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Sony Alpha A99

$2,700.00
A fully featured 24.3 megapixel camera
SLR 24.3MP CMOS Black Jan 2015
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Sony Alpha A99 Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A99 number 6 across all digital cameras.
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Overall Score
28
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 29?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high megapixel
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Heavy
Fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. It is also excellent for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras as well being excellent for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras.
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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

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 29,814 owner and expert reviews (including 10,342 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has very good ratings. We also found that Sony has very good ratings specifically within its cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Pricey

We checked 417 digital cameras and they range in price from $29 to $6,895. We think that this camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras.


Features

Quite High Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of digital cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. With a megapixel of 24.3 megapixels, the Alpha A99 has one of the highest megapixels amongst cameras of this age.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Alpha A99 has a higher image resolution than most cameras. This digital camera has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras the worst image resolution is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Heavy

Cameras have weights of between 1g and 1.5kg. The Alpha A99 is one of the heavier digital cameras (733 grams) amongst cameras of this age.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Sony Alpha A99 has a fairly typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Supports 25, 100 and 1 More ISO Sensitivity

The Sony Alpha A99 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 200, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Sony camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 25600 and 25 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 32, the Alpha A99 has a quite large maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras. The maximum aperture numbers of cameras range from 1.8 to 130.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of cameras is 600,000 pixels. The Alpha A99 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) (1,228,800 pixel) amongst cameras of this age.

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Supports Live View

The Alpha A99 supports live view. Most of the other cameras also support live view.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Alpha A99 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other cameras also have a headphone outputs.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Alpha A99 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A99 has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2624, 3936 x 2216, 2640 x 1760 and 2640 x 1488 and 1728 x 1152. Cameras still image resolution(s) range from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 to 6016 x 4000.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Alpha 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 camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras. In addition, this Sony digital camera support video resolutions of 1920 x 960 pixels, 1440 x 1080 pixels, 1280 x 1024 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels and 640 x 424 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. Across all digital cameras the video resolution ranges from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras.

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Has a Microphone in

The Sony Alpha A99 has a microphone in, as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 32 millimeters, the Alpha A99 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst cameras of this age. Cameras have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.3mm and 75mm.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Alpha A99 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 105 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras is 2.3mm and the longest is 2,000mm.

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500 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Sony Alpha A99 is a digital camera that takes 500 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony Alpha A99 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Very Low Magnification

The Alpha A99 has a quite low magnification (only 0.71 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras. The magnifications of cameras range from 0.15x to 100x.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of cameras is -2, the largest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4. The Alpha A99 has a quite small minimum aperture number (only 2.8) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony camera has been on the market since January 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony slta99vgbl, sony sal2470z2, brand ilca99m2, sony slta99vk, sony ilca99m2, brand a99ii, sony a99ii
Barcodes 00027242284296, 00027242903326, 00616932797873, 00646791411474, 00646791411481, 03662362013165, 03662362033620

Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony Alpha A99

Higher display resolution (numeric)
Lighter
$1,450 More Expensive
$2,020 Cheaper
Lighter
0.2" larger display diagonal
499 less battery life (CIPA standard)

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