Sony Alpha SLT-A99

  • Sony Alpha SLT-A99
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Based on 21 scores, 42 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    14
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • The Sony Alpha SLT-A99V has a lot going for it, including excellent photos and very good video, a well constructed and designed body, solid performance, and a great feature set.
  • Excellent high ISO performance. Fast focus for stills and video. 5.7fps shooting. Quiet. Articulating rear LCD. 1080p60 video capture. Integrated GPS.
  • Great image quality, AFD is the best tracking system we've seen, Excellent stabilization builtin for video, Fast FPS shooting, Center focusing point is extremely quick, Fairly silent shutter, Amazing EVF

Cons:

  • For some folks, things like the lack of CompactFlash, poor battery life, and compromises on video autofocus may not be reasonable trade-offs.
  • No optical viewfinder. Lacks builtin flash

Expert reviews and ratings

By The Imaging Resource on -

Sony rocked the world when it introduced the Alpha A99 at Photokina in September of...

By DPexpert on -

REVIEW—SONY SLT a99 DSLR] by terry on 20 June 2013 Price: $2630 (street price)Full frame bliss THE LOW-DOWN: This 24 megapixel camera is Sony’s top, full frame DSLR using the SLT (single lens translucent) technology. The mirror is not hinged but is...

By Sydney Morning Herald on -

DateJune 20, 2013 (1) Read later This 24-megapixel camera is Sony's top full-frame DSLR using SLT (single lens translucent) technology. The mirror is not hinged but is semi-translucent and the viewfinder is a very high resolution electronic...

By KenRockwell on -

versus Mirrorless? I'll cover this later in the ,...

By Expert Reviews on 80

A pleasure to use and packed with innovative features, but there are a few shortcomings too...

By cnet on 80

The Sony Alpha SLT-A99V is a generally great camera that's equally adept at both stills and video, but with a few...

By PC Mag on 80

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, but it doesn't have an optical...

By Pocket-lint on 70

The first full-frame SLT has plenty of strengths such as a fast burst mode, great movie mode and quality pictures, but comes up a little short elsewhere. The battery life isn't good enough, the burst mode is hindered by the buffer's limitations,...

By PhotographyBLOG on 90

The Sony A99 is a 35mm full-frame camera with a Dual AF system and pro-style video features. The Sony A99 has a newly developed 24.3 megapixel full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor, Dual AF System with 19 sensors (including 11 cross sensors) and 102 AF point...

By Digital Photography School on -

After a run of compact digicams it sure was a change of scenery to grasp this major one for review.However, I was surprised at how easily I fell into its working modes. Am I getting more camera-wise or is the Alpha SLT-A99 more user-friendly?I suspect...

By DigitalCameraReview on 90

By all means, this is a camera that can hold its own with the 5D Mk III and D800. Though its standard autofocus may not be as good as its competitors, where it excels is in tracking focusing. Many photographers still like using the center focusing point...

By Amateur Photographer on 88

On paper the Alpha 99 reads well, and for the best part it is impressive in the hand, too. It is made to a high standard, its LCD screen and viewfinder are easy to use, and there are useful additional accessories available, namely the battery grip that...

By ePHOTOzine on 90

The Sony Alpha A99 is literally packed with features with built in image stabilisation, GPS, high speed shooting, HDR modes, a high resolution OLED EVF, a tilting / swivelling 3 inch screen (unique in full frame DSLRs), electronic level, and weather...

By techradar.com/au/ on 70

Explained What is an SLT? Fixed mirror cameras detailed After a long spell when it seemed to have forgotten enthusiast photographers, Sony appears to have woken up to the needs of these users over the last 18 months, with the arrival of cameras such as...

By What Digital Camera on 89

The A99 is a decidedly different proposition for the professional user than what we've seen previously. It clearly feels like a camera which has evolved from models beneath it in its range, rather than one designed specifically to satisfy a...

By Trusted Reviews on -

The Sony Alpha A99 is the company's latest full-frame DSLT (A DSLR without the mirror). It's a serious camera, with a 24-megapixel sensor - that's more megapixels than you get with key rival the Canon 5D MkIII - and a host of professional-grade controls....

By ePHOTOzine on -

Sony Alpha A99 Digital SLR with Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar f/2.8 16-35mm ZA T* lensThe Sony Alpha a99 is designed to provide the Best IQ: with an Exmor full frame 24.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, new optical low-pass filter, ISO100-25600 (expandable), High...

By ePHOTOzine on -

Here are a number of sample photos from the new Sony Alpha A99 full frame camera, We will be adding more photos as soon as possible. Sony Alpha A99 ISO Sony Alpha A99 Specifications ManufacturerLensEffective Magnification1xImage SensorCCD...

By Tech Digest on -

Photokina kicks off in just over a week, and a swathe of new camera leaks are hitting the web. Sony's a99 is the latest to fall foul of the rumour mill, with their forthcoming full-frame DSLR having what appear to be theBelieved to feature a 24.3MP...

By The Luminous Landscape on -

Forum Login Sony Alpha A99 Corporate Backgrounder One of the world's best known brands in consumer electronics and entertainment is Sony. Movies, music, TVs, computers, cameras, semiconductors, phones, tablets, games, and audio and video devices...