• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Sony A99 advantages over Leica M-P (Typ 240)

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $1998 vs $5895
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.9 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica M-P (Typ 240) advantages over Sony A99

  • Higher effective ISO
    1,860 vs 1,555 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 78 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    4 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon D800

Sony A99
Nikon D800
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $1850
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
Nikon D800
  • $6262
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1850
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Canon 5D Mark III

Sony A99
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2520
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $6262
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • More dynamic range
  • $2520
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon D800E

Sony A99
Nikon D800E
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2212
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
Nikon D800E
  • $6262
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2212
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

Sony A99
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • Newer
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • $6262
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Longer exposure
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Leica M (Typ 262)

Sony A99
Leica M (Typ 262)
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $4530
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • Newer
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
Leica M (Typ 262)
  • $6262
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $4530
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
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