Sony Alpha a77 II DSLR Camera (Body Only)

Sony Alpha a77 II DSLR Camera (Body Only)

Sony Alpha a77 II DSLR Camera (Body Only)

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Product Highlights

  • 24.3MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Gapless On-Chip Lens Design
  • Translucent Mirror Technology
  • 3.0" 1,228k-Dot 3-Way Tilting LCD Screen
  • 0.5" 2,359k-Dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 79-Point Phase-Detection AF System
  • ISO 25600 and Shooting Up to 12 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
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Sony A77 II overview

  • 1Description

The Sony Alpha a77 II DSLR Camera is a versatile and advanced digital camera featuring a 24.3MP APS-C-sized Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor to produce high-resolution still images and Full HD movies with marked low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 25600. Beyond notable imaging traits, the image processor also lends itself to continuous shooting up to 12 fps for up to 26 RAW frames. The processor and sensor combination are also significantly benefitted by the unique Translucent Mirror Technology, which effectively directs light to both the image sensor and focus sensor simultaneously. This enables the expansive 79-point AF system, which includes 15 cross-type points, to work continuously even while recording video and photographing in a continuous shooting mode.

For live view monitoring, image playback, and menu navigation, both a large rear monitor and detailed electronic viewfinder are available. The 3.0" 1,228k-dot LCD screen features a three-way tilting design to facilitate easier use from both high and low angles and also incorporates WhiteMagic technology for easier viewing in bright conditions. The 0.5" 2.359k-dot Tru-Finder OLED EVF offers 100% frame coverage and a refined optical design to provide a natural viewing perspective and magnification. The dust- and moisture-sealed magnesium alloy body also houses a configurable user interface, built around several customizable buttons and control dials, for efficient and intuitive access to frequently used camera settings. Additionally, a Multi-Interface shoe is available for attaching external flashes, lights, or microphones.

Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, with support for NFC-enabled devices, is also integrated into the a77 II to support remote camera control and image sharing to linked mobile devices.

24.3MP APS-C Exmor Sensor and BIONZ X Image Processor
The 24.3MP APS-C-sized Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor work together to produce high resolution, well-detailed imagery with minimal noise and notable low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 25600. The sensor utilizes a gapless on-chip lens design, which fills the gaps between neighboring pixels with optimized lenses that match the angle of incidence to increase light gathering ability and produce edge-to-edge sharpness and quality. Detail reproduction technology works to increase the fine detail rendering capabilities for a more three-dimensional, realistic image quality while diffraction-reducing technology helps to enhance the optical qualities of any lens by suppressing diffraction that is common when working at smaller apertures.

The BIONZ X processor also contributes to providing a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including a top continuous shooting rate of 12 fps for up to 26 RAW frames and Full HD 1080i/p video recording in multiple frame rates.
Translucent Mirror Technology
Translucent Mirror Technology is a unique design that enables the mirror to continuously direct light to both image and autofocus sensors to provide continuous phase- and contrast-detection focusing for quick and precise performance. The additional speed afforded to the camera by eliminating the need for a swinging mirror benefits many shooting features including the fast continuous shooting rate, continuous focusing when shooting movies and working in continuous shooting modes, and also allows for the use of a high resolution electronic viewfinder for eye-level live view monitoring.
79-Point Wide-Coverage AF System
Complementing the imaging abilities, an equally apt phase-detection autofocus system, coupled with the Translucent Mirror Technology, provides fast and full-time continuous focusing performance to suit working in nearly any environment, even in lighting conditions as dim as -2 EV. Subject tracking is benefitted by the expansive 79 AF point array, which incorporates 15 centrally-located cross-type points for added precision in the most frequently used portion of the image frame. A centrally-located horizontal f/2.8 AF point is also incorporated within this array, and overlaps another AF point, to better support the use of large-aperture lenses. Also benefitting subject tracking, an enhanced flexible spot function utilizes eight focus points surrounding a chosen point to maintain focus on moving subjects if the main, selected point loses focus.

