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Sony A77 Black Digital SLR Camera - SLT-A77V

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24.3 Megapixels/ 2nd Generation Translucent Mirror Design/ Shoots Up To 12 fps Continuous/ Tru-Finder OLED Electronic Viewfinder/ HD Movies At 60p/60i/24p Full HD (1920x1080) Resolution/ Full-Time Phase Detection AF/ Magnesium Alloy Body/ 19-Point Auto Focus/ 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD Three-Way Tilt/Swivel LCD Screen/ Dual Control Dials/ Top Mounted LCD/ 6-Image Layering/ Auto HDR Built Into Camera/ 3D Sweep Panorama Mode/ Built-In GPS/ ISO 16000 Sensitivity/ AUTO+ (Advanced Auto) Mode/ Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)/ SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization/ Advanced Anti-Dust Technology/ APS-C Size HD CMOS Image Sensor/ 11 Picture Effect Modes/ Body Only/ Black Finish.
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Sony A77 Black Digital SLR Camera, Model SLTA77V

Redefining the camera. Get action photos, HD Movies and Live View shots that other cameras miss, thanks to Sony’s exclusive Translucent Mirror Technology. Enjoy 24.3 megapixel resolution—with the world’s fastest shooting— up to 12 frames per second—and the world’s first OLED electronic viewfinder.


