Sony SLT-A99

Announced Sep 12, 2012 •
24 megapixels | 3 screen | Full frame sensor
Price
MSRP $2,800/£2,480 body only
Body type
Body type Mid-size SLR
Sensor
Max resolution 6000 x 4000
Other resolutions 6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2624, 3936 x 2216, 2640 x 1760, 2640 x 1488
Image ratio w:h 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 24 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 25 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (35.8 x 23.8 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Bionz
Image
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
Boosted ISO (minimum) 50
Boosted ISO (maximum) 25600
White balance presets 8
Custom white balance Yes (3)
Image stabilization Sensor-shift
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Extra Fine, Fine, Standard
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 19
Lens mount Sony/Minolta Alpha
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,229,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT Xtra Fine color LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.71×
Viewfinder resolution 2,359,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes No
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (via Hot-shoe)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless
Continuous drive 6.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes ( 3 frames, H/L selectable)
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 24 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 640 x 424 (29.97 fps)
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo; SD, SDHC and SDXC
Storage included None
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (mini HDMI Type C)
Remote control Yes (Wired or Wireless (Optional))
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes (Dust and moisture resistant)
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion NP-FM500H rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 500
Weight (inc. batteries) 812 g (1.79 lb / 28.64 oz)
Dimensions 147 x 111 x 78 mm (5.79 x 4.37 x 3.07)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording No
GPS Built-in
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