Sony Alpha A99 Featured User Review

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Sony is one of the most progressive camera manufacturers at the moment and their Alpha SLT-A99 is the most innovative full-frame DSLR on the market. It has an electronic viewfinder, built-in sensor-shift image stabilization, excellent auto focus for stills and video, and a great 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor. member Greg McCary is a great photographer and he experiments with all kinds of cameras, making his user reviews especially relevant. He’s been an outspoken Sony fan for a while now and it was only a matter of time until he got and wrote a user review for the A99. Scroll down to read his detailed Sony Alpha SLT-A99 review.

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Featured Review: Sony Alpha A99 Full-Frame Digital SLR

by Greg McCary (Intermediate)

Price Paid: $2800.00 from Sony Store
Review Date: November 14, 2012

Overall Rating: 5 of 5
Value Rating: 5 of 5

Well, let me start out by saying I don’t shoot video so I can’t base any of this review on the A99’s video capability. Right out of the box I noticed how the A99 looks like the A77. They are almost the same size but the A99 is just ever so slightly bigger…

But the biggest improvement is in image quality. First – the noise. This is one of the first things critiqued when a new camera comes out. How do the pictures look when shooting high ISO? I am not sure why this has always been such an issue. I guess it is something you can see first-hand looking at shots on the internet. But more important to me is dynamic range and color depth. The A99 images are very clean up to 6400 ISO. Higher than that and the A99 starts to fall off. But it is almost as good if not as good as the Nikon D800. I would think the Nikon might have an edge but I can’t see why people wouldn’t be happy with the A99’s noise levels. It is a good stop and a half to two stops better than the A77 or A850… (read more)

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