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http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/AA77/AA77A.HTM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/24/sony-alpha-a77-hands-on-preview-video/

http://forums.dpreview.com/news/1108/11082420sonyslta77preview.asp

Photos of camera: http://www.engadget.com/photos/sony-alpha-a77-hands-on/#4385083

Not trying to start any kind of war here because I know this forum is filled with Canon and Nikon shooters. But you can't deny the fact that having additional competition out there will push Canon and Nikon to really bring it with the 7D and D300S replacements.

The specs for this highly anticipated camera are pretty impressive for a $1400 body ($2000 w/ 16-50 f2.8 lens)

Highlights:
- 24.3 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS
-12 FPS AT 24 MP WITH AF!
-AVCHD Full 1080/60p - Best video recording DSLR camera on the market. Period.
-Continuous 29 minutes of full phase detection autofocus video recording with manual controls
-Magnesium Alloy Body
-OLED EVF gives you the ability to see actual setting changes live. The view finder provides crazy amounts of information including histogram and spirit level.
- 3 point swivel LCD
- GPS
- 19-point CCD phase detection autofocus sensor
- In body stabilization so ALL lenses are stabilized.
- Auto Lens correction - Camera fixes vignetting, CA, and distortion as you take pictures
- 3D Sweep Panorama
and tons more stuff..... anyway... I've been waiting for this camera for a while now, so I'm pretty excited.

I have nothing against Canon and Nikon, and I used to shoot Canon. But I really hope the presence of Sony pushes the technology from Canon and Nikon further. Even if you aren't impressed or don't care about Sony cameras, this camera will bring significant changes to this industry indirectly.

Sony is also slated to release a brand new FF A99 next year. I can't wait to see what that camera brings to the table.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrkhjN4nHJQ&feature=player_detailpage
 

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I don't know why people keep mixing up DSLR cameras with DSLT cameras. Drives me nuts lol...

Anyway, mirrorless is the future. Only a matter of time before CaNikon dumps SLR technology for this.
 

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the mirrorless + video feature is intriguing..........
 

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I agree. There is NO WAY that Canon and Nikon can surpass the specs of the A77 with a OVF at the price of $1400. Impossible. The OVF is limiting the technology of modern cameras. If the industry wants to advance and really progress, they need to think outside the box and get rid of that mirror.

This camera is a beast! I'm saying bye bye to my 7D next month!:clap:

I don't know why people keep mixing up DSLR cameras with DSLT cameras. Drives me nuts lol...

Anyway, mirrorless is the future. Only a matter of time before CaNikon dumps SLR technology for this.
 

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I wish they offered a similar to a77 camera without HD video making it cheaper.
BTW, a77 image quality of what's available online isn't impressive. But that can be attributed to the glass quality of a new kit lens. I'm looking forward to more reviews of a77 production body before I decide to upgrade. I'd start with Nikon D7000 for the price range 1200-1400 if I didn't have all Sony accessories already.
 

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I wish they offered a similar to a77 camera without HD video making it cheaper.
BTW, a77 image quality of what's available online isn't impressive. But that can be attributed to the glass quality of a new kit lens. I'm looking forward to more reviews of a77 production body before I decide to upgrade. I'd start with Nikon D7000 for the price range 1200-1400 if I didn't have all Sony accessories already.
The images are pre-production software are out of the camera JPG. Let's pass judgement when the final product is reviewed and compared with RAW images. The D7000 is a heck of a camera... but note that it uses the same Sony A580/A55 sensor (although the Nikon is superior to those cameras overall). I have a feeling the upcoming Nikon D400 will use the same sensor as the A77.
 

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there have been rumors of the nikon mirrorless camera being announced for months now. two models- one called the J1 the other, the V1. and supposedly the whole line will be known as CX (as opposed to the current DX and FX)
 
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