Sony A77 II Image Quality Analysis: how does the latest SLT handle those higher ISO shots?


posted Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 3:56 PM EDT

After a quite a long wait, Sony Alpha fans yearning for a new flagship APS-C got their wish with the new Sony A77 II, which boasts yet again an impressive 24.3MP sensor, though this one's a new iteration and shared with the Sony A6000. Coupled with Sony's latest BIONZ X image processor, the A77 II claims to have a big boost in high ISO performance -- up to 25,600 rather than the 12,800 as in its predecessor (as well as on the low end, with an extended ISO 50 option).

We've now put the Sony A77 II head-to-head against a batch of its major competitors, such as the Fujifilm X-T1 and Nikon D7100, as well as the original A77 using our standard set of Still Life lab images. As an example, below is a table comparing the A77 II test lab images to the A77 at base ISO. These are cropped from 100% resolution images to give you an accurate read on what each camera is delivering at default camera settings. As usual, there are also comparisons at ISO 1600 and 3200, as well as a high-contrast, fine-detail comparison table at ISO 6400. And of course our signature Print Quality Analysis as well, where we detail how large you can expect to achieve good prints across the entire ISO range.

Head on over to our Sony A77 II image quality comparison to see how the various models stack up to each other.

Stay tuned for much more to come on the Sony A77 II!