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24 hours with Sony's A99 II full-frame camera

For a moment, I forgot all about my mirrorless shooter.
Edgar Alvarez, @abcdedgar
November 19, 2016
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With high-end mirrorless cameras such as the A7S II and A7R II, it's easy to forget that Sony also makes full-frame DSLR-like shooters. Its latest one, the A99 II, is set to arrive later this month for $3,200 body-only. That gets you a massive 42.2-megapixel sensor, max ISO of 102,400, 12-fps continuous shooting and, unlike the original A99, in-camera 5-axis image stabilization. While I've only been using it for a day or so, I can tell you the camera shows a lot of promise -- which isn't surprising given its sensor type and price.

Gallery: A closer look at Sony's A99 II | 15 Photos

As you'd imagine, it helps to have it paired with expensive lenses, like Sony's 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G2 ($2,200) and 70-200mm f/2.8 G SSM II ($3,000), among others. What impressed me the most about the A99 II is its autofocusing speed, which makes use of a hybrid 4D Focus with a wide area of coverage (79 phase detection points and 399 focal-plane). In theory, that technology is also supposed to make the camera's AF more accurate, especially when you're trying to capture moving subjects. So far, that's been working out well for me.

I'll have more on the A99 II soon. In the meantime, check out my sample images from Sony's new single-lens translucent (SLT) camera.

Gallery: Sony A99 II sample images | 22 Photos

To view our sample images in full resolution, click here.

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