“BLOODY HELL 2” – Sony a99 Review – Does it Suck?

Sony a99 review – a serious bit of kit, for serious snappers, but is it seriously impressive? Because like it’s little brother the a77, it has to be

Is Sony’s latest and greatest SLT (don’t cal it a DSLR, because technically it’s not, no matter how much it looks exactly like one ;) ) up to the task of kicking a few “canikon” teeth in? Lets find out what the Sony Alpha SLT-A99 can do

 The Sony Alpha 99 (model variants SLT-A99V with GPS, SLT-A99 without GPS depending on country)

You can find an album of the test shots in this video, and more, here; plus.google.com/photos...

You can find my previous review of the SLT-A77 here; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnIri9PkJC8

 

Basic blurb;

24.3 megapixel Exmor Full Frame 35mm CMOS

Phase-detection AF system

Adjustable 3.0 inch Xtra Fine LCD Screen (1,228,800 dots)

2.4M dot OLED viewfinder

Up to 10 frames per second @ full 24MP

Full 1080p HD movie recording 25p & 50p (or 60p depending on country)

ISO Sensitivity Setting: 100 – 25600 equivalent

Shutter Speed Range (seconds): 1/8000 – 30 and bulb

 

“The Sony SLT-A99 DSLR Camera. Take your photography to the next level with this α99 DSLR camera. Featuring Sony’s groundbreaking Translucent Mirror Technology, you can focus and shoot simultaneously for fast, precise performance and continuous shooting of up to 12 frames per second, complete with continuous auto focus. View setting adjustments in real time with a Tru-Finder™ OLED electronic viewfinder, and choose from three HD movie modes—super-smooth 50p, standard 50i or richly cinematic 25p—to optimize the look and feel of your videos (records in 29-minute segments).”

 

And if you’re curious about that Band who were performing on the street (clearly just so I could test the low light capabilities in artificial lighting and teh mics on a noisy street ;) ) they’re called Pludo – and they kinda ROCKED… http://pludo.com.au/