Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor


α99 II features a 35mm full-frame 42.4-megapixel. Approximate effective pixels, back-illuminated CMOS sensor that delivers high-resolution image while providing high sensitivity, minimised noise, and wide dynamic range. Its wide standard ISO range 100-25600 is expandable to even wider ISO 50-102400.

  • Internal 4K UHD recording to APS-C format with full pixel readout, no pixel binning
  • XAVC-S format with up to 100 Mbits for 4K resolutions
  • New ‘Slow and Quick’ mode: 1 fps to 120 fps (100fps in PAL countries)
  • Video features: picture profiles, TC, clean 4:2:2 HDMI out, S-Log2 & S-Log3 with monitor LUT, zebras
  • 5-axis SteadyShot
  • 3-axis tiltable LCD screen
  • 42.4 megapixel full frame 35mm Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • Hybrid Phase Detection AF system
  • 79-point dedicated phase detection AF sensor
  • 399 focal plane phase detection AF points
  • up to 12fps continuously
  • Translucent Mirror Technology, meaning no moving mirror
  • 5-axis SteadyShot (same as in the a7R II)


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

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