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  1. #1
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    Sony A77 update!!

    New news on the A77 release!! http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr4-s...-the-kit-lens/

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    Good post, Frank
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    Can't see that price of $1100 myself, unless it's Body only.
    Just to put that in perspective, B&H are selling the A580 at $899.99 so, unless the A580 price gets slashed, $1100 undermines the value of the A77.
    Consider also...
    * DSLR shortages due to Japanese earthquake and ongoing disruption due to Fukushima.
    * Initial price is always inflated to rip off the early adopters.
    * The A77 will sell like hotcakes unless it's a real dog.

    I'd also put to bed any idea that the kit lens will be the rumoured SAL1650(?Z) 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM (possibly Zeiss).
    The SAL-1680Z 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 retails at $749.99.
    Who here thinks the new lens will be any cheaper?

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    I won't be buying one.......

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    ???

    Frank
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    I might!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peekayoh View Post
    * The A77 will sell like hotcakes unless it's a real dog.
    why would you think that ? just curious.
    no sony dslr, (or SLT for that matter), has sold like hotcakes really so just curious why this one would be so very much different ?
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    Cool The 7-series rule

    Minolta had a long standing tradition of deliver a terrific camera in the 7-series. if you wanted cutting edge "anything", you found it there first, for the pro-sumer.

    As far back as the Maxxum 7000 (1985), the "electric camera" was cutting edge, with a working AF system and A-mount lenses to match. Canon and Nikon were caught flat-footed and raced to catch up to this impressive advancement in the art/industry. Its legacy reaches forward to this very day.

    The Maxxum 7000i (1988) was the first camera with an intelligent card system

    The Konica-Minolta 7D (2005) was the first camera to have stabilization inside the body. setting a powerful standard in maintain legacy to the previous 20 years of A-mount lenses.

    The release of SONY A700, once again, reinvigorates the pro-sumer industry with an ergonomically designed system with a 12.2 MP and ISO 6400. Its reasonably priced design makes solid inroads in the Nikon/Canon marketshare.

    The SONY SLT-A77 may prove to be a "standard" by which all future cameras are measured, by incorporation of through-the-mirror imaging, impressive high speed shutter capability, equally impressive sensor response and, of course, all the bells and whistles we have come to expect from this level of camera body.

    It is larger than the 3/5-series bodies and should have a vertical grip available, for even better power management and who knows what could be added to that part?

    When it comes to SONY/Minolta... the 7-series are the cameras to bet on. No one can say that SONY didn't take their time with getting this one to market. There has been no 7-series available for going on 18 months.
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    Rooz, perhaps I should have included "like hotcakes in the Sony world" but I was talking to a largely Sony audience here in the Sony forum. Even so, you have to remember that, in the UK and Europe, Sony are much stronger that where you are and the interest in SLT and NEX is very evident; even in Japan where Sony have been largely disregarded, the A55 and NEX have a presence in the top twenty listing.

    My remarks were centered around the rumoured price of the A77 and asking why would Sony undermine the price given the factors mentioned and that it is such a long awaited beast. Cameras invariably drop by 20% or so fairly quickly after the initial interest tails off and a street price of $900 seems highly unlikely, to me at least. Do I expect the A77 to make inroads into the CaNikon markets? no I don't, but the arrival of SLT and NEX have certainly excited a lot of interest which is having an effect on entry level markets.

    It seems quite likely that the A77 will be oversubscribed at launch but the long term success of the A77 is something we won't know until we get our hands on the camera.

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    Yeah, i get you now peter. I think the slt breakthru has happened and while i think the a77 is intersting to see what it brings to the slt table, i cant see any epic changes coming. The biggest question is whether or not traditional slr users will switch to slt on the back of the a77.

    Don, the a700 wqs important to sony, that i agree with cos they produced a competant dslr. In the context of the industry though it was a blip on the radar.
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