  • 2nd Generation Translucent Mirror Design
    Other DSLRs can shoot. Or they can focus with the speed and precision of Phase Detection AF. They cannot do both at once. Sony changes all that with the award-winning Translucent Mirror Technology system. It directs light to both the image sensor and the Phase Detection AF sensor simultaneously
  • 24.3 MP; best-in-class resolution
    You get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements thanks to a 24.3 megapixel sensor. It’s the highest resolution among APS-C DSLRs, as of August 2011
  • World’s fastest up to 12 fps continuous
    The translucent mirror makes it far easier to capture the decisive soccer kick or your baby at her absolute cutest. Shoots up to 12 frames per second at full-resolution 24.3 megapixels with continuous auto focus (AE locked after first frame). This is the world’s fastest shooting speed for interchangeable lens APS-C cameras, as of August, 2011
  • World’s first OLED viewfinder
    There’s never been anything quite like the Tru-Finder™ OLED electronic viewfinder. For size, speed and brightness even after sunset, this is a gem. It begins with 2359K dots for amazing resolution and high contrast ratio for incredible depth. OLED reduces motion blur to a bare minimum. You can also see the results of camera adjustments in real time with superb color and detail
  • HD Movies at 60p, 60i, or 24p
    Capture spectacular HD Movies4. This is the world’s first DSLR to offer a choice of super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p, all at Full HD 1920x1080 resolution. AVCHD™ codec delivers stunning picture quality. MP4 codec offers smaller files for easier upload to the web
  • HD movies with full manual control
    Now you don’t need to surrender control when you shoot HD movies. Enjoy the full expressive potential of Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority or Manual (P/A/S/M) control in HD movie mode
  • Full-time Phase Detection AF
    You get fast, accurate auto focus in every mode—even HD Movie and Live View—thanks to Sony’s exclusive Translucent Mirror Technology. While Contrast Detection Auto Focus often hunts for correct focus, Phase Detection AF knows exactly where correct focus is, and goes straight for it
  • Full-Time Live View in LCD or EVF
    You can use both the LCD monitor and OLED Electronic Viewfinder for composing shots in Live View. Both provide a what-you-see-is-what-you-get preview of white balance, focus, depth of field, exposure and 100% framing accuracy, plus informative on-screen displays
  • World’s shortest release time lag
    Helps ensure that the image you want is the image you get. Once auto focus occurs, release time lag is the delay between fully pressing the shutter release and when the camera actually starts taking the picture. Long lag makes it harder to capture fast-moving objects. The Sony A77 boasts the world’s shortest release time lag at only 0.05 seconds
  • Rugged, magnesium alloy body
    The SLT-A77 is built for the real world with a magnesium alloy body that combines high strength with light weight. Ports, doors and controls are also weather-resistant for smooth operation under adverse conditions
  • Object Tracking AF
    Locks onto a specified object and maintains focus even as the subject moves. Unpredictable subjects stay in focus even while zooming. You can concentrate on composition without worrying about focus
  • 19-point Auto Focus
    To maximize the value of Translucent Mirror Technology, Sony incorporates Phase Detection AF of great sophistication. 19 sensors with 11 cross sensors maximize precision for both vertical and horizontal subjects
  • Three-way tilt/swivel LCD screen
    Tilt it up or down to frame high- and low-angle shots that would otherwise be hit-or-miss. Tilt and swivel over the camera for self-portraits. You can even tilt it up and down when you hold the camera in vertical mode! Finally, the monitor folds flush to the camera with the LCD exposed for shooting or protected for travel
  • Dual control dials
    Perfect for experienced shooters, dual control dials provide direct, hands-on access to two settings at a time
  • Top mounted LCD
    In addition to status displays on the LCD monitor and Electronic Viewfinder, Sony offers a top-mounted LCD with exposure information
  • 6-image layering
    Leverages the fast BIONZ® processor to capture six images in a fraction of a second, and then combine the data. The result is one incredible single image that gets a cleaner result in Multi-Frame NR mode or sharper nighttime pictures in Hand-held Twilight mode
  • Multi-frame NR
    Experience incredible low-light shooting without a flash. The camera captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six, it creates a single image with a reduction in noise equivalent to two additional steps of ISO sensitivity. Sensitivity selectable up to ISO 16000. (Recommended for still subjects.)
  • Handheld Twilight mode
    Get gorgeous shots at night without a tripod. Combines six frames into a single image for smooth, low-noise evening shots. (Recommended for still subjects.)
  • Auto HDR built into camera
    Captures more scene dynamic range than a single exposure can handle—and more range than photo film. Combines the best highlight detail from one shot, the best mid-tones from a second and the best shadow detail from a third for one incredible shot. (Recommended for still subjects.)
  • 3D Sweep Panorama™ Mode
    Capture vast scenic vistas and 16:9 shots in spectacular 3D. As you sweep across the panorama, the camera records separate right-eye and left-eye images that make landscapes come alive on your 3D television1. Records both JPEG and MPO file formats
  • Sweep Panorama™ Mode
    Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter, sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together
  • Built-in GPS
    An integrated GPS receiver records the location and time of every shot you take and lets you view your images on a map with compatible computer and Internet applications, so you can remember where you took your favorite shots
  • Shot Result Preview
    See the results before you take the shot. This preview takes the guesswork out of camera settings by showing the effects of the aperture, shutter and DRO settings on the depth of field, motion and dynamic range
  • 921K dot TruBlack™ LCD screen
    Sony's 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD™ monitor has 921K dots for superb resolution. The TruBlack™ screen includes a special resin layer to suppress internal reflections, increasing contrast compared to conventional LCDs. Sunny Weather mode boosts visibility even further
  • Main Sensor Quick AF Live View
    Combines the fast focus of Phase Detection AF with high quality Live View images right from the main sensor. This is made possible by Sony® Translucent Mirror Technology. You get accurate images and 100% framing on the LCD monitor or eye-level viewfinder
  • ISO 16000 sensitivity
    Incredibly clear low-light pictures without sacrificing detail, made possible by the low-noise Exmor™ APS HD CMOS image sensor and refined BIONZ® image processor
  • AUTO+ (Advanced Auto) mode
    Get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. Unifies and simplifies Sony intelligent technologies. The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode
  • Graphic Display
    Clarifies the relationship between aperture and shutter speed, as well as the effect each has on photographic results
  • Upgraded BIONZ® image processor
    The brain of the camera is a Sony’s BIONZ® image processor substantially upgraded for the demands of 24.3 megapixel photography. Chroma noise reduction delivers high-resolution, low-noise photos even at ISO 16000. Also enables fast processing for up to 12 fps continuous shooting of data-intensive 24.3 MP images, 2D/3D Sweep Panorama™ modes and 6-image layering
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)
    Improves results with backlit subjects and recovers details hidden in shadows. Settings include Auto, Level with a choice of five operating levels and Off
  • 1200-Zone exposure metering
    Reads exposure directly from the main image sensor. Choice of Multi, Center and Spot metering accommodates a full range of shooting situations
  • SteadyShot INSIDE™ stabilization
    Image stabilization reduces blur by compensating for camera shake. Typical DSLR systems build image stabilization into selected lenses only. SteadyShot INSIDE™ image stabilization is built into the camera body itself. You'll reduce blur with every A Mount lens, including macro and wide-aperture standard zoom lenses
  • HDMI® output for HD viewing
    Enjoy HD movies and stunning still images on a compatible HDTV. The camera includes an HDMI® output. In addition, the BRAVIA® Sync system works with compatible Sony® BRAVIA HDTVs enabling you to control camera playback using the television's remote
  • Up to 530 Shots of battery life
    Take up to 530 shots on a single charge with Sony® Stamina™ battery power. Sony's InfoLITHIUM® battery system enables you to see the percent of power remaining, so you can keep shooting in confidence
  • P/A/S/M exposure modes
    The camera offers a full range of controls from the beginner's AUTO+ mode to P/A/S/M: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual. On-screen prompts help you refine your skills, build your confidence and exercise greater creative control
  • Advanced Anti-Dust Technology
    Anti-Dust Technology helps keep the CMOS sensor clean, resulting in consistently clear pictures. First a static-free coating on the sensor's low-pass filter helps repel dust. Then vibration automatically dislodges dust from the sensor
  • Built-in Flash (GN12)
    To help you shoot more effectively, the camera includes a built-in flash (Guide Number 12) that can also trigger a wireless accessory flash (sold separately). The integrated hot shoe enables you to expand your lighting options with a range of accessory flashes (sold separately)
  • Slot for two media types
    For cost-effective, convenient storage and sharing of your images, the camera accepts Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ and SD/SDHC/SDXC media (Class 4 or higher recommended, sold separately)
  • APS-C size HD CMOS image sensor
    With 19.5 times the area of the typical camcorder image sensor, APS-C makes the difference between amateur and professional-looking video, delivering an exceptional combination of high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds
  • Sony® Exmor™ technology
    Conventional image sensors use only a handful of analog-to-digital (A/D) converters, which can slow you down. The Exmor™ sensor provides more than 5,600 column-parallel A/D converters. This helps enable continuous shooting at up to 12 frames per second
  • 11 Picture Effect modes
    Discover innovative ways to make your images and videos pop. These include Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (Red, Green, Blue, Yellow), Soft High-key, High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, and Miniature
  • Face Detection and Registration
    The camera can automatically detect up to eight individual faces and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of people. Can prioritize children or adults. Face Registration can remember friends and family members and prioritize them
  • Smile Shutter™ technology
    Captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply select the Smile Shutter™ mode and the camera takes the picture automatically. You can prioritize children or adults and adjust the smile sensitivity



