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Category: Digital SLRs
Product: Sony Alpha A99
Price: £2,500.00

Sony Alpha A99 DSLR Hands-On Look - We look at the new Sony Alpha A99 Full Frame Digital SLR with a new 24.3 megapixel sensor.

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Sony Alpha A99 (6)
Sony Alpha A99 Digital SLR with Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar f/2.8 16-35mm ZA T* lens

The Sony Alpha a99 is designed to provide the Best IQ: with an Exmor full frame 24.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, new optical low-pass filter, ISO100-25600 (expandable), High speed front end, area specific noise reduction, 200,000 shutter life cycle, 6fps burst shooting, BIONZ processor.

SONY ALPHA A99 (2)
Sony Alpha A99 Sensor exposed.

It is designed to be leading edge, with high reliability, and features fully fledged Sony movie recording with Full HD at 60,50,25,24 fps. We will be adding more images, using the camera and will update this when possible.


The sensor can be seen below, and is shown next to the APS-C sensor used in Sony NEX cameras, as well as the 1.0 type sensor used in the Sony RX100.

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Sony Alpha A99 Full-Frame Sensor

Sony Alpha A99 Hands-On Photos of Equipment

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Sony Alpha A99 Specifications

ManufacturerSony
Lens
Effective Magnification 1x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels 24.3Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W) 6000
Pixels (H) 4000
Sensor Type Exmor CMOS
Sensor Size 35mm
Sensor Size (width) 35.8mm
Sensor Size (height) 23.9mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor 3in
Screen resolution 1,228,800 dots
Touch Screen No
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Spot
  • Manual
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest 1/8000sec
Shutter speeds longest 30sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • A
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity 50 - 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Manual
  • Flash
  • Bracket
Exposure Comp +/-5
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting 6fps
Video
Movie mode Yes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 1280x720 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
  • 1440x1080
Video FPS 30,25fps
Stereo Sound Yes
Optical Zoom with Video Yes
Other Features
Image Stabilisation Yes
Interface
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • Memory Stick
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery Type Rechargeable battery pack NP-FM500H
CIPA Rating 410
Box Contents
Box Contents No Data
Dimensions
Weight 812g
Width 147mm
Height 111.2mm
Depth 78.4mm

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Comments

mufftrix
mufftrix  1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2012 - 8:52 PM

It a shame they not gone for the 36Mp the same as the D800? Lots of nice features but not enough to make me upgrade from the A77 just yet?

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stupot
stupot  2 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 - 10:28 AM

Very impressed with the A99. Much better than my old A900.

Enjoying it.Smile

AlanWillis
AlanWillis e2 Member 463 forum postsAlanWillis vcard England
24 Jan 2013 - 10:32 PM

A99 in action

http://www.ephotozine.com/user/sydney2-104523/gallery/photo/robin-31774933

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