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Control Panel on the Sony A77 II?

The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 II indeed features a top-level display that makes it possible to quickly view and verify key camera settings. Such control panels are typically seen only on cameras that are aimed at professionals or photography enthusiasts, such as the A77 II. The secondary display on top of the camera body is naturally smaller than the rear LCD, which remains the main screen for adjusting menu settings and reviewing images.

Top view of the Sony A77 II

A77 II and credit card from top

Screen specs

Below is an overview of all the main screen specifications of the A77 II. In particular, the rear LCD measures 3.0 inches and offers a resolution of 1,229,000 dots. The panel is not touch sensitive.

Sony A77 II Screen Specs
Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Field of View 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.73x
Viewfinder Resolution 2359k dots
Top-Level Screen Control Panel
LCD Framing Live View
LCD Size 3.0 inch
LCD Resolution 1229k dots
LCD Attachment Fully flexible screen
Touch Input No touchscreen

Camera to camera comparisons

The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 II is a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera that was officially introduced in May 2014 and is equipped with an APS-C sensor. It offers a resolution of 24 megapixel. In the United States, the camera was initially launched at a price of $1,199.

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The table below compares the rear screen specs of the Sony A77 II to those of several similar cameras. Additionally, the table includes some information on other core features, such as the viewfinder, shutter, flash, and image stabilization system.

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Screen and Other Feature Comparison
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Specifications
(inch/000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Sony A77 II2359 Y3.0 / 1229 full-flex n 1/8000s 12.0/s Y Y
2.
 
Nikon D7200optical Y3.2 / 1229 fixed n 1/8000s 6.0/s Y n
3.
 
Nikon D7100optical Y3.2 / 1229 fixed n 1/8000s 6.0/s Y n
4.
 
Pentax KPoptical n3.0 / 921 tilting n 1/6000s 7.0/s Y Y
5.
 
Pentax K-3 IIoptical Y3.2 / 1037 fixed n 1/8000s 8.3/s n Y
6.
 
Pentax K-3optical Y3.2 / 1037 fixed n 1/8000s 8.3/s Y Y
7.
 
Sony A65002359 n3.0 / 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0/s Y Y
8.
 
Sony A681440 Y2.7 / 460 tilting n 1/4000s 8.0/s Y Y
9.
 
Sony A7 II2400 n3.0 / 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0/s n Y
10.
 
Sony A581440 n2.7 / 460 tilting n 1/4000s 5.0/s Y Y
11.
 
Sony A772359 Y3.0 / 921 full-flex n 1/8000s 12.0/s Y Y
Notes: *) Information refers to the mechanical shutter, unless the camera only has an electronic one.

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Sony A77 II
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Sony A mount lenses
    Launch Date May 2014
    Launch Price USD 1 199
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 367 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.2 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 24 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6 000 x 4 000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.91 μm
    Pixel Density 6.55 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 25 600 ISO
    ISO Boost 50 - 51 200 ISO
    Image Processor BIONZ X
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.73x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2359k dots
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View
    LCD Size 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 1229k dots
    LCD Attachment Fully flexible screen
    V-logging Friendliness Front-flip possible
    Touch Input No touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peaking
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 12 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy150 000 actuations
    Silent Shootingno E-Shutter
    Time Lapse Photographyno Intervalometer
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium MS or SDXC cards
    Single or Dual Card Slots Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    Studio Flash PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication NFC built-in
    Body Specs
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed body
    Battery Type NP-FM500H power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)480 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 143 x 104 x 81 mm
    (5.6 x 4.1 x 3.2 in)
    Camera Weight 647 g (22.8 oz)

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