Sony a99 II Full Frame Translucent Mirror DSLR Camera, Ultra-Fast 4D FOCUS, 79 Hybrid Cross AF Points, 12 fps Continuous Shooting, 42.4 MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor, 5-Axis In-Body Image Stabilization, Black
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Sony a99 II Full Frame Translucent Mirror DSLR Camera, Ultra-Fast 4D FOCUS, 79 Hybrid Cross AF Points, 12 fps Continuous Shooting, 42.4 MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor, 5-Axis In-Body Image Stabilization, Black

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About Sony a99 II

Revolutionary features in trusted style

New AF-tracking rapid continuous shooting. Reveal worlds unknown.
Experience ingenuity perfected through Sony’s latest camera innovations: newly developed high-speed high-precision Hybrid Phase Detection AF, AF/AE tracking in 12fps continuous shooting, body-integrated 5-axis image stabilization, and advanced 4K movie functions.

  • Incredible fusion of AF and 12fps speed
  • Stunning high resolution
  • 5-axis still/movie image stabilizer

Sony’s translucent mirror realizes proprietary AF system

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

79 Hybrid Cross AF points

79-point Hybrid Cross AF effectively captures your subject. While 79 AF points of the dedicated phase-detection AF sensor are for horizontal detection, 399 AF points 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. 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.

Enhanced subject-tracking performance

Enhance your shooting performance with three exemplary AF features — low-light AF capability, enhanced subject-tracking AF and Eye AF. Consistent high-precision tracking is achieved by taking advantage of vast AF data.


AF supports scenes as dark as EV-4

Light-sensitive AF lets you shoot to EV-4 (central focus point).


Eye AF for more precise focusing

Keep the subject’s eye in focus, even if the face is turned at an angle.

Fast continuous shooting

The camera provides improved processing speed and a shutter mechanism to attain an unprecedented continuous shooting speed of up to 12fps (up to 8fps in live-view shooting) with AF/AE tracking.

Stunning high resolution

α99 II features a 35 mm full-frame 42.4-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor that delivers high-resolution image while providing high sensitivity, minimized noise, and wide dynamic range. Its wide standard ISO range 100-25600 is expandable to even wider ISO 50-102400.

Boosted CMOS sensor

Light-collection efficiency is enhanced by a back-illuminated image sensor with AR coating and gapless on-chip lens design that realizes uniform light penetration regardless of lens center or peripheral areas.

Rapid processing

The newly developed front-end LSI boosts BIONZ X processing of vast amounts of image data sent from the 42.4MP CMOS sensor, enabling BIONZ X to achieve higher image quality and speed.


Extendable ISO

Standard ISO 100-25600, extendable to 50-102400. α99 II delivers high resolution and low noise over a wide standard ISO range of 100-25600, expandable from ISO 50-102400.

Higher quality

The camera has no optical low-pass filter to compromise its 42.4MP high resolution, resulting in maximum optical performance that enables α lenses to fully show reality in detail.

16-bit image processing and 14-bit RAW output

14-bit digital signals are initially processed as 16-bit data in BIONZ X and the front-end LSI system, and then output as 14-bit RAW data for richer gradation and image quality.

Optical 5-axis image stabilization

Shooting should be as steady as possible to minimize the negative effect of camera shake blur. So, α99 II high resolution is optimized with body-integrated 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization, fine-tuned to match its 42.4-megapixel performance. You can zoom in on faraway subjects, shoot close-ups, and take night scenes with nearly shake-free clarity in stills and movies.

  • Correcting pitch and yaw motions
  • Correcting horizontal/vertical motion
  • Correcting roll motions

4K high-resolution movies

Show your imagination in α99 II 4K movie recording, as the back-illuminated full-frame image sensor transforms your vision into reality. You’ll achieve expanded expressive power in 4K resolution when shooting in the full-frame 4K format of the sensor. And you can capture stunning high resolution when shooting in Super 35 mm size frame due to full pixel readout without pixel binning.

