Sony SLT A99 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Winner
Sony SLT A99

78

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

74

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 panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.74x
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
500 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
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 with 28-70mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Focus points Many more focus points
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,735 - $1,997 body only

$2,249 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

Pro DSLR

$2,638 body only

Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,098 - $3,198 body only

$1,398 with 28-70mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$3,763 body only

Live view Has live view
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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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.