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Sony A77 II High ISO TEST - Red Tint Problem

We have collected some of the high ISO test images of recently announced Sony A77 II camera, the High ISO test is done with Canon 70D, Nikon D7100 and Sony A77 (predecessor of Sony A77 II), But all JPEG images of A77 II have a bit reddish color tint in them, take a look below

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Sony A77 II vs Canon 70D – at least Canon 70D showing real colors and bit more details compared to A77 II at ISO 12800. See specification comparison here

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Sony A77 II vs Nikon D7100 – the Sony A77 II is bit more flat compared to Nikon D7100, again the D7100 colors look more real compared to A77 II.Sony-A77-II-vs.-Sony-A77-5

 Sony A77 II vs Sony A77 – Yes finally at ISO 6400 Sony A77 II is showing bot more details compared to its predecessor , but red-tint problem remains constant, on the other hand Sony A77 showing real life colors.

All image credit belongs to imaging-resource.com

Sony A77 Mark II Coming on May 2014

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We just received confirmation from a different source that successor of Sony A77 coming on May 2014, Sony is also rumoured to announce 2 new FF lenses for its Alpha series mirrorless camera (possibly made by zeiss a ultrawide zoom and a fast prime lens).

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Sony A77 Mark II Coming Soon

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According to latest rumors the successor of Sony A77 camera is coming May 2014 and will available in-stock from June 2014, the camera will have a major core specification upgrade and will feature world fastest AF, even faster than Sony NEX A6000 camera.

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Sony A79 Specification Rumor

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According to latest rumors surfaced over the web Sony may soon announce Sony A77 successor in upcoming weeks, take a look at the rumored specification below.,

Sony A79 Rumored Specification
32 MP APS-C Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor
High Speed AF
Hybrid Image Stabilization System (probably 3 axis based)

New camera announcement is expected from Sony in upcoming weeks that may also include A79, however the rumor is coming from a new source hence take it as a grain of salt.

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Canon 70D vs Sony A77

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Sony A77 vs Canon 70D (DSLR vs SLT), take a look at the major specification comparison review of both the camera and share your thoughts with us.

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DSLR vs SLT
In the case of the DSLR, the mirror reflects light up into the viewfinder and then, once the shutter button is pressed, it lifts out of the way to allow the photograph to be taken, hence the ‘reflex’.

In the case of the SLT, however, the mirror is translucent, so it allows light to travel directly through it for the picture, with only a small amount being reflected for use in the camera’s autofocus system, thus eliminating the need for internal movement of the mirror.

Features Comparison

Sensor, ISO
Sony A77 features bit bigger sensor with more megapixels, but due to SLT technology only 70 to 80% of light is transmitted to sensor, a small portion is used by AF system, In Canon 70D there is no such issue, the mirror flip-up after AF is done and the camera sensor get 100% of incoming light.

There is no HIGH-ISO test images available yet, but we are sure Canon 70D will perform better even if the have same ISO range.

 

Auto-Focus System
With Sony SLT you get Full-time Phase AF while you are shooting video or shooting still images, Canon 70D features newly developed sensor with Dual-pixel AF system, hence the AF is 5 time faster than conventional contrast detect system in live-view and video mode.

 

Continuous Shooting Mode
Sony A77 features 12fps of continuous shooting mode, Canon 70D is limited to 7fps only, So the Sony A77 is approx 2X faster.

 

Video:
Both Camera features Full-Time AF during video recording, Sony A77 offers 60fps of frame rate @ Full HD video recording, Canon 70D limited to 30fps only.

Canon STM lenses support for 70D, Canon STM lenses / lenses with step-drive motor for silent AF specially designed for video recording.

Built-In Wireless Connectivity: Canon 70D Wi-Fi provides remote control over the camera’s exposure settings (aperture, shutter speed, and ISO) as well as focus and the shutter release from an iOS or Android mobile device when using the Canon EOS Remote app.

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Display:  Canon 70D offers bright 3.0″ 1,040k-dot vari-angle Clear View II touchscreen LCD monitor, Sony Alpha comes with Sony’s 3.0 inch Xtra Fine LCD monitor with 921K dots.

Both camera features built-in HDR and Multiple exposures modes.

Verdict : Canon 70D features advance core specification, we highly recommend you to buy Canon 70D DSLR, Sony A77 is recommended for sports shooter (if they need 12 fps continuous shooting speed and more megapixel)

Sony A77 Recommended Lenses

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Sony A77 and A65 Firmware Update

Sony AsiaSony A77 and A65 Firmware update is announced by Sony, Download the Update for Sony A77(here) and Sony A65(here)

Improvements after firmware upgrade
Support flash control function for Micro Twin Flash Kit, HVL-MT24AM.
Improved response time of the following operation,
– Switching the screen mode between the LCD monitor and the electronic viewfinder
– Front and Rear control dial
– Fn button control
Other functional improvement.

Sony A77 Recommended Lenses

Sony A77 Recommended lenses, we have sorted out budget to high performance lenses, selecting a lens depend on what type of images you want to take, read the article below and find out the best lenses available for your Sony SLT A77.

