Sony Alpha a77 Price in USA

Sony Alpha a77 Price in US

Sony has finally made its comeback to the enthusiast and semi-professional segments of the DSLR market after a delay of four years. After failing to make much of an impression in that market with the A700, which was designed to be quite similar to the traditional DSLRs that Canon and Nikon produce, Sony has spent the years since then working on building something that is a little bit different. The A77 makes use of an electronic viewfinder as opposed to an optical one, building on the ‘translucent mirror’ technology developed by the business. The end result is a product that has the appearance of being conventional but yet has the capacity to deliver something unique.

The A77 has some very remarkable technical specifications, including a new 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor, 12fps full-definition shooting, and the best resolution electronic viewfinder (EVF) we’ve ever seen (a 2.4M dot OLED finder). In addition to that, it has a brand new 19-point autofocus sensor, 11 of which are cross-type (sensitive to detail in both the vertical and horizontal axis). The A77 can track objects as they move across the frame thanks to a clever use of the primary sensor’s live view, which enables the camera to have a better grasp of which AF point it should be utilizing at any given time.

Sony Alpha a77 Price in USA

The release of the SLT-A55 the year before offered some hints as to how Sony planned to apply its extensive knowledge of electronics to a high-end camera. Due to the design of its fixed, semi-transparent mirror, Sony was able to dispense with the use of a traditional optical viewfinder and instead employ an electronic display. In addition to this, it meant that the phase-detection autofocus that is responsible for much of the immediate nature of DSLR cameras could be employed at all times. The end result was a camera that was capable of shooting at an amazing 10 frames per second, could focus swiftly while recording video, and gave a full-time live view with consistent behavior similar to that of a DSLR in a way that no other camera had actually accomplished previously.

It should come as no surprise that the A77 takes all of these capabilities a lot further than the consumer-level A55. It combines the most recent processor with an electronic first curtain shutter to offer the level of responsiveness that the more demanding enthusiast and semi-pro users will anticipate. The viewfinder of the A77 has been vastly enhanced, and this is one of the most important factors in the camera’s ability to compete with the extremely fierce competition it confronts from cameras such as Canon’s 7D. (It doesn’t take much of a leap of logic to deduce that the feature in question was the one that Sony sought to develop before releasing an SLT onto the market.)

Additionally, in-camera GPS functionality is included on the A77, just like it is on the A55 and a few other contemporary Sony cameras. On photo-sharing websites like Flickr and others, the ability to geo-locate photographs that have been tagged is a function that may be an extremely helpful tool for organizing and finding images.

In addition to the advancements in technology, it is evident that Sony has been listening to its fans while building the camera’s software. The A77 is not only the most customisable Sony model we have ever come across, but it also has a complete complement of high-end capabilities. This includes the capability to make fine adjustments to the AF tuning, as well as the ability to set the upper and lower extremes that the Auto ISO system would employ. These are capabilities that we have not seen on a Sony camera since the DSLR-A850.

Sony Alpha a77 Specifications

Price (Body only / with 16-50mm F2.8)• US: $1399 / $1999
• UK: £1149 / £1599
• EU: €1350 / €1900
Body materialMagnesium alloy and high-grade plastic exterior
Sensor• APS-C “Exmor” HD CMOS
• 23.5 x 15.6 mm
• 24.7 million total pixels
• 24.3 million effective pixels
• RGB (Primary) color filter array
Anti-dust systemCharge protection coating on low-pass filter and Image Sensor-Shift mechanism
Image sizes• 6000 x 4000 (3:2)
• 4240 x 2832 (3:2)
• 3008 x 2000 (3:2)
• 6000 x 3376 (16:9)
• 4240 x 2400 (16:9)
• 3008 x 1688 (16:9)
Sweep Panorama• Wide: horizontal 12416 x 1856 (23M), vertical 5536 x 2160 (12M)
• Standard: horizontal 8192 x 1856 (15M), vertical 3872 x 2160 (8.4M)
3D Sweep Panorama• Wide: 7152 x 1080 (7.7M)
• Standard: 4912 x 1080 (5.3M)
• 16:9: 1920 x 1080 (2.1M)
Image sizes (Video)NTSC:
• AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/ 28Mbps/ PS, 60i/ 24Mbps/ FX, 60i/ 17Mbps/ FH, 24p/ 24Mbps/ FX, 24p/ 17Mbps/ FH)
• MP4: 1440 x 1080 (30fps/ 12Mbps), VGA: 640 x 480 (30fps/ 3Mbps)

