Have You Been You Convinced to Upgrade from a Sony A77 to a Sony A77M2?

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Re: Have You Been You Convinced to Upgrade from a Sony A77 to a Sony A77M2?
In reply to steelhead3, 4 months ago

My A77 was stolen a month ago and I've been deliberating about whether to replace it with a A77 or a MK2.

In the end I decided to stick with the A77. I can see why the new AF system would be great for sports/birds but I don't do much of that kind of photography. Given that I'm not interested in Wi-FI/NFC then the acknowledged improvements in high ISO and the user interface, plus extras like eye AF do not seem worth the €500-€600 additional cost. Plus with the A77 I get to keep GPS which I really do like.

I managed to snag a new A77 in a kit with 18-135, new, for €930 and I will probably sell on the lens. If the MK2 had kept GPS I might have convinced myself to splash out. None of the geotagging work-rounds are appealing and there doesn't even seem to be a Sony GPS accessory in the pipeline.

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