Updated (April, 2014): Compare the Sony SLT A77 II vs Sony SLT-A99

Sony SLT-A99

Winner
Sony SLT-A99

81

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Sony SLT-A77

71

Sony SLT A77

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Reasons to buy the Sony SLT-A99

Overall image quality
Great image quality
89.0
Color depth
Great color depth
25 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
14 EV
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.72x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony SLT A77

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster 12 fps vs 6 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder 0.72x vs 0.71x
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Almost the same
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Lowest price Cheaper $969.99 vs $2,298.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,328 cheaper (2.4x less)
Size Slightly smaller 143x104x81 mm vs 147x111x78 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Lighter 732 g vs 812 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Sony SLT-A99

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Startup delay Much less startup delay 700 ms vs 3100 ms
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4.4x less delay when turning on
Overall image quality Better image quality 89.0 vs 78.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,555 ISO vs 801 ISO
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The SLT-A99 has a slight edge (1 f-stop) in low noise, high ISO performance
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 35.8x24.0mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
Color depth Better color depth 25 bits vs 24 bits
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Distinguishes 1 more bits of color
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 16,000 ISO
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The SLT-A99's maximum light sensitivity is 0.7 f-stops better
Dynamic range More dynamic range 14 EV vs 13.2 EV
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0.8 f-stops more dynamic range
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Thickness Thinner 3.1" vs 3.2"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Panorama Both have in-camera panoramic stitching, many cameras like these don't Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection video autofocus which is uncommon Help
              fast and accurate
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Viewfinder size Above average viewfinder size Help
              SLT A77:0.72x
              SLT-A99:0.71x
              Shutter lag Minimal shutter lag Help
              SLT A77:124 ms
              SLT-A99:127 ms
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              24 MP
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              123 lenses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SLT A77:530 shots
              SLT-A99:500 shots
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Compared to recent pro DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              SLT A77:143x104x81 mm
              SLT-A99:147x111x78 mm
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              SLT A77:3100 ms
              SLT-A99:700 ms
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3.0"
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              SLT A77:801 ISO
              SLT-A99:1,555 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,097 body only

              $1,320 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,399 body only

              $3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Sony SLT A77 II

              Sony SLT A77 II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,098 - $1,099 body only

              $1,698 - $1,699 with 16-50mm lens

              Focus points Has much more focus points
              Thickness Is thicker
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,049 - $1,150 body only

              $200 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,498 - $2,298 body only

              $1,798 - $1,998 with 28-70mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Focus points Has much more focus points
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
              Sony SLT-A65

              Sony SLT A65

              Entry-level DSLR

              $649 - $698 body only

              $798 - $880 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,899 body only

              $1,899 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage

              Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sony SLT-A77.

              Sony SLT-A99 Competitors

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              Nikon D800

              Nikon D800

              Pro DSLR

              $2,997 - $3,297 body only

              $3,797 - $4,087 with 24-85mm lens

              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,897 body only

              $2,397 - $2,400 with 24-85mm lens

              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony A7R

              Sony A7R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Lens availability Much fewer lenses available

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              PJShoots (9:07 PM, December 07, 2013)
              Should have mentioned the A99 is a full fram vs the A77 being a cropped frame.
              A77 great for hobby, A99 better for pros