Digital cameras have evolved since the days they first made their way into the market. Today, a useful camera will allow realistic images, seamless videos, and ability to upload or download images to the web and vice versa. Sony A77II DSLR is one such new kid in town. The advanced digital camera is spiced up with some of the latest imaging technologies that allow many automatic sequences. Let’s find out what this new arrival is all about.
The camera shot into prominence due to its image quality. It offers an impressive 24.3 mega pixels with APS-C-sized Exmor CMOS sensor. The background defocusing effect also gets fortified. There is also low noise in the images. The images are compatible to dim lights. These are sensitive to meet the ISO 25600 standard – the ISO is the film’s sensitivity to light. The Sony model has an advanced BIONZ X image processor that produces high definition movies and high resolution images. For up to 26 RAW frames, the camera has able to produce a non-stop shooting operation of about 12 frames per second (fps). Photographers will now be able to provide their own creative setting through Picture Effect modes.
Apart from the BIONZ X processor and Exmor CMOS sensor, the camera is also aided with the Translucent Mirror technology that ensures that light is directed to the image sensor and focus sensor at the same time. By doing this, the camera becomes compatible with the 79-point AF system. In a nutshell, various technologies and utilities allow the camera to work seamlessly even during continuous video and photography operations. The camera supports various image editing properties, such as posterization of colors (either color or B&W), Pop Color, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), Retro Photo, High Contrast Monochrome, Rich-Tone Monochrome, HDR Painting, Watercolor, and Illustration modes. The Multi Frame NR allows the camera to pick up consecutive images at low ISO sensitivity mode and then frame them up into a single image with minimum amount of noise but higher amount of sensitivity. The camera has Wi-Fi-connectivity, XGA OLED Tru-Finder and Tilting WhiteMagic LCD screen, DT 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM zooming lens, and HD video recording capabilities.
Sony A77II DSLR is encased in lightweight yet sturdy magnesium alloy. The material does not attract dust or moisture. The ergonomically designed camera has dials and buttons in strategic positions to ensure that the fingers get easy access to the switches. There are 11 buttons that can be customized for 53 functions. The camera is durable as its shutter can perform its task at least 150,000 times. There is also a multi-interface accessory shoe that provides external flashes, supports video lights or microphones.
The images are sharp without the slightest feel of a camera shake when they are clicked by the cameraperson with mounted lens. The technology, SteadyShot INSIDE ensures images are stabilized. The results can be also viewed in EVF as well as in the LCD monitor. Consistent and accurate results of the images and videos are offered to allow the users to understand the quality of the images. This is ensured by a 1200-zone sensor that is used evaluate the result. Various options are considered, such as multi-segment, spot-metering, and center-weighted modes. To ensure that the images are aesthetically powerful, the camera is equipped with the Auto Object Framing utility. The shooting mode automatically checks the background scene and connects it with the objects in it and specifies whether it is a good shot or not.
There is a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 1650mAh and output voltage of 7.2V. It is quite handy and lightweight. There is no effect in the memory during charging or discharging the battery. There is a built-in micro processor that states the battery life instantly. The result is displayed on the camera’s LCD and the viewfinder.
The high-end and trendy piece is a bit pricy. However, Sony A77II DSLR digital camera can be also bought in a kit that consists of the camera and 16-50mm lens. The camera is packed with a battery, battery charger, camera body cap, and various accessories.
Users can check with the Sony Customer Care unit to know about manuals, ‘How to’ videos and tutorials, as well as warranty details. If needed one register the product and seek help from technical assistants.
|Auto Focus Points||79||Sensor Size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)|
|Maximun Shutter Speed||1/8000||Shooting Speed||12 fps|
|Maximum ISO||51200||Viewfinder Coverage||100|
|Shoots per battery||480||Build in Flash||Yes|
|Build in WIFI||Yes||Video Recording||Yes|
|Articulated LCD Screen||Yes||Live view mode||Yes|
|Memory Card Slot||1||Microphone||Yes|
|GPS Tagging Capability||No||Environmentally sealed||Yes|
|Weight||647g||Dimensions||143 mm x 104 mm x 81 mm|
|Date First Available||2015-06-25||Country Code||JP|
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