Sales of the Sony A99

Started Oct 30, 2012 | Discussions thread
Mark K
Mark K Veteran Member • Posts: 6,339
Re: Sales of the Sony A99

ianbrown wrote:

I noticed an authorised retailer in the UK had 5 in stock last week and has since sold one.

just wondered if the pre-orders of this camera were as good as Sony had expected?

it looks a very nice hi spec camera but are the advantages worth the extra over the D800 or you can now get the Canon 5D MKIII for same price, not to mention the D600 for £800 less.

I guess we may see the A99 come below £2000 then sales may be more bouyant?

am I correct in saying the main advantages over othe FF is the video capabilities ?

I am tempted but is 3 times the cost of the A77

Before anyone says it, yes I know I have had lots of cameras bla bla bla

But it's not a crime!



Sony invented the segment of inexpensive FF using a850 which are unfortunately occupied by D600 and 6D. A99 is embarrasingly sitting inbetween this and higher ranking cameras like D800 and 5DIII. I was originally planning getting one, and withheld my decision for one week or two. I also have D800 and will have 5DIII. What lacks in A99 from previous expectation is a professional AF system and a 36MP sensor.

No matter how fast A99 focuses, the sensors are packed mainly in the centre of the image. It is an upgraded version of what we have in an A77.

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