Sony Alpha A77 Mark II DSLR Camera Video Review and Specifications

SLT-A77ii

Bottom Line:

The Sony Alpha A77 Mark ii boasts an impressive 12 shots per second and 79 autofocus points, making this a great camera for sports and wildlife photographers. Videographers will love this camera for the focus peaking and ability to capture 60 fps at 1920 x 1080.

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The Specs:

  •  1. The Sensor
    • Effective pixels: Approx. 24.3 megapixels
    • Approx. 23.5 X 15.6 (mm) APS-C CMOS sensor 
  • 2. Compatible Lenses & Special Features
    • Lens Mount: Sony A mount
    • Image Stabilization : SteadyShot INSIDE™ in-body image stabilization
    • Auto High Dynamic Range : Yes, ((Auto/Level(1-5), Auto High Dynamic Range(Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6EV, 1.0EV step)), off)
    • Sweep Panorama : Horizontal (Wide/Standard), Vertical, and 3D Panorama
    • Face Detection : On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off
    • Smile Shutter™ technology : Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
  • 3. Autofocus
    • 79 points (15 points cross type, with center F2.8 sensor)
    • Focus modes: Single-shot AF(AF-S), Continuous AF(AF-C), Automatic AF(AF-A) selectable, Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
  • 4. Video Features
    • Recording Size and (frame rate fps in parenthesis):
      • 1920 x 1080 (60p / 60i / 24p)
      • 1440 x 1080 (30p)
      • 640 x 480 (30p)
    • Maximum Length of Continuous Video Recording: 29 minutes
    • Video Format : AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
  • 5. Image Features
    • File Formats: JPEG & RAW
    • High Speed Continuous Shooting: Maximum 12 shots/sec.
    • Size in pixels:
      • Panorama Still Image Size : Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M) Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M)
      • Still Image Size 16:9 : L size: 6000 x 3376 (20M) M size: 4240 x 2400 (10M) S size: 3008 x1688 (5.1M)
      • Still  Image Size 3:2 : L size: 6000 x 4000 (24M) M size: 4240 x 2832 (12M) S size: 3008 x 2000 (6M)
  • 7. Exposure Control
    • Exposure Modes: iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M), Memory Recall (MR1/2/3)), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection, Movie (P/A/S/M), Continuous Advanced Priority (AE)
    • ISO 100-25,600 selectable in 1/3 EV steps for stills;  ISO 100-12,800 selectable in 1/3 EV steps for movies
    • Shutter Speed: 1/8000 to 30 sec., Bulb
    • Flash X-sync at 1/250 sec
    • Picture Effects: 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, Illustration
    • Creative Style : Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait , Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia (Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps))
    • White Balance Settings:  Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White, Cool White, Day White, Daylight), Flash, Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K), Color Temp. Filter (G7 to M7, A7 to B7), Custom (1/2/3), Custom Set AWB micro adjustment; G7 to M7 (15-steps), A7 to B7 (15-steps) Bracketing; 3 frames, H/L selectable
  • 8. Interface
    • Tilting 3 inch TFT monitor
    • 1,228,800 dots monitor resolution
    • NFC (one touch remote, sharing)
    • Multi / Micro USB Terminal – USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)
    • DC in
    • HDMI terminal micro connector (type D)
    • Stereo microphone input terminal (3.5 mm mini jack)
    • Built in wifi
  • 9. Power
    • Battery: InfoLITHIUM® NP-FM500H (7.2V)
    • Battery Life: 480 shots (CIPA)
  • 10. Body
    • Dual compatibility slot: SD, SDHC, SDXC memory card and Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media
    • Build in pop up flash
    • Weather resistant: Seals around main buttons, dials, ports
    • Dimensions: 5~5/8” x 4~1/8” × 3~1/4” (142.6 × 104.2 × 80.9 mm)
    • Weight:1 lb, 6.8 oz (647g) (body only)
  • 11. Price
    • MSRP: $1199.99 (body only)

Sony A77 II Video Review:

The below video provides a review and sample shots using the Sony A77 ii:

Video review highlights:

  • Fast 12 frames per second
  • One touch paring – nfc
  • One sd card slot
  • Proximity sensor (can tell when your bring the camera close to your face and it will auto switch on/off live view)
  • Multiport
  • Hdmi
  • Microphone input
  • No headphone jack
  • Flash sync port, remote port
  • Can attach external power supply
  • Built in wifi
  • Magnesium alloy body – lightweight durable, weather sealed from dust and moisture
  • Intuitive menu
  • Can customize buttons
  • Stabilization built in body
  • No gps
  • Autofocusing makes the a77 ii worth considering
  • 79 autofocus points, 15 cross types
  • Variety of focusing modes
  • Decent job of focusing in low light but also has pop up flash just in case
  • Buffer is pretty good.
  • Sports and wildlife photogs would love it because of fast fps
  • 2 seconds to power up
  • Great quality images iso 3200, clean images, but can push up to 6400
  • Vibrant, detail, good dynamic range
  • Has dynamic range optimizer
  • Has Zebras
  • Has Focus peaking

The Sony A77 ii seems to have it all, and is a top contender in my book (see other DSLR for video options). For even more details and user reviews please click the button below to view the Amazon listing: amazon buy button

 

 

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