Pictures of the new Sony Alpha A77 have turned up over on the message boards of imaging site dyxum.

They show a camera with a 24 megapixel sensor capable of shooting 1080p video. There is also a rumoured double Bionz image processor and translucent mirror for ultra speedy autofocus. 

It looks like Sony is using the A77 as its attempt to enter into the SLR video big time, with the high number of pixels and proper Full HD footage rivalling the spec sheet of the reigning Canon 5D Mk II.

The camera's body looks very similar to that of a Canon except with a Nikon style multi-directional pad to the right of the screen.

As of now we have no release date or further specs on the yet to be announced Sony camera. 

UPDATE: Sony A77 hands-on