For further refinement, a series of distinct AF modes can be selected from depending on the subject. Eye AF is a detail-oriented focusing function that can prioritize a subject's pupil and dedicate focusing performance on that for sharply-rendered portraits; Lock-on AF is a dedicated focusing method for use with moving subjects and adjusts the target frame size as the subject moves throughout the image frame; and AF Range Control permits the selection of a dedicated focusing distance range for faster performance and greater accuracy. Additionally, five-step AF Tracking Duration allows the setting of focus speed and performance based on the specific scene type and subject matter.
Full HD Video Recording
Full HD 1080i/p video recording is supported at both 60 and 24 fps frame rates to produce high resolution movies with a smooth, cinematic look. Full HD videos are recorded using the high-quality AVCHD codec, while 1440 x 1080, 1280 x 720, and 640 x 480 formats are also supported in the Internet-friendly MP4 format. When recording in AVCHD, audio is recorded in the AC-3 Dolby Digital format and, instead of the built-in stereo microphone, an optional external microphone can be utilized for higher quality sound recording. Additionally, audio levels can be monitored and adjusted during recording for more exacting control.

Benefitting advanced video applications, clean HDMI output is available for recording uncompressed video via an optional external recorder. Complementing full P/A/S/M exposure control, a Zebra function can be used for easier detection of exposure clipping to prevent overexposure and focus peaking is also supported for more refined manual focus accuracy. Additionally, both Quick AF and three distinct AF Tracking Duration steps can be used for acquiring and maintaining critical focus on subjects during recording.
Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity enables instant transferring of imagery to mobile devices for direct sharing online to social networking, via email, and to cloud storage sites. NFC (Near Field Communication) is also supported, which allows for one-touch connection between the camera and compatible mobile devices, with no complex set-up required. Once connected, the linked mobile device can also display a live view image on its screen and, using Smart Remote Control, remotely control the camera's shutter and zoom functions.
XGA OLED Tru-Finder and Tilting WhiteMagic LCD Screen
For image monitoring and review, both a high-resolution electronic viewfinder and a rear tilting LCD monitor are incorporated into the camera's design. The XGA OLED Tru-Finder is a 0.5" 2,359k-dot EVF, which provides 100% frame coverage with a high eye point, wide viewing angle, and accurate color representation. Due to the Translucent Mirror Technology, this viewfinder can be used at all times and offers real-time monitoring of changes to exposure, Picture Effects, and focus settings.

For larger-scale monitoring, a 3.0" 1,228k-dot LCD is also available and features a three-way tilting design to benefit working from high and low angles. WhiteMagic technology is utilized within the screen's design, which produces greater effective brightness for easier use in sunlit conditions.
Body Design
Surrounding the imaging components is a dust- and moisture-sealed magnesium alloy body, which incorporates a large, ergonomic grip and well-placed buttons and dials about its design to offer seamless, intuitive control over camera settings. 11 different customizable buttons can be configured to control 53 assignable functions while a Memory Recall function on the mode dial can be used to recall up to three sets of distinct exposure settings. Additionally, a customizable user interface design with Quick Navi Pro is aided by the conveniently placed Fn button for quick, one-handed adjustment over frequently used camera settings. Ensuring the camera's durability, the shutter mechanism has been tested to approximately 150,000 actuations.

A Multi-Interface accessory shoe has also been incorporated into the camera's design, which, aside from permitting the use of optional external flashes, also provides support for a range of accessories, including video lights and external microphones.
Other Camera Features
  • SteadyShot INSIDE sensor-shift type image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake with any mounted lens when recording still images, with the results visible in both the EVF and on the rear LCD monitor. When recording video, electronic image stabilization is available to reduce camera shake.
  • An advanced 1200-zone evaluative exposure metering sensor delivers consistent and accurate results using multi-segment, center-weighted, or spot metering modes.
  • Auto Object Framing is an intelligent shooting mode that can automatically analyze the scene and subjects within it and determine an aesthetically-pleasing composition. The subsequent imagery will be cropped according to subject matter, resulting in a well-balanced composition that utilizes Face Detection and Tracking Focus to ensure high image quality and sharpness.
  • Clear Image Zoom can be used to magnify the center of scenes by 2x to effectively extend the reach of any focal length lens. This digital zoom technology uses an intelligent interpolation process to minimize the amount of image degradation in order to produce realistic, high-quality images.
  • Picture Effect modes allow you to apply creative settings and emphasize certain facets of individual images for a richer, more aesthetic picture quality. 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, Miniature, Watercolor, and Illustration modes are available.
  • Multi Frame NR records consecutive images at a reduced ISO sensitivity and then composites them into a single image to realize higher effective sensitivity with minimal image noise. Standard image compositing is comprised of four exposures and High image compositing utilizes 12 distinct exposures.
  • Creative Style settings provide control over how the camera processes images based on six different predetermined styles: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, and B&W. Within these settings, contrast, saturation, and sharpness can also be adjusted depending on personal preference.
  • Auto HDR automatically records three sequential frames of an image and composites them into a single frame to realize greater shadow and highlight detail with an extended range of mid-tones.
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) works to improve images featuring backlit subjects or scenes with high contrast where details can be lost in the shadows or highlights. This mode can be controlled automatically or fine-tuned using five settings.
  • In-camera creation of 4K slide shows is possible for rich playback to ultra high definition televisions. An HDMI port is incorporated into the camera's design, too, to enable direct connection to HDTVs.
  • TRILUMINOS Color support is supported to produce rich, natural colors when imagery is viewed on a TRILUMINOS Display.
UPC: 027242879850
In the Box
Sony Alpha a77 II DSLR Camera (Body Only)
  • NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1600mAh)
  • BC-VM10 Battery Charger
  • ALC-B55 SLR Camera Body Cap
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Accessory Shoe Cap
  • Eyepiece Cup
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Sony A77 II specs

