Hands On: Sony Alpha A77 and A65 Translucent Mirror DSLR, Plus DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM Zoom Lens

We spend some quality time with the newest additions to Sony's Alpha line-up

A77 Main

A77 Main

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PopPhoto technical editor Philip Ryan recently got to spend some time in San Diego shooting with the Sony Alpha 77. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL CAMERA TEST FROM OUR LAB Some of the images in the slideshow might not be absolutely sharp (notably the motocross images) due to the fact that Phil had to pan along with this subjects and, as seasoned shooters will know, if you don't absolutely match your subject's speed while panning there will be some loss in sharpness. After his time in San Diego, Phil came back to New York and ran the A77 through the Popular Photography Test Lab. The full test, with lab results, are now available both here on our site and in the November 2011 issue of Popular Photography magazine. ISO 100 at 1/1000 sec, f/4 with exposure compensation of +1
Lens: 70mm Click for Full-res
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ISO 200 at 1/320 sec, f/9 with exposure compensation of +1.3
Lens: 50mm Click for Full-res
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ISO 200 at 1/250 sec, f/9 with exposure compensation of +1.3
Lens: 50mm Click for Full-res
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ISO 100 at 1/80 sec, f/8 with exposure compensation of +.7
Lens: 16mm Click for Full-res
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ISO 100 at 1/50 sec, f/8 with exposure compensation of +.7
Lens: 26mm Click for Full-res
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ISO 100 at 1/50 sec, f/8 with exposure compensation of +.7
Lens: 50mm Click for Full-res
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ISO 100 at 1/50 sec, f/7.1 with exposure compensation of +.7
Lens: 26mm Click for Full-res
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ISO 800 at 1/320 sec, f/8 with exposure compensation of +.3
Lens: 16mm Click for Full-res
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ISO 100 at 1/1000 sec, f/5.6 with exposure compensation of +.7
Lens: 70mm Click for Full-res
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ISO 100 at 1/640 sec, f/5.6 with exposure compensation of +.7
Lens: 160mm Click for Full-res
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ISO 100 at 1/640 sec, f/5.6 with exposure compensation of +.7
Lens: 70mm Click for Full-res
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ISO 200 at 1/1250 sec, f/5.6 with exposure compensation of +.7
Lens: 180mm Click for Full-res
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ISO 200 at 1/1250 sec, f/5.6 with exposure compensation of +.7
Lens: 180mm Click for Full-res
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ISO 200 at 1/1250 sec, f/5.6 with exposure compensation of +.7
Lens: 160mm Click for Full-res
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ISO 50 at 1/320 sec, f/2.8 with exposure compensation of +1.0
Lens: 160mm Click for Full-res
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ISO 50 at 1/400 sec, f/5 with exposure compensation of +.7
Lens: 180mm Click for Full-res
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ISO 50 at 1/80 sec, f/5.6 with exposure compensation of +.7
Lens: 360mm

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ISO 1600 at 1/800 sec, f/7.1 with exposure compensation of +.7
Lens: 400mm Click for Full-res
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ISO 1600 at 1/500 sec, f/5.6
Lens: 400mm Click for Full-res
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ISO 1600 at 1/800 sec, f/5.6
Lens: 400mm Click for Full-res
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