Never miss the moment
Unleash your full creative potential
The SLT-A77V empowers you to capture images that fully express your creative vision. Through revolutionary Translucent Mirror
Technology, it breaks through traditional limitations to provide accelerated autofocusing and live-viewing on a full-time
basis—even when capturing 24.3 megapixel images during 12 fps continuous shooting and 60p video capture.
Additional advances deliver breathtaking image quality in low light as well as powerfully expressive video production.
The XGA OLED viewfinder offers phenomenal viewing ease to further enhance these advances.
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•Ultra-high resolution 24.3 megapixel Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor
•Continuous shooting up to 12 fps with Full-time Continuous AF
•AVCHD™ Ver. 2.0 (Progressive) Full HD Movie at 60p
•World’s first* XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ viewfinder
•Flexible 3-way tilt LCD monitor
•1/8000 sec. shutter speed and approx. 150,000 shutter release durability
* Among interchangeable-lens cameras with an APS-C sensor as of August 2011.
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70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM (SAL70400G), 1/2000 sec., F8.0, ISO 1250, Auto white balance
DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM (SAL30M28), 1/200 sec., F7.1, ISO 100, Daylight white balance
DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM (SAL1650), 1/250 sec., F5.6, ISO 100, Manual white balance (4500K)
Accelerated response on a full-time basis
Translucent Mirror Technology
Sony Translucent Mirror Technology
revolutionizes interchangeable-lens
photography by enabling simultaneous
focusing and image capturing on a
full-timebasis.Unlikecompetingcameras
that swing a mirror to either direct light
towardtheAFsensorortheimage
sensor–one at a time, the a77 continuously
directs light to both sensors simultaneously
via a stationary translucent mirror. This
breakthrough enables leading continuous
shooting speed, accelerated full-time
continuous phase-detection autofocusing—
even while shooting HD movies—and
smooth uninterrupted live-viewing on the
finder and rear monitor during single shot,
continuous and movie shooting. Quite
simply, Translucent Mirror Technology
significantly improves overall performance
and leaves the competition behind.
Full-time Continuous AF
12 fps continuous shooting (in Continuous Advance Priority AE mode)
Accelerated full-time continuous phasedetection autofocusing keeps your subject
sharply focused at all times. Even at
maximum continuous shooting speed and
during live-view movie shooting—thanks to
revolutionary Translucent Mirror Technology—
you can clearly capture sports action
and fleeting facial expressions without
resorting to manual focusing. The supreme
speed and precision of phase-detection
autofocusing is faster and more precise than
thecontrast-detectionAFsystemsemployed
bycompetingcameras.Itletsyoueffortlessly
capture dramatic moments in all types of
situations with professional-looking results.
Every second, you can capture up to 12
images with clarity and precision at full 24.3
megapixel resolution. Moreover, you can
enjoy the expressive power and flexibility
of interchangeable lenses without slowing
down performance. As with full-time
autofocusing, this extraordinary response
is made possible by innovative Sony
Translucent Mirror Technology.
Approximately 0.05 second minimum release time lag
Accelerated shutter response lets you
capture decisive moments with confidence.
An innovative electronic front curtain
shutter in the image sensor slashes shutter
releasetimelagtoaclass-leading0.05
second* and produces less shutter noise
and vibration than a mechanical front
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curtainshutter.Ifdesired,a mechanical
front curtain shutter can be activated
throughtheMENU.
*Speedmayvarydependingonshootingconditions
and memory card in use.
Notes:
Continuous shooting speed may be slower depending
onshootingconditions.InContinuousPriorityAEMode,
theapertureisfixedatF3.5orthemaximumapertureof
the lens, whichever is smaller. Continuous shooting speed
(fps)lowerswhenhighISONRfunctionisOn.
Cross sensors
AFsensors
70-400mmF4-5.6GSSM(SAL70400G),ContinuousAdvancePriorityAE,1/4000sec.,F5.6,ISO1250,Autowhitebalance
19-point AF system with 11 cross sensors
The phase-detection autofocusing system
spreads19AFsensorsoverawideAF
area to increase your framing freedom
andkeepmovingsubjectsinfocus.It
includes 11 cross sensors that deliver more
accurate and reliable tracking than sensors
with only vertical or horizontal detection
canachieve.Additionally,theAFsystem
improves autofocusing performance in
low light conditions to ensure precision
focusing wherever and whenever you
Object Tracking Focus
shoot. Depending on your needs, you can
selectoneoffourAFareamodes:Wide
(all 19 sensors), Spot (central sensor),
Local (any selected sensor), or Zone (right,
center, or left zone).FourAFmodesarealso
selectablefromthefocusmodedial:AF-A
(Auto),AF-C(Continuous),AF-S(Single shot)
andManual.InadditiontoAF(AutoFocus),
thecameraalsoprovidesDMF(Direct
ManualFocus) and Manual focus modes.
Various advances come together in the
a77 to enable swift, accurate tracking of
fast-moving subjects. Once you designate
your subject on the viewfinder or rear LCD,
TrackingFocusutilizespowerfulpredictive
focusingalgorithmsandSony’soriginal
subject recognition technologies to track
yoursubject’severymovewithspeedand
precision. This performance is supported by
blazing-fastBIONZ® image processing and
19 autofocusing points that are spread
over a wide area to better keep moving
subjects in focus.
Easy operation even during manual focusing
The camera quickly and comfortably meets
your needs during both auto and manual
focusing. Prompt switching between
autofocusing and manual focusing is
assimpleaspressingtheAF/MFbutton.
ManualfocusingisaidedbyaFocus
Magnifier function that provides up to 11.7x
magnification of the image at the press of
abutton,andDirectManualFocus(DMF)
settings are selectable during autofocusing.
AnAFMicroAdjustmentfunctionalsoallows
minute manual adjustment of focusing
distance, along with registration of up to 30
sets of lens adjustment settings.
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Breathtaking image quality in any lighting
70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM (SAL70400G), 1/15 sec., F5.6, ISO 200, Manual white balance (3700K)
24.3 megapixel Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor
Stunning images brimming with detail are
yours at an astounding 24.3 megapixel
resolution, thanks to Sony’s proprietary
Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor. This ultrahigh resolution is complemented by an
extra-large sensor size that raises sensitivity
in low-light conditions and strengthens
background defocusing effects. So you
can add depth and drama to virtually
any scene. Dual noise reduction also
significantly reduces noise during analog
and digital signal conversion to ensure
smooth, crystal-clear reproduction even in
low-light conditions.
Dramatically improved BIONZ® image processing engine
Sony’s lightning-fast BIONZ processor
employs powerful algorithms to generate
beautiful images from RAW data
captured by the Exmor CMOS image
sensor. Fully optimized to match the
characteristics of the sensor, it delivers
extremely accurate color and rich
tonal gradations throughout the entire
dynamic range. Even during ultra-highspeed continuous shooting and Full HD
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movie shooting, it effortlessly handles
the vast information generated by the
24.3 megapixel CMOS sensor as well as
other intensive tasks such as advanced
digital compositing. Moreover, RAW image
noise reduction complements dual noise
reduction in the sensor to deliver images
of superb quality with extremely low noise.
ISO1600
ISO6400
ISO12800
High sensitivity with ISO 100–16000
(expandable to ISO 50)
Master virtually any lighting conditions with
extremelyhighISOsensitivityandwiderangingsettingsfrom50(expanded) to
16000—arangeofeight1/3steps.Capture
the mood of a candlelit wedding ceremony
with a high sensitivity setting; the flow of
a river with a low sensitivity setting and
slow shutter speed; or athletes competing
indoors with a high sensitivity setting and
high shutter speed—all with extremely high
qualityandlownoisecourtesyofSony’s
ultra-sensitive Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
andadvancedBIONZimageprocessor.
