Check out the Sony Alpha 580:
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Now for some head to head Comparisons:
Well for starters using Auto White Balance as apposed to a calibrated target is not the way to go, but I thought it was important to illustrate how the three cameras decided to expose for the given scene in normal poor light on Auto where most people will probably use it for these type of shots. That being said, notice how the 5d Mark II tends to expose brighter than the Sony cameras. This is going to effect noise a bit so keep that in mind. For the most part all the cameras are fantastic, but clearly the 5D Mark II is better than both Sony’s. This is pretty expected as the Full Frame sensor is much larger and has less pixels then the Sony A77, so the actually pixel size and density is less. Less density is better when it comes to digital noise!! More detail and info on sensor sizes here: Crop Factor Explained.
Both Sony’s in Raw have a decent amount of noise and when shooting jpeg they are heavily Noise Reduced by the Sony software on the camera. A bit overdone in my opinion, so shooting raw and developing the photos yourself in Lightroom is definitely the way to go!! It is convenient to shoot jpeg, don’t get me wrong, but the loss of detail is just not worth it in my opinion. The colors also appear more natural when shooting raw on the Sony. Unfortunately some of the really cool features like Panoramic mode, AutoHDR and some others force you to use jpeg mode Come on Sony?? What is up with that?
What do you think?
My Tutourials on Lightroom >>
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