Smokymtnhiker: Not a single Sony lens on the list? Seriously? Wtf?
I would vote for the Sony 16-50 2.8 kit lens (A mount). It is arguably the best 'kit' lens ever, and when paired with the A77M2, it's a beautiful combination.
Serious Sam: Now can we have our 7D2 VS A77ii performance test??
As a Canon fanboy, you probably haven't even tried the Sony products. As been stated earlier, the lagtime is really a non issue. What is ancient technology is having a mirror slapping back and forth! Maybe you should read up where people have used both cameras before making blanket statements?
Rooru S: Alright! Time to make a new comparison between the Nikon 80-400, Sony 70-400 and the new 100-400. Previously, the Canon was no match for the new lenses, but this promises a lot! I'm not a Canon shooter, but I can tell this is a good thing for all brands shooters (Prices will definitely go lower)
Sure they are USED to the Canons! Sometimes in history things change. In the 1950s Nikon pushed Leica out of the pro hands. I think the days of the OVF are numbered, as well as the insane concept of having a moving mirror slam up and down. I suppose when Canon and Nikon finally upgrade their systems, their users will agree it's a great step forward.
In the real world EVF is superior to OVF. Perhaps if the ONLY criteria you have is a sports and nothing else, the 7D2 could possibly have some minor advantages--certainly however no where near your claim of 'no match'. With any camera you can find an area where it excels. For me all of the features play a role. You say there are 'claims' about the 7D's weather sealing--that's nice. Keep in mind the A77ii and its 'kit' 16-50 2.8 is also weather sealed. Do you own the 7D2 and the A77ii so that you can make objective observations? Are you a 'pro' (and what does that mean)? By the way, I liked the original 7D and never considered it as only a 'sports' camera. My argument is that the new Canon is no way in a different league that the A77ii--except price!
I haven't tried the 7D2 and therefore haven't made claims about whether it's a 'professional' or 'amateur' camera. Such statements are provocative. I would say there are many 'sports' photographers using Canon for many reasons; but they're using Canon's big guns, not the 7D series. That is NOT to say the A77ii isn't capable (look at examples in the Sony forum); it's the new kid on the block, so people who have a huge investment in Canon (or Nikon) probable won't switch. I'm saying that in many areas the A77ii is a great camera that can hold its own as a 'pro' or enthusiast camera with the best Canon or Nikon can offer.
If you bother to read the Sony forum, you might discover that there's a great deal of difference in AF ability. EVF delay is something that is generally negligible. The many advantages of EVF make your OVF system seem very ancient. If you want to judge, perhaps you should be comparing the original 7D as well. I also find it disturbing that Canon is using the outdated sensor. I'm sure the 7D2 is certainly a very good camera--but not in the least more 'professional' than the A77ii.
No match in what way? 12 fps with autofocus--wait the 7D can't do that! Price--guess you've got me there; the 7D is twice the cost! Advanced sensor--how old is the one on the 7D? Shall we continue? Sure Canon fanboys should be proud that Canon finally upgraded the 7D, but to say the A77ii is no match is a bit ludicrous!
Canon has a good lens choice, but can anyone afford ALL of them?Sony has the lenses that most people can use, and there are many Sigma, Tamron and other manufactures that have the A mount.
Funny how Canon and Nikon folks tend to pooh pooh Sony! Tell me what the new 7d11 can do that the A77ii can't (and at 1/2 the price).
Mssimo: This cameras has something called a weak link. It would be kick ass if it only had a 2011 class sensor on it (2014 would be nice but I know not to expect much). Samsung seems to have a BSI APC in the new NX1. Why cant canon give in and just outsource that sensor. Even panasonic is outsourcing sensors. (sony 1"). On the plus side, there are no cameras that really compete with the 7D at the moment. A77 does not have much of a lens selection and mirrorless is just getting into the pro sports category. Canon will sell lots of these but its hard to ignore mirrorless cameras like the EM-1 that shoots at 10fps and samsung at 14fps with full focus.
Maybe not all the lenses, but the A77ii is half the price and still can do 12fps.
Alas, great looking and functional retro Nikon, but....still no eyepiece blind!
Seems to be lacking an eyepiece shutter--too bad.
anilkuzhikala: D800 at a very competitive price making extremely high resolution image capture available at a price that is one quarter the price of medium format!
Hi Joe. What do you know of the MLU implementation on these Nikons? Same ol' sequence or improvement like allowing MLU with the self timer? Perhaps improved Live View operation?
OK, here's my usual question. How is the MLU function implemented in these new Nikons? Hopefully the sequencing is improved over past designs where camera shake could sometimes be problematic.
The older Fuji big sensor superzoom gave very impressive results. As an avid bird photographer, I'm very much looking forward to this camera. Would love to see some real world samples as I have seen on previous 2/3 semspr fujis. I'm getting too old to lug around a DSLR with a 600 f/4--just not going to happen. Thsi camera may open up new possiblilties for us old bird geeks!