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Sony Alpha a99 II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Sony Alpha a99 II. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the sensor and durability. The image quality and screen are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the usability.

performance, screen, image quality, durability, sensor


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha a99 II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : David Elrich (

Sony a99 II review


Although Sony isn't investing as heavily in its DSLRs, the A99 Mark II is still a very worthy camera.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Amy Davies (

Sony A99 II


Sony's professional grade A99 II is an update to 2012's A99. It features a full-frame sensor and an atypical translucent mirror that doesn't move.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Sony Alpha 99 II


No other camera can capture high-resolution images at an extreme burst rate, making the Sony Alpha 99 II an attractive option for shooting fast-moving action.

Incredible 42MP full-frame image sensor. 12fps capture rate. Dual autofocus system. Sturdy, pro-grade build. Crisp EVF. Articulating rear LCD. Focus point joystick selector. Uncompressed or compressed Raw capture options. 4K video capture.

Lengthy write times. Neglected lens system. Some photographers dislike EVFs. In-body stabilization not as effective as lens-based IS. Battery life lags behind other pro models. Omits built-in flash.

There was some question as to whether the Sony Alpha 99 II would ever be released. Sony has seemingly put all of its efforts into developing its mirrorless system, letting SLRs fall by the wayside. But the Alpha 99 II shows that the company hasn't...

Mar, 2017

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Sony A99 II review


Fast, fluid and flexible: Sony's flagship is fantastic

Superb image quality for stills and video ; Compact compared to peers ; Huge, bright viewfinder ; Fast AF and continuous shooting ; 5-axis IS ; Weather-sealed magnesium alloy body

Expensive ; Huge menu system

Too expensive for mass appeal, but the A99 II is packed with ability and clever features

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Matt Golowczynski (

Sony Alpha A99 II review


Sony's flagship A-mount camera marries high-resolution stills with 4K shooting

Well-rounded feature set ; Superb overall image quality ; Fast focusing system ; Seamless LCD/EVF use ; Highly flexible LCD screen

Relatively short battery life ; Can be sluggish at times ; No touchscreen ; No in-camera raw processing

Sony has made some significant changes from the original A99 for this latest iteration, and the result is a camera that should satisfy a broad range of users, whether they tend to focus on stills or video. While some issues from the A99 remain, it’s...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (

Sony A99 II DSLR camera


Photokina News 2016 - Sony Alpha 99 II Full-frame camera : Reaffirming its commitment to produce industry leading A-mount interchangeable lens cameras, Sony launched a new flagship ɑ A-mount model, the Alpha 99 II. A successor to the highly acclaimed...

The A99 II enables internal 4K movie recording featuring full pixel readout, without pixel binning, for ultimate high resolution video in the pro friendly XAVC S format. It is capable of recording high quality footage at 100Mbps for 4K recording. A new...

Sep, 2016

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Amy Davies (

Sony A99 II Review


Sony has produced an excellent camera with the A99 II, following on from the excellent work of the original A99. We may have thought that Sony was giving up on its SLT range as it has been concentrating on its E-mount range for some time, but with this...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Mike Tomkins (

Sony A99 II Review


At long last, Sony's new flagship A-mount SLT camera is here. The Sony A99 Mark II can capture high-quality 42.4-megapixel RAW images at a very impressive burst rate. It has an excellent hybrid phase-detect autofocus system to back up the fast capture...

Superb image quality at low, moderate ISOs; Improved high ISO performance; Fast continuous shooting speeds; Very impressive hybrid autofocus; High-quality 4K UHD video; Rugged camera body

Multi-selector joystick can be awkward to use; No EVF live view at fastest burst rate; Buffer clearing is slow with no UHS-II support; 4K UHD video isn't as full-featured as E-mount counterparts

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Mar, 2017

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (

Sony Alpha A99-II SLT Full Review


The 42.4 megapixel Sony Alpha A99 Mark II an SLR shaped Digital SLT with high-speed 12fps continuous shooting and 4K video recording.

The Sony Alpha A99 Mark II is a combination of Sony's latest technogies, including the excellent 42 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, which gives both high resolution images, and low noise, delivering excellent image quality. With Sony's latest image...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Karl Stechl (

Sony Alpha 99 II im Test


Die Sony Alpha 99 II im Test: Allen Unkenrufen zum Trotz schickt Sony das SLT-System nicht aufs Abstellgleis, sondern krönt es durch ein neues Topmodell.

hohe Auflösung ; Batteriegriff bietet Platz für zwei Akkus

Ist die A99 II nur eine Pflichtübung von Sony, um die SLT-Serie und das A-Bajonett länger am Leben zu erhalten? Definitiv nicht: Das neue SLT-Modell kombiniert feinste Zutaten aus dem Sony-System zu einer Topkamera, die mit den besten SLRs auf...

Jan, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC,AC3,LPCM,MP4
Audio system:Mono
Built-In Microphone:Y
Noise Reduction:Y


Battery Capacity:1600
Battery level indicator:Y
Battery life (CIPA standard):490
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FM500H
Battery voltage:7.2
Power source type:Battery
Video recording time:135


Anti-dust function:Y
Brightness adjustment:Y
Camera file system:DCF 2.0,Exif 2.3,MPF
Camera playback:single image, slide show
Contrast adjustment:Y
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-4 - 3
GPS (satellite):N
Image quality adjustment:Brightness, Colour depth, Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness
Live view:Y
Photo effects:black&white, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Playback modes:Fast forward, Fast reverse, Slideshow
Playback zoom (max):38.8
Saturation adjustment:Y
Scene modes:Landscape, Night, Panorama, Portrait, Sunset
Self-timer delay:2,5,10
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual, Movie
Tripod mountable:Y
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater


Colour of product:Black


Display diagonal:7.49
Display resolution (numeric):1228800
Flip-out screen:Y
Vari-angle LCD display:Y


External flash connector:Y
Flash exposure compensation:Y
Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Flash exposure lock:Y
Flash Modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Hi-speed sync, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:1/250
Shoe mounting point:Y


Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y
Auto Focus (AF) points:399
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Auto, Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Flexible Spot Auto Focus, One Shot Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:8
Lens mount interface:Sony A
Mounting type:Bayonet
Optical Zoom:4

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y
ISO sensitivity:50, 100, 6400, 25600, 102400
ISO sensitivity (max):102400
ISO sensitivity (min):50
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Highlight-weighted, Spot


Compatible memory cards:MS Micro (M2),MS PRO Duo,MS Pro-HG Duo,MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Memory slots:2


Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body
Image formats supported:ARW,JPG,RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):35.9 x 24
Image stabilizer:Y
Image stabilizer location:Body
Maximum image resolution:7952 x 5304
Sensor Format:Full-frame
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):7952 x 5304, 5168 x 3448, 3984 x 2656, 5168 x 3448, 3984 x 2656, 2592 x 1728, 7952 x 4472, 5168 x 2912, 3984 x 2240, 5168 x 2912, 3984 x 2240, 2592 x 1456, 12416 x 1856, 5536 x 2160, 8192 x 1856, 3872 x 2160
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 16:9
Total MegaPixels:43.6

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:Y
HDMI connector type:Micro
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
USB connector:MICRO-USB
USB version:2.0


Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Technical Details

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Image processor:BIONZ X
Remote control type:IR, Wi-Fi
Viewfinder resolution:2359296


Analog signal format system:NTSC,PAL
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@25fps,1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@25fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@25fps,3840x2160@30fps
Video formats supported:AVC,AVCHD,H.264,MP4,MPEG4
Video recording:Y
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160


Viewfinder screen size:0.51
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Height :104.2
Weight (including battery):849