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Sony Alpha A77 SLT Sample Photos

Sample photos from the new 24.3 megapixel Sony Alpha A77, with 12fps shooting, New OLED electronic VF, Full HD Video, and tilting screen. Taken with the new DT 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM lens, and 70-400mm telephoto zoom lens.

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1/20 sec | f/4.9 | 22.5 mm | ISO 1250

The new Sony Alpha A77, will be available with a new 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM lens, and produces 24.3 megapixel images from an APS-C sized sensor. Full HD video with continuous auto focus is also available. 12fps shooting is possible at the full 24.3 megapixel resolution with continuous auto focus. Here are photos taken with the camera and a variety of lenses, notably the new 18-50mm f/2.8 lens, and the 70-400mm Sony G lens.

On the new OLED EVF: The A77, A65, NEX-7, and NEX-5N EVF, all use a new OLED electronic viewfinder developed by Sony, with a 2.359 million DOT resolution, with the new OLED technology, compared to traditional LCD EVFs, the OLED does not show chromatic aberations at the pixel level, as the pixel level does not have to show RGB at each level, while traditional EVF do.

The A77 used is a pre-production model, so quality may improve further before release, the camera was left on default settings. Click to view larger, or click "Hi-Res" to view full size sample photos.

Sony Alpha SLT-A77 Other sample images

Sony Alpha SLT-A77 Specifications

Effective Magnification1.5x
Image Sensor
Pixels24.7Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)6000
Pixels (H)4000
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor Size (width)23.5mm
Sensor Size (height)15.6mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution921.600
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • AF Fine Tuning (Micro Adjustment)
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/8000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity50 - 16000
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-5
MagnificationNo Data
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting12fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS50p, 50i, 25p
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Wi-FiNo Data
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • Memory Stick (Sony)
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeNP-FM500H
Battery Life (CIPA rating)470shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsSony Alpha SLT-A77V Body, DT 16-50 f/2.8 SSM Lens, Lens Hood, Lithium Ion Battery, Battery Charger, USB Cable, CD-ROM, Shoulder Strap

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Photographs taken using the Sony Alpha SLT-A77

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how does the new sensor compare to older 16MP sensor seen on A580 and A55? also it would be very interesting to if any of current lenses on market cope with the increased pixel count.
I am curious, were the photos shot as JPG? NR on? THe reason I ask is the 400mm shots.
The one of red flower looks spectacular with sharpening. The one near the water is pretty mushy. THis isnt the camera's fault. ITs the steady shot from sony. When the lens is at 400mm slow shutter speed and hoping steady shot will do the job ( it nees about 1/800th in that situation cameras without steady shot would need twice that! (yes! I am a Pixelpeeper)
Again Really spectatcular!!
OT, but I'd really like to know, where the shots have been made. I guess it is somewhere in Greece?
My problem with my A850 is noise in dark areas, and no object tracking.
I do find in flight kingfishers quite tricky on a river surrounded by tall trees.
Could the A77 be my answer? I think it is.The pictures above and the ones taken from the speed boat, seem to prove that. In the next couple of days I should find out.

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