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Sony SLT-A99 Digital Camera

SLR 24.3MP CMOS Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 14,237 owner and expert reviews for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its SLR cameras.

Quite High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 24.3 megapixels, the SLT-A99 has one of the higher megapixels amongst cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SLT-A99 the megapixels range from 4MP to 52MP.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many SLR cameras that were launched more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this SLR digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the D800 (CF|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the D750 ($1,899.95) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

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

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the D800, or the D750 ($1,899.95) both from Nikon which has better reviews.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The SLT-A99 has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of this age and spec have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2624, 3936 x 2216, 2640 x 1760, 2640 x 1488 and 1728 x 1152 and 1728 x 976.

This camera's still image resolution (6000 x 4000) is actually the best still image resolution across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the SLT-A99.

The worst still image resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 480 x 480.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

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

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many SLR cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 1,228,800 pixel, the SLT-A99 has a very high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The average display resolution (numeric) of similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 780,000 pixels.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The average ISO sensitivity (max) of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 20,000. The Sony SLT-A99 has one of the higher ISO sensitivity (max)s (25,600) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of 24.7 megapixels, the SLT-A99 has one of the more total megapixelss amongst SLR cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the SLT-A99 the total megapixelss range from 10MP to 53MP, and the average total megapixels is 19MP.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The SLT-A99 has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 5184 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the best image resolution amongst all SLR cameras that have been available for a similar time to the SLT-A99.

The worst image resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 3888 x 2592 pixels.

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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 most cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. The best flash exposure correction of all cameras of a comparable age and type 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many SLR cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many SLR cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports Two ISO Sensitivitys

The Sony SLT-A99 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Sony digital camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras that are a similar age to the SLT-A99. The ISO sensitivity "25600" is also supported by this camera.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This camera supports a H.264|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported on digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the SLT-A99 is more than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on SLR cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The auto focusing (AF) modes "Continuous Auto Focus" is also featured on this digital camera.

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TFT Display

The SLT-A99 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. 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 actually the best display across all similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the SLT-A99.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst display is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the SLT-A99 is more than most SLR cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by digital cameras of a similar age and type to the SLT-A99.

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9 Reasons Against

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 comparable spec and age to the SLT-A99 which have a built-in flash.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash including the D800, or the D750 ($1,899.95) both from Nikon.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The SLT-A99 does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Nikon D800 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The SLT-A99 does not support video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type do support video capability.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a video capability and we think the Nikon D800 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SLT-A99, the SLT-A99 is not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Nikon D800.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The SLT-A99 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon D800 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as the SLT-A99 do not support wi-Fi. The Sony SLT-A99 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

Other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the D800, or the D750 ($1,899.95) both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SLT-A99 are not waterproof. The SLT-A99 is no exception to this as it too is 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 SLR cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Sony SLT-A99 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on SLR cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SLT-A99. The flash modess "Pre-flash", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony SLT-A99

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Sony released the SLT-A99.

Average Display Diagonal

The SLT-A99 has a fairly standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Nikon D750 ($1,899.95) (3.2") which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 733 grams, the SLT-A99 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Sony SLT-A99 has a relatively typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the SLT-A99.

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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
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Correction
Flash Metering Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Microphone in
USB Version
Headphone Outputs
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Live View
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
System Requirements

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony slta99, sony slta99v, sony slta99vk, sony slta99vc, sony slta99vce
Barcodes 00027242847569, 00616932797873, 03662362013141, 03662362013189, 03662362021733, 04905524896176, 04905524896190

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