Sony SLT-A99V Black SLR Digital Camera Body Only

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Sony SLT-A99V Master the moment with the Sony Alpha a99our most innovative full-frame DSLR yet that doubles as a world-class video camera. With the world's first Dual AF system and Translucent Mirror Technology, you are no longer bound by the limitations of the traditional DSLR. This massive leap forward delivers astounding 24MP photo clarity plus uncompressed 24p/60p/60i video recordingall wrapped up in the lightest full-frame camera body ever.
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Product Title Sony SLT-A99V Black SLR Digital Camera Body Only
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Power Score 4.5 | 39 Reviews
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Sony Alpha SLT-A99 Review
4.5 Star Review  Imaging Resource - Jan 23, 2013

Sony's been trying to crack the pro SLR market for years, but with relatively little success till now. With the Sony Alpha SLT-A99, though, it looks like they finally have a winner: It's a blazingly fast shooter, yet delivers 24 megapixels of resolution, while Sony's unique translucent-mirror technology means it can focus rapidly, continuously, and accurately, whether shooting videos or rapid-fire bursts of stills. It's also the only full-frame camera with very effective sensor-based image stabilization built in, providing IS benefits regardless of what lens is attached. The list of the Sony A99's features goes on and on, including a unique range-sensitive AF mode, a super-resolution EVF, built-in GPS, and a rugged magnesium-alloy frame with full weather sealing that's both smaller and lighter than most other high-end full-frame SLRs on the market. If you're looking for a true professional-grade full-frame SLR with unparalleled continuous AF capability, great shooting speed, and a price literally half those of its nearest competitors, look no further than the Sony A99. It offers truly ground-breaking capabilities at a price sure to shake up the pro camera marketplace. Read our review for all the details!

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Sony Alpha SLT-A99
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Aug 16, 2013

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Beast of a Camera
5 Star Review   By sophot on Sony - Official Store - Feb 28, 2014   

I upgraded from the Sony a57 to this camera at the beginning of December, and so far I am blown away. I had demo'd my friends Canon 5D Mark III before purchasing this camera, and I feel that, while the Canon does a little better on the higher ISO's, this camera's features are on a completely different scale. A main selling point for the Sony line is their inclusion of Image Stabilization within the body, making nearly any lens viable in a professional setting. I don't have to worry about IS in any lens that I buy because it is built into the body. Also, while not nearly as fast as my Sony a57, this body really utilizes the 35mm Full Frame sensor to produce high quality and sharp images. I have recently purchased the Carl Zeiss f2.8 24-70mm Lens, and that lens plus this body produces some amazing, nearly 3D photos. Overall, while I sometimes get pressure from the market for not using the Canon or Nikon lines, I feel sorry for people that spend this amount of money on a camera of this quality, and then have to worry about whether or not the lens comes with IS. I am extremely pleased by the build quality of the Sony a99, and look forward to this years projects using this camera.

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Northern Lights from Iceland
5 Star Review   By LAfur on Sony - Official Store - Jul 23, 2013   

A full Frame camera with a Punch. This Sony FF camera is really excellent in every way. this is a camera is designed too make you wanna work with it more. Color, detail´s, sharpens and weather proof camera is a great choice too have when you are traveling and taking photo´s here on Iceland. Best camera i ever had. Lafur Photography

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Could have been great...
3 Star Review   By cekay1 on Sony - Official Store - Jul 20, 2013   

Sony have wasted an opportunity here. The design is great, the implementation leaves you wondering if they field tested this camera well, or listened to what their testers really told them. My major criticism of the A99 is its battery life – it’s appalling, even with the grip, leaving the camera on drains the battery before your eyes – and its start-up time is too slow – so missing the shot is more than a good probability. I realize with and EVF and a LCD screen – that you can’t turn off (you can with an Olympus OM-D EM-5), unless you turn it into the camera body – power consumption is always going to be more than with a camera with an OVF, but Sony really need to look at this if they want this model to compete with its peers. There are things you can set to optimize battery life, but Sony need to be re-thinking certain things – battery power output for example. Sony – you could bundle 2/3 batteries with this camera, it does not solve the problem, but goes some way to helping anyone who buys it. In short you need to buy and keep charged batteries with you at all times. Its low light performance is good, but not on par with other full frame offerings from Nikon and Canon, although the EVF is wonderful, especially in low light. I do not feel that anyone who has shot Nikon or Canon, for any length of time, especially full frame will ditch them for a Sony A99, it has too many short comings compared to its peers. Though I must say, shooting with the A99 is an enjoyable experience – the camera handles well, the controls are well placed, it feels good in the hand. It does not feel or behave like a “Pro” model though, and if Sony want to pitch it as such, then they need to up their game – it my mind, it is overpriced. If you want quality glass, it’s there, at a price off course, but you don’t get options open to you from Nikon or Canon, nor are they weather sealed! Would a Pro really move to Sony? I am not a pro, but I have been shooting for over 35 years – mostly Olympus, Minolta and Nikon. Ask Sony if they have a road map – you will not get a positive answer, they acquired Konica Minolta a few years ago and recently a large share of Olympus – what will they do? What have they done? They have some good cameras – they could be great. They have the financial and technical clout, but need someone or a team with vision leading the charge. I really hope they do well, Nikon and Canon need some serious competition – Sony have the potential to provide it – come on Sony! I did not mean this to be a technical review, more my thoughts, feelings and experiences with an A99 – it could have been a great camera, but it does leave you feeling wanting in some key areas.

