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Sony A100 vs Sony A77 II

Portability
64
Imaging
49
Features
38
Overall
44
Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 front
 
Sony SLT-A77 II front
Portability
62
Imaging
66
Features
85
Overall
73

Sony A100 vs Sony A77 II Key Specs

Sony A100
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 638g - 133 x 95 x 71mm
  • Introduced July 2006
  • Older Model is Konica Minolta 5D
  • Updated by Sony A550
Sony A77 II
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 50 - 25600
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 647g - 143 x 104 x 81mm
  • Released May 2014
  • Older Model is Sony A77
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Sony A100 vs Sony A77 II Overview

Its time to take a deeper look at the Sony A100 versus Sony A77 II, one being a Entry-Level DSLR and the latter is a Advanced DSLR and they are both built by Sony. There is a huge difference between the resolutions of the A100 (10MP) and A77 II (24MP) but they come with the same exact sensor sizes (APS-C).

Photography Glossary

The A100 was revealed 8 years before the A77 II and that is quite a significant gap as far as tech is concerned. Each of the cameras offer different body type with the Sony A100 being a Compact SLR camera and the Sony A77 II being a Mid-size SLR camera.

Before we go in to a step-by-step comparison, below is a short overview of how the A100 matches up against the A77 II with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Sony A100 over the Sony A77 II

 A100 A77 II 

Reasons to pick Sony A77 II over the Sony A100

 A77 II A100 
ReleasedMay 2014July 2006Fresher by 95 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen sizing3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution1229k230kClearer screen (+999k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Sony A100 and Sony A77 II

 A100 A77 II 
Focus manually Dial exact focus
Touch friendly screen Neither provides Touch friendly screen

Sony A100 vs Sony A77 II Physical Comparison

For those who are going to carry your camera frequently, you will need to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Sony A100 provides external measurements of 133mm x 95mm x 71mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 2.8") along with a weight of 638 grams (1.41 lbs) and the Sony A77 II has dimensions of 143mm x 104mm x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2") along with a weight of 647 grams (1.43 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you select during that time. The following is the front view sizing comparison of the A100 vs the A77 II.

Sony A100 vs Sony A77 II size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the A100 and A77 II is 64 and 62 respectively.

Sony A100 vs Sony A77 II top view buttons comparison

Sony A100 vs Sony A77 II Sensor Comparison

Generally, its difficult to picture the gap between sensor sizing just by reviewing specs. The visual below will help offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the A100 and A77 II.

As you can plainly see, each of the cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit different MP. You should count on the Sony A77 II to deliver more detail because of its extra 14 Megapixels. Higher resolution will allow you to crop shots a little more aggressively. The older A100 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor technology.

Sony A100 vs Sony A77 II sensor size comparison

Sony A100 vs Sony A77 II Screen and ViewFinder

Sony A100 vs Sony A77 II Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Sony A100
Portrait photography with Sony A77 II
53
manual focus
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
doesn't have liveview
MP count low (10 megapixels)
79
focusing manually
decent sensor resolution (24 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
includes face detect autofocus
supports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Sony A100 Street photography features
Sony A77 II Street photography features
65
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
screen does not articulate
76
fully articulated screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
weather proof
above average ISO range (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Sony A100 Sports photography details
Sony A77 II Sports photography details
49
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports phase detect AF
doesn't have liveview
very slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames/s)
MP count low (10 megapixels)
76
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor resolution (24 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
includes tracking focus
weather proof
supports phase detect autofocus
low battery pack (480 shots)
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Travel Comparison

Sony A100 Travel photography highlights
Sony A77 II Travel photography highlights
45
built-in flash
missing Timelapse mode
MP count low (10MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
64
weather proof
decent sensor resolution (24MP)
flash built-in
display is selfie friendly
lack of Timelapse function
low battery pack (480 shots)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony A100 Landscape photography advice
Sony A77 II Landscape photography advice
53
manual focus
swap lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
small screen (2.5 inches)
doesn't have liveview
MP count low (10 megapixels)
missing Timelapse mode
73
focusing manually
swap lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor resolution (24 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
above average ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW formats
weather proof
low battery pack (480 CIPA)
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony A100 Vlogging features
Sony A77 II Vlogging features
9
lack of video recording
78
display is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
includes face detect autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
comes with microphone socket
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Sony A100 vs Sony A77 II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony A100 and Sony A77 II
 Sony Alpha DSLR-A100Sony SLT-A77 II
General Information
Make Sony Sony
Model type Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Sony SLT-A77 II
Type Entry-Level DSLR Advanced DSLR
Introduced 2006-07-31 2014-05-21
Physical type Compact SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Processor - Bionz X
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 23.6 x 15.8mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 372.9mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 24 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3872 x 2592 6000 x 4000
Highest native ISO 1600 25600
Lowest native ISO 100 50
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 9 79
Cross type focus points - 15
Lens
Lens support Sony/Minolta Alpha Sony/Minolta Alpha
Available lenses 143 143
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen sizing 2.5 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dots 1,229 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,359 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.55x 0.73x
Features
Min shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 3.0 frames/s 12.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance - 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off Auto, fill, rear sync, slow sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/160 seconds 1/250 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions - 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution None 1920x1080
Video file format - MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 638 gr (1.41 pounds) 647 gr (1.43 pounds)
Dimensions 133 x 95 x 71mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 2.8") 143 x 104 x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 61 82
DXO Color Depth rating 22.0 24.4
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.2 13.4
DXO Low light rating 476 1013
Other
Battery life - 480 photographs
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-FM55H NP-FM500H
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (Yes (2 or 12 sec))
Time lapse recording
Type of storage Compact Flash (Type I or II) SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Card slots 1 1
Launch pricing $1,000 $1,198