Sony Alpha A99
Sony Alpha A99
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Sony Alpha A99

A multi award winning and fully featured SLR digital camera, perfect for wildlife photography
SLR 24.3MP CMOS Black Jan 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Sensor Type Colour Release Date

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Sony Alpha A99 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A99 number 236 across all digital cameras.
196 Reviews + 14 Awards
2 Years Old
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Why Has it Scored 62?

It has very good expert reviews and superb user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 14 awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from plus three other sites and a "Recommended" award from plus two other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report design, good picture quality and superior product quality. However they also report inferior battery life.
The Alpha A99 has some great features:
Quite high megapixels sensor
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Quite high ISO sensitivity (max)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography. It is also excellent for sports photography as well being excellent for portrait photography.

How Big is the Sony Alpha A99?

The Sony Alpha A99 is 147mm wide and 78.4mm tall. It is 111.2mm deep and weighs 733g.

Sony Alpha A99 front dimensions

Sony Alpha A99 size in context

Sony Alpha A99 In-Depth Analysis

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony slta99vgbl, sony sal2470z2, brand ilca99m2, sony slta99vk, sony ilca99m2, brand a99ii, sony a99ii
Barcodes 00027242284296, 00027242903326, 00616932797873, 03662362013165, 03662362033620

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony Alpha A99

Four times lighter
Only 200 shots battery life (CIPA standard)
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
A lot shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Vastly smaller digital zoom
Larger maximum aperture number
5mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
14% lighter
20 less battery life (CIPA standard)
Higher display resolution (numeric)
Higher megapixel
33g lighter
Smaller maximum aperture number
14mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
61% lighter
Smaller maximum aperture number