Sony A99 II (ILCA-99M2)

Not all Sony’s at­ten­tion is taken up with its mir­ror­less cam­eras, but the A99 II ben­e­fits from hav­ing a fixed re­flex mir­ror and an EVF… for starters, a top shoot­ing speed of 12 fps with con­tin­u­ous AF ad­just­ment.

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$4599 body only.


Con­struc­tion: Mag­ne­sium al­loy bodyshell over diecast alu­minium chas­sis, sealed against dust and mois­ture. Lens Mount: Sony Al­pha bay­o­net. Sen­sor Type/Size: BSI CMOS, 24.0x35.9 mm. No op­ti­cal low-pass fil­ter. To­tal Pix­els: 43.6 mil­lion (max­i­mum im­age size = 7952x5304 pix­els). Fo­cal Length Con­ver­sion Fac­tor: None. Stor­age Medium: Dual slots. One for SD/SDHC/ SDXC mem­ory cards with UHS-I sup­port or Mem­ory Stick PRO Duo/PRO-HG Duo mem­ory cards. One for SD cards only with UHS-I sup­port. Data Com­pres­sion: Three lev­els of JPEG com­pres­sion on three res­o­lu­tion set­tings plus 14-bit un­com­pressed on RAW data. RAW+JPEG cap­ture. Also 16:9 as­pect ra­tio and ‘APS-C’ im­age for­mats. ISO Range: 100-25,600 (ex­tend­able to ISO 50, 51,200 and 102,400). Bu er Mem­ory: Up to 60 frames JPEG/large/ex­tra fine or 50 RAW. Max­i­mum Frame Rate: 12.0 per sec­ond with con­tin­u­ous AF ad­just­ment. Video Record­ing: XAVC S for­mat (MPEG 4 AVC/H .264 com­pres­sion) – 4K UHD at 3840x2160 pix­els, 25 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (max­i­mum bit rate is 100 Mbps). Full HD at 1920x1080 pix­els; 50, 25 or 24 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio, (max­i­mum bit rate is 100 Mbps). Full HD at 1920x1080 pix­els, 100 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio, (max­i­mum bit rate is 100 Mbps). AVCHD for­mat (MPEG 4 AVC/H .264 com­pres­sion) – Full HD at 1920x1080 pix­els, 50 or 24 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio, (max­i­mum bit rate is 28 Mbps). MP4 for­mat (MPEG 4 AVC/H .264 com­pres­sion) – Full HD at 1920x1080 pix­els, 50 or 25 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio, (max­i­mum bit rate is 28 Mbps). HD at 1280x720 pix­els, 30 or 25 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (max­i­mum bit rate is 6 Mbps). Stereo mi­cro­phones with auto/man­ual ad­justable lev­els. Stereo au­dio in­put and out­put. Un­com­pressed 4K/2K 8-bit 4:2:2 colour out­put via HDMI con­nec­tion, vari­able frame rates for FHD record­ing (1 to 100 fps), nine ‘Picture Pro­file’ set­tings pro­vide cus­tomis­able colour and gamma con­trols (in­clud­ing S-Log2 and S-Log3), ze­bra pat­terns, time cod­ing, cen­tre marker. Aut­o­fo­cus­ing: Dual phase-de­tec­tion sys­tem us­ing ded­i­cated CCD line sen­sors and on-sen­sor de­tec­tors. De­tec­tor 1 = 79 points with 15 cross-type ar­rays. De­tec­tor 2 = 399 points with 79 cross-type ar­rays (in hy­brid AF mode). Face de­tec­tion/reg­is­tra­tion and auto track­ing. Me­ter­ing: 1200 points multi-pat­tern eval­u­a­tive, cen­tre-weighted av­er­age, spot, full av­er­age, high­light and TTL auto flash. Ex­po­sure Modes: Pro­gram (with shift), aper­ture/ shut­ter-pri­or­ity auto, con­tin­u­ous ad­vance pri­or­ity auto and man­ual. Shut­ter: Fo­cal plane, ver­ti­cal travel, 30-1/8000 sec­ond plus ‘B’, flash sync up to 1/250 sec­ond. Sen­sor-based shut­ter for silent shoot­ing. White Bal­ance: Auto, nine pre­sets, cor­rec­tion (ma­genta-to-green and am­ber-to-blue), three cus­tom set­tings, man­ual colour tem­per­a­ture set­ting, CC ad­just­ments (ma­genta-to-green and am­ber-to-blue), auto brack­et­ing and AWB mi­croad­just­ment. Power Source: Recharge­able lithium-ion bat­tery pack. Op­tional VG-C77AM bat­tery grip ac­cepts two li-ion bat­tery packs. Fea­tures: Fixed semi-translu­cent re­flex mir­ror, OLED EVF (2.36 megadots), five-axis im­age sta­bil­i­sa­tion via sen­sor-shift, ‘Elec­tronic First Cur­tain’ shut­ter mode, built-in GPS re­ceiver, sen­sor clean­ing, 7.62 cm LCD TFT mon­i­tor (1.228 megadots) ad­justable for tilt/swing, 13 ‘Cre­ative Style’ modes (Stan­dard, Vivid, Neu­tral, Por­trait, Land­scape, Black & White, Clear, Deep, Light, Sun­set, Night Scene, Au­tumn Leaves and Sepia), ad­justable ‘Cre­ative Style’ pa­ram­e­ters (con­trast, sharp­ness and colour sat­u­ra­tion), seven ‘Picture Ef­fects’ (Pos­ter­i­sa­tion – Colour/B&W, Pop Colour, Retro Photo, Par­tial Colour; red/yel­low/blue/green, High Con­trast Monochrome, Toy Cam­era, Soft High-Key), ‘Sweep Panorama’ ( Wide and Stan­dard modes), multi-shot HDR cap­ture, ‘Dy­namic Range Op­ti­miser’ pro­cess­ing (Auto, Lev­els 1-5), DRO brack­et­ing, in-cam­era lens cor­rec­tions (Pe­riph­eral Shad­ing, Chro­matic Aber­ra­tion, Dis­tor­tion), auto flicker de­tec­tion, sRGB or Adobe RGB colour space, ex­po­sure his­togram with lu­mi­nance limit alert (high­lights and shad­ows), RGB his­tograms, guide grids (choice of three), long ex­po­sure noise re­duc­tion, high ISO noise re­duc­tion, ad­justable im­age dis­play time, 4/9 thumb­nails dis­play, slide show, play­back zoom, WiFi with NFC con­nec­tiv­ity, Blue­tooth con­nec­tiv­ity, Print Im­age Match­ing and DPOF sup­port.

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