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Sony SLT-A99V Digital SLR Camera
4 Star Review   By michaelc on Adorama - Jun 11, 2013   

I have always wanted this camera since it was released it is my second go to camera lighter and more convenient to carry around

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A Superior Full Featured Camera For The Long Run
5 Star Review   By Oldmanriver on Sony - Official Store - Jun 4, 2013   

I love my A77. But the A99 takes everything to another level in a very familiar operational format. It solves for the biggest published complaint (which never bothered me) against the A77 with gorgeous clean images up to ISO 6400. The dual sensor AF-D depth mapping mode is sheer genius. And the new DMF mode further capitalizes on the A77's excellent peaking feature for accurate and rapid manual focus. The AF range limiter feature can be set to limit hunting on supported long focal length lens. The fact that my existing SAL-70400G and SAL-70300G lenses are also supported by the new AF-D mode (like the SAL-2470Z) feels like a reward for being a loyal Sony photography enthusiast. I had fantastic results with the A77 & the SAL-1680Z (and I am keeping them). By adding the massive SAL-2470Z with it's constant 2.8 aperture (coupled with the shallow depth of field of the A99 full frame sensor), I find myself exploring a wider range of available light photo opportunities on the fly. The same excellent wireless ratio flash ability that I began to enjoy on the A77 is supported by the A99. Now that I have the more powerful HVL-F60M to augment my three HVL-F43AM units, I plan to move forward with improving my portrait photography technique. (The vertical grip with added battery support is finally en route this week.) Early results show improved video quality with the A99, as well, aided by an improved articulated rear LCD screen. At the end of the day, it's all about the image quality. Simply put, this discretionary purchase represents my intent to take the A77's excellent visual results to the next level. I have an intuitive feeling that this will be my primary camera and lens combination for the long run regardless of path Sony takes with the Alpha mount system in coming years. I trust that future evolutionary firmware updates will make the utility of the A99 even better. After all these years, starting with a Minolta SRT-101 in college, and with many innovative Sony digital cameras in between, my hobby has finally evolved into the passion that I had envisioned in my mind's eye.

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Gained Ground
5 Star Review   By Muzics on Sony - Official Store - May 13, 2013   

I got the SLT A-99 as a 1 time use promo camera and its the only reason that I decided to purchase it was for the discounted price. After taking the camera and pushing it through its paces with my arsenal of CZ lenses, it so far has become a welcome addition to my photography tools. The weight of the camera is so much better than the A900 and A700 and has also made my work flow a lot easier with various shooting styles with still life. My A900 was specifically used for still life shots until I got the A-99 which proved to be a more nimble character and easier to use with the leveling on screen feature (love this). The EVF was the main selling point as it was clear and easy to view allowing me to place the camera almost anywhere and not have to worry about looking through the view finder to complete my shot in focus as with the a900. Since I had the A-99 it taken the spot as my main photography tool coupled with the CZ lens line up, its a no brainer but my favorites with the A-99 are the CZ-2470 and the SAL135F18Z. The battery pack addition is also great as it doesn't add much more camera weight, so with 3 batteries you can shoot until the cows come home. Another great feature is the low light ISO improvements over the A900, shooting in low light at higher ISO settings is a lot less noisier. Over all I think the advancements Sony has made in camera technology is fantastic and the camera shows the results in my work flow. I was trying to hold out to purchase a Sony medium format camera that I hoped would materialize soon since hearing about the connections with Hasselblad. I'm looking forward with hopes Sony will at least present a product release close to a medium format solution. For now its the A-99 and so far its a good product for me.

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GREAT CAMERA!
5 Star Review   By Juancho on Sony - Official Store - Apr 24, 2013   

This is my 2nd SLT-A99V, unfortunately my 1st one went for a swim (reason for the only con) even though expensive it is worth every penny

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Love it
5 Star Review   By Andy on Adorama - Apr 24, 2013   

The focusing system on the camera is amazing, fast and accurate. The range control is a good feature. i loke the OLED viewfinder

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Many awesome features but fails in key areas
3 Star Review   By HPsause on Sony - Official Store - Mar 27, 2013   

First let me say, I wanted to love this camera so much! It takes some really great pictures of landscapes (still pics are awesome) but where it falls down is indoor sports :( The buffer is way too small for sports - ripping off 15 pictures at 5fps (cont Hi), then waiting 8 - 10 seconds for the buffer to clear is awful as you miss so much action -- like my daughter's gymnastics routine. A camera of this caliber should be on par with the Canon 5d Mk III, which allows for 3x as many pictures in the buffer. Auto focus and tracking is a problem for things like gymnastics where the number of focus points is pretty small (19) where others are greater (ex. the 5d is 61). I know the AF-D has 102 points but they don't support the sigma 70 - 200 lens I have and so I am hobbled. ISO noise at 6400 is pretty low and I am impressed, but I wish 12800 was less noisy. For me, it came down to the buffer size -- If the buffer was bigger, I could live with the camera but I am missing too many shots now due it's size. (shoot 10 shots rapidly then not being able to shoot anything for several seconds is a killer when the gymnastics routine is only 45 - 90 seconds long in the first place) Again, this is an incredible camera for other types of photography -- the EVF is amazing, the folding screen is great, menus are easy to navigate and video support is great too. I understand not everyone does sports or even indoor sports, but for my main need (indoor gymnastics) it just doesn't work and that's a shame :(

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GREAT CAMERA!
5 Star Review   By jhemp on Sony - Official Store - Mar 4, 2013   

I LOVE this camera and it's Electronic View finder. I wasn't sure about the EVF the first few times I used it, but after a week I was sold. I don't want to shoot without it. Long live EVF!

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Sony SLT-A99V Master the moment with the Sony Alpha a99our most innovative full-frame DSLR yet that doubles as a world-class video camera. With the world's first Dual AF system and Translucent Mirror Technology, you are no longer bound by the limitations of the traditional DSLR. This massive leap forward delivers astounding 24MP photo clarity plus uncompressed 24p/60p/60i video recordingall wrapped up in the lightest full-frame camera body ever.
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Product Title Sony SLT-A99V Black SLR Digital Camera Body Only
Manufacturer Sony
Lowest Price $1,998.00 from Amazon.com
Power Score 4.5 | 39 Reviews
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Sony Alpha SLT-A99 Review
4.5 Star Review  Imaging Resource - Jan 23, 2013

Sony's been trying to crack the pro SLR market for years, but with relatively little success till now. With the Sony Alpha SLT-A99, though, it looks like they finally have a winner: It's a blazingly fast shooter, yet delivers 24 megapixels of resolution, while Sony's unique translucent-mirror technology means it can focus rapidly, continuously, and accurately, whether shooting videos or rapid-fire bursts of stills. It's also the only full-frame camera with very effective sensor-based image stabilization built in, providing IS benefits regardless of what lens is attached. The list of the Sony A99's features goes on and on, including a unique range-sensitive AF mode, a super-resolution EVF, built-in GPS, and a rugged magnesium-alloy frame with full weather sealing that's both smaller and lighter than most other high-end full-frame SLRs on the market. If you're looking for a true professional-grade full-frame SLR with unparalleled continuous AF capability, great shooting speed, and a price literally half those of its nearest competitors, look no further than the Sony A99. It offers truly ground-breaking capabilities at a price sure to shake up the pro camera marketplace. Read our review for all the details!

