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Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha SLT-A77 Camera

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Product Highlights
  • Comfortable and Ergonomic
  • Dual Batteries
  • Gasket-Sealed
  • Auto Switching Power
  • Accurate Battery Life Indicator

This Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha SLT-A77 Camera will give you a firm hold on your camera, reducing the strain on your wrists when you have long sessions shooting vertical photos. The shutter button is right at your fingertip, and controls are conveniently positioned for comfortable shooting. Made to be used with your Sony α77 DSLR camera, this vertical grip features a rugged design, gasket-sealed buttons to protect against dust and moisture, and a built-in compartment for two NP-FM500H InfoLITHIUM batteries (sold separately) for up to 1,060 shots. Plus, this grip automatically switches to backup battery power for uninterrupted shooting.

Comfortable and Ergonomic
A firm, comfortable grip for vertical-position shooting with the Sony SLT-A77. Buttons and controls are conveniently placed and easy to reach for greater comfort.
Dual Batteries
Holds two InfoLITHIUM batteries for extended shooting (sold separately). Stamina power for up to 1,060 shots. The battery grip does not have a charging function, so the batteries would have to be charged using the camera body.
Gasket-Sealed
The rugged, but lightweight, body design has gasket-sealed controls to resist dust and moisture. The grip has a 1/4" tripod mount on the bottom.
Auto Switching Power
When using two batteries, the grip will automatically switch to the second battery if the first becomes depleted. Switching does not interrupt camera operation.
Accurate Battery Life Indicator
Accurate remaining power indicator shows remaining power in percentage. When using two batteries, indicators show which battery is being used and what percentage of life is left.
Construction Magnesium-Alloy, PCABS
Power Supply 2x InfoLITHIUM batteries (not included)
Dimensions 5.47 x 4.92 x 3.42" (139 x 125 x 87 mm)
Weight 11.9 oz (335 g) without batteries

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SonyVertical Battery Grip for Alpha SLT-A77 Camera
 
4.8

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (37)
  • Solid construction (31)
  • Reliable (29)
  • Long-lasting (18)
  • Durable (7)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (8)

Best Uses

  • Travel (22)
  • Digital photography (20)
  • Portrait photography (17)
  • Back-up (12)
  • Photography (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (26), Semi-pro photographer (12), Semi-professional (5), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (46)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great addition to the A77

This is a great addition to an existing loaded camera. Even though it does add some extra heft to the already 'durable' A77, it makes up for it by providing (at a...Read complete review

This is a great addition to an existing loaded camera. Even though it does add some extra heft to the already 'durable' A77, it makes up for it by providing (at a bit of extra weight again) another battery pack inside the casing for double the use time without the need to reload and charge. It's main feature is of course to have all of the buttons and dials available and within easy reach when shooting vertical portraits or extended vertical use, such as for architecture, tall buildings, etc. There is also a very handy leather hand grip available which thoughtfully attaches the bottom strap to the vertical grip's anchor, taking off the strain on the right hand during extended photo shoots, and for also keeping a safe hold on the camera during transport. Highly recommended.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

"Good for video"

It's useful to take a video.
Don't worry about out of battery while taking a video.
Not good for using battery grip with tri-pot adaptor.

It's useful to take a video.
Don't worry about out of battery while taking a video.
Not good for using battery grip with tri-pot adaptor.

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5.0

Very Comfortable Grip

By LTPhotography

from Manhattan

Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha SLT-A77 Camera:

I got this grip with my A77M2. I never used a grip on my old A700 so I wasn't sure what to expect. I'm very pleased so far with it. Fits perfectly to my hand and makes it so comfortable to shoot vertically as well as horizontally. Fits 2 of the standard Sony lithium batteries and the camera displays both batteries' charge remaining. Also has buttons and jog dials to control your camera when it's vertical. Feels solid and well made.

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5.0

Must Have!

By beulahnw

from Oregon City, OR

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Install
  • Long-Lasting
  • Solid Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha SLT-A77 Camera:

      Extends the battery life so you don't have to either not use or fiddle with the LCD brightness on an A77.

