sony a77 should I or shouldn't I?

Started Feb 3, 2012 | Discussions thread
tbcass
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Re: I considered Nikon too but went with A77

William Porter wrote:

All this talk about the A77's weakness in low light/high ISO is, in my opinion, very close to deranged. I don't know what to recommend if you really need to shoot in no light. But I shoot a lot in low light and I've taken very clean shots with the A77 at ISO 6400. THAT'S PLENTY GOOD ENOUGH. For me anyway.

I agree. After all the talk about poor high iso performance I was quite pleasently surprised at how good my A65 is above iso 3200. Here are 3 test shots at iso 3200, 6400 and 12800. I had to downsize a little because, to my surprise, DPR won't allow photos any bigger than 20 megapixels.

iso3200

iso6400

iso12800

12800 is a bit mushy but perfectly useable. After all the teeth gnashing about bad high iso I expected a noisy smeared mess. What a pleasant surprise even though I have never use higher than iso 3200 in the past and wasn't concerned about it..

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