  • Stunning high resolution with Super 35 mm
  • Supporting S-Gamut & S-Log recording
  • Minimized file, maximized quality

Accent movies with new quick and slow motion

Use “S&Q” mode to pick 1fps to 120fps (100fps) in eight steps, up to 60x (50x) quick motion and 5x (4x) slow motion, and record at full HD (50Mbps). Quick motion is like a time-lapse movie or deframing

Specification

Sony a99 II Specifications
Camera type
Interchangeable lens digital camera
Lens mount
Sony A-mount
Lens compatibility
Sony A-mount lenses, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta lenses confirmed
Image Sensor Type
35mm full frame (35.9 24.0mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
Number of pixels (effective)
Approx. 42.4 megapixels
Number of pixels (total)
Approx. 43.6 megapixels
Image sensor aspect ratio
3:2
Color filter
R, G, B primary color
Anti-Dust function
Yes
Anti-Dust system
Yes
Anti-Dust operation (auto)
Cleaning Mode
Anti-Dust operation (manual)
Start from Menu
Recording format
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.31, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
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
14bit RAW
Yes
Uncompressed RAW
Yes
Picture Effect
8 types: Toy Camera(Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Pop Color, Posterization (B/W, Color), Retro Photo, Soft High-key , Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Rich-tone Monochrome,
Picture Effect
8 types: Toy Camera(Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Pop Color, Posterization (B/W, Color), Retro Photo, Soft High-key , Partial Color (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))
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, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset
Picture Profile
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))
Color space
sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
Color space
sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
Delete
Yes
Video compression
XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio recording format
XAVC S: LPCM 2ch
AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Recording System - Delete
Yes
S&Q Image size (frame rate)
NTSC mode: 1920x1080 (60p, 30p, 24p)
PAL mode: 1920x1080 (50p, 25p)
Image frame rate
NTSC mode: 1fps,2fps,4fps,8fps,15fps,30fps,60fps,120fps
PAL mode: 1fps,2fps,3fps,6fps,12fps,25fps,50fps,100fps
Audio Level Display
Yes
Audio Rec Level
Yes
PAL/NTSC Selector
Yes
Dual Video REC
Yes
TC/UB
Yes
(TC Preset/UB Preset/TC Format/TC Run/TC Make/UB Time Rec)
Movie - AF Tracking Duration
Yes
Movie - Auto Slow Shutter
Yes
Movie - REC Control
Yes
Movie - Clean HDMI output
Yes (On/Off)
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),
Gamma display assist
Yes
Location info. 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)
microSD memory card
microSDHC memory card
microSDXC memory card
Memory card slot
SLOT1: Multi-slot for Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD cards
SLOT2: Slot for SD cards
File system
FAT12, 16, 32, exFAT
Noise reduction
Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.
Noise reduction
Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.
Recording mode on 2 memory cards
Simult. Rec (Still), Simult. Rec (Movie), Simult. Rec (Still/ Movie), Sort (JPEG/RAW), Sort (Still/Movie), Copy
Modes
Auto / Daylight/ Shade/ Cloudy/ Incandescent/ Fluorescent/ Flash / Color temperature<2500 to 9900K> , color filter/ Custom<1/2/3>/Custom Set / Underwater
Modes
Auto / Daylight/ Shade/ Cloudy/ Incandescent/ Fluorescent/ Flash / Color temperature<2500 to 9900K> , color filter/ Custom<1/2/3>/Custom Set / Underwater
AWB micro adjustment
Yes
Priority Set in AWB
Yes
Bracketing
3 frames, H/L selectable
Bracketing
3 frames, H/L selectable
Type
TTL Phase-detection AF
Type
TTL Phase-detection AF
Type
TTL Phase-detection AF
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
Sensitivity range
Detector 1: Center area EV -4 to 18 (at ISO 100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
Focus mode
Autofocus, Manual focus selectable
AF mode
Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Automatic AF (AF-A), Direct Manual Focus selectable
Focus area
Wide/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot/Expanded Flexible Spot/Lock-On AF(Wide/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot/Expanded Flexible Spot)
Eye-start AF
Yes
Lock-on AF
Yes
Eye AF
Yes
Other features
Predictive control (AF-A, AF-C)
Focus lock
AF On
Eye-start AF
AF Range Control
Yes
AF micro adjustment
Yes
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)
Exposure modes
AUTO(iAuto)
Exposure compensation
+/-5.0 EV (1/3EV, 1/2EV steps selectable)
AE Lock
Available with AE lock button.
AE Lock 2
AE is also locked when focus is locked in multi-segment metering mode. ("AEL w/ shutter"(Auto/On/Off) is supported)