      Fits great and feels solid. Will be nice additional weight while on a tripod as well.

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      • No

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      5.0

      has 2 batterys on line fo r lots of flas

      By louie

      from washington

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Back Up

      Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha SLT-A77 Camera:

      the 2 battery,s

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      A must for the serious photographer

      By Carlisle

      from North Beach, MD

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Install
      • Fast Recharge
      • Long-Lasting
      • Reliable
      • Solid Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Digital Photography
        • Portrait Photography
        • Travel

        Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha SLT-A77 Camera:

        For years I shot with an a700 with a vertical grip. So naturally I got one with my a77 mark II. I like a camera with a little weight, makes it handle better, feel more solid in the hands. I shoot most of my photos vertical. The grip give me more control and is a lot more comfortable to use when making vertical shots. The grip also houses an easy change, slide out battery holder. great for fast battery changes.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Nice Accessory

        By Steve

        from Prescott, AZ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Install
        • Solid Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Digital Photography
          • Photography
          • Portrait Photography

          Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha SLT-A77 Camera:

          This is one of those things that you don't realize how convenient they are until you use them. While I wouldn't say I'll leave it attached all the time, it's great ergonomically when you want to shoot in portrait mode. As an aside, B&H is phenomenal with their customer service.

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          5.0

          Great Addition!

          By Jen

          from Denver

          Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha SLT-A77 Camera:

          This is a great addition for my A77! I'm not having to swap out batteries all the time and it helps take the strain off of my wrist, especially with heavier lenses. I would definitely recommend adding this to your camera gear!

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          5.0

          Must have accessory!

          By Jen

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to Install
          • Solid Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha SLT-A77 Camera:

              This is a must have accessory! This is a great addition to my Sony A77, it takes the hassle out of having to swap batteries all the time. It also helps take the strain off my wrist when taking vertical photos, especially when I have a heavy lens attached.

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              5.0

              Great Addition for Kit

              By TrueRampancy

              from Lenexa

              Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha SLT-A77 Camera:

              If you shoot for extended times (especially video) this will be a great addition to your kit. It's sturdy and feels pretty good for only being connected by one bolt. Holds two batteries and no need to remove camera battery door before attaching.

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              5.0

              Makes my a77 even better.

              By sony jack

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Install
              • Long-Lasting
              • Reliable
              • Solid Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha SLT-A77 Camera:

                I use it when I don't want to have to fuss with changing out a dead battery in the middle of some event or trip. It's great for that, and it really makes switching to portrait format easy. It's a heavy, rig together with the camera. But I like that because it intimidates people into thinking they don't want to handle my camera, and I don't want them to anyway!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Came with camera for free!

                By mg.alpha

                from Meridian, Id

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Install
                • Reliable
                • Solid Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Up

                  Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha SLT-A77 Camera:

                  I typically don't buy the vertical grips as the Sony ones can be expensive. This one came free when I bought the A77 and certainly use it.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Grip

                  By Sara032604

                  from Buffalo, NY

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Install
                  • Solid Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha SLT-A77 Camera:

                      Love that it holds two batteries and you don't have to remove the battery door from the camera body before attaching the grip!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Must have for Sony A77

                      By Flyin7

                      from Gillette, Wy

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Install
                      • Reliable
                      • Solid Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Digital Photography
                        • Photography
                        • Portrait Photography
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha SLT-A77 Camera:

                        This is a must have to the Sony A77. Balances the camera when you have a heavy lens attached. Buttons are easy to reach and function exactly like those on the back of the camera. A nice touch is the slot that the battery cover on the A77 slips into so you don't have to detach it like on my old Canon 40D.

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                        5.0

                        The best part so far.

                        By Kaelan

                        from Fargo, ND

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Install
                        • Long-Lasting
                        • Reliable
                        • Solid Construction

                        Cons

                        • Bulky

                        Best Uses

                        • Digital Photography
                        • Portrait Photography
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha SLT-A77 Camera:

                        When I upgraded my a57 to an a77, one of the first things I saw was this vertical grip.

