|Akio Morita, the founing father of Sony Corp. Image: blog.megafounder.com|
Sony is a company that still holds fast to the vision of Akio Morita, the founding father of Sony, which Sony will always innovating to deliver a wide range of advanced products and unique, and if necessary more unique than other brands. You will always enjoy the innovation both in the field of television, audio-video, as well as in the field of gadgets and digital cameras. Sony also wants to follow the success of Samsung, Canon, Nikon or Olympus and Panasonic. That's why Sony is getting serious about developing its camera division.
After announcing A7, A7R and A7S, Sony announced a new camera called the Alpha 77 II. As the name suggests, the Sony Alpha 77 II is an update of the Alpha 77 DSLR camera launched in 2011 and now is no longer manufactured. However, you can still find the Sony Alpha 77 camera shop in your town or at the trusted online store. This camera is indeed interesting to have, and you can get it at a price lower than the price ketia Alpha 77 was first launched.
Almost the same as the previous generation, the Sony Alpha 77 II still uses sensor 24.3 MP Exmor APS -C but supported Bionz processor X. This processor is able to offer higher sensitivity to produce more detailed images and reduce noise. X Bionz processor is also used on other recent cameras, the Sony A7, A7 S and A7R. The Mark II gains a range of subject identifying technologies that Sony has introduced in recent models. As such, it offers Eye-AF, rather than just face detection. The Alpha 77 II becomes the first Sony that lets you determine how doggedly the camera should stick with the current focus point.
The A77 II is powered with OLED Tru-Finder, 3 -inch LCD display, dust and moisture resistant and backed NFC to share images to smartphones and tablets. Sony Alpha A77 II offers ISO higher than the previous generation, ie, 16000-26600. The Sony Alpha 77 II also has the ability to record video at 60p and 24p in 1080.
If you want to make a movie or a video clip, you can surely rely on this new camera as the Sony Alpha 77 II also has the ability to record video at 60p and 24p in 1080. Movie or video that you have created can certainly be shown on television Ultra HD or Full HD, both on Sony Bravia TV and other high-definition television. This camera is an update of the Alpha 77. The Sony Alpha A77 II complemented by the OLED Tru-Finder, 3-inch LCD display, features dustproof, and supported NFC connectivity for sharing images to smartphones and tablets.
Sony Alpha 77 II has 79 AF points, which combined with the most advanced autofocus system that has never existed in previous Sony professional cameras. The AF technology in this camera has the ability to tracking moving objects. Other upgrades include a menu function 'Quick Navi Pro', but the biggest change is the increase in autofocus, which combines with the ability to shoot up to 60 JPEGs at 12 frames per second, so you can make a picture with a higher speed.
Sony SLT-A77 II key features:
24 Megapixel CMOS Sensor with gapless, offset microlenses
79 point AF module with 15 cross-type AF points, covering 40% of frame
Increased control over AF behavior
AF Micro Adjust
12fps continuous shooting with autofocus (up to 60 JPEGs)
1080p60 movies with autofocus
Audio level monitoring during movie shooting
2.4M dot OLED viewfinder
Pull-out three-hinge tilt/swivel 1.23m dot White Magic LCD screen
Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC
1/8000th maximum shutter speed, shutter rated for 150,000 actuations
ISO 100 - 25,600 (Extendable down to 50, and up to 51,200 with multi-image combination)
Auto ISO customization
Optional, profile-based correction of vignetting, chromatic aberrations and geometric distortion
Top panel LCD
Stereo microphone and external mic socket
|Sony Alpha 77 II design. Image: dpreview.com|
Sony Alpha 77 II is scheduled to be available in June 2014. Sony Alpha 77 II (body only) priced at US$ 1,200 or US$ 1,800 if you buy a Sony A 77 II with a lens 16-50mm f/2.8. The presence of this new camera will surely attract the attention of the enthusiast photography. Apparently Sony is getting serious for the camera with the goal of developing upper middle market.
It is true, often people say that the products manufactured by Sony as well as the PlayStation, Sony Bravia TV or Sony smartphone, the Sony cameras are also known to have a design and a great price, but Sony usually provide features and services which very good, so it could compete with various other brands. Do you also think the same? However, you can still always compare Sony Alpha 77 II with other cameras like Panasonic GH4 or Nikon D800E.