I don't think the A77 needs to be replaced this year, here is why.

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123Mike
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Re: I don't think the A77 needs to be replaced this year, here is why.
In reply to jidery, 9 months ago

jidery wrote:

123Mike wrote:

Dennis wrote:

My thinking is: if PDAF-on-sensor is ready for prime time and they can make a truly mirrorless camera with the AF performance everyone expects from a '7' series and maybe boost the frame rate in the process, then go for it. If not, then wait. 2015 or 2016 would be fine ... it will still be out before Nikon replaces the D300

The A6000 shows that on-sensor-pdaf *IS* prime time. It apparently runs circles around the A77 for auto focus performance. In fact, the claim is that it has the fastest auto focus ever conceived of any brand any time.

The low light performance of the A77 isn't very good. DXO rates it pretty low. Video performance is dismal. Fact it, it's getting antiquated.

Yet its ahead of the 7D and not far behind the D7100 in terms of ISO. It's really not that bad compared to its competition.

Looking at comparisons on DPR, I can clearly see, without any doubt, that the A77 is quite a bit worse for noise than both the 7D and 7100. In fact, it's *QUITE* decisively so. Sometimes there are those close calls. This is not a close call - *AT ALL*. They BOTH a crushing blow to the A77 for noise. No debatable.

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