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Sony SLT-A77
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Sony SLT-A77 Digital Camera

SLR 24.3MP CMOS Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 13,635 expert and owner reviews, Sony has good ratings for its cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its SLR digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers.

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Sony SLT-A77 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of this type and age do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price], or the Canon EOS 6D[plb_1609271_price].

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Fairly High Megapixel

The Sony SLT-A77 has a fairly high megapixel (24.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the SLT-A77. Across all the cameras of this type and age the megapixels range from 4MP to 52MP.

There are a number of alternative 24.3MP digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including the Sony Alpha SLT-A77[plb_1512851_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The SLT-A77 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the SLT-A77 do not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video and we think the Alpha A77 II[pl_2266405_price], and the NEX-6Y[pl_1609287_price] both from Sony or the Pentax K-5 IIs[plb_1716817_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the SLT-A77 supports video capability.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support video capability to this digital camera and we think the Pentax K-5 IIs[plb_1716817_price], the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price], and the Canon EOS 6D[plb_1609271_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony SLT-A77 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the SLT-A77 also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Alpha A77 II[pl_2266405_price], or the NEX-6Y[pl_1609287_price] both from Sony or the Pentax K-5 IIs[plb_1716817_price].

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Alpha SLT-A77[pl_1512851_price], or the NEX-6Y[pl_1609287_price] both from Sony or the Canon EOS 6D[plb_1609271_price] which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

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 actually the best viewfinder amongst all cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SLT-A77.

An Electronic viewfinder type is the worst viewfinder amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the SLT-A77 is more than most SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SLT-A77. The image formats supporteds "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of 24.7 megapixels, the SLT-A77 has a quite many total megapixels compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the SLT-A77. The average total megapixels of digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the SLT-A77 is 20MP, and the total megapixelss range from 10MP to 53MP.

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The Sony SLT-A77 has a greater number of photo effects than most SLR digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera has a Neutral photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on cameras that have been around for more than two years. The photo effectss "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 camera has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital 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 around for more than two years.

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

The SLT-A77 has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than most cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most cameras of a comparable age and type to it have a ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. The best flash exposure correction of all cameras that have been around for more than two years is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) and the worst is ±1EV (1/3 EV step).

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Has One Image Editing

The number of image editing modes found on the SLT-A77 is more than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a Rotating image editing, which is the most frequently found image editing found on SLR digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The SLT-A77 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most SLR digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the SLT-A77. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Supports Nine ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the SLT-A77 is more than most SLR digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Sony camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by SLR digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SLT-A77. The ISO sensitivitys "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The SLT-A77 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on cameras of this age and spec. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus" and "Spot Auto Focus" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Sony SLT-A77 is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. The most commonly supported camera file system is DCF 2, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DPOF 1.1 and Exif 2.3 are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The SLT-A77 has a greater number of power sources than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by digital cameras of this age and spec.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The SLT-A77 does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the D600[pl_2079663_price], or the D750[pl_2497138_price] both from Nikon or the Canon EOS 6D[plb_1609271_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The SLT-A77 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The SLT-A77 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the SLT-A77 also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 2 times zoom factor, the SLT-A77 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the SLR digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SLT-A77 the digital zooms range from 0.71x to 14x, and the average digital zoom is 4.1x.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Sony Alpha A77 II[plb_2266405_price] (4x) which is also higher rated.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the SLT-A77 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this type and age. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Manual", "Pre-flash", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

At only 25 frames per second, the SLT-A77 has a fairly low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SLT-A77. Across all the cameras of a comparable age and spec to the SLT-A77 the motion JPEG frame rates range from 3fps to 60fps.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Sony SLT-A77 is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Sony camera has a Manual shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on SLR digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The shooting modes "Auto" is also found on this camera.

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Very Long Flash Sync-Speed

SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to the SLT-A77 have flash sync-speeds of between 0.0031s and 3s. The flash sync-speed of the SLT-A77 of 3 seconds is one of the longest amongst SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony SLT-A77

Released Over Three Years Ago

This SLR camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Display Diagonal

The SLT-A77 has a relatively average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Other 3" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include the Alpha SLT-A77[pl_1512851_price], or the NEX-6Y[pl_1609287_price] both from Sony or the Canon EOS 6D[plb_1609271_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the D600[pl_2079663_price] (3.2"), or the D750[pl_2497138_price] (3.2") both from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 653 grams, the SLT-A77 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the SLT-A77.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 653g cameras currently available including the Sony Alpha SLT-A77[plb_1512851_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This digital camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and type to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that support an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the Alpha SLT-A77[pl_1512851_price], the NEX-6Y[pl_1609287_price], and the Alpha SLT-A77[pl_1512851_price] all from Sony which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this SLR camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Canon EOS 6D[plb_1609271_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Album Organization
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Panorama
Mass Storage Class Compliant
Digital SLR
Display Tilting

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Product Identifiers

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