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Sony SLT-A99 Digital Camera

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SLR 24.3MP CMOS Sep 2013
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43 Reasons For

Ten Industry Awards

The experts at Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all decided that this SLR camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The editors of Photoreview.com.au and Log.com.tr both decided that this Sony digital camera was marvellous and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The editors of two other expert review sites thought that this digital camera was good. The editor of Akam.no conluded that they would recommend this camera and gave it a "Recommended" award and the reviewer at DP Review gave it a "Gold" award and thought it was excellent.

This camera received a "Top Class" award from Kamerabild.se and Imaging Resource.com gave it a "Dave's Pick" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on thirty-three expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com the average expert rating of this Sony digital camera is 86%.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, SLT-A99 owners rated this digital camera as brilliant.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several people said in their reviews that the product had a good viewfinder. Expert website Photoreview.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera “An improved SLT viewfinder” .

Several Sony SLT-A99 reviewers who bought the Sony SLT-A99 agreed that it had an electronic viewfinder. Dp Review wrote “Amazing EVF” in their review. Dp Review also mentioned “High quality OLED EVF with high magnification”.

One Sony SLT-A99 owner wrote in their reviews that it had a good screen. Ephotozine.com said in their review of the Sony SLT-A99 on Ephotozine five years ago “A tilting / swivelling 3 inch screen (unique in full frame DSLRs), electronic level”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several Sony SLT-A99 reviewers who purchased this digital camera thought it was able to produce good images. Expert website Popphoto.com said in their review of the Sony SLT-A99 five years ago “Speedy AF; Excellent image quality”. Popphoto.com also wrote “It shows that the new perspectives being brought to photography by the likes of traditional electronics compa”.

A number of people agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Five years ago expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote in their Sony SLT-A99 review “A high resolution OLED EVF” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Four years ago expert review site Smh.com.au said “The viewfinder is a very high resolution electronic d” in their Sony SLT-A99 review. Dp Review said on DP Review “Fast FPS shooting”.

A number of people said in their reviews that the product had a good ISO range. Three years ago Dp Review wrote “Excellent high ISO output, inbody image stabilization system works with all lenses”. Dp Review also said “Excellent high ISO performance”. Dp Review also wrote “Excellent high ISO output in both JPEG”.

A number of Sony SLT-A99 owners concluded that it had a good image sensor. Dp Review mentioned in their review of the Sony SLT-A99 “Sensor Full Frame de 35 mm con excelentes resultados en condiciones de poca luz” . Expert review site Pcquest.com mentioned “The flagship A99 model combines the 24.3 effective megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor with the BIONZ image processing engine aiming to deliver high image performances in both still” in their review.

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Good Video Capture

Eight Sony SLT-A99 reviewers who purchased the product concluded that it was good for video recording. Five years ago expert website Photoreview.com.au wrote “High-resolution EVF make it better suited for shooting movies than its main rivals because you can record video while usin” in their review of the Sony SLT-A99. Three years ago Dp Review wrote “The Sony Alpha 99 SLT 99V has a lot going for it, including excellent photos and very good video”. Photographybay.com wrote “Here's a nice video preview put together by CameraStoreTv of the new Sony A99” in their Sony SLT-A99 review.

Good Quality Lens

Some customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good autofocus. Expert review site Pcmag.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and said “Like other Sony SLRs it uses a fixed mirror, which allows for fast autofocus in all shoot”. Pcmag.com also wrote “The Sony Alpha 99 is a full-featured full-frame D-SLR that can focus as quickly when recording video as it does for still images.”. Dp Review said “Fast focus for stills and video”.

A few people agreed that it had a good image stabiliser. Dp Review mentioned “Excellent stabilization builtin for video” in their review.

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Robust

A few Sony SLT-A99 reviewers agreed that the Sony SLT-A99 was well made. Three years ago Dp Review wrote in their review of the Sony SLT-A99 on DP Review “Solid kvalitet”. One Sony SLT-A99 owner who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable.

Good Size

Some Sony SLT-A99 reviewers mentioned that the product was a good body shape. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “A wellconstructed and welldesigned body, solid performance”. Expert website Popphoto.com said “Sony A-mount shooters who want a really rugged and feature-rich body” in their Sony SLT-A99 review.

One Sony SLT-A99 owner reckoned that the product was a good weight.

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was compact. Digital-Photography-School.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “After a run of compact digicams it sure was a change of scenery to grasp this major one for review”.

