- 24MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3" Fully Articulated Display
- ISO 50 - 16000 (Boost to 25600)
- Sensor based Image Stabilization
- 1/8000s Max Shutter
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
- 732g - 143 x 104 x 81mm
- Introduced October 2011
- Superseded the Sony A700
- Newer Model is Sony A77 II
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Sony A77 summary
Sony A77 is Sony's Advanced DSLR camera first introduced on October of 2011. It houses a 24 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a max resolution of 6000 x 4000.
Sony introduced this camera to update the older Sony A700 (Read Full Comparison) and then launched the fresher Sony A77 II (Read Full Comparison) to replace this camera.
The A77 is rated #31 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras and over-all #164 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our collection. You should look at our Advanced camera search to get camera ratings based on your customized criteria.
Below is a diagram of different factors used in the rating system.
Sony A77 family
The Sony A77 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Underneath, you can discover all older and the latest models along with key specs.
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Sony A77 Gallery
You can view the A77 from several angles in the gallery here.
Sony A77 Pros and Cons
Here is a list of pros and cons of the Sony A77 based on factors that are oftentimes considered useful in a camera.
Sony A77 Sensor specs
The Sony A77 features the Bionz processor chip. The sensor specification on the Sony A77 is 23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 6000 x 4000 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Sensor based). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter may produce cropping.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CMOS sensor boasts 24MP and delivers a native ISO range of 50 to 16000. The ISO can also be increased digitally to a maximum of 25600. RAW photos are saved so the user has more margin for error.
The graphic below displays the A77's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The A77 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is outlined in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Sony A77 dimensions
Sony A77 is 1.61 lb (732 grams / 25.82 oz) and the size of the camera is 143mm x 104mm x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2"). The weight of typical Advanced DSLR camera is 776 grams and the Sony A77 is very much the same when compared to its competitors.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Below is a pic of the Sony A77 with a soda to help you have a sense of its size.
The top view here will highlight the button arrangement on the A77.
Sony A77 Lens details
The A77 uses the Sony/Minolta Alpha mount and has 145 lenses available for sale. Here is some of the lenses we have in our collection that will fit the A77.
Sony A77 Connectivity
The A77 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras which include NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to send pictures and at times alter settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.
A few apps also enable a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external display. A lot of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Sony A77 Video details
The max video resolution on the Sony A77 is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in MPEG-4, AVCHD and H.264 format. 1080p resolution offers a decent balance between quality and file size but 1080p is not going to give you much room to downsample. Even though the body includes a microphone port, it is missing a headphone port so you will not be able to check your sound levels.
Sony A77 Weather Sealing
Sony A77 features environment proofing which makes it a excellent candidate to use during challenging locations. This can be particularly helpful if you are uncertain about the elements you may face during outdoor photography.
Sony A77 Display and Viewfinder
The Sony A77 is equipped with a 3 inch fully articulated screen with a resolution of 921 thousand dots.
The display is selfie friendly to get self portraits and group photos if needed. Unfortunately the screen is not a touch screen. The A77 also includes a Top display so that you can instantly view camera settings.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The View Finder specs regarding Sony A77 are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 2,359 thousand dots
- Coverage 100%
- Magnification 0.73x
In those bright outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders are particularly useful.
Sony A77 Shutter details
Sony A77 continuous shooting speed is 12.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/8000s.
Sony A77 Flash and Hot shoe details
Sony A77 includes both integrated flash and external flash support. The maximum flash sync speed is 1/250s.
Sony A77 Autofocus details
Sony A77 includes both Phase Detect AF and Contrast Based AF. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & exact compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera supports Face detect making it valuable for portraits.
It supports 19 focus points to choose from. Sony A77 boasts manual focusing if required during low light occasions or you require more accurate focusing control.
Sony A77 Battery life
The battery pack (NP-FM500H) on the Sony A77 is built to last for 470 clicks with respect to the CIPA specifications which is less as compared to its competitors. The usual Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 comes with the maximum (2260) battery life within this range of cameras.
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Sony A77 for different kinds of photography
The following illustration provides a rundown of the Sony A77 for different kinds of photography. To find out more, have a look at the specific section below.
Sony A77 as a Portrait photography camera
The Sony A77 gets a rating of 78 which is terrific, meaning that it is a tremendous pick to use for portrait images. Shooting portrait images favors heavily to sensor size, RAW support along with the option to utilize external flash.
Sony A77 Street photography information
With a nice rating of 75, the Sony A77 is a very decent choice to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Sony A77 Sports photography info
A above average sports photography points total of 74 means the Sony A77 is a very decent choice for taking photos of sports. A camera must have excellent tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Sony A77 Travel photography features
Weight is super critical in getting a camera for travel. On the whole, the Sony A77 gets a above average 63 for a travel camera which makes it a very decent pick to purchase for your trips.
Sony A77 as a Landscape photography camera
If you find yourself planning to choose a camera for landscape photographs, the most critical aspect will be image quality. The Sony A77 at it's very good score of 71 for a landscape camera is a very decent option within the current market.
Sony A77 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging really should come with a moving display screen, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Sony A77 is a tremendous choice as a vlog camera as it comes to a impressive rating of 76.
Sony A77 Alternatives
If you are shopping for replacements to the A77, here is a list of the highest placed cameras that fall under the category of Advanced DSLR.
The line graph listed below offers you a summary of the A77 versus it's top ranked rivals listed previously.
Here are a handful of other cameras you may regard as alternatives. To check out a full comparison, just click on the "compare" link.