Category Archives: Features

A77 Interesting Features #1 – Focus Peaking

One of the more interesting features of the A77 is focus peaking, which aims to make accurate manual focusing easier and more precise. The EVF show a bright colour – you can choose between yellow and red – to show … Continue reading

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Sony A77 Tilt And Swivel LCD

Here’s a video showing how the A77′s tilt and swivel LCD design works: An articulating LCD is a great tool for both live-view photography and video. I’ve been sold on them since the Canon G3 was a favourite camera of … Continue reading

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Sony A77 Announced

As expected, the Sony A77 was announced August 24th. I’ve already pre-ordered mine from Warehouseexpress.com (UK). In the US it can be pre-ordered at Amazon: Sony A77 with 16-50mm Kit Lens and Sony A77 Body only, at Adorama – Sony … Continue reading

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Does The A77 Have Thunderbolt?

It’s been pointed out to me that the leaked German A77 pictures may show that the A77 has a Thunderbolt port. Thunderbolt is a new, fast data interface that has both Intel and Apple behind it – so new that … Continue reading

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Sony A77 Pictures From Germany

From the website http://www.d-slt.de/sony-a77/:

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Sony A77 and A55 Size Comparison

An interesting size comparison of the Sony A77 versus the A55 can be seen here. It uses the standard size of the lens mount to match the two images up. Two comments: The Sony A77 photo is a prototype from … Continue reading

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Sony A35 Impressions – Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE

How can a company that came up with such names as Betamax, MiniDisc, Blu-ray and Walkman, call a feature ‘Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE’? What it actually means is that the Sony A35 will shoot at up to 7 frames … Continue reading

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Sony A35 Impressions – Sweep Panorama

I’ve been in an ideal place to test the Sony A35‘s Sweep Panorama mode, which automatically stitches together several images in-camera to create a panorama. It’s offered as a mode on the main dial and switching to it brings up … Continue reading

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If I Were Sony – Features I’d Like To See On The A77 #11 – Decent Build Quality Of The Lens

One of the very few things that I’ve missed while enjoying using the Sony A35 is a solid build quality to the kit lens. Like similar lenses from Nikon, Canon and Olympus, the Sony 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 is optically good for … Continue reading

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Sony A35 Impressions – Auto HDR

Today I was at the excellent Drehrestaurant Allalin, possible the best place in the world to test the Sony A35‘s capabilities with HDR. It’s the world’s highest revolving restaurant and is permanently surrounded by snow and ice. The inside of … Continue reading

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