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Specifications of the Sony Alpha A77

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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Sony A77 Size Comparison To Nikon D300, D7000, Canon 7D

A really useful size comparison between the A77, Nikon D300, D7000 and Canon 7D has been posted on Flickr by Rob Ellis Photography. It shows the A77 as bigger than the D7000, closer to the size of the 7D and … Continue reading

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Now the Sony A77 Weight…

Sonyalpharumors is reporting that the A77 weighs 680g. There’s no saying whether that includes the battery or not (camera makers use both figures) but by way of comparison: The Nikon D7000 weights 690g without the battery and 780g with battery. … 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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Sony A35 Impressions – Video

Having got used to the EVF of the Sony A35, I’ve been trying out the video capabilities. I’ve already uploaded a couple of samples here and here. Using the video function is very straightforward; one press of the movie button, … Continue reading

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A77 1080p Rumour Goes Down Well With The Video Crowd

EOS-HD has responded very positively to a rumour that the A77 will shoot 1080p video at 60/50/25/24fps. They also are positive about the prospects the A77 sensor is designed to cope well with video and the 16-50mm f2.8 is video … Continue reading

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Lenses For The A77?

Assuming the A77 comes with the promised 16-50mm 2.8, I’ve been trying to work out the other lens options to make up a full range. Here’s my summary: Telephoto: the 70-200mm f2.8 SAL G is the obvious choice. But it is pricey for … Continue reading

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What Is The Meaning Of The ‘Leaked A77 Pictures’?

I find it significant that the leaked A77 pictures both feature the battery grip, and I think I can see why. The A77 has a compact body and might be significantly smaller than its competitors. It’s important therefore for Sony … Continue reading

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12 Frames A Second From A77?

Sonyalpharumors is reporting that the A77 will be able to shoot  at 12 frames a second. That’s impressively quick, but what’s not clear is that it can manage that at the full 24MP resolution and without other restrictions. Recent related … 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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