New Gear: Sony Announces Flagship a99 II Alpha Camera at Photokina 2016 | Popular Photography

New Gear: Sony Announces Flagship a99 II Alpha Camera at Photokina 2016

Introducing Sony's new flagship camera

This afternoon at Photokina, on the 10 year anniversary of the Sony a series, the camera company announced an exciting new flagship for their lineup: the Sony a99II.

This camera has a 42.4 MP full-frame sensor with 79 phase-detection dedicated AF points on a dedicated sensor, and 399 phase detection AF points on the sensor, 79 Hybrid VCross AF points and can shoot continuously at 12 fps with AF and AE tracking. The upgrades to this camera seem like it will make the a99II a good fit for sports shooters and wildlife photographers who need to capture fleeting moments quickly.

The a99II features Sony’s 5 axis image stabilization for stills and video that is compatible with all A-mount lenses. It can also record 4K video with a full pixel readout without pixel binning.

Its back illuminated 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor frame can shoot up to ISO 102,400.

It has the XGA-OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder, dual media slots, a 3-axis tiltable LCD monitor and integrates the front multi controller. The body got a full redesign: it is as almost as compact as the a77 II, has a magnesium alloy body and is dust and moisture resistant.

The camera will be $3,199 (body only) and will start shipping in November.

Stay tuned for more announcements and hands on coverage from Photokina.

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