Sony Updates DSLR Flagship in a Big Way with New a99 II

September 19, 2016

By RF Staff

While Sony's mirrorless line has been enjoying outsized attention, the company hasn't given up on conventional DSLRs. The company announced the new full frame a99 II at Photokina 2016.

The a99 will feature a 42-megapixel backside illuminated full frame sensor capable of 4K video recording. It will cruise along at 12 fps with AF tracking engaged and deliver 5-axis image stabilization good for 4.5 stops of correction. Since it's in-body, it will work with all A-mount lenses.

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Like previous models, the a99 II delivers the full sensor readout during filming and won't crop the sensor during shooting. Full HD recording is available at up to 120 fps.

Additional features include:

  • 79 dedicated phase detect AF points and 399 focal-plane phase detect AF points
  • AF sensitive to -4 EV
  • max ISO of 102,400
  • dual card slots
  • 3-axis tiltable LCD display
  • OLED viewfinder
  • shutter rated for 300,000 cycles
  • S-Log 3/S-Gamut 3 profiles, plus time code, HDMI output(4:2:2)
  • dust and weather-proof build
  • a redesigned menu

The a99 II will retail for $3,199. We're not sure when it will ship just yet, but we'll update this page as we learn more.

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