The Sony Alpha A77 features an impressive spec that puts its rivals in the shade. Just how good is it? Find out in the What Digital Camera Sony Alpha A77 review...

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Sony Alpha A77

Overall score:92%
Image Quality:90%


  • Ultra fast performance, Intuitive operation, class-topping specification


  • EVF not for everyone, slow start-up and relatively poor battery life


Sony Alpha A77 Review


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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

Sony Alpha A77The 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.

 Buy this camera now !


ISO:100-16000 (expandable to 50-16000)
Video:1080 (25/50p) HD video (AVCHD 2.0)
White Balance:White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
Lens Mount:Sony Alpha
Built-in Flash:Yes, GN12
Memory Card:SD/SDHC/SDXC & Memory Stick PRO Duo/PRO-HG Duo
Cable Release:Yes
Exposure Comp:-/+5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
Compression:Extra Fine, Fine & Standard
Output Size:6000 x 4000px
Viewfinder Type:2.4m-dot 1.09x mag (in 35mm terms) electronic viewfinder
PC Socket:Yes
LCD:3in wide, 921k-dot, vari-angle TruBlack LCD
Field of View:100%
Colour Temp Control:2500-9900K
AF Points:19 selectable points
White Balance Bracket:Yes
Sensor:24.3MP APS-C type CMOS
Max Flash Sync:1/250th
Focal Length Mag:1.5x
DoF Prview:Yes
Built-in Image Stabilisation:Yes
Metering System:TTL,1200-zone evaluative
Dust Reduction:Yes
Movie Mode:Yes
Live Mode:Yes
Exposure Modes:Auto, Auto+, P, S, A, M, Scene, Sweep Panorama
Connectivity:USB 2.0 & HDMI, Flash Sync, External Mic
File Format:Raw (ARW), JPEG, Raw + JPEG
Power:Rechargeable NP-FM500H Li-ion battery
Dimensions:142.6 x 104 x 80.9
Shutter Speeds:30-1/8000th second, plus Bulb
Colour Space:sRGB, Adobe RGB
Drive Mode:Single, Continuous (12fps), Self Timer (2 or 10sec), Bracket
Focusing Modes:Single-shot, Automatic, Continuous
  1. 1. Sony Alpha A77 review - Features
  2. 2. Design
  3. 3. Performance
  4. 4. Image Quality
  5. 5. Value & Verdict
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