Sony’s new Alpha A560, A55V, and A33 are launched with translucent mirror technology for continuous autofocus with shooting HD video. A new series of Alpha DSLR cameras have a new translucent mirror technology with the ability of continuously autofocusing for both still and video shooting in cameras with interchangeable lenses. Its function could not be done with SLR technology. Light coming through the lens is presented by the imaging sensor and the autofocus sensor which improved continuous, high-speed shooting with continuous focus. The cameras can also be equipped with shooting HD video and a number of other features designed to attract pro photographers with a lot of enthusiasm. According to the director of Sony’s digital imaging business group Kristen Elder, this is the latest interchangeable lens digital camera that Sony has ever invented.
Particularly, the Sony Alpha A55V and A33 feature at 16.2 and 14.2 megapixel based on Sony’s Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor. The camera provides 15-point, phase detection autofocus, and the A55 can manage 10fps high-speed shooting. Another innovation of both cameras is an articulated 3-inch LCD displays which is regarded as the combination of the Translucent Mirror and Sony’s TruFinder viewfinder technology with 100 percent coverage. It makes the cameras become the first DSLRs to shoot video in the eye-level shooting style videographers prefer.
Sony’s New Alpha DSLRs with Translucent Mirrors
Sony Alpha A55V and A33 feature at 16.2 and 14.2 megapixel based on Sony’s Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor.
The A33 will be available in September and the A55 is followed in October.
The camera is also equipped with three-image high-dynamic range (HDR) shooting capabilities, ISO sensitivity down to 12,800. With 3D Sweep Panorama, panoramic photos can be viewed on 3D on TVs and other equipment that supports 3D technology. Besides, HDMI output is added, and the A55 has an integrated GPS receiver for retagging photos. The A55 and A33 will be sold at about $ 750 and $ 650 for body-only units; add $ 100 for an 18–55mm zoom lens.
14.2 megapixel Sony Alpha A560 provides the same feature set
14.2 megapixel Sony Alpha A560 provides the same feature set. It consists of the translucent mirror technology, HDR image capability, 3D Sweep Panorama, and full HD video capture, along with 7fps burst-mode shooting and a tilting 3-inch LCD display.
The A560’s video capture mode can save MP4 videos to make the movies easier to handle in consumer video-editing software.
The Alpha A560 is going to be launched in October for $ 650 in a body-only kit; add $ 100 for an 18–55mm zoom lens.
In Europe, Sony is also releasing an Alpha A580 with a 16.2 megapixel resolution and supplying a group of additional lenses for use with the Alpha line.
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