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Sony Alpha SLT-A99 Full-Frame 24.3MP Digital SLR Camera

Along with the Cyber-shot RX1 and NEX-6, Sony also brought a new DSLR camera – Alpha A99. This DSLR camera brings 24.3MP full-frame imaging with Translucent Mirror Technology. Sony Alpha A99 comes with an Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ image processing engine. Check more details below.

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Body type Mid-size SLR
Body material Magnesium Alloy
Max resolution
  • 6000 x 4000
  • Other resolutions-6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2624, 3936 x 2216, 2640 x 1760, 2640 x 1488
Image ratio w:h 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 24.3 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 24.7 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (35.8 x 23.8 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Bionz
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
White balance presets 8
Custom white balance Yes (1)
Image stabilization Sensor-shift
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Extra Fine, Fine, Standard
Image parameters
  • Contrast -3 to +3 steps
  • Saturation -3 to +3 steps
  • Sharpness -3 to +3 steps
Autofocus
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Digital zoom No
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 19
Lens mount Sony/Minolta Alpha mount
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3-Inch, 1,229,000 dots
Screen type TFT Xtra Fine color LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder Electronic , 100 % coverage, 0.74× magnification
Photography features:
shutter speed Minimum 30 sec, Maximum 1/8000 sec
Exposure modes
  • iAuto, Superior Auto, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual
Scene modes
  • Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight (6 shot layering), Night Portrait
Built-in flash No, External flash (via Hot-shoe)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless
Flash X sync speed 1/250 sec
Drive modes
  • Single-frame advance, Continuous advance, Continuous adv Priority AE, Speed Priority Continuous, Self-timer, Self Portrait Self-timer, Continuous Self-timer
Continuous drive Yes (2.5, 6 fps)
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Video features:
Format
  • MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 24 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 640 x 424 (29.97 fps)
Storage types Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo; SD, SDHC and SDXC
Storage included None
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (mini HDMI Type C)
Wireless None
Remote control Yes (Wired or Wireless (Optional))
Environmentally sealed Yes (Dust and moisture resistant)
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion NP-FM500H rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 500
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS BuiltIn
Weight (inc. batteries) 812 g (1.79 lb / 28.64 oz)
Dimensions 147 x 111 x 78 mm (5.79 x 4.37 x 3.07″)

Sony Alpha A99 is the first full-frame DSLR with AVCHD Version 2.0 and AF Movie mode. This is the lightest 35-mm full-frame DSLR camera made of magnesium alloy panels altough the body only weighs just a 733g. Alpha A99 has a 3-inch 1229k-dot XtraFine LCD, featuring WhiteMagic technology that increases screen brightness for outdoor shooting in sunny weather.

Sony Alpha SLT-A99 has a powerful HVL-F60M flash with built-in LED light. The camera includes wireless multi-flash ratio control and Quick Shift Bounce adjustment for batter picture. This DSLR includes a dual-card recording feature too.

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There is a RMT-DSLR2 Remote with this camera that helps one to release the shutter wirelessly. The Alpha SLT-A99 full-frame digital system camera will start shipping from October for about $2800 (body-only). You can order Sony Alpha SLT-A99 at Amazon.com.

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