Sony SLT A77 vs Sony SLT A65

Winner
Sony SLT-A77

100

Sony SLT-A65

93

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Great image quality
Overall image quality
78.0
Great color depth
Color depth
24 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.2 EV
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A65

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A65.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A77.

competitors

Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Focus points More focus points
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $448 body only

$525 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$1,345 with 18-135mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony SLT-A65 Competitors

Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Weather sealed Weather sealed
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

$953 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Supports 24p No 24p support

discussion

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Avatar for bilbao22 bilbao22 (9:14 AM, January 24, 2014)
zebras on the a77
 
DES (1:02 PM, October 29, 2013)
Very interesting site. Bookmarked you. I am thinking of upgrading myA55v-SLT to either the A77 or A65. The A77 is slightly ahead as I understand its a the newer of the two models. On looking at it I love the control layout and find the record button in a better situation in relation to regularly used settings buttons. I used to annoyingly clip my record button whilst composing a shot with my a55. I thought of a Nikon but it means changing all my lenses which are not cheap. Am I right do you think in considering the A77? I am retired love landscapes and wildlife including macro photography. Any opinions would be welcome.
 
Sarptuso (0:41 AM, February 26, 2012)
EVF is not a weakness in my opinion. As a great reviewer stated in amazon.com "In OVF types, you see what you see in OVF but in EVF you see what the sensor sees and when you make adjustments you can see it LIVE on screen but you don't have that option in OVF's.  A77 EVF's is amoled and it is perfection.
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (3:09 PM, February 01, 2012)
You're right, the Sony SLT-A77 does have auto focus in video mode, in fact because of the translucent mirror it can use the phase detection focus system in video unlike most DSLRs which I hear is pretty impressive!  We've updated the comparison, thanks.
 
Ben Harvey (6:08 AM, February 01, 2012)
I'm pretty sure that the a77 has auto focus in video mode. Right?