Holy moly, what a specification the Sony A99 II offers: a 42.4-million-pixel BSI (back illuminated) full-frame CMOS sensor, a 399-point hybrid autofocus system, 12-frames per second shooting with continuous tracking autofocus, 4K movie capture, and 5-axis image stabilisation.
The company’s flagship Single Lens Translucent (SLT) interchangeable lens camera represents a huge step-up in technology from its four-year-old predecessor, the original Alpha 99. It’s got the muscle to lay down a challenge for the likes of other high-end offerings, too, such as Canon’s EOS 1D X II and EOS-5D Mk IV, Nikon’s D5 and D810, and the Pentax K-1.
Retailing at £3,000 body-only, however, the A99 Mark II is far from cheap – although considering the specification it’s arguably rather good value. Spec is one thing, of course, but how it handles in the real world is what we care about. Indeed, can the Sony A99 II up the SLT ante and deliver a flawless high-end shooting experience?
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