  • Lens Compatibility: Sony A-mount lens
  • Camera Type: Sony A-mount interchangeable lens digital camera

Imaging Sensor

  • Imaging Sensor: Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
  • Processor: BIONZ™ image processor
  • Anti Dust: Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism
  • Pixel Gross: Approx. 24.7 megapixels
  • Effective Picture Resolution: Approx. 24.3 megapixels
  • Focal Length Conversion Factor: 1.5x
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters


  • Media Type: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™ media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
  • Color Space: sRGB, AdobeRGB
  • Still Image Mode: JPEG (Standard, Fine, Extra Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
  • Still Image Size 16:9: L size: 6000 x 3376 (20M) M size: 4240 x 2400 (10M) S size: 3008 x1688 (5.1M)
  • Still Image Size 3:2: L size: 6000 x 4000 (24M) M size: 4240 x 2832 (12M) S size: 3008 x 2000 (6M)
  • Panorama Still Image Size: Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M) Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M) 3D
  • Sweep Panorama: Horizontal Wide: 7152 X 1080 (7.7M) Horizontal Std.: 4912 X 1080 (5.3M) 16:9: 1920 X 1080 (2.1M)
  • Video Format: AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
  • Video Mode: AVCHD: PS - 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps MP4: HD - 1440 x 1080/ 30p@12Mbps VGA - 640 x 480/ 30p@3Mbps
  • Video Signal: NTSC color, EIA standards
  • Audio Format: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
  • Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Stereo Microphone
  • Still Image File Format: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3format), 3D MPO (MPF Extended compliant)


