To start off the Real world photo based comparison between the Sony Alpha 77 and The Canon 5D Mark II, I want to drive the point home that optics plays a huge roll in image quality. Contrast and color are greatly affected by optics in addition to sharpness. I’m fortunate enough to only own L glass for my Canon 5D Mark II and it’s incredible sharp with almost no Chromatic aberrations and other common lens flaws. That being said the Sony A-Mount Lenses are awesome as well, but there is a noticeable more chromatic aberration and softness near the edges in comparison to the Canon Lenses that I have. SO you need to take that into consideration in some cases. Overall however the Sony optics are very good.
My goal here is to compare is Image Quality ultimately, but we can break that down into several categories for critical evaluation!
Dynamic Range, Noise, Shadow Detail, Highlight Detail, Depth, Color, Sharpness, Clarity, etc…..
I really want you to take a close look at these photos paying attention to the image quality parameters mention above. See for yourself how the Sony A77 holds up next to the renowned Full Frame Canon 5D Mark II!! Some of these shots are slightly edited as well, so you can see final product etc..
Simple click on the photos and they will blow up to a gorgeous 1200px crisp image. You can then navigate through all the images using the arrows on the left and right as you hover over the image. If that doesn’t work for some reason, I put all this pics up in a Google+ Gallery as well. Sony A77 vs 5D Mark II Gallery >>
Please let me and others know what you think below in the comments!
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