Inregularshootingconditions,youcan
takefulladvantageofanAutoISOmode
that automatically chooses the optimal
ISOsettingbetweenISO100and1600or
between any available range you choose
to customize (from100to12800) for
creative results.
SteadyShot INSIDE™
image stabilization
Advanced image stabilization lets you
enjoy handheld shooting with minimal
camera-shake blur. Since SteadyShot
INSIDEutilizesasensor-shiftimagestabilizer
withinthecameraitself.Itprovideseffective
image stabilization for any A-mount system
lensfromwide-angletotelephoto.Italso
lets you capture sharp images at shutter
speedsupto2.5to4.5stepsslowerthan
otherwise possible without a tripod or
flash, as well as take advantage of vastly
increased photo opportunities.
Lens shading and
aberration compensation
To ensure optimal shooting results, the
a77 automatically compensates for the
shading and aberration characteristics
of the particular lens you mount. This
includes vignetting (peripheral shading),
lateral chromatic aberration and optical
distortion, which can each be manually
activated or deactivated as desired.
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XGA OLED viewfinder for supreme
comfort and ease
F2.8
Unrivaled resolution, contrast and response
Camera technology takes a major leap
forwardwiththeintroductionoftheworld’s
first* OLED viewfinder. This extraordinary
XGAOLEDTru-Finder™EVFdisplaysyour
scene with incredible contrast, clarity and
color accuracy. Since Translucent Mirror
Technology creates the viewfinder image
directly from the image sensor, you can
view exactly what will appear in your photo,
including defocusing effects that faithfully
reflect your aperture settings. You can
therefore perfect the background as well
as your main subject when composing
photos. Moreover, viewing is supremely
easy in any type of lighting—a distinct
advantage over optical viewfinders that are
hard to view in the dark and LCD monitors
that are difficult to view in bright sunlight.
This viewing ease makes it much easier to
concentrate on the scene.
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The backlight-free design of OLED
technology delivers incredible contrast—
up to 10 times higher than conventional
electronic viewfinders—that broadens
the dynamic range. Accelerated OLED
response also virtually eliminates both
motion blur and residual images when
tracking moving objects or displaying
recorded movies. Slim unit dimensions gave
Sony extra freedom to achieve advances
like a wide 33.3° viewing angle, high 27 mm
eye-point and 100% frame coverage. A
high-precision2,369Kdotresolutionallows
fine-adjustmentoffocusviaFocusMagnifier,
which enlarges part of the image so you
can fine-tune the focus and then zoom
out to capture the shot.
FocusMagnifierenlarges
part of the image so you
can fine-tune the focus.
The viewfinder can display
the effects of your aperture,
exposure,WBandother
settings.
Variable information display
The OLED viewfinder clearly displays
detailed shooting information at high
XGA resolution for quick and easy
reading. You can display the data in your
choice of five display modes (Shooting
Data, Graphic, Digital Level Gauge,
Histogram or Simple Display) by pressing
theDISPbutton.TheDigitalLevelGauge
indicates whether the camera is level in
the horizontal and front-back directions.
The Histogram displays the luminance
distribution of pixels in the image, which
can be adjusted through exposure
compensation. And the Graphic Display
shows the shutter speed and aperture
value as graphs, while also clearly
illustrating the exposure.
Do it all from the viewfinder
The viewfinder is so informative and easy
to view that every step in the photographic
process—including setting up shooting
parameters and previewing their effects in
real-time, framing your subject and fine-tuning
the focus with the Enlargement feature,
shooting photos and movies, and checking
final results—can easily be handled from start
to finish without removing your eye from the
viewfinder. This is true even in bright outdoor
lighting and during sports, portrait and macro
photography. So you can fully concentrate on
capturing spectacular images.
High visibility in bright and
dark scenes
Since the viewfinder image is just as dim
or bright as the actual scene, viewing is
remarkably easy in any type of lighting—a
genuine advantage over optical viewfinders
that are difficult to view in dark settings and
rear LCD monitors that are hard to view in
bright settings.
Shooting Data Display
Graphic Display
Histogram Display
Digital Level Gauge Display
Simple Display
Smart Teleconverter provides a clear
and precise enlarged image
This convenient alternative to zooming
makes it easy to capture distant subjects
while viewing the finder. Press the Smart
Teleconverter button once to enjoy the
equivalent of 1.4x magnification or twice
for2xmagnification.Whenyou’repleased
with the composition displayed on the
high-resolution XGA OLED, press the
shutter button to record the image at a
minimum 12 megapixel resolution.
Three grid displays
Wheneveryoudesireassistancealigningthe
horizon or achieving a balanced composition,
you can overlay one of three types of grids
in the viewfinder. These include a 3x3 grid
that follows the rule of thirds, a 4x4 grid that
includestwo45-degreelinespassingthrough
the center, and a 6x4 grid that simplifies
the alignment of multiple visual elements.
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Powerfully expressive movie production
Large image sensor
24p cinematic expression
Cinema-like creative expression is yours
to enjoy thanks to large APS HD CMOS
sensor. This expanded sensor area enables
beautiful background defocusing effects for
acinematicsenseofdepthanddrama.It
also contributes to extremely high recording
sensitivity that empowers you to effectively
shootinverydimlighting.Furthermore,when
teamed with manual focus, the sensor lets
youtakefulladvantageofP/A/S/Mmodes
to manually adjust exposure and achieve
desired brightness and dynamism.
Hollywood films are traditionally
captured at 24 fps, creating a subtle
but unmistakable look that movie lovers
everywhere associate with the cinema.
Simply by capturing your movies at the
same frame rate, in the progressive 24p
format, you can recreate this look and
endow your movies with an added sense
of quality and drama.
Quick AF Full HD Movie
Most interchangeable lens cameras
employ standard contrast-detection
autofocusing when shooting movies. But
the a77 delivers the superior speed and
precision of full-time continuous phasedetection autofocusing, even during
HD movie shooting at 60p—thanks to
the breakthrough advantages of Sony
Translucent Mirror Technology. This newly
enhancedQuickAFFullHDMoviefeature
also makes a big difference when focusing
on fast-moving subjects. You can shoot
movies and enjoy wider-ranging creative
possibilities than ever before.
AVCHD™ Ver. 2.0 (Progressive) Full HD
60p movies
Fortheultimateinsmoothmovie
playback,youcancaptureFullHD
movies at 60 fps using the AVCHD Ver.
2.0 (Progressive) format. This powerful
capability is made possible by the
large APS HD CMOS sensor, which
capturesbeautiful1920x1080pixel
movie footage at an accelerated rate:
The same resolution and rate as HDTV
broadcasts1. Moreover, Translucent Mirror
TechnologyenablesFull-timeContinuous
AFduringmoviecreationforfast,highprecision focusing and precise tracking
of moving subjects.
1 Recordsin29minutesegments.
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Heightened creative potential
You can use Creative Styles and
Picture Effect to exaggerate the mood
or completely transform the look of
yourmovies.Forexample,ToyCamera
creates a rough, amateurish look while
Posterization makes a bold statement with
highcontrastandvividcolors*.
*NotallPictureEffectscanbeselectedformovierecording.
