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Sony A99 vs. Canon 6D

Sony A99 vs. Canon 6D Specification Comparison review, read the details below and share your thoughts with us.

Sony A99 vs Canon 6D

Image sensor: both camera uses Full-frame sensor, with Sony A99 you get 4 Megapixel extra.

ISO: The Standard ISO range of Sony A99 is 100-6400 expandable up to 25600, Canon 6D have better ISO range, you get  Standard ISO range from 100 to 25600 & Expandable ISO  50 – 102400.

AF Type:  Both camera uses advance AF system,

Canon 6D: Uses TTL secondary image-forming phase-difference detection system with AF-dedicated CMOS sensor for still Images and For video shooting we have One-point contrast AF.

 Sony A99 have more advance AF system than the 6D, it uses Two phase contrast sensors, a 19-point sensor above the translucent mirror and a 102-point focal plane phase detection sensor, work together to deliver greatly improved subject tracking performance and increased precision. phase-detect AF is also available in video mode.

AF Working Range:  Canon 6D have better AF working range, centered cross-type AF point with EV -3 sensitivity for improved performance and focus in low light.

In Camera IS: Sony A99  features Sony’s SteadyShot technology for image stabilization within the camera.

Top Continuous Shooting Speed: Sony A99 @ 6fps, Sony A99 is more fast compared to canon.

Video mode: Sony A99 is  clear winner, you get Full HD @ 60fps and (Hybrid) Phase detect AF system for Continuous AF during Video mode.

Display: Sony A99 have fully Fully articulated 3″ TFT LCD  with 1,229,000 Screen dots and Canon 6D have Fixed LCD 3″ Clear View II TFT LCD  with 1,040,000 Screen dots

Viewfinder: Optical viewfinders are still better, Canon 6D is clear winner.

Other features:

  • GPS:  Both Camera features In-Built GPS
  • WiFi – Canon 6D have In-Built Sony Missing.
  • HDR etc., Both camera offers in camera High Dynamic Range (HDR) capture. Sony Also features Multi Frame NR, Hand-Held Twilight and clear zoom technology.

Price Factor: Sony A99 is will cost you approx $800 more than Canon 6D

Conclusion: Canon 6D is highly recommended for Still photographers, but if you shoot Video + Still  buy Sony A99.


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Sony A99 vs Canon 6D

Sony A99 vs Canon 6D

Sony Announces Flagship Full-Frame A99 Camera

Sony A99Sony A99 features 35mm full frame digital camera body equipped with 24.3MP full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor and Dual Autofocus System to continuously monitor and alter its focus in real time, The standard ISO range is 100 to 25600,  sensor-shift image stabilization – shake reduction of up to 2.5 to 4.5 stops. Now let’s talk about rear side,  we have 3.0″ LCD with Sony’s TruBlack technologyv and SLT-A99’s Tru-Finder Electronic Viewfinder features a 1,440K-dot resolution, 100% field of view, and a wide 31.9° viewing angle.

 Major Features of Sony A99

  • Full-Frame 24.3MP Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • Sony Dual AF System & Translucent Mirror
  • 3.0″ TruBlack Tilting LCD Display
  • XGA OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • Full HD 1920×1080 60p Video Recording
  • Advanced BIONZ Image Processing Engine
  • Internal SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • 1,200 Zone Evaluative Metering Sensor
  • Exposure & Focus Controls With Video
  • Quiet Multi Control Dial, GPS & Auto HDR

other major features include An advanced evaluative metering sensor with 1200 zones, Two-Axis White Balance, unique Multi Control Dial on the front of the camera allows you to adjust photo, video or audio settings, Auto Portrait Framing technology, Multi Frame NR and Hand-Held Twilight, Built-In GPS for Geotagging, The A99 also have A variety of picture effects include HDR Painting, Soft Focus, Miniature, Soft High-key, Pop Color, Partial Color (Red, Green, Blue, Yellow), Rich-tone Monochrome, Toy Camera, High Contrast Monochrome, Posterization (Color), Posterization (Black & White), and Retro Photo. They are available for both photo and video recording.

The α99 full-frame digital system camera will be available this October as body-only for about $2800.

