Conclusion: Although on the expensive side, the Sony SLT-A77 is one of the best DSLRs we’ve reviewed in the past year or so. The combination of high-quality stills and excellent video – without focusing hassles – takes this camera to Editor’s Choice status. The camera’s not perfect, but you can tweak the results to your tastes as you master its many options. We recommend this camera with the DT 16-50mm lens to anyone willing to make a serious imaging investment.
Pros: Excellent still and video quality, Terrific OLED viewfinder, 12 fps shooting
Summary: The A77 is definitely a good buy if you're looking for something sturdy, with a good overall balance of features and performance. While the A77 is a slight disappointment in the noise handling department, it definitely makes up for it with the fast AF (especially if coupled up with one of Sony lenses that feature Super Sonic Wave Motors) and stellar video quality.
Pros: Weather sealing and Magnesium Alloy body, burst mode of 10 frames per second (with AF tracking), Cheapest of the competitors
Cons: ISO performance not up to par, Flash casts a shadow with kit lens
Summary: The Sony Alpha SLT-A77V is an excellent, well-designed camera for deep-pocketed amateurs; it nevertheless has a few limitations that may make it impractical for professionals.
Pros: A well-designed camera that's enjoyable to shoot, partly thanks to a great viewfinder, the fixed-mirror Sony Alpha SLT-A77V bests the competition with features like a cleverly articulated display, built-in GPS for geotagging, and very good 1080/60p video.
Cons: There are some annoying omissions in the A77V's feature set, including odd limitations for raw and video shooting, plus battery life is subpar.
Summary: Ever since I got my hands on Sony’s NEX-7, I’ve had high expectations for the company’s digital cameras. For the most part, the A77 lives up to them: it’s exceptionally fast, takes sharp, detailed pictures, and offers just about every feature I’d want from a mid-range DSLR. Its full-time Live View capabilities and phase-detect autofocus are superior to almost every mid-range DSLR I’ve used, and make the A77 a really great choice for a first-time DSLR buyer, since the...
Pros: Excellent image and video quality, Ridiculously fast, Fantastic kit lens, Built-in GPS, Superior Live View and autofocus performance
Cons: Inferior low-light performance, Lens ecosystem lags Canon and Nikon, EVF isn't as good as an OVF, Mediocre battery life
Pros: big, big 6000×4000 pixel stills; 12fps ability; terrific movie mode; top drawer exposure modes; you want to explore high end photography without the tech tangles of a high end camera (like the Canon 7D).
Summary: 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.
Pros: Excellent 2.4 million-dot OLED EVF, Versatile full-time live view system, Very high-resolution 24MP CMOS sensor (but see caveats in 'cons', below), Exceptionally 'deep' feature set including Auto HDR and Sweep Panorama, Class-leading video resolution, Solid, well thought-out ergonomics, Fast and responsive operation, Very good continuous shooting performance (particularly with UHS-I memory card), Efficient SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization system, In-camera GPS, G...
Cons: In-camera JPEGs don't show off the 24MP sensor to its best extent, Comparatively strong noise reduction at medium and high ISO settings, Very noisy raw files at high ISO settings, Little control over high ISO noise reduction in JPEG mode ('auto' or 'weak'), Limited control in 12 fps continuous shooting and movie modes, No live view in 8 or 12 fps continuous shooting modes makes accurate panning very difficult, Menu system a little confusing (hard to orientate yourself...
Summary: Announced earlier in this year, Sony’s Interchangeable Lens Camera, Alpha SLT-A77V is a mid-sized SLT camera with a looks of DSLR. This so called single-lens translucent camera is the first to come out of entry level and move into serious enthusiast territory of SLT & DSLR Camera (A-mount) series. • It comes with AVCHD Ver.
Pros: It comes with AVCHD Ver. 2.0 (Progressive) , Supports generous range of HD movie recording , Also supports 19-point AF System with 11 Cross Sensors , Available with blisteringly fast phase detection AF , Plenty of dedicated controls , Includes useful features and customization options , The best EVF function , Good image quality
Cons: Shorter battery life , Aggressive noise reduction in at high ISO , Slow start-up , Few lags when switching between LCD AND EVF , Novice or first time users may get confused with its functions , Heavy
Conclusion: We were happy with the impressive results and ease at which the Alpha 77 performs. The electronic viewfinder allowed us to see better in the dark and also use exposure compensation quicker. We wish we'd had a chance to shoot some action shots with the camera, but from the focus tracking that we did manage to play about with we were more than won over and confident that this DSLT can deliver the goods.
Excerpt: Le kit qui propose la combinaison Sony Alpha 77 et le Sony 16-50mm f2,8 SSM n'est pas loin d'être un kit idéal (dans ce kit, l'objectif est acquis à un prix qui le rend plus intéressant, comme souvent...) : en effet, sans être absolument irréprochable, le 16-50 mm (équivalent 24-75mm en 24x36) à ouverture constante 2,8 est un objectif qui donnera globalement de très bons résultats, et pour ceux qui travaillent en jpeg les corrections embarquées dans l' A77 seront...
Pros: Qualité d'image, Finition et protection /> - Ouverture constante et vitesse de mise au point
Cons: Range un peu restreint en position télé, Résultat un peu en retrait à certaines focales dans les angles