Sony has finally announced a successor to the A99, more than three years since it released the flagship DSLR.
The Sony A99 II is a powerhouse of an SLR, with a 42.4-megapixel 35mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor, hybrid phase detection autofocus system which combines 399 phase detection points on the sensor, paired with 79 phase detection points on a separate sensor that work continuously together., and optical 5-axis in-body image stabilisation.
Its natural ISO range is 100-25,600 but can be expanded to ISO 50 - 102,400.
It is effectively Sony's push to wrest pro control from Canon and Nikon, with their 5D Mk IV and D810 cameras respectively. It is also capable of recording 4K video in XAVC-S format, which can save footage to card at up to 100Mbps.
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Video can be shot at frame rates from one to 120fps, including quick and slow motion capture.
There are dual SD card slots, a newly designed grip and a magnesium allow body. It is also 8 per cent smaller than the previous model.
The camera has Bluetooth connectivity to hook it up to a compatible mobile device, with most Android and iOS smartphones and tablets supported.
The Sony A99 II ships in November priced at 3,600 euros. A UK price is yet to follow.
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