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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:37 pm 
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It's strange - and I haven't really been able to figure out why it's different from others. It isn't ISO related, as there is no difference in the display in main-sensor live view from 200-12800. Aperture-wise, as far as I know all live view systems display a wide open aperture view - though in the case I was referring to, everyone was using similar lenses, all wide open - so that shouldn't have been any different. There is also no stagger, display, tearing, or any motion blur or lag during this display mode - it is real-time, full video-style frame rate, extremely bright. I'm guessing Sony has gained up the sensitivity significantly for this feed, and combined with a good, high-res LCD it displays fairly grain-free and bright. Having tried a NEX and several Sony P&S models, none come close - the NEX I would have expected to be identical since it is a main-sensor live view feed off an APS-C sensor, but it isn't as bright and well lit even with a fast lens as the A550 is under these conditions. Honestly, you have to see it to believe it - maybe someone else with an A5xx can try main sensor live view mode at night or in a very dark room and tell me if theirs too is extraordinarily bright and clear.

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A little bird told me there'll be more on the 500mm f/4 next week. Full announcement? Not sure, but it's about time isn't it?

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A lot of people seem to thing that this is a genuine photo of the upcoming A77.
Looks great to me.

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SAR seems to think it is fake image. I'm not sure on that button layout if true, feels like they just sprinkled them randomly on the back.

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pricing...

Ylovephoto.com found that french A77 and A65 leak at the bottom of page 36 in Réponses Photo (a french magazine). Those are the leaked info and prices:

Sony Alpha 77 + 16-50mm f/2.8 SAM = 1800€
Sony Alpha 77 body only = 1050€
Sony Alpha 65 + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM = 1000€
Sony Alpha 65 body only = 900€


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Ooh, to update myself from earlier, SAR have now rated the body images as SR5 or "almost certain".

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You know, the button I find really odd, is the one between the 'Fn' button, and the 'play' button...It looks a lot like the intelligent teleconverter one (or whatever it is called) on my A350...:?

Would like to see a topside shot, too...

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SAR now says the A77 may feature up to 12 FPS.

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7th item down ...

http://www.dewinkel.nl/4_sony

http://www.dewinkel.nl/sony-slt-a77/433 ... 8-ssm.html



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24.3 MP Exmor HD CMOS sensor
19 points AF sensor with 11 cross sensors
ISO 100-16000, with expandeable ISO 50 option
1920 x 1080 60p/24p AVCHD 2.0
P/A/S/M manual controls while recording video
1200 zone metering
Completely new developed Bionz processor
12 fps
1/8000 shutter speed
TrueBlack 921k 3-way tilt LCD
3 million dot OLED viewfinder
Smart teleconverter function with 1.4x and 2.0x option
Built-in flash
Built-in GPS
Battery life with over over 500 shots
Magnesium alloy body
Dust and Moisture proof
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Admittedly, the specifications do sound very good :)...

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The "new" EVF doesn't look as electric as on the other SLT's, which is nice. Lots of info there, reminds me of a HUD display on a pilot's visor.

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It does look good indeed :). Wonder what the thing between the S and the SteadyShot Inside is though. An auto EVF brightness thing or so ?

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"An auto EVF brightness thing or so ?"

The logo does resemble the diopter adjustment wheel ... or not.


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EVF refresh/tracking/blackout, and battery life, will be the two biggest deciding factors for me...those are the two areas I'm most worried about based on the A33/55 that would keep me from the A77. Then I'd have to have my fears alleviated of possible translucent mirror ghosting issues on very long exposures at night with specular highlights, since it appears it won't offer a mirror flip-up mode for that type of shooting.

Give me an EVF battery life of at least 1,000, an EVF that can pan and track while focusing and firing burst without a slideshow delay, and the ghosting issue solved...and I'll likely have one. Otherwise, it's A580 or wait to see if any OVFs reappear in Sony's future.

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Regarding the blackout - the only blackout I can think of is the shutter...So it should be a very short blackout, as there is no moving mirror anymore.

Regarding the slideshow delay - wasn't this a problem with the A55 which happened if you turned on "image review after capture" or so ? With this turned off I don't think it'll be a problem, to be honest.

And as far as the ghosting is concerned...I wonder if it could be resolved by using a coating on the 'translucent' mirror, like on a lens :) ?

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