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Sony Alpha A77 And A65 SLT Firmware 1.05 Update

Sony Alpha A77 And A65 SLT Firmware 1.05 Update - Latest firmware version 1.05 for the Sony Alpha A77 and A65 SLT's also supports aberration/vignetting compensation for additional lenses.

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Category : Digital SLRs
Product : Sony Alpha SLT-A77
Price : £658
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Sony Alpha SLT-A77
Sony Alpha SLT-A77

A new firmware update further boosts operability of the Sony Alpha A77 and A65 Translucent Mirror cameras. Version 1.05 adds several enhancements to both cameras. Alongside heightened responsiveness, it improves operability of both cameras with a wider choice of A-mount optics by Carl Zeiss and Sony.

Shading and aberration compensation

Both cameras can now intelligently correct vignetting, lateral chromatic aberration and distortion for a total of 11 A-mount lenses, including a further six models that are now supported:

Improved responses

Operability of both cameras is further improved with a number of refinements that facilitate smoother, faster handling:
  • Auto review responses are now quicker, without a ‘processing’ message being displayed
  • Time between power switch operation and power off has been shortened
  • Front/rear dial responses are improved

Autofocus responses and precision

Autofocus accuracy is now improved when focusing on scenes with wide contrast difference between objects. In addition, AF speed is improved when using both cameras with the recently-announced Sony 500mm f/4 G SSM super-telephoto lens. You’ll be able to focus faster on athletes, wildlife and other distant subjects with this bright, high-magnification lens that is available exclusively to order.

Firmware version 1.05 for the A77 and A65 Translucent Mirror cameras by Sony is available as a free download to registered owners from 29th March 2012, click the links below: For more information please read our Sony Alpha A77 review and Sony Alpha A65 review.

Sony Alpha SLT-A77 Specifications

ManufacturerSony
Lens
Effective Magnification1.5x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels24.7Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)6000
Pixels (H)4000
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor Size (width)23.5mm
Sensor Size (height)15.6mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution921.600
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • AF Fine Tuning
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/8000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity50 - 16000
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-5
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting12fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS50p, 50i, 25p
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • Memory Stick
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeNP-FM500H
CIPA Rating470
Box Contents
Box ContentsSony Alpha SLT-A77V Body, DT 16-50 f/2.8 SSM Lens, Lens Hood, Lithium Ion Battery, Battery Charger, USB Cable, CD-ROM, Shoulder Strap
Dimensions
Weight653g
Width142.6mm
Height104mm
Depth80.9mm

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Sony Alpha SLT-A65 Specifications

ManufacturerSony
Lens
Effective Magnification1.5x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels24.7Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)6000
Pixels (H)4000
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor Size (width)23.5mm
Sensor Size (height)15.6mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution921,600 dots
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 16000
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-3
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting10fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
Video FPS50p, 50i, 25p
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • Memory Stick
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeNP-FM500H
CIPA Rating510
Box Contents
Box ContentsBattery charger, rechargeable battery pack, USB cable, CD-ROM, shoulder strap, standard zoom lens. 94 page printed manual.
Dimensions
Weight543g
Width132.1mm
Height97.5mm
Depth80.7mm

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Photographs taken using the Sony Alpha SLT-A77

Double-crested cormorantHard to get proper FootingRacing in the rainJust a spiderGarden spiderSpiderSpiderSpiderParellel Parking PracticeProtected by the MountainsReady for Open Waters or Sitting Pretty with a ViewAs night fallsNatural pin cushionDavid helping GoliathBee
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AlanWillis 5 63 England
11 May 2012 12:16AM
A77 owners remember to re-calibrate after installing the 1.05 firmware.
My A77 with the 300MM attached went from +5 to +13 after the update.
One advantage is the speed and accuracy of focus.

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