Sony Alpha A99 II Full-Frame Digital Camera Body

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Sony Alpha A99 II Full-Frame Digital Camera Body

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The α99 II delivers the next level in significantly swift high-precision AF, faster continuous shooting, and stunning resolution — the best performance in A-mount.

Experience ingenuity perfected through Sony’s latest camera innovations: newly developed high-speed high-precision Hybrid Phase Detection AF, AF/AE tracking1 in 12fps continuous shooting2, body-integrated 5-axis image stabilisation, and advanced 4K movie functions.

Translucent Mirror Technology enables the Hybrid Phase Detection AF System consisting of two AF sensors. The dedicated 79-point3 AF sensor provides high-precision focusing and depth detection, while the 399-point4 focal-plane AF sensor on the image sensor supplies wider coverage. During continuous shooting at up to 12fps2, AF tracking captures motion once nearly invisible to human eyes.

79-point Hybrid Cross AF5 effectively captures your subject. While 79 AF points3 of the dedicated phase-detection AF sensor are for horizontal detection, 399 AF points4 of focal-plane phase-detection AF sensor handle vertical detection. Moreover, the focal-plane phase-detection AF sensor coverage area includes the dedicated phase-detection AF sensor area so 79 superimposed points function as selectable Hybrid Cross AF points.5 Cross measurement reduces influence from the subject pattern, so you have fast, precise focusing for just about any type of subject. Moreover, the very central AF point also functions as an F2.8-sensitive sensor that supports lenses as bright as a minimum F-value of 2.8 or lower.

 

Image Sensor

ASPECT RATIO
3:2
NUMBER OF PIXELS (EFFECTIVE)
Approx. 42.4 megapixels
NUMBER OF PIXELS (TOTAL)
Approx. 43.6 megapixels
TYPE
35mm full frame (35.9x24.0mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
ANTI-DUST SYSTEM
Yes

Recording (still images)

RECORDING FORMAT
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.31, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [3:2]
35mm full frame L: 7952 x 5304 (42M), M: 5168 x 3448 (18M), S: 3984 x 2656 (11M), APS-C L: 5168 x 3448 (18M), M: 3984 x 2656 (11M), S: 2592 x 1728 (4.5M)
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [16:9]
35mm full frame L: 7952 x 4472 (36M), M: 5168 x 2912 (15M), S: 3984 x 2240 (8.9M), APS-C L: 5168 x 2912 (15M), M: 3984 x 2240 (8.9M), S: 2592 x 1456 (3.8M)
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [SWEEP PANORAMA]
Wide: horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M), Standard: horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
IMAGE QUALITY MODES
RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
PICTURE EFFECT
8 types: Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Pop colour, Posterization (B/W, colour), Retro Photo, Soft High-key , Partial colour (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Rich-tone Monochrome,
CREATIVE STYLE
Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box (1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps) ), Yes (Off / PP1-PP9) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset
DYNAMIC RANGE FUNCTIONS
Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5) ), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step) )
COLOUR SPACE
sRGB Standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB Standard compatible with TRILUMINOS colour
RAW OUTPUT
14bit RAW
UNCOMPRESSED RAW
Yes

Recording (movie)

