• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 33.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Sony A99 advantages over Sony A7 IV

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.97 vs 5.12 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • 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
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Sony A7 IV advantages over Sony A99

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Newer
    2 years vs 12 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    3680k vs 1229k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    33.0 vs 24.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 5.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    828 vs 17 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 51200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • 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

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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
Sony A7 IV
Nikon D800
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1850
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Internal flash

Compared to Canon 5D Mark III

Sony A99
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2084
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Sony A7 IV
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2084
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon D800E

Sony A99
Nikon D800E
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2212
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Sony A7 IV
Nikon D800E
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $2212
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Internal flash

Compared to Nikon Z7 II

Sony A99
Nikon Z7 II
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2530
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Sony A7 IV
Nikon Z7 II
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2530
  • 35mm
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Top deck display

Compared to Canon R6 Mark II

Sony A99
Canon R6 Mark II
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in GPS
  • $2516
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Sony A7 IV
Canon R6 Mark II
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • NFC
  • $2516
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
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