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 A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$948 - $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
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$785 - $997 body only

$1,047 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
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 Alpha DSLR-A900 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

Pro DSLR

Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Sony Alpha a99 II

Sony Alpha a99 II

Boutique

$3,198

Focus points Many more focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$948 - $2,698 body only

$1,098 with 28-70mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
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.