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SLTA77VM - a77 Digital SLR 24.3 MP with 18-135mm Zoom Lens OPEN BOX
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Sony SLTA77VM - a77 Digital SLR 24.3 MP with 18-135mm Zoom Lens OPEN BOX

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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.

 

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 resolution

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 continuous

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 viewfinder

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 control

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 lag

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.

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.

Sweep Panorama Mode

Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter, sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together.

Built-in GPS

An integrated GPS receiver records the location and time of every shot you take and lets you view your images on a map with compatible computer and Internet applications, so you can remember where you took your favorite shots.6

Shot Result Preview

See the results before you take the shot. This preview takes the guesswork out of camera settings by showing the effects of the aperture, shutter and DRO settings on the depth of field, motion and dynamic range.

921K dot TruBlack LCD screen

Sony's 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD monitor has 921K dots for superb resolution. The TruBlack screen includes a special resin layer to suppress internal reflections, increasing contrast compared to conventional LCDs. Sunny Weather mode boosts visibility even further.

Main Sensor Quick AF Live View

Combines the fast focus of Phase Detection AF with high quality Live View images right from the main sensor. This is made possible by Sony Translucent Mirror Technology. You get accurate images and 100% framing on the LCD monitor or eye-level viewfinder.

ISO 16000 sensitivity

Incredibly clear low-light pictures without sacrificing detail, made possible by the low-noise Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor and refined BIONZ image processor.

AUTO+ (Advanced Auto) mode

Get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. Unifies and simplifies Sony intelligent technologies. The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode.

Graphic Display

Clarifies the relationship between aperture and shutter speed, as well as the effect each has on photographic results.

Upgraded BIONZ image processor

The brain of the camera is a Sony?s BIONZ image processor substantially upgraded for the demands of 24.3 megapixel photography. Chroma noise reduction delivers high-resolution, low-noise photos even at ISO 16000. Also enables fast processing for up to 12 fps continuous shooting of data-intensive 24.3 MP images, 2D/3D Sweep Panorama modes and 6-image layering.

Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)

Improves results with backlit subjects and recovers details hidden in shadows. Settings include Auto, Level with a choice of five operating levels and Off.

1200-Zone exposure metering

Reads exposure directly from the main image sensor. Choice of Multi, Center and Spot metering accommodates a full range of shooting situations.

SteadyShot INSIDE stabilization

Image stabilization reduces blur by compensating for camera shake. Typical DSLR systems build image stabilization into selected lenses only. SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization is built into the camera body itself. You'll reduce blur with every A Mount lens, including macro and wide-aperture standard zoom lenses.

HDMI output for HD viewing

Enjoy HD movies and stunning still images on a compatible HDTV.7 The camera includes an HDMI output. In addition, the BRAVIA Sync system works with compatible Sony BRAVIA HDTVs enabling you to control camera playback using the television's remote8.

Up to 530 Shots of battery life

Take up to 530 shots on a single charge with Sony Stamina battery power.9 Sony's InfoLITHIUM battery system enables you to see the percent of power remaining, so you can keep shooting in confidence.

P/A/S/M exposure modes

The camera offers a full range of controls from the beginner's AUTO+ mode to P/A/S/M: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual. On-screen prompts help you refine your skills, build your confidence and exercise greater creative control.

Advanced Anti-Dust Technology

Anti-Dust Technology helps keep the CMOS sensor clean, resulting in consistently clear pictures. First a static-free coating on the sensor's low-pass filter helps repel dust. Then vibration automatically dislodges dust from the sensor.

Built-in Flash (GN12)

To help you shoot more effectively, the camera includes a built-in flash (Guide Number 12) that can also trigger a wireless accessory flash (sold separately). The integrated hot shoe enables you to expand your lighting options with a range of accessory flashes (sold separately).

Slot for two media types

For cost-effective, convenient storage and sharing of your images, the camera accepts Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC media (Class 4 or higher recommended, sold separately).

APS-C size HD CMOS image sensor

With 19.5 times the area of the typical camcorder image sensor, APS-C makes the difference between amateur and professional-looking video, delivering an exceptional combination of high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds.

Sony Exmor technology

Conventional image sensors use only a handful of analog-to-digital (A/D) converters, which can slow you down. The Exmor sensor provides more than 5,600 column-parallel A/D converters. This helps enable continuous shooting at up to 12 frames per second.

11 Picture Effect modes

Discover innovative ways to make your images and videos pop. These include Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (Red, Green, Blue, Yellow), Soft High-key, High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, and Miniature.

Face Detection and Registration

The camera can automatically detect up to eight individual faces and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of people. Can prioritize children or adults. Face Registration can remember friends and family members and prioritize them.

Smile Shutter technology

Captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply select the Smile Shutter mode and the camera takes the picture automatically. You can prioritize children or adults and adjust the smile sensitivity.

 

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

 

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