A65 vs. A77 vs. A99

Started Feb 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
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RichV Veteran Member • Posts: 6,160
I'm suggesting the A99 ...
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You put the A99 in your list of possibilities, so I'm figuring you're willing to pay the price if it seems like the right choice. Some thoughts:

  • You've got an A100; it's a good camera in its sweet zone, but this tells me (1) you tend to hold on to a camera for a while, (2) you're not used to hyper-fast fps rates and (3) you're used to 10 MP images.
  • The A99 will use all of your current lenses - with your APS-C lenses you can get images roughly the size of the A100's, but with many times the noise performance.
  • The A99 has features and advantages the other two bodies don't.
  • If you go for an A65/A77 it might just be a stepping stone to the FF anyway (that's up to you, but you probably know right now whether you eventually want FF or not) - regardless, its Achilles heel when compared to the A99 will always be noise.

So if I were open to paying the A99's price, that's where I'd go (and save myself the cost of multiple APS-C bodies along the way). It's got the best noise footprint in the line, and has years and years of room for growth.

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