Sony Alpha A99 II Review

Overall Score

90

Main Features

  • 42 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 12 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 143 x 104 x 76 mm, 849g.
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  • Replaced: SLT-A99

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Sony Alpha A99 II Overview


First introduced in September, 2016, Sony Alpha A99 II is a 42 MP DSLR with a Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Sony replaced the older Sony A99 with Alpha A99 II. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony A99 II with Sony A99


Sony A99 II comes with a Full Frame sensor - 35.9 x 24 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 43.18 mm

- Full Frame, approximate the actual size shown above

Sensor resolution of Sony A99 II ~ 7937 x 5291 pixels.

Sony A99 II has Crop Factor: 1.0

The sensor has a surface area of 861.6 mm².

There are approximate 41,994,667 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sony A99 II


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Alpha A99 II with competitors in semi-pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
NFC Connectivity
Articulating Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
25600 Max Native ISO
12.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
2359k dot Viewfinder Resolution
79 Cross Focus Points
±5 AE Bracketing Range
300000 cycles Shutter Life Expectancy
Focus Bracketing
Bluetooth Connectivity
5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
AF Face Detection
42MP High Resolution Sensor
1229k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Headphone Port
Timelapse Recording
399 Focus Points
2 Storage Slots
Flash Sync Port
Selfie Friendly Screen
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Articulating Screen
Weight: 849g
No Touch Screen
Low Battery Life: 490 shots
Type Scores

Sony Alpha A99 II has an Overall Score of 90/100 and ranked #2 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #19 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony A99 II Scores
Imaging score
85
Features score
88
Value for money score
95
Portability score
70
Overall score
90
Average Scores in Semi-Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
55
Features Score
58
Value For Money Score
73
Portability Score
70
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Sony A99 II


Sony Alpha A99 II weighs 849g and has external dimensions of 143 x 104 x 76mm (5.63 x 4.09 x 2.99"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro DSLR cameras is 783g, Sony A99 II is 66 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Sony A99 II
849g
Average weight
783g
Min weight
479g
Max weight
1074g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Sony A99 II
76mm
Average Thickness
75mm
Min Thickness
64mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Alpha A99 II with the dimensions:

Sony Alpha A99 II

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Alpha A99 II Dimensions Alpha A99 II
Sony Alpha A7R II Sony A7R II 625 g 849 g 127 x 96 x 60 mm 143 x 104 x 76 mm
Sony SLT-A99 Sony A99 812 g 849 g 147 x 111 x 78 mm 143 x 104 x 76 mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon 5D MIV 890 g 849 g 151 x 116 x 76 mm 143 x 104 x 76 mm
Nikon D850 Nikon D850 1015 g 849 g 146 x 124 x 79 mm 143 x 104 x 76 mm
Sony Alpha A7R III Sony A7R III 657 g 849 g 127 x 96 x 74 mm 143 x 104 x 76 mm
Sony SLT-A77 II Sony A77 II 647 g 849 g 143 x 104 x 81 mm 143 x 104 x 76 mm
Sony Alpha A9 Sony A9 673 g 849 g 127 x 96 x 63 mm 143 x 104 x 76 mm
Nikon D810 Nikon D810 980 g 849 g 146 x 123 x 82 mm 143 x 104 x 76 mm

Specifications of Sony Alpha A99 II


General
Brand Sony
Model Alpha A99 II
Announced September, 2016
Body Type Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Sony/Minolta Alpha
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1
Number of Lenses 143
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 1229k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2359
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.78
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 399
Number of Cross Focus Points 79
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 12.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Off, auto, fill, slow sync, redeye reduction, rear sync, high-speed sync, wireless
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 35.9 x 24 mm
Sensor Area 861.6 mm²
Sensor Resolution 42 MP
Max Image Resolution 7952 x 5304
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 102400
Min Boosted ISO 50
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 490 shots
Battery Type NP-FM500H lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 849 g
Physical Dimensions 143 x 104 x 76 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS Duo slots
Storage Slots 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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