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.
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.
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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.