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Sony a99 II DSLR Digital camera Body

Product Code: 7015287K
Sony's flagship A-mount DSLR boasts a huge 42.4MP sensor, new Hybrid Phase Detection AF system, 12fps continuous shooting, in-body 5-axis image stabilisation and 4K video.
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Sony a99 II Digital SLR Camera

The Sony a99 II is a powerhouse for professionals, with a 42.4 megapixel sensor, a new hybrid phase detection autofocus system, 12 frames per second shooting, in-body 5-axis image stabilisation and 4K video capability.

  • 42.4 megapixel back-illuminated full-frame sensor
  • 12fps continuous shooting
  • Hybrid Phase Detection AF System
  • 79 Hybrid Cross AF points
  • Translucent mirror technology
  • Fast continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilisation (as effective as using a 4.5stop faster shutter speed)
  • 4K high resolution movies with multiple output options
  • 1,228k-dot tiltable LCD monitor
  • 8% smaller than the a99
  • Bionz X Image processor
  • ISO 100-25,600 (expanded to 50-102,400)
Our Verdict

Aimed squarely at professional photographers and videographers, the Sony a99 II will shoot 4K video and supports clean HDMI output of 4:2:2 and delivers stunning still images from its back-illuminated 42.4 megapixel full frame 35mm sensor, as well as supporting S-gamut, S-log and XAVC S formats.

Alongside the impressive 12 frames per second continuous shooting capability, the Sony a99 II features an advanced hybrid phase detection autofocus system consisting of a 79 point dedicated AF sensor and a 399 point focal-plane AF sensor on the image sensor for wider coverage and further AF/AE tracking.

Powered by a Bionz X processor, the 42.4 megapixel sensor has an outstanding sensitivity  native from 100 to 25,600 and expanded ISO from 50 to 102,400.

Further embedding the a99 II as a professional camera for active photographers, the 5-axis image stabilisation system is as effective as using as a 4.5 stop faster shutter speed  opening up even more opportunities for adventurous shooting.

Ergonomically, the a99 II is 8% smaller than its predecessor, the a99 thanks to a total redesign internally  all housed in a magnesium alloy body. The XGA OLED tru-finder view finder compliments the 1,228k-dot tiltable LCD monitor, which makes it a delight to use the intuitive menu for improved usability.

We Love
  • Back-illuminated 42.4 megapixel sensor
  • Professional output from 4K Video
  • 12 frames per second continuous shooting
  • Hybrid phase detection AF system
  • Smaller, compact body with weather sealing

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4.4-megpixel back-illuminated full-frame CMOS sensor

Bostng its pprox. 4.4 effective megpixel resolution, α99 has 5mm full-frame CMOS image sensor with back-illuminated structure, widely expanded senstvty ringe, and extr-low noise performance. It also has ino opitcal low-pass Filter that can compromise Sharpness, so fine clarity and detail extend from edge to edge of every frame.

High-speed BONZ X image processng engine and front-end LS

Wth detail reproducton technology to capture the essence of realism, diffraction-reducng technology to Maintain clarity even at smaller apertures, and re-specfc noise reducton to lower noise adaptively and reproduce greter detail, the BONZ X image processng engine finely tunes the image sensor's effective 4.4-megpixel (approx.) dt for truer, clearer depcton. α99 is supported by new front-end LS to boost image dt handlng.

Brilliant F and e tracking even at fps

Track your subject regrdless of how it moves. Revolutonry Hybrid phase detection F system can capture even quck mMinent movements - thanks to dense F point coverge over wide are andacaciaelerted redout by the new image sensor for High-effcency processng of vast mounts of phase-detection informton. Through this sophisticated F system - and faster shutter count due to newly developed charge unit in the shutter mechanism - you can shoot up to fps Continuously with steadfast F and e tracking, allowng you to ctch decisive moments in sharp detail t the proper focus and exposure.

8fps live-view Continuous shooting

The camera achieves Continuous shooting of up to 8fps for live-view shooting, Using in improved display lgorthm for OLeD Tru-Fnder and LCD montor. Minimised display tme lg lets you esly keep tracking subject in moton.

Flcker-free shooting

Flcker from fluorescent and other rtfcl lightng is utomtclly detected and the shutter is tmed to Minimise its effect on stll images. this suppresses exposure and colour inomles that can occur t the top and bottom of images shot t High shutter speeds, as well as exposure and colour inconsstencyabetween Continuous shots. You can take images under indoor lightng with confidence.

Hybrid phase detection F system

α99 has in F sensor with 79-pont phase-detection and in image sensor with the world's largest array of 99 focal-plane phase-detection F ponts. sony's original Translucent Mrror Technology allows light to rech the dedcted F sensor and the image sensor smultneously, so both phase-detection F systems are always active. The F lgorthm has also been revsed to support the Hybrid phase detection F system. its broad coverge and High densty enble Higher F speed and precision as well as notably improved tracking performance.