Interchangeable lens freedom
Interchangeablelensesgreatlyexpand
your moviemaking freedom. Like a
Hollywood director, you can creatively
use whatever lens most effectively brings
outthemoment.Whetherfisheye,super
wide-angle, telephoto, macro, fixed focal
length or zoom lens, the a77 lets you
take advantage of almost any a system
A-mount lens ever produced. And because
you can enjoy the benefits of high-speed,
high-precision,phase-detectionAFwith
virtually all of these lenses, you can
exercise your cinematic creativity without
worrying about difficult focusing problems.
One-touch movie access
WithonepressoftheMoviebutton,thea77
is ready to roll. The camera immediately
enters movie recording mode regardless of
whether you were shooting photographs
continuously, in single-frame
modeornotatall.It’sthequick
and easy way to capture every
moviemaking opportunity.
Full manual movie shooting
Audio noise reduction
Fullmanualoperationgivesyouthe
freedom and power to realize your
creativevision.Usingmanualfocusand
P/A/S/Mmodes(Program, Aperture
Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual), you
can flexibly adjust background blur and
manually control exposure to achieve
desired brightness and dynamism. Onscreen prompts provide assistance to
make full manual operation quick, easy
and comfortable.
Exceptional movie quality is complemented
by outstanding audio quality with minimal
noise. This audio recording quality is made
possible by a high-performance stereo
microphone on the mirror housing and
advanced noise reduction that effectively
suppressesAFlensdrivenoisevianewly
developedNRalgorithm.
Estimated continuous movie shooting time
Model
a77
Ambient Tenperature
Shooting time
68°F/20°C
Approx. 29 min.
86°F/30°C
Approx. 29 min.
104°F/40°C
Approx. 13 min.
• H
Dmovieshootingcancausethetemperatureof
internal components to rise, as can high ambient
temperatures.Increasedinternaltemperaturescanresult
in recording times shorter than the estimates shown.
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Unrivaled comfort and shooting flexibility
Convenient Xtra Fine LCD™ display with 3-way tilting
Whethershootinghorizontallyorvertically,
you can easily tilt and swivel the LCD
monitor to the most natural possible
viewing angle. Even when using a
tripod, the 3-way tilting design enables
extra-flexible adjustment that easily
supports everything from extremely low
to extremely high camera shooting
angles.The3"XtraFineLCDdisplaywith
crisp 921,600 dot resolution features
technology that offers outstanding
performance in almost any kind of
lightingcondition.TheLCD’sdesignfills
the gap between the protective outer
glass and underlying LCD with resin to
significantly reduce surface reflections,
improve visibility from wide viewing
angles, maintain high contrast and more
accurately reproduce deep blacks.
Reflectionsarefurtherloweredbya
special anti-reflective coating and multicoating.Wheneverchallengingshooting
environments require extra-clear viewing
and unrivaled flexibility, this innovative
LCD technology will set you free.
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Generic LCD monitor
with unwanted reflections
Clear protective
cover
differentiated in size and height. Main
buttons are placed within easy reach of
your thumb, and dials in the front and
rear of the camera enable comfortable
adjustment of major and minor
parameters, respectively.
LCD data display
Confirming main camera settings is
always quick and easy, thanks to the
LCD data display favored by enthusiasts.
Simply glance at the top-mounted
display to confirm shutter speed,
aperture,ISOvalueandmore.Evenin
dark environments, the data is easy to
Anti-reflective film
Reinforcedglass
Resinfilling
LCD
Quick-access controls
You can easily operate the camera while
keeping your eyes on the scene because
the controls are specially designed
forswifttactilerecognition.Frequently
used controls are placed within natural
reach of your fingers and are clearly
SLT-A77V’s 3.0" display
Reflectionsareeliminated
read thanks to large LCD dimensions
and cinnabar backlighting. Moreover,
the top-mounted position means you
can naturally shift your eyes from the
scene to glance at the display without
moving the camera and having to
readjust framing.
Customizable buttons
Comfortable VG-C77AM vertical grip
Shot Result Preview
To enhance shooting convenience, you
can customize three buttons to satisfy
personal preference, provide quick access
to the most frequently used functions, or
better match particular usage conditions.
TheAEL,ISO,andAF/MFButtonscan
be reassigned to activate any of 24
assignable functions, including Exposure
Compensation,DriveMode,FlashMode,
FocusArea,FaceDetection,SmileShutter,
ISOSensitivityandMeteringMode.
Operation is extremely comfortable during
vertical framing, thanks to the optional
vertical grip and flexibly adjustable
LCD display. Optimized contours fit your
hand comfortably and contribute to a
steady grip that minimizes accidental
slips. The back of the grip is wide enough
to firmly support your thumb, and
essential controls are built in, including
a convenient shutter button. The grip
canalsohouseoneortwoNP-FM500H
rechargeable battery packs (sold
separately) to approximately double
battery life. Dust and moisture resistance is
the same high level as the camera body.
Before shooting, you can preview
how your photo will look with major
settingsapplied.TheShotResultPreview
function shows not only the effects of
your selected aperture, but also the
effects of the selected shutter speed
andDynamicRangeOptimizer(DRO)
settings in the viewfinder and LCD display.
So you can confirm the depth of field,
motion blur and dynamic range with
ease.Itproducesmoredynamicresults
than the conventional optical preview
function, which only shows the effects
oftheaperturesetting.FromtheMENU,
you can choose whether pressing the
Preview button near the right bottom of
the camera activates the conventional
opticalDepthofFieldpreviewfunction
orShotResultPreview.
Memory function
Whenyoufindanidealcombinationof
camera settings for a particular shooting
situation, you can register them as a
set in memory. Then the next time that
situation arises, you can easily recall
and apply the settings to save time by
turningthemodedialtotheMRposition.
Uptothreesetsofcomprehensive
shooting settings can be saved.
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Body
a77
Robust craftsmanship for
carefree shooting
Flash
HVL-F43AM
Lens
DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM
Vertical Grip
VG-C77AM
Dust and moisture resistant
Comprehensive dust and moisture
resistance measures are applied to the
a77 and select accessories to achieve
extremely high, reliability when used
together. The camera itself is sealed
around the main buttons and dials to
help prevent moisture and dust from
entering the body during tough usage.
Openings such as the card slot, battery
compartment and terminals are also
protected by a double-layered structure.
WhenusingtheDT16-50mmF2.8SSM
standardzoomlens,optionalHVL-F43AM
flash unit, optional VG-C77AM vertical
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Robust magnesium alloy body
grip or other accessories, this same
high-level resistance to dust and moisture
is maintained. This lens incorporates
effective dust and moisture resistance
measures including sealing of all
susceptible components. Main joints
of the powerful optional flash unit, with
Quick Shift Bounce design, are refined
and sealed to ensure effective resistance
to dust and moisture. Various areas of the
vertical grip are also sealed to raise dust
and moisture resistance.
Note:
• Dustandmoistureresistancedoesnotimplydust/
moisture proof performance.
Whenthegoinggetstough,you
can depend on the rugged a77.Its
lightweight body offers the protective
external shielding of high-intensity
magnesium front and rear panels. A
grip and front cover manufactured
through advanced casting technology
further enhance body rigidity. Through
an optimal combination of engineered
plastic, aluminum alloy and stainless steel
in the chassis, a high degree of structural
integrity, light weight and long-lasting
dependability has been achieved.
150,000 shutter release durability
Anti-dust Technology/System
High-density battery
Extended photographic pleasure is
assured by a remarkably durable shutter
unit. This newly developed unit has been
proven to endure approximately up to
150,000shutterreleases,afigurethatrivals
high-endprofessionalcameras.While
rugged enough to withstand the demands
of 12 fps continuous shooting, this highprecision shutter unit also supports
everything from bulb shooting to ultra-fast
1/8000sec.shutterspeeds.
