In this High ISO Performance Comparison I will show you the Sony Alpha 77 (SLT) vs Canon 5D Mark II (SLR) vs Sony Alpha 580 (SLR) using the same lighting conditions, AUTO White Balance, and Maxing out the ISO.
These are all Raw files imported and converted to jpegs using Adobe Lightroom 3.5.
I applied no noise correction on any of these images and all the other settings were left at default. Some might say this is not fair because the Sony software does a better job than lightroom with the raw conversion, or the Canon software can do a better job with the Canon raws etc… That is entirely possible, but I use Lightroom and recommend it to everybody I know that takes pictures, so I think it’s a a pretty fair raw converting program as it supports all 3 cameras and does a good job all around. I find both the Canon and Sony software awfully clunky and slow on my Mac. Who wants to deal with that?
Check out the Sony Alpha 77 First:
Be sure to Click the photos for a larger crisp version!!