  • Lens Mount Type: Sony A-mount


  • Type: 0.50" XGA OLED EVF (Electronic viewfinder) (2,359k dots)
  • Diopter Adjustment: -4.0m-1 to +3.0m-1
  • Field of View: 100%
  • Magnification: 1.09x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 )

LCD Display

  • LCD Type: 3.0” TFT Xtra Fine™ LCD (921,600 pixels) w/TruBlack™ technology
  • Angle Adjustment: Tilt angle: Up: 150 degrees; Down: Approx. 180 degrees Rotation angle:180 degrees clockwise and 90 degrees counterclockwise.
  • Brightness Control: Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 to +2)
  • Coverage: 100%
  • Live View: Continuous Live View (LCD/EVF Auto, selectable)
  • Real-time image adjustment display: Yes(On/Off)
  • Histogram: Yes (On/off)
  • Grid Display: Yes (Rule of thirds, 4x6 Square, Diagonal & 4x6 Square Grids, Off)
  • Customization: Grid, Histogram display, Digital Level Gauge, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback

Focus Control

  • Focus System: TTL phase detection AF (CCD line sensors)
  • Focus Points: 19 points (11 points cross type)
  • AF Modes: Single-shot AF(AF-S), Continuous AF(AF-C), Automatic AF(AF-A) selectable, Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
  • Focus Area: Wide (auto,19 points)/Zone/Spot/Local selectable
  • Focus Sensitivity: EV -1 to 18 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
  • Focus Features: Predictive control(AF-A, AF-C), Focus Lock, Eye-start AF
  • AF Illuminator: Built-in LED, Range: approx. 3' - 21' (1m-7m)

Exposure System

  • Metering: Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
  • Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
  • Metering Sensitivity: -2EV to 17EV (at ISO 100 equivalent w/ f/1.4 lens)
  • Exposure Compensation: +/-5.0 EV(1/3EV,1/2EV steps selectable)
  • Exposure Settings: AUTO,AUTO Advanced (AUTO+), Scene Selection (SCN), Sweep Panorama, 3D Sweep Panorama (3D), Continuous Advance Priority AE (12fps), Movie, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M)
  • Scene Mode(s): Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight
  • Picture Effect(s): 11 types (15 variations): Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature
  • D-Range Optimizer: Yes: (Auto, Level, Off)
  • Auto Exposure Lock: Yes (AE Lock button)
  • Color Temperature: 2500 - 9900 k with 15-step each Magenta/Green compensation (G7 to M7), Amber/Blue (A7 to B7)
  • Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait , Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia (Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps))
  • Exposure Bracketing: Bracket: Cont./Bracket: Single, 3/5 frames selectable
  • ISO: Auto (ISO 100-12800, selectable the lower limit and the upper limit ); Selectable ISO100 - 16000 equivalent (ISO numbers up from ISO50 can be set as expanded ISO range)
  • Noise Reduction: Long Exposure NR: (On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second) High ISO NR: (High/Normal/Low)
  • White Balance Mode: Auto,Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White, Cool White, Day White, Daylight) , Flash, Setting the color temperature, Color Filter, Custom

Drive System

  • Burst Buffer: JPEG Standard (17 shots) JPEG Fine (17 shots) JPEG Extra Fine (13 shots) RAW (13 shots) RAW+JPEG (11 shots)
  • Continuous Shooting Speed: Continuous (Hi: up to 8fps,Low: up to 3fps) Continuous Priority AE (12fps)
  • Drive Mode: Single-shot, Continuous shooting (Hi/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Bracket (Continuous/Single/WB/DRO), Remote commander (RMT-DSLR1 Sold Separately)
  • Self-timer: 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay,
  • Shutter Speeds: 1/8000 to 30 seconds, bulb
  • Shutter Type: Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter


