Sony has something exciting to offer as it has launched a new camera named a99 II, a full-frame single lens translucent (SLT) camera. This newly launched camera has some great features to provide, having a new back-illuminated full-frame 42.4MP Exmor R CMOS sensor with a special “gapless-on-chip” design for improved light gathering and fast data readout.
It has low noise and high dynamic range across its ISO range of 100 to 25600 (expandable to 50 to 102400). Also, the Hybrid Phase Detect AF system uses 79 dedicated phase detect points with 399 focal plane phase detection points. These 79 “hybrid” points help with fast autofocusing and the tracking of moving subjects.
The mirror inside this new shooter is translucent and doesn't need to be flipped which let you have continuous auto focusing while using live view for both photos and videos, and it performs well in low-light situations.
First time in the a99 II Sony has also developed a new 5-axis in-body image stabilization system for its A-mount cameras, in which system compensates for 4.5 steps. Half-pressing the shutter button allows you to preview the image stabilization in live view.
Talking about the video performance, a99 II can shoot 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning using the XAVC S format. It can shoot 4K at 100Mbps, as well as slow motion 5x and quick motion at 60x (frame rates of 120fps to 1fps). Some other features to drool upon are, picture profiles, time-code, clean HDMI output, gamma assist, zebra mode, and S-Log3 and S-Log2 gamma.
The design is very aesthetic and 8% smaller than the original a99, This newly designed camera is than more grippy and magnesium alloy body that’s dust and moisture resistant. Goin to the rear is a 0.5″ 2.36M-dot OLED Tru-finder EVF with 0.78x magnification and a 3.0″ 1.23M-dot tilting LCD screen.
Some more features on the go are, uncompressed RAW, no low-pass filter (for sharper photos), 12fps continuous shooting with AF (adjustable to 8fps, 6fps, and 4fps), dual SD card slots, a shutter rated for 300,000 actuations, and Bluetooth connectivity. This new optic master can be availed at a price tag of USD 3,200 (INR 2,14,450) from November 2016.
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