The successor to Sony's flagship α900 DSLR, the α99 camera features a brand new 24.3 MP full-frame image sensor, a unique dual phase-detect AF system and a host of other innovative technologies that work together to deliver the best image and full HD video quality in the history of Sony's line of α cameras.The flagship α99 model combines its new 24.3 effective megapixel Exmor® CMOS sensor with a highly advanced BIONZ image processing engine, delivering unprecedented levels of performance in both still and video shooting.
α99 digital camera features a unique dual AF system. This camera's main focusing system – a 19-point AF
system with 11 cross sensors - is complemented by a 102-point focal
plane phase-detection AF sensor overlaying the main image sensor.
The AF-D (depth) continuous autofocus mode utilizes the Dual AF system for wider and more dense coverage of the frame, significantly improving AF performance with fast or erratically moving subjects against complex backgrounds. Additionally, during movie shooting, AF Duration control provides reliable depth focusing information and ensures that the camera maintains proper focus on its subject when objects or people cross the focal plane.
The flagship α99 model is the first full-frame DSLR to offer Full HD 60p/24p progressive video recording to meet AVCHD™ Version 2.0 specifications and Full-time Continuous AF Movie mode, allowing smooth, non-stop tracking of moving subjects. Other enhancements include real-time Full HD video output via HDMI®, and uninterrupted 'dual-card' recording using both of the camera's media slots.
camera's audio features are designed to meet the demanding needs of
serious videographers. An audio level display and adjustable audio
record levels are joined by a headphone jack for accurate in-the-field
brand new, range-leading HVL-F60M is a powerful flash (GN60, in meters
at ISO 100) with built-in LED light that's ideal for creative
applications with still image or movie shooting. Smart functions
include wireless multi-flash ratio control and Sony's unique Quick Shift
Bounce adjustment, while operation can be controlled quickly via the
flash's intuitive Quick Navi system.
The SAL300GF28G2 lens will be available this November for about $7500.
The VCG-C99AM vertical grip, HVL-F60M flash and HVL-RL1 ring light will be available this October for about $380, $550 and $350, respectively. The XLR -K1M XLR adaptor kit and RMT-DSLR2 remote commander will also be available in October for about $800 and $30, respectively.
The LCS-BP3 backpack and PCK-LM14 screen protector will be available in October as well for about $160 and $17, respectively.
The new camera, lenses and all compatible accessories will be sold at Sony retail stores and other authorized dealers nationwide.