Sony SLT A99 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Winner
Sony SLT A99

100

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

94

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A99

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,555 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
89.0
Great color depth
Color depth
25 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT A99.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A900.

competitors

Sony SLT A99 Competitors

Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$798 - $1,998 body only

$998 with 28-70mm lens

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Thickness Much thinner
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,967 with 16-50mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$632 with 18-55mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Size Smaller
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

Pro DSLR

Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D

Pro DSLR

$7,192 body only

Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Thickness Thinner
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$632 with 18-55mm lens

Live view Has live view
Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

discussion

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Avatar for Jack Keck Jack Keck (0:58 PM, November 08, 2012)
"fewer lenses available"??? there is the exact same number of lenses available, both sony and minolta lenses work with both cameras, if anything, less lenses work with the a99 when it comes to sigma lenses, some of the older lenses do not work with the slt's and none of this shows me the performance in way of IQ in comparing the 2 cameras.