Sony has bolstered the
translucent mirror range  with the
launches of the A65 and A77. The latter offers the fastest burst rate of any
APS-C sized sensor removable lens model at 12fps. Both also boast a 24.3MP
sensor and a host of impressive features.


The Sony A77 somewhat
apes the features of the newly announced NEX-7 CSC model by offering an OLED
viewfinder as well. This 2.3 million dot display option gives the user the
advantages of the OLED technology as well as an impressive resolution. The 3″
LCD screen can also be rotated through the horizontal and vertical axes via a
hinge, making the camera impressively versatile on the display front.


Having a 12fps burst
rate will also make the A77 a head-turner, giving sports photographers an
impressive tool at their disposal. The A65 is no slouch either, with a 10fps
burst rate available. Both have the same 24.3MP sensor with the BIONZ
processing engine and, on the A77, an ISO range of 100-16000.


These features certainly
put both models into the company of a number of mid-range traditional DSLRs
such as the Canon EOS 60D and Nikon D7000. Full HD movie mode shot at 1080p
gives videographers something to shout about as well.



The A77 and A65 will both
be available in October, a price has yet to be announced.

New Sony A77: Specifications

Key Features

SLT-A77

SLT-A65

Type

Interchangeable lens digital camera with built-in flash

Interchangeable lens digital camera with built-in flash

Lens Compatibility

Sony A-mount lenses. Operation also confirmed with Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lenses

Sony A-mount lenses. Operation also confirmed with Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lenses

Image Sensor

APS-C type (23.5 x15.6 mm), Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with RGB primary colour filters

APS-C type (23.5 x15.6 mm), Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with RGB primary colour filters

Processor

BIONZTM image processor

BIONZTM image processor

ISO Sensitivity Range

AUTO (ISO 100 – 1600, ISO 100-12800 selectable with upper or lower limit), ISO 100 – 16000 selectable (expandable to ISO 50), Multi Frame NR (extendable up to ISO 25600)

AUTO (ISO 100 – 1600), ISO 100 – 16000 selectable, Multi Frame NR (extendable up to ISO 25600)

Image Quality Modes

RAW, RAW&JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard, JPEG Extra Fine

RAW, RAW&JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard

HDMI Connector and BRAVIA Sync

HDMI mini connector (Type-C), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD, DVDirect compatible

HDMI mini connector (Type-C), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD, DVDirect compatible

Image Size: 3:2 (pixels)

L size: 6000 x 4000 (24M)

M size: 4240 x 2843 (12M)

S size: 3008 x 2000 (6M)

L size: 6000 x 4000 (24M)

M size: 4240 x 2843 (12M)

S size: 3008 x 2000 (6M)

HD movie record

Recording format: AVCHD 2.0 / MP4

Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)

Image
size (pixels) (PAL): AVCHD: 1980×1080 (50p / 28M / PS, 50i / 24M / FX,
50i / 17M/FH, 25p / 24M / FX, 25p / 17M / FH), MP4: 1440×1080 (25fps /
12M), VGA: 640×480 (25fps / 3M)

Recording format: AVCHD 2.0 / MP4

Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)

Image
size (pixels) (PAL): AVCHD: 1980×1080 (50p / 28M / PS, 50i / 24M / FX,
50i / 17M/FH, 25p / 24M / FX, 25p / 17M / FH), MP4: 1440×1080 (25fps /
12M), VGA: 640×480 (25fps / 3M)

Electronic Viewfinder

XGA
OLED, 1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (2,359,296 dots effective
resolution), with 100% frame coverage, five display modes and grid line
display modes.

XGA
OLED, 1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (2,359,296 dots effective
resolution), with 100% frame coverage, five display modes and grid line
display modes.

LCD

7.5 cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT, Xtra Fine LCD with TruBlack technology: with 921k dot resolution

7.5 cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT, Xtra Fine LCD with TruBlack technology: with 921k dot resolution

SteadyShotTM INSIDE

YES

YES

Anti-dust System

Charge protection coating on low-pass filter and image-sensor shift mechanism

Charge protection coating on low-pass filter and image-sensor shift mechanism

Focus Modes

AF/MF selectable.

AF modes: Single-shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF

AF/MF selectable.

AF modes: Single-shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF

Autofocus System

TTL 19-point phase detection AF system with 11 cross sensors

TTL 15-point phase detection AF system with 3 cross sensors

Exposure Modes

AUTO,
AUTO Advanced (AUTO+), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, 3D Sweep
Panorama, Continuous Advance Priority AE, Movie, Programmed AE (P),
Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M)

AUTO,
AUTO Advanced (AUTO+), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, 3D Sweep
Panorama, Continuous Advance Priority AE, Movie, Programmed AE (P),
Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M)

Exposure Metering System

1200-zone evaluative metering

1200-zone evaluative metering

Exposure Metering Modes

Multi-segment, Centre-weighted, Spot

Multi-segment, Centre-weighted, Spot

Scene Selection

Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight

Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight

Picture Effect

11
modes (15 effects): Posterization (Colour, B/W), Pop Colour, Retro
Photo, Partial Colour (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera,
Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature

