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Sony Alpha A99 DSLR (Body Only)

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  • 24.3 megapixel full frame (35mm) image sensor boasting Exmor™ image processor

  • ½” electronic viewfinder with 2359,000 dots resolution

  • 3” LCD TFT monitor with 1228,800 dots display

  • 19-point AF system with 11 cross-type sensor plus a focal plane phase-detection AF sensor boasting 102 Auto-focusing points

  • 14-bit RAW

  • 10 fps continuous shooting speed

  • Full HD video recording

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Sony Alpha A99 DSLR (Body Only)


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Alpha A99 DSLR (Body Only) is a full frame Single Lens Translucent camera featuring a 24.3 megapixel sensor and the Bionz™ image processing engine. It has a 19-point AF system with 11 cross-type points and a focal plane phase detection AF sensor boasting a total of 102 auto-focusing points. Well constructed camera body with a magnesium alloy outer shell on top of a magnesium alloy chassis.


Lens Compatibility :

Sony A-mount lenses, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta lenses confirmed

Camera Type :

Sony A-mount interchangeable-lens digital camera


Digital Zoom :

Still images: 4x Movie: 4x

Smart Zoom® Technology :

M: approx. 1.5x, S: approx. 2.3x

Focus Control

Focus System :

TTL Phase-detection AF (CCD line sensors and Focal Plane Phase Detection sensors)

Focus Points :

Detector 1: 19 points (11 points cross type), Detector 2: 102 assist points

AF Modes :

Single-shot AF (AF-S), Automatic AF (AF-A), Continuous AF (AF-C), Depth Map Assist Continuous AF (AF-D) selectable

Focus Area :

Wide (auto,19 points)/Zone/Spot/Local selectable

Focus Sensitivity :

EV -1 to 18 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)

Focus Features :

Predictive control(AF-A, AF-C), Focus Lock, Eye-start AF

AF Illuminator :

Built-in, LED type (range approx. 3.3 to 23 ft (1-7m))


Flash Compensation :

+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)

Flash Bracketing :

0.3/0.5/0.7/2.0/3.0 EV steps, 3/5 frames (2.0/3.0 EV : only 3 frames) selectable

Flash Metering System :

ADI; Pre-flash TTL

Flash Modes :

Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Hi-speed sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless, Off


Headphone Jack :

Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)

Microphone Input :

Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack or Multi Interface)

Accessory Shoe :

Yes (Multi Interface), Alpha Auto-lock with supplied ADP-MAA adapter



HD Output :

HDMI mini connector (Type-C) BRAVIA Sync (link menu) PhotoTV HD

USB Port(s) :

MiniB, Hi-speed USB (USB2.0) (Mass-storage (Multi LUN), MTP, PC remote

Multi Interface Shoe :


Vertical Grip Connector :



Supplied Software :

Image Data Converter SR (Windows & Macintosh) Image Data Lightbox SR (Windows & Macintosh) Remote Camera Control (Windows & Macintosh) Picture Motion Browser (Windows only)

Operating System Compatibility :

Windows XP 7 SP3, Windows Vista 8 SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Mac OSX (v10.3-v10.8)

LCD screen

Quick Navi :


WhiteMagic :


Other Features

Area Setting :


Clock Function,Setting :


Eye-Fi ready :


Help guide :


Shop Front Mode :


Smart Teleconverter

Smart Teleconverter :

Approx. 1.4 x / 2x

Imaging Sensor

Imaging Sensor :

"Exmor" CMOS sensor (35.8 x 23.9mm)

Anti Dust :

Charge protection coating on low-pass filter and image sensor shift mechanism

Pixel Gross :

Approx. 24.7 megapixels

Effective Picture Resolution :

Approx. 24.3 megapixels

Color Filter System :

RGB primary color filters


Type :

1/2" (1.3 cm) electronic viewfinder (color) (2,359k dots). Display:Graphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Digital Level Gauge / Histogram. Brightness control: Auto/Manual (3 steps between -1 and +1) Eyepoint: Approx. 27mm from the eyepiece lens, 22mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 diopter (CIPA standard)

Diopter Adjustment :

-4.0 to +3.0m-1

Field of View :


Magnification :

Approx. 0.71 x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1)

Exposure System

Metering :

1200-zone evaluative metering

Metering Modes :

Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot

Metering Sensitivity :

-2 to 17 EV (at ISO 100 equivalent with f/1.4 lens)

Exposure Compensation :

+/-5.0 EV (1/3EV, 1/2EV steps selectable)

Exposure Settings :

AUTO (iAUTO, Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE, Movie (Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) selectable in manual focus mode)

Scene Mode(s) :

Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight

Auto Exposure Lock :

Yes with AE lock button (AE also locked when focus is locked in a multi-segment metering mode).