    Imaging
    Lens Mount Sony Alpha/ Minolta
    Camera Format APS-C / (1.5x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 24.7 Megapixel
    Effective: 24.3 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 24 MP: 6000 x 4000
    Aspect Ratio 3:2, 16:9
    Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.5 x 15.6 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
    Audio: AAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch
    Bit Depth 14-Bit
    Dust Reduction System Yes
    Memory Card Type Memory Stick Pro Duo
    Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
    Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
    SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Focus Mode Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Single-servo AF (S)
    Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 79 (15 Cross-Type)
    Viewfinder/Display
    Viewfinder Type Electronic
    Viewfinder Size 0.5"
    Viewfinder Pixel Count 2,359,296
    Viewfinder Eye Point 27.00 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 1.09x
    Diopter Adjustment -4 to +3 m
    Display Screen 3" Rear Screen Swivel LCD (1,228,800)
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-25600 (Extended Mode: 50-25600)
    Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 30 - 1/8000 Seconds , Bulb Mode
    Remote Control RMT-DSLR2 (Optional)
    Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multi-Zone Metering, Spot Metering
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Continuous Advance Priority AE, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Memory Recall, Movie, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Superior Auto, Sweep Panorama
    Metering Range: EV -2.0 - EV 17.0
    Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV Steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade
    Flash
    Flash Modes Auto
    Fill-In
    Hi-Speed Sync
    Off
    Rear Sync
    Red-Eye Reduction
    Slow Sync
    Wireless
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Guide No. 39.37'; (12 m) ISO100 
    Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 Second
    Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
    Dedicated Flash System TTL
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal, Proprietary, Wireless
    AV Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC
    File Size 1920 x 1080p (Full HD)
    1920 x 1080i (Full HD)
    1440 x 1080 (HD)
    1280 x 720 (HD)
    640 x 480 (SD)
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Frame Rate @ 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 24 fps
    @ 1440 x 1080: 30 fps
    @ 1280 x 720: 30 fps
    @ 640 x 480: 30 fps
    Exposure Control Auto
    Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
    ISO Sensitivity 100 - 12800
    Focus Auto
    Manual
    Continuous Auto
    Max Video Clip Length 1920 x 1080: 29 Minutes 
    Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
    Optional External Mic: With Video
    Performance
    Self Timer 10 Seconds, 2 Seconds
    Connectivity 1/8" Microphone, DC Input, HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, Multi Interface Terminal
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes
    Power
    Battery 1 x NP-FM500H Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1650 mAh
    AC Power Adapter AC-PW10AM (Optional)
    Physical
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.6 x 4.1 x 3.2" / 142.2 x 104.1 x 81.3 mm excluding protrusions
    Weight 1.60 lb / 725.74 g with battery and memory card
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.7 x 6.9 x 6.2"