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More Images of Sony A99 and NEX-6

Yes more images coming above the surfaced over the web just before the official announcement, See more about upcoming Sony A99, Sony RX1 and Sony NEX 6, follow us on twitter and facebook for latest news and rumors.

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Sony A99 Leaked Image

Sony A99 leaked image surfaced over the web today via chinese forum Xitek, the A99 with NEX 6 and a professional NEX camera coming on Sept 12, see the full list here and click her to see Sony A99 specification.


Sony Products Coming On September 12th

Sony A99List of camera. lenses, accessories and camcorders coming on Spetember 12th leaked today, now what left, we have to wait till Sep 12th  to get full details of upcoming products and hands-on report.


  • Sony A99: 24MP Exmor CMOS full frame sensor, AVHCD 2.0. Price $2799. Available in mid October.
  • Sony NEX-6: 16MP Exmor CMOS APSC sensor, AVHCD 2.0. Price around $1000.

Sony lenses

  • Sony 300mm f/2.8 G SSM II lens (SAL300f28GII): Nano AR coating, weather sealed, SSM (Super Sonic Wave Motor), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), focus hold button. Price: $7500, to be released in October, 2012.
  • Sony 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 SAM lens (SAL55300): compact built, ED glass, price: $300, to be released in September 2012.
  • Sony 10-18 f/4 OSS: available in November 2012 for $850.
  • Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS: available in December 2012 for $450.
  • Sony 16-50 f/3.5-5.6 OSS (kit lens): available in January 2013 for $350.
Sony a99 accessories
  • Sony HVL-F60M flash: guide number: 60, built-in LED light, price: $550.
  • Sony HVL-RL1 ring flash: priced around $350.
  • Sony VG-C99AM vertical grip for a99: weather sealed, price: $380.
  • Sony XLR-K1M audio input terminal: price: $800.
  • Sony RMT-DSLR2 remote control.
  • Sony LCS-BP3 back pack.
  • Sony NEX-VG900 camcorder: interchangeable lens HD camera with 24MP Exmor CMOS full frame sensor, 1080×1920 video recording at 24p/60p, 3″ LCD, XGA OLED EVF, price: $3,300.
  • Sony NEX-VG30/VG30H camcorders: 16MP Exmor APS-C sensor, BIONZ processor, 1080×1920 video recording at 24p/60p, 3″ LCD, XGA OLED EVF, available in November from $1,800.

source – photorumors & SAR

Sony A99 Full Specification

Sony A99 Full Specification leaked today, the camera features 24.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor with ISO range: 100-25,600 (ISO-low 50 is also available)  and to achieve super fast AF speed it have 102 point AF system with two phase detection sensors, other features include New multi-segment low pass filter, Photo-diode expansion technology and Auto HDR capability, see the details below

Sony A99 Major Specification Leaked

  • 24.3MP full frame CMOS Exmor sensor
  • Translucent mirror technology
  • ISO range: 100-25,600 (ISO-low 50 is also available)
  • 14 bit RAW output
  • 1/8000 maximum shutter speed
  • 10 fps
  • Shutter life: 200,000 shots
  • 102 points AF system
  • AF with two phase detection sensors
  • 2360k dots XGA OLED viewfinder
  • 3″ tiltable 921k dots LCD screen
  • Full HD video recording at 1920×1080/60p
  • Auto HDR capability
  • HDMI output
  • Built-in stereo mic
  • Built-in flash with guide number of 12
  • New multi-segment low pass filter
  • Photo-diode expansion technology
  • Light concentration technology
  • Selective noise reduction
  • Two memory slots: SD and SD+MS cards
  • Announced on September 12, 2012
  • Available in stores in late October 2012
  • New accessories to be released with the a99: battery grip, flash, remote control, microphone etc.
  • Very light, weather sealed magnesium alloy body
  • Weight: 730 g.

The full specification of A99 camera look really very impressive, we will update you soon as we get any news or rumor.


Sony A99 Coming in September 2012

According to latest rumors coming from SAR the Sony A99 will arrive on photokina / September 2012, the A99 will features a newly developed 24Megapixel full frame sensor, 102 AF points, 50-25,600 ISO (expandable up to +2 stop), Built-in GPS, AVCHD 2.0 support, no CF nor XQD support. Price will be somewhere between 2,500 and 2,800 Dollars.
via – SAR