Sony India today launched a new flagship ɑ A-mount model, the a99 II. A successor to the highly acclaimed ɑ99, the new Sony A99 II combines the best of Sony’s latest digital imaging innovations including a new Hybrid Phase Detection AF system with exclusive Sony A-mount features such as Translucent Mirror Technology™ (TMT). The result is a supremely specified, professional level camera that will be particularly appealing to sports and wildlife photographers.

High-speed continuous shooting at up to 12fps with BIONZ X image processing engine

The new ɑ99 II demonstrates an excellent response to the shooting experience. ɑ99 II has been redesigned to allow for high resolution and continuous shooting at high frame rates. A new front-end LSI works with the image sensor and BIONZ X image processing engine, as well as a newly designed shutter unit, to enable continuous shooting at up to 12fps with AF/AE tracking, all while harnessing the sensor’s 42.4MP capabilities. The result is an ultra-fast camera that will deliver incredibly detailed shots, even with fast moving objects in challenging light conditions.

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Astounding pixel power featuring 42.4 MP high-resolution camera with Exmor R CMOS sensor:

The back-illuminated full-frame 42.4MP Exmor R CMOS sensor benefits from a gapless-on-chip design and allows for fast readout of large volumes of data as well as being extremely efficient in its light gathering ability. The net result is very high sensitivity with low noise, wide dynamic range and 42.4MP resolution across an ISO range of 100-25600, expandable to ISO 50 – 102,400[6].The ɑ99 II has been designed without an optical low-pass filter to allow the finest essential details and textures to be captured with unprecedented depth and realism, and the photographer can select compressed or uncompressed RAW files, as required.

Superior Autofocus system featuring 79-point dedicated phase detection AF sensor with 399 focal plane phase detection AF points

The newly developed Phase Detection AF System is capable of ‘full-time AF’ and is the first implementation of 4D FOCUS in the full-frame ɑ series. The Hybrid Phase Detection AF System is enabled by combining a precision 79-point dedicated phase detection AF sensor with 399 focal plane phase detection AF points to produce a 79 hybrid cross AF point array.

Cinematic brilliance with 4K movie recording with Sony A99 II

Sony A99 II enables internal 4K movie recording featuring full pixel readout, without pixel binning, for ultimate high-resolution video in the pro friendly XAVC-S format[13]. It is capable of recording high-quality footage at 100Mbps for 4K recording. A new ‘Slow and Quick’ mode (S&Q) supports both slow motion and quick motion. Frame rates from 1 fps to 120 fps (100 fps) can be selected in 8 steps for up to 60x (50x) fast move and 5x (4x) slow motion recording. Some features designed for a professional movie production workflow are included such as picture profiles, time-code and HDMI bright output and the new ɑ99 II now also offers gamma assist for real time S-Log monitoring and a zebra mode for easier exposure adjustment.

5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilisation

Having proved to be incredibly popular in the ɑ7 II series of cameras, Sony has designed a new in-body five-axis image stabilization system for A-mount cameras which debuts for the first time in the ɑ99 II. In addition to movement in the pitch and yaw axes that tend to occur at longer focal lengths, this system effectively detects and compensates for shift blur that can occur on the X and Y axes when shooting close-up, and roll blur that is often apparent in still images and movies that are shot at night.

Improved design and operability

The design of the new Sony A99 II has noticeably evolved compared to its predecessor, based on feedback from professional users. The new model is 8% smaller than the original ɑ99 and has a newly designed grip, magnesium alloy body, dual SD card slot and other upgrades that improve both hold and operation. All the main buttons and dials are provided with seals and the media jack cover, and enclosure edges feature tongue and groove – the result is a body that is both dust and moisture resistant and can be used in the toughest and most challenging shooting conditions.

The newly launched Sony A99 II will be available in select Sony Center, Alpha flagship stores and major electronic and digital imaging stores across India.

Product

Availability

MRP

In-box bundle

Sony A99 II

21st November

Rs 249,990/-

  • High-Speed Class 10 SF-64UX2
  • Micro HDMI Cable
  • Carrying case