The Sony A77 II is a new APS-C format SLT camera that continues the lines trend of using Sony’s Translucent Mirror Technology. The A77 II features a new AF system with 79 AF points and 15 cross-type AF points, along with a revised 24.3MP Exmor CMOS sensor with gapless on-chip lenses as found in the A7R and A6000. [Read more…]
A newly-leaked spy shot of a Hasselblad SLR looks to be yet another Sony camera with a fancy facelift. However, this time, the camera looks like an Alpha A-mount camera.
Rumored specs of the upcoming A77 successor, which will presumably carry the A79 badge suggest that it will sport a whopping 32MP APS-C sensor. Recall that prior rumors (which are still standing strong) pointed to an A-mount camera that eschewed the current translucent mirror technology in favor of a full-on mirrorless design. [Read more…]
The rumors have been out there for a while – Sony is done with the Translucent Mirror Technology and going full mirrorless in its Alpha A-mount cameras. As impressive as the Sony A77 and A99 have been, they may very well be a dying breed in the Sony Alpha lineup. A recently published patent application seems to offer solid support for these rumors as well. [Read more…]
The Sony SLT-A77: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide is a new book from Carol Roullard and Brian Matsumoto. In it, they “teach you how to obtain exceptional photographs and videos as they cover everything from the basics of using the camera’s automatic modes, to the more advanced aperture-priority, shutter-priority, program, and manual exposure modes.”
The Sony SLT-A77: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide retails for $34.95; however, it is currently available from Amazon for $19.06.
Below you will find this week’s firmware updates. Hit the manufacturer website links for more details and download instructions for the firmware. [Read more…]