RECORDING FORMAT
XAVCS, AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant, MP4
VIDEO COMPRESSION
XAVCS: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
AUDIO RECORDING FORMAT
XAVCS: LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
COLOUR SPACE
xvYCC Standard (x.v.colour when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS colour
PICTURE EFFECT
Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Pop colour, Posterization (colour), Posterization (B/W), Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial colour (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome
CREATIVE STYLE
Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia,Style Box (1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps) )
PICTURE PROFILE
Yes (Off/PP1-PP9) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3), Black Gamma, Knee, colour Mode, Saturation, colour Phase, colour Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS), NTSC
[XAVC S 4K] 3840 x 2160 (30p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (30p, 60M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 60M), [XAVC S HD] 1920 x 1080 (120p, 100M), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60M), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 50M), [AVCHD] 1920 x 1080(60p, 28M, PS), 1920 x 1080(60i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(60i, 17M, FH), 1920 x 1080(24p, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(24p, 17M, FH), [AVC MP4] 1920 x 1080(60p, 28M), 1920 x 1080(30p, 16M), 1280 x 720(30p, 6M)
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS), PAL
[XAVC S 4K] 3840 x 2160 (25p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (25p, 60M), [XAVC S HD] 1920 x 1080 (100p, 100M), 1920 x 1080 (100p, 60M), 1920 x 1080 (50p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 50M), [AVCHD] 1920 x 1080(50p, 28M, PS), 1920 x 1080(50i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(50i, 17M, FH), 1920 x 1080(25p, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(25p, 17M, FH), [AVC MP4] 1920 x 1080(50p, 28M), 1920 x 1080(25p, 16M), 1280 x 720(25p, 6M)
IMAGE FRAME RATE
NTSC mode: 1fps,2fps,4fps,8fps,15fps,30fps,60fps,120fps, PAL mode: 1fps,2fps,3fps,6fps,12fps,25fps,50fps,100fps
IMAGE SIZE (FRAME RATE)
NTSC mode: 1920x1080 (60p, 30p, 24p), PAL mode: 1920x1080 (50p, 25p)
MOVIE FUNCTIONS
Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, PAL/NTSC Selector, Dual Video REC, TC/UB (TC Preset/UB Preset/TC Format/TC Run/TC Make/UB Time Rec), AF Tracking Duration, Auto Slow Shutter, REC Control, Gamma Display Assist
HDMI OUTPUT
3840 x 2160 (25p), 1920 x 1080 (50p), 1920 x 1080 (50i), 1920 x 1080 (24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p), 1920 x 1080 (60i), 3840 x 2160 (30p), 3840 x 2160 (24p), YCbCr 4: 2: 2 8bit/RGB 8bit
CLEAN HDMI OUTPUT
Yes (On/Off)

Recording System

LOCATION INFORMATION LINK FROM SMARTPHONE
Yes
MEDIA
Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (M2), SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant), Micro SD memory card, Micro SDHC memory card, Micro SDXC memory card
MEMORY CARD SLOT
SLOT1: Multi-slot for Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD cards, SLOT2: Slot for SD cards

Noise Reduction

NOISE REDUCTION
Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 s, High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off
MULTI FRAME NR
-

White balance

WHITE BALANCE MODES
Auto/Daylight/Shade/Cloudy/Incandescent/Fluorescent, Warm White/Cool White/Day White/Daylight/Flash/colour temperature2500 to 9900K, colour filterG7 to M7, A7 to B7/Custom1/2/3/Custom Set/Underwater
AWB MICRO ADJUSTMENT
Yes (G7 to M7, 57-step) (A7 to B7, 29-step)
PRIORITY SET IN AWB
Yes
BRACKETING
3 frames, H/L selectable

Focus

FOCUS TYPE
TTL Phase-detection AF
FOCUS SENSOR
Detector 1: CCD line sensors, Detector 2: Focal Plane Phase Detection sensors
FOCUS POINT
Detection sensor 1: 79 points (15 cross-type points, F2.8- sensitive at the center point), Detection sensor 2: 399 points (323 selectable points, 79, hybrid-cross auto focus points*)* When Hybrid Phase Detection AF is activated
FOCUS SENSITIVITY RANGE
Detector 1: Center area EV -4 to 18 (at ISO 100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
FOCUS MODE
Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Automatic AF (AF-A), Direct Manual Focus, Manual focus
FOCUS AREA
Wide/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot/Expanded Flexible Spot/Lock-On AF (Wide/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot/Expanded Flexible Spot)
OTHER FEATURES
Eye-start AF, Lock-on AF, Eye AF, AF micro adjustment, Predictive control (AF-A, AF-C), Focus lock, AF On
AF ILLUMINATOR
-

Exposure

METERING TYPE
1200-zone evaluative metering
METERING SENSOR
Exmor R CMOS sensor
METERING SENSITIVITY
EV-2 to EV17 (at ISO100 equivalent with F1.4 lens attached)
METERING MODE
Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot (Standard/Large), Entire Screen Avg. Highlight
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
+/-5.0 EV (1/3EV, 1/2EV steps selectable)
EXPOSURE BRACKETING
Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1.0 EV increments.
AE LOCK
Available with AE lock button. AE is also locked when focus is locked in multi-segment metering mode. (AEL w/shutter (Auto/On/Off) is supported)
EXPOSURE MODES
AUTO (iAuto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Memory recall (MR1/2/3), Sweep Panorama, Movie/slow-motion and quick-motion (Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A) /Shutter-speed priority (S) /Manual (M) selectable)
ISO SENSITIVITY (RECOMMENDED EXPOSURE INDEX)
Still images: ISO 100-25600 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-25600 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
ANTI-FLICKER SHOOT.
Yes

