The rumour mills have been churning out reams of news regarding the upcoming DSLR from Sony. However, apart from a single image leak, there has been nothing much to go by, as far as specifications or images are concerned. However now, according to a report by SonyAlphaRumors, this has all changed with a lot of specifications and official press images being revealed. Some of the features of the upcoming A77 DSLR include a 24.3 MP Exmor HD CMOS sensor, 19 points AF with 11 cross sensors, ISO 100-16000, with expandable ISO 50 option. The camera also features video recording capabilities with a full high-definition resolution of 1920 x 1080p. It also has a shutter speed of 1/8000 and 1200 metering mode.

Sony A77 to be announced on the 24th of August 2011

Sony A77 to be announced on the 24th of August 2011

Full list of the specifications rumoured to feature on the A77 are as follows:

  • 24.3 MP Exmor HD CMOS sensor
  • 19 points Auto Focus sensor with 11 cross sensors
  • ISO 100-16000, with expandable ISO 50 option
  • Video recording at 1920 x 1080 60p/24p AVCHD 2.0
  • P/A/S/M manual controls while recording video
  • Burst mode of 12 fps
  • Shutter speed 1/8000
  • 50ms minimum release time lag
  • TrueBlack 921k 3-way tilt LCD
  • 3 million dot OLED viewfinder
  • Smart teleconverter function with 1.4x and 2.0x option
  • Built-in GPS
  • Battery life with over over 500 shots
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • Dust and Moisture proof
  • A77 weights 680g

The camera will reportedly launch on the 24th of August, 2011 alongside the A65, NEX-7 and other photography equipment that could surely entice any camera enthusiast. The report states that the upcoming model will be available by mid-October and the price will range from Rs. 73,441 ($1,600) to Rs. 82,622 ($1,800). These are all rumours and we have to just wait and see what the official announcement from Sony will state.

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