Sony Unveils Second-Generation Alpha A77 ILC

Sony recently unveiled the Alpha A77 II interchangeable lens camera that features a translucent mirror design. Replacing the Sony Alpha A77, the A77 II sports a 24.3MP Exmor CMOS sensor featuring a gapless on-chip lens structure that also used in the A7R and the Alpha A6000 ILCs. The chip offers greater sensitivity with an ISO range of 100-25600, which is around 20% higher than its predecessor…



Sony recently unveiled the Alpha A77 II interchangeable lens camera that features a translucent mirror design.

Replacing the Sony Alpha A77, the A77 II sports a 24.3MP Exmor CMOS sensor featuring a gapless on-chip lens structure that also used in the A7R and the Alpha A6000 ILCs. The chip offers greater sensitivity with an ISO range of 100-25600, which is around 20% higher than its predecessor.

The Exmor sensor on the A77 II is complemented by a BIONZ X image processor that offers up to three times the performance of the previous Bionz engine. At the back of the camera is a 2.36 million dot resolution electronic OLED Tru-Finder and a tilting 3-inch TFT LCD screen.

Sony also claims that the A77 II packs one of the fastest focusing systems in the compact camera system market. Using 79 autofocus points with 14 crossing sensors, the A77 II is able to capture 60 full-res photos at a maximum rate of 12 frames per second.

Just like other interchangeable lens in the price range, the A77 II is capable of capturing 1080p videos at 50 and 24p. The Sony A77 II will be available starting in June for around US$1940 with a 16-50mm f/2.8 kit lens ($1293 for the body only).

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