Our reader Simon read an interesting Sony A77 1.02 versus 1.03 firmware comparison test on one of the HK popular magazine PC Magazine. And here is the list of the improvements:
1. Response time
Turn on 3.2s 2.8s
Turn off 7.3s 6.3s
EVF/LCD 0.8s 0.6s
Format SD 11.4s 7.6s
2. Continuous shot, no. of photos record within 10 seconds
Sandisk SDHC Extreme Pro 8G
# of pic 30 46
Although the magazine comments the noise level is the same, but from their print out, I found that v1.03 preserve much more details, especially starting from ISO 6400.
Our reader Mark found the new A77 review published on the latest Amateur Photographer magazine (it is not online, it is on paper only):”Just thought you might be interested that the A77 scored 90 out of 100 in this weeks AP. Some text from the Verdict:
The specification is backed up by solid performance in colour rendition, resolution detail at lower sensitives, a wide dynamic range and a responsive and accurate AF system. The only real downside to speak of regarding the use of a fixed translucent mirror is that doing so comprises the camera’s ability to handle noise levels in low light.
Hope this is of use to you and keep up the good work!”
A77 firmware 1.03 image samples are on Flickr (Click here).
All new Sony cameras and lenses links:
A77 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
A65 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-7 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-5n Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 50mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 55-210mm Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
NEX-5n viewfinder Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.