                        I dont do a ton of vertical shooting, but what really caught my eye was the dual batteries.

                        I have larger hands, so the longer grip really helped. I notice that when I do switch to the vertical grip, its a very easy change.

                        This grip does not require you to remove your battery door like some models do, it just tucks into the base. If you are worried about pressing the array of buttons, there is an off switch.

                        The dual batteries work so well, no more carrying a spare battery in my pocket when out shooting. You can use one, you do not need to have two for it to work. I do a lot of night shooting, long exposure things, and for half of the year the temps can be below 0, so the extra life keeps me going. The battery meter sees and displays the two batteries and how much is left on each!

                        My only complaint is the tripod mount. It seems to be a little too far to the edge, so you cant get a really flat mounting. I use a blackrapid strap and the mounting peg feels secure, but not flat. The camera does stand very nice with the grip, but if this is its only flaw, I still give it a 99% pass rate.

                        This grip is so good, it should come standard!

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                        5.0

                        good grip

                        By Daniel

                        from Puerto Rico

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Install
                        • Reliable
                        • Solid Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Back Up
                          • Digital Photography
                          • Photography
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha SLT-A77 Camera:

                          i use in mi camera and work great, have two batteries and don have to change to the other went one is low is automatic, easy to take picture vertical good grip and easy to use

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Grip.

                          By Mack

                          from South Milwaukee, WI

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Can Use Two Batteries
                          • Easy to Install
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Digital Photography
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha SLT-A77 Camera:

                            I use it to shoot sports. I can quickly rotate the camera and still have function buttons within easy reach.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Double your battery capacity !

                            By Deuce

                            from New York, NY

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Install
                            • Long-Lasting
                            • Reliable
                            • Solid Construction

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Back Up
                            • Digital Photography
                            • Portrait Photography

                            Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha SLT-A77 Camera:

                            I love the grip, it's easy to attach, easy to use with all of the buttons and controls that match the main body of the camera. The best feature of the grip is the double battery capacity. This extends the amount of time you can spend photographing and less time charging.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Sweet!

                            By Kyle

                            from Colorado

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Install
                            • Long-Lasting
                            • Reliable
                            • Solid Construction

                            Cons

                            • Slow Recharge

                            Best Uses

                            • Digital Photography
                            • Photography
                            • Portrait Photography

                            Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha SLT-A77 Camera:

                            I got this grip mainly for the extra battery capacity, and for that it's awesome. By taking two batteries it doubles the life of my camera. It's also nice that it will still work with only one battery. It also doubles the size of the camera, and makes it very easy to shoot in landscape and portrait mode.

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                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            Great add-on to the A77

                            By Scrabo

                            from Arizona

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Install
                            • Reliable
                            • Solid Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Back Up
                              • Digital Photography

                              Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha SLT-A77 Camera:

                              Provides the ability to hold two fully charged batteries and will automatically used the lowest charged one first before switching over.Buttons are well placed and the whole grip is solid, well made.Seperate power control on the grip to extend overall battery life when the grip controls are not required.

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                              5.0

                              A great addition to your camera!

                              By Picman

                              from Knoxville Tn

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Install
                              • Reliable
                              • Solid Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Back Up
                                • Digital Photography
                                • Photography
                                • Portrait Photography
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha SLT-A77 Camera:

                                This addition makes the camera so much easier to handle and keep a good grip on it.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Works as designed

                                By BD

                                from PG, UT

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Install
                                • Fast Recharge
                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Reliable
                                • Solid Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Digital Photography
                                  • Photography
                                  • Portrait Photography
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha SLT-A77 Camera:

                                  No issues. Has the same texture as the camera.

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                                  Batteries & Power

                                  Required item: Batteries are not included, and are required to power your grip.

                                  Sony -  NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh)
                                  • You Pay: $42.95
                                   
                                  Watson -  NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh)
                                  • You Pay: $19.99
                                   
                                  Vello -  Hand Grip Strap for Vertical Battery Grip (Black)
                                  • You Pay: $17.50
                                   

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