  • Flash Compensation: ±3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
  • Flash Coverage: FOV coverage up to 16 mm (in the focal length)
  • Recycling Time: Approx. 3 sec.
  • Flash Bracketing: 0.3/0.5/0.7/2.0/3.0EV steps, 3/5 frames(2.0/3.0EV : only 3 frames) selectable
  • Flash Metering System: ADI flash / Pre-flash TTL / Manual flash
  • Flash Modes: Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Hi-speed sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable for Autoflash and fill-flash mode), Wireless, Off
  • Flash Type: Built-in, Pop-up Auto
  • Guide Number: 12 (in meters at ISO100)

Advanced Features

  • Auto High Dynamic Range: Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
  • Embedded GPS: Yes
  • Sweep Panorama: Horizontal (Wide/Standard), Vertical, and 3D Panorama
  • Face Detection: On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off
  • Smile Shutter™ technology: Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
  • Image Stabilization: SteadyShot INSIDE™ in-body image stabilization


  • Accessory Shoe: Yes (Alpha)
  • BRAVIA® Sync™: Yes, via HDMI® with compatible BRAVIA HDTV
  • DVDirect: Yes, via USB
  • HD Output: HDMI® (TypeC mini)
  • Memory Card Slot: Dual compatibility slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media - SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
  • PhotoTV HD: Yes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI® cable
  • USB Port(s): USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)


  • Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM® NP-FM500H (7.2V)
  • Number of Still Images: Approx. 470 images with viewfinder, 530 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)


  • Supplied Software: PMB (Picture Motion Browser) v5.2; Image Data Converter SR v3.2; Image Data Lightbox SR v2.2
  • Operating System Compatibility: Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1; Mac OS X (v10.3-v10.6), PMB is not compatible with Mac OS. Camera (via USB), Image Data Converter, and Image Data Lightbox software are compatible with Mac OS

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 4-1/8"
  • Width: 5-3/4"
  • Depth: 3-1/4"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1 lbs 7 oz
  • Shipping: 3 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details


  1. Requires 3D HDTV, HDMI cable (at least 10.2 Gbps) and active 3D glasses sold sep
  2. Among interchangeable lens cameras with APS-C size sensors as of August 2011
  3. Among DSLRs
  4. Records in 29 minute segments
  5. Map service requires PC with internet. Service provided by Google and subject to change without notice
  6. Requires HDTV and HDMI® cable sold sep
  7. Compatible with BRAVIA® Sync or Theatre Sync™ HDTVs connected via HDMI®
  8. Actual performance varies based on settings, environmental conditions, and usage. Battery capacity decreases over time and use
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Effective Pixels24.3 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)4.13
Width (inches)5.75
Depth (inches)3.25
Built-In FlashYes
Focus ModesPortrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2-sec., 10-sec.
Shutter Speed1/4000 to 30 seconds
Storage MediaDual compatibility slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media - SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Power SourceInfoLITHIUM® NP-FM500H (7.2V)
White BalanceAuto,Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White, Cool White, Day White) , Flash, Setting the color temperature, Color Filter, Custom


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Does Everything It's Supposed To!

By Skids25

from Maryland

Comments about Sony A77 Black Digital SLR Camera:

This camera is awesome! It takes amazing photos! Video is excellent as well! Overall, definitely worth it! It is not too heavy and is comfortable to hold, and offers some great features. I am in college and my major is cinematic arts, this camera fits my everyday needs!

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Wonderful gear

By Sam

from Scottsdale,AZ

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • High ISO Performance
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Quiet
  • Tilt /Swivel LCD


    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Sony A77 Black Digital SLR Camera:

    Fast and clear

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


    An Excellent Tool For The Proud "Prosumer" Set

    By Oldmanriver

    from Mid-South, USA

    Comments about Sony A77 Black Digital SLR Camera:

    I do not earn a living with my camera, but I am motivated to create the highest quality images that often rival local professionals. My budgetary emphasis always explores the question regarding which sought-after photography equipment delivers the most bang for the buck. The A77 and the Alpha system components allow me to achieve that goal as a labor of love within a tolerable price range. There is a world of escape, discovery and self-absorbing fun to be had for anyone who takes the time explore the extensive feature set of the A77. I have never experienced buyer remorse with any Sony high-end product. That, in and of itself, is a remarkable statement.

