A99 #2 vs Nex5n video test + mini A99 hybrid shooter review

Started Jan 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
barri
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I share your views on bad video
In reply to photo chris, Jan 5, 2013

I fortunately don't shoot video much. I am more about stills.

But I now did a similar comparison to yours of the video of my A99 with the video of my Nex7.

I was really shocked to see that the Nex7 videos are so much better. And it is not that the Nex7 would be that great, it is rather that the A99 videos are really horribly soft, don't sharpen well, etc.

What is Sony thinking? The video capabilities were meant to be one of the major selling points of the A99. And they did not even manage to match the video performance of the 3 year old Canon 5D II ??????    I wouldn't even mind, if I could at least fix the image in post. But it's not possible.

I am a stills shooter and therefore will keep the A99. For stills it's fantastic. But for video I can understand if people switch systems.

I hope Sony will address the video image quality in a firmware update.

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