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Sony A99 Features

sony A99
Release Date: October 2012
List Price (body only): $2,800 USD


If your budget for a digital SLR isn't around $3,000 USD then you can quickly pass on the Sony A99.

However, if you're looking to maximize your image quality and capture a wide variety of subjects then the Sony A99 features should suit you well.

First, there's the full frame 24 megapixel sensor which has no crop factor — a good thing for landscape and interior photographers.

Pile on top of that built-in image stabilization, a 19-point specialized autofocus system and a very flexible 3 inch LCD screen, and you've got a camera that has versatile written all over it.

Perhaps you're not interested in still images, but are looking for a camera you can use to shoot your next low-budget film.

In this area the A99 also delivers, since it features a Full HD 1080p movie mode with selectable frame rates of 60 and 24 frames per second. The special autofocus system also allows for full-time continuous focus during movie capture, which is helpful if you're dealing with moving subjects.

It's important to note that the viewfinder on the A99 is electronic instead of optical, a definite difference between this and the higher-end Nikon and Canon digital SLRs.

Feature List

StabilizationIn Body
Memory CardSD / SDHC / SDXC
Max. Shutter Speed1/8000
Max. Photo Capture6 per second
ISO Range50 to 25600
Movie ModesAVCHD
1920 x 1080p (60, 24 fps)

Motion JPEG
1440 x 1080p (30 fps)
640 x 480 (30 fps)
LCDFlexible 3in (1.2 million dots)
Autofocus19 point
Face Detect AFYes
Sensor Dimensions35.8 x 23.9 (no crop factor)
HDMI PortYes
Live ViewYes
Built-in FlashNo
Compatible LensesAll Sony ALPHA
BatteryNP-FM500H LiIon
Dimensions5.9 x 4.5 x 3.1in
147 x 111.2 x 78.4mm
Weight28.64oz (812g)

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