Sony Alpha A77 review
Value & Verdict
Sony Alpha A77 review - Value
At £1149 body only, the A77 is by no means a cheap piece of kit, but compared to its closest rivals, it works out at a similar price. When you look at what you get for your cash though, you're not missing out - the A77 offers a wealth of features and, in most cases, either matches or betters both the excellent Canon EOS 7D and the ageing Nikon D300s. In that respect, the Alpha 77 is great value for money.
Sony Alpha A77 review - Verdict
The Alpha A77 is a fantastic piece of kit that's dripping with a host of features to keep the serious photographer happy.
The OLED EVF is the best example we've ever seen, allowing you to just get on and shoot and not be irritated by it. There'll be times when you'll miss an optical viewfinder, but this is only rarely and we'd urge you to try it out before making any negative assumptions. After extensive use with the A77's OLED EVF it'll become second nature, and only then going back to an optical viewfinder pronounces the difference.
The image quality delivered by the A77's 24.3MP APS-C type CMOS sensor is excellent. It probably can't quite match the Nikon D7000 or Canon EOS 7D at the higher end of the ISO spectrum, but it's fairly close, and excels when it comes to detail and tonal range over its rivals.
Sony's uncompromising approach to the Alpha A77 has produced a camera that not only matches some excellent competition, but beats them in a number of areas too.