Sony has been on a camera release spree and they’ve been paying more attention to their translucent mirror models. We’ve also seen their A33 and A55 models from their SLT range. Now there are new models on the way – the A77 and A65, which should be officially launched sometime in late August. The A77 will use a 24 MP APS-C sized sensor. Although not officially detailed, ISO range is expected to be between 100 and 1,02,400. The old SLT models had average electronic viewfinders, but the A77 should have an all new 3 million dot EVF which should offer better image quality. Continuous shooting mode is said to be capable of clicking 10 photos in a second and as expected, 1080p video recording will also be supported.
Won't arrive till sometime in August
USB 2.0 goes out the window and it will be replaced by the much faster USB 3.0 standard. There’s also integrated GPS support, so you don’t have to buy a separate module. Suggested pricing for the body only will be around $1000, which isn’t too expensive if you consider the competition's products with similar specifications. The bundled kit lens with the A77 will be an all 16 – 50 mm Zeiss one and it will support SD, CF and MS format cards.
Publish date: June 23, 2011 11:08 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:03 pm