LCD and Viewfinder
Sony A99 has a Fully Articulated 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 1,229k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Sony A99 will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
A99 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,359kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Sony A99 can shoot continuously at max speed of 10 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec
Unfortunately A99 doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.
Sony A99 features a Phase Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 19 focus points and 11 of these sensors are of Cross-type. Cross-type sensors locks focus faster and more accurate compared to single type sensors. Sony A99 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Sony A99, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60,24 fps and save in MPEG-4, AVCHD and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Sony A99 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video
. You can also consider its successor, the Sony A99 II
which features 4K video recording.
A99 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Sony A99 also has a port for an external microphone and a headphone port for connecting external headphones which make Sony A99 a very suitable camera high quality videography.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect A99 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Sony A99 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 500 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 943 shots, Sony A99 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend A99 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras
Nikon D780 with its 2260shots is the model with longest battery life among Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Sony A99 vs Nikon D780 or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
Sony A99 Features Compared to Main Competitors