Monthly Archives: November 2011

A77 Selling For A Premium?

The shortage of available A77s caused by the flooding in Thailand earlier in the year means that used A77s are appearing at prices above the recommended retail, and it looks as if some of them are selling too. Amazon has … Continue reading

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Sony A77 Firmware Upgrade 1.04

A new firmware upgrade has been issued for the A77 and is available from Sony Asia: Sony A77 Firmware Upgrade 1.04 for Windows and Sony A77 Firmware Upgrade 1.04 for Apple Macintosh. Sony say that the firmware offers the following … Continue reading

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Sony A77 Production Resumed

CNet Asia reported that Sony have restarted production of the A77: “The electronics giant has confirmed reports that production of its SLT and NEX-series cameras has restarted after the flooding which occurred in its Thai production facilities last month.” Worldwide, … Continue reading

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A77 Video Samples

Lots of people are interested in the quality of the A77′s video as well as stills, and there’s now plenty of samples around to make an assessment. First, an official Sony one: A nice one here (with 80-200 f2.8): And … Continue reading

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Sony 16-50mm f2.8 Lens Test – By A Videographer

Vancouver-based videographer Shawn Lam tested the Sony 16-50mm f2.8 SSM. And his conclusion? “Buy-it! Every shooter needs a great wide-zoom and this one fits the criteria. “ That might not be so easy: The 16-50 can be ordered from Amazon … Continue reading

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No More A77s Produced Until March 2012?

Following my comments on the limited availability of the A77, Sonyalpharumors is reporting that stocks are low worldwide and that once these are sold, there may be no more cameras until March 2012. The reason given is that flooding in … Continue reading

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A77 Supplies May Be Limited?

Just before I got my A77 I had am interesting conversation with a Sony employee. He said that once the first batch of A77s – which were made before the recent flooding in Thailand – are sold, it might be … Continue reading

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A77 Does Well In Sensor Test

DXOmark published a technical test and review of the Sony A77 sensor and compared it to other Sony cameras and some competitors. Heres’s some quotes: As we can see in the comparison, this Lowlight Score is very similar to the … Continue reading

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