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Sony Alpha A77 review

24Mp and a groundbreaking viewfinder, bring it on!

Sony alpha a77 review

PANORAMA: As ever, Sony's Sweep Panorama mode proves itself to be excellent: easy to use and capable of producing some very pleasing results.

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Sony alpha a77 review

LOW LIGHT: Low-light performance from the Sony Alpha A77 is pretty good when images are reviewed alone, only falling a little short when comparing them to the competition.

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Sony alpha a77 review

SUNSET: The gorgeous colours in this sunset image demonstrate the Sony Alpha A77's ability to record faithful hues with just enough saturation.

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Sony alpha a77 review

SHARP: Detail and sharpness in JPEGs taken straight out of the camera are both very pleasing.

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MANUAL: The Sony Alpha A77's manual controls allow plenty of scope for creativity.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital SLT Camera with Lens
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution24.3 Megapixel
GPSYes
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeNo
Product Familyalpha A
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedMemory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Eye-Fi Card
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom3.1x
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameSony
FeaturesLive View, Self-timer, Face Detection, Smile Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, 3D Panorama
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4 AVC, AVCHD
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)653 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
Image Sensor Size23.50 mm x 15.60 mm
Maximum Image Resolution6000 x 4000
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height104 mm
Width142.6 mm
Depth80.9 mm
Product SeriesA
Focal Length16 mm to 50 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW, MPO
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelSLT-A77
Product NameA77 Translucent Mirror Interchangeable Lens Camera
Product Linealpha
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberSLTA77VQ.CEH
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information

Step up to new levels of imaging quality, performance and handling to meet the demands of serious photo enthusiasts. Capture flawless images and Full HD video, with class-leading responsiveness and immense creative control.

Package Contents
  • A77 Translucent Mirror Interchangeable Lens Camera
  • BC-VM10A Battery Charger
  • Power Cord
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NPFM500H
  • USB Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Body Cap
  • Accessory Shoe Cap
  • Eyecup
  • CD-ROM
  • Instruction Manual
  • SAL-1650 Lens
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
Limited Warranty1 Year