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Sony Alpha SLT-A99
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Aug 16, 2013

Testseek.com has collected 99 expert reviews for Sony Alpha SLT-A99 and the average expert rating is 85 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Beast of a Camera
5 Star Review   By sophot on Sony - Official Store - Feb 28, 2014   

I upgraded from the Sony a57 to this camera at the beginning of December, and so far I am blown away. I had demo'd my friends Canon 5D Mark III before purchasing this camera, and I feel that, while the Canon does a little better on the higher ISO's, this camera's features are on a completely different scale. A main selling point for the Sony line is their inclusion of Image Stabilization within the body, making nearly any lens viable in a professional setting. I don't have to worry about IS in any lens that I buy because it is built into the body. Also, while not nearly as fast as my Sony a57, this body really utilizes the 35mm Full Frame sensor to produce high quality and sharp images. I have recently purchased the Carl Zeiss f2.8 24-70mm Lens, and that lens plus this body produces some amazing, nearly 3D photos. Overall, while I sometimes get pressure from the market for not using the Canon or Nikon lines, I feel sorry for people that spend this amount of money on a camera of this quality, and then have to worry about whether or not the lens comes with IS. I am extremely pleased by the build quality of the Sony a99, and look forward to this years projects using this camera.

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Northern Lights from Iceland
5 Star Review   By LAfur on Sony - Official Store - Jul 23, 2013   

A full Frame camera with a Punch. This Sony FF camera is really excellent in every way. this is a camera is designed too make you wanna work with it more. Color, detail´s, sharpens and weather proof camera is a great choice too have when you are traveling and taking photo´s here on Iceland. Best camera i ever had. Lafur Photography

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Could have been great...
3 Star Review   By cekay1 on Sony - Official Store - Jul 20, 2013   

Sony have wasted an opportunity here. The design is great, the implementation leaves you wondering if they field tested this camera well, or listened to what their testers really told them. My major criticism of the A99 is its battery life – it’s appalling, even with the grip, leaving the camera on drains the battery before your eyes – and its start-up time is too slow – so missing the shot is more than a good probability. I realize with and EVF and a LCD screen – that you can’t turn off (you can with an Olympus OM-D EM-5), unless you turn it into the camera body – power consumption is always going to be more than with a camera with an OVF, but Sony really need to look at this if they want this model to compete with its peers. There are things you can set to optimize battery life, but Sony need to be re-thinking certain things – battery power output for example. Sony – you could bundle 2/3 batteries with this camera, it does not solve the problem, but goes some way to helping anyone who buys it. In short you need to buy and keep charged batteries with you at all times. Its low light performance is good, but not on par with other full frame offerings from Nikon and Canon, although the EVF is wonderful, especially in low light. I do not feel that anyone who has shot Nikon or Canon, for any length of time, especially full frame will ditch them for a Sony A99, it has too many short comings compared to its peers. Though I must say, shooting with the A99 is an enjoyable experience – the camera handles well, the controls are well placed, it feels good in the hand. It does not feel or behave like a “Pro” model though, and if Sony want to pitch it as such, then they need to up their game – it my mind, it is overpriced. If you want quality glass, it’s there, at a price off course, but you don’t get options open to you from Nikon or Canon, nor are they weather sealed! Would a Pro really move to Sony? I am not a pro, but I have been shooting for over 35 years – mostly Olympus, Minolta and Nikon. Ask Sony if they have a road map – you will not get a positive answer, they acquired Konica Minolta a few years ago and recently a large share of Olympus – what will they do? What have they done? They have some good cameras – they could be great. They have the financial and technical clout, but need someone or a team with vision leading the charge. I really hope they do well, Nikon and Canon need some serious competition – Sony have the potential to provide it – come on Sony! I did not mean this to be a technical review, more my thoughts, feelings and experiences with an A99 – it could have been a great camera, but it does leave you feeling wanting in some key areas.

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Sony SLT-A99V Digital SLR Camera
4 Star Review   By michaelc on Adorama - Jun 11, 2013   

I have always wanted this camera since it was released it is my second go to camera lighter and more convenient to carry around

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A Superior Full Featured Camera For The Long Run
5 Star Review   By Oldmanriver on Sony - Official Store - Jun 4, 2013   

I love my A77. But the A99 takes everything to another level in a very familiar operational format. It solves for the biggest published complaint (which never bothered me) against the A77 with gorgeous clean images up to ISO 6400. The dual sensor AF-D depth mapping mode is sheer genius. And the new DMF mode further capitalizes on the A77's excellent peaking feature for accurate and rapid manual focus. The AF range limiter feature can be set to limit hunting on supported long focal length lens. The fact that my existing SAL-70400G and SAL-70300G lenses are also supported by the new AF-D mode (like the SAL-2470Z) feels like a reward for being a loyal Sony photography enthusiast. I had fantastic results with the A77 & the SAL-1680Z (and I am keeping them). By adding the massive SAL-2470Z with it's constant 2.8 aperture (coupled with the shallow depth of field of the A99 full frame sensor), I find myself exploring a wider range of available light photo opportunities on the fly. The same excellent wireless ratio flash ability that I began to enjoy on the A77 is supported by the A99. Now that I have the more powerful HVL-F60M to augment my three HVL-F43AM units, I plan to move forward with improving my portrait photography technique. (The vertical grip with added battery support is finally en route this week.) Early results show improved video quality with the A99, as well, aided by an improved articulated rear LCD screen. At the end of the day, it's all about the image quality. Simply put, this discretionary purchase represents my intent to take the A77's excellent visual results to the next level. I have an intuitive feeling that this will be my primary camera and lens combination for the long run regardless of path Sony takes with the Alpha mount system in coming years. I trust that future evolutionary firmware updates will make the utility of the A99 even better. After all these years, starting with a Minolta SRT-101 in college, and with many innovative Sony digital cameras in between, my hobby has finally evolved into the passion that I had envisioned in my mind's eye.