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    Buy this Camera!!

    By DHypes

    from Rainelle, WV

    Comments about Sony A77 Black Digital SLR Camera:

    I also have the original Sony Alpha DSLR. I do a lot of wildlife photography and one of the things that I always wished that I could improve was the autofocus speed. My new A77 took care of that problem. This thing is blazingly fast. With the tracking focus, I can easily keep up with the Bald Eagles now!!

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    Why choose the Sony A77VM 18-135

    By BillsCameraOpinions

    from North Royalton, Ohio

    Comments about Sony A77 Black Digital SLR Camera:

    As an enthusiast amateur level, and now retired, I'm doing my best to try and capture that elusive so-called perfect photograph - which has not yet happened of course. As the owner of Canon, Nikon, and Sony, P&S, and DSLR products I've been very impressed with Sony's HX9V, HX200V, Alpha 55 products. The A77VM is a recent addition after deliberating about it for over a year. The thought in mind was: Hey, since my other Sony's haved worked great for me, the A77VM would probably be even better - right? How can I justify the cost, or need for another DSLR/SLT type product since I'm not a professional? Yet I want to be able to take the best photos I possibly can, to the best of my abilities within the skill level(s) I've gained, but still learning all the time. The Sony A77VM 18-135 provides very sharp photos, great color rendering. It is fast, and has expanded versatility. One of the features for me that stands out is the ability to manually tweak the Focusing after Auto Focusing to obtain an extremely clear, clean image. At 12FPS you will not miss those quick moving action shots. Since you are reading this review, you have already looked into the Features, Specifications, and Techno details, so therefore I will not burden the reader herein. This Model Sony product is a top shelf winner, and provides all the power and ability "any" so called enthusiast level photographer would want. Is this camera "better" than say a Canon 60D, or Nikon 7000, can be argued by those who want to prove they have more insight into Cameras and Photography and bragging rights than the other guy... I do not have such rights. I can say unequivocally state that this Sony product is a top shelf camera, and will provide you with everything you would need or want. A couple constructive comments: (1) The Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment and (Movie) Record Button are located too close together. When you adjust the diopter, you can not help but hit the Record Button with your finger, thumb, etc. Also, the Record Button is entirely too easy to inadvertently turn it on just from normal carry, handling, and during general usage. (2) The OLED Viewfinder is new, hot stuff, and provides a bright image. However, I and others have discovered that you get blurring of information displayed in the corners of the viewfinder, and you can not obtain clear Focus of information displayed for both the Top and Bottom rows simultaneously. In you adjust the diopter for bottom row clear focus, the top is slightly blurry, and vi-ca versa. The 243 Page detailed Users Guide is good, but certain explanations of operational instruction(s) could be much better for the English language understanding. Over-all, this product is as good, and is better in several areas than the competitons equivalent. I utilize a Canon 60D with several Lenses for Landscape and Wildlife for the more serious "stuff"', and a Sony HX200V when wanting that nice, easy to carry camera, yet can have telephoto shots with excellent results. Is this product worth the relatively higher cost than the competition, I'm not quite certain, but I'm also not complaining. And, more Lens choices are forthcoming.

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    high iso misleading

    By daveinama

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Sony A77 Black Digital SLR Camera:

    I purchased the a77 because of claims that not only was it fast focusing in live view (which it is) but that it is claimed that it has clear files in high ISO (which it does not) when shooting raw images anything above 1600 iso is really not good enough for comercial work, but I still love the camera , just have to use iso 800 or less

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    Fun & Great Camera

    By minoltasonyuser

    from Brandon, MS

    Comments about Sony A77 Black Digital SLR Camera:

