Sony de­light

Stuff Middle East - - Tested Sony A99 Ii -

We might have A99 prob­lems, but a pic­ture ain’t one. Here’s how the Sony’s images shape up…

Still got it

The 42.4MP sen­sor of­fers su­perb im­age qual­ity for both stills and video. There’s no low-pass fil­ter, which in­creases the sheer amount of de­tail the A99 II can re­solve, and the hy­brid aut­o­fo­cus works bril­liantly.

Murk be­lieve

As you’d ex­pect from a full-frame cam­era with a max­i­mum ISO of 102,400, low-light work is top-class. With a fast lens at­tached, you can snap away in a dimly lit room and go home with some ace images.

The XL files

You’re wel­come to shoot in un­com­pressed 14-bit RAW and man­u­ally process the re­sult­ing images later. Pre­pare to wran­gle some huge file sizes, though: this cam­era’s RAWs are about 85MB each.

Lift the vid

Video footage ex­hibits nat­u­ral-look­ing colours with strong dy­namic range and crisp, clean de­tail. The 5-axis IS helps a lot with hand­held video, negat­ing some of the ef­fects of the wielder’s un­steady mitts.

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