|Brand NewSony Alpha A77 A77VQ DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM SLT Digital Camera Kit|
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|Capture professional-quality, high-resolution images with the Sony A77 24.3 MP Digital SLR Camera, which shoots pictures with its 24.3 megapixels digital sensor. This Sony digital SLR camera supports several lens types. The Sony A77 24.3 MP Digital SLR Camera has a 3.0-inch swivel-mounted LCD screen as your primary viewfinder, which doubles up as your display screen for viewing stored images. This Sony camera has a built-in SD memory card slot, which supports reading various different types of the SD flash memory card of high capacities. Sony digital SLR camera supports manual ISO 100-12800, and Auto ISO 100-1600 settings modes. This Sony camera supports high-resolution HD 1920 x 1080-pixels at 25 fps video recording.|
|UPC||017456786020, 027242833074, 05000000556144|
|Camera Type||Digital SLR|
|Sensor Resolution||24.3 MP|
|Lens For SD||16-50mm f/2.8 DT|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||Memory Stick DUO PRO, SD Card, SDHC Card, SDXC Card|
|Additional Features||HDMI, Interchangeable Lenses, USB 2.0|
Average review score based on 13 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
There's a lot out there describing the A77 so I'll try to keep this brief.
I shoot nature, people and race events so I want image quality, speed and did I say quality??? I got started in digital with Nikon because my friends use Nikon; lending is great! I enjoyed my Nikon D300 and D60 spare body then the D7000 which was faster with video built-in. I love the Nikon flash quality by the way. I was looking at the D800 but wanted faster and the possibility of even better (scary fighting words!).
What's great about the A77 (and lower models too):
Sony knows video and the A77 does 1080p60, it's solid.
Optics - the standard lens series is not bad, like the consumer Nikon line but the image stabilization is in the body. Zeiss lenses are available, I have the 16-80 and it's impressive!
Live electronic view - the eyepiece is digital not optical like most SLR's. It lets you see how the sensor is interpreting the scene.
Video - as I mentioned this body shoots high-end video but zooming must be done smoothly.
High Dynamic Range - you get three options (off, let the camera decide exposure based on advanced analysis of bright and dark areas, flatten three shots into one HDR). If you leave it in the middle setting it optimizes and you don't even know it's happening but it works. The HDR setting VERY quickly shoots three then sits there for a while before turning control over to you for the next shot. HDR is very well done and you can control how much range to include plus it saves a non-HDR image as well, nice but slow.
Speed - okay it doesn't wake up like a Nikon but once alive it can do 12 FPS; shooting one shot is hard but you can set "Single" shot mode. Burst mode is ~1 sec. before the buffer fills, which seems very odd to me and I use FAST cards.
Night shooting - even though raw high ISO noise level is higher then the D7000, you have interesting night options like shooting 5 shots for lower noise and good sharpness - pretty amazing. Also the display shows you what mode you're in if you switch at night so no flashlight needed.
The back LCD swings and tilts - very handy plus it switches to the internal based on your face being up to it, seamless!
Many megapixels, tons but whatever. It takes a lot to work on such massive files. I ended up with a server class computer and it really helps; keeps my house warm too.
Lots of cute shooting modes + 3D, please don't waste my time.
Down-side (nothing much here):
The eyepiece resolution is not as high as I'd like which is frustrating. Also, live view does not show the brightness ratio that I'm used to on an SLR; you don't see the sun glinting off bright objects for example. In the final image file, displayed on a real monitor it's all good, beautiful actually.
I'd like to see a better user controls and external browser interface config, wireless would be good. Let me customize!
I may have missed it but my stills are numbered sequentially but my videos number from 0 with each new card.
I always seem to have trouble getting lenses to index properly especially when trying to put the plastic backcap on the one just removed - why can't it go on different ways?
Faster HDR processing please.
Let's see some super-wide angle lenses!
I'm not impressed with the flash usability, Nikon still wins there.
Get the fastest cards - SanDisk 95MB/s! To test cards try bursts at 12fts, you'll see card differences here.
Start with the 18-200mm.
We have now taken well over 100,000 excellent photos with our 3 A77s. We've also added the new Sony 18-135 to our arsenal of fine lenses. The 18-135 is of the same build quality as the 16-50 and replaced my beloved Minolta 28-135 legendary lens. The photos we have taken with our Sony SLT- A77s have earned us a lot of excellent shoots with more coming in daily. 10 of our photos were featured in a soon to be released video for a new song that will be playing on every radio station in the country. Listen for "Heroes for Hire" and be sure to check out the video.
Update 7-26-12 We now have 3 of these fantastic cameras! If you are considering buying one of these keep this fact in mind... We are professional photographers and with a business budget could have bought any camera we wanted, Canon, Nikon, Pentax, whatever. We chose to buy our 3rd Sony A77 because of its outstanding performance through over 60,000 professional photos. We really love the awesome Sony 16-50 lens with the silent focus video and we keep 2 of them mounted on our 2 main cameras. We shoot weddings, parties, corporate events, bands, and concerts. We are the official photographers for the Rock Legends Cruises!
The SONY SLT-A77 camera and SONY 16-50MM 2.8 lens go together like peanut butter and jelly. we are amazed at the speed of this combo and the sharpness and color rendition from the SONY 16-50 lens. The lens could have easily been classified as a "G" lens and sold for $100 more.
We bought 2 of these Sony SLT-A77s in 2011 to replace our SONY A55s and we feel that the much larger investment was well worth it! We have no dislikes about the camera and we feel that there is no competition with this huge range of features anywhere this price range.
The photos are sharp and the color explodes off the screen. The continuous shooting of 12 frames per second is incredible and the HD video looks just like what you get on cable HD TV.
We highly recommend this camera and lens. Purchasing the lens as a kit with the Sony SLT-A77 will save you a few hundred on the lens. If you would like to see some photo samples just google our ID
I've been using this camera for over a month now and absolutely love it.
Electronic ViewFinder (EVF)
Lenses (Minolta and Sony)
Plenty of buttons and dials for quick adjust
Continuous AF for pictures and videos.
Good size and weight
12 frames per second shooting mode
12 frames per second shooting mode (Lack of changeable settings in this mode)
Overall this is an amazing camera. I upgraded from a Canon T1i and absolutely do not regret it.
I had before Sony Alpha 55 and I was looking for something better from Sony as well!
So I found Alpha 77 as best one from Sony DSLR! This camera's much better and I do really like it! It's very fast and it have excelent quality of pictures which I was looking for!
So I can personally recomend this product as great one with a good price on it!!!
If you are serious about photography the difference between the Alpha 65 and the Alpha 77 is truly significant & worth the extra $. There are Many lenses for the 77, some (usually the stock supplied with the 'kit' are the "cheapos"- although there a few kits that have the better SAM or SSM lenses. If you want All of the capabilities the camera has to offer Sony's better (meaning more expensive!) lenses are the best bet. Probably the best way to keep the costs down is to get the body only, THEN look at the Sony/Carl Zeiss lenses in their catalog & chose the appropriate lenses for your 'kit', The body is really only the beginning! You'll definitely need a second battery. The Sony is also a capable Movie camera. Bags?: Check out the smaller Kata Bags: LOTS of dedicated pockets & well padded.