Hands On – Sony Alpha 77

We reflect upon one of Sony's new translucent mirror cams

In the hand the A77 feels solid - comparable to a Canon 7D or any other camera aimed at a serious snapper - and for £1150 (body only) it certainly should. As a successor to the A700, Sony claims that it's 30% faster with a new 19-point focus system, 24.3MP Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and ISO sensitivity of up to 16000. Our pre-production sample certainly feels fast - and its auto focus even keeps moving objects pin sharp.