Sources familiar with the matter are reporting that the Sony A77II A-mount camera with an APS-C image sensor will be only an “incremental update” over its predecessor, the Sony A77.
There are plenty of sources out there who are claiming that Sony will introduce a new A-mount camera at the beginning of May.
The shooter is said to serve as a replacement for the A77 and to be called A77II. It will be an “Alpha” A-mount camera with Single Lens Translucent technology, not mirrorless like reported in a not so distant past.
Sony A77II rumored to be an incremental update over the A77
Once thought to be a major upgrade over the A77, the new Sony A77II will take the role of an “incremental update” over its predecessor, a sources says.
The company’s fans had been hoping that the PlayStation maker will revolutionize the SLR market by adding exciting new features into its mid-range A-mount shooter. However, this is far from being true, inside sources are now claiming.
It appears that the A77 successor will sport an improved 24-megapixel APS-C image sensor, while everything else in the camera has been enhanced to make it a speedy shooter.
This is something that we have heard on numerous occasions, so now it is pretty obvious that the A77II will sport a fast autofocus system, high-speed continuous shooting mode, and zero electronic viewfinder lag among others.
New Sony A77II camera coming on May 1 or 2
Sony is scheduled to begin the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition on May 1. The Japan-based manufacturer is poised to announce the SLT camera on May 1 or 2 during the event.
The 2014 SWPA exhibition will take place at the Somerset House in London, UK. The overall winner of the contest will be revealed and will receive a Sony mirrorless camera as well as a cash prize.
About the Sony SLT-A77
This mid-range camera has been around since August 2011. Almost three years have passed since it has replaced the Sony A700 with a 24.3-megapixel APS-C sensor and a continuous shooting mode of 12fps.
The A77 sports an OLED TruFinder electronic viewfinder and a 3-inch LCD screen on the back. It is powered by a BIONZ processor and its ISO sensitivity ranges between 50 and 25,600.
It is still a good camera available with a price reduction at Amazon, as it is available for an amount below $800 at the retailer, down from the original price of $1,100.