Sony SLT A99 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Winner
Sony SLT A99

77

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

73

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A99

Great image quality
Overall image quality
89.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Great color depth
Color depth
25 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
500 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Storage slots
More storage slots
2

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 SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$898 body only

$1,498 with 16-50mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Focus points Significantly more focus points
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,098 - $3,198 body only

$1,398 with 28-70mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Focus points Many more focus points
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,560 - $1,997 body only

$2,108 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

Pro DSLR

Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$898 body only

$1,498 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,098 - $3,198 body only

$1,398 with 28-70mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Startup delay Much more startup delay

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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.