Sony a77 Camera and 18-135mm Lens

Sony a77 Camera and 18-135mm Lens

Sony SLT-A77 Product Tour
Redefining the camera. Get action photos, HD Movies and Live View shots that other cameras miss, thanks to Sony’s exclusive Translucent Mirror Technology. Enjoy 24.3 megapixel resolution—with the world’s fastest shooting— up to 12 frames per second—and the world’s first OLED electronic viewfinder.2 Sony a77 Camera and 18-135mm Lens

Features

2nd Generation Translucent Mirror Design

Other DSLRs can shoot. Or they can focus with the speed and precision of Phase Detection AF. They cannot do both at once. Sony changes all that with the award-winning Translucent Mirror Technology system. It directs light to both the image sensor and the Phase Detection AF sensor simultaneously.

24.3 MP; best-in-class resolution2

You get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements thanks to a 24.3 megapixel sensor. It’s the highest resolution among APS-C DSLRs, as of August 2011.

World’s fastest up to 12 fps continuous2

The translucent mirror makes it far easier to capture the decisive soccer kick or your baby at her absolute cutest. Shoots up to 12 frames per second at full-resolution 24.3 megapixels with continuous auto focus (AE locked after first frame). This is the world’s fastest shooting speed for interchangeable lens APS-C cameras, as of August, 2011.

World’s first OLED viewfinder2

There’s never been anything quite like the Tru-Finder OLED electronic viewfinder. For size, speed and brightness even after sunset, this is a gem. It begins with 2359K dots for amazing resolution and high contrast ratio for incredible depth. OLED reduces motion blur to a bare minimum. You can also see the results of camera adjustments in real time with superb color and detail.

HD Movies4 at 60p, 60i, or 24p

Capture spectacular HD Movies4. This is the world’s first DSLR to offer a choice of super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p, all at Full HD 1920x1080 resolution. AVCHD codec delivers stunning picture quality. MP4 codec offers smaller files for easier upload to the web.

HD movies with full manual control4

Now you don’t need to surrender control when you shoot HD movies.4 Enjoy the full expressive potential of Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority or Manual (P/A/S/M) control in HD movie mode.

Full-time Phase Detection AF

You get fast, accurate auto focus in every mode—even HD Movie and Live View—thanks to Sony’s exclusive Translucent Mirror Technology. While Contrast Detection Auto Focus often hunts for correct focus, Phase Detection AF knows exactly where correct focus is, and goes straight for it.

Full-Time Live View in LCD or EVF

You can use both the LCD monitor and OLED Electronic Viewfinder for composing shots in Live View. Both provide a what-you-see-is-what-you-get preview of white balance, focus, depth of field, exposure and 100% framing accuracy, plus informative on-screen displays.

World’s shortest release time lag3

Helps ensure that the image you want is the image you get. Once auto focus occurs, release time lag is the delay between fully pressing the shutter release and when the camera actually starts taking the picture. Long lag makes it harder to capture fast-moving objects. The Sony A77 boasts the world’s shortest release time lag at only 0.05 seconds.3

Rugged, magnesium alloy body

The SLT-A77 is built for the real world with a magnesium alloy body that combines high strength with light weight. Ports, doors and controls are also weather-resistant for smooth operation under adverse conditions.

Object Tracking AF

Locks onto a specified object and maintains focus even as the subject moves. Unpredictable subjects stay in focus even while zooming. You can concentrate on composition without worrying about focus.

19-point Auto Focus

To maximize the value of Translucent Mirror Technology, Sony incorporates Phase Detection AF of great sophistication. 19 sensors with 11 cross sensors maximize precision for both vertical and horizontal subjects.

Three-way tilt/swivel LCD screen

Tilt it up or down to frame high- and low-angle shots that would otherwise be hit-or-miss. Tilt and swivel over the camera for self-portraits. You can even tilt it up and down when you hold the camera in vertical mode! Finally, the monitor folds flush to the camera with the LCD exposed for shooting or protected for travel.

Dual control dials

Perfect for experienced shooters, dual control dials provide direct, hands-on access to two settings at a time.

Top mounted LCD

In addition to status displays on the LCD monitor and Electronic Viewfinder, Sony offers a top-mounted LCD with exposure information.

