There were many different rumoured versions of the replacement for the A700 over the last couple of months … wait … it’s actually years! I haven’t really posted much about it as there were very little clarity on them. However, it seems that it is certain that the A77 will be the “successor” to the A700. It is not exactly the successor as it is strictly speaking not a dSLR.
What’s new? It utilizes Sony’s unique approach to their dSLR class cameras in using the SLT approach. SLT stands for Single Lens Translucent which basically the replacement of the optical viewfinder and the moving mirror that defines dSLRs.
- 24MP Exmor HD CMOS sensor (not sure how sharp the captured pictures will be!)
- 19 points AF
- ISO100-16000 (yes, 16,000)
- Full HD with AVCHD (see top beside top LCD)
- Full manual controls for video (cool)
- 12 fps
- Articulated 3in 'TruBlack' LCD with 912k dots
- Super-fast 1/8000 shutter speed
- 3 million dot OLED viewfinder (basically a built in EVF), compare this to the 1.14 million dot on the A55.
- Built-in GPS (picture states that it is there)
- Weather proof magnesium alloy body
- SD card, CF and Memory Card slots (can it really fit all 3?)
Other things that are rumoured to be announced include;
- A65 (also 24MP it seems!)
- 16-50 f2.8 (kit lens for the A77 and I presume A65 also)
- NEX-7 (you may find pictures online but also suppose to be 24MP!)
- NEX-5 replacement and EVF for it.