Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge! Great information and images.
It reminds me of Sony's F828 (increased noise levels resulting from pushing the tech to far). Prior to the F828 Olympus made a statement that going below 3.9 microns becomes problematic in sensor design. Of course tech has improved since then - but it's interesting they would draw that line in the sand.
Maybe the Nex-7 will have improved performance.
MdC64: Compare the A77 to the A35 and 5N, particularly at high ISO. More pixels are not necessarily better. I suspect that I won't like the NEX-9 pictures better than the 5N's or even the C3's, although the 9's EVF and controls are certainly nice.
Although I'm not overly impressed with what I've seen in these test images - the jury is still out on the Nex-7. It could prove to be a performer. And if so - I can not for the life of me understand why Sony didn't leave enough room for mirror lock up with contrast detect auto-focus.
Peter Sills: Well, the 5DMII continues to impress.
However, if you are using the A77 as an equivalent image for the NEX-7 (same processor and sensor) then the Oly E-P3 appears to best it by about 1/2 - 1 stop in noise. Very interesting...
Hell - the 7D continues to impress! :)
Carsten Saager: Interesting to see that even with the penalty of the translucent mirror the A77 wipes the floor with the APS-C competition - the 5dmkII only does a little bit better (thanks to its full-frame sensor)
Good job Sony! Curious what Canikon have up in their sleeves to counter that - though it won't last for long. In 5 years I'll find myself hard pressed to add to my Nikon gear if Sony can keep up this innovation speed (and in 10 years Canikon will become just nostalgia)
Really... Raw ISO1600 doesn't seems a little concerning.