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.