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Sony Alpha A99

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Alpha A99

Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

Ruggedly built to cope effortlessly with tough assignments, the α99 sets new standards of imaging performance, creative options, user-focused ergonomics and reliability to satisfy demanding enthusiasts.
Availability
Discontinued No Edit
Year announced 2012 Edit
General
Lens Mounts
  • Sony A
  • Sony Alpha
  • Minolta A
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Lens
Effective Magnification 1x Edit
Image Sensor
CCD pixels 24.3Mp (Megapixels) Edit
Pixels (W) 6000 Edit
Pixels (H) 4000 Edit
Sensor Type Exmor CMOS Edit
Sensor Size 35mm Edit
Sensor Size (width) 35.8mm Edit
Sensor Size (height) 23.9mm Edit
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
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LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor 3in Edit
Brightness adjust Yes Edit
Tilting screen Yes Edit
Live view Yes Edit
Screen resolution 1,228,800 dots Edit
Touch Screen No Edit
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Spot
  • Manual
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
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Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest 1/8000sec Edit
Shutter speeds longest 30sec Edit
B-setting Yes Edit
Self Timer Can be selected from 10 s and 2 s Edit
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • A
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AE lock Yes Edit
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
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ISO sensitivity 50 - 25600 Edit
White balance
  • Auto
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Manual
  • Flash
  • Bracket
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Digital filter Yes Edit
Exposure Comp +/-5 Edit
Auto Exposure Bracketing With 1/3EV, 1/2EV, 2/3EV, 2.0EV, 3.0EV increments, 3 /5frames (2.0EV, 3.0EV : only 3frames) selectable Edit
Viewfinder
Viewfinder field of view 100% Edit
Depth of field preview Yes Edit
Interchangable focusing screen No Edit
Viewfinder Resolution 2,359,296 dots Edit
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting 6fps Edit
Multiple exposure No Data Edit
Sound recording Yes Edit
Video
Movie mode Yes Edit
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 1280x720 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
  • 1440x1080
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Video FPS 30,25fps Edit
Stereo Sound Yes Edit
Optical Zoom with Video Yes Edit
Flash
Flash Guide Number (ISO100/m) No Data Edit
Flash sync speed No Data Edit
Flash modes
    Edit
    Flash sync socket
    • Hot shoe
    Edit
    Flash compensation No Data Edit
    Flash Range No Data Edit
    Shooting Performance
    Shutter response No Data Edit
    Focus speed - Wide No Data Edit
    Focus speed - Telephoto No Data Edit
    Switch on time to first photo No Data Edit
    Shot to shot speed No Data Edit
    Shot to shot speed - flash No Data Edit
    Continuous shooting - JPEG No Data Edit
    Continuous shooting - Flash No Data Edit
    Continuous shooting - RAW No Data Edit
    Other Features
    Number of Custom Functions No Data Edit
    Dust removal Yes Edit
    Image Stabilisation Yes Edit
    Histogram Yes Edit
    Thumbnail / Index view No Data Edit
    Video out No Edit
    Slide show mode No Data Edit
    Zoom playback No Data Edit
    GPS enabled Yes Edit
    Interface
    HDMI Yes Edit
    USB USB 2 Edit
    Firewire No Edit
    Platform
    • PC
    • MAC
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    Wi-Fi No Edit
    Ethernet No Edit
    NFC No Data Edit
    Bluetooth No Data Edit
    Storage
    Card Type
    • SD
    • SDHC
    • SDXC
    • Memory Stick
    Edit
    File Type
    • RAW
    • JPG
    • RAW + JPG
    Edit
    Internal Memory No Data Edit
    Power Source
    Battery Type Rechargeable battery pack NP-FM500H Edit
    CIPA Rating 410 Edit
    Box Contents
    Box Contents No Data Edit
    Dimensions
    Weight 812g Edit
    Width 147mm Edit
    Height 111.2mm Edit
    Depth 78.4mm Edit

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