11
modes (15 effects): Posterization (Colour, B/W), Pop Colour, Retro
Photo, Partial Colour (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera,
Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature

Creative Style Settings

Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait , Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia

[Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps)]

Standard, Vivid, Portrait , Landscape, Sunset, Black & White

[Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps)]

Sweep Panorama

YES (2D and 3D)

YES (2D and 3D)

Auto HDR

YES (available in P/A/S/M modes)

YES (available in P/A/S/M modes)

Shutter Speed

1/8000-30sec, Bulb

1/4000-30sec, Bulb

Exposure Bracketing

1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments, 3 or 5 frames (2.0 EV, 3.0 EV: only 3 frames)

1/3EV, 2/3EV increments, 3frames

White Balance Settings

Auto
WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent(Warm white/Cool
White/Day white/Daylight), Flash, C. Temp 2500 to 9900K, C Filter G7 to
M7, 15-step, Custom, AWB micro adjustment

Auto
WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent(Warm white/Cool
White/Day white/Daylight), Flash, C. Temp 2500 to 9900K, C Filter G7 to
M7, 15-step, Custom, AWB micro adjustment

Continuous Advance Shooting

Continuous Advance Priority AE: Maximum 12 images per second

Continuous shooting: Hi: Maximum 8 frames per second / Lo: Maximum 3 frames per second

Max. continuous shots:

Continuous Advance Priority AE mode: Extra fine: 13 images, Fine: 17 images, Standard: 17 images, RAW & JPEG: 11images, RAW: 13images

Continuous shooting: Extra fine: 13 images, Fine: 18 images, Standard: 18 images, RAW & JPEG: 11 images, RAW: 13 images

Continuous Advance Priority AE: Maximum 10 images per second

Continuous shooting: Hi: Maximum 8 frames per second / Lo: Maximum 3 frames per second

Continuous Advance Priority AE mode: Fine: 17 images, Standard: 18 images, RAW & JPEG: 11 images, RAW: 13 images

Continuous shooting: Fine: 17 images, Standard: 18 images, RAW & JPEG: 11 images, RAW: 13 images

Approx. no. of Shots

Approx. 470 shots with Tru-Finder, approx. 530 shots with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)

Approx. 510 shots with Tru-Finder, approx. 560 shots with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)

Built-in Flash

Auto pop-up, GN12 (in metres at ISO 100), FOV coverage up to 16mm

Auto pop-up, GN10 (in metres at ISO 100), FOV coverage up to 18mm

Flash Modes

Flash
off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction
(on/off selectable for Autoflash and Fill-flash mode), Wireless*,
Hi-Speed Sync.*

* With external Flash HVL-F58AM, HVL-F56AM, HVL-F43AM, HVL-F42AM, HVL-F36AM

Flash control (ADI flash/ Pre-flash TTL / Manual flash)

Flash
off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction
(on/off selectable for Autoflash and Fill-flash mode), Wireless*,
Hi-Speed Sync.*

* With external Flash HVL-F58AM, HVL-F56AM, HVL-F43AM, HVL-F42AM, HVL-F36AM

Flash control (ADI flash/ Pre-flash TTL)

Media

Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo; SD / SDHC (UHS-1 Compliant) / SDXC (UHS-1 Compliant) memory card

Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo; SD / SDHC / SDXC memory card

Dimensions (WxHxD)

Approx. 142.6 mm × 104.0 mm × 80.9 mm

Approx. 132.1 mm × 97.5 mm × 80.7 mm

Weight

Approx. 653g (body only)

Approx. 732g (with battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo)

Approx. 543g (body only)

Approx. 622g (with battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo)

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  • Simon Trott

    Yes i totally agree this camera is the DOGS B**LOX if i may say so.I have a D7000 and I am getting into my photography and want to make a career from it,I am thinking of buying another camera,I was thinking the new D800,But i want a full frame camera an was told this is a crop censored camera,But sony have raised that bar really high.lets see how nikon react to this camera,It’s a bit late to try and change things on the new camera launches,But got to say this camera is brilliant,I dont know how long it will be before nikon or canon try and catch sony up,Think i might try sony its under £2000 as well,But sony need to invest in great lenses to now …

  • Rob Ellis

    This totally blows the socks off things like the canon 60d and d7000!
    Sony have totally raised the bar for enthusiast level cameras here for sure in my opinion, they’ve basically fitted a Canon 1Ds mkiii, 1Dmkiv, 5Dmkii, Nikon D3x and d3s into a Canon 60D size body, genius stuff!
    With the shining reviews of the OLED viewfinder so far it’ll only be a matter of time before the Canikon crowd switch sides in my opinion :)

    Very interested to see Canon and Nikons reaction to this, if they go with the reflex mirror style camera and still somehow get the same specs, youre looking at very expensive alternatives…