Advanced dust resistance helps keep
yourphotosblemish-free.Ifdustparticles
enter the camera when the lens is
being changed, two levels of protection
safeguardtheimagesensor.First,a
special static-free coating on the lowpass filter covering the sensor helps
prevent dust from adhering. Second, an
anti-dust mechanism vibrates the filter
at high speed every time the camera
is switched off to dislodge any dust
particles that settled on its surface.
TheInfoLITHIUM®NP-FM500Hbatterythat
comes with the a77 provides plenty of power
for extended worry-free shooting. Compact
and lightweight, it recharges quickly and
packs enough power for approximately up
to530shots*.Preciseindicationofremaining
powerisdisplayedthrougha5-levelbattery
icon and a number that precisely represents
the percentage of power remaining in 1%
increments.Whenthecameraisfittedwith
an optional VG-C77AM vertical grip housing
extra batteries, up to 1,000 shots can be
taken between recharges.
* InLCDmonitormode(CIPAstandard) Actual performance
varies based on settings, environmental conditions and
usage. Battery capacity decreases over time and use.
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Extraordinary digital imaging capabilities
HDRPainting
SoftFocus
Partial Color (Red)
Partial Color
Miniature
Rich-toneMonochrome
Toy Camera
Enhanced Picture Effect
Auto HDR
Express your creativity with Picture Effect.
These innovative effects transform your still
images and movies into stunning works of
art by adjusting camera parameters and
applying advanced image processing
techniques like compositing within the
camera. Depending on your scene and
creative intentions, you can choose
from 11 customizable modes (with15
effects)includingHDRPainting,RichTone
Monochrome,SoftFocusandaMiniature
mode that makes your subject look like a
miniature model.
High dynamic range (HDR) photography
previously required considerable expertise
andeffort.ButthisamazingAutoHDRfunction
lets you capture the expanded detail of
HDRphotosautomatically.Withonepress,
the a77 instantly records three frames at
different exposures and composites the
best details from each—in the highlights,
mid-tones and shadows—to create a single
image with wider dynamic range than any
single exposure could possibly capture. The
resultingHDRimageissimplybreathtaking
in its detail, rich color and impact. Moreover,
it’sidealforanypostprocessingyoumay
want to employ. Since advanced algorithms
automatically detect and correct any
misalignment between the three exposures,
it’sevenpossibletocapturetheseremarkable
imageswithoutusingatripod.Forenhanced
creative control over a wide range of lighting
situations,youcansettheAutoHDRexposure
range to cover six steps, from 1 EV to 6 EV.
Notes:
• PictureEffectisnotavailableinRAW,RAW+JPG,or
Continuous Advance Priority AE modes
• NotallPictureEffectmodesareavailablewhile
recording movies
Highlight
details captured
Mid-tone
details captured
Shadow
details captured
Finalimagewithoptimumshadow/highlightdetail
Sweep Panorama™ Mode / 3D Sweep Panorama Mode
Capture every detail of breathtaking
scenes with a single sweep of the camera.
The a77 automatically records a sequence
of photos and seamlessly stitches them
together to create a single spectacular
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image. Choose 3D Sweep Panorama mode
to produce more dynamic realism when
viewedonacompatible3DHDTV*.
* RequiresHDMI® cable (at least 10.2 Gbps) and
3D glasses sold separately.
(Yellow)
Partial Color (Blue)
High Contrast Monochrome
Partial Color (Green)
Posterization (Color)
Pop Color
Soft High-key
Posterization (B/W)
RetroPhoto
Multi Frame NR
Hand-held Twilight
Creative Style
TheMultiFrameNRmodeissupereffective
atsuppressingnoise.Itallowsyoutoclearly
capture scenes that would normally be
challenging even for seasoned professionals.
Forexample,candle-litenvironmentscan
be vividly captured without using a tripod
or flash. Like Hand-held Twilight, it takes six
photos and expertly composites them
to suppress noise and blur while raising
contrast and detail. This intelligent mode
iscompatiblewithanyISOsettingand
functionsinallP/A/S/Mmodes,enabling
noise suppression and improved image
qualityinanytypeoflighting.ThroughISO
expansion, it can even achieve ultra-high
sensitivityequivalenttoISO25600.
Whenlightingislow,Hand-heldTwilight
mode enables clear flash-free photography
without using a tripod. This handy Scene
Selection mode shoots a burst of six images
atdifferentsettings,includinganISOsetting
as high as necessary for the scene and a
shutter speed appropriate for handheld
shooting.ItthenemploysproprietarySony
digital compositing technology and noise
reduction to align and combine the images
and create a single frame with significantly
suppressed blur and noise. The feature
even effectively compensates for camera
and subject movement, making it easy
to take beautiful evening shots with the
camera in your hand.
Creative Style settings free you to swiftly
adjust the look of your photos and
movies. Depending on the scene and
your creative intentions, simply select any
of 13 settings (Standard, Vivid, Neutral,
Clear, Portrait, Landscape, etc.) and the
camera will adjust color and other image
parameters accordingly. You can also finetunecontrast,saturation*andsharpness
to suit your personal preference and
achieve just the right finishing touch.
GPS capability
Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)
The built-in GPS (Global Positioning
System) feature can tag your photographs
with data that indicates where and when
theyweretaken.Whenyouviewtagged
photographsonaWindows® PC installed
with bundled PMB software, or on a
connectedBRAVIA® TV with the Photo Map
function, the photos can be displayed on
a map to indicate where they were taken.
Ifthesubject’sfaceisdarkinabacklit
situation,DROusesproprietarySony
technology to recover details hidden in
the shadows and deliver a naturally bright
image.DROcanevenbeusedduring
continuous shooting and provides five
user-selectable levels of compensation.
* NotavailablewhenB/Wmodeisselected.
DROon(Lv.5)
DROoff
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An abundance of smart, versatile features
1200-zone Evaluative Metering
Two-axis White Balance
AUTO+ (Auto Advanced) mode
High-precision metering ensures balanced
exposures in wide-ranging lighting
conditions. This precision is made possible
by the extremely high resolution of an
advanced evaluative metering sensor with
1200 zones. The sensor accurately meters the
light and color of image data transmitted
directly from the image sensor and can
also recognize wide-ranging subjects and
shooting situations. The amazing density
of this 1200-zone meter contributes to both
highly precise metering and accurate
subjectrecognition.TheFn(Function) button
lets you choose between Multi segment,
Center weighted and Spot metering modes.
Inadditiontoautomaticwhitebalance
and a full range of white balance
presets, the a77 provides a two-axis
WhiteBalancemodeforevenfinerwhite
balance adjustment. This mode lets you
adjust white balance in the amber-blue
and green-magenta directions to achieve
more true-to-life color under almost any
kind of light source.
This highly convenient mode adjusts
camera settings automatically. So you
can simply point, shoot and let the
camera handle everything else. The
AUTO+modeautomaticallyanalyzes
shooting conditions and intelligently
adjusts everything from aperture and
shutterspeedtoISOsensitivityandwhite
balanceonthefly.Whenyoushootfast
moving subjects, Continuous Advance
Priority AE automatically activates to keep
pace.Whenscenesarehighincontrast
but lack detail in shadows or highlights,
AutoHDRautomaticallykicksintobring
out more of the details. Activated settings
and features are also displayed on
screen so you can see what features are
best suited to each
kindofscene.With
the a77,it’seasyto
take advantage of
leading-edge Sony
digital technology.
