Transparent Sony A77 Hands-On

March 8, 2011 | Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras | 7 Comments | |
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Sony are showing off a transparent prototype of their upcoming replacement for the A700 DSLR, widely rumoured to be called the A77, at the Focus on Imaging show. Bigger than the more dimunitive A55 and A33 models, the A700 replacement will use the same SLT translucent mirror technology. We have some hands-on photos of the transparent A77 camera in our gallery, including a side-by-side comparison with the earlier model that was shown last year at Photokina.

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#1 boib

Cool. My mom would freak out if she had it. Please visit my blog. It is

11:21 am - Tuesday, March 8, 2011


SONY is incurring in the same error as the competency: de upper LCD status panel. Occupying a useful space for more direct command buttons or dials, it shows the same information than the rear LCD monitor.
So it is a step backwards than A700 or KM-7D

SONY A33 and KM-7D user.

2:04 pm - Thursday, March 10, 2011

#3 Fuzzphoto

@Cutangus: the A700 has 4 buttons in that area. This prototype has 6, AND a top LCD. How is that a step backwards?

12:31 am - Saturday, March 12, 2011

#4 Genaro Diaz , fotografo boda

Good nights.
I believe that Sony was creating a great camera.

8:10 pm - Tuesday, March 29, 2011

#5 Alan

Hope it not a waste for video like the rest of the sony a series. Returned the a55 because it overheated after 6 minutes of video. This was in May 2011, so I expect the same garbage for video in the a77. Such as shame as the photo end was good. Overheating in the middle of shooting your kids is simply poor.

12:29 am - Monday, May 30, 2011

#6 Ben

The a55 goes much longer for both video and rapid shooting if you are using a sigma OS lens like the Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM... it also has much better performance with the new Delkin Elite SDHC 633 UHS-I Memory Cards. The write times are fast enough to keep up with rapid sports shooting and reduce the lag when switching from taking pictures to video in wedding settings.

5:01 am - Tuesday, June 7, 2011

#7 Sony Nex 7

I believe Sony has hit a home run with this one. I feel most DSLR's are going to start to look more and more like this.

10:00 pm - Sunday, September 11, 2011