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Sony Alpha A99

77

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Sony Alpha A99

£2,186.10
£1,629.00 £557 cheaper than 90 days ago
Sony Alpha A99
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A multi award winning and fully loaded SLR camera, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and 12 further awards from other expert sites
SLR 24.3MP 6000 X 4000 Pixels CMOS Jan 2013
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Sony Alpha A99 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A99 number 267 in best selling cameras and number 322 across all digital cameras.
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274 Reviews + 14 Awards
52
Value for Money
Average
93
Features
Fully-Featured
59
Age
5 Years Old
77
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 77?

It has very good expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 14 awards including a "Recommended" award from Akam.no plus three other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from Lydogbillede.dk plus three other sites. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
The Alpha A99 has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
Low light no problem
Fast continuous shooting speeds
Featherweight champion
Dual slot for freer control of data
Every lens tells A story
Keep your eye on the viewfinder
Dual AF for singular moments
Never stop shooting
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Full-Frame brilliance
Expressive 35mm full-frame moviemaking
Translucent mirror technology
Details have nowhere to hide
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
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What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 383 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 407 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 400 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Sony Alpha A99 Video Reviews

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

Reviews Summary

14 Industry Awards

This Sony camera has received 14 awards from digital camera experts.

This camera received a "Recommended" award from websites Akam.no, Dkamera.de, Digitaltrends.com and Pcauthority.com.au all of whom concluded that this Sony digital camera was very good.

This Sony camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from review sites Lydogbillede.dk, Ljudochbild.se, PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine all of whom thought that this Sony digital camera was great.

This Sony digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both review sites Log.com.tr and Photoreview.com.au, both of which decided that this Sony camera was extremely good.

This camera was given a "Silver" award by review website Digifotopro.nl who concluded that this Sony digital camera was great.

The authors at three additional expert review sites all said that this digital camera was very good. Imaging Resource.com gave this Sony digital camera a "Dave's Pick" award, Kamerabild.se gave it a "Top Class" award and it received an "award" from Les Numeriques.com.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 43 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Ephotozine this camera has an overall expert rating of 86 out of 100. The expert review sites think this digital camera is one of the better cameras.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

Alpha A99 owners on average rated this camera as marvellous. Over 79% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Owners think this Sony camera is one of the better cameras.

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Very Good Brand

Based on 22,092 expert and owner reviews (including 7,416 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old, and at £1,629.00 it is more expensive than 92% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony Alpha A99 and the United Kingdom price of £1,629.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $2,729.99 (£3,786.77).

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Sony released the Alpha A99 in January 2013.

Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Alpha A99's sensor megapixels of 24.3MP is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 94% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A99 has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The best resolution of all cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000. The Alpha A99's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is higher than 89% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Heavier Than Average

Across all the cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the Sony Alpha A99 of 733g is heavier than 95% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The Alpha A99's display resolution of 1,230,000 pixels is very high compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 96% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Has a Microphone in

The Alpha A99 has a microphone in, unlike 88% of cameras which do not have a microphone in.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Alpha A99 features contrast adjustment, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Sony Alpha A99 features flash exposure compensation. 78% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Sony Alpha A99 features saturation adjustment, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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700 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Sony Alpha A99 which takes 700 battery life.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony Alpha A99 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Alpha A99's digital zoom of 4x is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 27% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Live View

The Alpha A99 supports live view. 83% of cameras do not support live view.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Alpha A99 supports a maximum still image resolution of 6000 x 4000. That's over eight times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. Cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Alpha A99 features brightness adjustment, unlike 78% of digital cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1440 x 1080|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Sony Alpha A99 has a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Headphone Output

The Sony Alpha A99 has a headphone output, unlike 93% of cameras which do not have a headphone output.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Alpha A99 of 3" is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 33% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony slta99vgbl, sony ilca99m2b, sony a99ii

Barcodes:

00017256325290, 00027242284296, 00027242847569, 03662362013141, 03662362013189, 03662362021733, 04905524896169, 04905524896176, 04905524896190

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