Sony SLT-A77 In-depth Review
|Price (Body only / with 16-50mm F2.8)||
• US: $1399 / $1999
|Body material||Magnesium alloy and high-grade plastic exterior|
|Sensor|| APS-C "Exmor" HD CMOS
23.5 x 15.6 mm
24.7 million total pixels
24.3 million effective pixels
RGB (Primary) color filter array
|Anti-dust system||Charge protection coating on low-pass filter and Image Sensor-Shift mechanism|
|Image sizes|| 6000 x 4000 (3:2)
• 4240 x 2832 (3:2)
• 3008 x 2000 (3:2)
• 6000 x 3376 (16:9)
• 4240 x 2400 (16:9)
• 3008 x 1688 (16:9)
|Sweep Panorama||• Wide: horizontal 12416 x 1856 (23M), vertical 5536 x 2160 (12M)
• Standard: horizontal 8192 x 1856 (15M), vertical 3872 x 2160 (8.4M)
|3D Sweep Panorama||• Wide: 7152 x 1080 (7.7M)
• Standard: 4912 x 1080 (5.3M)
• 16:9: 1920 x 1080 (2.1M)
|Image sizes (Video)||NTSC:
• AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/ 28Mbps/ PS, 60i/ 24Mbps/ FX, 60i/ 17Mbps/ FH, 24p/ 24Mbps/ FX, 24p/ 17Mbps/ FH)
• MP4: 1440 x 1080 (30fps/ 12Mbps), VGA: 640 x 480 (30fps/ 3Mbps)
• 1920 x 1080 (50p/ 28Mbps/ PS, 50i/ 24Mbps/ FX, 50i/ 17Mbps/ FH, 25p/ 24Mbps/ FX, 25p/ 17Mbps/ FH)
• MP4: 1440 x 1080 (25fps/ 12M), VGA: 640 x 480 (25fps/ 3M)
|Aspect ratios|| 3:2
Variable (Sweep Panorama & 3D Sweep Panorama)
|File formats|| RAW
RAW + JPEG
JPEG - Standard
JPEG - Fine
JPEG - Extra Fine
|File formats (Movie)||• AVCHD 2.0 (Progressive) / MP4
• MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)
|Lenses||• Sony A-mount
• Konica-Minolta AF mount
|Focus modes||• Auto Focus (19-point phase-detection AF system)
• Manual focus
• Direct Manual Focus,
• Face Detection
• AF Tracking
|AF modes||• Single-shot AF (AF-S)
• Continuous AF (AF-C)
• Automatic AF (AF-A) selectable
|AF assist lamp||Yes, dedicated lamp|
|Image stabilization||SteadyShot INSIDE|
|Exposure modes||• Program AE
• Aperture priority AE
• Shutter priority AE
• Auto +
• High-speed mode (10-fps)
• Sweep Panorama 3D
• Sweep Panorama
• SCN (see below)
• Continuous Advance Priority AE
|Scene modes||• Portrait
• Sports Action
• Night view
• Hand held Twilight
• Night portrait
|Picture Effect||• Posterization (Color, B/W),
• Pop Color
• Retro Photo
• Partial Color (R,G,B,Y)
• High Contrast Monochrome
• Toy Camera
• Soft High-key
• Soft Focus
• HDR Painting
• Rich-tone Monochrome
• ISO 50 (Expanded setting)
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200
• ISO 6400
• ISO 12800
• ISO 16000
• ISO 25600 (multi-shot NR mode - JPEG only)
|ISO steps||1/3 or 1.0 EV|
|Metering range||-2 to 17 EV|
|Metering modes||• 1200-zone multi-segment
|AE Lock||• AEL/AFL button
• With shutter release half-press
|AE Bracketing||• 3 or 5 frames
• 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 2.0, 3.0 EV steps
|Exposure compensation||• -5 to +5 EV
• 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable
|Shutter speed||• 30 -1/8000 sec.
• Flash X-sync 1/250 sec
|White balance||• Auto
• Fluorescent (Warm white /Cool white/ Day white/ Daylight)
• Kelvin temp (2500 - 9900K, 100K steps)
|WB fine tuning||Yes (magenta/green bias)|
|WB Bracketing||3 frames, H/L selectable|
|Color space||• sRGB
• Adobe RGB
|Image parameters||• Standard
• Night Scene
• Autumn leaves
• Black & White
• Sepia (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps)
• Saturation (-3 to +3 steps)
• Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps)
|Drive modes||• Single
• Continuous Hi (8 fps)
• Continuous Lo (3 fps)
• 12 fps via high-speed mode
|Continuous buffer||• 13 JPEG Extra Fine images
• 18 JPEG Fine images
• 18 JPEG Std images
• 13 RAW images
• 11 RAW+JPEG images
|Self-timer||• 2 sec
• 10 sec
|Flash||• Auto pop-up
• ADI flash / Pre-flash TTL / Manual flash
• Guide no. 12 (ISO 100)
• Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off), Wireless
• Flash exposure compensation: Up to +/- 3EV in 1/3, 1/2EV steps
|Flash X-sync speed||1/250 sec|
|External flash||• Hot shoe|
|Viewfinder||• Eye-level fixed XGA OLED, 1.3 cm (0.5" type) electronic viewfinder
• 2,359,296 dot resolution
• Magnification approx.1.09x
• 100% frame coverage
|Live view||• Display Real-time image adjustment display (reflects exposure compensation, white balance, Creative Style )
• Focus Magnifier: 5.9x, 11.7x
|LCD monitor||• 3.0" TFT tilt-LCD monitor
• Xtra Fine LCD with TruBlack technology
• 921,600 dots
• Approx 100% frame coverage
• Auto / Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2) / Sunny Weather
|Playback functions||• Single (with or without shooting information)
• RGB histogram and highlight/shadow warning
• 4/9-frame index view
• Enlarged display mode (L: 13.6x, M: 9.9x, S: 6.8x)
• Auto Review (10/5/2 sec., Off)
• Image orientation (On/Off) Slideshow
• Panorama scrolling
• Folder selection (Still)
• Forward/Rewind (movie)
• USB 2.0 (High Speed)
|Print compliance||• Exif Print
• Print Image Matching III
• DPOF setting
|Storage||SD/SDHC/SDXC/MemoryStick Pro Duo|
|Power||• NP-FM500H Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (1650 mAh)
• Battery charger included
• Optional AC adapter
• Battery life Approx 470 shots with viewfinder,530 in Live view mode (CIPA standard)
|Dimensions||143 x 104 x 81 mm|
|Weight (camera body)||Approx. 653g (1 lb 7 oz)|
|Weight (camera body, card and battery)||Approx. 732g (1 lb 9.8 oz)|
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