Sony Alpha 77II (ILCA-77M2)

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Price :  $ 898.00
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Key features

  • 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

Building on the heritage of Sony’s much-loved original Alpha 77 and Alpha 700, the Alpha 77 II gives advanced amateurs a string of enhancements in a tough, weather-resistant body.

24.3 megapixel Exmor™ CMOS image sensor with improved sensitivity

-Perfect images with details and low noise performance

A showcase for Sony’s world-leading expertise in imaging sensing technology, the 24.3 megapixel Exmor™ CMOS image sensor features the same gapless on-chip lens structure as used in the acclaimed Alpha 7R . Together with flawless image detail, low-noise performance is assured across a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 25600.

The high-resolution sensor is partnered by the same evolved BIONZ X image processor featured in the Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R. Around three times faster than Sony’s previous BIONZ engine and optimized for the Alpha 77 II, it employs detail reproduction, diffraction-reducing and area-specific noise reduction technologies that contribute to amazing image definition, rich colours and textures with stills and Full HD video.

New-generation 79 point phase detection Auto Focus (AF) system

-Alpha 77 aids accurate focusing and performs well in low light
-Sharp tracking focus for stills and full HD movies

For the first time ever, the Alpha 77 II features no less than 79 autofocus detection points, including 15 cross points within the most frequently-used central area of the sensor. This aids super-accurate focusing, even with horizontally-striped subjects that confuse many other cameras.

There’s also a dedicated F2.8 AF point placed horizontally in the centre of the sensor. This centrally-mounted sensor supports apertures up to F2.8, ensuring maximum AF precision when using large-aperture lenses. The AF system also performs well in low light, accurately locking onto subjects in scenes with illumination levels as low as EV-2 (ISO100) where even the human eye can struggle to discern fine detail.

Whether you’re framing through the viewfinder or on screen in Live View mode, Sony’s unique Translucent Mirror Technology maintains razor-sharp tracking focus on your subject, including stills and Full HD movies. This powerful new system is less likely to be distracted by other objects – like a rogue balloon moving across your shot at a football match. It performs brilliantly in low-light conditions, capturing crisply-focused images of moving subjects on moonlit nights.

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Shoot a continuous burst of 60 full-resolution frames at up to 12 fps

-Capture maximum JPEG images at continuous shooting speed

The new edition of the camera provides nonstop shooting stamina outpacing many professional cameras. The Alpha 77 II can capture a non-stop burst of up to 60 full-resolution JPEG images at a maximum continuous shooting speed of approximately 12 frames per second (in Continuous Advance Priority AE mode).

OLED Tru-Finder and 3-way tilting LCD

-Enables precise composition with a wide viewing angle
-Alpha 77 II LCD enables creative flexibility

Framing and focusing is a pleasure through the clear, bright XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ with 2,356K dot resolution. With three times higher contrast and resolving power, it displays exactly what’s in the final image, letting you accurately judge the effects of adjusting focus, exposure and other settings before firing the shutter. A wide viewing angle and high eye-point are complemented by a newly-expanded choice of brightness settings, plus colour temperature adjustment for even more comfortable, accurate composition.
As featured on the full-frame Alpha 99, the Alpha 77 II also features a detail-packed 3.0-type (7.5 cm) Xtra Fine LCD that moves three ways for near-limitless creative flexibility. Easily shoot from high or low angles, in portrait or landscape orientation, handheld or with a tripod. In addition, the Alpha 77 II is equipped with WhiteMagic technology which significantly improves screen visibility, even outdoors in direct sunshine.

Tough enough for serious enthusiasts

-Alloy body allows comfortable handling

The tough, light magnesium alloy body of the Alpha 77 II is engineered to withstand the demands of serious enthusiasts in search of that perfect shot. Positive, comfortable handling is enhanced by the large, contoured grip. Dust and moisture-resistant seals around main buttons and controls are complemented by double-layered protection around all openings including media slot and terminals. In addition, the camera’s durable shutter unit is rated for 150,000 activations.


