As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Sony SLT A77 II is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless and boutiques. The Sony SLT A77 II's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Alpha A5000 and the SLT A77) and Nikon (such as the D7200 and the D5300)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A77 II compared to other pro DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs none), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24.7 MP vs 21 MP), lets you preview your photos on the screen and shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 6 fps).

However, on average it slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 1,640,000 ISO), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism), slightly fewer lenses available (126 lenses vs 165 lenses), has a slightly shorter battery life (410 shots vs 850 shots) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Sony SLT A77

Sony SLT-A77
2 years older
$1,967 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the SLT A77 (vs the A77 II)

  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A77 (vs the A77 II)

  • Many fewer focus points: 19 vs 79

common strengths of the SLT A77 and A77 II

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 12 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
1 year older
$949 - $1,399 (body only)
$1,275 - $1,799 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the A77 II)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Significantly more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 126 lenses
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the A77 II)

  • Shoots significantly slower: 10 fps vs 12 fps
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.62x vs 0.71x
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 7D Mark II and A77 II

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 12 fps
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Inexpensive: $949.00 vs $1,198.00

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A850 (vs the A77 II)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Significantly longer battery life: 880 shots vs 410 shots
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A850 (vs the A77 II)

  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 12 fps
  • No live view
  • Many fewer focus points: 19 vs 79

common strengths of the DSLR-A850 and A77 II

  • None found

Sony SLT A99

Sony SLT A99
1 year older
$3,198 (body only)

Significant advantages of the SLT A99 (vs the A77 II)

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A99 (vs the A77 II)

  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 12 fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 19 vs 79
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the SLT A99 and A77 II

  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
5 years older
$2,311 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the A77 II)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Significantly longer battery life: 850 shots vs 410 shots
  • Significantly thinner: 3" vs 3.2"

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the A77 II)

  • Shoots much slower: 3.9 fps vs 12 fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 9 vs 79
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and A77 II

  • None found

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
1 year newer
$1,399 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,114 - $2,397 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the A77 II)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 1,640,000 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the A77 II)

  • Shoots significantly slower: 10 fps vs 12 fps
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 20.7 MP vs 24.7 MP
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the D500 and A77 II

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 12 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Many focus points: 153 vs 79

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A77 II compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much higher resolution screen (1,228k dots vs 921k dots), much larger viewfinder (0.71x vs 0.54x), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and takes much higher resolution photos (24.7 MP vs 20.1 MP).

However, on average it has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism), slightly fewer lenses available (126 lenses vs 230 lenses), has a slightly shorter battery life (410 shots vs 1050 shots), is much larger (professional size (143×104×81 mm) vs professional size (132×101×76 mm)) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
10 months newer
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the A77 II)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly longer battery life: 1110 shots vs 410 shots

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the A77 II)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 24.7 MP
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the D7200 and A77 II

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.71x
  • Weather sealed

Pentax KP

Pentax KP
2 years newer
$797 (body only)
$914 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the KP (vs the A77 II)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 819,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Has a built-in focus motor

Significant disadvantages of the KP (vs the A77 II)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 24.7 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the KP and A77 II

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.62x vs 0.71x
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24.1 MP vs 24.7 MP
  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 12 fps

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
6 months older
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the A77 II)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly more lenses available: 230 lenses vs 126 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the A77 II)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 24.7 MP
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the D5300 and A77 II

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
3 years older
$602 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the A77 II)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Significantly more lenses available: 230 lenses vs 126 lenses
  • Significantly longer battery life: 1050 shots vs 410 shots

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the A77 II)

  • Much lower true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 24.7 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,228k dots

common strengths of the D7000 and A77 II

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.62x vs 0.71x
  • Weather sealed
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58
1 year older
$330 (body only)

Significant advantages of the SLT A58 (vs the A77 II)

  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (129×95×78 mm) vs Professional size (143×104×81 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A58 (vs the A77 II)

  • Much lower true resolution: 20.1 MP vs 24.7 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the SLT A58 and A77 II

  • Large viewfinder size: 0.65x vs 0.71x
  • Very fast continuous shooting: 8 fps vs 12 fps
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II
1 year newer
$1,786 (body only)

Significant advantages of the K-3 II (vs the A77 II)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the K-3 II (vs the A77 II)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 24.7 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Many fewer focus points: 27 vs 79

common strengths of the K-3 II and A77 II

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.62x vs 0.71x
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24.1 MP vs 24.7 MP

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A77 II compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,228k dots vs 921k dots), slightly larger viewfinder (0.71x vs 0.46x), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), can focus continuously while recording movies and significantly more lenses available (126 lenses vs 62 lenses).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have a touch screen, has slightly fewer focus points (79 vs 425) and is older (april 2014 vs february 2016).

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
3 months older
$498 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the A77 II)

  • Much smaller: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Professional size (143×104×81 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 3.2"
  • Much lighter: 210 g vs 647 g

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the A77 II)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the A5000 and A77 II

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
2 years newer
$1,098 (body only)
$1,498 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the A77 II)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly more focus points: 425 vs 79
  • Much smaller: Mid size (120×67×53 mm) vs Professional size (143×104×81 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the A77 II)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.46x vs 0.71x
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 126 lenses

common strengths of the Alpha a6500 and A77 II

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II
7 months newer
$998 (body only)
$1,198 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7 II (vs the A77 II)

  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (127×96×60 mm) vs Professional size (143×104×81 mm)
  • Thinner: 2.4" vs 3.2"

Significant disadvantages of the 7 II (vs the A77 II)

  • Fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 126 lenses
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 7 II and A77 II

  • High resolution screens: 1,230k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony a7 III

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3 years newer
$1,876 - $1,998 (body only)
$2,116 - $2,198 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7 III (vs the A77 II)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the a7 III (vs the A77 II)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 126 lenses
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the a7 III and A77 II

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the A77 II)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Significantly more focus points: 425 vs 79
  • Much smaller: Mid size (120×67×49 mm) vs Professional size (143×104×81 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the A77 II)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.46x vs 0.71x
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 126 lenses

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and A77 II

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony a7 II

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7 months newer
$1,698 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7 II (vs the A77 II)

  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (127×96×60 mm) vs Professional size (143×104×81 mm)
  • Thinner: 2.4" vs 3.2"

Significant disadvantages of the a7 II (vs the A77 II)

  • Fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 126 lenses
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the a7 II and A77 II

  • High resolution screens: 1,230k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A77 II compared to boutique competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,228k dots vs 460k dots), has a weather sealed body, shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 8 fps) and has interchangeable lenses.

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (24.7 MP vs 42.2 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO), has a significantly shorter battery life (410 shots vs 490 shots) and is older (april 2014 vs september 2016).

Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the SLT-A68 (vs the A77 II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SLT-A68 (vs the A77 II)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the SLT-A68 and A77 II

  • Flip-out screens
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Alpha a99 II

Sony Alpha a99 II
2 years newer
$3,198 - $3,654

Significant advantages of the Alpha a99 II (vs the A77 II)

  • Significantly higher true resolution: 42.2 MP vs 24.7 MP
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Significantly longer battery life: 490 shots vs 410 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a99 II (vs the A77 II)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the Alpha a99 II and A77 II

  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 12 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 490 shots vs 410 shots