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Sony HX80 vs Sony A77 II

Portability
91
Imaging
44
Features
60
Overall
50
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 front
 
Sony SLT-A77 II front
Portability
62
Imaging
66
Features
85
Overall
73

Sony HX80 vs Sony A77 II Key Specs

Sony HX80
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Bump to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.5-6.4) lens
  • 245g - 102 x 58 x 36mm
  • Announced March 2016
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
  • Old Model is Sony A77
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Sony HX80 vs Sony A77 II Overview

Let's look a bit more in depth at the Sony HX80 and Sony A77 II, one is a Small Sensor Superzoom and the latter is a Advanced DSLR and both are sold by Sony. There is a significant difference among the resolutions of the HX80 (18MP) and A77 II (24MP) and the HX80 (1/2.3") and A77 II (APS-C) offer different sensor size.

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The HX80 was revealed 22 months after the A77 II which makes them a generation away from each other. Each of the cameras feature different body design with the Sony HX80 being a Compact camera and the Sony A77 II being a Mid-size SLR camera.

Before getting into a in depth comparison, here is a concise introduction of how the HX80 grades against the A77 II with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony HX80 over the Sony A77 II

 HX80 A77 II 
ReleasedMarch 2016May 2014More modern by 22 months

Reasons to pick Sony A77 II over the Sony HX80

 A77 II HX80 
Manually focus Very exact focus
Screen typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating screen
Screen resolution1229k921kSharper screen (+308k dot)

Common features in the Sony HX80 and Sony A77 II

 HX80 A77 II 
Screen size3"3"Same screen size
Selfie screen Both good for selfies
Touch screen Neither offers Touch screen

Sony HX80 vs Sony A77 II Physical Comparison

If you are looking to carry around your camera regularly, you'll have to factor in its weight and measurements. The Sony HX80 offers outer measurements of 102mm x 58mm x 36mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4") having a weight of 245 grams (0.54 lbs) whilst the Sony A77 II has proportions of 143mm x 104mm x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2") accompanied by a weight of 647 grams (1.43 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are utilizing at the time. The following is a front view sizing comparison of the HX80 versus the A77 II.

Sony HX80 vs Sony A77 II size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the HX80 and A77 II is 91 and 62 respectively.

Sony HX80 vs Sony A77 II top view buttons comparison

Sony HX80 vs Sony A77 II Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is difficult to visualize the contrast in sensor sizes just by checking out specifications. The pic below will help give you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the HX80 and A77 II.

To sum up, both of those cameras come with different resolutions and different sensor sizes. The HX80 having a smaller sensor is going to make shooting shallow DOF more challenging and the Sony A77 II will show more detail because of its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution will enable you to crop photographs a good deal more aggressively. The more recent HX80 should have a benefit in sensor tech.

Sony HX80 vs Sony A77 II sensor size comparison

Sony HX80 vs Sony A77 II Screen and ViewFinder

Sony HX80 vs Sony A77 II Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony HX80 Portrait photography info
Sony A77 II Portrait photography info
39
MP count good (18 megapixels)
comes with face detection focusing
manual focus not available
can't use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
79
you can focus manually
MP count good (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
has face detection focusing
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sony HX80 Street photography highlights
Sony A77 II Street photography highlights
70
screen tilts
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (245 grams)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
76
screen articulates
image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
weather sealing
above average high ISO (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Sony HX80 Sports photography factors
Sony A77 II Sports photography factors
57
amazing zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (18 megapixels)
comes with tracking autofocus
good battery pack (390 CIPA)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
76
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
MP count good (24 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
has tracking autofocus
weather sealing
supports phase detect AF
not so great battery pack (480 shots)
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Travel Comparison

Sony HX80 Travel photography information
Sony A77 II Travel photography information
76
good battery pack (390 shots)
lighter than competitors in class (245 grams)
MP count good (18MP)
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
relatively wide (24mm)
very long reach (720mm)
missing Timelapse recording
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
64
weather sealing
MP count good (24MP)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
lack of Timelapse mode
not so great battery pack (480 shots)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony HX80 Landscape photography highlights
Sony A77 II Landscape photography highlights
49
relatively wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (18 megapixels)
good battery pack (390 CIPA)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
missing Timelapse recording
73
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
good sized screen (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
MP count good (24 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
above average high ISO (25,600)
supports RAW files
weather sealing
not so great battery pack (480 CIPA)
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Sony HX80
Vlogging with Sony A77 II
75
relatively wide (24mm)
display is selfie friendly
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection focusing
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competitors in class (245g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
missing external microphone jack
78
screen is selfie friendly
image stabilization (Sensor based)
has face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
comes with external microphone socket
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Sony HX80 vs Sony A77 II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony HX80 and Sony A77 II
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80Sony SLT-A77 II
General Information
Company Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 Sony SLT-A77 II
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Advanced DSLR
Announced 2016-03-07 2014-05-21
Physical type Compact Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Chip Bionz X Bionz X
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" APS-C
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 18MP 24MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4896 x 3672 6000 x 4000
Highest native ISO 3200 25600
Highest enhanced ISO 12800 -
Minimum native ISO 80 50
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points - 79
Cross focus points - 15
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens Sony/Minolta Alpha
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) -
Maximal aperture f/3.5-6.4 -
Macro focus distance 5cm -
Amount of lenses - 143
Crop factor 5.8 1.5
Screen
Display type Tilting Fully Articulated
Display size 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 921k dots 1,229k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,359k dots
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.73x
Features
Min shutter speed 30s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/8000s
Continuous shutter rate 10.0 frames per sec 12.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.40 m (with Auto ISO) 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings Auto, on, slow sync, off, rear sync Auto, fill, rear sync, slow sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize - 1/250s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In 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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 245 grams (0.54 lb) 647 grams (1.43 lb)
Physical dimensions 102 x 58 x 36mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4") 143 x 104 x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 82
DXO Color Depth score not tested 24.4
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 13.4
DXO Low light score not tested 1013
Other
Battery life 390 photos 480 photos
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-BX1 NP-FM500H
Self timer Yes Yes (Yes (2 or 12 sec))
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo; SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Card slots 1 1
Retail pricing $368 $1,198