Summary Sony SLT A99

Prices Price
Body only
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 3
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 5
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Full frame 35.8x24mm
Screen resolution
Help 1,229k dots
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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The Sony SLT A99 vs other recent DSLRs

Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
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
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Autofocus Autofocuses shooting video Help
Phase detection
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
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The Sony SLT A99 vs other recent pro DSLRs

Low light performance Very low noise at high ISO Help
1,555 ISO
Color depth Great color depth Help
25 bits
Size Quite small Help
Professional size (147×111×78 mm)
Thickness Thin Help
Overall image quality Incredible overall image quality Help
Dynamic range Very wide dynamic range Help
14 EV
Storage slots More storage slots Help
Weight Light Help
812 g


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The Sony SLT A99 vs other recent DSLRs

Startup delay Poor startup delay Help
700 ms startup delay
Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available Help
126 lenses
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
Announced Old Help
August 2012
Lowest price Expensive Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
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The Sony SLT A99 vs other recent pro DSLRs

Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Screen size Small screen Help
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
25,600 ISO
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
500 shots
Viewfinder Uses battery, see less detail Help
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
1,229k dots
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
6 fps
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Focus points Fewer focus points Help





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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 ?