Auto white balance
Multi segment metering
Exposure mode
Selecting an exposure mode is as
simple as rotating a dial. Conveniently
located on top of the a77, the clearly
labeled mode dial provides quick and
direct access to Program Auto, Aperture
priority, Shutter-speed priority and
Manual exposure modes, as well as a
fully-automaticAutomodeand8Scene
Selection modes (Portrait, Sports Action,
Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene,
Hand-held Twilight and Night Portrait) that
applyoptimizedAF,drivemode,exposure,
brightness, contrast and other settings
appropriate to each type of scene.
Exposure compensation and
bracketing
Face Detection and Face
Registration
Getting the exposure just right is
easy with the a77. You can use
Exposure Compensation to increase or
decreasetheexposurein1/3or1/2
stopincrementsbetween-5and+5
EV. Or use Auto Exposure Bracketing
( AEB ) to automatically record three
or five images at different exposure
values ( standard, higher and lower
exposure values ) , compare the results
and choose the best one. AEB lets you
choose whether to vary the exposure
values by 0.3 or 0.7 EV. Both Exposure
Compensation and AEB clearly display
results on the screen for easy checking
and help ensure that at least one of
your shots is expertly exposed.
Capture people beautifully with the a77,
thankstoadvancedFaceDetection
technology that instantly detects up
to eight faces and optimizes shooting
parameters to ensure accurate focus
and skin tones even when recording
movies. Smile Shutter™ technology can
automatically release the shutter when
subjects smile and offers three sensitivity
levels as well as a smile level indicator
that is displayed when the mode is
active.AFaceRegistrationfunctionalso
lets you register up to eight specific
individuals so the camera prioritizes them
when detecting faces. This feature not
only works together with Smile Shutter
andFaceDetection,butalsosupports
TrackingFocus.
Notes:
Effectiveness
varies according
to camera
settings, subject
and shooting
situation.Face
detection is
disabled during
movie shooting.
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Built-in flash with wide 16 mm coverage
HDMI® terminal
BRAVIA Sync and PhotoTV HD
Whenthelightingissodimthatsupplemental
lighting becomes necessary, this powerful
built-in flash unit automatically pops up
to amply illuminate your scene. This flash
unit offers a versatile range of modes,
a guide number of 12 (ISO100·m), an
illumination angle that covers the angle
of view of a wide 16mm (24mm eq) lens,
and a maximum synchronization speed
of1/250sec.Amanualcontrolmode
allows you to regulate flash brightness
regardless of metered exposure values,
and a synchro terminal enables the use
of high-power external flash units and
multi-flash studio systems.
AnHDMIterminalisbuiltwithinthea77,
making it easy to connect the camera
directly with an HDTV. Enjoy stunning
big-screen viewing of your photos and
HD movies with highdefinition image quality
and high-resolution
audio, as well as
convenient camera
playback using the
television’sremote
control if the connected
unitisaBRAVIA® TV
supportingBRAVIASync
and PhotoTV HD.
PhotoslookspectacularonaBRAVIA®
HDTV. Thanks to optimized Photo TV HD
technology, every detail and color gradation
is displayed with big-screen impact and
amazing fidelity. Simply connect the
cameraandBRAVIAHDTVviaHDMIcable
to automatically activate photo playback
mode.YoucanthenusetheBRAVIAremote
control,courtesyofBRAVIASynctechnology,
to control camera
playback and display
photos stored in your a77
at full HD resolution
(1920x1080).
Bundled software
Drive mode
User-friendlyiconsmakeiteasytoswitch
between single-shot, continuous, bracketed
andself-timershooting.Justselectthedrive
mode, along with selectable parameters
(single-shot advance, continuous advance
atupto8or3fps,self-timershootingwith
2 or 10-second delay, and bracketed
shooting for exposure, white balance or
DRO).Thenstartshooting.Eventhe8fps
continuous shooting speed of the standard
continuous advance drive mode (up to 12
fps in Continuous Priority AE mode) is the
top of its class.
The a77 includes software for intuitive
photo editing, file management and more
on your personal computer. PlayMemories
Home keeps your images conveniently
organized by folder, rank and title, while
also providing advanced features like
movieeditingandfacesearch.Image
Data Converter software allows quick
viewing, editing and conversion of fullresolutionRAWimagefiles,including
expert adjustment of exposure, white
balance and tonal curves, as well as
enhanced dynamic-range optimization
and vignetting compensation.
*ImageandvideofilesarecompatiblewithiMovie®’09
or later on Mac. PlayMemories Home software not
compatible with Mac OS® X.
ImageDataConverter
ApowerfulnewprogramforfastRAWfileconversion,
image adjustment and library management with
convenient new functions like ratings and filtering.
Memory Stick Duo™ media /
SD card slot
The media compartment provides a
multi-type slot for standard memory cards,
includingMemoryStickPRODuoandSD
memory cards. Sony memory cards undergo
rigorous testing and are recommended for
their outstanding performance during HD
movie recording, continuous shooting and
high-speed file transfer.
PlayMemories™ Studio for photo
and movie playback and editing
on PS3™ systems
It’seasytowatchandedityourphotos
and movies on a PlayStation®3 system.
PlayMemories Studio software lets you view,
organize, scroll and zoom regular photos,
panoramic images and 3D images1, and
you can even play AVCHD movies and
search through footage and edit. Thanks
tothepowerofPS3system,you’llfindthe
content you seek with utmost speed and
operational ease.
1 Requires3DHDTV,HDMIcable(at least 10.2 Gbps)
and 3D glasses sold separately.
PlayMemories Home
The perfect tool for day-to-day image
downloading, viewing, and editing tasks.
BRAVIA HDTV
PlayStation®3
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VG-C77AM vertical grip (optional)
1
Preview button
2
Front control dial
3
Remote sensor
4
AF illuminator/Self-timer
5
Lens contacts
6
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(Smart teleconverter) button/
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Focus Magnifier button
(In-Camera Guide) button
Number of recordable frames for single media
(Memory Stick PRO Duo, Image size L 24M, aspect ratio 3:2)
2G
4G
8G
16G
32G
For viewing: (Delete) button
Standard
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Mode dial
Fine
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410
830
1650
3300
Built-in flash
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Auto-lock Accessory shoe
Extra Fine
100
200
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820
1600
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Mounting index
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Microphone
RAW & JPEG
54
105
220
440
880
8
Lens release button
28
RAW
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300
600
1200
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10
Focus mode dial
(Playback) button
FINDER/LCD button
(Drive) button
11
LCD monitor
31
WB (White balance) button
(Exposure) button
12
MENU button
32
Power switch
13
Viewfinder
33
Shutter button
30
Movie recording time for single media
(recording times are approximate)
2GB
4GB
8GB
16GB 32GB
60i 24M (FX) (NTSC)
0:10
0:20
0:40
1:30
3:00
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Eyepiece sensors
34
ISO button
AVCHD™
15
Diopter-adjustment dial
35
Display panel illumination button
60p 28M (PS) (NTSC)
0:09
0:15
0:35
1:15
2:30
MOVIE button
36
AVCHD
16
AVCHD
24p 24M (FX) (NTSC)
0:10
0:20
0:40
1:30
3:00
MP4
1440×1080 12M
0:20
0:40
1:20
2:45
5:30
17
For shooting: AEL (AE lock)
37
Display panel
(Flash pop-up) button
38
DC IN terminal
18
button/SLOW SYNC button
For shooting: AF/MF (Auto
39
REMOTE terminal/(Flash sync) terminal
focus/manual focus) button
40
Microphone jack
19
Multi-selector
41
HDMI terminal/USB terminal
20
Rear control dial
DISP (Display) button
42
Battery insertion slot
21
Memory card insertion slot
22
For shooting: Fn (Function) button
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• Recommended memory card for movie recording: Memory Stick
PRO Duo (Mark2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD /
SDHC / SDXC memory card (Class 4 or more)
• The size of a movie file is limited to approx. 2GB.
