Monday, September 12, 2011

Sony's 24MP Sensor RAW File Samples

Today I read Luminous-Landscapes first impression of the Sony A65 camera, which shares the same sensor with the A77 and NEX-7.  Looking at the RAW converted images, I must say that I am not impressed with the image quality.  This really reminds me of the NEX-5 images, or even a bit worse.  I was expecting nice low ISO quality but instead, it's very noisy, especially when compared to the 3-year old A900.

Well, this is disappointing.  No matter how good the ergonomic of the NEX-7 is, if its image quality is not up to par, nothing matters.

I should use my NEX-5 and patiently wait for the final verdicts when the NEX-7 finally comes out.  But, if prices of the 5D II drops, I might just buy that instead.  It's bigger and heavier, but gives me the quality that I want, with full frame to boot.  On the second thought, perhaps I should stop reading anything about NEX-7 until it's officially available for sale.

Window -- Panasonic G1 & Kodak Cine 102mm f2.7 with Close Focus.


  1. I suspect, in their final versions, both of the new Nex will deliver better than what initial reviews might indicate. I take most reviews with a grain of salt. I may be throwing the dice and have ordered a 5N. I need a small light package for travel and this should meet my requirements perfectly. If it does not I will sell. If it does I may look at a Nex7 later at some point in the future. Hopefully the prices will drop.

  2. Indeed. Lots of samples (albeit jpeg) are now coming from dpreview and imaging-resources and they look quite ok. I think the jpeg is better than those from NEX-5 (not the 5N).