Sony Alpha A99

Sony Alpha A99 Specifications


Model Name: Sony Alpha SLT-A99
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Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website


Retail Price: $2799.99
Street Price: $2794.79
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Date Available: 2012-10-15


Model Number: A99
Camera Format: SLR
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 29.2 oz (828 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 5.8 x 4.4 x 3.1 in.
(147 x 111 x 78 mm)
Waterproof: No

Image Sensor

Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony
Total Megapixels: 24.7
Effective Megapixels: 24.3
Sensor Format: 35mm
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.69"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor-shift Stabilized: Yes

Image Capture

Image Resolution: 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 3376 (20.3 MP, 16:9),
3936 x 2624 (10.3 MP, 3:2),
3936 x 2216 (8.7 MP, 16:9),
2640 x 1760 (4.6 MP, 3:2),
2640 x 1488 (3.9 MP, 16:9),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2),
1728 x 976 (1.7 MP, 16:9),
12416 x 1856 (23.0 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 5536 (12.0 MP, Other),
2160 x 3872 (8.4 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG

Video Capture

Movie Mode: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1440x1080, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate: 60p/28Mbps/PS or 60i/24Mbps/FX or 60i/17Mbps/FH or 24p/24Mbps/FX or 24p/17Mbps/FH, 30p/12Mbps, 30p/3Mbps
Movie Audio: Yes
Movie File Format: AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio :Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC


Lens Mount: Sony Alpha (Minolta A) mount
Kit Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):
Zoom Ratio:
Aperture Range:
Normal Focus Range:
Macro Focus Range:
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 1.4x / 2x
Filter Thread: n/a

Auto Focus

Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Dual Phase-detection: 19 points (11 points cross type) CCD line sensors, 102 assist points focal plane phase-detection sensors; Wide (auto, 19 points), Zone, Spot, Local selectable
Face Detection: Yes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes

Optical Viewfinder

Optical Viewfinder: Yes
Optical Viewfinder Type: EVF type; 1.3cm (0.5-inch) 2,359K-dot XGA OLED, ~100% coverage, 0.71x magnification, 22mm eyepoint at -1 diopter (CIPA standard), -4 to +3 diopter, eye sensor.


LCD Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 1,228,800 dots (307,200 px)
OLED Screen: No
Touchscreen: No
Articulating LCD: Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 16.7x


ISO Settings: Auto (100-6400 with selectable limits), 100-25600 in 1/3 EV steps, extendable down to ISO 50; Multi-frame NR up to ISO 51200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm white/Cool white/Day white/Daylight), Flash, C. Temp 2500 to 9900K, C Filter G7 to M7 (15-step), Custom, AWB micro adjustment
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1200-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot
Program AE: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Sweep Panorama, Telezoom Continuous Priority AE
Self Timer: 2, 10; 3 or 5 frames after 10s seconds
Time Lapse:


Built-in Flash: No
Flash Modes: n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/250
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Multi Interface Shoe, Sync terminal

Image Storage

Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Memory Included (MB):
File System:
DCF Compliant: Yes


Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Built-In Wi-fi:
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wireless or Wired
Other Connection: Type-C HDMI Mini Connector (BRAVIA Sync, PhotoTV H); Wired Remote Terminal, External Stereo Micophone Jack, External Stereo Headphone Jack, DC Input, Vertical Grip connector, Sync Terminal, Multi Interface Shoe, Built-in GPS


Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-FM500H
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FM500H Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes
CIPA Rating: 410


Included Software: Software CD-ROM (includes Picture Motion Browser, Image Data Converter 4, Remote Camera Control 3)
OS Compatibility: Windows XP SP3/Vista SP2/7, Mac OS X (v.10.5 +); PMB is Windows only


Notes & Features: 24.3MP full-frame image sensor, SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization, dual phase-detect AF, 200K shutter, AVCHD 2.0 video, hi-res OLED EVF, articulating 1.3M-dot LCD, 6 fps bursts at full resolution, up to 10 fps Tele-zoom mode, two card slots (SD/MS, SD), real-time Full HD video out via HDMI, built-in GPS.