Sony a77 appears to fake video specs!

Started Feb 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
philbot Contributing Member • Posts: 846
Re: Sony a77 appears to fake video specs!

Alphoid wrote:

The Sony a77 is advertised to shoot 1080p video. In fact, it appears the sensor shoots something around 720p, which is further cropped by 20%. Then the whole low-res video is digitally upsampled to 1080p.

Cute, huh? I wish I could at least get out a native resolution video stream. It would save size, and limit degradation from upsampling to non-native resolution.

What do folks think? I'll cross-post to other forums later.

Whilst it could be true, I'd like to see what the other cameras did in the exact same test. The reason I say this is that I've never seen a 1080p video frame that looked as good as a downsampled jpeg.. they either look over sharpened, or soft..

Saying that, I never thought the A77 video was anything special, but it seems more then good enough for my usage..

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