Monday, October 3, 2011


The A77 sports a new 24.3MP Exmor APS-C sized sensor, the world's first OLED electronic viewfinder in a DSLR, and a 3-inch 921,600-dot LCD monitor that flips down and swivels -- mounted on an armature that lets it extend away from the body and rise up, so that you can face it forward for self-portraits. Oh, and it also includes all the whiz-bang features that Sony has been building into all of its cameras lately, such as Auto HDR, which combines three shots of different exposures to expand the dynamic range of the resulting image; Handheld Twilight, which combines six low-light shots in order to reduce noise; and Sweep Panorama, which stitches together slivers of many exposures for a super-wide panorama.

The price for all of this? Body only, the A77 sells for $1,400. That's about $200 less than Canon's EOS 7D and Nikon's D300s.

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