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General Camera type Interchangeable-lens digital camera with built-in flash
Lens compatibility Sony A-mount lenses, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta lenses confirmed
Image sensor Type APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6 m), Exmor CMOS sensor with primary colour filters
Number of pixels (effective) Approx. 24.3 megapixels
Number of pixels (total) Approx. 24.7 megapixels
Image sensor aspect ratio 3:2
Anti-dust system Charge protection coating on image sensor and image sensor shift mechanism
Recording system (still images) Recording format JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image size (pixels) [3:2 aspect ratio] L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 4240 x 2832 (12M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M)
[16:9 aspect ratio] L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), M: 4240 x 2400 (10M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M)
[Sweep Panorama] Wide: horizontal 12416 x 1856 (23M), vertical 5536 x 2160 (12M), Standard: horizontal 8192 x 1856 (15M), vertical 3872 x 2160 (8.4M)
Image quality modes RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Picture Effect 13 modes: Posterization (Colour, B/W), Pop Colour, Retro Photo, Partial Colour (R, G, B, Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolour, Illustration
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia (Contrast -3 to +3 steps, Saturation -3 to +3 steps, Sharpness -3 to +3 steps) (Style Box 1–6 also provided)
Dynamic range functions Off, Dynamic Range Optimiser (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range: Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1–6 EV, 1.0 EV step))
Colour space sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Colour
Recording system (videos) Recording format AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4
Video compression AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio recording format AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo CreatorMP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
Image size (pixels) [1080 60i compatible devices]AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28Mbps*1/PS, 60i/24Mbps*1/FX, 60i/17Mbps*2/FH, 24p/24Mbps*1/FX, 24p/17Mbps/FH)MP4: 1440 x 1080 (30fps/12Mbps*2), 640 x 480 (30fps/3Mbps*2)
[1080 50i compatible devices]AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28Mbps*1/PS, 50p/28Mbps*1/PS, 60i/24Mbps*1/FX, 50i/24Mbps*1/FX, 60i/17Mbps*2/FH, 50i/17Mbps*2/FH, 24p/24Mbps*1/FX /25p/24Mbps*1/FX, 24p/17Mbps*2/FH, 25p/17Mbps*2/FH)MP4: 1440 x 1080 (30fps/12Mbps*2, 25fps/12Mbps*2), 640 x 480 (30fps/3Mbps*2, 25fps/3Mbps*2)
Video functions Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, AF Tracking Duration, AF Drive Speed, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI info. Display (On/Off selectable), Creative Style, Picture Effect
Media Media Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)
Slot Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo/SD memory card
Noise reduction Noise reduction Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.
Multi Frame NR Auto/ISO 100 to 51200
White balance Modes Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash / Colour Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Colour 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
Focus system Type TTL Phase-detection AF
Focus sensor CCD line sensors
Focus point 79 points (15 points cross type)*3 , with centre F2.8 sensor
Sensitivity range EV -2 to 18 (at ISO 100 equivalent)
Focus modes Autofocus, Manual focus selectable
AF modes Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Automatic AF (AF-A), Direct Manual Focus
Focus area Wide / Zone / Centre / Flexible Spot / Expanded FlexibleSpot / Lock-On AF (Wide / Zone / Centre / Flexible Spot / Expanded Flexible Spot)
Other features Eye AF, Lock-on AF, Predictive control (AF-A, AF-C), Focus lock, AF Range Control, AF micro adjustment
Exposure control Metering type 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering sensor Exmor CMOS sensor
Metering sensitivity EV -2 to EV 17 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F1.4 lens attached)
Metering modes Multi-segment, Centre-weighted, Spot
Exposure modes iAuto, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Video
Modes Multi-segment, Centre-weighted, Spot
Exposure modes AUTO (Intelligent Auto/Superior Auto), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Continuous Advance Priority AE, Video (P/A/S/M), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Memory recall (MR1/2/3)
Scene Selection Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight
Exposure compensation +/-5.0 EV (1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps
AE bracketing Bracket: Cont./Bracket: Single, With 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments, 3 /5 frames
AE lock Available with AE lock button. AE is also locked when focus is locked in multi-segment metering mode. (Auto/On/Off selectable)
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) Still Images: ISO 100–25600 (1/3 EV steps), (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100–25600, selectable lower and upper limits)Videos: ISO 100–12800 equivalent (1/3 EV steps), AUTO (ISO 100–12800 equivalent, selectable lower and upper limits)
