Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300

Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300

Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300 review: specs and price

Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300

Why is Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300 better than the average?

  • Sensor size

    35.8 x 23.8mmvs259.9mm
  • Megapixels (main camera)

  • Maximum light sensitivity

    25600 ISOvs25000.24 ISO
  • Battery life (CIPA)

  • Continuous shooting at high resolution

  • Fastest shutter speed

  • Viewfinder coverage

  • Resolution

    1358 x 905pxvs631.36KP

Price comparison


1.Has a flip-out screen
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.Has a built-in focus motor
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
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.
We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
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.
6.Has a hot shoe
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.


1.sensor size

35.8 x 23.8mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
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.
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.
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.
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
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.


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.
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
3.has a 24p cinema mode
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
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
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
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.
The higher the movie recording bitrate the better the movie quality with more and crispier details and less compression artifacts.


1.has a microphone input
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
2.has a stereo microphone
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.


CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.


1.Has a remote control
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
2.has an external memory slot
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
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.
3.has an HDMI output
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
4.has an accelerometer
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
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
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
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.has GPS
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

Price comparison

Which are the best cameras?

Show all
This page is currently only available in English.