A77ii; Well I'm disappointed

Started May 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
K E Hoffman
K E Hoffman Veteran Member • Posts: 5,103
Re: A77ii; Well I'm disappointed

1DanC wrote:

Yes but does it take better pictures.

The big disappointments in the current A77 for me have been the smudgy Jpegs and low light

Then we get to two issues..

Is Good focus part of IQ..(I tend to think good focus is )  If you shoot static objects .. there is not as much for you here. that is true.

The other question is.. If you need better JPGs at low light.. get a decent PP tool.  Its nice the camera has a photo lab in it.. but if the photolab doesn't meet your standards step up to the plate and deal with it...


All the other gizmos are not quantum leaps given all the secrecy.

  • Bigger buffer - I never have a problem with this
  • Brighter LCD - I've never adjusted mine above mid way
  • 5 times the AF points.. with AF limiting, I hardly ever have my camera on Wide, I like to pick what I want to focus on
  • Larger frame coverage with AF points - see my previous point
  • F2.8 AF sensor point - I'll read up on this
  • -2 EV (full moon level light ) AF - and what about the EVF in this kind of light
  • Smart object tracking - lets see what testing shows on this
  • EVF / LCD stabilization active with button press - might make you think you're actually doing a good job when you are not. I liked the indicator in the A77 which they got rid of, I'd love to see that come back.

The GPS is gone, that's a mistake. Have they improved the JPG engine?

I'll see what the full test brings, I can't see motivation to go to it from the A77 until mine fails. The A99ii may be an option.

Dan C

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