Mikhail Tal: Barney do you ever get fed up with people whining about the reviews?
Great review, thank you. I am astonished that a camera this size gives ISO performance and IQ apparently = my D4. This may be the "digital Hexar" I have been hoping for. I can't wait to check it out in person. Keep up the good work.
Sony is showing some great technical innovation with the SLT cameras, but the A77 samples are disappointing at high ISO. In raw it looks like the A77 gives up a full stop to the Nikon D7000 and half a stop to Sony's own A35. Likely as a result, the A77 high ISO jpegs show loss of detail and look plastic. It is particularly surprising that the A35 images look better than those from the A77. Hopefully there is a fix in the works.