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Sony Alpha A99 Hands-on Review
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Sony Alpha SLT-A99 preview - by dpreview.com

27 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony cameras and also specifically for Sony SLR digital cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Sony SLT-A99 has a GPS, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and spec which do not have a GPS.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a GPS to this digital camera and we think the Sony SLT-A65[plb_1620656_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 24.3 megapixels, the SLT-A99 has a fairly high megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. Across all the SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the megapixel counts range from 4MP to 52MP.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 24.3MP cameras currently available including the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price], or the Sony ILCE-7[plb_2044892_price] which has better reviews.

If this camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon D800E[plb_2119188_price] (36.3MP), or the Pentax 645Z[plb_2522250_price] (51.4MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The SLT-A99 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the SLT-A99.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this Sony digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Nikon D5200[plb_1829432_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The SLT-A99 has a greater number of supported image formats than most SLR digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the SLT-A99. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The SLT-A99 has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution found on most digital cameras of this age and type. This Sony digital camera also have still image resolutions of 6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2624, 3936 x 2216, 2640 x 1760, 2640 x 1488 and 1728 x 1152 and 1728 x 976.

This digital camera's still image resolution (6000 x 4000) is in fact the best still image resolution across all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the SLT-A99.

The worst still image resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 480 x 480.

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±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The SLT-A99 has a wider light exposure correction than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most cameras of this spec and age have a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction across all cameras of this age and spec.

The worst light exposure correction across similar types of camera is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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Quite High Display Resolution

Comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have display resolutions of between 1 pixels and 2,400,000 pixels. When compared to other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago, the display resolution of the SLT-A99 of 1,228,800 pixel is one of the highest.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

The average total megapixel count of cameras of a comparable type and age to the SLT-A99 is 19MP. With a total megapixel count of 24.7 megapixels, the SLT-A99 has a quite many total megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the SLT-A99.

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Very Big Image Effective Megapixels

With an image effective megapixels of 24.324 megapixels, the Sony SLT-A99 has one of the biggest image effective megapixels amongst cameras of this age. Across all the SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the image effective megapixels range from 16MP to 25MP.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of cameras of this age and spec is 1,300mAh, and the battery capacities range from 720mAh to 2,300mAh. At 1,650 milliampere * hour, the Sony SLT-A99 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SLT-A99.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The SLT-A99 has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than the ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction found on most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. Across all cameras of a comparable age and type to the SLT-A99 the best flash exposure correction is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) and the worst is ±1EV (1/2 EV step).

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the Sony SLT-A99 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on SLR digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The SLT-A99 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Sony camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the SLT-A99. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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Has a Mini HDMI Connector

The SLT-A99 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has a Mini HDMI connector, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector found on similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Supports Two ISO Speeds

The SLT-A99 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most SLR digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The ISO speed "25600" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This camera supports a H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is the most commonly supported video format on SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The SLT-A99 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras of this type and age. This digital camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus" is also featured on this camera.

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Sony SLT-A99 is more than most cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of a similar age and type to the SLT-A99. The camera file systems "Exif 2.3", "MPF" and "RAW" are also supported by this digital camera.

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TFT Display

The Sony SLT-A99 has a better display than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most digital cameras of this age and spec have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is actually the best display across all cameras that are a similar age to the SLT-A99.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst display is LCD.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most commonly found focus on digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The SLT-A99 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the SLT-A99.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the D5300[pl_2189436_price], or the D7100[pl_2082345_price] both from Nikon or the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price].

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SLT-A99 support video recording, however the SLT-A99 does not support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support video recording including the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price], the Canon EOS 1100D[plb_1385668_price], or the Nikon D90[plb_1836503_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The SLT-A99 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the SLT-A99 are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Lumix DMC-GF2[pl_584440_price], or the Lumix DMC-GF5[pl_1433511_price] both from Panasonic or the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price].

