Sony A77, A65 DSLRs release date soon? Price and Specs leaked
Sony has been on a camera release spree and they’ve been paying more attention to their translucent mirror models. Sony may soon announce the launch of new Alpha 77 and Alpha 65 DSLRs, according to new images of the Sony cameras posted online.
The Sony Alpha Rumors blog has obtained images of production models of the Sony A77 and Sony A65 from a souce who claims the Sony DSLRs will be announced in August. No idea on the release date for either model, but we do know that it has been pushed back simply because of production issues that were affected because of the tsunami and Fukushima disasters in March earlier this year.
Beyond the picture itself, some additional information was posted by SonyAlphaRumors that tells us a little bit about what we can expect. The Alpha 65 will replace the current Alpha 55 whereas the Alpha 77 will replace Sony’s Alpha 700 DSLR. It’s pretty clear from this that Sony is betting on its SLT technology in favour of more traditional DSRL technology and it’ll be interesting to see what improvements Sony has implemented in the new models.
The Alpha 77 will have a new 24 Megapixel APS-C size sensor and it’s meant to deliver the best ISO performance we’ve seen from a DSLR type camera to date with an expected ISO range from 100 to 102,400. It also has a dual core Bionz processor and it’s able to capture more than 10 fps. It also has a new 3 million dot OLED EVF (note that the resolution of camera displays and EVF’s aren’t talking about resolution, but actual pixel dots which should make this roughly a 1 Megapixel EVF) which is said to be a vast improvement over the EVF in the current SLT cameras with next to no noticeable lag or flickering. The Alpha 77 is also said to feature a new, ultra-fast 11 cross AF points and USB 3.0 connectivity, a first for a DSLR type camera as far as we’re aware.
As for the Alpha A65, this will be an upgrade to the A55. According to the person who leaked such information, the A65 is not too far away from the A77 itself, save for the lack of a top LCD viewfinder or the magnesium alloy body.
The Alpha 77 is expected to retail for around US$1,000 body only and the Alpha 65 should end up close to the same pricing as the Alpha 55. Sony is also expected to launch a high-end NEX model as well as a successor to the NEX-VG10 camcorder sometime later this year. For a few more expected details, hit up the source link.