Is this true about the A77II's burst rate ?

Started Jun 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP kdrk888 Regular Member • Posts: 322
Re: Is this true about the A77II's burst rate ?

sybersitizen wrote:

kdrk888 wrote:

sybersitizen wrote:

kdrk888 wrote:

Thank you everyone for the clarification. Now I think I understand why in the 12 fps mode the aperture is locked to the lens' max., which is no big deal for my usage (70-400mm lens).

Now here is the second question for those who have used the A77II, in the 12 fps mode, since the aperture is locked, can you still set the shutter speed...

It is extremely unlikely that the A77II will let you set the shutter speed in 12fps mode. This has never been a feature of any previous SLT model, all of which take automatic control of the shutter speed at the fastest frame rate.

and let the camera to change the ISO to achieve the proper exposure?

Yes, the A77 allows you to choose AUTO ISO at 12fps, so there is no reason to think the A77II won't.

Diablorini wrote:

I am 99.9% sure I had mine on auto ISO when doing the burst sequences I have linked to in my earlier reply, I had control of the shutter speed, it was set at 1000th of a second...

Please check the underlined statement again and be 100% sure of your response. As I said, this would be a first for any SLT model. You might have set it to 1/1000s in some other mode, but that doesn't mean the camera honored it when you began shooting at 12fps. Try testing this indoors in dim light at 1/1000s.

The EXIF of his pictures do show 1/1000 shutter speed. Could that be possible if he set the shutter speed at 1/1000, while the camera actually shot at say, 1/500, but the EXIF still show 1/1000? I am seriously curious.

Those are all shot outdoors in bright sun, where the camera very well could have chosen 1/1000s on its own. We need some tests indoors in dim light, as I suggested.

I hope he will have a chance to try it indoor to confirm whether the shutter speed could actually be set in 12 fps mode. I went through his car race series again and they did show 1/1000 speed in all of them, with ISO variation in some of them.

Would be nice if this can be confirmed.

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