PAL:
• 1920 x 1080 (50p/ 28Mbps/ PS, 50i/ 24Mbps/ FX, 50i/ 17Mbps/ FH, 25p/ 24Mbps/ FX, 25p/ 17Mbps/ FH)
• MP4: 1440 x 1080 (25fps/ 12M), VGA: 640 x 480 (25fps/ 3M)
Aspect ratios• 3:2
• 16:9
• Variable (Sweep Panorama & 3D Sweep Panorama)
File formats• RAW
• RAW + JPEG
• JPEG – Standard
• JPEG – Fine
• JPEG – Extra Fine
File formats (Movie)• AVCHD 2.0 (Progressive) / MP4
• MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)
Lenses• Sony A-mount
• Konica-Minolta AF mount
Focus modes• Auto Focus (19-point phase-detection AF system)
• Manual focus
• Direct Manual Focus,
• Face Detection
• AF Tracking
AF modes• Single-shot AF (AF-S)
• Continuous AF (AF-C)
• Automatic AF (AF-A) selectable
AF assist lampYes, dedicated lamp
Image stabilizationSteadyShot INSIDE
Exposure modes• Program AE
• Aperture priority AE
• Shutter priority AE
• Manual
• Auto
• Auto +
• High-speed mode (10-fps)
• Sweep Panorama 3D
• Sweep Panorama
• SCN (see below)
• Continuous Advance Priority AE
Scene modes• Portrait
• Sports Action
• Macro
• Landscape
• Sunset
• Night view
• Hand held Twilight
• Night portrait
Picture Effect• Posterization (Color, B/W),
• Pop Color
• Retro Photo
• Partial Color (R,G,B,Y)
• High Contrast Monochrome
• Toy Camera
• Soft High-key
• Soft Focus
• HDR Painting
• Rich-tone Monochrome
• Miniature
Sensitivity• Auto
• ISO 50 (Expanded setting)
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200
• ISO 6400
• ISO 12800
• ISO 16000
• ISO 25600 (multi-shot NR mode – JPEG only)
ISO steps1/3 or 1.0 EV
Metering range-2 to 17 EV
Metering modes• 1200-zone multi-segment
• Center-Weighted
• Spot
AE Lock• AEL/AFL button
• With shutter release half-press
AE Bracketing• 3 or 5 frames
• 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 2.0, 3.0 EV steps
Exposure compensation• -5 to +5 EV
• 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable
Shutter speed• 30 -1/8000 sec.
• Bulb
• Flash X-sync 1/250 sec
White balance• Auto
• Daylight
• Shade
• Cloudy
• Incandescent
• Fluorescent (Warm white /Cool white/ Day white/ Daylight)
• Flash
• Kelvin temp (2500 – 9900K, 100K steps)
WB fine tuningYes (magenta/green bias)
WB Bracketing3 frames, H/L selectable
Color space• sRGB
• Adobe RGB
Image parameters• Standard
• Vivid
• Neutral
• Clear
• Deep
• Light
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Sunset
• Night Scene
• Autumn leaves
• Black & White
• Sepia (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps)
• Saturation (-3 to +3 steps)
• Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps)
Drive modes• Single
• Continuous Hi (8 fps)
• Continuous Lo (3 fps)
• 12 fps via high-speed mode
Continuous buffer• 13 JPEG Extra Fine images
• 18 JPEG Fine images
• 18 JPEG Std images
• 13 RAW images
• 11 RAW+JPEG images
Self-timer• 2 sec
• 10 sec
Flash• Auto pop-up
• ADI flash / Pre-flash TTL / Manual flash
• Guide no. 12 (ISO 100)
• Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off), Wireless
• Flash exposure compensation: Up to +/- 3EV in 1/3, 1/2EV steps
Flash X-sync speed1/250 sec
External flash• Hot shoe
Viewfinder• Eye-level fixed XGA OLED, 1.3 cm (0.5″ type) electronic viewfinder
• 2,359,296 dot resolution
• Magnification approx.1.09x
• 100% frame coverage
Live view• Display Real-time image adjustment display (reflects exposure compensation, white balance, Creative Style )
• Focus Magnifier: 5.9x, 11.7x
DOF previewYes
Orientation sensorYes
LCD monitor• 3.0″ TFT tilt-LCD monitor
• Xtra Fine LCD with TruBlack technology
• 921,600 dots
• Approx 100% frame coverage
• Auto / Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2) / Sunny Weather
Playback functions• Single (with or without shooting information)
• RGB histogram and highlight/shadow warning
• 4/9-frame index view
• Enlarged display mode (L: 13.6x, M: 9.9x, S: 6.8x)
• Auto Review (10/5/2 sec., Off)
• Image orientation (On/Off) Slideshow
• Panorama scrolling
• Folder selection (Still)
• Forward/Rewind (movie)
• Delete
• Protect
Connectivity• USB 2.0 (High Speed)
• HDMI type C
• external microphone
Print compliance• Exif Print
• Print Image Matching III
• DPOF setting
StorageSD/SDHC/SDXC/MemoryStick Pro Duo
Power• NP-FM500H Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (1650 mAh)
• Battery charger included
• Optional AC adapter
• Battery life Approx 470 shots with viewfinder,530 in Live view mode (CIPA standard)
Dimensions143 x 104 x 81 mm
Weight (camera body)Approx. 653g (1 lb 7 oz)
Weight (camera body, card and battery)Approx. 732g (1 lb 9.8 oz
9Expert Score
Awesome

The A77 is a well-designed camera that straddles the line between entry-level and semi-professional levels of photography. Its headline features, which include a high pixel count and blazingly fast continuous shooting, will attract a lot of interest; but, the camera’s effective ergonomics, stable systems, and exceptional full-time live view system and full-time autofocus will be of more benefit in day-to-day use.

Build quality
9
Ergonomics & handling
8.5
Features
9
Image quality
9
Performance
8
Value
8
Pros
  • GPS, together with a crisp OLED EVF.
  • Sensor with a high resolution.
  • Rapid fire in bursts of shots.
  • 1080p60 video recording with focusing capability.
  • Performs well in high ISO settings.
  • Excellent kit lens.
Cons
  • Hot shoe with a proprietary design.
  • There is no optical viewfinder present.
  • Time required for recovery following a firing burst.

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