6-image layering

Leverages the fast BIONZ® processor to capture six images in a fraction of a second, and then combine the data. The result is one incredible single image that gets a cleaner result in Multi-Frame NR mode or sharper nighttime pictures in Hand-held Twilight mode.

Multi-frame NR

Experience incredible low-light shooting without a flash. The camera captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six, it creates a single image with a reduction in noise equivalent to two additional steps of ISO sensitivity. Sensitivity selectable up to ISO 16000. (Recommended for still subjects.)

Handheld Twilight mode

Get gorgeous shots at night without a tripod. Combines six frames into a single image for smooth, low-noise evening shots. (Recommended for still subjects.)

Auto HDR built into camera

Captures more scene dynamic range than a single exposure can handle—and more range than photo film. Combines the best highlight detail from one shot, the best mid-tones from a second and the best shadow detail from a third for one incredible shot. (Recommended for still subjects.)

3D Sweep Panorama Mode

Capture vast scenic vistas and 16:9 shots in spectacular 3D. As you sweep across the panorama, the camera records separate right-eye and left-eye images that make landscapes come alive on your 3D television1. Records both JPEG and MPO file formats.

Specifications

Camera
Lens Compatibility Sony A-mount lens
Camera Type Sony A-mount interchangeable lens digital camera
Imaging Sensor
Imaging Sensor Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
Processor BIONZ image processor
Anti Dust Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism
Pixel Gross Approx. 24.7 megapixels
Effective Picture Resolution Approx. 24.3 megapixels
Focal Length Conversion Factor 1.5x
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Recording
Media Type Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Color Space sRGB, AdobeRGB
Still Image Mode JPEG (Standard, Fine, Extra Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
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)
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)
3D Sweep Panorama:
Horizontal Wide: 7152 X 1080 (7.7M)
Horizontal Std.: 4912 X 1080 (5.3M)
16:9: 1920 X 1080 (2.1M)
Video Format AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Video Mode AVCHD:
PS - 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps
FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps
FH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps
FX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps
FH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps
MP4:
HD - 1440 x 1080/ 30p@12Mbps
VGA - 640 x 480/ 30p@3Mbps
Video Signal NTSC color, EIA standards
Audio Format Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Microphone/Speaker Built-in Stereo Microphone
Still Image File Format JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3format), 3D MPO (MPF Extended compliant)
Optics/Lens
Lens Type Standard Zoom
Lens Mount Type Sony A-mount
Aperture (Max.) f/3.5 - 6.3
Aperture (Min.) f/22 - 40
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) APS: 27-300mm (35mm Equivalent: 18-200mm)
Filter Diameter 62mm
Lens Groups-Elements 13 groups, 15 elements
Minimum Focus Distance 1' 6" (45cm)
Aperture Blade 7 blades (Circular aperture)
Aspheric Elements 3 aspheric
Distance Encoder Yes
Distance Scale Yes
Lens Weight 14 oz (405g)
Magnification x 0.27
Viewfinder
Type 0.50" XGA OLED EVF (Electronic viewfinder) (2,359k dots)
Diopter Adjustment -4.0m-1 to +3.0m-1
Field of View 100%
Magnification 1.09x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 )
LCD Display
LCD Type 3.0” TFT Xtra Fine LCD (921,600 pixels) w/TruBlack technology
Angle Adjustment Tilt angle: Up: 150 degrees; Down: Approx. 180 degrees
Rotation angle:180 degrees clockwise and 90 degrees counterclockwise.
Brightness Control Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 to +2)
Coverage 100%
Live View Continuous Live View (LCD/EVF Auto, selectable)
Real-time image adjustment display Yes(On/Off)
Histogram Yes (On/off)
Grid Display Yes (Rule of thirds, 4x6 Square, Diagonal & 4x6 Square Grids, Off)
Customization Grid, Histogram display, Digital Level Gauge, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback
Focus Control
Focus System TTL phase detection AF (CCD line sensors)
Focus Points 19 points (11 points cross type)
AF Modes Single-shot AF(AF-S), Continuous AF(AF-C), Automatic AF(AF-A) selectable, Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
