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Sony Alpha SLT-A77

alaTest has collected and analyzed 788 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the value for money and image quality. The screen and usability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the battery. There are some mixed views about the exposure.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony Alpha SLT-A77


Sony's current top-of-the-line DSLR gives its Canon and Nikon competitors a major run for the money, as we'll see shortly.

Excellent still and video quality ; Terrific OLED viewfinder ; 12 fps shooting

Bulky, expensive ; Noisy at higher ISOs

Although on the expensive side, the Sony SLT-A77 is one of the best DSLRs we’ve reviewed in the past year or so.

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Sony Alpha SLT-A77 review


The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 has been a long time coming — the company's latest DSLR was announced in August, but production delays have kept it from being widely available even now. Many people have waited eagerly for it, though, and with good reason: the...

Excellent image and video quality ; Ridiculously fast ; Fantastic kit lens ; Built-in GPS ; Superior Live View and autofocus performance

Inferior low-light performance ; Lens ecosystem lags Canon and Nikon ; EVF isn't as good as an OVF ; Mediocre battery life

The A77 is good, but for $2,000 you can do better

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Sony Alpha SLT-A77V (Body Only)


I'll lead off by saying that I enjoyed shooting with the Sony Alpha SLT-A77V more than any camera since the Nikon D7000. It's heavy, especially with the 16-50mm kit lens (which, by the way, has become my favorite Sony lens), but the grip is comfy, it...

A well-designed camera that's enjoyable to shoot, partly thanks to a great viewfinder, the fixed-mirror Sony Alpha SLT-A77V bests the competition with features like a cleverly articulated display, built-in GPS for geotagging, and very good 1080/60p video

There are some annoying omissions in the A77V's feature set, including odd limitations for raw and video shooting, plus battery life is subpar

The Sony Alpha SLT-A77V is an excellent, well-designed camera for deep-pocketed amateurs; it nevertheless has a few limitations that may make it impractical for professionals.



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Sony SLT-A77


After a four-year wait, Sony has returned to the enthusiast/semi-pro end of the DSLR market. Having made little impact in that market with the A700 that very closely resembled the conventional DSLRs made by Canon and Nikon, Sony has spent the...

Excellent 2.4 million-dot OLED EVF ; Versatile full-time live view system ; Very high-resolution 24MP CMOS sensor (but see caveats in 'cons', below) ; Exceptionally 'deep' feature set including Auto HDR and Sweep Panorama ; Class-leading video...

In-camera JPEGs don't show off the 24MP sensor to its best extent ; Comparatively strong noise reduction at medium and high ISO settings ; Very noisy raw files at high ISO settings ; Little control over high ISO noise reduction in JPEG mode ('auto' or...

The A77 is a well-designed camera which spans the mid-range and semi-professional categories. Its headline features - high pixel count and blazingly fast continuous shooting - will attract a lot of interest, but of greater utility in day to day use are...

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Sony SLT-A77 Preview


Finally, after a four year wait, Sony has announced the A700's successor; the all new SLT-A77. This is the most advanced translucent-mirror camera Sony has released to date, which is chock-full of their latest and greatest technologies. The most...

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Sony Alpha A77Digital Camera Review


What follows is a quick overview of the video capabilities of the Sony Alpha A77. Read our comprehensive analysis and testing results in greater detail at

With its coveted NEX line of compact system cameras, Sony has built a solid foundation of cameras that are great for shooting video in addition to still images. The Alpha SLT-A77 is another good addition to Sony’s family, and, while still technically a...

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Sony A77


The Sony A77 is a big, heavy interchangeable lens camera that has a sophisticated set of video controls and a variety of recording options. The camera produced video that was reminiscent of Sony's excellent NEX-7, although the A77 didn't do quite as...

With its coveted NEX line of compact system cameras, Sony has built a solid foundation of cameras that are great for shooting video in addition to still images. The Alpha SLT-A77 is another good addition to Sony’s family, and, while still technically a...

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Sony Alpha A77


The Sony Alpha A77 offers just about everything you'd want in a modern system camera.

Sony deserves a high-five for the A77, even before performance is taken into account.

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Sony Alpha SLT-A77


The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is Sony's flagship SLT camera. Announced in August 2011 alongside the simpler A65 it features a 24.3 Megapixel APS-C sensor, 12fps continuous shooting with AF, full 1080p HD video at 50 or 60 frames per second and a 2.4 million...

Big, bright ultra high resolution EVF ; 12fps burst mode with AF ; 1080p60/50 movie mode ; Continuous AF in movie modes ; High quality bright 16-50mm kit lens ; 24 Megapixel sensor

Limited exposure control at 12fps ; Limited movie AF with Manual exposure ; Poor menu layout and organisation ; Poor battery life compared to a DSLR

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Sony Alpha A77


Sony's new drool-inducing A77 boasts an incredible 24.3 megapixel sensor that, as reviews have shown, doesn't sacrifice noise control for resolution. With a 12 fps burst rate, 2.4 million dot OLED viewfinder, 1080p HD video at 60 fps, and a GPS...

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: Yes
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Optical / Electronic Viewfinder / Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / WITH EYE-FI

General Features

3D:3D enabled
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Product Type:DSLR Camera
Sensor Size:23.5 x 15.6 mm
SLR / Compact:SLR Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/8000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: Yes
Memory Type:External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Sony NP-FM500H
Battery Type:Sony NP-FM500H


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes