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Sony Alpha SLT-A99
8.8 out of 10

Sony Alpha SLT-A99

Model Features: 24.3MP 35mm full-frame sensor, 14-bit RAW output Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha 99 (SLT-A99V)

PC Magazine
18 April 2013
  • Conclusion: 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 viewfinder.
  • Pros: Excellent high ISO performance. Fast focus for stills and video. 5.7fps shooting. Quiet. Articulating rear LCD. 1080p60 video capture. Integrated GPS.
  • Cons: No optical viewfinder. Lacks built-in flash.
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Overall 8
8.4

Expert Review

DP Review
30 March 2013
  • Summary: The SLT-A99 is a feature-rich camera that still provides a wealth of easily accessed manual user controls. It stands out as the only full-frame camera to offer in-body stabilization, an EVF, and an articulated rear screen.
  • Pros: Very good JPEG output at default settings, Excellent high ISO output in both JPEG and Raw images, Wide dynamic range Raw files, Pleasing metering and white balance results, Solid build quality, light weight and good ergonomics / handling, In-body image stabilization system works with all lenses, ...
  • Cons: Small coverage area of AF array compared to its peers, Autofocus not compatible with manual exposure control in video mode, No histogram available in video mode, Live view not available with continuous shooting above 3 fps (an image review is displayed instead), Magnified live view not available ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony SLT-A99 review

expertreviews.co.uk
24 April 2013
  • Excerpt: You wait for ages for a new full-frame SLR and then seven turn up at once. Canon and Nikon refreshed their full-frame ranges in 2012, each releasing three new models priced at around £1,500, £2,500 and £5,000.
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Alpha A99

Pocket Lint
21 January 2013
  • Conclusion: Taken in isolation and the Sony Alpha A99 has the makings of a great full-frame camera: sturdy build, a fast burst mode, decent image quality and an excellent movie mode are polished up all the more by quirky additions such as the silent mode dial, tele-zoom mode, built-in GPS and a...
  • Pros: Fast burst mode beyond its rivals, continuous autofocus in good light, movie mode, silent adjustment dial, electronic viewfinders don't come any better, full-frame image quality, vari-angle LCD mount, teleconverter mode, AF Range option
  • Cons: Centralised AF point arrangement, autofocus system not as fast or customisable as competition, AF point adjustment shows in black which can be hard to see, battery life really doesn't cut it, limited buffer feels inconsistent with burst feature, pricey, auto white balance often off the mark, AF-D...
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
9 January 2013
  • Conclusion: Sony's a99 is a good all-round camera with a high quality flip-out screen, electronic viewfinder and a wide range of other useful features. At £2199 we couldn't help feeling the a99 is a little overpriced, especially since the battery life is so poor and the low light performance isn't as good as...
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Alpha a99 review

TechRadar UK
22 November 2012
  • Summary: Sony gets back in the full-frame game
  • Pros: 24.3MP, Noise under control, AF Range control, Articulating screen, Thanks to its 24.3 million pixel sensor, the Sony Alpha a99 can resolve lots of detail, and noise is well controlled. Features such as the AF Range control, focus peaking and the articulating screen are also great additions that ...
  • Cons: AF slower than rivals', Poor non-cross type AF, Object Tracking mode is limited, Although the AF system can focus quickly, it can't be relied upon to do so quite so much as the competition's. The performance of the non-cross type AF points is woeful in anything less than good light. When shooting...
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha 99 (SLT-A99)

Absolut Photo
2 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Du pro en veux-tu en voilà... et bien en voilà : avec le Alpha 99 (SLT-A99) répond à toutes les exigences de ce que l'on peut attendre d'un appareil professionnel ! Un capteur de 24 MP en plein format, ce qui est un excellent compromis densité de pixels / gestion des hautes sensibilités, un AF de...
  • Pros: Qualité d'image, Finition / Poids, Fonctionnalité
  • Cons: La visée électronique, Une gamme optique moins étoffée que la concurrence
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Overall 9
8.5

Sony Alpha 99 : Le plein format à l'honneur !

Ere Numérique
13 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Les photographes amateurs de la marque orange attendaient avec impatience la venue de ce nouvel appareil reflex plein format. En effet, depuis le rachat de Minolta par Sony, cette dernière n'avait sorti que deux reflex full frame, l'Alpha 900 et l'Alpha 850 ce dernier étant la déclinaison grand...
  • Pros: Prise en main sérieuse et rassurante, Nombreux paramétrages, Qualité d'image jusqu'à 6400, Système translucent efficace, AF en vidéo utilisable, GPS intégré, Stabilisation intégrée
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