Sony A99 Full Frame DSLR Flagship Officially Unveiled

Sony A99

The Sony A99 is a 24.3MP full frame DSLR that packs a punch on both the still image and video capture side of things.  The A99 is capable of capturing still images at 10 fps in full 24.3MP resolution.

The camera sports a new AF system that combines a standard 19-point AF system with 11 cross-type sensors and a new 102-point AF sensor that overlays the main image sensor. [Read more...]

Sony Alpha A99 Full Frame SLT Camera Image Leaks Out

Sony A99

The is purported to be an image of the Sony A99 that is expected to be launched next week just prior to Photokina 2012.  The A99 is rumored to feature a full frame 24.3MP CMOS image sensor and capture 1080/60p AVCHD video with a clean HDMI output.  Moreover, the A99 is expected to sport a 102-point AF system that is split between traditional phase-dectect AF points and pixel-level AF points built into the sensor.  See the complete Sony A99 specs.

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Sony A99 and NEX-6, PLUS More New Cameras, Lenses and Accessories Coming Sept. 12

Sony is dropping a massive load of new gear next week.  According to massive leakage at Photo Rumors, the full frame Sony A99 and NEX-6 will be officially unveiled on September 12.  But that’s not all…

There are several new lenses and accessories for these cameras coming, as well as an impressive NEX-VG900 full frame camcorder priced at $3300 and a new NEX-VG30 camcorder (presumably serving as an update to the NEX-VG20) priced at $1800.

Check out the full list of new Sony gear below. [Read more...]

Sony A99 Full Specs Leaked

Sony A99 Rumors

The Sony A99 has been rumored for many months now with more features and specs firming up as we move closer to Photokina 2012.  Now, it seems, full specs for the 24MP full frame A99 have surfaced courtesy of Photo Rumors.

At this point, there’s not a whole lot that’s surprising; however, notably absent is the rumored 1080p HD video capture at 120fps.  Instead, the specs list the A99 as shooting 1080/60p HD video.

Announcement due September 12, 2012.  See the full spec list below. [Read more...]

Sony A99 Video Up to 1080p at 120fps Rumored

Sony A99 Rumors

If anybody is going to do it, it would be Sony.

The same company that jumped out in front with the NEX-VG10, then the FS100, and then the high frame rate FS700 that shook everything up could be stirring another big pot with a full frame camera that shoots 120 fps at 1080p.

Moreover, SonyAlphaRumors.com reports on potential specifications that include 1080p video at 50Mbps at 4:2:2 sampling, among other highly sought after video specs noted below.

Sony A99 Rumored Video Specs

  1. AVCHD2.0 format ,below 1080p it have the Bit rate of 50Mbps, 4:2:2 sampling
  2. 1080P with the highest 120fps,at 720P, the highest is 240FPS
  3. MP4 format still 35Mbps
  4. center focus all the lens can use the biggest Aperture. others still F3.5
  5. except P model, A,S model can also auto-focus but M model still MF
  6. 4 times zoom in during 1080P can be captured
  7. multi-recording can take a 2.4Megapixels during recording
  8. HDMI can be Non-destructive Output new shoe can fit the wireless(bluetooth) mic
  9. except the high speed model,other model Maximum recording time is 29min 59s
  10. Time code support

That reads more like a wish list than an actual spec sheet for a DSLR-style camera.  But if anyone would drop this in a sub-$5k DSLR, Sony would.  Expect lots more noise from Sony in the lead-up to Photokina 2012.

Sony Full Frame 36MP Camera to Follow Nikon D800

Sony A99

Recent rumors purport to make the Nikon D800 a “sure thing” for a 2011 announcement.  While a follow-up to the Nikon D700 is overdue in terms of camera life expectancy, the biggest “shocker” of the rumor suggests a 36MP full frame sensor in the D800.

Nikon has relied on Sony for its past full frame sensors, and so, it seems logical that Sony would make use of such a sensor in its own Alpha-series DSLRs as well (as in the Nikon D3X and Sony A900 models).  And that me be what’s to come with a new full frame Sony camera sporting the same 36MP Sony sensor to be found in the Nikon D800. [Read more...]