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the SLT-A99, the SLT-A99 does not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the D7100[pl_2082345_price], or the D5300[pl_2189436_price] both from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The SLT-A99 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the SLT-A99 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the SLT-A99, the Sony SLT-A99 does not have an image stabiliser.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the SLT-A99 is more than most SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on SLR digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The flash modes "Pre-flash", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the SLT-A99 is more than most cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most frequently found shooting mode is Manual, but this shooting mode is not found on this camera. The shooting modes Auto, Movie and Program are also found on this Sony camera.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony SLT-A99

Released Over Three Years Ago

This SLR digital camera was released over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the SLT-A99 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SLT-A99.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price], the Canon EOS 700D - Rebel T5i[plb_1609405_price], or the Pentax K-5 II[plb_1452971_price].

If this Sony camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Df[pl_1740408_price] (3.2"), or the D4[pl_1998795_price] (3.2") both from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 733 grams, the SLT-A99 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the SLT-A99 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the SLT-A99.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-GF2[pl_584440_price], or the Lumix DMC-GF5[pl_1433511_price] both from Panasonic.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Olympus PEN E-P3[plb_1666913_price] (5x), or the Sony NEX-6[plb_1609287_price] (14x) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

Alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price].

If you want a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might also want to consider the Nikon D3000[plb_993_price] (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Design
Colour
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Minimum Aperture
Focal Length Range
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Exposure Correction
Flash Metering Mode
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Microphone in Socket
USB Version
Headphone Out Port
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Live View
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Special Features

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Expert Reviews

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8 December 2014

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Small coverage area for AF, also
AF tracking accuracy lags behind its competitors
For some folks, things like the lack of CompactFlash, poor battery life, and compromises on video autofocus may not be reasonable tradeoffs
For some folks, things like the lack of CompactFlash, poor battery life, and compromises on video autofocus may not be reasonable trade-offs
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31 January 2014

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Sony rocked the world when it introduced the Alpha A99 at Photokina in September of 2012...

The a99 is a wonderful camera against stiff competition from the Canon 5D MkIII (more expensive) and the Nikon D600 (cheaper). The Sony will be enticing for anyone with Minolta legacy lenses, many...

19 June 2013

DateJune 20, 2013 (1) Read later This 24-megapixel camera is Sony's top full-frame DSLR using SLT (single lens translucent) technology. The mirror is not hinged but is semi-translucent... Read more…

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User Reviews

(68)
Reviewed 26 April 2013 by SonyPhotog
SonyPhotog would recommend the Sony Alpha SLT-A99 (Verified Purchase)

For me, Sony's translucent technology is a must because I am not physically able to use the viewfinder due to a crippling bone disease and limited range of motion problems. This technology has... Read more…

Reviewed 17 November 2012 by JDC
JDC would recommend the Sony Alpha SLT-A99 (Verified Purchase)

I specialize in wildlife photography. For several weeks I have been "pushing the envelope," critically testing the Sony A99 in photographing birds under difficult situations such as dim light,... Read more…

Reviewed 15 November 2012 by Jeremy
Jeremy would recommend the Sony Alpha SLT-A99 (Verified Purchase)

The image quality from this camera is stunning. It's great to be able to crank the ISOs up so high, and still (after shooting RAW and processing my images in Lightroom 4.2) get clean, colourful... Read more…

Reviewed 14 November 2012 by Blackriver
Blackriver would recommend the Sony Alpha SLT-A99 (Verified Purchase)

I shoot anything and everyting. I run my own portrait buisiness and run a modest gallery where I sell my own "fine art" photography. This camera is a dream to use. The other guys... Canon and... Read more…

Reviewed 12 November 2012 by ScottV
ScottV would recommend the Sony Alpha SLT-A99 (Verified Purchase)

I have been a Sony camera user for about 5 years (previously Canon). After using the A580 and the A850 for the past few years, it took a little time to get used to the EVF. Other than the refresh... Read more…

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