Will a summer A77 firmware obviate the pending release of a new APS-C model A78?

Started Apr 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
Edward Sargent
Edward Sargent Veteran Member • Posts: 4,693
Re: Almost all my a77 complaints are firmware related, not hardware

VirtualMirage wrote:

This is what I was hoping to see in the A78 when it comes to feature/tech improvements (not performance) along with some of what you already said:

  • Remove the AA filter like the D7100 and the K5-IIs.
  • On sensor PD AF sensors, whether it is like the A99 and the features it brings or an improvement over the A99.
  • Larger buffer.
  • 5fps option between the current 3fps and 8fps.
  • Higher resolution OLED EVF.  Rumored to be in the NEX-7n.
  • RGBW rear LCD like the A99.
  • Ability to lock the articulating screen closed.  Once in a while it will catch and open up on me.  It's rare, but it does happen.
  • 14-bit RAWs.
  • More color options to choose from for focus peaking.
  • MFA adjustments for both ends of a zoom lens.

I think that would be a first for any camera but you would need a middle I would think

  • No crop mode for video with SSS is turned off.
  • Rotate the Fn menu when viewed vertically.  Not a big issue, but noticeable when using a vertical grip.
  • Ability to still take pictures using the built in effects and filters when shooting RAW+JPEG.  The JPEG will reflect the effect/filter used while the RAW is the untouched photo.  I very rarely use these effects, but I primarily shoot RAW.  To have to shoot JPEG only to take a few shots is annoying and it leaves me without an untouched original.

Maybe I misunderstand, the A77 does that now.

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