    I am an old Minolta user and of course that led me to Sony and I have the alpha 100, 700, & 850. With my upgrade to the a77v all the outstanding features that come with making cameras into small computers open more creative avenues in making images. For the most part I cannot complain because this instrument is fun to use and creates great images. However I do have three bones to pick. This camera has only one card slot and that is a step down from the a700 and a850. Also with all my CF cards I can only use them in my older cameras. That is a real downer if you are upgrading like me. The translucent mirror is a plus and a minus. The plus is no mirror to move during picture taking which means more shots per second and no mirror slap or less noise. Also the auto focus works in the movie mode. On the down side the auto focus makes noise and is recorded during movie making which kind of nulls out the advantage of the translucent mirror allowing auto focusing during movie making. Another negative is the loss of light passing through the mirror. While this is said to be minor try this and decide for yourself. Enable shutter release without the lens. Remove your lens and aim the camera at a smooth blank wall. Take two pictures. One with the mirror down as is done normally and for the second release the mirror (as per your manual) before shooting. Compare the two images and you will see a difference of a third to a half f stop. If you have bought one of those expensive f2.8 Carl Zeis or Sony lenses ... well a traditional mirror has the light advantage. The EVF has many advantages because you do things with it you could never do with an OVF. However keep in mind with an OVF you are seeing what the lens sees just as with binoculars. With the EVF you are seeing an image or picture created by the software that runs the camera. For the most part that is ok, but if you wear sun glasses or like me I have prescription glasses (Blind without them.) that darken in sunlight, looking through the EVF shows a very dark image. For me it is almost impossible to judge what I am looking at. Second I find the EVF very contrasty. When shooting contrasty scenes the shadows are too dark to judge and the highlight blow out. The camera needs a way to adjust the contrast level of the EVF.

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    GPS on the A77 leaves room for improvement

    By phantomphixer85

    from Marysville, WA

    Comments about Sony A77 Black Digital SLR Camera:

    This is my second A77. I took the first one back because the GPS constantly was off by 3/4 a mile. Yep you guessed it, the second camera has the same problem. The manual says the GPS should be accurate within 98 feet. The two cameras I have used both were off by 3/4 a mile. Other than the GPS problem. The camera is GREAT ..... so far, but I have only had it two days now.

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    Absolutely amazing!

    By MikeUptonPhotography

    from New Hampshire

    Comments about Sony A77 Black Digital SLR Camera:

    This was an upgrade from an a33, which treated me well for a long time but I was beginning to outgrow it. Coming from the a33, however, I was used to the whole translucent mirror thing, which is definitely a hurdle for standard mirror users because exposing properly takes a little extra thought. The a77 has a much better feel than its smaller counterparts with its bigger body. The build quality feels solid and the weather-sealed controls make taking this thing out into the elements a little less frightening. The images it produces are gorgeous, however. The 24 megapixel sensor allows room for cropping or blowing up the images. My only real gripe about the camera is that due to the translucent mirror, there is a measure of light loss, which makes low-light shooting rather difficult if you're like me and hate bumping the ISO above 800. Overall, great camera and I'd buy it again if I were given the chance to do it all over!

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    All I can say is WOW!

    By AJVaughn

    from Mesa, AZ

    Comments about Sony A77 Black Digital SLR Camera:

    After using a friends Canon and reading review after review of every camera I could afford, I was in a conundrum. I was very worried about buying another Sony after not being very please with my W370 after loving my W300. It lacked versatility. As I waited to see this in a store, I purchased a HX100 and an HX9. They were stunning to use and so very versatile. Basically they sold me on the A77 along with it's amazing features. I opted for the A77 over the A65, because I have wide hands and wanted a comfortable, tough body. The magnesium frame adds some good confidence on being tough, not that I'm rough. But you never know. Its very comfortable to hold and handle. I knew it would be before I even received it. I've spent the past week learning all of it's capabilities, but I found that a morning at the park snapping a variety of subjects has given me a much better understanding of what I'm in store for in the many years I hope to use it. The water fowl was just a short experiment with the 12fps as the bird took off from the lake. I'm sure as I experiment more, my smile will only widen. I could go on, but it's all been said before. It will definitely impress you. It sure did my hard core "Canon Only" friend this last Sunday. I think his plans for the new Canon 1DX is out the window.

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