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Designed for professional photographers - 24.3 megapixel Exmor™ CMOS sensor with full-frame 35 mm, video in 50p/60p Full HD and a LCD screen that tilts.


Key Features

  • Image quality for demanding photographers
  • Lock easily onto moving subjects with ease
  • Record professional videos in 50p / 60p Full HD
  • The world's first full frame camera with dual autofocus, 19 sensors (including 11 cross-type sensors) + 102-point AF system (focal plane) and a new AF control function to adjust the AF area
  • ISO 50-25600 (enhanced sensitivity function) and extremely low noise
  • Full HD 50p progressive video recording with continuous auto focus and professional sound
    XGA OLED Tru-Finder with 100 percent seeking coverage

More Information and Detailed Specifications

Now photographers can explore the creative possibilities of full-frame photography, while experiencing fast response with Translucent Mirror Technology. The long awaited successor of the flagship a900 DSLR, the new A99, the first Translucent Mirror Cameras from Sony with 35 mm image sensor. Robust and built to withstand tough assignment, A99 offers new standards for imaging performance, creative options, user-friendly ergonomics and reliability that satisfy demanding enthusiasts.

Excellent image quality and response

Totally unique to the A99, is the newly developed full-frame Exmor CMOS image sensor with 24.3 megapixels and an advanced BIONZ image processor. The powerful combination of the sensor and processor ensures video and image quality at an exceptional level. Image sensor resolution capabilities are enhanced by a newly developed optical low-pass filter. Aided by a completely new front-end LSI, the image can processor processing huge amounts of data signals from the image sensor at high speed. Along with a powerful area-specific noise reduction (NR), it can achieve a 14 bit RAW-quality rich in gradation and without noise. The new AF-D mode is supported by the following objectives: SAL2470Z, SAL2875, SAL50F14, SAL300F28G2, SAL70400G and SAL500F4G. Firmware updates will support several lenses.

Designed for videographers and filmmakers

A99 has inherited the world's leading cinematic DNA function from the professional camcorder from Sony. The outstanding power and sensitivity of  a full-frame sensor is complimented with advanced features optimized for professional video production.

Sound has also been further improved to meet the demands of serious videographers. A screen displaying the noise level and the adjustable recording levels are connected to a headphone jack so you can monitor the sound with accuracy during recording. The optional XLR-K1M comes with a high quality mono shotgun microphone with a professional standard of XLR connectors for reliable recording.


The camera has two memory card slots. The files stored on the external SD / SDHC / SDXC card (UHS-I compliant) and / or Memory Stick Pro Duo / Pro HG Duo (memory card not included)

In the box

Battery, Battery Charger, USB cable, body cap, camera strap, ADP-MAA for older flashes with classic Minolta / Sony hotshoe.

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