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Sony A99


Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
13 Sep 2012 1:35AM

Quote:Frame rate looks confusing, is it 6fps with AF enabled, and 10fps with no AF? Could be me not reading the info correctly


6 fps in CAf and 10fps in Saf perhaps.

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strawman 10 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2012 10:41AM
And then the Nikon D600 came out.....

Significantly lower price, same resolution probably very similar image quality but with the larger often lower cost Nikon lens range that are not shabby. That also cuts the rug from under Canon, unless the 7D replacement full frame rumours are true.Sort of leave you wondering where that leaves the A99. No doubt it will be good but it is pitched high up the marker and leaves a large gap to the A77. Perhaps there is another full frame Sony to come. I hope so.
macroman 11 15.3k England
14 Sep 2012 11:48AM

Quote:Way beyond my pocket - or rather what the boss is prepared to spend on me - sadly. I think I'l make do with the A77


Yep or A65 even! Grin

I am also wondering, given that both cameras are 24mp, what major advantage does full frame have.?
JJGEE 9 6.4k 18 England
14 Sep 2012 12:09PM

Quote:what major advantage does full frame have.

My 135mm lens is a 135mm lens and not 135 x 1.5= approx 202mm Wink

However, as an emergency back up for my A900 the A77 is less than 1,000 v 2,499 for the A99 ! !
macroman 11 15.3k England
14 Sep 2012 1:24PM
Plus another few bob for a 200 mm lens to get back to square one? Smile
joshwa e2
4 605 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2012 10:36AM

Quote:Frame rate looks confusing, is it 6fps with AF enabled, and 10fps with no AF? Could be me not reading the info correctly

6 fps in CAf and 10fps in Saf perhaps.



6fps is full frame.
10fps is cropped to roughly APS-C size
15 Sep 2012 3:38PM

Quote:what major advantage does full frame have.

IQ

macroman 11 15.3k England
15 Sep 2012 4:31PM
Ah!
strawman 10 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2012 11:39PM
Thanks Josh I was wondering why I could see a couple of numbers.
CDSINUK 2 223 England
17 Sep 2012 7:01PM

Quote:Way beyond my pocket - or rather what the boss is prepared to spend on me - sadly. I think I'l make do with the A77 Smile


i had to laugh just as Sony are now i bet, i emailed Sony and said i would test drive the A99 and write a review Smile as there was a lot of speculation from the Canon/Nikon camp, well you have to chance your arm,
funnily enough i never got a reply, Smile just thought i'd see the difference between that and my Alpha A230 lol, whats up with that? Smile
23 Oct 2012 10:52PM
Took my A99 to the river today and captured a kingfisher, I have programmed the silent wheel to change the ISO.
Misty and a little rain with black clouds. ISO at 1600 is about the same as the A77 at 160.
ISO at 2500 is about the same as A77 at 250. Saturday I have arrange for a friend with another A99 to do the kingfisher on camera shot. Being wildlife not totally guaranteed.
Also we will try some in-flight shots. I have posted ISO 2500 and ISO 1250. on this group . It's my first day with the camera and I need to get used to it.
I have had the A77 over a year and the EVF gives me no problems, I feel you see an accurate image of what your' photo will be.
24 Oct 2012 4:33PM

Quote:Frame rate looks confusing, is it 6fps with AF enabled, and 10fps with no AF? Could be me not reading the info correctly

6 fps in CAf and 10fps in Saf perhaps.

6fps is full frame.
10fps is cropped to roughly APS-C size



When you switch in to 10 fps the camera zooms in like a 2x s converter but crops the photo.
When you zoom in to 8 fps the camera does the same like a 1.4 converter and crops the photo.
less pixels. but amazing image quality.

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