Sony SLT A99 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Winner
Sony SLT A99

96

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

91

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A99

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14 EV
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
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Storage slots
More storage slots
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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

$998 - $1,198 body only

$1,598 with 16-50mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Focus points Significantly more focus points
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
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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
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,897 body only

$2,397 with 24-120mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

Pro DSLR

Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,642 body only

$1,989 with 18-135mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$998 - $1,198 body only

$1,598 with 16-50mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

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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.