Sony Alpha A99 II

Sony Alpha A99 II

Sony Alpha A99 II
Announced: 19 Sep 2016
Sensor Resolution: 42Mp
Sensor Type: Full frame BSI-CMOS
ISO: 100-25600
Weight: 849g
Physical Dimensions: 143 x 104 x 76 mm
Viewfinder: Electronic
Screen Type: 3" Fully articulated
Video Resolutions: 3840 x 2160
73
Overall Score
69
Image Quality
83
Speed Performance
86
Versatility
58
Comfort
Portrait

69

Portrait
Landscape

69

Landscape
Sport

79

Sport
Street

70

Street
Everyday

72

Everyday

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prospros

  • Its extraordinary color depth makes it perfect for portrait photography
  • Its wide dynamic range makes it ideal for landscape photography
  • The excellent sensor of this camera makes it perform very well in every shooting range
  • This camera autofocus is able to follow moving subjects
  • The Sony Alpha A99 II is tropicalized - this means you can use it also in adverse atmospheric and environmental conditions without ruining it
  • The integrated stabilizer allows you to shoot firmly even in low light conditions
  • The LCD display is a convenient and almost indispensable feature
  • The microphone input can be very useful if you shoot videos
  • Thanks to burst mode, it's ideal for action photos
  • It has fast shutter speed, ideal for action photos
  • Precise and fast autofocus, ideal for action photos, it performs well even in low light conditions
  • The fully articulated display allows you to manage the framing even in hard conditions
  • The second memory slot makes the camera more reliable, also for professional use
  • Thanks to the wireless connection, Sony Alpha A99 II allows immediate picture sharing

conscons

  • Warning - Sony Alpha A99 II battery has only 490.0 shoots autonomy. This might be a limiting factor if you think you'll have to do long photo sessions without having the chance to recharge it.

Sony Alpha A99 II and its rivals

Review compare Sony Alpha A99 II with overall score Portrait
Portrait
Landscape
Landscape
Sport
Sport
Street
Street
Everyday
Everyday
Sony Alpha A99 II Sony
Alpha A99 II
73 69 69 79 70 72 $4,999.00
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Canon
EOS-1D X Mark III
75 68 69 87 69 72 $5,328.95
Nikon D6 Nikon
D6
71 68 69 80 66 69 $5,339.95
Nikon D780 Nikon
D780
71 69 69 68 74 77 $1,869.95
Canon EOS 90D Canon
EOS 90D
65 54 53 67 70 75 $1,179.95
Pentax K-3 Mark III Pentax
K-3 Mark III
64 53 52 67 68 71 $1,696.95
Canon EOS Rebel T8i Canon
EOS Rebel T8i
59 51 49 58 66 69 $778.00

Sony Alpha A99 II: concluding remarks and technical specifications

The Sony Alpha A99 II is a DSLR camera launched on 09/19/2016.

Technically speaking, the Sony Alpha A99 II ranks in the best 1% of its category (and in the best 99 of all cameras in our database) scoring 73 overall. The Sony Alpha A99 II weights 849 gr and spans 143 x 104 x 76 mm. This means that it is particularly light and small, indeed one of the most handy options within its category.

Going into details, whatever the technical specification of interest, the Sony Alpha A99 II behaves better than average in its category:

  • Image Quality - Score 69, ranks in the category best 4%.
  • Speed Performance - Score 83, ranks in the category best 2%.
  • Comfort - Score 58, ranks in the category best 45%.
  • Versatility - Score 86, ranks in the category best 16%.

However, the technical performance of your camera should be put in context. Indeed, depending on the type of photography you are interested in, each individual camera feature can impact your pictures to a different extent. This is the reason why we developed the iCamRank. iCamRank has been designed to weight all the individual technical specifications of each camera in the camerarace database, depending on different shooting conditions. Thus, here is what we suggest, depending on the photography type you like most:

  • Portrait - Great, score 69, ranks in the best 3% of its category. Sony Alpha A99 II is perfect for Portrait photography, one of the best in its class.
  • Landscape - Great, score 69, ranks in the best 5% of its category. Sony Alpha A99 II is perfect for Landscape photography, one of the best in its class.
  • Sport - Great, score 79, ranks in the best 2% of its category. Sony Alpha A99 II is perfect for Sport photography, one of the best in its class.
  • Street - Great, score 70, ranks in the best 2% of its category. Sony Alpha A99 II is perfect for Street photography, one of the best in its class.
  • Everyday - Great, score 72, ranks in the best 3% of its category. Sony Alpha A99 II is perfect for everyday photography, one of the best in its class.

Last but not least, the price. You can find the Sony Alpha A99 II sold on Amazon for a price comprised between 4999.0 USD and 4999.0 USD, well above the average for this camera type.

Overall, Sony Alpha A99 II is a good value for money. However, alternatives are also available, which you may want to take into consideration before taking the final decision. Click here to see alternative options.

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Sony Alpha A99 II technical specs

Sensor Type

Sensor Type

BSI-CMOS

Sensor Size

Full frame

Sensor Dimensions

35.9 x 24.0 mm

Sensor Area

861.6 mm2

Sensor Resolution

42 Mp

Max Image Resolution

7952 x 5304

Max Native ISO

25600

Min Native ISO

100

RAW Support

yes

Lens

Manual Focus

yes

Lens Mount

Sony/Minolta Alpha

Number of Lenses

140

Focal Length Multiplier

1

Screen Type

Screen Type

Fully articulated

Screen Size

3.0"

Screen Resolution

1229Kdot

Live View

yes

Touch Screen

no

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

Electronic

Viewfinder Resolution

2359000.0

Viewfinder Coverage

100

Viewfinder Magnification

0.78

Features

Min Shutter Speed

30s

Max Shutter Speed

1/8000s

Continuous Shooting

12fps

Shutter Priority

yes

Aperture Priority

yes

Manual Exposure Mode

yes

Exposure Compensation

yes

Custom White Balance

yes

Image Stabilization

yes

Built-in Flash

no

Flash Range

None

Max Flash Sync

1/250s

Flash Modes

Off
auto
fill
slow sync
redeye reduction
rear sync
high-speed sync
wireless

External Flash

yes

AE Bracketing

yes

WB Bracketing

yes

Dxo Sensor Scores

DxO Overall Score

92

DxO Color Depth

25.4

DxO Dynamic Range

13.4

DxO Low Light ISO

2317

Exposure Modes

Multi-Segment

yes

Average

yes

Spot

yes

Partial

no

AF-Area

no

Center Weighted

no

Autofocus

AF Touch

no

AF Continuous

yes

AF Single

yes

AF Tracking

yes

AF Selective

yes

AF Center

yes

AF MultiArea

yes

AF Live View

yes

AF Face Detection

yes

AF Contrast Detection

yes

AF Phase Detection

yes

Number of Focus Points

399

Number of Cross Focus Points

79

Video Features

Video Resolutions

Max Video Resolution

3840x2160

Video Formats

MPEG-4 AVCHD XAVC S

Microphone Port

yes

Headphone Port

yes

Connectivity

Wireless Connectivity

Built-in

HDMI

yes

USB

USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)

Physical

Environmental Sealing

yes

Water Proof

no

Dust Proof

no

Shock Proof

no

Crush Proof

no

Freeze Proof

no

Weight

849g

Physical Dimensions

143 x 104 x 76 mm

Battery Life

490

Battery Type

NP-FM500H lithium-ion battery & charger

Battery Model

Other Features

Self Timer

Yes (2, 5, 10 secs)

Timelapse Recording

yes

GPS

no

Storage Type

Dual SD SDHC SDXC MS Duo slots

Storage Slots

2

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