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.
$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.