Summary Sony SLT A99

Prices Price
Body only
$1,998 - $3,198
With 28-75mm lens
$2,880
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 2
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 7
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Full frame 35.8x24mm
Screen resolution
Help 1,229k dots
Megapixels
Help 24 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 60fps
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 25,600 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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Pros

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The Sony SLT A99 vs other recent DSLRs

Overall image quality Great overall image quality Help
89.0
Dynamic range Wide dynamic range Help
14 EV
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Autofocus Phase detection video autofocus Help
fast and accurate
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Storage slots More storage slots Help
2
Color depth Good color depth Help
25 bits
Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
0.71x
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Shutter lag Short shutter lag Help
127 ms shutter lag
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
100%
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second
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The Sony SLT A99 vs other recent pro DSLRs

Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Sensor shift
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$1,998.00
Weight Light Help
812 g
Size Quite small Help
Professional size (147×111×78 mm)
Thickness Thin Help
3.1"

Cons

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The Sony SLT A99 vs other recent DSLRs

Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Viewfinder Uses battery, see less detail Help
Digital
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available Help
126 lenses
Announced Old Help
August 2012
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Professional
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The Sony SLT A99 vs other recent pro DSLRs

Low light performance Noisy at high ISO Help
1,555 ISO
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
1,229k dots
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
6 fps
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
24 MP
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
11
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Screen size Small screen Help
3"
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
25,600 ISO
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
500 shots
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
19

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Discussion

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Avatar for Vamp898 Vamp898 (8:26 PM, January 02, 2014)
lol snapsort says about the Viewfinder

> Uses battery, see less detail Digital

The EVF Viewfinder was chosen over and OVF because you see more details. Absolutely paradox to give a negative point for the better VF just because its not optical.

It matters which one better is, and the EVF of the a99 is better than the OVF of the recent pro DSLRs so this is _not_ an negative point.
 
lamboram (11:56 AM, May 30, 2013)
understated masterpiece.!
 
Bryan (2:23 PM, October 18, 2012)
When will the DXO mark scores be out for Sony a99 ?