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Sony alpha a77 SLT-A77VQ Black 24.3MP Translucent Mirror Digital SLR with 16-50mm f2.8 Lens

  • 24.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • Includes 16-50mm f/2.8 Lens
  • OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • Swivel/Tilt 3.0" LCD Screen
  • Upgraded BIONZ Image Processor
  • 2nd Gen Translucent Mirror Design
  • Dual Media Slots

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Learn more about the Sony alpha a77


alpha a77


Package Type
Single Lens Kit

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
Image Sensor Size
23.5 X 15.6mm
Gross Pixels
24.7 MP
Effective Pixels
24.3 MP
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Dust Cleaning System
Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism
Image Stabilization
SteadyShot INSIDE in-body image stabilization
Image Processor

White Balance

White Balance
Auto,Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White, Cool White, Day White, Daylight) , Flash, Setting the color temperature, Color Filter, Custom


Viewfinder Type
0.50" XGA OLED EVF (Electronic viewfinder) (2,359k dots)
1.09x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 )
Dioptric Adjustment
-4.0m-1 to +3.0m-1

LCD Monitor

3.0" 921K
LCD Coverage
Brightness Adjustment
Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 to +2)


Focus Type
TTL phase detection AF (CCD line sensors)
Focusing Modes
Single-shot AF(AF-S), Continuous AF(AF-C), Automatic AF(AF-A) selectable, Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
AF-assist Beam
Built-in LED, Range: approx. 3' - 21' (1m-7m)
Focusing Point Selection
19 points (11 points cross type)
Focus Lock


Exposure Control
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)
Exposure Compensation
+/-5.0 EV(1/3EV,1/2EV steps selectable)
Metering System
Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
ISO Sensitivity
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)
AE Lock
Yes (AE Lock button)


Shutter Type
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 30 seconds, bulb
2-sec. or 10-sec. delay


Flash Type
Built-in, Pop-up Auto
Flash Mode
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 Range
FOV coverage up to 16 mm (in the focal length)
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/-3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)

Drive System

Drive Modes
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)
Continuous Shooting Speed
Continuous (Hi: up to 8fps,Low: up to 3fps) Continuous Priority AE (12fps)
Maximum Burst
JPEG Standard (17 shots) JPEG Fine (17 shots) JPEG Extra Fine (13 shots) RAW (13 shots) RAW+JPEG (11 shots)


Scene Modes
Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight

Recording System

Image Type
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3format), 3D MPO (MPF Extended compliant)
Color Space
sRGB, AdobeRGB
Recording Media
Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo/PRO-HG HX Duo media - SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card


Movie Format
AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Movie Recording
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
Max. Recording Resolution
1920 x 1080


Compatible Lenses
Sony A-mount lens
Lens Mount
Sony A-mount
Lens Spec
Minimum Focus Distance : 1' (30cm)
Lens Groups-Elements : 13 groups, 16 elements
Lens Type : Standard Zoom
Lens Weight : 20.4 oz (577g)
Aperture (Max.) : f/2.8
Aperture (Min.) : f/22
Maximum Magnification : 0.2x
Aperture Blade : 7 blades (Circular aperture)
Lens Mount Type : Sony A-mount
Distance Encoder : Yes
Filter Diameter : 72mm
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : APS: 24-75mm (35mm Equivalent: 16-50mm)
Angle of View : 83- 32 degree


HDMI (TypeC mini)

Power Source

InfoLITHIUM NP-FM500H (7.2V)
Battery Life
Approx. 470 images with viewfinder, 530 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)



Translucent Mirror Technology


OLED electronic viewfinder

Full HD Movie with AVCHD

Live View with Phase Detection

19-point auto focus

16-50mm zoom lens included

Dimensions & Weight

Approx. 5-3/4 x 4-1/8 x 3-1/4" excluding protrusions
Approx. 1 lb 7 oz. (653g) (excl battery, lens & media)
Approx. 1 lb 9.8 oz. (732g) (w/battery & media)

Package Contents

Package Contents
Sony a77 DSLR
SAL1650 SAM lens, lens cap
Battery Charger
Rechargable Battery (NP-FM500H)
Shoulder Strap
Body Cap
USB Cable
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Lepakshi M.
  • 5/17/2014 9:14:33 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Sony alpha a77 SLT-A77VQ Black 24.3MP Translucent Mirror Digital SLR with 16-50mm f2.8 Lens

Pros: Fast..Electronic View Finder...12 fps....

Cons: 16-50mm lens is bulky ... weight of the camera body with 16-50mm....

Other Thoughts: I just love the are amazing...worth every penny i spend.....

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  • David C.
  • 11/16/2012 7:02:27 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsmy 1st DSLR... i mean DSLT!