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Gained Ground
5 Star Review   By Muzics on Sony - Official Store - May 13, 2013   

I got the SLT A-99 as a 1 time use promo camera and its the only reason that I decided to purchase it was for the discounted price. After taking the camera and pushing it through its paces with my arsenal of CZ lenses, it so far has become a welcome addition to my photography tools. The weight of the camera is so much better than the A900 and A700 and has also made my work flow a lot easier with various shooting styles with still life. My A900 was specifically used for still life shots until I got the A-99 which proved to be a more nimble character and easier to use with the leveling on screen feature (love this). The EVF was the main selling point as it was clear and easy to view allowing me to place the camera almost anywhere and not have to worry about looking through the view finder to complete my shot in focus as with the a900. Since I had the A-99 it taken the spot as my main photography tool coupled with the CZ lens line up, its a no brainer but my favorites with the A-99 are the CZ-2470 and the SAL135F18Z. The battery pack addition is also great as it doesn't add much more camera weight, so with 3 batteries you can shoot until the cows come home. Another great feature is the low light ISO improvements over the A900, shooting in low light at higher ISO settings is a lot less noisier. Over all I think the advancements Sony has made in camera technology is fantastic and the camera shows the results in my work flow. I was trying to hold out to purchase a Sony medium format camera that I hoped would materialize soon since hearing about the connections with Hasselblad. I'm looking forward with hopes Sony will at least present a product release close to a medium format solution. For now its the A-99 and so far its a good product for me.

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GREAT CAMERA!
5 Star Review   By Juancho on Sony - Official Store - Apr 24, 2013   

This is my 2nd SLT-A99V, unfortunately my 1st one went for a swim (reason for the only con) even though expensive it is worth every penny

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Love it
5 Star Review   By Andy on Adorama - Apr 24, 2013   

The focusing system on the camera is amazing, fast and accurate. The range control is a good feature. i loke the OLED viewfinder

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Many awesome features but fails in key areas
3 Star Review   By HPsause on Sony - Official Store - Mar 27, 2013   

First let me say, I wanted to love this camera so much! It takes some really great pictures of landscapes (still pics are awesome) but where it falls down is indoor sports :( The buffer is way too small for sports - ripping off 15 pictures at 5fps (cont Hi), then waiting 8 - 10 seconds for the buffer to clear is awful as you miss so much action -- like my daughter's gymnastics routine. A camera of this caliber should be on par with the Canon 5d Mk III, which allows for 3x as many pictures in the buffer. Auto focus and tracking is a problem for things like gymnastics where the number of focus points is pretty small (19) where others are greater (ex. the 5d is 61). I know the AF-D has 102 points but they don't support the sigma 70 - 200 lens I have and so I am hobbled. ISO noise at 6400 is pretty low and I am impressed, but I wish 12800 was less noisy. For me, it came down to the buffer size -- If the buffer was bigger, I could live with the camera but I am missing too many shots now due it's size. (shoot 10 shots rapidly then not being able to shoot anything for several seconds is a killer when the gymnastics routine is only 45 - 90 seconds long in the first place) Again, this is an incredible camera for other types of photography -- the EVF is amazing, the folding screen is great, menus are easy to navigate and video support is great too. I understand not everyone does sports or even indoor sports, but for my main need (indoor gymnastics) it just doesn't work and that's a shame :(

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GREAT CAMERA!
5 Star Review   By jhemp on Sony - Official Store - Mar 4, 2013   

I LOVE this camera and it's Electronic View finder. I wasn't sure about the EVF the first few times I used it, but after a week I was sold. I don't want to shoot without it. Long live EVF!

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impresive machina
5 Star Review   By nagnet on Sony - Official Store - Feb 23, 2013   

i wish more bundle options with lens designet for this camera

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An outstanding piece of equipment
4 Star Review   By JMazur on Sony - Official Store - Feb 18, 2013   

Make no mistake, this is a fantastic camera; it offers a slew of shooting settings so expansive that most of these features will remain (at least largely) unused, even by professional photographers. The image processor is, for lack of a better word, insane. It allows for (by my count) 30 full-res raw photos in a single burst before having to take a break to write to a class 10 SD card, and it's far lighter than its predecessors, the A900 and A850. That being said, the camera's improvements also remove any reason why the camera shouldn't have a pop-up flash. In classic full-frame (and generally high-end) cameras, a pentaprism was used to direct light to the viewfinder, as it allowed for larger image coverage, sometimes up to 99%. Now that the camera has dropped the optical viewfinder, the space formerly used by the pentaprism can be used for a pop-up flash, for the rare — but not nonexistent — occasions when you have to use it. The translucent mirror is also a drawback, if a corrigible one: as the mirror is only semi-transparent (after all, it is a mirror), less light gets to the sensor, effectively forcing you to use either ridiculously expensive lenses that are marginally faster, or to use slower shutter speeds, which can blur your images. Sony attempts to compensate for this by adding a new noise-reduction engine, but it unfortunately pales in comparison to the algorithm developed by Nikon, and used in their full-frame bodies. This could, on paper, be fixed through a firmware patch, but Sony must first either match/surpass Nikon's algorithm, or license it for use in its cameras. The video very nearly makes up for this issue, though, and needless to say, shooting with a 35mm sensor produces simply amazing results. But again, for video, much of the sensor's area goes unused: given that the 4K UHD TV standard has a total of about 8.25 MP per frame, this camera could, in theory, record brief 4K video clips (anything longer than about 5 minutes would likely fill up the processor's queue, once again requiring a short break to write the clip to the card). Still, it would be nice to have the feature available, even if it turned out to be limited to a minute. The microphone on the camera is rubbish, and the ones sold by sony aren't superb either. Since this camera finally uses a standard hot-shoe (as opposed to the contorted monstrosity known as the Minolta hot-shoe), I've taken the liberty to attach a Røde VideoMic to the setup. In addition to working like a charm and being one of the finest non-dedicated camera/shotgun mic combos I've seen and heard in awhile, it even *looks* awesome. Bottom line: • The camera's excellent, and should be enough for the vast majority of prosumers and professionals out there • Low-light shooting is ok, not great, but could be fixed with a firmware patch • I find this camera's lack of flash disturbing • But now you can attach a standard flash or mic using the standard hot-shoe • The OLED display is generous in size and resolution • The viewfinder takes some getting used to, but doesn't cause headaches (it doesn't flicker visibly) • If Sony plans to support this camera with major software patches addressing what I've outlined here (they should probably make a press release, or something), don't even *think* of buying any other full-frame, this is your camera.