Vertical Control On/Off switch
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The precision to empower your creativity
DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM (SAL1650)
APS -C
This large-aperture zoom lens is available with the a77 kit
(SLT-a77VQ), providing both high performance and a practical
focalrange.HighlightsincludeabrightF2.8apertureatallfocal
lengthsettingsfrom16mmwideangleto50mmtelephoto,Super
Sonic Motor (SSM) for smooth and quiet autofocusing, a circular
aperture for beautiful background blur and resistance against
dust and moisture.
Zoom lenses
High-performance Sony a zoom lenses
are available in wide-ranging focal
lengths that provide outstanding flexibility
in composing shots. Compact and
lightweight, they offer professional-quality
optics that maintain high image quality
at all focal lengths, contribute to fast
response by minimizing the need for lens
changes, and expand your range of
shooting opportunities.
APS -C
DT 11-18mm
F4.5-5.6
(SAL1118)
APS - C
DT 18-55mm
F3.5-5.6 SAM
(SAL1855)
28-75mm
F2.8 SAM
(SAL2875)
DT 55-200mm
F4-5.6 SAM
(SAL55200-2)
DT 18–135mm
F3.5–5.6 SAM
(SAL18135)
APS -C
APS -C
DT 18–250mm
F3.5–6.3
(SAL18250)
APS -C
-C
APS -C
DT 16-105mm
F3.5-5.6
(SAL16105)
NEW
APS -C
DT 18-200mm
F3.5-6.3
(SAL18200)
APS - C
DT 55-300mm
F4.5-5.6 SAM
(SAL55300)
NEW
APS - C
Designed specifically
for use with cameras
that have an APS-C
type image sensor
Fixed focal length lenses
Sony a fixed focal length lenses are
precision-crafted for optimal performance
at specific focal lengths. Offering
performance a cut above lenses with wider
focal ranges, they deliver a consistent
and intuitive shooting experience and
are available in fisheye, portrait, macro,
telephoto and other specialized models.
APS -C
16mm
F2.8 Fisheye
(SAL16F28)
DT 30mm
F2.8 Macro SAM
(SAL30M28)
DT 35mm
F1.8 SAM
(SAL35F18)
50mm
F1.4
(SAL50F14)
50mm
F2.8 Macro
(SAL50M28)
85mm F2.8
SAM
(SAL85F28)
100mm
F2.8 Macro
(SAL100M28)
135mm
F2.8 [T4.5] STF
(SAL135F28)
APS -C
DT 50mm
F1.8 SAM
(SAL50mmF18)
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APS -C
20mm
F2.8
(SAL20F28)
Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm
F3.5-4.5 ZA (SAL1680Z)
APS - C
An excellent single-lens solution covering
the most commonly used focal-length
range, from wide-angle to medium
telephoto. This lens exhibits excellent
sharpness and contrast, delivering
outstanding performance for interiors,
portraits, landscapes and casual snaps.
Distagon T* 24mm F2 ZA SSM
(SAL24F20Z)
70-400mm
F4-5.6 G SSM (SAL70400G)
The moderately wide-angle focal length
makes this a good “normal” lens for
photographers who want a slightly
expanded field-of-view. Excellent in low-light
situations thanks to a maximum aperture
ofF2,thislensalsohasaminimum
focusingdistanceofonly7.5"(19 cm).
This professional super telephoto zoom lens
offers all-around exceptional performance,
including razor-sharp focusing through an
ultra-wide focal range. A rotating tripod
mount collar is supplied for use with a
tripod, handy at extended focal lengths.
G™ Lenses
Sony’shighestqualityprofessionallenses
are at the top of their class, delivering
exceptional in-focus image quality
and beautiful defocusing courtesy of
advanced aspherical and ED glass
elements as well as renowned Sony quality
assurance technology.
Carl Zeiss® lenses
Developed jointly by Sony and the
renowned optical manufacturer Carl Zeiss,
thesesuperbAF-capablelensesfeatureCarl
Zeiss optical formulas and coatings and are
designed for professional photographers
seeking utmost image quality.
35mm F1.4 G
(SAL35F14G)
300mm F2.8 G SSM
(SAL300F28G2)
NEW
500mm F4.0 G SSM
(SAL500F40G)
NEW
70-200mm F2.8 G SSM
(SAL70200G)
70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM
(SAL70300G)
Planar T*
85mm F1.4 ZA
(SAL85F14Z)
Sonnar T*
135mm F1.8 ZA
(SAL135F18Z)
Vario-Sonnar T*
16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM
(SAL1635Z)
Vario-Sonnar T*
24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM
(SAL2470Z)
Teleconverters
Teleconverters are a great way to extend
your telephoto range in the field without
adding much weight or bulk to your
kit. They give you maximum reach with
minimum effort.
1.4x Teleconverter
(SAL14TC)
2x Teleconverter
(SAL20TC)
Compatible lenses: SAL70200G (AFandMFmodes),SAL300F28G(AFand
MFmodes), SAL70400G (MFmodeonly)andSAL135F28(MFmodeonly).
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Advanced accessories for
specialized needs
90°
90°
150°
8°
Built-in flash
Flash
HVL-F43AM
Thislarge-capacityflashunitfeaturesSony’sQuickShift
Bounce design, which enables wide-ranging angle
adjustment and the same lighting whether shooting in
the landscape or portrait position.
•Guidenumberof43(at105mm,ISO100·m)
•CompatiblewithSony’sWirelessRatioControl
•Effectivedustandmoistureresistance
Wireless multi-flash
with flash ratio control
•Fastfive-secondrechargetime
•Built-inwidepanelandbouncesheet
NEW
Give your photos a
professional-studio look by
using multiple flash units. a77’s
multi-flash support makes this
easy to accomplish, either
wirelessly using compatible
a external flash units or
wiredwithMulti-FlashCable
FA-MC1AM.
Flash
HVL-F60M
Thehigh-endHVL-F60M
provides the flexibility of
Sony’sQuickShiftBounce
system and wireless control
for up to three groups of
flashes with luminosity
control for each group.
•Guidenumberof60(105mm,ISO100-m)
•Built-invideolight
Multi-flash support
•CompatiblewithSony’sWirelessRatioControl
•Built-inwidepanelandbouncesheet
•SuppliedMulti-InterfacetoAuto-lockshoeadapter
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Vertical Grip
Clip-on LCD Monitor
VG-C77AM
CLM-V55
Vertical-format shooting becomes naturally comfortable
with this dedicated grip, which includes a shutter button and
other essential controls. The grip can also house one or two
RechargeableBatteryPacks(NP-FM500H,soldseparately)
for vastly increased battery life. Dust and moisture resistance
is the same high level as the camera body.
Clipthis5-inchWVGALCDmonitoratopthe
camera for large-screen viewing and easier, more
accurate manual focusing, thanks to a sunshade
and pixel magnification.
Stereo Microphone
Shotgun Microphone
Soft Carrying Case
Back pack
ECM-ALST1
ECM-CG50
LCS-SC21/LCS-SC8
LCS-BP2
Dimensions for LCS-SC21 (WxHxD): Approx. 14
5/8x101/8x91/2in.(370x255x240mm)
DimensionsforLCS-SC8(WxHxD):Approx.103/4
x91/2x77/8in.(270 x 240 x 200 mm)
Dimensions (WxHxD):Approx.83/8x153/4x6in.
