Sony is going wild – next generation HDSLR A77 and A65 rumors

August 5th, 2011

After the Sony F3 that is shaking up the cinema market, the FS-100 that is shaking up the low budget high end video market, and the small 1080p60 Sony HX9v that is creating a lot of buzz Sony is apparently just getting warmed up and ready for another strike (it’s about time!).

The guy from Sonyalpha Rumors released some very intruiging info on the upcoming Sony HDSLR cameras. He says that these cameras will be announced on August 24th (in Tokyo) and were created with video shooting in mind (we couldn’t say such a thing about a Canon DSLR huh?).

Sonyalpha Rumors:
That means that the new sensor and the new BIOZ processor have been optimized to avoid artifacts like the weird jello effect.

They’re said to work fully manually and support the AVCHD version 2.0 standard which apparently lets you store 60p in 1080p mode. Well, it would be about time. Unfortunately it’s still only 28bit.

Here’s possible pricing:
-Sony Alpha 77 body only = 1050€
-Sony Alpha 65 body only = 900€

The A77 is rumored to be released on September 16th in Japan along with the NEX-7 and early October for the rest of the world.

And here are the specs:

A77
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
Multi Frame NR
SD card (no CF!)

A65 (differences with the A77)
A77 has 19 point AF system with 11 cross sensors while the A65 has only 3 cross sensors.
A77 can do 12 fps while the A65 can do 10fps.
A77 has new 3 way tilting LCD, A65 has “classic” tilting LCD
A77 can do 50 ISO while A65 can not.
The A77 has a magnesium body while the A65 has not.
The A77 has 1/8000 shutter while A65 has a 1/4000 shutter
The A77 has a top LCD screen while the A65 has it not.
The A77 is Dust and Moisture proof while the A65 is not

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