Sony A99 II Gallery: Real-world shots straight from the Lone Star State
posted Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 10:55 AM EST
Our IR Knoxville staff -- and by staff, I mean editor Mike Tomkins -- is on the road down in Austin, Texas for a Sony-organized press shooting experience. During the week, Mike will have the opportunity to shoot with all the latest Sony cameras: the RX100 V, the A6500 and the flagship A99 II. Arriving on Tuesday, Mike's already hit the streets of downtown Austin with the Sony A99 II and sent back an initial batch of gallery images for your perusal.
Armed with a variety of lenses, including the Sony Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 SSM II, 70-200mm f/2.8 G SSM II and 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM II, Mike photographed a mixture of subjects, including lively protests and various city still life scenes. As always, you can download both straight-from-camera JPEGs as well as RAW files for all these gallery images, however, there is little or no support yet from RAW processing software for this brand new camera.
Keep in mind this is just an initial selection of gallery images. Given the nature of the A99 II, with its stunning claims of high-speed performance features, we're anxiously awaiting to see how the camera performs with action, sports and other fast-moving subjects.
A surprise announcement at this year's Photokina tradeshow, the Sony A99 II sports a full-frame 42.4-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS image sensor and combines a 79-point dedicated phase-detection autofocus sensor with a total of 399 on-chip phase detection points. Powered by a Bionz X image processor plus dedicated front-end LSI chip, the A99 II claims some impressive performance specs, including up to 12fps burst with C-AF, near-instant image reviewing while buffer is clearing and internal 4K recording with full-pixel readout.
Stay tuned for more on the Sony A99 II!