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Good Product Quality

Some customers concluded that the product was good quality. Dp Review said in their review of this digital camera “Great image quality”. Dp Review also mentioned “Light body, bright and detailed viewfinder, most flexible LCD on any camera, high level of customisation, general image quality, superb handling”. Dp Review also wrote “Solid build quality, light weight”.

Easy to Use

Some Sony SLT-A99 owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of the Sony SLT-A99 on expert review site Expert Reviews “A pleasure to use and packed with innovative features.” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Expert website Photoreview.com.au wrote “Is enjoyable and very satisfying to use” in their review of the Sony SLT-A99 and scored it 5 stars. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It is made to a high standard, its LCD screen and viewfinder are easy to use”.

Several customers reckoned that it was easy to handle. One customer who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Three years ago Dp Review wrote “Quick Navi menu for fast access” in their review of this digital camera.

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Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 13,635 owner and expert reviews for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its SLR digital cameras range.

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Good Technical Features

A number of customers thought the product had good features. Expert website Videomaker.com said “There are so many features about the α99 that pros want”. Ephotozine.com said in their review of the Sony SLT-A99 on expert website Ephotozine “The Sony Alpha A99 is literally packed with features with built in image stabilisation, GPS, high speed shooting, HDR modes”. Dp Review wrote in their review of the Sony SLT-A99 on DP Review “A great feature set”.

Good Connectivity

One Sony SLT-A99 reviewer who purchased this digital camera wrote that it had gps.

Nice Design

One Sony SLT-A99 reviewer thought this digital camera was ergonomic.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some people who bought the Sony SLT-A99 said that it was quiet. Dp Review said in their review of the Sony SLT-A99 “Fast burst mode beyond its rivals, continuous autofocus in good light, movie mode, silent adjustment dial, electronic viewfinders don't come any better, full-frame image quality, vari-angle LCD mount”. Dp Review also said “Fairly silent shutter”.

Good Flash

One Sony SLT-A99 owner who bought the product considered that it had a good flash. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Lacks built-in flash”.

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

Unlike most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago which do not have a GPS (satellite), the SLT-A99 has a GPS (satellite).

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon D800 (£1,509.99).

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Fairly High Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of digital cameras of this type and age is 4MP, the highest is 52MP, and the average megapixel is 19MP. The SLT-A99 has a fairly high megapixel (24.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the SLT-A99.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to look at including the D800 (£1,509.99), or the D750 (£1,159.99) both from Nikon or the Sony Alpha A77 II (£998.99) which has better reviews.

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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 SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

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

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most commonly found camera shutter type on digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The SLT-A99 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of a similar age and type to the SLT-A99. The image formats supporteds "EXIF" and "RAW" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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12416 X 1856 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Sony SLT-A99 has a 12416 x 1856 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 3936 x 2624 (10M), 2640 x 1760 (4.6M), 12416 x 1856 (23M), 5536 x 2160 (12M) and 8192 x 1856 (15M) and 3872 x 2160 (8.4M). Across all comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SLT-A99 the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,228,800 pixel, the SLT-A99 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the display resolution (numeric)s range from 640 pixels to 2,400,000 pixels.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 1,600 and 210,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 20,000. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600, the Sony SLT-A99 has one of the higher ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

The total megapixelss of SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 10MP to 53MP. The Sony SLT-A99 has a fairly many total megapixels (24.7 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the SLT-A99.

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Very Big Effective Megapixels (image)

SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SLT-A99 have effective megapixels (image)s of between 16MP and 25MP. When compared to other digital cameras of this age and spec that we have assessed, the effective megapixels (image) of the Sony SLT-A99 of 24.324 megapixels is one of the biggest.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the SLT-A99 is more than most comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly found photo effects is Neutral, but this photo effects is not found on this Sony camera. The photo effectss Black&White and Vivid are also found on this camera.

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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 typical of many cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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

The Sony 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 cameras of a similar age and type to it. The best flash exposure correction of all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the SLT-A99 is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) and the worst is ±1EV (1/3 EV step).

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Has One Image Editing

The number of image editing modes found on the SLT-A99 is more than most SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera has a Rotating image editing, which is the most commonly found image editing found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SLT-A99.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Sony SLT-A99 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the SLT-A99. This camera also support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras that have been around for a similar time to the SLT-A99.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 640 x 424 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Sony SLT-A99 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the SLT-A99. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Supports Two ISO Sensitivitys

The SLT-A99 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The ISO sensitivity "25600" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports an AVCHD|H.264|MP4|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The SLT-A99 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The auto focusing (AF) modes "Continuous Auto Focus" is also featured on this Sony camera.

