Summary: Always wanted a full frame camera and own an Sony A77 as well. This camera delivers on the full frame format and now finally a "live view" vs. its predecessor the Sony A9. The A9 viewfinder was a traditional prism that I feel was superior to the mirror-less but did not offer all the bells that this...
Summary: my camera came assembly like some one use it, maybe is a open box, they sold me like new, the strap attached, also de battery was installed, the flash shoe adaptor and the connector protect cap did not came.
Summary: I shoot a lot of wedding videos and do some photography. I got this camera for 1700 refurbished. Here are my initial thoughts. I come from the a57 which is the much cheaper version by sony. The a57 has been a fantastic video dslr for my needs. So the a99 would be a natural upgrade.
Excerpt: I purchased this camera because it has a higher resolution and ISO than my older cameras, which are becoming less reliable, while using the lenses I own. I am using this camera for a number of photography projects including macro, scenic, artistic, HDR, and long-exposure.
Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Excerpt: I would give the A99 a full five stars if it were $2,000, or if it offered better high ISO IQ and a faster frame rate. I really do love this camera. Unlike other cameras I've owned I appreciate it more every time I use it.
Excerpt: Everything I want and need except that it will not tether to my lap top. Shame! Sony do something about that.Otherwise an amazing camera in every way! Flash great. Battery grip supplies needed power for video.So it only is good for 200,000 shots.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD
Probably greatest Sony camera ever made but not perfect
Adam Brown, Amazon
16 January 2014
Summary: I've been shooting with this camera for a couple months now. Been shooting Sony dSLRs/dSLTs ever since their first model, the Sony A100. Before that, I shot with Minolta film SLRs. In the last couple years, I really refined my photography hobby, spent more time and developed more skill.
Excerpt: My wife offered me the opportunity to upgrade my camera in the coming months. I've been a bit infatuated with the idea of full frame with full frame prices becoming more accessible, at least aside from Sony dSLRs. For better or worse, my lens collection keeps me pretty faithful to Sony.