Sony A77 DSLR Announced

The Sony A77 is the new replacement for the previous Sony A700 DSLR.

One of the more obvious changes to looks to be a transparent case although this is just a teaser image for now. One of the big changes is that this particular digital SLR camera uses a transparent mirror inside. This mirror is the same one that first showed up last year on the A55 and A33 cameras. What the transparent mirror does is allow for real-time autofocus when capturing both stills and HD video.

The A77 uses an Exmor CMOS sensor behind the mirror and is capable of capturing 20 megapixel images, or thereabouts as the official count hasn’t been revealed just yet.

Other items also announced include a battery grip and flash although no specifics have been provided just yet.

The shipping date is expected to be later on this year and the prices for the camera and accessories have not been provided just yet.

The A77 is certainly well worth looking out for when it arrives although we suspect the price tag wont be too small for this one.

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