Focus Area Wide (auto,19 points)/Zone/Spot/Local selectable
Focus Sensitivity EV -1 to 18 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
Focus Features Predictive control(AF-A, AF-C), Focus Lock, Eye-start AF
AF Illuminator Built-in LED, Range: approx. 3' - 21' (1m-7m)
Exposure System
Metering Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Modes Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering Sensitivity -2EV to 17EV (at ISO 100 equivalent w/ f/1.4 lens)
Exposure Compensation +/-5.0 EV(1/3EV,1/2EV steps selectable)
Exposure Settings AUTO,AUTO Advanced (AUTO+), Scene Selection (SCN), Sweep Panorama, 3D Sweep Panorama (3D), Continuous Advance Priority AE (12fps), Movie, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M)
Scene Mode(s) Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight
Picture Effect(s) 11 types (15 variations): 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
D-Range Optimizer Yes: (Auto, Level, Off)
Auto Exposure Lock Yes (AE Lock button)
Color Temperature 2500 - 9900 k with 15-step each Magenta/Green compensation (G7 to M7), Amber/Blue (A7 to B7)
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))
Exposure Bracketing Bracket: Cont./Bracket: Single, 3/5 frames selectable
ISO Auto (ISO 100-12800, selectable the lower limit and the upper limit ); Selectable ISO100 - 16000 equivalent (ISO numbers up from ISO50 can be set as expanded ISO range)
Noise Reduction Long Exposure NR: (On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second) High ISO NR: (High/Normal/Low)
White Balance Mode Auto,Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White, Cool White, Day White, Daylight) , Flash, Setting the color temperature, Color Filter, Custom
Drive System
Burst Buffer JPEG Standard (17 shots)
JPEG Fine (17 shots)
JPEG Extra Fine (13 shots)
RAW (13 shots)
RAW+JPEG (11 shots)
Continuous Shooting Speed Continuous (Hi: up to 8fps,Low: up to 3fps)
Continuous Priority AE (12fps)
Drive Mode Single-shot, Continuous shooting (Hi/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Bracket (Continuous/Single/WB/DRO), Remote commander (RMT-DSLR1 Sold Separately)
Self-timer 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay,
Shutter Speeds 1/8000 to 30 seconds, bulb
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
Flash
Flash Compensation ±3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Coverage FOV coverage up to 16 mm (in the focal length)
Recycling Time Approx. 3 sec.
Flash Bracketing 0.3/0.5/0.7/2.0/3.0EV steps, 3/5 frames(2.0/3.0EV : only 3 frames) selectable
Flash Metering System ADI flash / Pre-flash TTL / Manual flash
Flash Modes Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Hi-speed sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable for Autoflash and fill-flash mode), Wireless, Off
Flash Type Built-in, Pop-up Auto
Guide Number 12 (in meters at ISO100)
Advanced Features
Auto High Dynamic Range Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
Embedded GPS Yes
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)
Image Stabilization SteadyShot INSIDE in-body image stabilization
Interface
Accessory Shoe Yes (Alpha)
BRAVIA® Sync Yes, via HDMI® with compatible BRAVIA HDTV
DVDirect Yes, via USB
HD Output HDMI® (TypeC mini)
Memory Card Slot Dual compatibility slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo/PRO-HG HX Duo media - SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
PhotoTV HD Yes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI® cable
USB Port(s) USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.) Approx. 5-3/4 × 4-1/8 × 3-1/4" (142.6 x 104 x 80.9mm) (W/H/D) excluding protrusions
Weight (Approx.) Approx. 1 lb 7 oz (653g) (excl battery, lens & media)
Approx. 1 lb 9.8 oz (732g) (w/battery & media)
Power
Battery Type InfoLITHIUM® NP-FM500H (7.2V)
Number of Still Images Approx. 470 images with viewfinder, 530 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
Software
Supplied Software PMB (Picture Motion Browser) v5.2; Image Data Converter SR v3.2; Image Data Lightbox SR v2.2
Operating System Compatibility Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1; Mac OS X (v10.3-v10.6), PMB is not compatible with Mac OS. Camera (via USB), Image Data Converter, and Image Data Lightbox software are compatible with Mac OS.
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty Term 1 Year Parts & Labor

What's in the Box

  • Battery Charger
  • Rechargable Battery (NP-FM500H)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Body Cap
  • USB Cable
  • CD-ROM

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