of 24.3 megapixels, the Alpha A77 II has a fairly high megapixel count compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha A77 II.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 24.3MP digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the D750 (£347.00), or the D600 (£469.00) both from Nikon.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth looking at include the Pentax 645Z (£5,491.31) (51.4MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Alpha A77 II supports Full HD video, as do most of the other SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A77 II.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35, and the Nikon D5300 (£269.10) is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Alpha A77 II has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the SLT-A35, or the SLT-A65 both from Sony or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Sony SLT-A35 (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Nikon D5300 (£269.10) (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 (£596.37) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Sony Alpha A77 II has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Alpha A77 II the digital zooms range from 0.71x to 14x, and the average digital zoom is 3.8x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Nikon D3300 (£222.30), the Sony ILCE-7 (£889.33), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Alpha A77 II has a wider light exposure correction than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha A77 II.

The worst light exposure correction across similar types of digital camera is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha A77 II have maximum ISO speeds of between 1,600 and 210,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 19,000. The Alpha A77 II has a very high maximum ISO speed (51,200) compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha A77 II.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Alpha A77 II has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this Sony camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this camera.

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Electrical Viewfinder

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 is in fact the best viewfinder amongst all cameras of a similar type and age to the Alpha A77 II.

The worst viewfinder across comparable types of camera is Electronic.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Alpha A77 II is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha A77 II. The image formats "EXIF" and "RAW" are also supported by this digital camera.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A77 II has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. This Sony digital camera also have still image resolutions of 4240 x 2832, 3008 x 2000, 6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2400, 3008 x 1688, 8192 x 1856, 3872 x 2160 and 12416 x 1856 and 5536 x 2160.

This camera's still image resolution (6000 x 4000) is actually the best still image resolution across all similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha A77 II.

A 480 x 480 still image resolution is the worst still image resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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Very High Display Resolution

When compared to other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years that we have checked, the Sony Alpha A77 II's display resolution of 2,359,296 pixels is one of the highest. The display resolutions of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1 pixels to 2,400,000 pixels.

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Very Large Viewfinder Screen Size

SLR digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Alpha A77 II have viewfinder screen sizes of between 0.2" and 0.5", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.45". When compared to other digital cameras of this type and age that we have assessed, the Alpha A77 II's viewfinder screen size of 0.5 inches is one of the largest.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The Alpha A77 II has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This digital camera has a Neutral photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on digital cameras of this age and type. The photo effects "Black&White", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 1,650 milliampere * hour, the Alpha A77 II has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst SLR digital cameras of this age. The battery capacities of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Alpha A77 II range from 720mAh to 2,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,300mAh.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it.

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

The Sony Alpha A77 II has a wider flash exposure correction than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, whereas most digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. Across all digital cameras of this spec and age the best flash exposure correction is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) and the worst is ±1EV (1/2 EV step).

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79 Auto Focus Points

79 auto focus points

Most cameras of a similar age and type to the Alpha A77 II have between 1 and 799 auto focus points, including the Sony Alpha A77 II which has 79 auto focus points.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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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 SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. 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 Modes

The Sony Alpha A77 II has a greater number of light exposure modes than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Sony camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on digital cameras of this age and type. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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Supports Five ISO Speeds

The Alpha A77 II has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Sony digital camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by digital cameras of this type and age. The ISO speeds "50", "12800", "25600" and "51200" are also supported by this camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

The shortest maximum focal length of SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha A77 II is 3mm, the longest is 320mm, and the average maximum focal length is 100mm. With a maximum focal length of 202.5 millimeters, the Alpha A77 II has a fairly long maximum focal length compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha A77 II.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Alpha A77 II is more than most SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Alpha A77 II. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus" is also featured on this Sony camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Alpha A77 II has a greater number of camera file systems than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Alpha A77 II. The camera file system "Exif 2.3" is also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

With a flash sync-speed of only 0.004 seconds, the Sony Alpha A77 II has one of the shorter flash sync-speeds amongst digital cameras of this age. The shortest flash sync-speed of SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A77 II is 0.0031s and the longest is 4s.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

The smallest minimum ISO speed of SLR digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 50 and the biggest is 200. At only 50, the Sony Alpha A77 II has a fairly small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A77 II.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Alpha A77 II does not support video recording, unlike most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support video recording including the Sony SLT-A35, the Canon EOS 1100D, or the Nikon D90 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Alpha A77 II does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Alpha A77 II also do not have a GPS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS and we think the Nikon D7100 (£424.99) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most SLR digital cameras that came out more than two years ago are not 3D compatible. The Alpha A77 II is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Lumix DMC-GF2, or the Lumix DMC-GF5 both from Panasonic or the Sony SLT-A35.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha A77 II, the Sony Alpha A77 II is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago do not have an image stabiliser. The Alpha A77 II is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Alpha A77 II is more than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Sony camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on SLR digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Sony Alpha A77 II is more than most cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Sony camera has a Manual shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Auto", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this camera.

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Only Supports Four Audio Formats

The Alpha A77 II has a greater number of audio formats than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently supported audio format is PCM, but this audio format is not supported by this Sony digital camera. The audio formats AAC, AC3, LC-AAC and MP4 are also supported by this camera.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

Cameras of a comparable type and age to the Alpha A77 II have closest focusing distances of between 0.18m and 0.5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.32m. The Alpha A77 II has one of the larger closest focusing distances (0.45 meters) amongst SLR digital cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony Alpha A77 II

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this camera was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Sony Alpha A77 II has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Alpha A77 II.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Sony SLT-A35, the Olympus PEN E-P3, and the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 (£219.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the Nikon D750 (£347.00) (3.2"), or the Pentax 645Z (£5,491.31) (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 647 grams, the Alpha A77 II has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think the SLT-A35, and the SLT-A65 both from Sony or the Nikon D4 (£4,689.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this Sony camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon D3000 (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
HDMI Port
Microphone in Socket
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Multi-Shot Mode
Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Anti-Dust Function
Camera File System
Live View
Tripod Mount
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Diopter Adjustment
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Battery Included
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker
Self-Timer
Viewfinder
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Wireless LAN Type
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Special Features

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ilca77m2, sony a77, sony a77i, sony w1855, sony a77m2, sony vgc77, sony a77ii, sony vgc77a, sony w1855m, sony w18135, sony slta77, sony vgc77am, sony w1855mm, sony w18135m, sony slta77v, sony slta77vm, sony ilca77m2, sony w18135mm, sony slta77vq, sony ilca77m2q, sony ilca77m2g, sony ilca77m2qg, sony ilca77m2gb, sony ilca77m2gbl, sony ilca77m2qgb, sony ilca77m2qgbl, sony alphailca77m2
Barcodes 00027242284050, 00027242284067, 00027242846166, 00027242879850, 00027242879867, 00616320864712, 00617689593541, 00617689595170, 04056572580422, 04905524806984, 04905524979237, 04905524979299, 04905524979305, 05013493251915, 08029276078058

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