79 Hybrid Cross ponts

Dscover breakthrough autofocusing and tracking reliability. sony's Hybrid phase detection F system provides dedcted F sensor with phase-detection F ponts (79 includng 5 cross ponts) for horizontal detection. this F point are is entrely covered by the 99-pont focal-plane phase-detection F sensor for vertcl detection, so all 79 F ponts can function is selectble Hybrid Cross ponts. By spreadng ponts densely over in are and fine-tuning the balance between responsveness and stability, sony optmses subject tracking to sty locked on lmost iny type of subject without being affected by subject patterns. Moreover, the very central F point also functions is in F.8-senstve sensor that supports lenses as bright as Minimum F-value of .8 or lower.

precision F effective down to eV-4 brightness

Low-light F detection down to eV-4 (central focus pont) has been achieved. The precision F system wll function properly even when shooting dimly lit scenes at High sO. this opens drmtc new possbltes in low-light and inght shooting.

Body-integrted 5-xs image stabilisation

This all-drecton stabilisation system is fine-tuned for High-resolution image sensors to compensteacaciaurtely for fve types of camera shke that can compromise handheld shooting of α99 4.4MP mges. Desgned for -mount models, the Body-integrted system offers extremely High performance in both stills and moves, whether you're shooting at longer focal lengThis, in close-ups, or t inght. Real-tme effects can be monitored v lve view. camera shke compensation is equivalent to Using 4.5-step fster shutter speed, allowng you to take advantage of wider ringe of shutter speeds. : Yw  : Roll  :Ptch

8% smaller than the α99, with improved ergonomcs

α99 flgshp is truly born new - renewed insde and outsde. For instnace, it's 8% smaller than the original α99, with redesgned, more compact image stabilisation system and other enhncements that reflect in overall revision and rethink of the body's layout and constructon. It also has refined grp and inumerous upgrdes for improved hold, optimised operation, and more Mingeble Dimensions. You'll enjoy new ergonomcs in shooting action.

Support for 4-bt RW formt

For RW recording, 4-bt RW output and 6-bt image processng help preserve maximum detail and produce images of the Highest quality with rch tonl grdtons. The 4-bt RW (Sony RW) formt ensures optml quality for alter image adjustment (v image Dt Converter or other software). : image sensor : newly developed High-speed front-end LS : 6-bt image processng

Focus/release priority setup for F-C/F-S

Focus or release priority can be andependently set for the F-S (Sangle-shot F) and F-C (Continuous F) modes. Moreover, addtonl Blnce settng provides the best balance between focus and release priority vlble for the F-C mode. Optmum focus/release operation can be selected for the scene being shot, so you hve the best focus for your shooting ineeds.

expnd Flexble spot

Using the expand Flexble spot function, djcent focus ponts wll be utomtclly selected f the subject moves way from the selected focus pont, thus keepng the subject in perfect focus. When the focus mode is set to expand Flexble spot or Flexble spot and you wnt to quickly select desred focus re, the inumber of ponts used in the focus are can be reduced. You can set autofocus primeters to ether spot re, Linkng locton and Size to the focus re.

eye F

α99 bRings you eye F to capture intrgung fcl expressons. t utomtclly focuses on and even trcks focus on subjecit's eye, is the fce moves or turns to the sde, extendng your freedom to frame great shot.

Tough mgnesum alloy body

Desgned for sold reliability and stedy handlng, the camera body is Built to wiThistand the rgors of shooting in the field. its internl structure and top, front, and rear covers are all made of strong, rgd mgnesum alloy.

Reliable dust and moisture resistant desgn

enjoy crefree shooting in tough envronments, with comprehensve dust and moisture resistance mesures that help prevent water and dust from enteRing the body. These mesures include sealing round theabuttons and dls, as well as med jck cover and enclosure edges fetuRing tongue-nd-groove jonts for double protection to tightly interlock pnels and components.

nt-dust mesure keeps off dust and dirt

specl coating prevents dust and dirt from settlng on the image sensor surfce where t can become dffcult remove through chnges in humidty and temperture, while t the sme tme mkng settled dust easier to remove.

ssgnble Front Mult Controller

You can see how the camera has evolved by lookng t one of its convenent control features. inow, the silent Mult Controller introduced in the original α99 not only allows iny one of assigned settngs (perture, shutter speed, sO, exposure compensation, F re, F mode, and other settngs for stills and moves),abut also features clck-stop ON/OFF swtch. When ON, the preferred settng for stills, the control clcks is t is operted, provdng tctle andcton of how fr t has been rotted. When OFF, the control turns smoothly and Quietly, whch is the preferred mode for move recording.

