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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 August 2011 at 21:07
Originally posted by sybersitizen sybersitizen wrote:

It's premature to say the flash delay specifically has been addressed, although we can hope.


Originally posted by travelshots travelshots wrote:

It was tested in a German preview video and they reported that there is no delay. See this video at 08:22 ff.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJXq2amwrko&feature=related


Looks good, thanks. I hope the A65 behaves the same.
 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 August 2011 at 21:05
Originally posted by blackworx blackworx wrote:

Finally got round to reading the dpReview preview article and the associated comments on the last page... My goodness there are a lot of pixel peepers on there!


Especially considering it's still pre-production. No image quality analysis can be fair until the final product is released.

So far the A77 looks like an amazing camera at that price. My only complaints would be:

-Lack of SSS switch. How will I remember it it's on or off now, and I hate menu diving to change settings.

-SD instead of CF cards. I like the bigger cards, especially when wearing gloves (I shoot in the cold a lot) plus I already own plenty of CF and no SD

And my biggest problem: No meter mode switch. This one really bugs me, I flip back and forth between spot and center-weighted all the time with my A700. Hopefully it is possible to map a custom button to that.

All in all though, like I said seems like an fantastic tool for the price, I will definitely consider it, especially for sports and wildlife, I mean 12 fps with AF
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 August 2011 at 20:54
Originally posted by rsf3127 rsf3127 wrote:

Could someone give me a precise description of the differences between a65 & a77?


A65 vs. A77
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 August 2011 at 20:52
Originally posted by rsf3127 rsf3127 wrote:

Could someone give me a precise description of the differences between a65 & a77?
I checked in imagingresource.com, but there seems to be more than what they describe in the text.
I am glad to have chosen alpha mount over canikon. It seems that I am about to get a nice FF body (a850) at bargain prices from you guys who will jump to SLT .

Thank you in advance.


here is what i compiled so far.. if there are more, someone please add:

    Magnesium alloy body
    Weather sealed
    Microfocus Adjust
    Top LCD
    Rear control Wheel
    3 way tilt rear LCD
    12 fps
    A77 - 19 point AF w/ 11 cross type points vs. A65 - 15 point AF w/ 3 cross type points
    A77 1/8000 max shutter speed vs. A65 1/4000
    A77 has AF flash assist
    A77 has joystick navigation
    Customizable upper and lower ISO limits
    A77 has flash sync socket

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 August 2011 at 20:49
Finally got round to reading the dpReview preview article and the associated comments on the last page... My goodness there are a lot of pixel peepers on there!
C&C always appreciated
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 August 2011 at 20:46
Originally posted by sybersitizen sybersitizen wrote:

It's premature to say the flash delay specifically has been addressed, although we can hope.


It was tested in a German preview video and they reported that there is no delay. See this video at 08:22 ff.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJXq2amwrko&feature=related

Originally posted by sybersitizen sybersitizen wrote:


The receiver is on the front of the grip.


I hope so, but I am not sure because that window that contained the IR sensor for remote control at the A700 now contains the grip sensor. Certainly it is possible that it contains both.
 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 August 2011 at 20:45
Originally posted by Tervueren Tervueren wrote:

Sony Alpha A77 Body L559

I think someones gonna get it in the neck lol
If you look closely, it has the a33/55 product description, hehehe. Likely it's the placeholder for the real thing :-)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 August 2011 at 20:36
Originally posted by Mariani Mariani wrote:

I'm a portrait and landscape guy. But the video feature of the A77 is just too much for me to pass up. We'll see, I may end up keeping my A850. After contemplating, I'm probably gonna get my hands on a A77 before I jump the gun and sell off the A850
The A77 has an APS-C sensor vs the fullframe sensor in the A850. If you switch, do you have the equivalent lenses to move to the smaller snesor and shot the same subjects as you do today?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 August 2011 at 20:31
Could someone give me a precise description of the differences between a65 & a77?
I checked in imagingresource.com, but there seems to be more than what they describe in the text.
I am glad to have chosen alpha mount over canikon. It seems that I am about to get a nice FF body (a850) at bargain prices from you guys who will jump to SLT .

Thank you in advance.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 August 2011 at 20:21
Sony Alpha A77 Body L559

I think someones gonna get it in the neck lol
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 August 2011 at 20:07
Originally posted by JimK JimK wrote:

Originally posted by benito benito wrote:

After reading the reviews, I'm very excited about this camera. I'm sure it will be on the christmas gift list for many of us. The $500 price difference between the A77 and the A65, make the lower camera a very good option and value. I'm also quite pleased that the battery has remained the same as previous cameras.
For me there is to great a loss of functionality between the A77 and the A65. Not to mention going from environmental sealing magnesium body in the A77 to non-sealing plastic body in the A65.
If I determined that the price of the A77 was too great, I would go with the A580 and OVF. EVF is simply not that important, even with some of the plusses it creates for the A77.
In my opinion the biggest downside of α65 compared to α77 is the user interface, which seems to be 1:1 of α33/55. As I own α55 in addition to α900 and α700 I have quite frequently been bit frustrated with α55's UI - the things I miss most from high end alphas are lack of AF/MF-button and slow AF point selection. Thus it seems clear what camera model I'm going to buy next...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 August 2011 at 20:03
Originally posted by almassengale almassengale wrote:

"I'm gonna sell my A850 at the end of Sept for the A77. I dunno if it will be a "Upgrade" or "Downgrade", but the specs of the A77 are just downright amazing even if it is APS-C."

Given that you aren't sure if the A77 would be an upgrade why would you sell your camera to switch? I don't know what you shoot but for me as a landscape/portrait person i'd much rather have a monster OVF and a FF sensor. If you shoot action (which I doubt given that you have an A850) I can understand it better.


I'm a portrait and landscape guy. But the video feature of the A77 is just too much for me to pass up. We'll see, I may end up keeping my A850. After contemplating, I'm probably gonna get my hands on a A77 before I jump the gun and sell off the A850

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 August 2011 at 20:02
Originally posted by Mariani Mariani wrote:

I'm gonna sell my A850 at the end of Sept for the A77. I dunno if it will be a "Upgrade" or "Downgrade", but the specs of the A77 are just downright amazing even if it is APS-C.


I suppose it depends on how you use your camera. I just spent the day with my 850 and ZA135, shooting fully body shots at a distance, at f1.8 and I know that no matter how good the a77 is, I wouldn't be able to achieve the same results with its aps-c sensor.

That said I feel the a77 is interesting insofar as it might (or might not) be suggestive of Sony's next full frame camera which I'm sure we can eagerly await for sometime in 2013.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 August 2011 at 20:01
Originally posted by Tervueren Tervueren wrote:

Seems a good number to stop on


if only.....................................................
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