    Sony A77 II reviews

    Alpha a77 II DSLR Camera (Body Only) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 110.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best SLT/SLR Camera I Have Ever Owned! Everything about this camera is amazing! Images come out brilliant and very sharp. Video is great at 1080p and tracks very well. The most astonishing feature I like about this camera, is a feature called, Focus Peaking This enables the user to perfectly focus the subject into view using the entire frame. Images come out perfectly focused throughout the frame. This is especially useful when taking close-up shots with macro prime lenses. All in all, I am very impressed with the quality of images and video and look forward to taking some nice shots indoors as well as outdoors. This camera is highly recommended for the avid to semi-pro photographer who wants just about everything in a great SLT/SLR camera.
    Date published: 2016-05-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Update to the Alpha a77 I was already a fan of the Alpha a77. Needing a second camera, I purchased the Alpha a77 II not thinking that there would be that much difference between it and the original. I was wrong. The Alpha a77 II offers so much more. It has a much more robust menu - not perfect but easier to navigate. The focusing system offers more options with the additional focus points. Although the sensor is the same number of megapixels, it is an upgraded sensor that performs better. The Alpha a77 II feels solid. It fits my hands quite well. Overall I think it offers a very good value for the expense. Very happy I made this purchase.
    Date published: 2017-01-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow, Wow, Wow! This is an upgrade from the SLT-a65 which was a great camera. All i can say is that i'm glad i did. This camera is amazing. When I tell you that I've studied and compared over and over again between Nikon, Canon and Sony..........this camera, in my opinion, hands down has more features and out performs! Okay, so Nikon and Canon may have more lens choices but there are plenty A-mount lenses available and truly, spend a couple bucks on one, two or in my case three superb ones and you'll be done with it. I've also purchased a guide book on this camera because i can see how intimidating it can be.........and it can be........but take your time and learn every feature and benefit and the camera will do the work for you! I still have a long way to go! Add B&H to the equation and quite frankly...........there's nothing more to say!!
    Date published: 2016-03-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Improvement in Video vs. A99/A77 I mainly bought this camera for sports photography, but since none of the other reviews talk about the video abilities, I'll focus on that part of the camera: With recent 2.0 firmware release (free download from Sony) and the addition of the XAVC-S codec, the A77II is the first Sony DSLT camera to offer decent video capabilities. I also own an A7S, so this isn't a replacement for video use, but I would have no problem using it for supplemental footage in harsh conditions or as a second camera on location. Moire and aliasing are minimal on the A77II, which if you ever used the A77 or A99 you know that's a triumph. Sure, there isn't a headphone jack, but there are visual meters. For less than $1000 I can't complain.
    Date published: 2014-12-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great camera. I've been a Nikon user all of my photography life but since finding Sony Cameras this year, I've sold all of my Nikon gear and moved to Sony. I tried a couple of Sony Cameras before settling on the A77 Mk II. It suits my photography more than the others, I love it. I've added a Sony battery grip so i can have two batteries and shoot for longer without having to replace batteries. This is a huge plus as well. It's a great camera and anyone wanting to shoot sports....this the camera for you. 12FPS...Crazy!! Attached to a good lens, like a Sony 70-200mm f2.8 you will get some amazing shots, that's a promise.
    Date published: 2016-11-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Camera, downside it does have errors This camera is first class and I love it, well that was right up until the minute I got the error message, flashing hand with error, after trying figure out what the issue was I eventually found it, there was a fault with the steady shot and steady shot is very important on this camera, unfortunately I tried all the troubleshooting with Sony on line only to be told it needs to be sent in to a Sony repair center, still under warranty so no issues, albeit after reading up on the steady shot error message I now know that this is global and not just a one off, Sony you need to get this sorted out otherwise our confidence in your ability to deliver quality products will diminish, again guys great camera, I am just concerned about the camera robustness.
    Date published: 2015-05-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love this camera! Just upgraded to the a77ii from the a77. These are both excellent cameras. Both have focus peaking which I find very useful for fine tuning quickly & in critical focus situations. I use the a77 and now the a77ii for photographing lacrosse games. Shooting RAW in the continuous advance Hi mode with the focus capabilities gives me great results. Also use for landscape and love the color rendition. When I first went to an electronic viewfinder I didn't know if I could adjust to the change. Now I'd never go back to optical. Negatives . . I'd like a 2nd card slot and the learning curve is pretty steep at first. Info is not as readily available for Sony as some other brands.
    Date published: 2015-08-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great For Bird Photogrpahy This camera is a significant upgrade from my previous one, (a65) and it's proving to be very good for birds in flight. This does take a bit of trial and error to get the settings optimized as there are a number of focus modes that you could use. But once you get comfortable with several of the modes it produces very crisp, clean shots. I like the burst speed in the RAW format and it has a decent buffer. Put a fast card in it and it will hold up well. I think for all this camera can do, it's retail price is quite good and I look forward to using every time I go out to shoot.
    Date published: 2015-03-25
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