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Sony SLT-A99 review: specs and price

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Sony SLT-A99

Why is Sony SLT-A99 better than the average?

  • Sensor size
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    35.8 x 23.8mmvs249.7mm
  • Megapixels (main camera)
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    24.3MPvs17.54MP
  • Maximum light sensitivity
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    25600 ISOvs22421.79 ISO
  • Battery life (CIPA)
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    500shotsvs411.22shots
  • Continuous shooting at high resolution
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    10fpsvs6.98fps
  • Fastest shutter speed
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    1/8000svs1/3095s
  • Viewfinder coverage
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    100%vs98.35%
  • Resolution
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    1358 x 905pxvs630.61KP

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Design

1.resolution

1358 x 905px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
2.pixel density

544ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
3.weather-sealed (splashproof)
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The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
4.Has a flip-out screen
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Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
5.Has a built-in focus motor
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The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
6.viewfinder coverage

100%

With 100% coverage, you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage, you may have to crop your photos afterward to get them looking perfect.

Optics

1.focus points

19

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
2.sensor size

35.8 x 23.8mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
3.has AF tracking
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With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
4.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
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Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
5.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
6.megapixels (main camera)

24.3MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 24fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
3.has a 24p cinema mode
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24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
4.supports AVCHD format
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AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
5.movie bitrate

12Mbps

The higher the movie recording bitrate the better the movie quality with more and crispier details and less compression artifacts.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
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A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
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A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.number of microphones

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

500shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.battery power

1650mAh

Battery power, also called battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy stored in the battery. Measured in milliampere-hours (mAh), it indicates how much electric power can be used over time. More battery power translates into longer battery life.
4.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.
5.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.has an external memory slot
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The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
2.Has a remote control
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A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
3.has a HDMI output
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Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
4.has an accelerometer
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An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
5.Has dual card slots
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It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.
6.USB version

2

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

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