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Sony Alpha A99

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A multi award winning and good spec SLR camera, with an astoundingly high 24.3MP megapixels but representing only average value for money
SLR 24.3MP 6000 X 4000 Pixels CMOS Jan 2013
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Sony Alpha A99 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A99 number 192 in best selling cameras and number 469 across all digital cameras.
96
Reviews
274 Reviews + 14 Awards
60
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has very good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average megapixels
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Details have nowhere to hide
Translucent mirror technology
Expressive 35mm full-frame moviemaking
Full-Frame brilliance
Never stop shooting
Low light no problem
Dual AF for singular moments
Keep your eye on the viewfinder
Every lens tells A story
Dual slot for freer control of data
Featherweight champion
Fast continuous shooting speeds
PlayMemories online
Heavier than average

Should You Buy it Now?

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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

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $2,729.99 it is in the most expensive 6% of cameras.

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Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Sony Alpha A99 of 24.3MP is higher than 95% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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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 resolution of all cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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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 camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Alpha A99's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 91% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Sony digital 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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Heavier Than Average

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

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The Alpha A99's display resolution of 1,230,000 pixels is higher than 95% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The display resolutions of digital cameras range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Has a Headphone Output

The Alpha A99 has a headphone output. 93% of cameras do not have a headphone output.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Alpha A99 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Average Display Diagonal

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

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Alpha A99 features brightness adjustment. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Alpha A99 is 6000 x 4000. That's over eight times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Supports Live View

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

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Average Digital Zoom

The Alpha A99's digital zoom of 4x is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 77% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

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

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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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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Alpha A99 has a vari-angle LCD display. 83% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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700 Battery Life

The Alpha A99 is a digital camera that takes 700 shots battery life.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

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

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Alpha A99 features flash exposure compensation. 79% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has a Microphone in

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1440 x 1080|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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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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