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Sony’s A99 II Is A Fast Focusing, Full Frame Camera With 42.4-megapixels

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Sony has officially announced their newest full frame camera, the A99 II. The new camera comes with a long list of new tech and improvements, which includes a massive, 42.4-megapixel full frame Exmor R CMOS sensor with a new gapless-on-chip design for better light gathering and faster data readouts. As a result, the new camera is able to go from ISO 100 all the way to 102,400, as well as shoot images as fast as 12fps. The A99 II is a full-sized DSLR that uses a translucent mirror and utilizes Sony’s A-mount lenses.

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Just like Sony’s mirror-less A7 II, the A99 II has 5-axis image stabilization tech built into it for better photos in low light – Sony’s saying that the stabilizing tech gives the A99 II a 4.5-step shutter speed advantage – a big plus for people who shoot a lot in challenging low light. Sony’s also stuffed the A99 II with its 4D Focus system, which uses 79 dedicated phase detect points with 399 focal plane phase detection points, allowing the camera to track and focus onto fast moving subjects with ease.

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The new magnesium body alloy body is smaller than the first gen A99, and houses two SD card slots and is sealed from the elements, making it both dust and water resistant. A 0.5-inch, 2.36M-dot OLED Tru Finder EVF and a 3-inch, 1.23M-dot LCD display aids in getting subjects in frame.

The A99 II also has impressive video chops – the camera can shoot 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning via the XAVC S format, and can take 4K video at 100Mbps. The camera can also shoot a 5x slow motion and quick motion at 60x – that’s 120FPS and 1FPS for those confused. We’ve embedded a 4K video sample using the camera above, go check it out.

The A99 II is priced at $3,200, or Php 153K.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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