Photokina: A99 II

Today at Photokina, Sony launched their new flagship A-mount camera, the α99 II. We’ll post our sample photos when available, and the text below is excerpted from their press release.

With the α99 II, we’re delivering an industry-leading level of performance to A-mount owners and enthusiasts.  Its powerful combination of speed and resolution is simply unmatched in today’s market.

COLOGNE, Germany, Sept. 19, 2016 – Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today introduced their new flagship A-mount camera, the α99 II.

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Reaffirming Sony’s commitment to produce industry leading A-mount cameras, the impressive new camera combines the best of many of their latest digital imaging innovations including a new Hybrid Phase Detection AF system with exclusive Sony A-mount features such as Translucent Mirror Technology™. The result is a supremely specified, professional level camera that will be appealing to a variety of professional and enthusiast photographers.

“We are continuing to innovate with each new camera body, lens and accessory that we bring to market, offering compelling choices to both existing and prospective users of the Sony α system” said Neal Manowitz, Vice President of Digital Imaging at Sony Electronics.

The a99 II features Ultra-Fast 4D FOCUS with 79 hybrid cross AF points1 plus 12 fps continuous shooting2, High Resolution 42.4 MP Exmor R® CMOS sensor, 5-axis in-body image stabilization and quite a bit more.

For some context, the a99 was the first mirrorless cameras I shot with, before the Alpha series, that produced whoa, and wow results….. like this photo.

The Sony α99 II full-frame interchangeable lens camera will ship this November to authorized Sony retailers throughout North America and will be sold for about $3,200 US and $4,000 CA.

Riding around Austin for SXSW 2014.
Riding around Austin for SXSW 2014.

 

 

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