Sony SLT A77 DSLR a 24.3 megapixel camera

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Sony SLT A77 DSLR a 24.3 megapixel camera

Sony has just released for public consumption, the Sony A77 DSLR camera.  The Sony A77 is boasting the self-proclaimed title of King of the DSLR’s.  Not only does it take pictures at a whopping 24.3 megapixels at its best, it also does 1080p video with constant auto-focus at a sexy 60fps.



Sony has, once again, radically changed the world of DSLRs with its A77. Plus, it has done so without compromises in the shooting experience or in image quality. The A77 now reigns supreme over APS-C format DSLRs. Neither Canon’s EOS 7D nor Nikon’s D300s can match the A77′s AF speed or resolution. While the Canon 7D does beat the A77 in its noise performance and holds more resolution at the highest ISOs, the A77 ultimately beats it for the overall package, including the video-shooting experience and the versatility of the articulated LCD.”

The Sony A77 or or more accurately named the Sony Alpha A77 SLT Camera is a 24.3 Megapixel Digital DSLR which uses Sony’s proprietary Translucent Mirror Technology.  The Translucent Mirror Technology was created by Sony, but taken from Pellicle mirror first used in Canon’s Pellix in 1965, and allows a portion of the light from the lens to filter through the translucent mirror and hit the CCD and record your image, while a second reflected portion of the light is bounced upwards and hits another sensor for phase detection autofocus.  Whether or not this technology will help or cause more complications later when it is further developed is yet to be seen, but Sony’s two existing DSLR’s which use this technology are fairly popular for the average consumer.  we can’t help but think, are these more parts that could potentially break in the future?  There are a couple of disadvantages to using the Pellicle mirror, one of which being that your viewfinder will look brighter than your actual picture and in extreme situations when you open up your f-stop way up your picture will dim considerably, which is why it requires some image correction/enhancement by the ccd.

Features: 12fps continuous shooting with autofocus both EVF and Live ViewIn-body anti-shake technology1080p movies with autofocus

Stereo microphone and external mic socket

Three-hinged swivel and tilt 920k dot main LCD screen

Shutter assembly rated for 150,000 actuations

Built-in GPS Tagging

Auto-Focus Micro Adjust

Lens Kit: 3.10x zoom 16-50mm (24-75mm eq.)
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD
LCD Size: 3.0 inch, 2.4-million dot OLED viewfinder
ISO: 50-16000, Auto ISO with user-customizable ISO range limits
Shutter: 30-1/8000, 1/8000th maximum shutter speed
Max Aperture: 2.8
Dimensions: 5.6 x 4.1 x 3.2 in. (143 x 104 x 81 mm)
Weight: 25.8 oz (732 g) includes batteries
MSRP: $2,000.00 available around $1500.00 street price

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