Sony SLT-A77VQ + Sony DT 16-50mm

Sony SLT-A77VQ + Sony DT 16-50mm

Sony SLT-A77VQ + Sony DT 16-50mm review: specs and price

Sony SLT-A77VQ + Sony DT 16-50mm

Why is Sony SLT-A77VQ + Sony DT 16-50mm better than the average?

  • Sensor size

    15.6 x 23.5mmvs260.67mm
  • Megapixels (main camera)

  • Battery life (CIPA)

  • Continuous shooting at high resolution

  • Fastest shutter speed

  • Viewfinder coverage

  • Resolution

    1176 x 784pxvs631.36KP
  • Screen resolution

    921k dotsvs891.25k dots

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1.Has a flip-out screen
Sony SLT-A77VQ + Sony DT 16-50mm
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony SLT-A77VQ + Sony DT 16-50mm
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.Has a built-in focus motor
Sony SLT-A77VQ + Sony DT 16-50mm
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
With 100% coverage, you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage, you may have to crop your photos afterward to get them looking perfect.
6.Has a hot shoe
Sony SLT-A77VQ + Sony DT 16-50mm
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

1176 x 784px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.


1.sensor size

15.6 x 23.5mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
Sony SLT-A77VQ + Sony DT 16-50mm
Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
8.shoots raw
Sony SLT-A77VQ + Sony DT 16-50mm
A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
9.Has a two-stage shutter
Sony SLT-A77VQ + Sony DT 16-50mm
A two-stage shutter can help you take photos like a pro: just slightly press the button for the lens to focus, and then push it fully to capture the photograph.


The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Sony SLT-A77VQ + Sony DT 16-50mm
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
3.supports AVCHD format
Sony SLT-A77VQ + Sony DT 16-50mm
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
The higher the movie recording bitrate the better the movie quality with more and crispier details and less compression artifacts.


1.has a microphone input
Sony SLT-A77VQ + Sony DT 16-50mm
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
2.has a stereo microphone
Sony SLT-A77VQ + Sony DT 16-50mm
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.


CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Sony SLT-A77VQ + Sony DT 16-50mm
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Sony SLT-A77VQ + Sony DT 16-50mm
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Sony SLT-A77VQ + Sony DT 16-50mm
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
6.has wireless charging
Sony SLT-A77VQ + Sony DT 16-50mm
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.


1.supports Wi-Fi
Sony SLT-A77VQ + Sony DT 16-50mm
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.Has a remote control
Sony SLT-A77VQ + Sony DT 16-50mm
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
3.has an external memory slot
Sony SLT-A77VQ + Sony DT 16-50mm
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.has an HDMI output
Sony SLT-A77VQ + Sony DT 16-50mm
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
5.has an accelerometer
Sony SLT-A77VQ + Sony DT 16-50mm
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
6.has GPS
Sony SLT-A77VQ + Sony DT 16-50mm
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.


1.has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Sony SLT-A77VQ + Sony DT 16-50mm
The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.

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