Sony Alpha SLT-A99

  • Sony Alpha SLT-A99
87
Based on 28 scores, 68 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    20
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • 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
  • Light body, bright and detailed viewfinder, most flexible LCD on any camera, high level of customisation, general image quality, superb handling, Smart Teleconversion function, highquality video

Cons:

  • No optical viewfinder. Lacks builtin flash
  • Autofocus is only best in the center, Very short battery life, Slow startup, A tad more smudging at the higher ISOs than we'd like, Deep menus that aren't intuitive at first, No autofocus in manual video mode

Expert reviews and ratings

By avhub.com.au on

It was never going to be a case of achieving overnight success, especially as something as complex as the D-SLR market. Sony was full of very ambitious plans when it launched its first Alpha D-SLR back in 2006, and then reality set in and the enormity of...

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 brisbanetimes.com.au on

The a99 is a wonderful camera against stiff competition from the Canon 5D MkIII (more expensive) and the Nikon D600 (cheaper). The Sony will be enticing for anyone with Minolta legacy lenses, many of which will work on the...

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 Australia 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 Photo Review Australia on 90

The A99 is an exciting camera that will challenge most photographers but is enjoyable and very satisfying to use. Its ergonomics and high-resolution EVF make it better suited for shooting movies than its main rivals because you can record video while...

By Popular Photography Magazine on

Even though the Canon won our 2012 Camera of the Year award (see page 58), the Sony A99 remains one of the best new cameras we've seen this year. It shows that the new perspectives being brought to photography by the likes of traditional electronics...

By TechRadar 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....