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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 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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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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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 – A Second Day With The EVF

I’ve been using the Sony A35 today on the mountains and have really appreciated the EVF in dealing with some difficult exposures. As you’ll see from the samples below, there’s a lot of white up here, and without a fair … Continue reading

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Sony A35 – First Impressions Of The EVF

I’m in Switzerland with the Sony A35 and just getting used to it. I’ve added a few sample pictures at the end of this post. The biggest difference between the A35 and its competitors is the EVF. I’ve always thought … Continue reading

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A Few More A77 Specs

Sonyalpharumors has yet more A77 specs updates: 1200 zone metering Smart teleconverter function with 1.4x and 2.0x option Built-in GPS Battery life with over 500 shots Comments: ‘Smart teleconverter function’ will mean an in-camera cropping function; you get ‘telephoto’ by … 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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If I Were Sony – Features I’d Like To See On The A77 #10 – Switchable PAL/NTSC Video

From a discussion in a helpful comment, I’ve become aware of one feature Sony are missing that’s offered by some of their competitors – the ability to switch between PAL and NTSC video. I’m told Canon offer this but Sony … Continue reading

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