Monthly Archives: June 2011

Optical Viewfinders Versus Electronic Viewfinders – Which Is Better?

As a commenter has helpfully pointed out, one of the major differences between the A77 and competitors such as the Nikon D7000 and Canon 7D is that they have optical viewfinders, whereas the A77 will have an electronic viewfinder (EVF). … Continue reading

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What would make the A77 a Nikon D7000 killer?

For the past two years I’ve been a Nikon user – a D200 with the 18-200 superzoom. I’m more than happy with the lens but have never really taken to the D200, so the D7000 is the obvious upgrade. But … Continue reading

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If I Were Sony – Features I’d Like To See On The A77 #8 – Video longer than 29 minutes

The first Sony SLT cameras – the A33 and A55 – had a problem with overheating that meant that video was time-limited by the limitations of the design; once the sensor reached a certain temperature, the camera switched itself off. … Continue reading

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If I Were Sony – Features I’d Like To See On The A77 #7 – Simple In-camera Video Editing

One of the things I really like about my iPhone is the ability to not only shoot but also to edit short videos on-the-move, using only what comes with the phone and a £2.99 app. This saves me from lugging … Continue reading

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There may be a delay – but more A77 details emerge

It seems that the A77 (and the A55 replacement, which it seems is called the A65) may not be announced until August, rather than July as was expected, but that they will still ship from September-October 2011. Some extra bits … Continue reading

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If I Were Sony – Features I’d Like To See On The A77 #6 – A lens that starts at 24mm equivalent

If the rumours are correct, the A77 may be arriving with a new 16-50mm lens as an option. That’s something I would be really happy with. I rarely want to go wider than 28mm equivalent anyway and when I do, … Continue reading

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If I Were Sony – Features I’d Like To See On The A77 #5 – better JPEG engine

I know lots of people like to shoot RAW, but I don’t if I can avoid it, so the JPEG output of a camera matters to me, and here Sony needs to do some work. I read an article by … Continue reading

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Why We Can Be Sure The A77 Is Coming

Given that Sony announced the name of the A77 and showed a prototype a long time ago, it could be said that this camera is the worst-kept secret in the camera world. But how can we be sure Sony didn’t … Continue reading

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If I Were Sony – Features I’d Like To See On The A77 #4 – Intervalometer

Time lapse photography is becoming increasingly popular and can produce some great results, like this video of New york city. from James Ogle on Vimeo. One of the reasons more of these are being shot is that the intervalometer, which used to be … Continue reading

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If I Were Sony – Features I’d Like To See On The A77 #3 – 100% viewfinder without numbers, noughts and crosses

I’ve always liked having a 100% viewfinder that covers exactly what will be picked up by the film or sensor. I find it helps in composition to know precisely what’s in and what’s out. I don’t really understand why some … Continue reading

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