Sooooo, wattabout the A99?
Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:54 PM
with some great shots in it, but nobody seems to care much about the A99 - or am I just not checking the right forums?
Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:12 AM
Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:12 AM
Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:34 AM
And considering image quality - I just haven't seen enough from the A99 to make final judgements - have you guys?
Moire still seems to plague most cameras...
The A99 won´t sell like hot cake at the current entry price, but this should change soon, when units start collecting on the shelves;)
If low light and dynamic range proof to be on par with the D800 and 5DIII, the IS alone could be a selling point for me...
The sensor crop function is also nice, the articulating screen too and the pricey XLR option is, well, pricey but unique and at least by looks, more elegantly solved than using a Beachtek/Juicelink adapter.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:29 PM
Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:53 PM
Once the BMC gets off the ground, cameras that don't offer RAW will be dead in the water with the indie guys. One could argue that RAW is more important to small budget productions than it is to big budget productions because it can compensate for bad lighting.
Gotta agree with this..
Adorama has the deal with the Switronix kit for $3095. A crucial SSD for $200. Rock & Roll. There's probably a dozen arguments here somebody could make for the A99, but for me if your concern is video, just stretch a little further and be done with it. No moire, no aliasing, no 8 bit limit, no same old codec, etc.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:41 AM
The video you posted does look quite incredible.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:06 PM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:35 PM
Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:16 AM
The CPU isn't responsible in most cases for down-sampling from the full megapixel count, as it is done on the sensor side.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:07 AM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:11 PM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:23 AM
Okay, I see what you are talking about.
GH2 sensor is 18MP total to support multiple aspect ratios.
Not that it matters (I didn't even know this myself until I looked it up) but, according to this image:
It looks like the full sensor might be 18MP but the different aspects only use a reduced area of it so in 16:9 it's only 13.9MP.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:53 AM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:55 AM
You will see the VG-900 (same sensor as A99) in my shootout vs the Blackmagic and GH3 it is a total embarrassment and I feel bad for all the Sony people on this one because it showed such promise and it was pretty brave to put a full frame sensor in a video camera. This coming from a big fan of the RX100, NEX 5N and NEX 7 which all shoot better video and have better ergonomics than the VG series. The menus and buttons are just horrible on the VG series and can only assume image quality is either compromise because the sensor is designed predominantly for stills or crippled to protect the FS100.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:41 AM
It's exactly the same sensor as in the A99 and RX1, 24MP.
Did they ever mention how many MP the VG-900 sensor is?
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