Viewfinder Type 1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder
Number of dots 2,359,296 dots
Brightness control Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Colour temperature control Manual (5 steps)
Field coverage 100%
Magnification ‘Approx.1.09x (35 mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.71x with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1m-1
Dioptre adjustment -4.0 to +3.0m-1
Eye point Approx. 23 mm from the eyepiece lens, 21.4 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard)
Display Graphic Display / Display All Info./ No Disp. Info. / Digital level gauge / Histogram
Real-time image-adjustment display ON/OFF
LCD monitor Type 7.5 cm (3.0 type) TFT drive
Total number of dots 1,228,800 dots
Brightness control Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable angle Tilt angle: Up approx. 150 degrees, down approx. 180 degreesRotation angle: 180 degrees clockwise, 90 degrees anticlockwise.
Display Graphic Display / Display All Info./ No Disp. Info. / Digital level gauge/ Histogram / Shooting information for viewfinder mode
Real-time image-adjustment display On/Off
Focus magnifier 5.9x, 11.7x
Peaking MF Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Colour: White/Red/Yellow)
Display panel Top panel
Other features Face detection On / On (Regist. Faces) / Off, Face registration, Face selection (Max. number of detectable faces: 8)
Auto Object Framing Yes
Clear Image Zoom Still / Video: Approx. 2x
Digital zoom Smart zoom (still images) M: Approx. 1.4x, S: Approx. 2.0xDigital zoom (still images) L: Approx. 4x, M: Approx. 5.7x, S: Approx. 8xDigital zoom (videos) Approx. 4x
Smart Teleconverter Approx.1.4 x / 2x
Lens compensation Peripheral shading, chromatic aberration, distortion
Shutter Type Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter speed*4 1/250 sec.
Electronic front curtain shutter Yes, On/Off
SteadyShot INSIDE (image stabilisation) Type For still images: Image Sensor-Shift mechanism, for videos: Electronic
Flash Control (with optional external flash) Control ADI, Pre-flash TTL, Manual flash
Flash compensation +/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash bracketing 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV steps, 3/5 frames selectable
Flash modes Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off selectable), Rear Sync, Wireless *4, Hi-speed sync.*4
External flash Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe. Attach the shoe adaptor (ADP-MAA, sold separately) for flash compatible with Auto-lock Accessory Shoe
FE level lock Yes
Wireless control Wireless flash with lighting ratio control
Drive Drive modes Single shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (10 sec delay 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing (Cont., Single, White Balance, DRO)
Speed (approx., max.)*5 Continuous Advance Priority AE: Maximum 12fps, Continuous shooting Hi: Max. 8fps, Continuous shooting Lo: Max. 3fps
No. of recordable frames*5*6 (approx.) Continuous Advance Priority AE mode: 53 frames (JPEG Extra Fine L), 60 frames (JPEG Fine L), 93 64 frames (JPEG Standard), 26 frames (RAW), 25 frames (RAW & JPEG)Continuous shooting: 56 frames (JPEG Extra Fine L), 75 frames (JPEG Fine L), 93 frames (JPEG Standard), 28 frames (RAW), 26 frames (RAW & JPEG)
Playback Modes Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25 – frame index view, Enlarged display mode (Maximum magnification L: 18.8x, M: 13.3x, S: 9.4x), Panorama (Standard): 25.6x, Panorama (Wide): 38.8x), Display Rotation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, off), Folder selection (Still), Forward/Rewind (Video), Delete, Protect
Interface PC interface Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
Multi / Micro USB Terminal Yes
NFC Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)
Wireless LAN (built-in) Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz band))*7
HD output HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync (control for HDMI), PhotoTV HD, 4K Still Image playback
Others Sync. Terminal, Multi Interface Shoe*8, Microphone terminal (3.5 mm Stereo minijack), DC IN Terminal, Wired remote terminal, Wireless Remote Control (RMT-DSLR2 (sold separately))
Compatible OS Windows Vista*9 SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Mac OS X (v. 10.7-10.9)
Audio Microphone Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-XYST1M/ECM-CG50 (sold separately)
Speaker Built-in, monaural, volume settings in 16 steps between 0 and 15
Print Compatible standards Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Custom function Type Custom key settings, Programmable setting
Memory function Yes (3 sets)
Power Battery Rechargeable battery pack NP-FM500H
Still images*10 Approx. 410 shots (viewfinder) / approx. 480 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Videos Actual*11 *12: Approx. 110 min. with viewfinder, approx. 120 min. with LCD monitor (CIPA standard) Continuous*11 *13: Approx. 175 min. with viewfinder, approx. 175 min. with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
External power AC Adaptor AC-PW10AM (optional)
Operating temperature Range 32°–104°F / 0–40°C