Sony this week introduced their new flagship A-mount camera, the a99 II. The new camera features ultra fast 4D focus with 79 hybrid cross AF points plus 12 fps continuous shooting, 4K video shooting, 5-axis image stabilization and more.
The first Sony A-mount camera to record 4K video internally, the a99 II is capable of recording 4K footage at 100Mbps utilizing the full width of the large full frame image sensor without pixel binning. The a99 II uses the XACV S format and includes a new Slow and Quick mode for slow and fast motion recording — up to 120 fps in 1080p. In addition, a99 has a variety of features to help the video production workflow go smoothly, including S-Log2 and S-Log3 recording, time code and clean HDMI output, as well as gamma assist for real time S-Log monitoring and zebra mode for easier exposure adjustment.[image:blog_post:61953]
The a99 II is also the first full frame camera from Sony to feature the 4D Focus system. It offers the Hybrid Phase Detection AF system with 79 hybrid AF cross points. This enables precise autofocus performance and subject tracking of any fast moving objects across the frame.
The a99 II camera is designed to allow for high resolution and continuous shooting at high frame rates thanks in part to innovative Translucent Mirror technology. The a99 II’s newly designed shutter unit will enable continuous shooting at speeds up to 12 fps with AF/AE tracking. These shots can be viewed instantly after shooting.[image:blog_post:61953]
This new and improved camera is 8% smaller than the original A99 and will feature a newly designed grip, magnesium alloy body, dual SD card slots and dust and moisture resistance. With Bluetooth connection to a compatible mobile device, the a99 offers location data acquisition as well as an updated menu structure to deliver an easy navigational experience for the user.
The Sony a99 II full frame interchangeable lens camera will be available in Sony retail stores in November and will be priced at $3,200. For more information, visit sony.com.