24-Megapixel APS-C Sensor
The SLT-A99V features a new full-frame 24.3-megapixel Sony Exmor HD CMOS sensor that delivers JPEG or 14-bit RAW images measuring 6000×4000 pixels at ISO settings from 100-12,800 (expandable to 50-25,600).
The SLT-A99V replaces the conventional DSLR’s pentaprism eye-level finder with a high-resolution (2359K-dot) OLED electronic viewfinder—the same highly regarded EVF used in the popular SLT-A77. The EVF also allows you to preview exposure and effects, provides extensive information displays when you want them and offers a greater range of dioptric correction than typical DSLRs.
New AF System
In addition to the standard high-end Sony 19-point (11 cross-types) phase-detection AF system, the SLT-A99V adds 102 phase-detection AF points on the image sensor. The new AF-D (Depth-Map) AF system uses both to provide better continuous tracking of moving subjects. A new AF Range Control lets you decide the distances through which the lens will search for focus to avoid unnecessary focus-hunting and speed up focus acquisition.
6 fps (And More)
The SLT-A99V can shoot full-frame, full-resolution images at 6 fps with continuous AF (7 fps in 10-megapixel APS-C mode) and can shoot 8-10 fps in Tele Zoom Continuous Advance Priority mode. It also can do 8 fps at any aperture, with exposure set for each frame.
Professional HD Video Capabilities
The SLT-A99V is the first full-frame DSLR to offer 1080 full HD AVCHD video at 60p, as well as 60i and 24p; it can do 1440×1080, 1280×720 and 640×480 MP4 video at 30p—all with full-time phase-detection AF and eye-level viewing. You also can output uncompressed video files to external devices via HDMI. Sound is stereo via built-in microphones or an optional external mic; there’s also a headphone jack.
Rugged Pro Body
Despite being the lightest full-frame DSLR, the SLT-A99V features a rugged pro body with magnesium-alloy construction and sealing against dust and moisture. The shutter has been tested to 200,000 cycles. The SLT-A99V provides in-camera AF fine-tuning and automatic correction for vignetting, chromatic aberration and distortion.
Despite its big full-frame sensor, the SLT-A99V incorporates Sony’s SteadyShot INSIDE sensor-shift image stabilization, which works with all lenses. Like all Sony DSLRs, the SLT-A99V can use all Sony A-mount lenses (DT lenses designed for APS-C sensors will vignette) and legacy Konica Minolta Maxxum lenses. Sony A-mount lenses currently range from a 16mm ƒ/2.8 full-frame fisheye and 20mm ƒ/2.8 superwide-angle to a 500mm ƒ/4 supertelephoto.
Other Key Features
The bright, high-res, 1229K-dot, 3.0-inch LCD monitor tilts in almost any direction for more compositional possibilities. The SLT-A99V has two media slots: one that accepts SD, SDHC and SDXC cards, and another that accepts those plus Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo and PRO-HG Duo media. You can connect a studio flash system via the built-in PC connector.The SLT-A99V has a built-in GPS unit that automatically geotags your images with latitude, longitude and altitude as you shoot. You then can use the data to see where a given image was shot, organize and search for images, and place images on maps.
| Image Sensor: 24.3 MP Exmor HD CMOS
Max. Resolution: 6000×4000 pixels
Sensor Size: 35.8×23.9mm (1.0X)
Video: 1920×1080/60p, 60i and 24p AVCHD, 1440×1080/30p, 1280×720/30p and 640×480/30p MP4
AF System: Dual phase-detect AF: Focus sensor Detector 1: CCD line sensors, Detector 2: 102 assist points, Focus point Detector 1: 19 points (11 cross-type), Detector 2: 102 assist points
Shutter Speeds: 30 to 1⁄8000 sec., B
ISO Settings: 100-12,800
Continuous Firing Mode: 6 fps (7 fps APS-C)
Recording Format: RAW, JPEG, RAW + JPEG
Metering: 1200-zone evaluative, CW, spot
Storage Media: Memory Stick PRO/PRO-HG Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC
Dimensions: 5.6×4.4×3.1 inches
Weight: 25.8 ounces
Power Source: Rechargeable NP-FM500H lithium-ion battery
Estimated Street Price: $2,799 (body only)
Contact: Sony, (877) 865-7669, www.sony.com/a99