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Sony Alpha A77

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A top of the range and multi award winning SLR camera, with an spectacularly high 24.3MP megapixels but representing only moderate value for money
SLR 24.3MP 6000 X 4000 Pixels CMOS Jan 2015
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Sony Alpha A77 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A77 number 215 across all digital cameras.
95
Reviews
440 Reviews + 26 Awards
53
Value for Money
Average
94
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Age
3 Years Old
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has great expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this 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. Praktica 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 cameras 2018.
Customers report good picture quality, product quality and a good screen / viewfinder.
The Alpha A77 has some great features:
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
Built to keep delivering serious images
It's all in the detail
World's fastest continuous shooting
Total control over your image
Amazing HD movies
Tough, durable performance

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 316 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 335 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 331 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

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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 104mm deep and weighs 647g.

Sony Alpha A77 front dimensions
Sony Alpha A77 size in context

Sony Alpha A77 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

26 Industry Awards

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

This Sony digital camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by websites Log.com.tr, Digitaltrends.com, Camcorderinfo.com, Reviewed.com, PC Mag and Photoreview.com.au all of whom decided that this camera was brilliant.

Six additional expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this digital camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews, M3.idg.se, Akam.no, Gagadget.com and Techradar and it received an "Especially Recommended" award from Lydogbilde.no.

The experts at four other expert review sites all decided that this camera was very good. This digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both Camera Labs and Ephotozine, Lydogbillede.dk gave it an "Especially Recommended 5 Star" award and Ljudochbild.se gave it an "Especially Recommended" award.

Three additional expert review sites all thought that this Sony digital camera was very good. This camera received a Buy-N-Shoot.com "Platinum" award and website What Digital Camera thought that it was excellent and gave it a "Gold" award. This Sony 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 decided that this camera was very good. This Sony camera received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com, it received an "Essential" award from PhotographyBlog.com and it received a "Test Winner" award from Magnus.de.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 66 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this camera is 87%. This puts this digital camera in the top 11% of all the digital cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 374 user reviews this camera has a terrific overall user rating. 209 reviewers (78% of all reviewers) gave this 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 Good Picture Quality

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

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

19 people who reviewed the product concluded that it was good quality.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Eight owners wrote that this digital camera had a good viewfinder and three customers reckoned that it had a good screen.

Users Report Nice Design

Nine customers wrote in their reviews that it was good looking and three people wrote in their reviews that it was ergonomic.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

24 people said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus and six customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens.

Users Report Superior Technical Features

Nine people who reviewed the Sony Alpha A77 agreed 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
  • This camera was perfect for it with all its advanced features including image stabilization…
    Cbis (Walmart.com) - November 2014
  • The menu system is not the most intuitive and there is a bit of a learning curve when it comes to setting more advanced features…
    Nessy76 (Amazon.co.uk) - September 2016
  • So many great features, especially handheld twilight…
    BillBob (Bestbuy.com) - November 2015
  • This camera is packed with features for both the advanced amateur photographer…
  • Love most of the features on this camera, my only complaint is the auto focus is not always sharp…
  • There are great features as well…
  • Many, many more features is more than enough to make me a digital viewfinder convert…
    LynnP (Walmart.com) - October 2014

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 22,092 expert and owner reviews (including 7,416 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Battery Life

Six people who reviewed the Sony Alpha A77 agreed that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Five owners who bought this digital camera wrote that it was good for video recording.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

10 owners who bought this digital camera considered that it was easy to use, five owners who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus and four people who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Users Report That it is Robust

13 people who bought the Sony Alpha A77 concluded that it was well made and three customers said in their reviews that it was strong and durable.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Nine owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Acceptable Noise Level

Three owners who reviewed this digital camera said that it was quiet.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was a good body shape.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old, and at £229.00 it is in the most expensive 19% 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 £229.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,089.99 (£1,511.71).

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony camera has been on the market since January 2015.

Features

6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Sony Alpha A77 is 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The worst resolution of all cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Alpha A77 of 24.3MP is in the highest 4% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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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 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The Alpha A77's maximum ISO sensitivity of 51,200 is higher than 95% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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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 Sony Alpha A77 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavier Than Average

The lightest digital camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Alpha A77's weight of 647g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 8% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Alpha A77 does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth noting that 95% of digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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

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

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Alpha A77 features brightness adjustment. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1440 x 1080|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Alpha A77 features contrast adjustment. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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530 Battery Life

The Alpha A77 is a camera that takes 530 shots battery life.

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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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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolutions of cameras range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The Alpha A77's display resolution of 1,230,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 94% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Alpha A77 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Alpha A77 has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 86% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Alpha A77 features noise reduction, unlike 91% of cameras which do not feature noise reduction.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Alpha A77 has a carrying case. 88% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Alpha A77 has a vari-angle LCD display. 83% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Alpha A77 features multi burst mode. 87% of cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Sony Alpha A77 of 4x is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 21% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Sony Alpha A77 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Alpha A77 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 87% of digital cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Alpha A77 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 69% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Alpha A77 features flash exposure compensation. 78% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Features Album Organization

The Alpha A77 features album organization, which is unusual. 95% of digital cameras do not feature album organization.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Alpha A77 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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3D

The Alpha A77 is 3D, which is unusual. 90% of cameras are not 3D.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Sony Alpha A77 features saturation adjustment, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Alpha A77 supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Live View

The Alpha A77 supports live view, unlike 83% of cameras which do not support live view.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Sony Alpha A77 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Very Fast Flash Recharging Time

Across all the cameras the flash recharging times range from 1s to 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.5s. The flash recharging time of the Alpha A77 of only 3s is faster than 93% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Alpha A77 has an anti-dust function, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Alpha A77's display diagonal of 3" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 41% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Sony Alpha A77 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 72% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony alphailca77m2, sony ilca77m2qcec, sony ilca77m2qgbl, sony ilca77m2gbl, sony w18135mm, sony slta77vq, sony hvlf58am, sony vgc77am, sony w1855mm, slta77vcee4, slta77vcee5, slta77vceh, sony a77ii

Barcodes:

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