Sony launches Alpha 99 II camera with A-mount interchangeable lens

Sony α99 II with back-illuminated full-frame image sensor reportedly delivers high-precision AF, faster continuous shooting, and improved resolution.

By: Tech Desk | Published:November 25, 2016 7:13 pm
Sony, Sony India, Sony Alpha 99 II, Sony interchangeable lens camera, Sony a99ii features, Sony a99ii price, Sony a99ii resolution, Sony a99 battery life, Sony a99ii CMOS sensor, technology, technology news BIONZ X image processing engine optimises the captured 42.4 megapixel data for a more clearistic depiction.

Sony India has launched alpha 99 II, an ‘A-mount’ interchangeable lens camera in India – the successor to the a99. Key features on the camera include Translucent Mirror Technology (TMT), a Hybrid Phase Detection AF system, up to 12 fps high speed continuous shooting, 5-axis optical image stabilization and 4k movie recording.

With a resolution of approximately 42.4 effective megapixels, the alpha 99 II has a 35 mm full frame CMOS image sensor with back illuminated structure wide sensitivity range. The camer is able to take 12fps high speed continuous photographs thanks to the Bionz X image processing engine. The camera also gives the option to shoot 8fps live-view in continuous shooting.

“The camera has been designed without an optical low-pass filter to allow the finest natural details and textures to be captured with depth and realism and the photographer can select compressed or uncompressed RAW files, as required,” Sony said in a press release.

Sony alpha 99 II has Hybrid Phase Detection AF System which provides a dedicated AF sensor with 79 phase-detection AF points. The AF point area is covered by 399 point focal plane, the company said. While the Body integrated 5-axis image stabilisation aims to compensate for five types of camera shake that can affect handheld shooting, Sony Alpha 99 II is also 8 per cent smaller than the original alpha 99.

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Due to full pixel readout without pixel binning, 4k movie recording in Super 35 mm format offers more clarity than typical 4k movies, thanks to it collecting 1.8 times as much information as needed for 4k movie output. Sony alpha 99 II has compatibility for Sony A- mount lenses, and reported Battery life for approximate 390 shots (Viewfinder)/ approximate 490 shots (LCD monitor).

Sony Alpha 99 II is available at select Sony Centres and other electronic and digital imaging stores across the country at Rs 2,49,990.