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Sony Alpha A77 II Digital Camera

SLR 24.3MP CMOS 4x Apr 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Good brand
Supports video recording
Supports Wi-Fi
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Good Brand

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


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Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the Alpha A77 II in April 2014.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Sony Alpha A77 II supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Alpha A77 II supports Full HD video. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also support Full HD video.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Samsung NX300, or the Nikon P520 which both of have better reviews.

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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 comparable type and age to it.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony Alpha A77 II has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 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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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Sony Alpha A77 II has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, or the Nikon S9400.

If this Sony camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Alpha A5100 (£310) (8x and higher rated), or the Alpha A5100L (8x and higher rated) both from Sony.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Alpha A77 II supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago also support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi to this camera and we think because of their better review scores, the NX1000, and the NX300 both from Samsung or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 are also worth considering.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Alpha A77 II supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Sony Alpha A77 II has a relatively standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think because of their better review scores, the D3300 (£460.51), and the D5200 (£279.99) both from Nikon or the Canon EOS 7D (£579.99) are also worth considering.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the D5500 (£389) (3.2" and higher rated), or the D810A (£2,807) (3.2" and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Pentax 645Z (£6,599) (3.2" and higher rated).

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Sony Alpha A77 II has a very high display resolution (numeric) (2,359,296 pixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1 pixels and the highest is 6,300,000 pixels.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Alpha A77 II has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony Alpha A77 II has an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at including the Sony DSC-HX200V, or the Nikon S9400 which both of have better reviews.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Alpha A77 II has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. Most high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this 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 comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A77 II has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras of this type and age 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 digital camera.

We compared this camera to all the other 24.3MP digital cameras and we think because of their better review scores, the Nikon D600 (£913.70), and the Sony NEX-7 are also worth considering.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the ILCE-7R (36.3MP and higher rated), or the Alpha A7R (36.3MP and higher rated) both from Sony or the Sigma DP2 Quattro (£579.99) (29MP and higher rated).

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Alpha A77 II has a self-timer, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Viewfinder

Quite Large Viewfinder Screen Size

At 0.5 inches, the Alpha A77 II has a fairly large viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The viewfinder screen sizes of high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera range from 0.2" to 0.5", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.37".

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Camera

Features Contrast Adjustment

The Alpha A77 II features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

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

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

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

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Has a Dioptre Correction

The Alpha A77 II has a dioptre correction, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Supports Live View

The Alpha A77 II supports live view, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Sony Alpha A77 II features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Histogram

The Sony Alpha A77 II features histogram. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Sony Alpha A77 II features voice recording, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Alpha A77 II has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

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

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Has a Batteries Included

The Alpha A77 II has a batteries included. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Alpha A77 II has an HDMI. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have an HDMI.

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Battery

480 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Alpha A77 II is a digital camera that takes 480 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Five ISO Sensitivities

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

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

With a weight of 647 grams, the Alpha A77 II is fairly heavy compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera. The weights of cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera range from 90g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 400g.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 (653g).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony ilca77m2qgbl, sony w18135mm, sony slta77vm, sony slta77vq, sony vgc77am, sony w1855mm, sony a77ii
Barcodes 00027242284050, 00027242846166, 00027242879850, 00027242879867, 04905524979299, 04905524979305, 05013493251915, 08029276078058

Sony Alpha A77 II Review Sources

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