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    A77 Images

    Here is a link to images of the A77 which is scheduled to be released on 8/24/2011. I might put my A580 up for sale if it does get released this week. http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/4162...ictures-leaked

    Frank

    PS The release date was posted on another site don't know if it is true!!!
    Sony A77
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    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

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    Lightbulb The switch from switches - more menu-diving

    Thanks, Frank, for posting this.

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    This camera Looks just like a common Nikon or Canon lack-of-original-concept camera. There's no serious distinction between this and any other SONY body! Nice... does SONY want me to go to Canon or Nikon? What advantage do I have staying with a camera that just subtracted a lot of practical functionality and turned itself into an iPhone with a removable lens?

    With that movable LCD, I would have put some additional recessed switches under it, not removed any (see below)... so that us "not particularly-keen-on-using-a-menu" types would not have to use a drop-down solution for a shot. I figure they could have gotten 6 bi-functional switches under that thing. Maybe some lighting control for the RF-sync that is STILL missing from the camera.

    I put "?" marks on them ... so people could maybe figure their own custom "mapping" of them and not be left to SONY's outstanding decision-making.

    Call the feature... "Expose the real power behind your α77!"

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    Anyway, camera body-space or 'real estate' that is that clear and devoid of anything just... well, it makes no sense to me. I say, fill it up! It is a protected area.. no accidental finger strikes (unlike the other crowded switch locations). Most advanced photographers just love switches... and they are cheap. This is an α7xx-series camera... without switches, it kind of sucks. SONY(Minolta) is not Canon or Nikon. Quit looking like them. Fire those design guys... get the original Minolta-squad back. Make mine "bristle" with creative control that I do not have to hunt through. Some photography simply is not that patient, my friends.

    The menu should be for static settings... not "on-the-fly" image decision-making. That is what separates a "photographer" from "some guy with a camera."

    C'mon, folks... let's have some practical thinking with this advanced technology... not a bunch of also-rans. Geesh. Design-guys, go get a sandwich. Your baby is NOT UGLY ENOUGH.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 08-23-2011 at 03:10 PM. Reason: added image for space use
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    Don't jump too quick, Frank. It's only slated for "announcement" tomorrow and October in the shops, I think.
    Wait for the reviews before you do anything, there are still unknowns to quantify.

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    I think my cousin is looking for a camera. I will wait till just before Xmas and then see if he wast to buy it. I will give him my kit lens with it. (I know ice in the winter) LOL

    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

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    Here is another link comparing it to the 7D. http://sonya77.com/

    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

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    Lightbulb Here's the promo video from Amazon

    Amazon a77 video

    12fps ... 19pt quick AF with 11 cross-sensors @ 24MP APS HD CMOS Sensor

    60p video capture

    $1,399... dig deep, folks

    I feel this is an import excerpt from a review done by Carl Garrard, over at AlphaMountWorld.com

    What A700 upgraders will gain:

    * Higher sustained metered/w/autofocus frame rate (8fps vs 5), 12fps program AF (metering and most manual control is locked)
    * More resolution 24.3 mp vs. 12.3mp
    * Full time phase detection Auto Focus
    * More AF points and double cross points (19 total 11 cross vs 9 total 1 center cross)
    * Face Detection
    * Smile shutter
    * 11 Artistic Jpeg Art Filters, 26 variations
    * Live View (and all of its wonderful advantages)
    * Multi Angle LCD Screen (same resolution)
    * Top Mounted LCD w/Illumination
    * 1.09x 2.35 Million Dot OLED EVF viewfinder (and all of its wonderful advantages)
    * ISO range slightly increased (100-25,200 with MFNR, without 50-16,000)
    * Lens Autofocus accuracy adjustment/correction
    * Lens distortion correction (CA/distortion/vignetting) for Alpha lenses only
    * Greater bracketing range 1/3 - 3 ev (Adds a 2 ev setting)
    * Movie recording HD full/w/Dolby Digital Stereo Audio
    * Focus Peaking (relatively new Sony-only live view AF assist)
    * Rear Magnesium Body Panel (yes the A700's was plastic)
    * Claimed 1 stop improvement in Image Stabilization
    * Sweep Panorama (3D as well)
    * Multi-Frame Noise Reduction (MFNR)
    * Auto HDR
    * On Board GPS
    * Three Customizable Buttons
    * Shutter Rating at 150,000 Cycles


    What A700 upgraders will lose:

    * Battery life (rating with EVF is 470 shots, LCD is 530 shots (both CIPA)
    * An Optical Viewfinder (and all its wonderful advantages)
    * Buffer Size (per Sony's specs) 11 shots only raw+jpeg, 13 raw, 18 jpeg
    * Noise Reduction OFF setting for Jpegs (only low available now)
    * Direct Manual Focus
    * Extra card slot (only one total on the A77)
    * 1/3rd stop of light gathering (due to fixed mirror)

    What Remains the Same:

    * Program Auto Mode (no program shift)
    * No weather/dust resistant lenses
    * Dust reduction system
    * No PC control (Tethering)
    * Temperature range rating (still 32-104 degrees)
    * Kelvin WB low still 2,500
    * Flash Sync Speed
    * Low light AF sensitivity (still -1ev)
    * Flash system overall

    * 1/8000th Max Shutter Speed

    * Quick Navi Menu System Stays with the A77

    --> I have to hand it to them... they snuck the Customizable buttons in on me. Way to go... this time.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 08-23-2011 at 10:50 PM.
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    Lightbulb For the current economy... the SLT-a65 may be the better deal

    Frank,

    After reading Carl's review of the two cameras, the α77 ($1399) and the α65 ($899), and what they offer... pound for pound, the α65 actually sounds like the "real deal."

    The rather minor reductions in what the α65 offers...


    *24.3mp Resolution
    *2.35 Million Dot OLED EVF w/1.09x Magnification 100% View
    *Quick-Navi Menu System
    *11 Picture Effect Jpeg Filters, 15 variations
    *15 Point AF system w/3 cross points
    *Auto-HDR
    *Multi-Frame Noise Reduction
    *ISO 100-16,000 (w/MFNR enabled to 25,600)
    *1/4000th Second Max Shutter Speed
    *1/160th Max Flash Sync Speed
    *10fps Cont. Adv. Priority AE mode/8fps sustained in any mode
    *60/24fps 1080p AVCHD Video w/manual control
    *Handheld Twilight
    *Host of auto scene modes
    *510evf/560lcd rated battery life (higher than α77 per specs from Sony)
    *Price- $899
    *Tough Polycarbonate Body w/stainless steel internal frame

    *Two buttons are customizable

    *Weight is 543 grams (empty) vs. 653 grams (empty) for the α77

    versus the massive $500 price difference between the two offerings... almost makes it a no-brainer, IMO, for the cost conscious shooter. Hell, even I am torn if I do go for this... "upgrade" in the APS-C sensor camera. The "deal breaker" for me is the VG-77 "Vertical Grip"... I gotsta have it! The α65 does not have a VG.

    There's nothing like a little controversy...

    Man, they sure do have the field covered... α77, α65, NEX 7.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 08-23-2011 at 10:57 PM.
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    Imaging Resource also did a rather thorough review of the α77 camera, which might help.

    Seems to be a real contender... maybe even a precedent setter.
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    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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    don wanting more buttons, gadgets and general knobery...not surprising.
    no talk of those BADASS nex cameras...very surprising...
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