Our take on the Sony Alpha 77 M2 (no lens included)
The Sony Alpha 77 M2 has a built-in flash to help light your subject.
A photographer's dream
Sony's A77 M2 is ideal for shooting sharp, clear photos at a reasonable price point. The camera is built around a large, sensitive 23.5 X 15.6mm CMOS image sensor for superior low-noise and low-light image performance. The SteadyShot INSIDE™ image stabilization built into the camera body makes sure you can shoot vibration-free images through any compatible lens. Built-in Wi-Fi makes it easy to upload and share your photos and videos with friends.
Improved 79-point autofocus
The original A77 had a very nice 19-point autofocus mode. The M2 has an astonishing 79 points of focus with 15 cross-type sensors, allowing maximum precision when you're shooting fast and furious in the field. The revamped phase-detection focusing system has dramatically improved low-light response, so it can track a moving subject even when it might be difficult to see with the naked eye.
The Sony BIONZ™ X image processor built into the chassis is capable of producing accurate, low noise images on the fly. The camera's ISO sensitivity has been expanded to a range of 100-25,600, so it can produce crisp, clear images at any speed and in most lighting conditions. When you're framing the shot, you'll know exactly how your subject looks in real time as well — both the viewfinder (2,359,000 dots) and tilting viewscreen (1,228,800 dots) offer flexible, high-resolution framing assistance.
Choose your own lens
The A77 M2 body is compatible with any of Sony's A-mount lenses. That means you can still use your existing lenses if you're upgrading from a similar Sony product. You can also expand your lens options as needed — Sony's A-mount lenses range from macro lenses well-suited for close-up photography all the way up to super telephoto lenses that can capture a subject hundreds of yards away.
- 24.3-megapixel effective recording
- APS-C size HD Exmor CMOS image sensor (23.5 X 15.6 mm) for superior low-noise and low-light image performance
- built-in Wi-Fi® lets you upload and share photos quickly and easily
- 1080/60p HD video mode with full-time autofocus
- built-in sensor-shift SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization (provides image stabilization with all attached lenses)
- Sony BIONZ X image processor for accurate, low noise images and responsive shooting
- high-res 3" three-axis articulated LCD screen (1,228,800 dots) with live view for composing photos and movies on-screen in real-time
- screen tilts, rotates, and swivels for perfect monitoring from any angle
- OLED electronic viewfinder (2,359,000 dots) with diopter adjustment
- 79-point auto-focus with 15 cross-type sensors to maximize precision during high-speed focusing
- 3D Sweep Panorama mode: sweep across the panorama, and the camera captures "right-eye" and "left-eye" versions of the image. 3D TV and 3D glasses required to view images in 3D
- auto High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode takes three exposures in rapid succession and combines them to capture increased shadow and highlight details
- built-in auto pop-up flash with flash compensation
- powered accessory shoe lets you add compatible external flashes
- Sony A-type bayonet mount
- accepts Memory Stick® PRO Duo or SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Exposure Modes and Controls:
- continuous shooting mode: up to 8 frames per second (12 fps in Continuous Priority AE mode)
- shutter speed range: 30-1/8,000 seconds, bulb
- sensitivity or ISO (film speed equivalent) range: 100-25,600
- program auto, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, manual, auto-advanced, scene, and fully automatic exposure modes
- preset scene modes for accurately exposed images in various shooting environments
Connections and Dimensions:
- high-speed USB interface (cable included)
- mini HDMI output for sharing images on a compatible HDTV (cable not included)
- input for optional external microphone
- 5-5/8"W x 4-1/8"H x 3-1/4"D (without lens)
- weight (body only): 25.6 oz.
- rechargeable NP-FM500H lithium ion battery
- battery charger
- adjustable shoulder strap
- USB cable
- body cap