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Sony Alpha a99 II

Sony Alpha a99 II
alaScore 94

22 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Sony Alpha a99 II. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the sensor and durability are on the whole positive. The image quality and screen also get good views, whereas there are some negative reviews about the usability.

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usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha a99 II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Sony a99 II review

 

Although Sony isn't investing as heavily in its DSLRs, the A99 Mark II is still a very worthy camera.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Alpha 99 II

 

No other camera can capture high-resolution images at an extreme burst rate, making the Sony Alpha 99 II an attractive option for shooting fast-moving action.

Incredible 42MP full-frame image sensor. 12fps capture rate. Dual autofocus system. Sturdy, pro-grade build. Crisp EVF. Articulating rear LCD. Focus point joystick selector. Uncompressed or compressed Raw capture options. 4K video capture.

Lengthy write times. Neglected lens system. Some photographers dislike EVFs. In-body stabilization not as effective as lens-based IS. Battery life lags behind other pro models. Omits built-in flash.

There was some question as to whether the Sony Alpha 99 II would ever be released. Sony has seemingly put all of its efforts into developing its mirrorless system, letting SLRs fall by the wayside. But the Alpha 99 II shows that the company hasn't...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Sony A99 II DSLR camera

 

Photokina News 2016 - Sony Alpha 99 II Full-frame camera : Reaffirming its commitment to produce industry leading A-mount interchangeable lens cameras, Sony launched a new flagship ɑ A-mount model, the Alpha 99 II. A successor to the highly acclaimed...

The A99 II enables internal 4K movie recording featuring full pixel readout, without pixel binning, for ultimate high resolution video in the pro friendly XAVC S format. It is capable of recording high quality footage at 100Mbps for 4K recording. A new...

Sep, 2016

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Amy Davies (photographyblog.com)

Sony A99 II Review

 

Sony has produced an excellent camera with the A99 II, following on from the excellent work of the original A99. We may have thought that Sony was giving up on its SLT range as it has been concentrating on its E-mount range for some time, but with this...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Sony A99 II Review

 

At long last, Sony's new flagship A-mount SLT camera is here. The Sony A99 Mark II can capture high-quality 42.4-megapixel RAW images at a very impressive burst rate. It has an excellent hybrid phase-detect autofocus system to back up the fast capture...

Superb image quality at low, moderate ISOs; Improved high ISO performance; Fast continuous shooting speeds; Very impressive hybrid autofocus; High-quality 4K UHD video; Rugged camera body

Multi-selector joystick can be awkward to use; No EVF live view at fastest burst rate; Buffer clearing is slow with no UHS-II support; 4K UHD video isn't as full-featured as E-mount counterparts

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Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Amy Davies (trustedreviews.com)

Sony A99 II

 

Sony's professional grade A99 II is an update to 2012's A99. It features a full-frame sensor and an atypical translucent mirror that doesn't move.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony A99 II review

 

Fast, fluid and flexible: Sony's flagship is fantastic

Superb image quality for stills and video ; Compact compared to peers ; Huge, bright viewfinder ; Fast AF and continuous shooting ; 5-axis IS ; Weather-sealed magnesium alloy body

Expensive ; Huge menu system

Too expensive for mass appeal, but the A99 II is packed with ability and clever features

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Matt Golowczynski (techradar.com)

Sony Alpha A99 II review

 

Sony's flagship A-mount camera marries high-resolution stills with 4K shooting

Well-rounded feature set ; Superb overall image quality ; Fast focusing system ; Seamless LCD/EVF use ; Highly flexible LCD screen

Relatively short battery life ; Can be sluggish at times ; No touchscreen ; No in-camera raw processing

Sony has made some significant changes from the original A99 for this latest iteration, and the result is a camera that should satisfy a broad range of users, whether they tend to focus on stills or video. While some issues from the A99 remain, it’s...

Mar, 2017

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Sony Alpha A99-II SLT Full Review

 

The 42.4 megapixel Sony Alpha A99 Mark II an SLR shaped Digital SLT with high-speed 12fps continuous shooting and 4K video recording.

The Sony Alpha A99 Mark II is a combination of Sony's latest technogies, including the excellent 42 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, which gives both high resolution images, and low noise, delivering excellent image quality. With Sony's latest image...

Apr, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony A99 II (Body Only)

 

Smaller and better image resolution than the predecessor

The multi stub button is a little too small and insensitive

Feb, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC,AC3,LPCM,MP4
Audio system:Mono
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Noise reduction: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1600
Battery level indicator: Yes
Battery life (CIPA standard):490
Battery performance:1600
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FM500H
Battery voltage:7.2
Power source type:Battery
Video recording time:135

Camera

Anti-dust function: Yes
Brightness adjustment: Yes
Camera file system:DCF 2.0,Exif 2.3,MPF
Camera playback:Single image, Slide show
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-4 - 3
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Histogram: Yes
Image quality adjustment:Brightness, Colour depth, Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness
Live view: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Playback mode:Fast forward, Fast reverse, Slideshow
Playback Modes:Fast forward, Fast reverse, Slideshow
Playback zoom:38.8
Playback zoom (max):38.8
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:Landscape, Night, Panorama, Portrait, Sunset
Self-timer delay:2,5,10
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual, Movie
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:2.95
Display resolution (numeric):1228800
Flip-out screen:Y
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

External flash connector: Yes
Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Flash exposure lock: Yes
Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Hi-speed sync, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:1/250
Pre-flash: Yes
Shoe mounting point:Y

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:399
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Auto, Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Flexible Spot Auto Focus, One Shot Focus
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:8
Lens mount interface:Sony A
Mounting type:Bayonet
Optical Zoom:4

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:50, 100, 6400, 25600, 102400
ISO sensitivity (max):102400
ISO sensitivity (min):50
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Highlight-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MS Micro (M2),MS PRO Duo,MS Pro-HG Duo,MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Memory slots:2

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body
Image formats supported:ARW,JPG,RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):1.41 x 0.945
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer location:Body
Maximum image resolution:7952 x 5304
Megapixel:42.4
Sensor format:Full-frame
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):7952 x 5304, 5168 x 3448, 3984 x 2656, 5168 x 3448, 3984 x 2656, 2592 x 1728, 7952 x 4472, 5168 x 2912, 3984 x 2240, 5168 x 2912, 3984 x 2240, 2592 x 1456, 12416 x 1856, 5536 x 2160, 8192 x 1856, 3872 x 2160
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 16:9
Total megapixels:43.6

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB connector:Micro-USB
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Technical Details

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Image processor:BIONZ X
Magnifier: Yes
Remote Control Type:IR, Wi-Fi
Viewfinder:2359296

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC,PAL
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum video resolution:3840 x 2160
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@25fps,1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@25fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@25fps,3840x2160@30fps
Video compression format:AVC,AVCHD,H.264,MP4,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVC,AVCHD,H.264,MP4,MPEG4
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Electronic
Magnification:0.78
Viewfinder screen size:0.51
Viewfinder type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3
Height:4.1
Weight:27.2
Weight (including battery):29.9
Width:5.61