Just posted: Our In-depth Sony SLT-A99 review

Started Dec 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
Michel J Veteran Member • Posts: 4,009
Re: Just posted: Our In-depth Sony SLT-A99 review

Sam_Oslo wrote:

Good one.

A Gold award is a really good one., but the best part is the "impressive video specifications" in final conclusion, this will help to shut the troll with many names, until he find something new to speculate about though.

Yeap !

Here a short list of what they told about video IQ:

the A99 dPr test http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-alpha-slt-a99/22

Conclusions - pros [of dPreview about A99's video IQ]

  • impressive video specifications
  • Pleasing metering and white balance results
  • 1080p60 video specifications
  • Ability to output uncompressed HD video to an external recorder or monitor

[...] The A99 gives very good image quality, particularly so at high ISO sensitivities, placing it among the best performing full frame cameras we've seen to date [...]

[...] video performance of the A99 offers several advantages over its peers and none more apparent than its phase-detection AF system. Focus acquisition in video mode is brisk and object tracking can actually be an effective tool for subjects moving at slow to moderate speeds in a consistent direction. And Sony's well-regarded focus peaking option is among the best options we've seen yet for manual focus. Videographers, while perhaps lamenting the lack of magnified live view and histogram display will be pleased to see an uncompressed video over HDMI option as well as mic and headphone inputs along with an optional XLR mic adapter kit [...]

[...] While the ability to shoot uncompressed video at 60 fps may grab more attention, the full-time phase-detection AF of the A99 clearly sets it apart from its peers, producing the most effective AF system we've seen in a DSLR-style camera. And while video professionals are likely to opt for manual focus, enjoying Sony's focus peaking capability, there's little doubt that a fast, accurate AF holds appeal for still photographers wanting to get the most out of their video clips without having to re-train as a video focus puller. [...]

[...] The image quality of the A99's video output is very good, though as with any DSLR you'll need to keep an eye out for subjects that induce aliasing artifacts like moiré patterning [...]

Conclusions - cons [of dPreview about A99's video IQ]

  • [... empty]

What else?

[...] some moiré a tad [...] as with any DSLR [...]

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