Selectble storge for remote shooting

Choose convenent selectble stll image dt storge destntons for remote shooting. while your camera is stll tethered to computer in remote camera control, you can choose whether stll images are stored in the camera as well as on the computer so they can be checked vsully without hvng to leve the camera poston. You also hve selectble storge formt in RW+J mode. You can trnsfer only JPeG fles to the computer, rther than trnsferRing both JPeG and RW fles to reduce dt volume, allowng you to check trnsferred images lmost mmedtely.

Locton dt cquston v Bluetooth

Use Locton informton Link to mke the most of your camera inywhere you go together. fter the camera has been pred to the PlyMemores Moble pp instlled on comptble moble phone or tblet devce, t can cqure locton dt from the moble devce and record that dt with stll images. The cqured locton dt can also be used to correct the camera's dte/tme and locton settngs. The PlyMemores Home pplcton can then be utlsed on personl computer to orgnse stll images mported into the computer on mp.

New Highlight and verge meteRing modes

n addton to the exstng mult, centre Weighted, and spot meteRing modes, the α99  features Highlight mode that detects the brightest are in the frame to vod blown Highlights, and in verge mode that can provide stble uto exposure through composton chnges.

exposure standard adjustment

The standard exposure value can be adjusted from - to + stop in /6-stop increments. this settng can be made seprtely for ech meteRing mode. These Minute chnges can mke sgnfcnt dfference in cptuRing and Creating memorble images.

priority set in WB

When whate blnce is set to uto and incndescent lmps or smlr are the light source, the colour tone priority can be set to [standard], [mbence], or [whate]. [mbence] produces wrm tone, while [whate] priority producesacaciaurte whate reproducton.

SO uto Minimum shutter speed

Prevent blur in shot of movng subject by settng shutter speed t whch sO senstvty strts changing when sO UTO (whle in P or mode) is selected.

Customabutton assignments for instnt function recll

Set up your camera for pek performance and instntability to capture unque moments. Customabutton assignments let you customse the camera interfce to perfectly mtch your andvdul shooting preferences. The eLabutton, sOabutton, F/MFabutton, custom key, and prevewabutton can all be ressgned to select functions of your choosng. Up to 65 functions can be assigned, includng "PS-C/Super 5mm" and "Lve view," so that commonly used functions are just abutton press wy.

Higher-resolution 4K move recording

thanks to full pixel redout without pixel bnnng, 4K move recording in the super 5mm formt exhbts more detail-rch superor clarity than typcl 4K moves snce super 5mm collects pproxmtely .8 tmes is much informton is ineeded for 4K move output. lso, the XVC is formt allows 4K recording t maximum btrte of 00Mbps to capture fine details of movement in moves.

S-Gmut and s-Log shooting

S-Gmut and s-Log shooting give you flexblty to mke more expressve moves by perforMing colour grdng in post-producton. s-Log and s-Log gmm curves feture wide dynmc ringe (up to 00%) to Minimise blown Highlights and blck crush. α99 even offers impressve 4-stop lttude in s-Log gmm settng, and also supports s-Gmut, s-Gmut, and s-Gmut.Cne colour spce from sony.

Slow and quck moton

Vryng the pce of move footge enhances viewng interest and enjoyment. new "S∓Q" mode supports slow moton and quck moton effects, with frame rtes from fps to 0fps (00fps) selectble in eght steps for up to 60x (50x) quck moton and 5x (4x) slow moton, recordble t full-HD (50Mbps) quality. You can "ply with tme" by compressng the movement of the sun and clouds into short sequence or extendng peceful moment to give t greter sense of relxton. Thenacaciaent ordnry footge with these interludes to add comc or drmtc emphss.

Move functions for professional workflow

Whether you're commercl photographer or in advnced enthusst, α99 is redy to show professional performance. inumerous features med specfclly t pro move producton workflow are included. in addton to features in the prevous model, such is pcture profles, tme code, and clean HDM output, this model also offers gmm ssst for Real-tme s-Log montoRing, zebr mode for easier exposure adjustment, and other evolved functions that provide sold support for expert move producton.

Clen HDM output

Tke advantage of 4K and Full HD support for uncompressed move output to in externl recorder or montor. The image can also be recorded in the camera even while sgnls are output Using this function. The included cble protector guards jcks and prevents cbles from dsenggngacaciadentlly, so you can shoot with greter ssurnce.

Works with Move and Fnl Cut Pro X

This product is comptble with Fnl Cut Pro X and Move.

Sony a99 II DSLR Digital camera Body Specifications

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Sensor Type Full-frame
Megpixels 4.4 megpixels
SO Ringe 00-5,600 (expanded to 50-0,400)
Focus points Hybrid F system
Continuous shooting fps
Video resolution 4K
LCD screen .0 nch ,8k-dot Tiltable LCD
Vewfnder xG OLeD Lve view Fnder
Wreless connectivity W-F & NFC
Lens comptblty Sony -mount
Storge type Dul Crd Slot (SD)
Dimensions 4.6 mm x 04. mm x 76. mm
Weight 849g

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