Updated (April, 2014): Compare the Sony SLT A77 II vs Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A77

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Sony SLT-A77

77

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Sony SLT-A55

68

Sony SLT-A55

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Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.72x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT-A55

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.72x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
900 ms startup delay
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony SLT A77

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 24 MP vs 16 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Overall image quality Better image quality 78.0 vs 73.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Color depth Better color depth 24 bits vs 23 bits
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Distinguishes 1 more bits of color
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 124 ms vs 220 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.2 EV vs 12.4 EV
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0.8 f-stops more dynamic range
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 11 vs 3
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 12 fps vs 10 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Battery life Longer battery life 530 shots vs 330 shots
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More than 60% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 16,000 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The SLT A77's maximum light sensitivity is 0.3 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Focus points Slightly more focus points 19 vs 15
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Thickness Thinner 3.2" vs 3.3"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony SLT-A55

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Startup delay Much less startup delay 900 ms vs 3100 ms
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3.4x less delay when turning on
Size Smaller 124x92x85 mm vs 143x104x81 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Weight Significantly lighter 500 g vs 732 g
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More than 30% lighter
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recommendations

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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Viewfinder size Above average viewfinder size Help
              0.72x
              Panorama Both have in-camera panoramic stitching, many cameras like these don't Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection video autofocus which is uncommon Help
              fast and accurate
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              SLT A77:12 fps
              SLT-A55:10 fps
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SLT A77:3.2"
              SLT-A55:3.3"
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              123 lenses
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SLT A77:530 shots
              SLT-A55:330 shots
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              SLT A77:801 ISO
              SLT-A55:816 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT A77 II

              Sony SLT A77 II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,048 body only

              $1,648 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony SLT-A65

              Sony SLT A65

              Entry-level DSLR

              $675 body only

              $772 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,100 body only

              $1,299 with 18-135mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,231 body only

              $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $659 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $448 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Sony SLT A57

              Sony SLT A57

              Entry-level DSLR

              $861 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

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              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,047 body only

              $1,347 with 18-140mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony SLT-A99

              Sony SLT-A99

              Pro DSLR

              $1,998 body only

              $3,198 with 28-75mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

              Sony SLT-A55 Competitors

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              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 body only

              $556 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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              Stauros772000 (1:57 PM, March 19, 2012)
              are you serious ??a77  is thinner  from a55??