Sony SLT-A77

Announced Aug 24, 2011 •
24 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
dpreview conclusion

The A77 is a well-designed camera which spans the mid-range and semi-professional categories. Its headline features - high pixel count and blazingly fast continuous shooting - will attract a lot of interest, but of greater utility in day to day use are its effective ergonomics, reliable systems and excellent full-time live view system and full-time AF.

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Silver Award
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Good for

Everyday stills and video work in a wide range of situations, and casual sports and action photography.

Not so good for

High ISO available light photography, and 'serious' sports and action work.

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Sony SLT-A77 review

The SLT-A77 builds on the foundations laid by the SLT-A33 and A55. If there were any doubts that a camera with a fixed semi translucent mirror and continuous live view could outperform traditional SLRs then Sony has laid them to rest with the A65 and A77. Some features are pivotal, not least of which is the ultra-high reolution OLED EVF. Sure footed and versatile AF, fast continuous shooting,...

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