Viewfinder

VIEWFINDER TYPE
1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder, XGA OLED
NUMBER OF DOTS
2 359 296 dots
BRIGHTNESS CONTROL (VIEWFINDER)
Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
COLOR TEMPERATURE CONTROL
Manual (5 steps)
FIELD COVERAGE
100%
MAGNIFICATION
approx. 0.78 x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1mstyle name="sup"-1/style)
DIOPTRE ADJUSTMENT
-4.0 to +3.0m-1
EYE POINT
Approx. 23mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1mstyle name="sup"-1/style(CIPA Standard)
DISPLAY CONTENTS
Graphic Display / Display All Info./ No Disp. Info. / Digital level gauge / Histogram

LCD Screen

TYPE
7.5 cm (3.0-type) type TFT
NUMBER OF DOTS
1,228,800 dots
TOUCH PANEL
-
BRIGHTNESS CONTROL
Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather
ADJUSTABLE ANGLE
Tilt angle: 134 degrees upward and 180 degrees downward. Rotation angle: 180 degrees clockwise and 90 degrees counterclockwise.
DISPLAY SELECTER (FINDER/LCD)
Yes (Auto/Manual)
REAL-TIME IMAGE ADJUSTMENT DISPLAY (LCD)
ON/OFF
QUICK NAVI
Yes
FOCUS MAGNIFIER
APS-C: 5.1x, 10.1x), Yes (35mm full frame: 7.8x, 15.5x
ZEBRA
(selectable level + range or lower limit as custom setting), Yes
PEAKING MF
Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, colour: White/Red/Yellow)
OTHERS
WhiteMagic, Grid Line(Rule of 3rds Grid/Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off), Movie Marker(Center/Aspect/Safety Zone/Guideframe)
DISPLAY CONTENT
Graphic Display / Display All Info./ No Disp. Info. / Digital level gauge / Histogram, Graphic Display / Display All Info./ No Disp. Info. / Digital level gauge/ Histogram / Shooting information for viewfinder mode

Top Panel

TOP PANEL
Yes

Other Features

PLAYMEMORIES CAMERA APPS™
-
CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM
APS-C: L: approx. 2x, M: approx. 2.6x, S: approx. 4x, Movies:Approx. 2x, Still images: 35mm full frame: L: approx. 2x, M: approx. 3.1x, S: approx. 4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
Smart zoom (Still images): 35mm full frame: M: approx. 1.5x, S: approx. 2x, APS-C: M: approx. 1.3x, S: approx. 2x, Digital zoom (Still images): 35mm full frame: L: approx. 4x, M: approx. 6.2x, S: approx. 8x, APS-C: L: approx. 4x, M: approx. 5.2x, S: approx. 8x, Digital zoom (movie): 35mm full frame: approx. 4x, APS-C: approx. 4x
FACE DETECTION
Modes: On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off, Face selection
OTHERS
ISO AUTO Min. SS, Bright Monitoring, Copyright, Set File Name, Help guide, Area Setting, Shop Front Mode, Video Light Mode, Smart Teleconverter(approx.1.4 x / 2x)
EYE-FI READY
Yes1

Shutter

TYPE
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
SHUTTER SPEED
PAL mode: Still images:1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4(1/3 steps) up to 1/50 in AUTO mode (up to 1/25 in Auto slow shutter mode), NTSC mode: Still images:1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4(1/3 steps) up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)
FLASH SYNC. SPEED
1/250 s2
ELECTRONIC FRONT CURTAIN SHUTTER
Yes (ON/OFF)

Image Stabilization

TYPE
Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation
COMPENSATION EFFECT
4.5 steps (based on CIPA Standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With SAL 135F18Z lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)

