We have posted a couple of stories pertaining to Sony's upcoming A77 DSLR, but it seems that the latest leak that is currently circulating around the depths of cyberspace has revealed all of the information any serious photographer will want to know about the new DSLR. And from the looks of it, the leak only serves to confirm what many may have guessed – that the A77 is a professional camera which only photographers with deep pockets need apply, if its specifications are of any indication.
When we last visited Sony's upcoming A77 DSLR, word has it that the camera will feature an articulating LCD screen and a translucent mirror box, while the sensor will reportedly boast a resolution of 24 megapixels and is capable of supporting a very wide range of ISO speeds, as well as shooting 1080p AVCHD videos. Unfortunately, little more about the camera was revealed, and thus interest in the upcoming camera started to wane after a while.
That being said, the latest leak has suggested that those earlier reports were right on the money, for a report published by SonyAlphaRumors has revealed what is possibly the complete specifications list of the A77, along with a few addtional images of the camera itself.
Specs-wise, the report published on SonyAlphaRumors claims that the A77 will feature an Exmor HD CMOS sensor which is capable of capturing stills at the maximum resolution of 24.3 megapixels at ISO speeds from 100 to 16,000 with an expandeable option for ISO 50, while the autofocus sensor boasts support for up to 19 AF points with 11 cross sensors. In addition, the A77 can allegedly record 1080p videos at speeds of either 60fps or 24fps.
On the hardware side, the A77 will also allegedly feature a burst speed of up to 12fps, shutter speeds of up to 1/8000, a TrueBlack 921k three-way tilting LCD screen, a three million dot OLED viewfinder, a completely new Bionz processor, support for SD cards only and an electronic first shutter curtain. And apparently, the body alone, which is expected to be made available for sale in Europe and the US come mid-October, will reportedly cost photographers anywhere between US$1,000 to US$1,200.