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Sony Alpha A77 Digital Camera

£1,927.00
£949.00 £978.00 cheaper than 63 days ago
SLR 24.3MP CMOS 4x Jan 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Good brand
Supports video recording
Supports Wi-Fi
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Reviews

Good Brand

Based on 23,306 user and expert reviews (including 7,110 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its digital cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its high megapixel cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was January 2015 when this camera was released.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Alpha A77 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Alpha A77 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

We compared all the other cameras which support Full HD video to this camera and we think because of their better review scores, the Samsung NX300, and the Nikon P520 are also worth considering.

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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 digital cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Lumix DMC-TZ41, or the Lumix DMC-TZ40 both from Panasonic or the Canon IXUS 275 HS which all of have better reviews.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Alpha A77 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also support Wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including because of their better review scores, the NX1000, or the NX300 both from Samsung or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony Alpha A77 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Alpha A77 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the Canon EOS 7D (£579.99), the Samsung NX20, or the Sony DSC-HX60V (£198.99).

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Nikon D810A (£2,807) (3.2" and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 (4.7" and higher rated).

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Alpha A77 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 1,228,800 pixel, the Alpha A77 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera. The display resolutions (numeric) of similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera range from 1 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 810,000 pixels.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Alpha A77 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

Other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the Sony Alpha A5100L, the Samsung NX1100 (£95), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A77 has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. In addition, this Sony camera have still image resolution(s) 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.

A 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) is actually the best still image resolution across all cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst still image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 640 x 360.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Alpha A77 has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution found on most high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to it. Across all high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera the best image resolution is 7360 x 4912 pixels and the worst is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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24.3 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 24.3 megapixels camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 24.3MP cameras and we think the Sony SLT-A99 (£1,284.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Sony digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the Nikon D810A (£2,807) (36.3MP and higher rated), or the Sigma SD1 Merrill (£799.99) (46MP and higher rated).

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Lens System

Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Alpha A77 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago. High megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago have digital zooms of between 2x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 34x.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, or the Sony ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm which both of have better reviews.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the DSC-HX90 (£298.99) (120x and higher rated), or the DSC-WX500 (£269) (120x and higher rated) both from Sony.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

At 36, the Alpha A77 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera. Similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 13.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera is 18mm and the longest is 1,600mm. The Alpha A77 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 82.5 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Sony Alpha A77 has a self-timer. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have a self-timer.

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Viewfinder

Very Large Viewfinder Screen Size

Cameras of this age and type have viewfinder screen sizes of between 0.2" and 0.5", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.37". At 0.5 inches, the Alpha A77 has a very large viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Camera

Features Contrast Adjustment

The Alpha A77 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Alpha A77 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Alpha A77 has an anti-dust function, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Has a Dioptre Correction

The Alpha A77 has a dioptre correction. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a dioptre correction.

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Supports Live View

The Alpha A77 supports live view. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also support live view.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Alpha A77 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Histogram

The Alpha A77 features histogram, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Sony Alpha A77 features voice recording. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony Alpha A77 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Alpha A77 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Alpha A77 has a batteries included, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Alpha A77 has an HDMI. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have an HDMI.

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Battery

480 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera take between 30 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Alpha A77 which takes 480 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Five ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Alpha A77 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "50", "12800", "25600" and "51200" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

With a weight of 647 grams, the Alpha A77 is quite heavy compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera. The average weight of cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera is 400g.

Alternative cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 (653g).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony alphailca77m2, sony ilca77m2qgbl, sony ilca77m2gbl, sony slta77vq, sony slta77vm, sony w18135mm, sony vgc77am, sony w1855mm, sony a77ii
Barcodes 00027242284050, 00027242284067, 00027242846166, 00027242879850, 00027242879867, 00617689595170, 03662362040062, 03662362040260, 03662362040338

Sony Alpha A77 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony Alpha A77 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,945 product attributes, 170,936 digital camera reviews and 3,219,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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