α99 II

New A-mount legend

The α99 II delivers the next level in significantly swift high-precision AF, faster continuous shooting, and stunning resolution — the best performance in A-mount.


α99 II with back-illuminated full-frame image sensor


Picture of α99 II with back-illuminated full-frame image sensor

Body Only

Incredible fusion of AF and 12fps speed

Incredible fusion of AF and 12fps speed

Stunning high resolution

Stunning high resolution

5-axis still/movie image stabiliser

5-axis still/movie image stabiliser

Advanced AF + 12fps speed

Advantages of Hybrid Phase Detection AF System

Sony’s translucent mirror realises proprietary AF system

Translucent Mirror Technology enables the Hybrid Phase Detection AF System consisting of two AF sensors. The dedicated 79-point AF sensor provides high-precision focusing and depth detection, while the 399-point focal-plane AF sensor on the image sensor supplies wider coverage. During continuous shooting at up to 12fps, AF tracking captures motion once nearly invisible to human eyes.

79-point AF sensor with 15 cross points

79-point AF sensor with 15 cross points

15 cross AF points in the dedicated phase-detection sensor check precise focus and depth.

399-point focal-plane phase-detection AF sensor

399-point focal-plane phase-detection AF sensor

Focal-plane AF with world’s most AF points unites wider coverage and accurate detection.

79 Hybrid Cross AF points

79 Hybrid Cross AF points

Hybrid Cross measurement gives you fast AF with about any type of subject.

Enhanced subject-tracking performance

Enhanced subject-tracking performance

Consistent high-precision tracking is achieved by taking advantage of vast AF data.

AF supports scenes as dark as EV-4

AF supports scenes as dark as EV-4

Light-sensitive AF lets you shoot to EV-4 (central focus point).

Eye AF for more precise focusing

Eye AF for more precise focusing

Keep the subject’s eye in focus, even if the face is turned at an angle.

Fast continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking

The camera provides improved processing speed and shutter mechanism to attain unprecedented continuous shooting speed of up to 12fps (up to 8fps in live-view shooting) with AF/AE tracking.

Fast continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking

42.4-megapixel full frame

Stunning high resolution

α99 II features a 35mm full-frame 42.4-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor that delivers high-resolution image while providing high sensitivity, minimised noise, and wide dynamic range. Its wide standard ISO range 100-25600 is expandable to even wider ISO 50-102400.

No.1 image sensor manufacturer for digital cameras and video recorders.

  • Back-illuminated structureBack-illuminated structure
  • BIONZ X and front-end LSIBIONZ X and front-end LSI
  • Expansive ISO rangeExpansive ISO range
  • No optical low-pass filterNo optical low-pass filter
  • 16-bit processing & 14-bit RAW16-bit processing & 14-bit RAW

5-axis image stabilisation

1: Yaw 2: Roll 3: Pitch

Optical 5-axis image stabilisation 

As effective as using 4.5-step faster shutter speed

Shooting should be as steady as possible to minimise the negative effect of camera shake blur. So, α99 II high resolution is optimised with body-integrated 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilisation, fine-tuned to match its 42.4-megapixel performance. You can zoom in on faraway subjects, shoot close-ups, and take night scenes with nearly shake-free clarity in stills and movies.

First A-mount 4K movies

4K high-resolution movies for A-mount users

Show your imagination in α99 II 4K movie recording, as the back-illuminated full-frame image sensor transforms your vision into reality. You’ll achieve expanded expressive power in 4K resolution when shooting in the full-frame 4K format of the sensor. And, you can capture stunning high resolution when shooting in Super 35mm size frame, due to full pixel readout without pixel binning.

  • Super 35mm
  • S-Gamut & S-Log
  • XAVC S format

Accent movies with new quick and slow motion

Use “S&Q” mode to pick 1fps to 120fps (100fps) in eight steps, up to 60x (50x) quick motion and 5x (4x) slow motion, and record at full HD (50Mbps). Quick motion is like a time-lapse movie or deframing.

Accent movies with new quick and slow motion

Clever capabilities

Ample features for greater ease and reliability

You’ll appreciate new α99 II ergonomics. The redesigned body is 8% smaller than the α99, thanks to re-examination of internal layout and reduced size of the 5-axis image stabilisation system. Meticulous attention has been paid to the smallest details, so the new camera provides excellent operability and reliable body rigidity in addition to downsized body dimensions.

  • Tru-Finder and tiltable LCD
  • Body rigidity and reliability
  • Interface and operability
Imaging Edge™ Remote, Viewer, and Edit

Imaging Edge™ Remote, Viewer, and Edit

Elevate your photography with Imaging Edge desktop applications. Use "Remote" to control and monitor shooting live on your PC screen; "Viewer" to quickly preview, rate, and select photos from large image libraries; and "Edit" to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery. Get the best from Sony RAW files, and manage your productions more efficiently.

Capture One (for Sony)

Capture One for Sony

Capture One Express (for Sony) is a free award-winning editing software that provides RAW development, easy management and powerful editing tools. Capture One Pro (for Sony) can be bought for even more editing tools and tethered shooting capability.


Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.

Specifications & Features
α99 II provides a back-illuminated 42.4MP 35mm full-frame CMOS image sensor, Hybrid Phase Detection AF system, up to 12fps high-speed continuous shooting, 5-axis optical image stabilisation, and advanced 4K movie recording.
  • Fast and effective enhanced 79 Hybrid Cross AF points

  • High-speed continuous shooting of up to 12fps with AF/AE tracking

  • 42.4-megapixel 35mm full-frame Exmor R™ CMOS sensor

  • 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilisation for still/movie support

  • BIONZ X image processing engine

Lens Compatibility
Sony A-mount lenses, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta lenses confirmed
Sensor Type
35mm full frame (35.9x24.0mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
Number Of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 42.4 megapixels
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
Still images: ISO 100-25600 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-25600 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Battery Life (Still Images)
Approx. 390 shots (Viewfinder) /approx. 490 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA Standard)
Viewfinder Type
1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder, XGA OLED
Monitor Type
7.5 cm (3.0-type) type TFT

What's in the Box

Shoulder strap, Body cap, Accessory shoe cap, Eyepiece cup, Micro USB cable, Battery Charger BC-VM10A, Rechargeable Battery NP-FM500H

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