New Building -- NEX-5 & Vivitar Series-1 28mm f1.9.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Image Quality from the Sony 24MP Sensor
I am excited about the NEX-7, but unfortunately it's pricey and the image quality may disappoint. I haven't found any sample pictures from the NEX-7, but I looked some from at the A77, which shares the same 24MP sensor as the NEX-7 and probably the image processing engine as well. What I can see is that Sony is still one of the worst when it comes to jpeg image quality. The A77 samples don't look very good. Shadow noise is excessive at ISO 200. Why don't manufacturers understand that most of us want quality, not quantity pixels. ISO 1600 looks ok, but lacks details. I hope it's due to the jpeg engine and that RAW files will perform much better. If not, I guess my NEX-5 will be with me, and I will end up with a 5D II instead.