(210x400x150mm)
•Lightweight8.9oz.body(250g)(approx. without battery)
•Compact(WxHxD):51/8x31/2x13/16in.(129x88.5x20mm) (excluding projecting parts)
•Battery-powered/PowersuppliedviaACadapter
•Battery(NP-FM500H) and AC Adaptor (AC-PW10AM) are optional.
•Tiltsforeandaftupto90°andswivelsleftandrightupto180°(with supplied shoe adaptor)
Accessories System Chart
Flash/Flash Accessories
Microphone / Monitor
Finder Accessories
Angle Finder
FDA-A1AM
Flash
HVL-F60M*
Flash
HVL-F43AM
Flash
HVL-F20AM
Clip-on LCD Monitor
CLM-V55
Eyepiece Cup
FDA-EP12
Shotgun Microphone
ECM-CG50
Lens Accessories
Ring Light
HVL-RL1*
Macro Light
Adaptor
FA-MA1AM
Macro Twin
Flash Kit
HVL-MT24AM
Bracket
VCT-55LH
Circular PL Filters
VF-49CPAM/ 55CPAM / 62CPAM /
67CPAM/72CPAM / 77CPAM
Stereo Microphone
ECM-ALST1
ND Filters [8x]
VF-49NDAM / 55NDAM / 62NDAM /
67NDAM/72NDAM / 77NDAM
External Battery Adaptor for Flash
FA-EB1AM
MC Protectors
VF-49MPAM / 55MPAM / 62MPAM /
67MPAM/72MPAM / 77MPAM
Off-camera Shoe for Flash
FA-CS1AM
Triple Connector for Flash
FA-TC1AM
Front Lens Cap
Rear Lens Cap
ALC-R55
Multi Flash Cable
FA-MC1AM
Lens Hood
Off-camera Cable for Flash
FA-CC1AM
Extension Cable for Flash
FA-EC1AM
Sync Terminal Adaptor
FA-ST1AM
Shooting Accessories
Hot Shoe Adaptor
FA-HS1AM
*HVL-F60M and HVL-RL1 includes supplied
ADP-AMA shoe adaptor
LCD Protect
Semi Hard Sheet
PCK-LM3AM
Vertical Grip
Battery/Charger
VG-C77AM
LCD Protect Sheet
PCK-LS9AM
Rechargeable
battery Pack
NP-FM500H
Body Cap
ALC-B55
AC Adaptor
AC-PW10AM
Battery Charger
BC-VM10
Remote Commander
RMT-DSLR1
Memory cards
Remote
Commander
(Still Image Only )
RM-L1AM
Shoe Cap
FA-SHC1AM
HDMI Cable
Memory stick PRO-HG Duo “HX”/
Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark 2
HDMI Cable
DLC-HEM15/20/30
SD Memory Card
Case & straps
Grip Belt
STP-GB1AM
Soft Carrying
Case
LCS-AMSC30
Shoulder Strap
STP-XS3
Soft Carrying
Case
LCS-SC21
Soft Carrying
Case
LCS-AMB
Soft Carrying
Case
LCS-SC8
Soft Carrying
Case
LCS-U30/U20
Back Pack
LCS-BP2
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Main specifications of
Type
Camera type
Lens compatibility
Lens compatibility
Image sensor
Type
Number of pixels (effective)
Number of pixels (total )
Image sensor aspect ratio
Anti-dust system
Recording system (still image)
Recording format
Image size ( pixels)
3:2 aspect ratio
16:9 aspect ratio
Sweep Panorama
3D Sweep Panorama
Image quality modes
Sony A-mount lenses, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta lenses confirmed
APS-C size ( 23.5 x 15.6 mm), Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with primary color filters
Approx. 24.3 megapixels
Approx. 24.7 megapixels
3:2
Charge protection coating on low-pass filter and Image Sensor-Shift mechanism
JPEG ( DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF baseline compliant ), RAW ( Sony ARW 2.3 format),
3D MPO ( MPF Extended compliant )
L: 6000 x 4000 ( 24M), M: 4240 x 2832 ( 12M) , S: 3008 x 2000 (6M)
L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), M: 4240 x 2400 (10M) , S: 3008 x 1688 ( 5.1M)
Wide: horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) , vertical 5,536 x 2,160 ( 12M),
Standard: horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) , vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
Wide: 7152 x 1080 (7.7M), Standard: 4912 x 1080 (5.3M), 16:9: 1920 x 1080 (2.1M )
RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
11 modes ( 15 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
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 )]
Picture Effect
Creative Style
Dynamic range functions
Color space
Recording system ( movie)
Recording format
Video compression
Audio recording format
Image size (pixels)
Interchangeable-lens digital camera with built-in flash
NTSC
Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer: Auto/Level, Auto High Dynamic Range: Off,
Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level ( 1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step)
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Slot
Noise reduction
Noise reduction
Multi frame noise reduction
White balance
Modes
Two-axis fine adjustment
Bracketing
Focus system
Type
Focus sensor
Focus point
Sensitivity range
Focus mode
AF mode
Focus area
Other features
Exposure control
Metering type
Metering sensor
Metering sensitivity
Modes
Exposure modes
Scene Selection
Exposure compensation
AE bracketing
AE lock
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
AVCHD 2.0 ( Progressive ) / MP4
MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)
Dolby® Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 ( 60p/28Mbps/PS, 60i/24Mbps/FX,
60i/17Mbps/FH, 24p/24Mbps/FX, 24p/17Mbps/FH )
MP4: 1440 x 1080 (30fps/12Mbps ) , VGA: 640 x 480 (30fps/3Mbps )
Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, SD memory card,
SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant ), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)
Memory Stick Duo™ / SD memory card
Eye point
Display
Real-time image adjustment display
Display Selector (finder/LCD)
Display
Real-time image adjustment display
Focus Magnifier
Peaking MF
Display panel
System
For still images: Image Sensor-Shift mechanism, For movies: Electronic
For still images: Approx. 2.5-4.5 EV decrease in shutter speed (varies according to
shooting conditions and lens used)
Flash
Type
Guide No.
Coverage
Control
Compensation
Bracketing
Modes
Recycling time
External flash
Wireless control
Drive
Continuous shooting speed
Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm white/Cool white/Day
white/Daylight ), Flash, C. Temp 2500 to 9900K, C Filter G7 to M7, 15-step, Custom,
AWB micro adjustment
Available in all modes <G7 to M7 (15 steps ), A7 to B7 ( 15 steps)>
3 frames, H/L selectable
TTL Phase-detection AF
CCD line sensors
19 points (11 points cross type )
EV -1 to 18 (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached )
Autofocus, Direct Manual Focus, Manual focus
Single-shot AF ( AF-S) , Continuous AF ( AF-C) , Automatic AF ( AF-A) selectable
Wide (auto,19 points ) / Zone / Spot / Local
Object Tracking Focus, Predictive control ( AF-A,AF-C), Focus lock, Eye-start AF,
AF illuminator (built-in LED type )
1200-zone evaluative metering
Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor
EV-2 to EV17 (at ISO100 equivalent with F1.4 lens attached )
Multi segment, Spot, Center weighted
AUTO, AUTO Advanced ( AUTO+), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, 3D Sweep Panorama,
Continuous Advance Priority AE, Movie, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A),
Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual ( M)
Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight
±5.0 EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable )
Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, with 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments,
3 or bracket can be offset ±5EV with Exposure Compensation.
Available with AE lock button. AE is also locked when focus is locked in multi-segment
metering mode.
