Sony A99 Specs Leak: Full Frame 24MP Sensor and Lightweight

The veil of secrecy is starting to lift from Sony’s upcoming high-end full frame DSLR. sonyalpharumors has published a detailed list of specs that give a pretty complete picture of what we’ll be seeing in a few weeks. The camera features a 24.3 megapixel full frame CMOS sensor and Sony’s Single-Lens Translucent (SLT) technology.

Other specs include 14-bit RAW images, 10 frame per second continuous shooting, an ISO range of 100-25,600 (expandable down to 50), 102 autofocus points (11 cross type), a Dual Phase detection system featuring phase pixels on the sensor, shutter speed from 1/8000s to 30s, shutter lag of 0.05s, a shutter rated for 200,000 actuations, a 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder, in-body image stabilization, a 3-inch tilt-able LCD screen, a built-in flash, a built-in stereo mic, 1080/60p video recording, and HDR mode.

The camera will also reportedly have a weight of just 730 grams, becoming the lightest full frame camera on the market (by comparison, the Canon 5D Mark III weighs in at 860g).

Here’s a sketch of the camera received by sonyalpharumors from a source:

It’ll be announced on September 12, 2012, a week before Photokina kicks off, and will land in stores near the end of October. The price tag will be somewhere in the region of $2,800.

  • Matt Gates

    Sony still has a non standard hot shoe and not very many 3rd party options for lenses.

  • JoeNoName

    Sony went back in technology with this and future models and will implement the standar hot shoe to their models.

  • John Kantor

    The only thing that is important is how good the autofocus is.

  • Albin Roussel

    the only lenses you’ll miss will be the recent T/S ones.
    you can adapt older ones.
    seriously, how many lenses does one use?

  • Sara Brook

    I don’t believe it because the “99” looks just like the “77” only with another photoshoped line. NOT BUYING IT!!!

  • Matt

    I hope the firmware will allow programming/disabling of the Rec button. I love my A65 but I have gone to take a shot and found it to have been recording–sometimes for several minutes–too many times. ISO, AEL, and +/- are all programmable on the 65 and this is handy since so many options I switch between frequently are buried in a submenu. I know the 77 can save some setting profiles so maybe button programming would be less essential on the 99 as well, but a disable option at least would be a simple, major improvement.

  • GeraldPeake

    Excuse me, isn’t that a sketch of the existing A99? Would there be any real reason to upgrade from an already excellent camera? Maybe it’s just a re-launch to remind people who missed it first time round?