Shootout in the snow – Sony A65 vs Panasonic GH2 vs Canon 600D

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Note: the Sony A65 shares the same sensor, image processor and viewfinder as the NEX 7 and Sony A77. Image quality is 99% the same on all 3 models.

As part of my series of reviews on the Sony A65 I shot this comparison yesterday near Manchester, city of Oasis and Frank Sidebottom. The A65 represents the latest generation of Sony’s technology – 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor, ExmorHD image processor with 1080/60p and a 2.4MP OLED TruFinder. So is it any good?

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Sony A65 first impressions review – documentary shooting evolves


EOSHD recommended lenses for the Sony A65 / A77 

Amazingly Sony have got their flooded production going again and Sony A65s have found their way to England in time for Christmas. I’ve come to the UK to spend some time with family and in Manchester I picked up the Sony A65 with kit lens for £699… Considering how similar it is to the A77 that is a pretty competitive price by Sony and I am sure this is going to give the 600D / Rebel T3i something to think about over the next few months. But is it any good for video?

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Official – Sony A77 announced & Sony NEX 7 has full manual control in video mode

Sony A77

New Sony cameras – all the details with a video mode emphasis on EOSHD

A77 – breaking news

  • DPReview has full resolution 6400×4000 ISO samples from the A77 up to 12800.
  • DPReview reports that switching to movie mode on the A77 results in a dramatic crop of the sensor. It isn’t yet clear whether this crop goes away if you disable SteadyShot Inside in movie mode.
  • There are no manual audio controls (as far as we know)
  • The HDMI output is 1080p not interlaced! Good news.
  • It has peaking for manual focus
  • AF micro adjust (like the 5D Mk II) is present
  • AF in video mode is only available in P mode not M (boo!)

7am and here’s some breaking news on Sony’s outstanding new DSLRs. First the good news – not just the A77 has full manual control in video mode. The NEX7 does as well. We asked for 24p and manual control, Sony delivered.

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