NEW great A77 review

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NEW great A77 review
Oct 28, 2011

4.5 out of 5 stars

" From ISO 100-800 we were very happy with the A77’s results, and while low light work up at 1600 does reveal more image noise, the camera’s still able to maintain good colour and detail . Then there’s a sharper jump into processing issues from ISO 3200 and above that cause detail to diminish and colour to dull, which we’ll put down to the highly populated sensor. The A77 won’t win a prize for best low light performance, and sits a couple of stops behind the likes of the D7000, in our opinion, but it’s still an impressive camera and that super-high resolution will appeal to stock photographers and the like ."

In that case, just treat your A77 like the $40,000 Hasselblad H4D-60 Digital SLR Camera 60MP (Body Only) that comes with ISO up to 800 only!


A camera worth waiting for : the A77 certainly puts the SLT format on the map and is a worthy update of the A700. Its fast burst mode, continuous autofocus and solid 24MP image quality are all attractive qualities for an £1150 camera body.

Then add weather-sealing for rugged use, the best electronic viewfinder we’ve yet seen in a camera and an awesome movie mode and the A77’s right to be causing a stir. Sure, the viewfinder situation still won’t meet all demands, battery life depletes fast and the high ISO image quality, while fine, isn’t a match for some other cameras out there.

But there’s little not to like about Sony’s latest. It’s an SLT that could genuinely strangle the DSLR market dominance as it not only matches but outperforms in a number of departments. This is a camera for the new wave of tech-hungry shooters. "

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