by Sebastian Wöber | 22nd August 2011
And here we go again. The A77 is coming in hard. How long will this camera be haunting us before we finally know if it really is any good at all? Let us calm our expectations so we don’t have to fall too high. A77 rumored specs: 24.3 MP Exmor HD CMOS sensor 19 points AF sensor with 11 cross sensors ISO 100-16000, with expandeable ISO 50 option 1920 x 1080 60p/24p AVCHD 2.0 P/A/S/M manual controls while recording video 1200 zone metering Completely new developed Bionz processor 12 fps 1/8000 shutter speed 50ms minimum release time lag electronic first shutter curtain TrueBlack 921k 3-way tilt LCD 3 million dot OLED viewfinder Smart teleconverter function with 1.4x and 2.0x option Built-in flash Built-in GPS Battery life with over over 500 shots Magnesium alloy body Dust and Moisture proof Multi Frame NR SD card (no CF!) A77 weights 680g and A65 weights 543g Body only will be priced at $1000 Body + 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM Kit will be priced between $1600 and $1800. The A77 and the A65 will be available in Europe and US around the 17th-20th of October. The announcement is said to happen on August 24th, that’s Wednesday. We’ll keep you posted. Also don’t forget that there’s another Sony announcement rumored to come this week, a camera that is actually dedicated to video: The VG-20, successor of the not good enough to beat HDSLR Sony VG-10: VG-20 rumored specs: 16 MPX Exmor sensor 1920×1080 60p/60i/24p AVCHD 2.0 video recording Can record stills in RAW 3 inch touchscreen (swifel) audio level control IR AVR remote via sonyalpharumorsRead more
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