Sony Bets On Speed for the New Alpha 77
Three years after releasing the Alpha 77, Sony has finally given us the successor – the Alpha 77 II with a 24.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, maximum ISO of 25,600, Full HD video capability and a powerful BIONZ X processor.
However, the most exciting features of the camera are its emphasis on speed. The new AF sensor boasts of 79 Phase Detection AF points, which is a first for any camera on the market. The camera also lets you shoot at 12fps with continuous autofocus. Other functions like the Expanded Flexible Spot and Lock-on AF mode allow you to fine-tune the autofocus, especially in low light.
In fact, Sony are so serious about the new AF system that they have also included a picture of the AF sensor in their press materials –
Other notable features of the Alpha 77 II include a 3-inch tiltable LCD, a 2.35M-dot OLED ‘Tru-Finder’ EVF and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. The camera will be available for purchase in June 2014 at a price of $1200 (approx. Rs. 72,000) for the body only and $1800 (approx. Rs. 1.08 lakhs) for the body with the Sony DT 16–50mm f/2.8 SSM lens.Tags: Alpha, News, Sony, Sony Alpha 77 II