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Sony SLTA77V.CEH Translucent Mirror Interchangeable Lens Camera (24.3MP) 3.0 inch LCD (discontinued by manufacturer)

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  • 24.3 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS, Full HD AVCHD, 25/50p, 12fps, 7.5cm 3-way LCD, GPS. Body only.
  • 24.3MP Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
  • XGA Tru-Finder OLED viewfinder
  • Up to 12fps continuous shooting

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 100 x 100 x 100 cm ; 653 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.1 Kg
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: SLTA77V.CEH
  • ASIN: B005YXKCJ2
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 16 Sep 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)


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Product Description

Product Description

Sony SLT-A77 Translucent Mirror Interchangeable Lens Camera

Maximise Your Creative Vision

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.

Rapid Response with Translucent Mirror Technology

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.

High performance features like fast continuous shooting up to 12 frames per second and extremely high 24.3 megapixel resolution.
High performance features like fast continuous shooting up to 12 frames per second and extremely high 24.3 megapixel resolution.
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Continuous Shooting at 12fps (Frames Per Second)*

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.

Sophisticated 19-point AF system

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.

See the Difference with Unsurpassed Resolution

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.

Smooth Quick AF Full HD movies

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.

Advanced Quick AF Live View

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.

Enjoy newly developed 19-point AF system with 11 cross sensors for higher autofocusing precision.
Enjoy newly developed 19-point AF system with 11 cross sensors for higher autofocusing precision.
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High Resolution, High Contrast Viewfinder

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.

3-way tilt LCD*

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.

Go Manual for Precise Control

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.

Advanced Photographic Features

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.

Easy Creative Photography

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.

Simple to Use

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.

Interchangeable Lens Flexibility

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

Box Contains

Accessory shoe cap
Battery charger
USB cable
Shoulder strap
Body cap
Eyepiece cup
Rechargeable battery
Power cable

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Customer Reviews

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By TheProf TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 5 Nov 2013
First of all, check which supplier your camera will be coming from, as some may not be supplying UK stock. This may affect your ability to get Sony UK to undertake a warranty repair, so be vcareful.

Now, as for the camera: This is an immensely rewarding SLT camera to use - I have now owned the camera 9 months, and have previously used the Sony SLT-a57 and Sony's older a700 DSLR. This is a semi-pro model built to a high standard, which feels solid in the hand. Ergonomics are first rate with dials and buttons falling easily to hand, a good, solid grip, fabulous EVF, and plenty of physical controls, including both front and rear control dials, something you do not get with the cheaper a65 model which shares the same 24MP sensor.

Sony really did put a lot of great features into this camera. It has a blisteringly fast FPS burst rate, slightly limited by its buffer size, admittedly, but still very, very fast. That would be no good if it didn't have an excellent AF module to go with this, but it has the best AF module of any Sony SLT bar the pro-level slt-a99 full frame camera. The AF is fast, accurate and flexible in both single shot and continuous modes. Furthermore, micro focus adjust is available so you can tune the AF system to specific lenses (works best with primes but can be of value with zooms too). There are many menu options and settings to get to grips with, but I am a fan of Sony's no-nonsense straightforward interface, which I find quite intuitive. Help is at hand from Gary Friedman's excellent e-book - available here on Amazon or on his own web site - a real bible for a77 owners and well worth the price for a detailed description of all the many features. GPS is a nice feature - it's effective and doesn't drain the battery too quickly (it can of course be turned off).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr Baz #1 REVIEWER#1 HALL OF FAME on 7 Jun 2014
Like many I toyed with the idea of the A77 for some time, having briefly used one a few years back it was nice, but the price was fairly heavy at the time.
Fast forward to 2014 and a newer model A77 MkII and we get some very good deals on this camera right now.
Having used the camera for a week or so I'll give you my honest impressions of it so far, and will update the review as required over time.

Quick fire good/bad points

+ Very good build, mag alloy front and back panels, weather sealing (dust moisture)
+ Excellent 19 point (11 cross type AF points) autofocus, it's very fast with good accuracy
+ Ability to AF "fine tune" lenses (so far I have not needed to)
+ Built in red LED beam "AF assist" very handy for low light, it puts a pattern out and you can focus even in complete darkness or on subjects with no contrast
+ Excellent details and tonality with very good dynamic range, 24mp is overkill for most, but the firepower is there if you need it
+ Extensive on body controls with direct buttons for WB, ISO, joystick control, front/rear dials, AF mode knob
+ Top LCD can be useful (it's backlit) for tripod shooting
+ Multi swivel LCD can be fully articulated, sharp high res 3" display
+ Very fast frames per second shooting rate up to 12fps (fixed aperture though) also has 8fps and 3fps cont shooting modes
+ Full metal mount (lower priced alpha bodies don't have this, just worth a mention)
+ Focus "peaking" can be use and a magnify focus check, this makes manual focus very easy
+ Ability to "save" 3 banks of settings on the dial (MR position)
+ Has a DOF preview, DMF (direct manual focus) option for AF
+ PC sync port, remote port, GPS built in, 3.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By SteveR on 23 Oct 2012
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I was aprehensive about the EVF before I bought it, but after using for several weeks it is brilliant. Much brighter than an OVF and being able to change ANY setting with it up to your eye is great. I now seldom use the rear screen atall! Overall this is a simply superb camera and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. Cheung on 2 July 2012
So I recently purchased an A65 and returned it because there wasn't enough features to justify the price difference between the A57 & the A65. And the reason I originally purchased the A65 was because I didn't really think there was much in the A77 I would need.

I was wrong.

Only a few minutes after playing with the A77 the little things started to make me think "How did I live without that feature before!?!?" So for example, the ability to set a minimum & maximum ISO. This small feature has made my life much easier. More buttons to control things directly without fumbling through the menus.

The build quality is fantastic. It feels rock solid in your hand and the grip is very comfortable.

But let's be honest, this is a camera aimed at a semi-pro or serious enthusiast. If you are an amateur just looking for a good camera then the A57/A65 is probably good enough for you and save yourself some cash. But then if you are looking at this review for the body only then you are probably already one.

Noise performance was the biggest concern of mine after reading a lot of reviews. Yes it is noticeably noisier than the A55/A57 but I would argue that is because it is a 24MP sensor rather than 16MP. If you regularly take photos in low light then maybe look at the A57. For me I've found that anything below ISO 1600 is perfectly fine. ISO 3200 is the highest I will go. Noise is more noticeable on RAW files but nothing you cannot easily touch up in post-processing using Photoshop or Lightroom. I actually am surprised how little I am caring about noise. I honestly thought it would be a bigger issue than it is. And to put this into context I reckon we're talking about a marginal difference between say a D7000 and the A77 at the same ISO.
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