Sony A77 II Review

5.0
June 10, 2014 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Dimensions (W x H x D)

  • Approx. 142.6 mm × 104.2 mm × 80.9 mm

Weight

  • Body Only: Approx. 647 g / Approx. 1 lb 6.8 oz;With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo included: Approx. 726g / Approx. 1 lb 9.6 oz

Lens Mount

  • Sony A-mount

Lens Compatibility

  • Sony A-mount lenses, Operation with Minolta / Konica lenses confirmed

Sensor Type

  • APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm), Exmor™ CMOS sensor with primary color filters

Effective Pixels

  • Approx.24.3 Megapixels

Number of Pixels (total)

  • Approx.24.7 Megapixels

Image Sensor Aspect Ratio

  • 3:2

Anti Dust

  • Yes

Smart zoom (Still Image)

  • M:Approx. 1.4x
  • S:Approx. 2

Digital zoom (Still Image)

  • L:Approx. 4x M:Approx. 5.7x S:Approx. 8

Digital zoom (Movie)

  • Yes (4x)

Recording Format (Still images)

  • JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)

Image Size (pixels), 3:2

  • L: 6000 x 4000 (24M)
  • M: 4240 x 2832 (12M)
  • S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M)

Image Size (pixels), 16:9

  • L: 6000 x 3376 (20M)
  • M: 4240 x 2400 (10M)
  • S:3008 x 1688 (5.1M)

Image Size (pixels), Sweep Panorama

  • Standard: Horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), Vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
  • Wide: Horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), Vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M)

Image Quality Modes

  • RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard

Creative Style

  • Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box (1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))

Dynamic Range Functions

  • Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level(1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range(Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6EV, 1.0EV step))

Recording Format (Movie)

  • AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4

Video Compression

  • AVCHD:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Audio Recording Format

  • AVCHD:Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
  • MP4:MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch

Other Movie Functions

  • AF Drive Speed
  • AF Tracking Duration
  • Audio Level Display
  • Audio Rec Level
  • Auto Slow Shutter
  • HDMI Info. Display
  • PAL/NTSC Selector

Face Detection

  • On/ On (Regist. Faces) / Off

Auto Portrait Framing

  • Yes (Still Images)

Clear Image Zoom

  • Yes (approx.2x)

Compatible Recording Media

  • Memory Stick PRO Duo™
  • Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™
  • Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC memory cards (UHS-I compliant)

Noise Reduction

  • Long exposure NR: On/Off , available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off selectable

Multi Frame NR

  • Auto / ISO100 to 51200

White Balance Modes

  • Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight), Flash, Color temperature (2500 to 9900K), Color Filter (G7 to M7, A7 to B7), Custom (1 / 2 / 3), Custom Set

Bracketing

  • 3 frames, H/L selectable

Focus Sensor

  • CCD line sensors

Focus Sensitivity Range

  • EV -2 to 18 (at ISO 100 equivalent)

AF Mode

  • Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Automatic AF (AF-A), Direct Manual Focus selectable

Focus Area

  • Wide, Zone, Center, Flexible Spot, Expanded Flexible Spot, Lock-On AF (Wide, Zone, Center, Flexible Spot, Expanded Flexible Spot)

Other Features

  • Eye-start AF, Eye AF, Predictive control, Focus lock, AF On,

AF Illuminator

  • Built - in Flash

AF Illuminator range

  • Approx. 1m - 5m / Approx. 3.3 to 16.4 feet

Metering Type

  • 1200-zone evaluative metering

Metering Sensor

  • Exmor™ CMOS Sensor

Metering Mode

  • Multi segment, Spot, Center weighted

Exposure Modes

  • AUTO (Intelligent Auto / Superior Auto), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Continuous Advance Priority AE, Movie, Programmed AE, Aperture priority, Shutter-speed priority, Manual, Memory recall

Scene Selection

  • Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight

Exposure Compensation

  • +/-5.0 EV (1/3EV, 1/2EV steps selectable)

Auto (AE) Bracketing

  • Bracket: Cont./Bracket: Single, With 1/3EV, 1/2EV, 2/3EV, 1.0EV, 2.0EV, 3.0EV increments, 3 /5 frames

AE Lock

  • AE is also locked when focus is locked in multi-segment metering mode. ("AEL w/ shutter"(Auto/On/Off) is supported)
  • Available with AE lock button

ISO Sensitivity

  • Movie: ISO100 - 12800 equivalent (1/3 EV step),AUTO ( ISO 100-12800 equivalent, selectable the lower limit and the upper limit )
  • Still Image: ISO 100 - 25600 (1/3 EV step), (ISO numbers up from ISO50 can be set as expanded ISO range.),AUTO ( ISO 100-25600, selectable the lower limit and the upper limit )

Viewfinder Type

  • 1.3cm (0.5" type) Electronic viewfinder

Number of Dots

  • 2 359 296 dots

Field Coverage

  • 100%

Magnification

  • Approx. 1.09x (35mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.71x) with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m style name="sup" -1 /style

Diopter Adjustment

  • -4.0 to +3.0m style name="sup" -1 /style

Eye Point

  • Approx. 27mm from the eyepiece lens, 22mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m style name="sup" -1 /style (CIPA standard)

Screen Type

  • 7.5 cm (3.0 type) TFT Drive

Total Number of Dots

  • 2 359 296 dots

Brightness Control (LCD)

  • Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather

Shutter Type

  • Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type

Shutter Speed

  • Still images: 1/8000 to 30 sec/Bulb;Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 step), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)

Flash Sync. Speed

  • 1 / 250 sec.

Flash Compensation

  • +/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)

Flash Modes

  • Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Rear sync.,Wireless, High Speed sync.

Wireless Control

  • Yes (With RMT-DSLR2 (sold separately))

Drive Modes

  • Single Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec delay 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, White Balance bracket, DRO bracket

Continuous Shooting

  • Hi: Maximum 8 frames per second, Lo: Maximum 3 frames per second

Supplied Battery

  • One rechargeable battery pack NP-FM500H

Battery Life (CIPA, Still Images)

  • Approx. 410 shots (Viewfinder) / Approx. 480 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)

What's In The Box

  • Power cord
  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FM500H
  • Battery Charger BC-VM10A
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Accessory shoe cap
  • Eyepiece cup
  • Micro USB cable

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