Sony Alpha A77 II Review

Sony Alpha A77 II
Sony Alpha A77 II

As you can tell from its name, the Sony Alpha A77 II is an overhaul of Sony’s A77 camera. The A77 II uses Translucent Mirror Technology to offer high speed shooting in a smaller body size. It also has a new autofocus feature that boasts 79 focus points and 15 cross sensors. The autofocus and the camera’s ability to shoot 12 frames per second make for a unique shooting experience. Its high speed makes it an excellent choice for action photography.

The A77 II Design and Controls

The A77 II measures 4.09 x 3.19 x 5.63 inches and weighs 1.43 pounds. It has a large grip with a leatherette finish to help you maintain your grip on the camera; on top of the grip is the aperture dial. On the front of the camera is a depth of field preview button to the right of the lens mount and a control dial to adjust the focus mode to the left of the lens mount.

The top plate of the A77 II has the power button, shutter release, locking mode dial, pop-up flash, and control buttons for the self-timer and drive mode, white balance, exposure, and ISO settings. The A77 II also has a front and rear control dials. Also on the top is a monochrome information LCD screen and a button to toggle between the view finder and monitor. An eye sensor mode is available to automatically change the view from the LCD screen to the view finder when the camera is raised to your eye.

The A77 II comes as a body only, but has an option for a kit with the DT 16-50mmm F2.8 SSM lens. The camera comes with built-in SteadyShot Inside image stabilization for crisp images, no matter what lens you are using.

The A77 II also comes with Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity.


The A77 II has a 24.3MP APS-C sensor and a BIONZ X image processor that is capable of shooting an amazing 12 frames per second. The A77 II is able to take great low-light images because of a higher shutter speed and an image sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 25600.

The A77 II can capture 1080p video up to 60 fps and is capable of continuous video capture durations of around 30 minutes.

There is an internal mic and an external 3.5mm mic jack for audio when recording video. It also has a micro HDMI output, a micro USB port, a PC Sync socket for a studio flash connection, a wired remote control port, and a DC power input port.


The Sony Alpha A77 II is known as an excellent camera for outdoors or sports photography because of its autofocus and speed, but the camera is a great personal camera as well. It takes great photos and is just as good at taking portrait photos as action photos.