Alpha a77 IIby Sony

  • Alpha a77 II
  • Alpha a77 II
  • Alpha a77 II
  • Alpha a77 II
  • Alpha a77 II
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A solid product. Despite some flaws, it's still a good value.
80%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The A77 II has 79 autofocus points--15 are cross-type--which cover the majority of the frame and allow for plenty of composition creativity.
  • The sturdy design is sealed against dust and moisture.
  • The mirrorless approach enables continuous autofocus.

CONS

  • The camera lacks a headphone jack for use with video capture.
  • High ISO images show noise.
  • The high-speed burst mode capture limits your ability to control aperture and shutter speed.
The Sony SLT A77 II represents a healthy update over its predecessor. The A77 II, available as body only or as a kit, jumps ahead of the class with a whopping 79 autofocus points, the most of any camera, and with its competitive APS-C sensor set. Add its speedy burst mode of up to 12 frames per second, and the A77 II is an enticing option.
NameAlpha a77 IID7200K-3 II
ManufacturerSonyNikonPentax
Techwalla Score
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List Price$1200$1200$1100
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One of the reasons for choosing the A77 II instead of the cheaper models is the display panel, an LCD status screen that shows most of the i…

One of the reasons for choosing the A77 II instead of the cheaper models is the display panel, an LCD status screen that shows most of the important camera settings. In conjunction with the information displayed on the LCD screen and through the viewfinder, this panel makes it very easy to quickly see exactly how the camera is setup. There's a small button alongside to illuminate the panel.

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Image quality from this camera is excellent, even at high sensitivity settings. Also, the autofocus system is fast and accurate; it can even…

Image quality from this camera is excellent, even at high sensitivity settings. Also, the autofocus system is fast and accurate; it can even cope with very low light levels, making this a great camera for enthusiasts who want to shoot a range of subjects in a wide variety of conditions.

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Solidly built and boasting top-notch autofocus, the Alpha 77 II is jostling with high-end DSLRs at a price point that’s hard to argue with. …

Solidly built and boasting top-notch autofocus, the Alpha 77 II is jostling with high-end DSLRs at a price point that’s hard to argue with. You won’t want to push your images past ISO 6400 too often, but this really is a fine offering from Sony. Built-in Wi-fi, outstanding EVF and LCD, snappy burst shooting -- the Alpha 77 II is packed with good points.

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The differences from the A77 aren't major—ISO sensitivity has been expanded, the display has been upgraded, and the sensor/processor has see…

The differences from the A77 aren't major—ISO sensitivity has been expanded, the display has been upgraded, and the sensor/processor has seen the expected spec bump—but it adds up to a heck of a nice camera.

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The arrival of the Sony Alpha 77 Mark II, however, signifies a successful return to the A mount area. The model boasts solid build quality, …

The arrival of the Sony Alpha 77 Mark II, however, signifies a successful return to the A mount area. The model boasts solid build quality, great handling and is simple to use.

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The Sony Alpha A77-II is one of the fastest shooting APS-C Digital SLR cameras available, with 12fps still leading the pack, although this i…

The Sony Alpha A77-II is one of the fastest shooting APS-C Digital SLR cameras available, with 12fps still leading the pack, although this is being matched very closely by the Panasonic Lumix GH4, which also shoots at 12fps.

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The Alpha 77 II's EVF is one of the best out there, and photographers shouldn't discount it without first bringing it to eye level.

The Alpha 77 II's EVF is one of the best out there, and photographers shouldn't discount it without first bringing it to eye level.

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The Sony a77 II is the perfect choice for those seeking pro-grade shooting and AF speeds for well-under pro-grade prices. No moving mirror m…

The Sony a77 II is the perfect choice for those seeking pro-grade shooting and AF speeds for well-under pro-grade prices. No moving mirror means the a77 II can successfully use continuous AF during both 12fps bursts and video capture, a major advantage over many of its DSLR competitors.

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Unfortunately, for one of its biggest features -- continuous autofocus performance -- the camera stumbles a bit when it comes to capturing f…

Unfortunately, for one of its biggest features -- continuous autofocus performance -- the camera stumbles a bit when it comes to capturing fast action and other moving subjects, which is quite unfortunate for a high-framerate, high-performance flagship APS-C camera.

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The Sony Alpha 77 II is by no means a lightweight camera, but neither is it a shoulder-aching behemoth. Sitting comfortably between these ex…

The Sony Alpha 77 II is by no means a lightweight camera, but neither is it a shoulder-aching behemoth. Sitting comfortably between these extremes, the Alpha 77 II feels great in the hand.

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Sony's high-end APS-C DSLR shoots 12 frames per second in priority auto exposure and up to eight in the other available settings. The closes…

Sony's high-end APS-C DSLR shoots 12 frames per second in priority auto exposure and up to eight in the other available settings. The closest competitor, the Nikon D7100, only shoots 6 fps.

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