ISO 100-16000 equivalent (expandable to ISO 50), AUTO (ISO 100-12800 selectable
with upper and lower limit )
XGA OLED, 0.5" ( 1.3 cm) electronic viewfinder
2,359,296 dots
Auto / Manual ( 3 steps between -1 and +1)
100%
Approx. 1.09x (with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1 m 1)
-4.0 ~ +3.0 m-1
Approx. 27 mm from the eyepiece lens, 22 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 diopter
(CIPA standard )
Histogram Display, Graphic Display, Digital Level Gauge, Shooting Data Display,
SimpleDisplay, Grid Line,
Exposure Comp, White Balance, Creative Style
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at www.worldphoto.org.
3.0" Xtra Fine LCD™ TFT display
921,600 dots
Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
100%
Tilt angle: 150 degrees upward and 180 degrees downward. Rotation angle: 180 degrees
clockwise and 90 degrees counterclockwise.
Auto/Manual
Histogram Display, Graphic Display, Digital Level Gauge, Shooting Data Display, Simple
Display, Shooting Information For Viewfinder, Grid Line.
Exposure Comp., White Balance, Creative Style
5.9x, 11.7x
Yes (Level: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Setting mode indicator LCD
Smart Teleconverter (digital zoom without image deterioration)
Approx.1.4 x / 2x
Shutter
Type
Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter speed
1/8000 to 30 sec., Bulb
Flash sync. speed
1/250 sec.
Electronic front curtain shutter
Yes, On/Off
SteadyShot® (image stabilization)
Auto popup, built-in
12 (in meters at ISO 100)
Field of view coverage up to 16mm (24mm eq in 35mm format)
ADI flash / Pre-flash TTL / Manual flash
±3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps )
0.3/0.5/0.7/2.0/3.0 EV steps, 3 or 5 frames (2.0/3.0 EV: only 3 frames) selectable
Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off )
Approx. 3 sec.
Sony a System Flash compatible with auto-lock accessory shoe
Yes (wireless flash with lighting ratio control)
Drive modes
Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.
High ISO NR: High/Normal/Low
Auto/ISO100 to 25600
Viewfinder
Total number of dots (approx.)
Brightness control
Field coverage
Magnification
Diopter adjustment
Adjustable angle
SteadyShot capability
Media
Media
LCD monitor
Type
Total number of dots (approx.)
Brightness control
Field coverage
1
Max. continuous shots
Single Shot, Continuous (Hi/Lo) Self-timer (10/2 sec. delay selectable), Bracket: Cont., Bracket:
Single, White Balance bracket, DRO bracket, Remote Control (with optional RM-DSLR1)
Hi: Maximum 8 frames per second / Lo: Maximum 3 frames per second
Continuous Advance Priority AE: Maximum 12 images per second
Continuous Advance Priority AE mode: Extra fine: 13 images, Fine: 17 images,
Standard: 17 images, RAW & JPEG: 11 images, RAW: 13 images
Continuous shooting2: Extra fine: 13 images, Fine: 18 images, Standard: 18 images,
RAW & JPEG: 11 images, RAW: 13 images
Playback
Modes
Single (with or without shooting information), RGB histogram and highlight/shadow warning,
4/9-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 13.6x, M: 9.9x, S: 6.8x), Auto Review
(10/5/2 sec., Off ), Image orientation (On/Off) Slideshow, Panorama scrolling,
Folder selection (Still), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect
Other features
Face detection (up to 8 faces detectable automatically), Face registration, Face selection,
Smile Shutter™ technology (selectable from 3 steps), In-Camera Guide, Custom Function, GPS
Interface
PC interface
HD output
Others
Compatible OS (USB connection)
Hi-speed USB (USB 2.0 ): Mass-storage, MTP
HDMI mini connector (Type-C ), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD
Sync. Terminal, Auto-lock accessory shoe, Microphone jack, DC IN terminal, Remote terminal
Windows XP3 SP3, Windows Vista4 SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Mac OS X (10.3-10.6)
Audio
Microphone
Speaker
Print
Compatible standards
Custom function
Type
Memory Function
Power
Battery
Still images
Movies
External power
Weight
With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo
Body only
Dimensions
W x H x D (excluding protrusions)
Body material
Body material
Operating Temperature
Range
Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-ALST1 / ECM-CG50 (sold separately )
Built-in, monaural, volume settings in 8 steps
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Custom key settings
Yes (3 sets )
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FM500H
Approx. up to 470 shots with viewfinder and up to 530 shots with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
Approx. up to 185 min. with viewfinder and up to 185 min. with LCD monitor5
AC Adaptor AC-PW10AM (optional )
Approx. 1 lb 9.8 oz (732 g )
Approx. 1 lb 7.0 oz (653 g )
Approx. 5 3/4 x 4 1/8 x 3 1/4 in. (142.6 x 104.0 x 80.9 mm )
Magnesium alloy and high-grade plastic exterior
32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C )
Specifications and features are based on information available at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice.
1 Speed may vary depending on shooting conditions and memory card in use.
2Whendrivemodeissettocontinuousshooting“Hi”mode.
3 64-bit and Starter Editions are not supported.
4 Starter Edition is not supported.
5Recordsin29minutesegments.
System requirements of bundled software
Image Data Converter Ver.4
PlayMemories™ Home
OS6
Microsoft Windows®
Windows® XP7 SP3, Windows Vista® SP2, Windows 7 SP1
Macintosh®
Mac OS® X (10.5, 10.6 Snow Leopard)
CPU
Pentium® 4 or faster
Intel® Core™ Solo, Core Duo,
Core 2 Duo or faster
Memory
1 GB or more is recommended
1 GB or more is recommended
Microsoft Windows®
Windows® XP7 SP3, Windows Vista® SP2, Windows 7 SP1
Pentium III 800 MHz or faster [for playing/editing HD movies: Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz or faster, Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66
GHz or faster, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz or faster (HD FX/HD FH), Intel Core 2 Duo 2.40 GHz or faster (HD PS)]
512 MB or more (for playing/editing HD movies: 1 GB or more)
The computer environment must also satisfy
the operating requirements of the OS.
6 Must be installed with the above OS at
delivery. Proper operation cannot be
guaranteed with an upgraded OS
environment.
7 64-bit and Starter Editions are not
supported.WindowsImageMasteringAPI
(IMAPI)Ver.2.0orlaterisrequired
for disc burning function.
Trademarks & Remarks
• is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
• Exmor,BIONZ
,BRAVIA
,SteadyShot,VAIO
,InfoLithium,MemoryStick
, Translucent Mirror Technology
,
MemoryStickPRODuo
,andMemoryStickPRO-HGDuo
are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• PlayStationandPS3aretrademarksofSonyComputerEntertainmentInc.
are trademarks.
• Blu-rayDiscand
• AVCHDandAVCHDProgressiveandtheirrespectivelogosaretrademarksofPanasonicCorporationandSonyCorporation.
• SDLogo,SDHCLogoandSDXCLogoaretrademarksofSD-3C,LLC.
• HDMI,HDMILogo,andHigh-DefinitionMultimediaInterfacearetrademarksorregisteredtrademarksofHDMILicensingLLCintheUnitedStatesandothercountries.
• Allothercompanyandproductnamesmentionedhereinareusedforidentificationpurposesonlyandmaybethetrademarksorregisteredtrademarksoftheirrespectiveowners.
• InfoLithiumisalithiumbatterypackwhichcanexchangedatawithcompatibleelectronicequipmentaboutitsenergyconsumption.
Sony recommends that you use the battery pack with electronic equipment bearing the
mark.
*Screendisplaysaresimulated.
*Simulatedeffectsareusedtoillustratesomefunctions.
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