A99 worthy over A77?

Started Jan 17, 2013 | Questions thread
Alan_S Senior Member • Posts: 1,831
Re: A99 worthy over A77?

holyfan wrote:

I owned A65/A77/A99 and end up selling the A65 and A99.

The A99 ... However, the high-iso image quality is only slightly better than the top APS-C camears (e.g. Pentax, Nex 5N, D7000 etc)

Regarding the OP's question, which was comparing a77/a99; I can tell you I get at least a 2-stop improvement with the 99 over the 77 (where 800 was upper "clean" limit for the 77, it's 3200 for the 99 -- and with the 99 I tend to use ISO 1000 a lot (at least as clean as ISO320 with the 77) for a general starting point for most events, which helps a lot to get usable shutter speed with hand-held telephoto shooting).

Not knocking the a77; I actually own two of them (one paired with my 99, the other my wife shoots along with her a55). It's a great package that you cannot get from any other manufacturer at any price. But the improvements you will get with the a99 are significant. If it's "worthy" of the cost depends mostly on your budget and how significant a bite is taken by the 99 from your available cash

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