Sony Alpha SLT-A77 (Body Only) reviews and prices: SLR camera

211 customer reviews

+ This digital camera scores high on features. - It has no outstanding negative points.

£49 – £480 at 2 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

9.2 out of 10 based on 211 reviews.
Sony Alpha SLT-A77 (Body Only): 24.3 MP (Megapixels), Memory Stick PRO Duo storage, Optical Image Stabiliser image stabiliser digital SLR camera. See full product description
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Some customer reviews of Sony Alpha SLT-A77 (Body Only)

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Michael, Southampton Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very impressive frame rate when set to continuous shooting.
Easy to use.
Fantastic picture quality.
Loads of options for manual operation.
Bad points:
Battery life is not brilliant, (carry a spare battery if you're out for the day).
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 31 May 2013

Confirmed purchaser Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
main one's
OLED viewfinder (see below)
Good ergonomics
Bad points:
OLED viewfinder not good in very bright light ie Snow
battery life is short
Aggressive noise reduction in JPEGs at high ISOs
Could we have a setting lock like the Fujifilm X20

Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Jul 2013

Paul, Wakefield Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Makes taking pictures easy and alos helps your understanding of ISO, aperture and shutter speed.
Bad points:
It's quite a bit different to any other camera I have had, so it takes some getting used to!
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Jul 2013

David, Peterborough Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Good handling, excellent picture quality
Bad points:
Not really bad, just number of features rather overwhelming - I do not use video, so more complicated than I need
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Aug 2013

rod, Mellieha, Malta Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Plenty.
Bad points:
would have liked to see colour filters for black and white photography.
A much better manual is required if not in print then online.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 18 Jun 2013

Mark, Tunbridge Wells Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Focus Peaking
Bad points:
jpeg engine, low light shooting
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 10 Jul 2013

Paul, Lewes Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
This camera is amazing due to being able to take low level hand held shots
Bad points:
Battery exhausts if left on. Could be a setting
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Oct 2013

Product Features

Camera Type SLR
Screen size (Inches) 3
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser
Touchscreen No
3D No
Media format Memory Stick PRO Duo
Media format SDHC Card
Media format SD Card
Media format SDXC Card
PictBridge No
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Weight (g) 653
Body Only Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/30
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver Yes
Release date 2011-09-30
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens Yes
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Manufacturer's Description

Built to keep delivering serious images

Step up to new levels of imaging quality, performance and handling to meet the demands of serious photo enthusiasts. Capture flawless images and Full HD video, with class-leading responsiveness and immense creative control.

It’s all in the detail
The high-resolution 24.3 megapixel CMOS sensor assures detail-packed pictures with excellent contrast and gorgeous colours. Exmor technology cuts noise while signals are converted to digital form. The result? Flawlessly beautiful images.

World’s fastest continuous shooting
Capture fleeting action with a continuous burst of full-resolution images at up to 12 frames per second. It’s the quickest shooting performance of any consumer-oriented APS-C interchangeable-lens digital camera (Aug. 2011).

Total control over your image
Craft beautiful images more decisively, with fingertip access to key functions and custom buttons. Front- and rear-mounted dials simplify quick adjustments. There’s also a secondary display to confirm exposure and other settings.

Amazing HD movies
Capture smooth, detailed Full HD videos with accurate phase-detection autofocus of moving subjects. Produce beautiful background defocus effects, and enjoy full manual control over focus and exposure modes. Create a cinematic mood with progressive shooting.

Tough, durable performance
Handle challenging asignments with ease. The magnesium alloy body combines rigidity and lightness, while seals aroud key buttons and dials guard against dust and moisture. The newly developed shutter unit is proven to approx. 150,000 releases.

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