Color Temperature :

Manual (5 steps)

Creative Style :

Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))

Exposure Bracketing :

Bracket: Cont./Bracket: Single, 3/5 frames (2.0 EV, 3.0 EV : only 3 frames) selectable


Still images: Auto (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), ISO 100-25600; Movies: ISO 100-6400 equivalent; Auto (ISO 100-3200 equivalent)

Noise Reduction :

Long Exposure NR: (On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second) High ISO NR: (High/Normal/Low/Off)

White Balance Mode :

Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White, Cool White, Day White, Daylight), Flash, Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & color filter (G7 to M7, A7 to B7) / Custom (3)

Convenience Features

Still Image Playback Options :

Single, 4/9-frame index view, Enlarged display mode, Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, off), Image orientation (On/Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection, Delete, Protect

Video Playback Options :

Forward/Rewind (Movie)

Weights and Measurements

Dimensions (Approx.) :

Approx. 5 7/8 X 4 1/2 X 3 1/8" (147 x 111.2 x 78.4mm) (WxHxD)

Weight (Approx.) : Approx. 1 lb 9.9 oz (733 g) (body only) Approx. 1 lb 12.7 oz (812 g) (with battery and memory stick)

Auto Portrait Framing

Still images :


Lens compensation

Lens compensation :

Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion

Power consumption

LCD screen :

approx. 3.6W (still images, with SAL2470Z lens)

White balance

AWB micro adjustment :

Yes (G7 to M7 (15 steps), A7 to B7 (15 steps))


Media Type :

Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™ media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card

Color Space :

sRGB, Adobe RGB

Still Image Mode :

JPEG (Standard, Fine, Extra Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG

Still Image Size 16:9 :

35mm full frame: L: 6000 x 3376 (20M) M: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M) S: 2640 x 1488 (3.9M)

APS-C L: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M) M: 2640 x 1488 (3.9M) S: 1728 x 976 (1.7M)

Still Image Size 3:2 : 35mm full frame L: 6000 x 4000 (24M) M: 3936 x 2624 (10M) S: 2640 x 1760 (4.6M) APS-C L: 3936 x 2624 (10M) M: 2640 x 1760 (4.6M) S: 1728 x 1152 (2.0M)

Panorama Still Image Size :

Wide: Horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M) Standard: Horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)

Video Format :

AVCHD Ver. 2.0 (Progressive), AVCHD, MP4

Video Mode :

AVCHD: PS - 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps MP4: HD - 1440 x 1080/ 30p@12Mbps VGA - 640 x 480/ 30p@3Mbps

Dual Record :

Simult. Rec (Still,Movie), Simult. Rec (Still/Movie), Sort (JPEG/RAW), Sort (Still/Movie), Copy

Audio Format :

Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch

Microphone/Speaker :

Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-ALST1 (with supplied shoe adaptor) / ECM-CG50 / XLR-K1M (sold separately). Built-in, monaural, Volume settings in 8 steps between 0 and 7.

Still Image File Format :

JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format), RAW & JPEG

LCD Display

LCD Type :

3.0" (7.5 cm) TFT drive (1,228,800 dots). Focus Magnifier: (35mm full frame: 5.9x, 11.7x APS-C: 3.8x, 7.7x)

Angle Adjustment :

Tilt angle: 140 degrees upward and 180 degrees downward Rotation angle: 180 degrees clockwise and 90 degrees counterclockwise

Brightness Control :

Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 to +2), Sunny Weather

Real-time image adjustment display :


Peaking :

Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)

Customization :

Graphic Display, Display All Info., No Disp. Info., Digital Level Gauge, Histogram, Shooting Info

Drive System

Burst Buffer :

w/ SD (UHS-I compliant) memory card: Cont. shooting Hi: Extra FINE 15, FINE 24, STD 29, RAW 15, RAW+JPEG 12 Tele-zoom Cont. Advance Priority AE (8 fps): Extra FINE 20, FINE 28, STD 31, RAW 19, RAW+JPEG 18 Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE (10 fps): Extra FINE 20, FINE 26, STD 28 w/ Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo: Continuous shooting Hi: Extra FINE 14, FINE 18, STD 20, RAW 13, RAW+JPEG 11 Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE (8 fps): Extra FINE 17, FINE 20, STD 24, RAW 17, RAW+JPEG 16 Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE (10 fps): Extra FINE 18, FINE 22, STD 24

Continuous Shooting Speed :

Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE: approx. 10/8 fps selectable; Continuous (Hi:35mm full frame: approx. 6 fps APS-C: approx. 7 fps; Lo: 35mm full frame: approx. 2.5 fps APS-C: approx. 2.5 fps)

Drive Mode :

Single-shot, Continuous shooting (Hi/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Bracket (Continuous/Single/WB/DRO), Remote commander (RMT-DSLR2)

Flash Sync Speed :

1/250 sec.

Self-timer :

2-sec. or 10-sec. delay

Shutter Speeds :

Still images: 1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 step), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto Slow Shutter mode)

Shutter Type :

Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type

Advanced Features

Embedded GPS :


Face Detection :

On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off (face registration, face selection). Max. 8 faces detectable.

Smile Shutter™ technology :


Tracking Focus :


Audio Level Display :


Image Stabilization :

SteadyShot INSIDE™ in-body image stabilization. Compensation effect: Equivalent to approx. 2.5 to 4.5 steps in shutter speeds *Varies according to shooting conditions and lens used. Type: For still images: Image Sensor-Shift mechanism, For movies: Electronic


Battery Type :

InfoLITHIUM® NP-FM500H (7.2V)

Number of Still Images :

Still: Approx. 410 shots with viewfinder, 500 shots with LCD monitor (CIPA measurement) Movies: Approx. 155 min with viewfinder, approx. 155 min with LCD monitor

Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation) :

approx. 4.2W (still images, with SAL2470Z lens)

Clear Image Zoom

Still images :

Approx. 2x

Movie function

Audio Rec Level :


Auto Slow Shutter :


HDMI Info. Display :

Yes (On/Off)


Electronic Front Curtain Shutter :

Yes (On/Off)

  • Battery Charger

  • Shoulder Strap

  • Eyepiece Cup

  • ADP-MAA Multi-interface to Auto Lock Accessory

  • Rechargeable Battery (NP-FM500H)

  • Body Cap

  • USB Cable

  • Shoe Adaptor

  • Accessory Shoe Cap

  • CD-ROM

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