Sony A99 Announced – A Full-frame A77

Sony today announced the Sony Alpha A99, the world’s first full-frame camera to use Sony’s translucent mirror technology and effectively a full-frame version of the A77. Priced at $2800 and available from October, it’s already available for pre-order from Adorama and Amazon in the USA and Wex Photographic in the UK. Highlights from the full specification include:

  • 24.3MP CMOS Full-frame Sensor
  • Unique dual AF system – phase detection on sensor
  • Improved BIONZ processor
  • ISO 100-12800, with options for ISO 50 and 25600 with boost.
  • Six frames per second at full resolution, 10fps in cropped mode
  • AVCHD video at Full HD 1080 60/24p
  • Video features include external mic and headphone sockets, clean HDMI output
  • Magnesium alloy body with weather sealing
  • Same XGA OLED viewfinder as A77
  • Design and layout very similar to A77.
  • New accessories: Battery Grip, Wireless Remote, HVL-F60M Flash, HVL-F60M Ring LIght, XLR Audio Adapter kit , Hot Shoe Adapter, Screen Protector.
  • New 300mm f2.8 Telephoto Lens
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