Sony SLT A99
Sony SLT A99 Digital SLR Camera
Please welcome another high-end camera from Sony, the Sony SLT A99. It is, indeed, a substantial step forward for Sony, in a way that the camera could replace the A900, a full-frame DSLR camera, only in the following four years. As the successor, A99 is also known as alpha SLT-A99. Somehow, Sony SLT A99 rumors unfold that it is a radically different kind of beast. With, 6-8 fps and 24 megapixels, A99 is drastically much faster than A900. The SLT-A99 might also be different from your DSLR by omitting the optical viewfinder and movable mirror, providing the electronic viewfinder and SLT technology, instead. As a result, you would get the full-frame imaging benefits with the speed and responsiveness of translucent mirror. Furthermore, A99 is claimed as the ultimate and innovative combination of image sensor creation, camera design, and Sony’s expertise. No wonder, A99 is the best example of subsequent development in terms of effective camera replacement.
The Camera Key Features and Specifications
Here are several details that make Sony alpha SLT an enhanced camera than its predecessor.
- The electronic viewfinder presents such an amazing speed, brightness, and size. The OLED reduces blur to minimum, resulting 2359K dots to 2.4M dots with high resolution, great contrast ratio, and incredible depth.
- Dual slot functions are available for both Memory Stick® or SD Cards and SD Cards only. You would be able to record simultaneously anytime a backup or copy is necessary. The world’s first you could do with the camera is recoding a movie to two different media cards at the same time.
- The magnesium alloy on the outer panels supports heavy-duty needs. The outer panels are robust, rigid, and durable, protecting the interior chassis, producing such a lightweight camera for you to hold.
Sony SLT A99 – The Camera Technology
The Sony SLT A99 is supported with advanced technology, some of which could be the first one in the world. Here are some of the Sony SLT camera advances
- The range control of the AF system allows you to prevent unwanted foreground and background objects focusing. The intelligent function makes it possible for you to take clear and well-focused photos though wire fences. The on-chip detection of CMOS sensor supports the technology, which also enables six frames shooting per second at 24 megapixels full frame.
- The WhiteMagic™ technology doubles the three-way, Xtra Fine LCD. Consequently, you would see the monitor clearly, even in a sunny day or being outdoors. In addition, the LCD screen, which is on the top panel, incorporates 1.23m dot of RGBW with three-hinge tilt/swivel.
- The shooting speed is fast, highly responsive, and continuous. Apart from the AF system, the technology of translucent mirror and tracking focus improve the tracking and acquisition performance. Next, the Tele zoom and high-speed mode facilitate eight frames shooting per second at 10 megapixels as well as maintain the auto exposure and auto focus continuously. In fact, the camera is the first AF dual system10 in the world.
- The technology of translucent mirror directs lights right to the AF and image sensor, allowing the subject stays in such a sharp focus, even during a continuous movie shooting.
The Price and Availability
This October, you could get Sony SLT A99 at about $2800. Within the same month, the vertical grip, ring light and flash would be offered at about $380, $350, and $550, respectively. The remote commander and adaptor kit are around $30 and $800, respectively, available in the October too. The screen protector and backpack are respectively $17 and $160 in the same month. Sony SLT lens should be available in November at around $7500.
The New Technology of Photography
Unveiling its new camera, Sony presents another great device to the world. Joining the line of professional cameras, Sony SLT A99 is well equipped with newly advanced technology in photography.
Product prices and availability are accurate as of March 4, 2013 at 5:29 pm and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.