Sony A77 II overview
Sony A77 II is Sony's Advanced DSLR digital camera first announced on May of 2014. The camera has a 24MP, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 6000 x 4000.
The A77 II places at #22 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras and all round #111 out of 1436 for cameras in our collection. You can try out our Advanced camera search to see camera results based on your customized criteria.
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Sony A77 II history
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Sony A77 II Gallery
You can check the A77 II from several angles in the gallery here.
Sony A77 II Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of advantages and drawbacks of the Sony A77 II based on aspects that are normally seen as useful in a digital camera.
Sony A77 II Sensor info
The Sony A77 II is powered by the Bionz X processor chip. The spec of the sensor in the Sony A77 II is 23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 6000 x 4000 pixels and aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Sensor based). Optical stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter may cause cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor boasts 24MP and has a standard ISO range of 50 - 25600. RAW format is supported so the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The graphic below illustrates the A77 II's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The A77 II sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is showcased in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Sony A77 II dimensions
Sony A77 II weighs 1.43 lbs (647 grams or 22.82 ounces) and the volume of the camera is 143mm x 104mm x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2"). The weight of general Advanced DSLR camera is 776 grams so the Sony A77 II is lighter in comparison with various competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Below is a pic of the Sony A77 II with a soda so you're able to have a sense of its scale.
The top view here will illustrate the button arrangement on the A77 II.
Sony A77 II Lens info
The A77 II fits the Sony/Minolta Alpha mount and has 145 lenses that are available. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the A77 II.
Sony A77 II Connectivity
The A77 II has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras which have NFC and Bluetooth support can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily copy files and in some cases change settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
Certain applications even provide a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external monitor. Most cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB port.
Sony A77 II Video info
The highest video quality in the Sony A77 II is 1920 x 1080 and it can shoot in MPEG-4, AVCHD and XAVC S file format. 1080p quality is an excellent balance in video quality versus file sizes but FULL HD isn't going to give you much room to crop. Even though the camera features a mic socket, it is unfortunately lacking a headphone socket so you will not have the ability to keep an eye on your sound levels.
Sony A77 II Weather Sealing
Sony A77 II has environment sealing which makes it a good choice to use in tough locations. This is especially beneficial whenever you are uncertain about the conditions you may encounter in outdoor photography.
Sony A77 II Screen and Viewfinder
The Sony A77 II has a 3" fully articulated display screen supporting a resolution of 1,229k dots.
The screen is selfie friendly to get self portraits and even group shots when necessary. Please be aware that the display offers no touch support. The A77 II also has a Top screen so it’s possible to quickly checkout the camera's settings.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Sony A77 II are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 2,359k dots
- Coverage 100 percent
- Magnification 0.73x
Viewfinders can be very helpful in bright outdoor conditions which might make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.
Sony A77 II Shutter info
Sony A77 II continuous shooting speed is 12.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/8000 sec.
Sony A77 II Flash and Hot shoe info
Sony A77 II boasts both integrated flash plus external flash ability. The maximum flash sync speed is 1/250 sec.
Sony A77 II Autofocusing info
Sony A77 II boasts both Phase Detect Auto Focus and Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster and exact in comparison with Contrast Based focusing. The camera has Face detection which is handy for portrait photography.
The Sensor has 79 focus points to select from. It also has Tracking Auto Focus for moving objects. Sony A77 II supports manual focusing when needed in low light or you require more precise control on focusing.
Sony A77 II Battery life
The battery power (NP-FM500H) on the Sony A77 II is made to last for 480 shots with respect to the CIPA requirements making it lower compared with its competition. The typical Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 has the highest (2260) battery life in this category of cameras.
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Sony A77 II for various categories of photography
The following chart indicates a overview of the Sony A77 II for various categories of photography. To look at more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Sony A77 II Portrait photography highlights
The Sony A77 II has a rating of 80 which is awesome, meaning that it is a tremendous choice for portrait images. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW files and ability to use external lighting.
Sony A77 II Street photography information
Having a impressive score of 77, the Sony A77 II is a wonderful fit to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Sony A77 II Sports photography info
A great sports photography points total of 77 means the Sony A77 II is a brilliant pick for photographing sports. A camera should have great tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Sony A77 II Travel photography features
Weight is extremely important in buying a camera for travel. All things considered, the Sony A77 II gets a nice 64 for a travel camera which makes it a very decent fit to buy for your trips.
Sony A77 II Landscape photography advice
For those who are planning to choose a camera for landscape photography, the most essential aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Sony A77 II with it's above average rating of 73 for a landscape camera is a respectable fit among it's competitors.
Sony A77 II Vlogging details
A vlogging camera preferably should offer a articulating display, microphone input and preferably IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Sony A77 II is a awesome fit for vlogging as it gets a awesome score of 78.
Sony A77 II Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the A77 II, below is a number of the top scored cameras which fall in to the class of Advanced DSLR.
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