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

Great image quality
Overall image quality
89.0
Great color depth
Color depth
25 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14 EV
Has live view
Live view
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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
500 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
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 Alpha a99 II

Sony Alpha a99 II

Boutique

$3,198

Focus points Many more focus points
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,531 body only

$2,121 with 16-50mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$898 - $2,698 body only

$1,098 with 28-70mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Focus points Many more focus points
Autofocus Slower autofocus

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

Pro DSLR

Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Entry-level DSLR

Lens availability More lenses available
Size Smaller
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,531 body only

$2,121 with 16-50mm lens

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

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.