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Sony A99 – a compact full-frame SLR camera: Specs & Features

In addition to a compact digital camera with a full frame sensor Cyber-shot DSC-RX1, Sony introduced and a new flagship SLR camera model Sony A99, which also uses a full frame sensor.

Sony A99

 

In this case, a 24.3-megapixel full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor with physical dimensions 35.8 x23.9 mm and an aspect ratio of 3:2. Sensor equipped with a system that provides protection from the accumulation of dust on it. In addition, the Sony A99 device is equipped with a semi-transparent mirror (technology Translucent Mirror), processor BIONZ, the system features an interchangeable lens Sony A-mount, hot shoe for mounting an external flash or accessories and the dual system of automatic focus. The assurances of Sony A99 camera is the first full frame device with Dual AF focus system with 19 sensors (including 11 cross-type sensors) and 102 focus points of the focal plane. Additionally contains a new 0.5-inch electronic viewfinder OLED Tru-Finder with a resolution of 2.36 million pixels, covering 100% of the scene, and a rotating 3-inch display XtraFine LCD technology WhiteMagic, which has a resolution of 1.23 million pixels.

Sony A99

The camera can take photos in automatic mode, and provides the ability to manually control the exposure. This Sony A99 device is capable of changing speeds range from 30 seconds to 1/8000 sec, ISO (in Advanced mode) from ISO50 to ISO25600, white balance control. The maximum resolution of picture is 6000×4000 pixels. Moreover it can record images in JPEG and RAW 14 bit color space, sRGB and Adobe RGB. You can maintain continuous shooting at a rate of 6 frames per second at full resolution, or 10 fps at reduced resolution. Flash synchronization is carried out at up to 1/250 second. Also available to the user the ability to record video in Full HD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at up to 60 frames per second in the format of AVCHD 2.0 / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) with stereo sound. To store the footage can be used memory cards Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD, SDHC (UHS-I), SDXC (UHS-I). This Sony α99 can also simultaneously use two memory cards.

Sony A99

Of the additional features built-in stand GPS, a system for noise reduction, image stabilization system. In the chamber implemented an USB2.0, mini HDMI, 3,5-mm audio input for connecting a microphone and 3.5mm headphone output. Housing news is made of magnesium alloy and provides protection against moisture and dust. The weight of the device is 812 grams (without lens, but with the battery and memory card).

Sony A99

It is expected that the digital SLR camera Sony A99 will be available in November this year. According to preliminary information, the price is about $ 2800.