Sony has just officially announced the Sony Alpha a99 II camera (B&H/ Adorama). This is the Sony’s flagship full-frame SLT camera with pretty much every bell and whistle. It is so better than Canon EOS 5D Mark IV that many photographers will prefer to Sony A99 II.
“Sony has created the camera that most Canon DSLR video lovers would have died for“ reviewed by Newsshooter:
- The a99 II has all the same gammas and audio options as the a7R II, but with the addition of Slog-3
- The new menu is quite snappy and a bit more intuitive that before, but its not a radical departure. More usefully there is a new dial on the front of the camera that can control aperture clicklessly – which is great. I wish this feature was on other cameras. You can also switch between S35 and full frame modes at the push of a button – this is also great.
- Sony told us that the output of the sensor benefits from a new LSI processing chip. The result is that the image and rolling shutter performance may be even better than the a7R II.
- Strangely autofocus is the camera’s weak area for video. The blisteringly fast new AF system doesn’t work the same way in video mode as stills.
- Sony have created the camera that most Canon DSLR video lovers would have died for. If the a99 II had an EF mount the internet would probably have melted by now. As it is, the a99 II deserves more attention because Sony have done exactly what Canon have refused to do. If you want a well built S35 shooting 4K hybrid with S-Log3, audio options and the option to shoot full-frame then the a99 II should be top of your list.
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