α99 II with back-illuminated full-frame image sensor
New AF-tracking rapid continuous shooting. Reveal worlds unknown.
Experience ingenuity perfected through Sony’s latest camera innovations: newly developed high-speed high-precision Hybrid Phase Detection AF, AF/AE tracking in 12fps continuous shooting, body-integrated 5-axis image stabilisation, and advanced 4K movie functions.
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 Hybrid Cross AF effectively captures your subject. While 79 AF points of the dedicated phase-detection AF sensor are for horizontal detection, 399 AF points of focal-plane phase-detection AF sensor handle vertical detection. Moreover, the focal-plane phase-detection AF sensor coverage area includes the dedicated phase-detection AF sensor area so 79 superimposed points function as selectable Hybrid Cross AF points. Cross measurement reduces influence from the subject pattern, so you have fast, precise focusing for just about any type of subject. Moreover, the very central AF point also functions as an F2.8-sensitive sensor that supports lenses as bright as a minimum F-value of 2.8 or lower.
15 cross AF points in the dedicated phase-detection sensor check precise focus and depth.
Focal-plane AF with world’s most AF points unites wider coverage and accurate detection.
Hybrid Cross measurement gives you fast AF with about any type of subject.
Enhance your shooting performance with three exemplary AF features — low-light AF capability, enhanced subject-tracking AF, and Eye AF.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.
Specifications & Features
- 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