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Sony SLT-A77 Digital Camera

SLR 24.3MP CMOS Oct 2013
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27 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

On average Sony SLR digital cameras have good reviews as do all cameras built by Sony.

Has a GPS

has a GPS

Unlike most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years which do not have a GPS, the Sony SLT-A77 has a GPS.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a GPS to this camera and we think the Sony SLT-A65[plb_1620656_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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3D Compatible

The SLT-A77 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the SLT-A77 which are not 3D compatible.

We compared this camera to all the other 3D compatible digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-GF2[pl_584440_price], and the Lumix DMC-GF5[pl_1433511_price] both from Panasonic or the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SLT-A77 is 4MP, the highest is 52MP, and the average megapixel count is 18MP. With a megapixel count of 24.3 megapixels, the Sony SLT-A77 has a quite high megapixel count compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SLT-A77.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 24.3MP digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price], or the Sony ILCE-7[plb_2044892_price].

If this Sony camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon D800E[plb_2119188_price] (36.3MP and higher rated), or the Pentax 645Z[plb_2522250_price] (51.4MP and higher rated).

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the SLT-A77, the Sony SLT-A77 supports video recording.

Alternative digital cameras which support video recording currently available which you might want to consider include the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price], the Canon EOS 1100D[plb_1385668_price], or the Nikon D90[plb_1836503_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sony SLT-A77 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The SLT-A77 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other SLR digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SLT-A77.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price], or the Nikon D7100[plb_2082345_price].

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other digital cameras that support an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the SLT-A35[pl_964_price], the SLT-A57[pl_1611476_price], or the SLT-A35[pl_964_price] all from Sony.

If you would prefer a camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Nikon D5200[plb_1829432_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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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.

This digital camera's viewfinder (electrical) is in fact the best viewfinder amongst all SLR digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

The worst viewfinder amongst comparable types of digital camera is Electronic.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

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

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Supports Three Image Formats

The Sony SLT-A77 has a greater number of supported image formats than most SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Sony camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of this spec and age. The image formats "EXIF" and "RAW" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of 24.7 megapixels, the SLT-A77 has a fairly many total megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the SLT-A77. The total megapixel counts of SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 10MP to 53MP, and the average total megapixel count is 19MP.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The SLT-A77 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 SLR digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SLT-A77. The photo effects "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 typical of many cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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

The Sony 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 SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The worst flash exposure correction of all SLR digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the SLT-A77 is ±1EV (1/2 EV step) and the best is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the Sony SLT-A77 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the SLT-A77.

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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 typical of many digital cameras of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on 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 a Mini HDMI Connector

The SLT-A77 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras of this spec and age. This Sony digital camera has a Mini HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the SLT-A77 is more than most SLR digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on SLR digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

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

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H.264 Video Format

This digital camera supports an AVCHD|H.264|MP4|MPEG4 video format, which is the most commonly supported video format on SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the SLT-A77 is more than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus" is also featured on this Sony digital 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 similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Sony camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of this type and age. The camera file systems "Exif 2.3" and "RAW" are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Short Flash Recharging Time

Digital cameras of a similar age and type to the SLT-A77 have flash recharging times of between 1s and 5.5s. The SLT-A77 has a fairly short flash recharging time (only 3 seconds) compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The SLT-A77 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the SLT-A77 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think the D7100[pl_2082345_price], or the D5300[pl_2189436_price] both from Nikon which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the SLT-A77, the SLT-A77 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The SLT-A77 does not have an image stabiliser, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The SLT-A77 has a quite small digital zoom (only 2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SLT-A77. The average digital zoom of SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the SLT-A77 is 3.8x, and the digital zooms range from 0.71x to 14x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Sony SLT-A65[plb_1620656_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5[plb_1773329_price] (4x), the Sony ILCE-7[plb_2044892_price] (4x), or the Nikon D3300[plb_2113658_price] (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The SLT-A77 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Sony digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the SLT-A77. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

With a JPEG frame rate of only 25 frames per second, the SLT-A77 has one of the lower JPEG frame rates amongst SLR digital cameras of this age. The lowest JPEG frame rate of digital cameras of this spec and age is 3fps, the highest is 60fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 35fps.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modes

The SLT-A77 has a greater number of shooting modes than most SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has a Manual shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on cameras of a similar age and spec to the SLT-A77. The shooting mode "Auto" is also found on this Sony camera.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

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

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Very Long Flash Sync-Speed

With a flash sync-speed of 3 seconds, the SLT-A77 has a very long flash sync-speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the SLT-A77. The flash sync-speeds of SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as the SLT-A77 range from 0.0031s to 4s.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony SLT-A77

Released Over Three Years Ago

This SLR digital camera was released over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

The SLT-A77 has a pretty average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the SLT-A35[pl_964_price], or the NEX-6[pl_1609287_price] both from Sony or the Pentax K-5 II[plb_1452971_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the Df[pl_1740408_price] (3.2"), or the D4[pl_1998795_price] (3.2") both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 653 grams, the SLT-A77 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the SLT-A77.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think the SLT-A35[pl_964_price], and the SLT-A65[pl_1620656_price] both from Sony which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camera with a better sensor type then you might also want to consider the Nikon D3000[plb_993_price] (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Focal Length Range
Lens
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Auto Focus Point
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Noise Reduction
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
3D Compatible
GPS
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Album Organization
Histogram
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Live View
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Quick Start Guide
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Panorama Mode
Mass Storage Class Compliant
Digital SLR
Display Tilting

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Product Identifiers

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