Sony SLT-A77 reviewed

As usual, the excellent DPreview just published their 27-pages full review of the latest – and much-awaited Sony A77, the new flagship camera with SLT (Translucent mirror) technology, a brand-new 24 Megapixel sensor and a product placement that’s going to boost Sony’s position among the major DSLR makers (Nikon and Canon namely).

The Sony A77 has extended its translucent mirror camera range with a new A-mount model beyond the SLT-33/35 and the much more interesting SLT-A65.

This Sony A700-replacement features a newly developed APS HD CMOS sensor with 24.3-megapixel resolution, but its key feature is what Sony claims is the world’s fastest continuous AF shooting performance among interchangeable lens digital cameras with an APS-C size sensor.
Sony claims that the A77 can capture a burst of full-resolution images at 12 frames per second with full-time phase-detection autofocus. The A77 also features a 19-point autofocus system with 11 cross-sensors, while a new electronic shutter curtain offers a minimum release time lag of approximately 0.050 seconds.
The new Sony camera’s sensitivity range extends from ISO 100 to ISO 16,000, and is expandable down to ISO 50.
Another key feature is the XGA OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder, offering 2,359k-dot resolution and 100 per cent frame coverage.
The A77 can shoot full HD videos, and is supported at 50p (progressive) frame rates – reflecting recent enhancements to the AVCHD (Ver. 2.0) format. New creative video options allow for manual focusing and use of P/A/S/M exposure modes.

Check here the full Sony SLT-A77 review.

My pick: I’m still waiting for the Sony SLT-A65, it’s an A77 with less steroids, a much lower price tag and almost the same features as the flagship camera – in a smaller package too!


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