Sony SLT A99 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Winner
Sony SLT A99

95

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

90

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A99

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
500 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Storage slots
More storage slots
2
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

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

$1,198 body only

$1,798 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 - $1,400 with 28-70mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Focus points Many more focus points
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,199 - $2,499 body only

$2,700 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

Pro DSLR

$589 body only

Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$650 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$580 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Autofocus Slower autofocus

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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.