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Awesome Camera
4 Star Review   By Robert N on Adorama - Jan 26, 2013   

Live view with near instantaneous shutter release great for stop-action. Amazing low light performance with noise reduction post processing. Training: Sony diverts to few 3rd party YouTube clips. I am learning using the kit manual and trial-and-error.

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Awesome
5 Star Review   By seriously on Sony - Official Store - Jan 18, 2013   

ive seen every review possible, read anything and everything that i can find about this camera and it sounds amazing. there really is nothing better than a full frame camera. having that extra room to fill with all ones creativity really makes it something to desire. sony has come a long way from when it first stared making dslr's and now with this wonderful product it really shows how far they are willing to go. the A99 not only lets you capture photos with a wider field of view it lets you can the world with all its beauty. theres just some stories that cant be told to its full extent with a crop sized sensor and now with the a99 you dont have to leave out any details. ive already added mine to my wish list along with a few other goodies id love to have and each day that jar gets filled with more and more pennies and hopefully soon ill have my own.

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Simply The Best
5 Star Review   By rar1 on Sony - Official Store - Jan 18, 2013   

I love the feel of this camera and I love the results. It is capturing images will all their entire beauty. I would highly recommend this camera to those who are pursuing photography and videography seriously. youtu.be/Oe7-YfTGhEs...

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all the best
5 Star Review   By BradVT on Sony - Official Store - Jan 15, 2013   

I own the Sony Rx-1, Rx-100, A99, and Nex 7. Also have owned the Nex 5 and A77. Have had many Nikon SLR's as well. I shoot JPEG and don't want to be bothered with raw, photoshop, etc. I found that the Nikon JPEGs were blurry and poor in quality due to their in camera conversion, I suppose. All of the Sony models have been great, but the A99, RX1 and RX100 are all the greatest. Best of all from my point of view is the RX1, but if you want to carry the weight, the A99 is the way to go. From my point of view, the RX1 is the perfect combination of quality and portability.

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Best Sony SLT yet
4 Star Review   By Alex on Adorama - Jan 15, 2013   

This is clearly the best SLT from Sony so far, but it is not without flaws. High ISO noise is more pronounced than on other, comparable current generation cameras. There is also an issue with the "new" ISO hotshoe where it won't allow you to sync with stu

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Groundbreaking Technology
5 Star Review   By mpirela on Sony - Official Store - Jan 11, 2013   

Amazing camera, I love it! Definitely Sony is decided to be a leader in the DSLR market. I just want to see a wide angle Sony lens compatible with this camera.

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Way To Go, Sony!!!
5 Star Review   By ckapp on Sony - Official Store - Jan 7, 2013   

Unbelievable. Stunning images right out of the box. Got it all set up with my settings and the images are through-the-roof beautiful! It is so well laid out that a beginner could just leave everything in auto and have a blast. Dig in to the menus and start playing and capture becomes magical. I bought the 70200G when I bought the body, have a CZ2470 on the way and two old Minolta Rokkor primes with adapters coming just for kicks. Just ordered three HVL-F60M speedlights too! WooHoo! I bought my A99 and 70200G at the Sony store in Tampa FL. I flew in from Costa Rica. The level of customer service there was way beyond my expectations. Everyone was knowledgable, professional and fun to work with. I commend Sony for their quality regarding customer service. My buying experience online with the flashes was extremely personable and equally enjoyable. I commend Sony for going outside convention with the Alpha line up. Yeah, I could have easily bought a 5DIII or D800, but given the fact that Nikon buys their sensors from Sony, I would much rather support the parent company to the key part in the imaging chain. Plus, the articulating screen is a no-brainer. Thank you Sony for leading the way!

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It is the king!
5 Star Review   By sonyinstead on Sony - Official Store - Jan 7, 2013   

I love it. It is the most successfull camera Sony ever made. Forget about NC, forget about the cons of A900, forget about awful photos. Just buy it, and you would not regret!

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Here To Stay
5 Star Review   By HajiTJackson on Sony - Official Store - Jan 4, 2013   

The A99 gives superior image quality, even in low lighting. By far this is the best camera I've ever used. I would strongly suggest this camera to friends or anyone who wants to step their photography game up to the next level. I totally applaud Sony for introducing this excellent image producing camera. I switched from Canon to Sony and I am very happy I did.

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Amazing Dynamic Range
5 Star Review   By GregM on Sony - Official Store - Dec 6, 2012   

First off 70% of my photography is landscape and the rest outdoor portraits. I have owned the Olympus E3, E5, Sony a850 and a900. I also currently own a D800. For what I do the a99 is my go to camera and I prefer it to the D800 and here's why. I shoot a lot of landscapes and most of the time set up and start shooting before sunrise or after sunset. The flip out screen and focus peaking are the two best features on the a99 I enjoy. I can shoot low to the ground or over my head with the flip out LCD and also the focus peaking makes critical focus very easy. I mainly manual focus when I am shooting landscapes I find my eye more reliable than any auto focus system. The D800 has neither flip screen or focus peaking. Also with the translucent mirror there is no flipping mirror to cause camera movement during the exposure. With the D800 I have to use mirror up mode to do this and the LCD will go blank just before exposure. For me the a99 is by far the most advanced camera I have ever owned and also the best landscape camera I have ever used. I am so glad I bought this camera and now also have a back up a99 for when I do portrait work. In the past when I shot landscapes I had to use ND grad filters to help keep the highlights under control and with that still had to use software to bring up the shadows, well no more. I still use an ND grad when lighting is at it's worse but I can get out of camera exposures that are perfect most time. The dynamic range of the a99 is amazing to say the least. I hear a lot of grumbling from the Nikon and Canon shooters on the forums but again the a99 is the most advanced camera on the market with the latest cutting edge technology. I am not a fanboy as they are called for any one system. I have shot a broad variety of cameras and have had good and bad. This one is certainly the best. The D800 might handle noise better at higher ISOs but the a99 isn't to far behind as there is also a huge improvement there. If you are thinking about this camera please go ahead "add it to the cart." The a99 and Carl Zeiss 24-70mm might be the best camera lens combo ever. I have made prints as large as 19x42 and the prints are loaded with detail and NO jpeg compression artifacts. Thanks Sony, thanks for thinking outside the box.

