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

Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
500 ms startup delay
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate

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 Much higher true resolution
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

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

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 - $2,898 body only

$1,198 with 28-70mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Focus points Significantly more focus points
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Competitors

Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 - $2,898 body only

$1,198 with 28-70mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$106 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Live view Has live view
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$786 body only

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

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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.