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Sony A77 successor to feature 24-megapixel sensor after all


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The Sony A77 successor is once again rumored to feature a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor contrary to recent whispers saying it would sport a Foveon-like 50-megapixel sensor.

Upon hearing these rumors we thought that it was just an April Fools’ Day joke. However, a trusted source has clarified the information saying that the Sony A77 successor will come packed with a Foveon-like multi-layered image sensor with 50 megapixels.

Some other details have been mentioned, too, and they have been more plausible than the rest. Less than 24 hours from those words, trusted sources are back with more specs, but more as a way to debunk the multi-layered sensor myths.

Sony A77II camera will feature a 24-megapixel image sensor

sony-a77-successor Sony A77 successor to feature 24-megapixel sensor after all Rumors

Sony A77 successor will allegedly feature a traditional 24-megapixel APS-C sensor instead of the previously rumored Foveon-like 50-megapixel sensor.

According to these people, the replacement for the A-mount SLT-A77 will employ a new but conventional 24-megapixel sensor.

A lot of photographers would be glad to see other companies launching cameras with multi-layered sensors. Sigma’s system reduces the need for an optical low-pass filter, thus photos will look a lot sharper than usual.

The Sony A77II was supposed to employ a similar technology, but that was in the not so distant past. Either way, the successor for the mid-range A77 will offer a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor.

WiFi, NFC, and a very fast AF system for the Sony A77 successor

The announcement date remains unchanged. Sony is still planning to reveal its next-generation camera during the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition. In turn, this event is set to take place in London, UK on May 1.

Among the specs of the Sony A77 replacement we will find built-in WiFi and NFC as well as a super fast autofocus system. The latter may be similar to the one found in the Sony A6000, which is called Hybrid AF as it sports both Contrast Detection AF and Phase Detection AF elements.

Speaking of which, the A6000 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera features the fastest autofocus system in the world with a speed of only 0.06 seconds.

New FE-mount lenses and RX cameras coming soon

Sony is allegedly working on other products, too. In addition to the A-mount camera, the Japan-based company will reveal several new FE-mount lenses for the A7 and A7R cameras.

Moreover, a new RX compact shooter with a full frame sensor should become official soon, followed by a model with a 1-inch-type sensor. It remains to be seen whether or not they will be called RX2 and RX200.

If you are a fan of the PlayStation manufacturer, then you should watch this space closely as more details are on their way!

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