Dissapointing Sony A77 II High ISO performance

Started May 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
J Birn Contributing Member • Posts: 931
Thanks for posting the link, but WTF are you disappointed about?

dr Ate wrote:


Please have a look here. High iso of new Sony A77 II looks like from version1. Sony, why ?


Those early images look awesome!

Seeing those images (from an early unit, obviously not final quality jpegs and no way to shoot raw and do proper raw processing in Lightroom or DXO yet...) makes it looks like the raw performance might be better than the original a77, even though it has the same sensor size and pixel density.

I have an a99, and use it up to 6400 ISO, because I've found the ISO6400 shots can look quite respectable with processing in Lightroom. (Going higher than 6400 could work too, but I usually avoid it and have 6400 as my max setting when I'm in auto ISO.)

I'm looking forwards to seeing more about the final image quality from the a77ii. I'm actually thinking about the possibility of selling my a99 and CZ24-70 f/2.8, and getting an a77ii and 16-50 f/2.8 instead, as a wait of getting a lighter, more portable, faster camera set-up that has wifi, a built-in flash, and better AF performance with an ability to AF and track things in more of the frame. Of course I'll wait to read full reviews before I'd pull the trigger on a decision like that, but the a77ii might be a good "upgrade" from the a99 in some respects.

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