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

The SLT-A99 has a greater number of camera file systems than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras that are a similar age 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 SLT-A99 has a TFT display which is better than most cameras of this age and type. Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it 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.

This digital camera's display (TFT) is in fact the best display across all SLR digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the SLT-A99.

An LCD display is the worst display amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the SLT-A99 is more than most cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by digital cameras of this age and type.

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Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony SLT-A99 is more than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is PCM, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Sony digital camera. The audio formats supporteds AC3 and LC-AAC are also supported by this camera.

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14 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One Sony SLT-A99 owner who reviewed it considered that it was not good value for money. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “AF point adjustment shows in black which can be hard to see, battery life really doesn't cut it, limited buffer feels inconsistent with burst feature, pricey”.

One Sony SLT-A99 owner who bought it reckoned that it was not cheap. Four years ago expert review site Brisbanetimes.com.au said “The a99 is a wonderful camera against stiff competition from the Canon 5D MkIII (more expensive) and the Nikon D600 (cheaper”.

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Poor Battery Life

Two customers considered that this digital camera did not have a good battery life. Dp Review mentioned in their Sony SLT-A99 review “For some folks, things like the lack of CompactFlash, poor battery life”. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com said in their Sony SLT-A99 review “The battery life isn't good enough” although they scored the product 4 stars.

Poor Exposure Control

One person who purchased it thought it did not have good exposure controls. Dp Review said “Delay in changing exposure settings, slow start up, electronic viewfinder can stagger, occasional focus freezing issues, unhelpful error messages lead to dead ends in operation”.

Price Has Recently Increased by £304.99

The price of the SLT-A99 has increased by £304.99 in the last 60 days.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The SLT-A99 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the SLT-A99 which have a built-in flash.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the D750 (£1,159.99), or the D800 (£1,509.99) both from Nikon or the Sony Alpha A77 II (£998.99).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The SLT-A99 does not support video capability. Most of the other SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the SLT-A99 do support video capability.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support video capability including the Nikon D800 (£1,509.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The SLT-A99 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other SLR digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SLT-A99 also do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider including the Nikon D800 (£1,509.99), or the Sony Alpha A77 II (£998.99) which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

The Sony SLT-A99 is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SLT-A99 are also not 3D.

If you want a camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Nikon D800 (£1,509.99) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the SLT-A99 do not support wi-Fi. The SLT-A99 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

Alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the D750 (£1,159.99), or the D800 (£1,509.99) both from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The SLT-A99 is not waterproof. Most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SLT-A99 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The SLT-A99 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the SLT-A99 also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The SLT-A99 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the SLT-A99. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The SLT-A99 has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most frequently found shooting modes is Manual, but this shooting modes is not found on this camera. The shooting modess Auto, Movie and Program are also found on this Sony camera.

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Only Has Three Camera Playbacks

The number of camera playback modes found on the SLT-A99 is more than most SLR digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera has a Single image camera playback, which is the most frequently found camera playback found on similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the SLT-A99. The camera playbacks "Movie" and "Slide show" are also found on this digital camera.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony SLT-A99

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the SLT-A99 over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the SLT-A99 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Nikon D750 (£1,159.99) (3.2" and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The SLT-A99 has a relatively standard weight (733 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras of a similar age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the D750 (£1,159.99), and the D750 (£1,159.99) both from Nikon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Nikon D800 (£1,509.99) (CF|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Sony Alpha A77 II (£998.99) (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Sony SLT-A99 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Sensor Format
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Lens Mount Interface
Mounting Type
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Flash Metering Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI
Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Headphone Outputs
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Other Features
Panorama
Aperture Priority AE
Manual Exposure
Auto Exposure
Shutter Priority AE
Colour Temperature
Effective Megapixels (image)
Display Tilting
Video Compression Formats

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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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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...

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User Reviews

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers sony a99, sony a99i, sony a99ii, sony slta99, sony slta99v, sony slta99vk, sony ilca99m2, sony slta99vg, sony slta99vgb, sony slta99vgbl
Barcodes 00017256325290, 00027242284296, 00027242847569, 00027242903326, 00616932797873, 03662362013141, 03662362013189, 03662362021733, 04905524896169, 04905524896176, 04905524896190

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