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Sony SLT-A99

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A fully featured and 3 year old SLR digital camera
SLR 24.3MP CMOS Black Dec 2014
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Sony SLT-A99 Review

With excellent features but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony SLT-A99 number 341 across all digital cameras.
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Overall Score
47
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 48?

Canon cameras have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
This digital camera has some great features:
Fairly 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, ranking number 9999999 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras as well being excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras.
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Sony SLT-A99 Video Reviews


How Big is the Sony SLT-A99?

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

Sony SLT-A99 front dimensions

Sony SLT-A99 size in context

Sony SLT-A99 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 32,324 expert and user reviews (including 10,628 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has very good ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

The average megapixels of all cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP. The SLT-A99's sensor megapixels of 24.3MP is in the highest 5% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the SLT-A99 is 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The worst resolution of all cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital 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 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the SLT-A99 of 25,600 is in the highest 12% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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

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Heavy

Digital cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The SLT-A99's weight of 733g is quite heavy compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 5% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The SLT-A99 features contrast adjustment. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Average Digital Zoom

The SLT-A99's digital zoom of 4x is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The SLT-A99 has a GPS (satellite), unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The SLT-A99 features saturation adjustment, unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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500 Battery Life

The Sony SLT-A99 is a digital camera that takes 500 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Sony SLT-A99 features brightness adjustment. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Live View

The SLT-A99 supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

Across all the digital cameras the display resolutions range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels. The SLT-A99's display resolution of 1,230,000 pixels is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 5% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1440 x 1080|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras. 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 a Microphone in

The SLT-A99 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Has a Headphone Output

The SLT-A99 has a headphone output, which is unusual. 94% of digital cameras do not have a headphone output.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Sony SLT-A99 is 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. This digital camera also supports still image resolutions of 6000 x 3376 pixels, 3936 x 2624 pixels, 3936 x 2216 pixels plus 3 more values. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 pixels and the best is 6016 x 4016 pixels.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The SLT-A99 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the SLT-A99 of 3" is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony SLT-A99 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 84% of cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the SLT-A99 in December 2014.


Value for Money

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon ilca99m2cec, sony ilca99m2cec, sony slta99vk, sony a99ii
Barcodes 00616932797873, 03662362013141, 03662362013189, 03662362021733, 04548736054509, 04905524896176, 04905524896190

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