Sony A99

Nearly four years since Sony released its first full-frame DSLR – the A900, Sony has announced it’s successor – the SLT-A99. The A99 is based around Sony’s SLT design which uses an electronic viewfinder, rather than an optical one. Instead of using a traditional mirror, the A99 uses a fixed semi-transparent mirror which redirects light to a phase-detection autofocus sensor. This means live view and autofocus are always active.

Sony SLT-A99 key specifications:

24MP full-frame CMOS Sensor with phase detection AF
Fixed-mirror design SLT
2.4M dot OLED electronic viewfinder
ISO 100-25,600
AF Micro Adjust
Up to 6 frame-per-second continuous shooting with AF
A tilt/swivel 1.23m dot RGBW LCD screen
Microphone and headphone sockets
Built-in GPS

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