The Expanded Guide
The Sony SLT-A77 is a new interchangeable lens camera that uses Translucent Mirror Technology to offer high-speed shooting: the mirror splits the optical pathway between the main image sensor and a separate phase-detection autofocus sensor, allowing a simplified design that enables the camera to be physically smaller. Author David Taylor gives an authoritative guide to using this versatile camera, with hints and tips to help you get the best from its many functions.
- The 24.3 megapixel A77 features up to 12fps burst shooting.
- Shutter lag of 50msec
- 1080p Full HD Movies with continuous autofocus and full manual control during shooting.
- 19-point auto-focus with 11 cross-sensors.
- Quick AF Live View via a 3-inch articulated LCD.
- XGA OLED electronic viewfinder with 2359k dot resolution.
- Double control dials and top-mounted LCD data display.
- 3D Sweep Panoramas.
- Dynamic Range Optimizer and HDR
- Built-in GPS
- ISO range of 50-16000.
- A pull-out reference card gives quick access to the camera's functions.
David Taylor is an award-winning landscape and travel photographer, born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear. His work has taken him all over the world, but away from his photographic career David lives on an exposed hill, overlooking the market town of Hexham in Northumberland.