And I thought the a-mount was dead!?!? Sony’s a mount cameras are a blend of mirrorless and traditional DSLR technology – the mirror is still there – just translucent, letting some light through to hit the sensor – this provides an EVF and phase detection autofocus.
Sony a99 II Brief Specs
- Sony a99II,
- full-frame A-mount camera (yes I was surprised).
- 42 MP
- 5-axis stabilization (4 stops)
- 12 FPS with AF
- 4K video – full sensor and super 35mm
Sony a99II Price – $3,199 – B&H Product page, Preorder soon
On paper this camera looks to match and possibly beat the TOP end cameras from Nikon and Canon – the ones that cost $5000 and more. This could be a very interesting matchup.
The a mount has a decent lens collection, including the longer telephoto lenses I would love to see brought to the full frame E mount. Honestly I was really hoping for a more serious high end e-mount, maybe an a9 that has been rumoured announced today. This camera – while I am sure will be excellent is sitting at what is now a pretty small market share. Sony’s a mount series sold well initially, especially outside the US, but they let it languish and many serious photographers have moved on. What do you think?
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