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Field Test: How Does Sony’s New A77 II Fit Into The Market?

By Anthony Thurston on June 1st 2014

All of the attention lately has been on Sony’s A7 series of cameras, and rightfully so, but Sony did also just release the new A77 II. So how does the new A77 II stack up in today’s market? Well, the guys over at DigitalRev just completed their hands on field review of the new Sony A77 II, and overall, it got good marks. Specifically, Kai and the gang were really impressed by the AF performance and improvement over the previous A77, calling it “quick and incredibly accurate.”

Sony A77 II Specs

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  • 24.3MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Gapless On-Chip Lens Design
  • Translucent Mirror Technology
  • 3.0″ 1,228k-Dot 3-Way Tilting LCD Screen
  • 0.5″ 2,359k-Dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 79-Point Phase-Detection AF System
  • ISO 25600 and Shooting Up to 12 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC

Overall, it seems that the new Sony A77 II fits in nicely with competitors like the Nikon D7xxx series and Canon’s aging 7D. I was especially impressed with the ISO performance, usable 6400 on a APS-C crop body (not doable on the 7D). Bottom line, I am impressed. __ What are your thoughts on the new A77 II? How do you think it fits into the current market? Leave a comment below to discuss! {via DigitalRev on YouTube}

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Austin Swenson

    I have to agree with Phil here, DigitalRev TV reviews on cameras are more designed for hipsters to make fun of stuff than for actual legitimate tech reviews. I do like their series on using ghetto cameras to make good photos though.

    I think this is actually a good competitor to the 7Dii for the price. It may not have as fast of a frame rate until after you do the burst rate, but I think this could actually be the better all around camera for things other than sports.

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  2. Phil

    Their “reviews” are so poorly done that any conclusion they come to can not be taken seriously .

    The specs on the camera do seem amazing for the price and I can’t wait to see a real review when one comes out.

    My kids have just started playing sport but I’m afraid the 6d just does not cut it so the features this has for the money makes it very tempting.

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