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 it’s dust and water resistant seals.
Rapid response with Translucent Mirror Technology
Voted ‘Innovation of The Year’ at the Amateur Photographer Awards 2011,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 a newly designed 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.
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The world’s fastest continuous shooting at 12fps (frames per second)*
The innovative SLT-A77 offers the speed and precision you need to 'focus between the moments' and shoot high speed continuous action at up to 12fps – faster than most professional interchangeable lens digital cameras. 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
This camera also includes a newly developed 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 such as candlelit weddings without the need for a flash. 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 stabilization 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.
High resolution, high contrast viewfinder
See your world in perfect clarity and detail. The XGA OLED Tri-Finder in SLT-A77 is the first electronic viewfinder to feature 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.
The world’s first 3 way tilt LCD*
View images more comfortably, however you’re shooting, with the world’s first 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.
Rapid response everytime
With a fast release time lag of just 50 milliseconds and high speed AF, SLT-A77 gives you the flexibility to capture fast, dynamic action the moment it happens. This impressive release time lag – the time it takes the camera to begin image exposure after focusing – is due to a new electronic front shutter curtain that synchronizes with the mechanical second shutter curtain and provides exposure without front shutter curtain movement. New Object Tracking keeps moving subjects in perfect focus even while zooming in by locking on to them in the target frame so you can concentrate solely on composing your scene.
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 latest 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 maximize every shot.
Easy creative photography
With the SLT-A77, anyone can experience the satisfaction of artistic photography. New enhanced 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. Choose from 11 Picture Effect modes including new HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Soft Focus and Miniature. You can even adjust the level of some effects for total creative control.
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 for unrivalled freedom
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. Whether you're shooting stills or moving images you'll get the benefits of high-speed, high-precision, phase-detection AF with virtually all of them. Exercise your cinematic creativity without worrying about difficult focusing problems.
*As of July 2011