The most attracting part of Sony A99 II is its mouthwatering 399 AF points and there are few other extraordinary specs included into the core of Sony A99 II. But, is Canon 5D Mark IV really looking modest infront of Sony A99 II camera? Let’s see…
|Feature/Models||Sony A99 II
||Canon 5D Mark IV
|Sensor size||Full frame (36 x 24 mm)||Full frame (36 x 24 mm)|
|Image processor|| Bionz X
|AF system||Contrast detect+ Phase detect||Contrast Detect+ Phase detect|
|ISO||Auto, 100-25600 (expandable to 50-102400)||Auto, 100-32000 (expands to 50-102400)|
|Shutter speed||1/8000 to 30 sec
||1/8000 to 30 sec|
|Continuous shooting speed||12fps||7fps|
|Video||4K @30 fps (3840 x 2160)||4K Video at 30 fps (4096 x 2160)|
|Display||3.0″ 1,228.8k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
||3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor|
|Battery life||490 shots||900shots|
|Weight||849 g||890 g|
|Size||143 x 104 x 76 mm||151 x 116 x 76 mm|
Sony A99 II vs Canon 5D Mark IV
Image quality– Sharp and crystal-clear images can take the attention of anyone immediately and a photographer has plus point when he is able to capture details portion of the subjects, even in the lowlight. Here, in this comparison both Sony A99 II as well as Canon 5D Mark IV utilize the advantages of full-frame sensor, but Canon employ lesser resolution (30.4MP) than Sony (42.4mp) will able to produce high resolution shots. Moreover, Sony A99 II doesn’t integrate low-pass filter that benefits the users to enjoy the stunning details of the subjects.
AF system– Just miraculous! Yes, the AF system of Sony is extraordinary that features the Hybrid Phase Detection AF System consisting of two AF sensors. One is 79-point phase detect AF sensor — for high-precision focusing and depth detection (horizontal) and the next is 399-point focal-plane AF sensor for wider coverage as well as for vertical detection. Furthermore, the focal-plane phase-detection AF sensor coverage area includes 79-point Hybrid Cross AF for fast and precise focusing of the subjects that moving in high-speed.
Well, Canon 5D Mark IV AF system is comparatively weaker than Sony A99 II, but it uses Canon’s fast and intelligent Dual Pixel CMOS AF can deliver fast and accurate AF of the subjects across the frame. Moreover, Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables continuous automatic AF and AF tracking the inventive things that a camera needs to produce sharp still images and smooth, accurate focus transitions in movies. However, the Canon 5D Mark IV also incorporates a 61-point High Density Reticular AF II system that features 41-cross type points and the points are sensitive to f/8 for excellent low-light performance.
Image stabilization– When do we exactly need image stabilization? Almost every time we go for shooting. Still Canon 5D Mark IV doesn’t have image stabilization or vibration reduction mechanism which means that the camera body would probably fail to give us crisp and blur-free images if used with non-IS lenses. Actually, the basic work of Image stabilization is that it reduces the appearance of unwanted camera shakes, which is truly not good for images that leaves blur to the images. Excitingly, we have 5-axis image stabilization in Sony A99 II camera.
Continuous shooting speed- The sports photographers and movie-makers who want to attain consistently high performance in almost every shooting situation must go with Sony A99 II, since the camera offers 12fps of continuous shooting speed, ensuring that fast actions of the desire subjects can be captured easily, even at full resolution. On the other side, the Canon 5D Mark IV offers continuous frame rates of 7fps, probably insufficient for capturing faster moving subjects.
Display- The EOS 5D Mark IV camera integrates a 1.62 million dot, low-reflection 3.2-inch Clear View LCD II monitor for bright, sharp display in a wide variety of shooting situations.
Shots– Maximum, 900 shots at a time is possible with Canon 5D Mark IV, whereas Sony A99 II allows you to take 490 shots only at a time.
Verdict- Sony offers you high resolution sensor, intense 399 Phase AF points inside the sensor, continuous shooting mode is also very impressive approx 12shots a second and we shouldn’t forget that it also offers 5-axis image stabilization system. Canon 5D Mark IV is also a excellent package of that carries revolutionary Dual-Pixel CMOS AF sensor inside it. Both camera features same ISO range but due to the use of SLT / fixed mirror technology inside the A99 II camera we won’t expect it’s low-light performance will match with 5D Mark IV.
Sports shooters looking for fast and outstanding camera should go with Sony A99 II. And if you want a camera for all-round performance then Canon 5D Mark IV is recommended for you.
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