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News about the Sony Alpha A77

Sony A99 Announced – A Full-frame A77

Sony today announced the Sony Alpha A99, the world’s first full-frame camera to use Sony’s translucent mirror technology and effectively a full-frame version of the A77. Priced at $2800 and available from October, it’s already available for pre-order from Adorama and Amazon in the … Continue reading

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A77 Stock Returning – But Kit Easier To Get Than Body Only

Sony seem to have production fully working now and the A77 is reappearing in retailers. But unlike late last year, the kit with the 16-50mm f2.8 lens is now easier to find than the body-only. Probably Sony concentrated on getting … 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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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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Sony 16-50mm f2.8 Lens Reviews

Although the kit lens is an inportant part of the package for many A77 buyers, I haven’t seen many reviews of the lens alone yet. These are the ones I’ve found: Photoreview (Australia) have the most in-depth test. They found … Continue reading

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A77 First Impressions

I’ve not taken my A77 outside yet, but here’s some first impression from handling it: The lens build quality seems really good. It’s a chunky lens, quite heavy too, and the zoom and focus rings have a reassuring feel. The … Continue reading

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Two New A77 Reviews

Proper and full reviews of the A77 – as opposed to previews – are starting to be posted. Pocket lint have this to say: …there’s little not to like about Sony’s latest. It’s an SLT that could genuinely strangle the … Continue reading

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