This review is from: Sony alpha a77 SLT-A77VQ Black 24.3MP Translucent Mirror Digital SLR with 16-50mm f2.8 Lens

Pros: Review based on firmware 1.06

Amazing camera for semi-pro's or photo enthusiast that currently has 0 investment with Nikon or Cannon.

No other camera TODAY in this price range offers the speed this has, 12fps (and with a ScanDisk Extreme UHS-i, i'm able to flush the buffer quicker to get back to 12fps).

Glad i went with the a77, the body is built SO well and the grip is very comfortable on long holds

the non live view is a NON issue. Dont hate on it, until you have used it. Seriously, every pro review i've seen say if they were stuck with an electronic view finder, this is the one they want. I live by it and my negative to is is that i dont get to use the 921k LCD screen most of the time :(

This isn't your daddy's "kit lens"..its not uncommon to have a lens cost more than cameras but NEVER has a kit lens cost $800! Weather sealed & at f/2.8. I tried to find where they scratched the "G" off...

Its a sony, so the Video is top notch!

Cons: at the time of this review;

* unable to snap photo's while recording movie

* without using a very high end media card, the flushing of the buffer is slow. (specially at full quality Raw=Jpeg 12fps)

* the screen articulates well HOWEVER i wish it would swing out to the side for self photos

* i''ve used many Sony Adv Point & shoots and i miss how on the a77 as you turn the dial, it doesn't display what selection your at on the LCD or in the View finder.

Meaning your in manual mode but now you want to go into manual video mode, you have to remove the camera from your eye to see the dial, or get used to counting in a direction ;)

* dedicated movie button, my problem is Sony only half thought of a problem. While in photo mode, you can hit this button to start recording movies BUT when in movie mode, you can't take pictures with the shutter button?!?!

Other Thoughts: I love walking into a place and having people hear the 12fps going off... ;)

I've learned so much about digital photography with the help of some good friends and this camera. I offer the following suggestions

* if your trying to save some cash, get the body only and look at the Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II LD SP Aspherical (IF). Note its NOT weather sealed

* get the Sony Wifi Remote!

* get the Sony LCD semi hard cover. It also comes with a protector for the top lcd panel

* GET ScanDisk Extreme Pro cards, FAST in & out of the camera and very durable (mine went through washer & dryer and kept all the images!)

I saw some negative remarks about movie mode not working, perhaps you were trying to use the shutter button vs the movie button. Also your flash problems sounds like your in Auto mode.. with any camera i've used, including other brands, auto mode does what auto mode wants :)

as always, feel free to gmail my nickname with questions or comments.

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  • Wayne C.
  • 8/20/2012 5:32:13 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsSony SLTA77VQ

This review is from: Sony alpha a77 SLT-A77VQ Black 24.3MP Translucent Mirror Digital SLR with 16-50mm f2.8 Lens

Pros: Can't think of too much--bad from factory. Fancy camera but has some significant problems.

Cons: 1. Over and under exposes pictures
2. Flash pops up when not needed
3. Flash pops up and then doesn't fire when needed
4. Movie mode didn't work for some reason.
5. Couldn't register online, so called in and ended up taking quite a while on the phone.
6. After spending hours on the phone, and the Tier 2 Support person didn't call back as he indicated, I called a few times and finally found out the camera needs to be sent in for repair. I understand that this will take approximately 1 1/2 weeks total time or so.

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  • Jay P.
  • 4/30/2012 12:40:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWell rounded Semi-pro DSLR

This review is from: Sony alpha a77 SLT-A77VQ Black 24.3MP Translucent Mirror Digital SLR with 16-50mm f2.8 Lens

Pros: -Flip-out Screen
-Kit 16-50mm f2.8 lens
-Image stabilization in camera
-HDMI out
-OMLED viewfinder
-Video Quality is Superb.
-Deep-red AF illum
-Manual focus assist (when the camera is set to manual focus, the focus of the image is highlighted in red, in realtime, in the viewfinder.)

Cons: -Battery life
-Auto White balance seems off, suggest you set it manually before shooting.
-Slow start up time,
-Sluggish menus
-single sd/no Compact Flash.
-Smaller lens collection
-Takes a moment to orientate oneself to the camera after using a Canon or Nikon. but its fully customizable so that helps.

Other Thoughts: This camera is great for a beginner photographer without serious investment in Nikon or Canon. Enables high level controls of lighting and exposure. I upgraded from a nikon D70s with a 50m 1.8 and I don't look back. I also purchased a polariod speedlight with led video light panel to replace my sb-600 and I now have highly capable setup to get the images and videos I need to for my job.

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