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Monday, October 31, 2011

Sony's SLT-A77 Reviewed by Digital Photography Review

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 12:30 PM

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonyslta77/

"After a four-year wait, Sony has returned to the enthusiast/semi-pro end of the DSLR market. Having made little impact in that market with the A700 that very closely resembled the conventional DSLRs made by Canon and Nikon, Sony has spent the intervening time developing something a bit different."

DPReview takes a look at the Sony SLT-A77, which features a 24 megapixel CMOS sensor in their special pellicle-like mirror DSLR. While the camera performs admirably in many ways, the high ISO performance is not very good, and the noise reduction efforts by Sony are rather ham-handed. I suspect that robbing some light away from the sensor might prove a bit too much for a sensor of this density. Have a look at the review and tell us what you think!


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sony Announces SLT-A77 and SLT-A65 Digital Cameras

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 09:52 AM

http://www.dcresource.com/news/news...tem.php?id=4363

Big news today, as Sony announces a whole slew of cameras. Let us start with the more traditional (but not quite) DSLRs, the translucent mirrored SLT-A77 and SLT-A65. The SLT-A77 features a 24 megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor with sensor shift stabilisation, a new XGA resolution EVF with 100% coverage and 1.09x magnification (which is 0.72x if you want to compare with other 35mm cameras), 1/250 flash sync speed, 19 point AF system with 11 cross sensors, a weather-sealed magnesium body, standard ISO range of 100-16,000, continuous shooting at 12 (!) FPS (making it faster than the D3 or EOS 1D IV), a 3" VGA sensor on a new rotating platform (which flips down, not my favourite implementation), built-in GPS, and a bunch of shooting modes. Oh, on the video side, it does 1080p videos at 60 FPS, allows for manual controls, and has an external microphone jack. The camera comes with a Memory Stick (bleagh) and a SDXC slot. Ships in October for US$1,400 for the body alone, or US$2,000 with the new 16-50mm lens (detailed below).

The SLT-A65 is similar (yes 24 megapixel sensor), and drops a few features, notable, the AF module is a 15 point system with 3 (talk about a drastic drop) cross sensors, continuous shooting is down to 10 FPS (still faster than many cameras), drops flash sync speed to 1/160, loses the top LCD panel, and overall is less robust in build than the SLT-A77, with a full plastic body and lower rated shutter count. Ships in October for US$900 for the body alone, or US$1,000 with the 18-55 lens.

Photo of the SLT-A65 after the break, and there are more links at the source. Also, DPreview.com has a preview of the SLT-A77.

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