Enthusiast features in A77? Yes and no.

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Enthusiast features in A77? Yes and no.
Jun 22, 2011

From SAR:

CF+SD+MS cards accepted: good, many people can be happy with this

11 cross point AF system: The canon 7D has 19 cross-points. I must say I thought the AF points would be more similar to the 7D than the 60D. D300s has 51 focus points.

The A700 had 11 points too, most were lines so there is some improvement but it seems like limited development on this critical feature after 4 years.

I was expecting a much more ambitious AF system. Very disappointing.

After all this time, it seems that unfortunately the A77 will not be the top APS-C camera many here hoped for. It looks like a solid offering at a very attractive price point. This will surely guarantee more sales than a top of the range APS-C for $1500-$2000, but feels like a more incremental step from the A55 than I would have hoped for.

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The fact that a-mount lenses are still worth any money at all is thanks to the success of SLT.

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