If you’re going to make a flagship, might as well throw the kitchen sink onto it. That, we’re guessing, is the mantra Sony embraced for the A99 II, their newly-announced A-mount DSLR that packs, pretty much, every bell and whistle they’ve recently developed.
Boasting a sweet combo of speed and resolution, the camera shoots 42.4-megapixel RAWs at a rate of 12 frames per second. That’s a whole lot of pixels in not a whole lot of time. It does that while providing high sensitivity, minimal noise, and a wide dynamic range for seriously powerful shooting capabilities.
The Sony Alpha A99 II uses a back-illuminated 35mm sensor with a wide standard ISO range of 100-25600 (expandable to ISO 50-102400), as well as the outfit’s BIONZ X image processor and newly-developed front-end LSI. Five-axis optical image stabilization similar to Sony’s A7S II ensures both stills and videos show no signs of shake, regardless of whether you’re shooting subjects up close or afar, while two autofocus sensors enable high-precision focusing, depth detection, and wide coverage. With the vast autofocus data, it’s able to perform high-precision tracking at a consistent rate like never before.
Features include 4K video recording at 30 fps with advanced movie editing functions, 16-bit image processing, an XGA OLED electronic viewfinder, and a battery rated at up to 490 shots. It comes in a dust- and moisture-resistant magnesium alloy body that’s eight percent smaller than the previous generation.
Available for preorder now, the Sony Alpha A99 II is priced at $3,200.