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Sony Alpha A77

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Sony Alpha A77 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A77 number 187 across all digital cameras.
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392 Reviews + 26 Awards
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Why Has it Scored 64?

It has great expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 26 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Log.com.tr plus five other sites and a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews plus five other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good screen / viewfinder, good product quality and nice design.
The Alpha A77 has some great features:
Quite high megapixels sensor
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Fairly high ISO sensitivity (max)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 181 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for sports photography, ranking number 167 in sports photography cameras as well being excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 164 in portrait photography cameras.
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Sony Alpha A77 Video Reviews


How Big is the Sony Alpha A77?

The Sony Alpha A77 is 142.6mm wide and 80.9mm tall. It is 104.2mm deep and weighs 647g.

Sony Alpha A77 front dimensions

Sony Alpha A77 size in context

Sony Alpha A77 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

26 Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras, this Sony camera is one of the most highly awarded.

This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from websites Log.com.tr, Digitaltrends.com, Camcorderinfo.com, Reviewed.com, PC Mag and Photoreview.com.au all of whom said that this digital camera was exceptional.

This Sony digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by websites Trusted Reviews, M3.idg.se, Akam.no, Lydogbilde.no, Gagadget.com and Techradar all of whom concluded that this camera was very good.

The writers at websites Camera Labs, Ephotozine, Lydogbillede.dk and Ljudochbild.se all strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

In addition, this camera received a Buy-N-Shoot.com "Platinum" award and it received a "Gold" award from review website What Digital Camera. This digital camera also received a "Silver" award from website DP Review.

01net.com gave this digital camera a "5 Star" award, it received an "Essential" award from PhotographyBlog.com and it received a "Test Winner" award from Magnus.de.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Sony camera is 87% based on 66 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and Ephotozine. That puts this camera in the top 10% of all the digital cameras.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

Owners have rated this camera as excellent 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 a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Seven owners mentioned that it had a good viewfinder and three people agreed that it had a good screen.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

15 customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was good quality.

Users Report Nice Design

Eight owners mentioned in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A77 was good looking and three people who bought it agreed that it was ergonomic.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

32 customers considered that it was able to produce good images, six owners said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution and five people who reviewed it thought it had a good image sensor. two owners who bought it reckoned that it was good in low light.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

22 customers who bought the Sony Alpha A77 considered that it had a good autofocus and three customers who reviewed this digital camera said that it had a good lens.

Sony Has Very Good Camera Reviews

Based on 32,324 owner and expert reviews (including 10,628 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its digital cameras. Sony also has very good reviews specifically within its digital cameras range compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Technical Features

Eight people who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it 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
  • So many great features, especially handheld twilight…
    BillBob (Bestbuy.com) - November 2015
  • 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…
  • 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 agreed that the product was well made and three people said in their reviews that it was strong and durable.

Users Report Excellent Battery Life

Six customers said that the Sony Alpha A77 had a good battery life.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Eight people agreed that this digital camera was easy to use, four owners reckoned that the Sony Alpha A77 was comfortable and easy to hold and three owners who bought this digital camera concluded that it was easy to use the menus.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Eight people agreed that it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Four customers said in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A77 was good for video recording.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Two customers who purchased the product wrote that it was a good body shape.

Customers Report Acceptable Noise Level

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was quiet.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old, and at £824.73 it is more expensive than 86% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony Alpha A77 and the United Kingdom price of £824.73 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $999.99 (£1,301.79).

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Features

Quite High Megapixels Sensor

The average megapixels of all digital cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP. The Sony Alpha A77's sensor megapixels of 24.3MP is in the highest 4% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Alpha A77 has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Sony Alpha A77 of 51,200 is in the highest 4% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Alpha A77 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavy

The weights of cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Alpha A77's weight of 647g is in the heaviest 7% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Sony Alpha A77 of 4x is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Sony Alpha A77 supports Full HD video, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony Alpha A77 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 84% of digital cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Alpha A77 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 88% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This Sony camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Alpha A77 has a self-timer. 82% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Sony Alpha A77 has an anti-dust function, unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not have an anti-dust function.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Alpha A77 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 72% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 590,000 pixels, with the lowest being 3 pixels and the highest being 16,000,000 pixels. The Alpha A77's display resolution of 1,230,000 pixels is in the highest 4% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Alpha A77 supports dioptic correction, unlike 90% of cameras which do not support dioptic correction.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Alpha A77 of 3" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The Alpha A77 supports a maximum still image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. This camera also supports still image resolutions of 12416 x 1856 pixels, 6000 x 3376 pixels, 8192 x 1856 pixels plus 6 more values. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Alpha A77 features brightness adjustment. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Sony Alpha A77 features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Sony Alpha A77 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Sony Alpha A77 features saturation adjustment. 88% of digital cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Supports Live View

The Sony Alpha A77 supports live view. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Fairly Large Viewfinder Screen Size

Across all the digital cameras the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.17" to 8", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.41". The viewfinder screen size of the Alpha A77 of 0.5" is in the largest 3% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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480 Battery Life

Most digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life, including the Alpha A77 which takes 480 battery life.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released in January 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony camera18135mm, sony ilca77m2qgbl, sony ilca77m2gbl, sony w18135mm, sony slta77vm, sony slta77vq, sony w1855mm, sony vgc77am, sony a77ii
Barcodes 00027242284050, 00027242284067, 00027242846166, 00027242879850, 00027242879867, 00617689595170, 03662362040062, 03662362040260, 03662362040338

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