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.
Revolutionary features in trusted style
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 stabilization, and advanced 4K movie functions.
Advantages of Hybrid Phase Detection AF System
Sony’s translucent mirror realizes 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 Hybrid Cross AF points for quick precise focus
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.
Advanced performance of autofocusing features
Enhance your shooting performance with three exemplary AF features — low-light AF capability, enhanced subject-tracking AF and Eye AF.
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
Light-sensitive AF lets you shoot to EV-4 (central focus point).
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 a shutter mechanism to attain an unprecedented continuous shooting speed of up to 12fps (up to 8fps in live-view shooting) with AF/AE tracking.
Stunning high resolution
α99 II features a 35 mm full-frame 42.4-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor that delivers high-resolution image while providing high sensitivity, minimized noise, and wide dynamic range. Its wide standard ISO range 100-25600 is expandable to even wider ISO 50-102400.
Boosted CMOS sensor resolution and sensitivity
Advantages of back-illuminated image sensor design
Light-collection efficiency is enhanced by a back-illuminated image sensor with AR coating and gapless on-chip lens design that realizes uniform light penetration regardless of lens center or peripheral areas.
Rapid processing for super-high-precision data
The newly developed front-end LSI boosts BIONZ X processing of vast amounts of image data sent from the 42.4MP CMOS sensor, enabling BIONZ X to achieve higher image quality and speed.
Standard ISO 100-25600, extendable to 50-102400
α99 II delivers high resolution and low noise over a wide standard ISO range of 100-25600, expandable from ISO 50-102400.
Higher quality without optical low-pass filter
The camera has no optical low-pass filter to compromise its 42.4MP high resolution, resulting in maximum optical performance that enables α lenses to fully show reality in detail.
16-bit image processing and 14-bit RAW output
14-bit digital signals are initially processed as 16-bit data in BIONZ X and the front-end LSI system, and then output as 14-bit RAW data for richer gradation and image quality.
Optical 5-axis image stabilization
As effective as using 4.5-step faster shutter speed
Shooting should be as steady as possible to minimize the negative effect of camera shake blur. So, α99 II high resolution is optimized with body-integrated 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization, 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.
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 35 mm size frame due to full pixel readout without pixel binning.
Stunning high resolution with Super 35 mm
α99 II records 4K movies in the Super 35 mm format. Oversampling collects approx. 1.8 times as much information as needed for 4K movie output, giving images realistic depth and dimension.
Supporting S-Gamut & S-Log recording
Newly featured S-Log3 and S-Log2 gamma provide wide dynamic range shooting (1,300%) without blown highlights or black crush. S-Log3 gamma provides approximately 14 stops of latitude.
Minimized file, maximized quality
XAVC S format allows 4K recording at a maximum bitrate of 100Mbps as well as Full HD recording at 50Mbps, so α99 II can take movies of finely detailed movement with suppressed compression noise.
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.
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 the re-examination of the internal layout and the reduced size of the 5-axis image stabilization 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.
New A-mount legend