Recommended all purpose lens

Sony SAL18250 Alpha DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3
Recommended 18-250mm lens for Sony A77
This lens will prove more better compared to your 18-55mm kit lens, the 18-250mm provides extra zoom capability and best for travel purpose, the 18-250mm lens gives you a better option compared to buying a Sony Alpha camera with 18-55mm kit lens and 55-200mm.
Buy 18-250mm Alpha DT Lens Amazon USA || Amazon UK


SAL2470Z 24-70mm f/2.8 SSM (Highly Recommended – Best general purpose lens)
Sony 24 -70mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss lens for Sony A77
The 24-70mm F2.8 lens is made by Carl Zeiss features excellent image quality, focuses quietly and very fast  due to SSM (Super Sonic Wave Motor).  Mounted on the Sony a (alpha) DSLR A77 camera, it provides  36-105mm focal length.
Buy 24-70mm f/2.8 SSM Lens from Amazon USA || Amazon UK


Recommended Portrait lenses

Sony 50mm f/1.8 SAM DT Lens (Budget Portrait lens)
sony 50mm F1.8 Portrait Lens for Sony A77
Sony 50mm F1.8 is a budget portrait lens, the 50mm F1.8 lens provides Smooth bokeh and sharp images,  the 50mm F1.8 lens and Sony Alpha In camera image stabilization helps you to get sharp and clear images even in low light situation.
Buy Sony 50mm F1.8 Lens from Amazon USA || Amazon UK


Sony 50mm f/1.4 Lens (Best Portrait lens- Highly Recommended)
Sony portrait lens for A77
Yes you can spend some extra money to get the ultimate image quality in your portrait shots, The 50mm F1.4 lens produces smooth blurred background and sharp images, The 50mm F1.4 is pricy but a perfect lens.
Buy Sony 50mm f/1.4 Lens from Amazon USA || Amazon UK


Recommended Zoom Lens

Sony 55-200mm f/4-5.6 SAM DT (Budget Zoom Lens)
Sony 55-250mm Zoom Lens for Sony A77
Recommended for entry level shooters, 55-200mm have built-in Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) and features ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass to reduce chromatic aberration at telephoto extension.
Buy Sony 55-200mm f/4-5.6 SAM DT from Amazon USA || Amazon UK


Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Telephoto Zoom Lens (Budget Zoom Lens)
Zoom lenses for Sony A77
The 75-300mm features very less distortion and provides extra zoom range compared to 55-200mm, SONY 75-300mm Telephoto lens is priced well and will provide excellent performance.
Buy Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens from Amazon USA || Amazon UK


Sony SAL70300G 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 SSM ED G-Series (Best Zoom Lens – Highly Recommended)
Sony 300mm G Lens for Sony A77 DSLRThe Sony 70-300mm G lens picture quality is matchless, the lens is more sharp and clear at the long zoom ends compared to previous Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, the 70-300mm G lens feels more solid in hand and focusing is fast and quiet, With 70-300mm G lens you get excellent image quality, nice blurred background and closer focusing distance.
Buy Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 SSM ED G Lens from Amazon USA || Amazon UK


For Action, Sports and Wild-Life Photography

For action and sports you can also use the Sony SAL70300G 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 SSM ED G-Serie zoom lens (see recommended zoom lens )

SAL70200G 70-200mm f/2.8 G SSM (Highly Recommended)
Sony Zoom Lens With Fixed aperture For A77
The SAL 70-200mm f/2.8 is a fixed aperture lens and features Super Sonic wave Motor (SSM) for fast auto focus, the fixed f2.8 aperture which allows faster exposures for action shots, the Weight of the lens is 1340g and price approx $2000, Highly Recommended for Action, Sports and Portrait Photography.
Buy 70-200mm F2.8 Lens from Amazon USA || Amazon UK


Sony SAL70400G 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM Lens (Highly Recommended)
Sony 70 400 for sony a77
The longest Tele-Photo Zoon lens available for Sony Alpha Full-Frame and APS-C camera, the image quality is excellent and SSM focusing, superb optics and great build. Highly Recommended for Action and  Sports Photography.
Buy Sony 70-400mm Lens from Amazon USA || Amazon UK


For Macro Photography

Sony SAL30M28 DT 30mm f/2.8 SAM Macro (budget lens)
Sony 30mm Macro Lens for Sony A77The 30mm affordable macro lens from Sony , the 30mm lens features closest focusing distance of just under 13cm and made for (APS-C) cropped sensor bodies,  Images are clear and nice color contrast, Recommended budget lens for macro photography.
Buy 30mm F2.8 Lens from Amazon USA || Amazon UK

Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens (Highly Recommended Macro Lens)
Sony 50mm Macro Lens for Sony A77
The 50mm lens allows you to capture details with super clarity, Mounted on the Sony a (alpha) ASP-C DSLR (like A77, A65 or A35) camera, this lens provides a 75mm focal length, a good distance and can be used as a midrange telephoto lens.
Buy Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens from Amazon USA || Amazon UK


Sony SAL100M28 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens(Highly Recommended Macro Lens)
Sony 100mm Macro Lens for Sony A77
Almost same image quality as 50mm F2.8 but you get more distance and the out-of-focus effects of 100mm lens is awesome, works on both Full-Fame and APS-C DSLRs. Mounted on the Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100, A65, A35, A77 camera, it provides a 150mm focal length.
Buy Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens from Amazon USA || Amazon UK