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This is an interesting move by Sony as this DSLR is clearly directed at the video marketplace even although Sony have all angles covered with their VG10, FS100 and the F3.

The A77 DSLR sports a brand new sensor as yet we don’t know if it’s full frame or APS. A 3 million dot OLED LCD that has a swivel function…very useful. FULL HD recording in 60p, 50p, 25p and 24p. Conforms to AVCHD Two, this is a 28mbps rate rather than 24. Thats all the technical info we have at the moment.

UPDATE : According to rumors the A77 is supposed to feature dual BIONZ image processors, a 24MP image sensor, HIGH ISO performance (really high), a quick AutoFocus system with 11 AF points, an electronic OLED viewfinder with a whopping 3 million dot resolution, capabilities for recording full HD (1920 x 1080) video are expected, GPS functionality, and finally built-in USB 3.0 support (USB 3.0 offers up to 10x the performance of USB 2.0, and USB 3.0 is faster than FireWire 800).

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Before you run out and order the A77, have a read at my next blog (Friday) which involves two Canon D60s and a Sony FS100…this sobering story may save your bacon one day.



Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

3 thoughts on “The Sony A77 DSLR with 1080 50p Full HD

  1. I was considering a Canon D60 or the Panasonic GH2.

    Now with this and the Mark III possibly being announced next year, it may not be so bad after all to wait a bit.

  2. I too was about to purchase Panasonic gh2 after looking at Canon 60…. I suppose we are all waiting for that perfect camera/camcorder to come along, which probably wont, but we’ll wait anyway (again)….

  3. The A77 will have an APS sized sensor. However, many folks expect they will probably update their 35mm full-frame DSLR in 2012, and I can’t imagine it won’t do video as well. They’re also releasing a NEX 7, which has similar specs to the A77 and for me looks more interesting.

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