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You’re an enthusiast, looking for a camera that will help fulfil your vision. A camera with higher resolution, colour reproduction and sensitivity plus the speed to capture the moment in exceptional detail. The SLT-A77 puts creative shooting in your hands with advanced Translucent Mirror Technology, interchangeable lenses, fast continuous shooting up to 12 frames per second and extremely high 24.3 megapixel resolution. All the high performance features you need in a body that’s ready to go anywhere thanks to its dust and water-resistant seals.
Translucent Mirror Technology provides high precision, SLR quality performance for both still image capture and Full HD movies. By replacing the mirror box used in conventional SLR cameras with mirror box containing a fixed translucent mirror that does not need to be raised and lowered each time the shutter is released, this innovative technology gives ultra high-speed continuous shooting and auto focusing. Perfect for catching spontaneous moments in the best possible quality.
With improved sensitivity, you’ll shoot higher quality photos at high-sensitivity settings. TMT allows both viewfinder shooting and live-view shooting using the LCD monitor on the back of the camera while providing Full-time “always on” Continuous AF during both photo and movie shooting.
The SLT-A77 offers the speed and precision you need to 'focus between the moments' and shoot high speed continuous action at up to 12fps. Catch the decisive moment with full-time continuous AF. Tele-Zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE zooms in with around 1.4x or 2x magnification to keep your subject in precise focus in every frame – ideal for capturing sports action and facial expressions.
The SLT-A77 features a 19-point AF system with 11 cross sensors for higher autofocusing precision. By spreading the 19 AF sensors across a wide auto focusing area, subjects are clearly captured. The 11 cross sensors track the subject more accurately than sensors with only vertical or horizontal detection. The result? Continual focus on your subject without lag or interruption.
Despite being light and compact, SLT-A77 includes a large, high resolution Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with 24.3 megapixels. Shoot professional quality images with intense colour, rich tonal gradation and subtle background defocusing effects. This sophisticated sensor is identical in size and performance to those used in Sony a digital SLR cameras and more than 13 times larger than the 1/2.4" sensors found in most digital compact cameras. Noise is reduced in both the analog (pre-AD signal conversion) and digital (post-AD signal conversion) stages by an on-chip column AD converter and dual-noise reduction circuit.
Working with the sensor is a sophisticated BIONZ processor, designed to process vast amounts of information from the sensor at high speed. Ideal for handling intensive tasks such as ultra high-speed 12 fps shooting, Multi Frame NR, Sweep Panorama image stitching and Hand-held Twilight image composition. High ISO sensitivity of 100-16000 gives you the freedom to shoot at fast shutter speeds indoors or in dimly lit environments. An ISO expansion mode allows you to set ISO sensitivity as low as 50 – combined with a slow shutter speed, this setting is great for capturing detail such as the flow of a waterfall or river.
Catch the action, the moment it appears. With Translucent Mirror Technology, movies can be captured utilising full-time continuous AF. The high-speed phase-detection AF system precisely tracks moving subjects and with electronic SteadyShot image stabilisation on board, your film will be stable and judder-free. Shoot super smooth Full HD 1920 x 1080 movies in razor-sharp detail at 50p or 25p for a more cinematic feel. The large Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor gives outstanding light sensitivity for shooting at dawn, dusk or indoors and sound recorded by a stereo microphone on the mirror housing gives excellent quality with low noise.
With Advanced Quick AF Live View, high-resolution image data from the sensor can be displayed in the viewfinder as well as on the LCD monitor. You choose which you want to monitor while shooting. Switching is automatic for ease of use and you can activate Quick AF Live View in the viewfinder simply by putting your eye to the eyepiece.
See your world in perfect clarity and detail. The XGA OLED Tri-Finder in SLT-A77 features an Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) for higher resolution, higher contrast and 100% frame coverage. This viewfinder offers a wide viewing angle of 33.3° and a high eye-point of 27mm so you can shoot and review images without taking your eyes from the finder. OLED technology provides the power, contrast and response required to perfectly reproduce scenes without motion blur or residual image. Detail is superb and allows image enlargement for more precise focusing and framing.
View images more comfortably, however you’re shooting, with a camera display that moves in three ways. Compared with conventional two-hinged displays that tilt only horizontally and vertically, this display gives you more flexibility when shooting at angles, using a tripod or from low and high positions.
Switch to manual exposure and precisely control light for even more creative freedom. P/A/S/M modes provide perfect control of defocus and brightness. This camera can also record in 25p — for that more traditional movies look, enhancing your video with a truly artistic feel.
The sophisticated SLT-A77 is packed with technology to help you create perfect photos. From aberration correction, Auto HDR, D-Range Optimizer to Shot Result Preview for displaying results of aperture and shutter speed settings, you’ll have all the tools you need to maximise every shot.
With the SLT-A77, anyone can experience the satisfaction of artistic photography. Picture Effect lets you modify images by changing colours, adding textures or including special visual effects – all without a PC. Transform simple shots into works of art using modes such as Toy Camera or Partial Colour.
Frequently used buttons are designed to stand out for easier recognition and access, front and rear dials near the grip provide quick adjustment of camera settings while looking through the viewfinder and a large LCD display keeps you up to speed with all essential data.
Enjoy all the flexibility of a traditional SLR and the technological advances of the DSLR. The SLT-A77 is compatible with the full range of system A-mount lenses - including fisheye, super wide-angle, telephoto, macro, and other fixed focal length and zoom lenses.
*As of July 2011
Had this camera a year and then some sweat marks appeared to lift the antiglare coating on the lcd. Sent it to sony explaining that it must be a manufacturing fault. Read morePublished 1 month ago by sham poo
Purchased this to replace a broken Alpha 550. Super camera and sent very quickly.Published 3 months ago by Firecrest
I have had my eye on this camera body for about a year as I was in the market for a second body and had read good reviews of this model. Read morePublished 6 months ago by A. Styles
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My 'old' Sony R1 got me hooked on a properly live (WYSIWYG) electronic viewfinder instead of the optical... Read more
Just upgraded from the Sony a57 and am glad I did! A superb piece of kit! Nice and sturdy body and picture quality (especially in good light) is superb! Read morePublished 13 months ago by T. Clifton
I have and old sony a100 and it was brilliant thats why I decided on sony again,it was the right choise the a77v is brilliantI have only done one shoot with it to date i found it... Read morePublished 13 months ago by james freaney
I was concerned at shelling out over £1000 (this was over a year ago when it was new) for a camera, having before made do with the more entry level A100 and A360 respectfully. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
so by buying the well priced A380 a while back i loved it i thought it was the bees knees but my dreams were always higher the A900 (now a Extinct bread) when i started earning my... Read morePublished 15 months ago by 2entertain
I have studied this camera for some time and on paper it comes up very well indeed. The offer at Amazon was very good indeed. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Mit