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User tips
4 Star Review   By Hank5656 on Sony - Official Store - Dec 6, 2012   

I don't like that need to take off extra battery pack grip to charge camera battery. The RAW photos will not open in CS5 and Adobe has no fix for this issue, will not have it for CS6 untill they review the a99

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The BEST Sony camera to date!
5 Star Review   By Deputy50 on Sony - Official Store - Nov 22, 2012   

The Sony A99 is truly a photographer's camera with the added bonus of great video features. The camera is priced below the Nikon D800 and Canon 5D MKIII with which it competes. Thus, making them both overpriced. There are a lot of interpretations of the Electronic viewfinder, both positive and negative. My advice is to physically use the camera at a local camera retailer and see for yourself. The plethora of information and seeing what you'll get should be enough to appreciate the differences.Try and use both an OVF and the A99's EVF back to back and the differences are more prevalent. Focusing speed and accuracy are excellent as expected for this class of camera body. We have had the opportunity to use the A99 for a full and real (not staged) wedding and it performed flawlessly. Much better image quality than the Canon 5D MKII and probably better than the MKIII as well. One concern was how would the A99 meter with flash since theEVF shows you the scene before the shot is taken. Well with an OVF you also see the scene before the shot is taken. The camera meters fine and the pictures come out as they would with an OVF. One plus is that your starting point is easier to see and achieve with the EVF in comparison to an OVF. Now what about high ISO and image noise. Well there is no need to fear because the A99 excels in this area. You can shoot at 6400 ISO in raw and expect images of fully useable quality. Don't compare it to the older A900 and A850 full frames as there is no comparison. This camera simply leaves them behind and finally moves Sony in the low noise high ISO ranks of Nikon and Canon. Please give it a try before knocking the EVF and listening to brand snobs. The attached images give a glimpse of the image quality from raw files. Both were taken with the Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. The figurine was shot at 6400 ISO and only given sharpening in Lightroom. No noise reduction or color corrections were performed. The sky image was only sharpened in Lightroom. Another thing that one would not do is take an image with the sun in the frame with an OVF. The EVF will compensate for that situation so your are not blinded by the sun's light. Just go and play around with one. You won't be disappointed.

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Have owned none better
5 Star Review   By AlanS on Sony - Official Store - Nov 21, 2012   

Expensive, but worth every penny!

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Absolutely Brilliant!
5 Star Review   By mdunlap on Sony - Official Store - Nov 12, 2012   

I have made the switch from Canon to Sony and I could not be happier. The a99 functions better than advertised. This camera is a notch above the D800 and 5DM3 as far as form meets.. well.. honestly amazing technology. I do feel as though with built in GPS, an Electronic Viewfinder, Auto Focus Range Control, Manual Focus Peaking, the additional video features such as the Silent Control Dial coupled with AF-D mode utilizing 102 focus points.. this full frame camera was built just for me. Bravo Sony.. This is the most advanced full frame camera on the market to date!

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A99 is better than advertised
5 Star Review   By JoeStealthmode on Sony - Official Store - Nov 5, 2012   

As a proud owner of the A900 and A77 I was waiting for the best of both worlds. The beauty of the full frame A900 combined with the speed and power of the A77. The A99 does well to mix the best of each. It is not as fast as it's little sister, the A77, but it is fast nonetheless. The button layout is almost identical. The first thing I tested with the A99 was a high ISO value. I started with 6400. I was impressed by the quality. Not only is the noise fixable, if you are one to take advantage of the high ISO noise, it is a very pleasing noise. A little bit of Luminance and the ISO 6400 shot looks amazing. I can now feel comfortable in ISO 1600 or even 3200 with the A99. The response time on the A99 could use some work, just as the A77 needed in the first firmware revisions. Other than that, I am really happy through a thousand actuations. Hoping for much more.

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Not a repackaged a77
5 Star Review   By 70hemibee on Sony - Official Store - Nov 1, 2012   

First of all, if you think this is just an a77 remake with a full frame sensor, you are sadly mistaken (I have both.) The noise reduction built into the camera one-ups the a77 in that department alone. There is no pop up flash which everyone considering this camera already know. Good or bad, I'm ok with it. If I was the one calling the shots then I would have opted to include the pop-up. I have found that in most circumstances the flash really isn't an issue. If you're going to be shooting in low light, get you flash out!!! The camera can more than make up for many low light conditions you may encounter. If you're looking for dramatic flash effect, well....you know. I've read a few reviews that state there is no lens correction available. That's wrong also. A-mount lenses can be corrected for shading, chromatic aberration, and distortion. Corrections are not available for other lenses with adapters. The lock button on the mode dial is a very welcome addition, as well as a much improved interface on the lcd screen. Once you get used to the position of the contols, you'll hardly have to take your eye away from the camera during shooting. You can make all adjustments easily with your eye up to the camera. While there is much, much, much more, I don't want to write a novel for a review. This is a fantastic camera....if you don't mind that it's a tad bit over priced and is pop up flash delete. Other than that, I absolutely love this camera. I get a smile on my face just taking out of the bag. One last thing. You can use your DT (APS-C) lenses on the a99. The camera automatically steps down to the cropped sensor's size and avoids any distortion, shading, or vignetting.

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Great Potential - Crippled US version
2 Star Review   By newadam on Sony - Official Store - Oct 18, 2012   

I want so much to purchase several of these for my small business. Everything looks great from the early reviews. Maybe some issues with moire. But here is the catch. Apparently they are releasing a crippled version to the US that is limited to US 60/30/24p rates. The version sold outside of the US will switch between PAL50p/25p and US rates. I am sure it is the same camera, just with crippled firmware. Sorry in 2012, this does not make sense. Although most of my work is in the US, I do get 50P PAL jobs from time to time. Maybe for consumer cameras, but this is supposed to be professional! I already bought some ZA Zeiss lens for my FS100 and NEX7 waiting for this camera. But now you go an cripple this camera in the US for no reason.

