Eddi D: I've used this site before a long time when searching for my 1st camera. Now I'm back for an upgrade. I currently own a Minolta 7D and Sony A100.I have the following lenses:Peleng 8mm fisheyeMinolta 50mm 1.7Sigma 15-30mm 3.5-4.5 DGTamron 28-75 2.8mm XR DISigma 70-200mm 2.8 EX DGSigma APO 2X EX DG TeleconverterI'm going to 'dump' my Minolta and give the Sony to my wife (she's small and it suits her perfectly). The new camera will be for me. I like shooting mostly sports. 70% outdoors (softball, bikingl, etc) as well as landscape (mountains, etc) and 30% indoors (kids volleyball and swimming). I am not currently doing it for money, but do plan on possibly starting.I have 2 questions:1. It seems the A77 and A77ii would fill my needs equally. But, is the A77ii worth the extra $300 (I've found both NIB and thinking long term)?2.Just to verify, my lenses will fit on both cameras, correct? I can't afford to change all my lenses. Thanks for any guidance you can give me.
Lenses will work.The a77 II is much better concerning High ISO and Autofocus of moving subjects. So I would urgently recommend the a77 II !
Vitruvius: Top of page 4 - the SLT mirror does NOT redirect 1/3 of the light. It is about 1/3 of a stop of light.
Interesting that they would NOT have included the on-sensor phase detect AF from the a6000 in this camera in addition to the SLT AF sensors. I have about 7000+ actuation shooting action with my A77 and the AF tracking is actually very poor even with fast lenses and SSM / HSM.The only reason I would have spent an extra $400 on the new A77ii was for the same AF system as the a6000. I wonder why they would not have included this on the A77ii? If it is the same sensor why can't they combine the information from both AF systems? But I guess we will have to see how they compare.
The On-Sensor AF-Sensors like in the a6000 or a99 are not that big, sensitive, fast and optimzed as explizit AF-PD-Sensors.So the a6000 AF-System is really great for such a compact mirrorless camera but the a77II is even better and even more suitable for sports action.
CameraLabTester: Canon should replace the EOS M disaster with a newer body model instead on newer lenses.
New lenses, no matter how brilliant they are, are just bricks when mounted on the quagmire designed EOS M.
Come out with an upgrade for EOS M, then maybe consumers will call on the deal.
It is also your responsibility, Canon, to issue relevant and important FIRMWARE UPDATES to those who have been suckered into buying the EOS M incomplete camera. They deserve your support.
M2 is nothing compared to a6000...
It seems like Canon spent some $ of their enormous marketing budget for dpreview to have them delay a full review of the a57 as it would excel the EOS 650D for sure ...
Maybe, maybe not. I'm not sure but something is strange here ...
Now the a57 won the EISA award "Best SLR camera 2012/2013" and still no full review ? It's not just some petty toy but the best camera in it's class! A full review would be obvious...