Flash Control

TYPE
-
CONTROL
ADI, Pre-flash TTL
FLASH COMPENSATION
+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
FLASH BRACKETING
3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0 EV increments.
FLASH MODES
Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync. Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Rear Sync. Hi-speed sync, Wireless 3
EXTERNAL FLASH COMPATIBILITY
Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor (ADP-MAA, sold separately) for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe, Compatible with Sony Radio-controlled Lighting System
FE LEVEL LOCK
Yes

Drive

DRIVE MODES
Single Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10/5/2 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10/5/2 sec delay 3/5 frames selectable), Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, White Balance bracket, DRO bracket
CONTINUOUS DRIVE SPEED (APPROX. MAX.)
Continuous shooting: Hi+: 12 fps, Hi: 8 fps, Mid: 6 fps, Lo: 4 fps 4
NO. OF RECORDABLE FRAMES (APPROX.)
[Continuous shooting: Hi+] Extra fine: 60 images/Fine: 63 images/Standard: 64 images/RAW & JPEG: 54 images/RAW: 54 images/RAW (Uncompressed) & JPEG: 24 images/RAW (Uncompressed): 25 images, [Continuous shooting: Hi] Extra fine: 65 images/Fine: 71 images/Standard: 74 images/RAW & JPEG: 56 images/RAW: 57 images/RAW(Uncompressed) & JPEG: 25 images/RAW(Uncompressed): 26 images 4 5

Playback

PHOTO CAPTURE
Yes
MODES
Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 24.9x, M: 16.2x, S: 12.5x, Panorama (Standard): 25.6x, Panorama (Wide): 38.8x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec,Off), Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Date/Still/MP4/AVCHD/XAVCS HD/XAVCS 4K), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect

Interface

PC INTERFACE
Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
MULTI / MICRO USB TERMINAL
Yes6
NFC™
Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible) One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
WIRELESS LAN (BUILT-IN)
Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band), View on Smartphone, Send to Computer, View on TV7
BLUETOOTH
Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4GHz band) )
HD OUTPUT
HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI), PhotoTV HD, 4K movie output/4K still image PB
MULTI INTERFACE SHOE
Yes8
MIC TERMINAL
Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
DC IN TERMINAL
Yes
SYNC TERMINAL
Yes
REMOTE CONTROL(WIRED)
Yes
REMOTE CONTROL(WIRELESS)
Yes (Wi-Fi, Infrared)
HEADPHONE TERMINAL
Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
VERTICAL GRIP CONNECTOR
Yes
PC REMOTE
Yes

Audio

MICROPHONE
Built-in stereo microphone or XLR-K2M/XLR-K1M/ECM-XYST1M (sold separately)
SPEAKER
Built-in, monaural

Print

COMPATIBLE STANDARDS
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting

Custom function

CUSTOM FUNCTION TYPE
Custome key settings, programmable setting
MEMORY FUNCTION
Yes (Body 3 sets/memory card 4 sets)

Lens Compensation

SETTING
Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion

Power

SUPPLIED BATTERY
One rechargeable battery pack NP-FM500H
BATTERY LIFE (STILL IMAGES)
Approx. 390 shots (Viewfinder) /approx. 490 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA Standard)9
BATTERY LIFE (MOVIE, ACTUAL RECORDING)
(CIPA Standard)1011, Approx. 85 min (Viewfinder) /Approx. 85 min (LCD monitor)
BATTERY LIFE (MOVIE, CONTINUOUS RECORDING)
(CIPA Standard)1012, Approx. 135 min (Viewfinder) /Approx. 135 min (LCD monitor)
INTERNAL BATTERY CHARGE
-
EXTERNAL POWER
AC Adaptor AC-PW10AM (sold separately)

Others

OPERATING TEMPERATURE
0 - 40℃/32 - 104℉

Size & Weight

WEIGHT (WITH BATTERY AND MEMORY STICK PRO DUO INCLUDED)
Approx. 849 g;approx. 1 lb. 13.9 oz.
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)
Approx. 142.6 mm x 104.2 mm x 76.1 mm;approx. 5 5/8 inches x 4 1/8 inches x 3 inches

What's In The Box

  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Accessory shoe cap
  • Eyepiece cup
  • Micro USB cable
  • Battery Charger BC-VM10A
  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FM500H
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