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Sony Alpha SLT-A99 DSLR

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1 1863 Nov 17, 2013
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9.00
7.00
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Specifications:
Full-Frame 24.3MP Exmor CMOS Sensor
Sony Dual AF System & Translucent Mirror
3.0" TruBlack Tilting LCD Display
XGA OLED Electronic Viewfinder
Full HD 1920x1080 60p Video Recording
Advanced BIONZ Image Processing Engine
Internal SteadyShot Image Stabilization
1,200 Zone Evaluative Metering Sensor
Exposure & Focus Controls With Video
Quiet Multi Control Dial, GPS & Auto HDR
ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 100 - 6400
Viewfinder Type: Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage: 100%
Viewfinder Magnification: Approx. 0.71x
Diopter Adjustment: - 4.0 to 3.0 m
Display Screen: 3" Rear Screen Tilting Live Preview LCD (1,228,000)
Screen Coverage: 100%
Max Sync Speed : 1/250 sec
Exposure Compensation: -5 EV to 5 EV (in 1/31/2 EV steps)
Continuous Shooting: Up to 6 fps
Shutter Lag: 0.05 Seconds
Dimensions (WxHxD): 5.8 x 4.5 x 3.1" / 14.7 x 11.4 x 7.9 cm
Weight: 1.8 lb / 816 g With battery and memory card
Online Price: $2,798 (Nov 2013)



 


          
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Registered: Nov 27, 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 125
Review Date: Nov 17, 2013 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Camera has a solid build but pretty light weight. Very good focus accuracy, wide dynamic range, images have very good color. In-body image stabilization works with all lenses. EVF with the ability to program what ever information you wish to view. The articulated rear LCD is great for both stills and video. Dual SD card slots. Built in GPS. Output uncompressed HD video to external recorder. Continuous AF when shooting video or photos at 6 fps. Magnified live view for manual focus.
Cons:
Not enough memory buffer when shooting in high speed. Can take some time to navigate threw the menus. Cost is a bit high compare to the competition. Uses SD cards.

There are many items I love about the Sony A99, I use this camera all the time for both personal and work. Pair it with the right lenses and you can create images that will make any client happy. In camera stabilization, great dynamic range, a good full time focusing system for both video or stills and selectable camera information that you want displayed in the viewfinder adds up to a powerful tool. Sony make some very innovated features for their cameras most way before of the other manufactures. The other Sony advantage is Zeiss lenses though you can get Zeiss optics for Nikon or Canon with Sony you keep autofocusing. The Sony G lenses are no slouch either. The negatives, I wish the camera had a user customized menu layout so I could have a main menu that would display what is most important to me. A larger image buffer so I could shoot a longer burst of photos. Finally more lens selection though if your not a lens hog they have a lens to fit in most categories. Japanese innovation with German design optics make for a great camera system. If you would like to see some images made with the A99
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Sony Alpha SLT-A99 DSLR

Buy from B&H Photo
Reviews Views Date of last review
1 1863 Nov 17, 2013
Recommended By Average Price
100% of reviewers None indicated
Build Quality Rating Price Rating Overall Rating
9.00
7.00
8.0
Screen_Shot_2013-11-13_at_4_03_30_PM_copy