Sony α99 + Vario-Sonnar T 24 - 70mm

24.3MP CMOS, 7.62 cm (3 ") TFT LCD, BIONZ, ISO100 - 25600 + Vario-Sonnar T 24 - 70mm

Manufacturer
Sony
SKU
SO992470Z
19-01-2015
Details Have Nowhere to Hide

Sony's flagship Alpha a99 interchangeable lens camera fully leverages the potential of Translucent Mirror Technology™, the 35mm full-frame format and Sony's professional broadcasting technology. Take a major leap forward in quality, performance and handling ease. Behold the future of Sony Alpha.

Translucent Mirror Technology

Sony Translucent Mirror Technology revolutionized interchangeable lens cameras by replacing the swinging mirror of SLRs with a stationary translucent mirror that continuously directs light to the AF sensor and image sensor. This innovation enables both full-time phase detection AF and full-time live view through the viewfinder and rear LCD monitor during single shot, continuous and movie shooting.-

Expressive 35mm Full-Frame Moviemaking

Create highly expressive movies with professional-quality bokeh, a stunning sense of depth and extremely low noise even in dark environments. This exceptional performance is made possible by the potent combination of a 35mm full-size sensor, lens interchangeability, ISO 100-6400 sensitivity and various advances from professional Sony movie production equipment.

Full-Frame Brilliance

Capture it all with the 24.3MP effective 35mm full-frame sensor, 14-bit RAW output and a normal sensor range of ISO 100-32000. Add a sophisticated balance of high-resolving power, gradation, and low noise and you're in for a shuttering experience.

Never Stop Shooting

Quickly change settings with just your right hand while still shooting photos. With Quick Navi Pro, you can immediately access all camera parameter settings so you don't miss the action.

Low Light? No Problem.

With sensitivity selectable up to ISO 25600, the a99 handles incredible low-light shooting without a flash (recommended for still subjects). That means it can capture up to six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six, it creates a single image with a reduction in noise equivalent to two additional steps of ISO sensitivity.

Dual AF for Singular Moments

The world's first10 Dual Phase Detect AF system perfectly captures decisive moments with precision. The 19-point (11 cross-point) phase detection AF sensor provides high-precision focusing performance and depth detection, while the 102-point focal plane phase detection AF sensor offers the advantages of wider depth and width (object plane) coverage. Together, these sensors deliver a new level of AF performance and functionality.

Keep Your Eye on the Viewfinder

The Tru-Finder™ OLED electronic viewfinder has 2359K dots for amazing resolution and high contrast ratio for incredible depth. OLED reduces motion blur to a bare minimum. You can also see the results of camera adjustments in real time.

Every Lens Tells a Story

Wide angle, zoom, macro and more—having the right lens for the shot is a crucial part of expressing yourself through photography. With a wide variety of available A-mount lenses designed specifically for your a99 DSLR camera, you can choose the perfect piece of glass for every composition and shoot with greater freedom and creative control.

Dual Slot for Freer Control of Data

Experience more freedom to do things your way with dual media slots. One slot supports Memory Sticks and SD memory cards, while the other is fully dedicated to SD cards. This dual slot system allows for simultaneous recording for backup purposes (with recordings sorted RAW/JPEG file type or still/movie data) as well as copying between media. Moreover it allows movie recording to two media cards simultaneously.

Featherweight Champion

The a99 is the world's lightest 35mm full-frame interchangeable lens digital camera10. Weighing in at only 740 grams thanks to features like Translucent Mirror Technology and high-rigidity magnesium alloy panels, that translates to agile and flexible shooting despite full-frame specification—all while helping you lighten your load.

Fast Continuous Shooting Speeds

Highly responsive continuous shooting at approximately 6 frames per second (fps) is made possible by Translucent Mirror Technology and an enhanced Tracking Focus function offering more advanced acquisition and tracking performance. You can also raise the continuous shooting speed to approximately 10fps by entering Tele-zoom High Speed Shooting mode.

PlayMemories Online

With PlayMemories Online, all of your photos and videos can finally be stored, accessed and neatly organized in one place – regardless which device they were taken with. Enjoy your memories wherever, whenever you want on your smartphone, tablet, computer or TV. All images and video clips are automatically optimized to the screen size they're on. Create a photo album in 3 easy steps to share with friends and family via email or brighten a loved one's inbox with a personalized postcard – it's easy.

Video

Full HD 
Y
Maximum video resolution 
1920 x 1080 pixels
Video resolutions 
640 x 424, 640 x 480, 1280 x 1024, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 960, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Video formats supported 
H.264, MPEG4

Technical details

Colour of product 
Black
ISO sensitivity 
100, 25600
Weight 
733g
Focal length range (f-f) 
24 - 70 mm
Auto focusing (AF) modes 
Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Camera shutter type 
Electronic
Compatible memory cards 
MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Display 
TFT
Flash metering modes
Wireless triggering, With synchro cord
Flash modes 
Auto, Pre-flash, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Focus
TTL
Megapixel 
24.3 MP
On Screen Display (OSD) languages
CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR
Scene modes 
Landscape, Portrait, Sunset
Self-timer 
2, 10s
Sensor type 
CMOS
Total megapixels 
24.7 MP
USB connector type 
Mini-USB B
Viewfinder type 
Electronic
White balance 
Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade

Design

Mounting type 
Bayonet

Ports & interfaces

HDMI 
Y
Headphone outputs 
1
Microphone in 
Y
USB version 
2.0

Power

Power source type 
Battery
Battery type 
NP-FM500H

Display

Display resolution (numeric) 
1228800 pixels
Field of view
100%

Technical details

Display diagonal 
7.62 cm (3")

Lens system

Lens structure (elements/groups) 
17/13
Digital zoom 
4x
Image stabilizer 
Y
Lens mount interface 
Sony A
Maximum aperture number 
22
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) 
10.5 cm
Minimum aperture number 
2.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) 
3.6 cm

Camera

Camera type 
SLR Camera Kit
Photo effects 
Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Live view
Y
Built-in processor
BIONZ

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity (max)
25600
ISO sensitivity (min)
100

Flash

Flash exposure correction
±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed 
1/4000s
Slowest camera shutter speed 
30s

System requirements

Windows operating systems supported 
Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows NT, Windows RT, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64
Mac operating systems supported 
Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard)
500 shots

Picture quality

Maximum image resolution 
6000 x 4000 pixels
Image formats supported 
JPG, RAW
Still image resolution(s) 
6000 x 4000<br />6000 x 3376<br />3936 x 2624<br />3936 x 2216<br />2640 x 1760<br />2640 x 1488<br />1728 x 1152<br />1728 x 976
Image sensor size (W x H)
35.8 x 23.9 mm

Weight & dimensions

Filter size 
7.7 cm
Weight (including battery)
812g
Width 
14.7 cm
Depth 
7.84 cm
Height 
11.12 cm
Lens diameter 
8.3 cm
Lens length
11.1 cm
Lens weight
955g

Other features

Magnification 
0.71x