Sony a9 vs. Sony a99 II

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Apr 19, 2017
Sep 19, 2016
 
$4500/£4500
$3199
 
SLR-style mirrorless
Mid-size SLR
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium Alloy
 
6000 x 4000
7952 x 5304
3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
24 megapixels
42 megapixels
28 megapixels
44 megapixels
Full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Stacked CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BIONZ X
Bionz X
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, ISO 100-51200 (expands to 50-204800)
Auto, 100-25600 (expandable to 50-102400)
50
50
204800
102400
10
10
Yes
Yes (3 slots)
Sensor-shift
Sensor-shift
5-axis
5-axis for stills and video
RAW
RAW
Extra fine, fine, standard
Extra fine, fine, normal
  • JPEG (Exif v2.31)
  • Raw (Sony ARW)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.31)
  • Raw (Sony ARW 2.3)
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
No
Yes (2x)
 
 
Yes
693
399
Sony E
Sony/Minolta Alpha
1×
1×
 
Tilting
Tilting
3
3
1,440,000
1,228,800
Yes
No
TFT LCD
WhiteMagic TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Electronic
Electronic
100%
100%
0.78×
0.78×
3,686,400
2,359,296
 
30 sec
30 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/32000 sec
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Auto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
No
No
Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)
Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)
Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction, Wireless, Hi-speed sync
Off, auto, fill, slow sync, redeye reduction, rear sync, high-speed sync, wireless
1/250 sec
1/250 sec
  • Single
  • Continuous (H/M/L)
  • Self-timer
  • Bracketing (AE, WB, DRO)
  • Single Shooting
  • Continuous shooting
  • Self-timer
  • AE bracket
  • White Balance bracket
  • DRO bracket
20.0 fps
12.0 fps
Yes (2, 5, 10 secs + continuous, 3 or 5 frames)
Yes (2, 5, 10 secs)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Highlight-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Highlight-weighted
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±6 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
Yes (3 frames, H/L selectable)
Yes (3 frames)
 
MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 28 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50i / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50i / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 16 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 16 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1280 x 720 @ 30p / 6 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1280 x 720 @ 25p / 6 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 28 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50i / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 16 Mbps, AVCHD, MP4, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 28 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
 
Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (One of which UHS-II compatible)
Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC[UHS I]/MS Duo slots
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Built-In
Built-In
802.11b/g/n + NFC + Bluetooth
802.11/b/g/n with NFC
Yes (Wired or wireless)
Yes (wired, wireless, or smartphone)
 
Yes
Yes
Battery Pack
 
NP-FZ100
NP-FM500H lithium-ion battery & charger
650
490
673 g (1.48 lb / 23.74 oz)
849 g (1.87 lb / 29.95 oz)
127 x 96 x 63 mm (5 x 3.78 x 2.48)
143 x 104 x 76 mm (5.63 x 4.09 x 2.99)
 
Yes
Yes
None
None