ISO sensitivity (Rec. 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
Number of dots
2 359 296 dots
XGA OLED
Yes
Brightness control
Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Brightness control
Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Color temperature control
Manual (5 steps)
Field coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 0.78 x
Diopter adjustment
-4.0 to +3.0m-1
Eye point
Approx. 23mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard)
Display Contents
Graphic Display / Display All Info./ No Disp. Info. / Digital level gauge / Histogram
Display Contents
Graphic Display / Display All Info./ No Disp. Info. / Digital level gauge / Histogram
Number of dots (total)
1,228,800 dots
Adjustable angle
Tilt angle:134 degrees upward and 180 degrees downward.
Rotation angle:180 degrees clockwise and 90 degrees counterclockwise.
WhiteMagic
Yes
Display Selecter (FINDER/LCD)
Yes(Auto/Manual)
Real-time image-adjustment display
ON/OFF
Quick Navi
Yes
Focus Check
Yes (35mm full frame: 7.8x, 15.5x APS-C: 5.1x, 10.1x)
Zebra
Yes (selectable level + range or lower limit as custom setting)
Peaking MF
Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Movie Marker
Yes (Center/Aspect/Safety Zone/Guideframe)
Grid line
Yes (Rule of 3rds Grid/Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off)
LCD Top panel
Yes
LCD Panel Modes
On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off
Face registration
Yes
Face selection
Yes
Max. number of detectable faces
8
ISO AUTO Min. SS
Yes
Bright Monitoring
Yes
Copyright
Yes
Set File Name
Yes
Help guide
Yes
Clock Function, Setting
Yes
Area Setting
Yes
Shop Front Mode
Yes
Eye-Fi ready
Yes
Video Light Mode
Yes
Clear Image Zoom, Still images
35mm full frame: L:approx 2x, M:approx 3.1x, S:approx 4x APS-C: L:approx 2x, M:approx 2.6x, S:approx 4x
Clear Images Zoom, Movies
Approx. 2x
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
Smart Teleconverter
Yes (approx.1.4 x / 2x)
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 sec.
Electronic Front Shutter Curtain
Yes (ON/OFF)
Compensation effect
4.5 steps (based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With SAL 135F18Z lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)
Flash 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
External flash
Sony a 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 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
Speed (approx., max.)
Continuous shooting: Hi+: 12 fps, Hi: 8 fps, Mid: 6 fps, Lo: 4 fps
No. of frame recordable (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
Playback 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/XAVC S 4K
Forward/Rewind (movie)
Delete
Protect
Wifi View on Smartphone
Yes
Wifi Send to Computer
Yes
Wifi View on TV
Yes
NFC One-touch remote
Yes
NFC One-touch sharing
Yes
PC interface
Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
Multi / Micro USB Terminal
Yes
NFC
Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
Sync. Terminal
Yes
Wireless LAN(built-in)
Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band))
Bluetooth
Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4GHz band))
HD output
HDMI micro connector (Type-D)
Multi Interface Shoe
Yes
Mic Terminal
Yes (3.5mm Stereo minijack)
DC IN Terminal
Yes
Remote Control(Wired)
Yes
Remote Control(Wireless)
Yes (Wi-Fi, Infrared)
Headphone Terminal
Yes (3.5mm Stereo minijack)
Vertical Grip Connector
Yes
PC Remote
Yes
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 key settings
Yes
Programmable Setting
Yes (Body 3 sets /memory card 4 sets)
Lens compensation
Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
Body material
Magnesium alloy
Battery
One rechargeable battery pack NP-FM500H
Battery Power - Still images
Approx. 390 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 490 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Batery - Movies (actual recording)
Approx. 85 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 85 min (LCD monitor)(CIPA standard)
Battery - Movies (continuous recording)
Approx. 135 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 135 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
External power
AC Adapter AC-PW10AM (sold separately)
Power Consumption with Viewfinder
Still images: Approx. 3.6W (with 28-75mm F2.8 SAM lens attached), Movies: Approx. 5.2 W (with 28-75mm F2.8 SAM lens attached)
Power Consumption with LCD screen
Still images: Approx. 2.9W (with 28-75mm F2.8 SAM lens attached), Movies: Approx. 5.2 W (with 28-75mm F2.8 SAM lens attached)
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Approx. 5 5/8 x 4 1/8 x 3" (142.6 x 104.2 x 76.1mm) excluding protrusions
Weight
Approx. 1 lb 11.2 oz (770g) Body only
Approx. 1 lb 13.9 oz (849g) With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo included

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