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The Sony Alpha A77 is a high-end prosumer translucent mirror DSLR. It features a 24.3 mega-pixel APS-C sensor, a built-in GPS receiver, an articulating 3-inch LCD screen, and a XGA resolution OLED viewfinder. It has a magnesium alloy construction.

Description

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: March 2012
  • Price at launch: $1,999.99

Availability

  • Alias: Alpha 77, SLT-A77

Also Known As...

  • SKU description: Kit with 16-50mm f2.8 lens.

Pricing (base kit)

  • Price at launch: 1399.99 $

Pricing (body only)

  • Camera type: DSLR
  • Width: 5.61 inches
  • Height: 4.09 inches
  • Depth: 3.19 inches
  • Weight: 1.44 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Internal image stabilization: Yes
  • 3D capture: Stills

Hardware

  • Sensor size: APS-C
  • Sensor type: CMOS
  • Effective pixels: 24.3 megapixels

Sensor

  • Minimum ISO: 100
  • Maximum ISO: 16000
  • Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds): 8000
  • Slowest shutter speed (n seconds): 30 seconds
  • Focus points: 19
  • Max. continuous shooting speed: 12 FPS

Controls

  • Size: 3 inches
  • Resolution: 921600 dots
  • Articulating / hinged screen: Yes
  • Built-in viewfinder: Yes

Display

  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 1080p
  • Standard framerate(s): 24, 30, 60
  • Continuous AF: Yes

Video

  • Supported video formats: MPEG-4, H.264, AVCHD
  • RAW support: RAW, RAW + JPEG

Software

  • Interchangeable: Yes
  • Supported mounts: Sony Alpha / Minolta AF
  • Focal length (wide): 16 mm
  • Focal length (telephoto): 50 mm
  • Focal length (35mm equivalent - wide): 24 mm
  • Focal length (35mm equivalent - telephoto): 75 mm
  • Widest aperture / f-stop: 2.8

Lens

  • GPS: Yes

Connectivity

  • Supported media: SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo

Storage

  • Built-in microphone: Yes

Audio

  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): Accessory shoe, USB, HDMI mini

Ports

  • Model: NP-FM500H
  • Removable: Yes

Battery

Yes (Built-in)

Flash

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