Summary Sony SLT A77

Prices Price
Body only $1,398 With 16-50mm lens $1,298
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Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range #n/a of 2 Among similar cameras #n/a of 8
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size Help APS-C 23.5x15.6mm Screen resolution Help 921k dots
Megapixels Help 24 MP Movie format Help 1080p @ 60fps
Screen size Help 3.0" Light sensitivity Help 16,000 ISO
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Replacement

Sony has replaced the SLT A77 with the A77 II.

Sony SLT A77 II
Sony SLT A77 II announced April, 2014
Focus points Many more focus points
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Better image quality

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Pros

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The Sony SLT A77 vs other recent DSLRs

Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
0.72x
True resolution High true resolution Help
24 MP
Autofocus Phase detection video autofocus Help
fast and accurate
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
100%
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
12 fps
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Shutter lag Short shutter lag Help
124 ms shutter lag
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
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The Sony SLT A77 vs other recent pro DSLRs

Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$1,298.00
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Size Quite small Help
Professional size 143x104x81 mm
Weight Light Help
732 g

Cons

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The Sony SLT A77 vs other recent DSLRs

Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available Help
123 lenses
Thickness Thick Help
3.2"
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Viewfinder Uses battery, see less detail Help
Digital
Announced Old Help
August, 2011
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The Sony SLT A77 vs other recent pro DSLRs

Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
801 ISO
Overall image quality Low overall image quality Help
78.0
Screen size Below average sized screen Help
3.0"
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
19
Light sensitivity (boost) Low boost light sensitivity Help
25,600 ISO
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
921k dots
Startup delay Poor startup delay Help
3100 ms startup delay
Sensor size Small sensor Help
APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
530 shots
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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ACARMANE (8:31 PM, April 01, 2014)
Did you ever sort out the low light situation? I have the same concern and have looked myself crosseyed trying to figure it out lol
 
Sara (2:15 PM, March 17, 2014)
I had been using a Nikon D90 for years (which I loved) but knew it was finally time to upgrade. After obsessing over every camera on the market for months, I finally decided on the Sony A77. Honestly, the low price is was scared me the most, why was it so much cheaper then it's competitors? A few months in, and no regrets. This camera is simply stunning, and has gone above and beyond what I wanted. *Note though, the cheap kit lens that comes with it, is worthless. Save your self the time and money and buy some good old minolta lens for it.
 
Holly (10:22 PM, February 12, 2014)
I used this site some weeks ago to explore which camera to buy and it stated that the low light performance was 1,555... but now it is saying it is 801.
The quality of my photos in low light is a big deal for me and now I don't know how accurate this site is, the camera manufacturers don't usually state the low light performance in their specs so I was really pleased to find this site - now I can't trust what it says... why has it changed the score??
 
Avatar for Mohammed Maher Mohammed Maher (9:11 AM, August 17, 2013)
I have owned this monster for couple of weeks now. That was to upgrade my canon 60d. And oh boy what an upgrade. I can comfortably assure that I'm oout of canon nikon world and stepped in into the future. In that price range what my new camera is offering isn't even up for questioning. No regrates at all even though I've spend some beautiful time with my canon gear. I feel it's about time to change
 
StarObs (0:37 PM, June 17, 2013)
Seems to me the startup delay is wrong: 3.1 sec is not what I found, neither what have found other websites. Should be close to 1 sec.
 
Avatar for Mike Svitek Mike Svitek (0:01 AM, September 16, 2012)
Why is FullHD 1080p@60fps in the "CONS" section??
... I think that's a mistake...
 
Avatar for Feltric Chris S. Feltric Chris S. (0:27 PM, July 10, 2012)
love this cam, AF is soooo fast (with USD Tamron 70-300) and precise! Pic Quality is wonderful! Special Gimmicks like Tiltshift and Panorama are uncompareable, and the Speedshooting just matches my PaintballerNeeds, as well as the weather sealing does. perfect ergonomics, and the WYSIWYG electronic Viewfinder is something i never want to miss again (are u Canon and Nikon Users have to make a shot to control the EV correction or the whitebalance? - A77 have not to! And everybody who looked through my viewfinder had to be told first that its electronic, BEFORE they recognized it, (ok in darker situations its grainy but at least i see something [focal peaking ftw!!!!)
LOVE MY A77 !
 
Avatar for Feltric Chris S. Feltric Chris S. (0:21 PM, July 10, 2012)
button is perfect, but I use the wheels to navigate more often (faster)
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (5:51 PM, February 19, 2012)
Hi Jsmit, we don't like to delete comments, so we generally only delete spam and offensive posts!  We are working on a new question/answer/review feature which will hopefully enable/encourage more useful contributions!
 
Jsmit24 (5:49 PM, February 19, 2012)
Why doesn't the moderator restrict comments to those actually containing complete sentences and coherent thoughts?
 
Msurgapala (7:03 AM, February 03, 2012)
what truthfully overall best quality specify of SLT a77 compare with other DSLR camera
 
Drsachingosavi (9:47 AM, December 28, 2011)
when this  camera is coming to india & what will be prize
 
 
Rustu Erata (5:24 PM, December 19, 2011)
I love this machine except it's menu button. I tried it and didn't like it. In my opinion it is not ergonomically. I think i'll wait it to be changed with a better button.