KayakPhotos wrote in post #18319980
Thanks for chiming in. It sucks that I have no "real" camera stores in the local area to try one out. I might see if Best Buy carries them....
Good luck regarding BB. Our store in Vero barely carries DSLR anymore. Only four years or so ago they were carrying the A77 and A55, D7000, 7D, 60D . . . . Now just Rebels, D3400. The mirrorless section is separate.
Here are a few higher ISO shots, if this helps out at all.
ISO 6400 in some truly awful, uneven lighting. Run through PS, very minor work, and before I bought DXO.
Compare it to a shot taken at ISO 3200 with A6000.
ISO 6400, run through DXO Prime denoising software. [IMAGE'S LINK: https://www.flickr.com ...663/in/dateposted-public/]rcjn0117
by Michael Bielecki
ISO 3200, terrible lighting run through PS. Again, before DXO Prime . . .
ISO 2500, maybe some curves applied here but took this before I bought DXO. [IMAGE'S LINK: https://www.flickr.com ...773/in/dateposted-public/]reperin7
by Michael Bielecki
ISO 2000, same vantage as pic above and same post-processing.
I really think that the $150 I spent on the DXO software was a great investment. I shoot at ISO 3200 and feel pretty good about it now, and can even pick my spots with ISO 6400. Medicine Man's ISO 6400 look like my ISO 3200, so he clearly has a better grasp on the software--LOL.
If you go to DXO Mark and compare the high-ISO numbers given, the 7Dii scores a 1082 and a77ii gets a 1013. Not great scores compared to Sony and Canon FF cameras, but the 80D--which has been praised for its low-light ability, scores an 1135. The a77ii beats both Canon cameras in DR and Color depth.
Put it up against a D500, and the a77ii is edged out in overall score--but its a close fight.
I'm not sure what you've found the a77ii being sold for, but I picked mine up about a 14 months ago for $729 refurbished on Secondipity via eBay.
Sony A99ii, RX-100ii, Sonnar T* 135mm f/1.8 ZA, Minolta HS 200 2.8 APO, Zeiss 24/2 ZA, Minolta 2xTC APO, HVL-F43M