Very excited about the A99

Started Sep 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
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JohnBee
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Very excited about the A99
Sep 11, 2012

I loved the A900 but soon moved to a system with more versatility. I've been eyeing Sony ever since though the translucent technology and mirrorless bodies weren't very interesting to me.

Today however, I find myself at a crossroads between more resolution and IQ. The D800/E comes along with incredible resolution, but QC issues and the lack of certain features and limitations prompted me to wait it out. That is until the A99 came along with a spec list that would make even Nikon blush:

  • 24.3 Mpx Full frame CMOS Exmor sensor

  • SLT technology

  • New Bionz imaging engine

  • 14 bit RAW recording

  • 10 fps

  • ISO 100 up to 25.600

  • 50 ISO extended (with lower dynamic range)

  • 102 AF point AF (11 cross).

  • AF range

  • MF assist

  • Dual Phase detection system (with AF phase pixels on sensor)

  • 30 sec and 1/8000 maximum shutter speed

  • Time Lag 0.05 sec.

  • Shutter life guarantee of 200,000 cycles

  • 2.360k OLED electronic viewfinder

  • 3″921k LCD with same tilting system of the A77

  • Full HD video recording at 1920×1080/50p (US: 60p) AVCHD 2.0 format.

  • Clean HDMI output

  • Built-in stereo mic

  • Auto HDR capability

  • New multi-segment low pass filter

  • Photodiode expansion technology

  • Light concentration technology

  • Selective noise reduction

  • Ultrasonic anti dust system

  • In body image stabilization

  • Two memory slots: SD and SD+MS cards

  • USB: 2.0

  • microphone

  • Weather sealed magnesium alloy body.With 730 g

  • Additional accessories: battery grip, flash, remote control

The big question now is... whether or not the A99 comes with focus peeking! Because if it does, it could very well become the best FF body on the market period!

Here's to hoping

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