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Appealing but expensive technology showcase
4 Star Review   By TechnoGuy on Sony - Official Store - Oct 9, 2012   

It's been a long and at times painful 4+ year wait for Sony fans looking for an update to the classic but clearly aging A900/850 full frame professional cameras, with many hoping that Sony would finally become a significant factor in the professional full frame market. The promise of a serious full frame camera was clearly seen in the predecessor model - the Sony A900 undercut the Nikon D3X by almost $5000, while offering similar resolution and features, albeit poorer low light performance at least in JPEG (not in RAW) - and with no video capability at all - making the camera a real throwback to pure stills photography, a feature that inspired more loyalty than aversion among its loyal user base. This is also the first full frame camera Sony has put out in the last four or five years - in that same interval Canon and Nikon together have put out at least eight. This suggests that Sony is taking some risks by moving into areas where it frankly has not been terribly successful or perhaps terribly interested/motivated. Does it live up? Well, based on my admittedly brief and limited experience with this model with production firmware (1+ hour of shooting of both stills and video and then hours of hi-res monitor time on color corrected monitor) mostly yes, but there are some issues . . . . including where Sony has set its price point on this. Overall, this is an appealing choice for individuals looking to upgrade from Sony APS-C models or other subframe DSLRs to full frame cameras - provided they are willing to pay the hefty cost and modest weight penalties, in order to get the extra picture quality at high ISO, along with somewhat better speed of operation and an improved autofocus system. Dynamic range may also be somewhat better than corresponding APS C models - hard to say if dynamic range equals the current very high benchmark set by the Nikon D800. But . . . .Is it really worth the $2000 premium on the already excellent Sony A65 or the nearly $1200 premium on the Sony A77? That's actually a tough question, and mostly for a typical consumer, the answer is probably going to be 'no' - but for professionals (or enthusiasts with lots of money that they are eager to part with) needing the high ISO capabilities of a full frame model, the answer is probably 'yes', given that picture quality on the APS-C chips can't compete with a full frame chip of the same resolution as light declines. But in bright light, the differences are going to be probably too subtle to see, even for the most obsessional pixel peeper. At ISO 100 in RAW with comparable lenses, I really can't tell the difference between the picture this camera generates (even blown up to 100%), and what a Sony A65 can generate - and this was going over identical scenes shot with both cameras at 100% view. But at ISO 1600, the difference is fairly clear, and by 3200, it's not even close - the A65 is a pretty noisy mess, and prints are only usable at small sizes like 4x6. At ISO 3200, the A99 is capable of generating remarkably clean and smooth pictures with minimal noise and much detail. ISO 6400 on the A99 is roughly equivalent to ISO 1600 on the A65 (the last really useable RAW setting for the A65 before being forced to use heavy-handed post-processing NR). So it's way better in low light - but it should be with the much bigger pixels. Usable 6400 is really a plus - esp. when you want to use telephoto to shoot action and need high shutter speeds. Sports shooting will be worlds better compared to even the best m4/3 and APS-C sensor performance at high ISO and long telephoto. But again, this is what a FF sensor should deliver for its cost (and weight) penalties. But one basic question facing the professional user is still "why buy this camera" given the better developed and established pro-camera ecosystems of Canikon? That's also a tough question. I believe the answer is not one single overwhelming advantage, but you have to like the SLT environs and value what it might offer over more traditional DSLR technology. One aspect of this might be the better video due to full time PD (phase detection) auto focus, already demonstrated in several APS-C models like A65 and A77. Another selling point might be just the overall excellence of both video and stills combined. I believe this camera will probably have as good if not better video than anything else in the 35mm DSLR world due to the better autofocus system (PD on both the chip and from the light directed to the AF sensor) - and Sony built-in lots of high-end video features and thoughtful support for all kinds of video accessories that would appeal to the professional videographer or the primary stills photographer looking to occasionally shoot the best possible (broadcast quality) video. First of all, its 1080 60p specification right now puts it ahead of Canon and Nikon, and its full-time phase detection (including phase detection functionality on the sensor itself) means that the camera can continually autofocus using the more accurate PD approach (vs. the slower contrast detection method) while taking movies - something no other DLSR can do. Here's my parsing of the pros and cons of this new camera - again based on limited shooting experience and hands-on time - I probably will change this list as I get a production model I can spend much more time with (just put in my order for one!): Pros: 1) Probably the best video this side of a professional broadcast video camera - and likely well ahead of Canon and Nikon on this one. Video shot in 60p is typically spectacular, and the camera appears particularly good at maintaining tight focus on high-speed subjects and challenging scenes with minimal to no hunting. Uncompressed HDMI output to external recording devices is another plus (shared with D800 but not on the 5DMIII). 2) Great overall image quality for photos - esp. as light declines - equals the great low light performance of the Canon 5DMIII and just a touch more noisy than the Nikon D600. 3) High-resolution EVF gives the photographer lots of relevant control information (but see cons for flip side of this). 4) High resolution 24 MP sensor with good to excellent dynamic range and very accurate color (but again see cons). 5) Able to use Alpha mount APS-C lenses (via sensor crop - but see cons again). 6) At least equal low light performance compared to its two main FF competitors. Comparisons that I did of identical scenes head-to-head with the Canon 5D Mark 3 suggest that the Sony at least equals that camera's truly great low light noise performance. It might be just a nose ahead in this area of low light noise compared to the Nikon D800. Credit extra work on the micro-lenses and getting as much light as possible to each pixel in the sensor - apparently a big focus for Sony in developing this particular sensor. Even ISO 6400 was pretty clean. 7) Configurable menu system similar to Sony's popular A77. 8) With two phase detection systems (one on the chip and one receiving light from the fixed mirror) this offers probably the fastest and most reliable autofocus of any DSLR. In my one hour of shooting with the camera, I was never able to get an out of focus shot either with video or stills, even though I tried (fast-moving subjects, panning, etc.). 9) Having image stabilization built into the sensor instead of the lens has some major advantages - making lenses potentially less expensive and lighter, and giving you the full advantage of IS all the time with any lens in your bag. 10) SLT approach enables full-time live view and phase detection autofocus even when shooting movies, and saves weight too, compared to more conventional DSLR technology. 11) Many neat touches and thoughtful extras, with abundant options for direct control (3 dials and a host of buttons dedicated to a single function (five of which are customizable) and a slick and smoothly silent control wheel in the front of the camera that allows quick access to video settings). Cons: 1) Price - at least $400 above where it should be. 2) EVF is not for everybody - some people simply can't transition from optical viewfinders (what do they know :-) !) 3) EVF really needed a contrast adjustment on A77/65, as images sometimes either had blown highlights in the viewfinder or areas where image too dark to see details - Sony failed to include this badly needed contrast adjustment in their new flagship camera - a major omission in my judgment. 4) only 24 MP - clearly out-resolved by Nikon D800. 5) only 6 FPS with autofocus is really disappointing for a SLT design - their APS C designs were all class-leading in terms of frames per second in high-speed shooting. Canon does the same 6 FPS number while still having to move the mirror up and down, and even the D800 manages 4 frames per second with its much higher megapixel throughput demands on the imaging pipeline, while the $800 Sony A65 does 10 FPS . . . . so what happened here? 6) APS-C lenses will automatically result in a significant drop in resolution - no option to simply allow full frame vignetting (which some users might not mind in some contexts). 7) Shorter battery life relative to its two main competitors (the cost of the excellent EVF) 8) Despite all the emphasis on video, maximum bit rate is only 28 Mb per second, significantly under the new Panasonic GH3 and the Canon 5D Mark 3. 9) Despite the flagship technology (and price!), the A99 still has too shallow a buffer for much high-speed shooting - if shooting RAW plus JPEG, buffer fills up in 18 images or just 1.5 seconds. Can't believe that with all the noise about this issue in previous APS-C models that Sony did so little differently in their flagship camera. 10) Disappointment that USB 3.0, Wi-Fi support and at least some kind of built-in flash all not included in feature set. 11) Price?

