It looks like Sony is intentionally ignoring the Sony A99 II update; maybe, they are waiting for the customers to shift automatically in the Sony FE mount cameras and lenses. Since, we see no reason for the delay of A99 II camera.
Update – Sony A99 II may arrive on Sept 2016
Earlier, many times Sony committed they are developing the A-Mount seriously but we haven’t seen any sign till now. By the way, Sony A99 is the camera released back in the year 2012, means within this long gap Sony has not shown any seriousness about its successor camera (Sony A99 II).
Sony is giant in the camera world and they have the advanced technologies as we saw in recently announced Sony A7R II and other A7 series camera, but they still kept the Sony A99 II camera out of announcement list and even the rumors are also blocked.
Give a dim look to this little comparison between Sony A99 and a7R II where you can atleast understand how much advanced the Sony A7R II than Sony A99.
|Features / Models||Sony A99||Sony A7R II|
|Megapixel||24.3 megapixels||42 MP|
|Sensor size / type||Full frame (35.8 x 23.8 mm)||Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) BSI-CMOS|
|On Body IS||Yes||5-axis (4.5 stops per CIPA standard)|
|Image processor||Bionz||Bionz X|
|AF points||102 AF points||399 AF points|
|AF Type||Hybrid (Phase + Contrast)||Hybrid (Phase + Contrast)|
|ISO||100 – 25600||Auto, 100-25600 (expands to 50-102400)|
|Shutter Min/Max||30 sec – 1/8000 sec||30 sec – 1/8000 sec|
|Top Continuous Shooting Speed||6 fps||5fps|
|Video||1920 x 1080 (60, 24 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 640 x 424 (29.97 fps)||4K Video & S-Log2 Gamma|
|Display||Fully articulated 3″ TFT LCD with 1,229,000 Screen dots||3.0″ 1,228.8k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor|
|Viewfinder||High Resolution OLED display||Electronic|
|Dimensions and Weight||147 x 111 x 78 mm 812 g||127 x 96 x 60 mm, 625 g|
|Battery life||500||290 shots|
The photographers who invested a huge amount of cash in Sony Full Frame Alpha system camera and lenses will sure feel helpless at the moment.
Sony A99II Coming on September
Fairly speaking we have received lot of appreciation and criticism after writing this post but the best email was from a unknown sender who told us
Sony will update its flagship after every 4 years as Canon and Nikon do, wait till September for Next Pro Alpha camera.
We have told you – Sony A99 II Finally announced on September
Take it with grain of salt since the source is unknown
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