A77ii; Well I'm disappointed

Started May 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
JamieTux Veteran Member • Posts: 3,904
Re: A77ii; Well I'm disappointed

eastriding4310 wrote:

Hi Jamie, No I don't own an A99, A7, or an A7r. The camera that I was referring to is not any of those cameras, but has an aps c sensor and has extremely high jpeg IQ, contradicting what another poster was saying about an aps c sensor not being able to have as high IQ as a Sony full frame chip. Since it is another brand I chose not to identify it because if you read this thread you see the venom spewed out when another brand is mentioned, even though many posters own multiple platforms.

Sony does seem to have a lot of fan boys in my opinion the best performing cameras in terms of jpeg are fujifilm, but even then if you're shooting raw, especially in more difficult light full frame (Canon, Nikon or Sony) will give better image quality.  In good light and shooting jpeg differences in sensors disappear (other than aesthetics caused by the relation of field of view and depth of field).

I used to use the S5 Pro and I could never get my raw files to look as good as the out of camera jpeg, especially if I was after a specific film look!

If it is the fujifilm that you're using then my understanding is that the underlying sensor is a Sony CMOS with a fujifilm specified colour filter array of top so if that's true there's no reason that the output of a Sony couldn't match the fujifilm with the right processing.

Cameras are like different tools in a toolbox and the right one needs to be chosen for the task at hand. My A77 is the camera that I use the most. I took 4,000 photos last week. Most of them with the A77. I like my A77, but like every camera made it has its limitations. I was hoping for the same quality chip per square millimeter in an aps c size as the A7r has in full frame. It became apparent a few weeks ago that this was not going to happen. So, yes, I was disappointed. And, no, I don't want an A7r, because most of my shooting is long telephoto and I like the feel of my A77.

You're right, cameras are tools and much as some people will disagree different cameras are better for different things.  I have the A7r and A99 and it's a dream combo, but I'm not limited by reach for anything that I need to do (of course at times I'd love more reach but I also want it to be f1, fit in my pocket and weigh less than air so I have adjusted my expectations! Your needs are obviously different to mine

It is a shame that posters on this forum are not allowed to be disappointed.

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