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Eager for more information
5 Star Review   By GDH27 on Sony - Official Store - Oct 7, 2012   

I am an old Minolta fan all the way through many Sony digital cameras including a900 and a33. What I would like to ask is: 1- With the full frame sensor why not the expected higher resolution? 2- Will the a99 suffer from overheating after lengthy use like the a33? That was most annoying as it happened when I needed my camera most. 3- When will we have a digital zoom button on the new range of alphas which is very necessary. Any one using the ring to try to zoom while capturing videos realizes the jerk he/she causes and the very annoying result. A digital zoom button during video capture is most necessary. This is why we need the higher resolution. Thank you Sony for giving us lifetime happiness. Please keep us happy!

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We need to get high Iso pictures
1 Star Review   By FredM on Sony - Official Store - Oct 3, 2012   

Sony if you want to compete with the Canon 5D Mark III and or the Nikon D800 then you should post high ISO pictures. The pictures I have seen are bad, ISO 800 and above are just as bad as the A77. I like Sony but if you guys are not get your stuff at least as good than I will switch. I own a A580 and ISO 400 and abouve are very bas in low light, the A77 is even worth in low light. Sony get a move on or you are dead in the water with your DSLR and or SLT.

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wait and see
3 Star Review   By deltadave44 on Sony - Official Store - Sep 25, 2012   

i own an A65 and was anticipating a full frame upgrade...not sure this one cuts it

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Meld of Adv Amateur and Pro Features
5 Star Review   By TheEnthusiast on Sony - Official Store - Sep 17, 2012   

This is a pre-release comment on advertised specs only. I'm comparing the A99 to the A77 and A900/850. I see this camera as, in many ways, an A77 with much better noise characteristics and a need for full-frame lenses. The cons that I list above are key things that the A77 has that the A99 does not. (That's right, Sony, you're now competing with yourself.) While I like the lens correction, it does not output to a lossless format. I almost never use super high fps. I'm only disappointed that there's no flash. (I know, no flash is the mark of a PRO camera, but I'm not a pro.) In RAW mode, the A850 and A580 beat the A77 in noise performance, with the A850 being the best. If the A99 had the same sensor as the A850, it would be within one-half stop (due to the mirror) of A850 (RAW) noise performance. My guess is it's better than that. The A77 does a much better job than the A900/850 when it comes to balancing sharpening and noise reduction. That will carry over to the A99. I love the fact that the A99 includes auto HDR and multi-frame noise reduction. They both help manage noise, although in very different ways. It's not just hype: they are dynamite features that do what the ad copy says they do. The ad copy seems to be saying that there is a new mode that combines both of these features. For me, this could be a really big deal. (I do wish they could output a lossless format -- Sony giveth and Sony taketh away.) The A99 has been criticized for short battery life. On the A77, I've found that the electronic viewfinder all but eliminates the need for the rear display. I keep my A77 display folded inward so that it is shut off except when I need it. (I can flip it open in a millisecond.) The result is MUCH longer battery life. And often, when I do use the display, I use the three-axis articulation. It is very, very handy. Note also that when the rear display is closed against the body, it's protected. The display is by far the most easily damaged part of the camera body. If you end up with an A99, try keeping the display folded inward. The A900/850 had none of the specialty features of the later Sony pro-sumer models. The A99 has almost all of them and appears to add a few more. Just remember that you can't use DT lenses on an A99. The good news is that you can use the Minolta AF lenses if you need to start on a budget. The A99 is an exciting option.

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Preview A99
5 Star Review   By AlphaDogRussell on Sony - Official Store - Sep 14, 2012   

Wow! lets hope this all comes to be as good as it looks. I am a die hard Sony Alpha user, A100,A55, A900,A77 and now a Camera with real speed? lets hope so.......... If AF speed and noise are up to snuff, Sony will have arrived as a leader in the field . I have one on order lets hope for no disappointments.

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WOW
5 Star Review   By Olivio on Sony - Official Store - Sep 12, 2012   

Should be an incredibly capable camera. The perfect hybrid for both still & film shoots. It seems to blow the competition out of the water with the current specs. Let the full frame price war begin! www.studio8bkk.com/wp

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oh...my...
5 Star Review   By hobopelican on Sony - Official Store - Sep 11, 2012   

i own the a33, 55, 65, 77 and RX100...the a99 is a must have.

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