Sony SLT-A77 Review

Overall Score

76

Main Features

  • 24 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 50 - 16000 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 12 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 143 x 104 x 81 mm, 732g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: Alpha DSLR-A700
  • Replaced by: SLT-A77 II

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Sony SLT-A77 Overview


First introduced in October, 2011, Sony SLT-A77 is a 24 MP DSLR with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Sony replaced the older Sony A700 with SLT-A77. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony A77 with Sony A700

Sony replaced SLT-A77 with Sony A77 II. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony A77 with Sony A77 II


Sony A77 comes with a 23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.21 mm (1.1").

- Full Frame
- Sony SLT-A77

Sensor resolution of Sony A77 ~ 6019 x 3986 pixels.

Sony A77 has Crop Factor: 1.53

The sensor has a surface area of 366.6 mm².

There are approximate 23,991,734 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sony A77


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony SLT-A77 with competitors in semi-pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Articulating Screen
AF Face Detection
24MP High Resolution Sensor
921k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Environmental Sealing
19 Focus Points
±5 AE Bracketing Range
150000 cycles Shutter Life Expectancy
Focus Bracketing
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
External Flash
RAW Support
16000 Max Native ISO
12.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
Microphone Port
2359k dot Viewfinder Resolution
11 Cross Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Selfie Friendly Screen
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Low Battery Life: 470 shots
No Articulating Screen
Weight: 732g
Type Scores

Sony SLT-A77 has an Overall Score of 76/100 and ranked #36 out of 205 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #88 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Sony A77 Scores
Imaging score
59
Features score
81
Value for money score
88
Portability score
72
Overall score
76
Average Scores in Semi-Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
55
Features Score
58
Value For Money Score
73
Portability Score
70
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Sony A77


Sony SLT-A77 weighs 732g and has external dimensions of 143 x 104 x 81mm (5.63 x 4.09 x 3.19"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro DSLR cameras is 783g, Sony A77 is 51 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Sony A77
732g
Average weight
783g
Min weight
479g
Max weight
1074g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Sony A77
81mm
Average Thickness
75mm
Min Thickness
64mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony SLT-A77 with the dimensions:

Sony SLT-A77

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight SLT-A77 Dimensions SLT-A77
Sony SLT-A77 II Sony A77 II 647 g 732 g 143 x 104 x 81 mm 143 x 104 x 81 mm
Sony SLT-A68 Sony A68 610 g 732 g 143 x 104 x 81 mm 143 x 104 x 81 mm
Sony SLT-A58 Sony A58 492 g 732 g 129 x 95 x 78 mm 143 x 104 x 81 mm
Sony SLT-A65 Sony A65 622 g 732 g 132 x 97 x 81 mm 143 x 104 x 81 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 732 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 143 x 104 x 81 mm
Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Sony A700 768 g 732 g 142 x 105 x 80 mm 143 x 104 x 81 mm
Sony SLT-A57 Sony A57 618 g 732 g 132 x 98 x 81 mm 143 x 104 x 81 mm
Sony SLT-A99 Sony A99 812 g 732 g 147 x 111 x 78 mm 143 x 104 x 81 mm

Specifications of Sony SLT-A77


General
Brand Sony
Model SLT-A77
Announced October, 2011
Body Type Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Sony/Minolta Alpha
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 143
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2359
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.73
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 19
Number of Cross Focus Points 11
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 12.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 12.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 366.6 mm²
Sensor Resolution 24 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000
Max Native ISO 16000
Min Native ISO 50
Max Boosted ISO 25600
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 470 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FM500H
Physical
Weight 732 g
Physical Dimensions 143 x 104 x 81 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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