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Sony Alpha 7 vs Sony Alpha a99

  • Main

  • Model

  • Price

  • launch

  • Announced

  • Body type

  • Camera subcategory

  • Sensor

  • Effective pixels

  • Max resolution

  • Sensor size

  • Sensor type

  • Processor

  • Image ratio w:h

  • Other resolutions

  • Sensor photo detectors

  • Image

  • ISO

  • Boosted ISO (minimum)

  • White balance presets

  • Custom white balance

  • Image stabilization

  • Uncompressed format

  • JPEG quality levels

  • Boosted ISO (maximum)

  • Photography features

  • Minimum shutter speed

  • Maximum shutter speed

  • Aperture priority

  • Shutter priority

  • Manual exposure mode

  • Subject / scene modes

  • Built-in flash

  • External flash

  • Continuous drive

  • Self-timer

  • Metering modes

  • Exposure compensation

  • AE Bracketing

  • WB Bracketing

  • Flash modes

  • Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCD

  • Screen size

  • Screen dots

  • Touch screen

  • Screen type

  • Live view

  • Viewfinder type

  • Viewfinder coverage

  • Viewfinder magnification

  • Viewfinder resolution

  • Videography features

  • Resolutions

  • File Format

  • Videography notes

  • Microphone

  • Speaker

  • Optics & Focus

  • Autofocus

  • Digital zoom

  • Manual focus

  • Number of focus points

  • Lens mount

  • Physical

  • Weight (inc. batteries)

  • Dimensions

  • Environmentally sealed

  • Battery

  • Battery details

  • Battery Life (CIPA)

  • Storage

  • Storage types

  • Storage included

  • Connectivity

  • USB

  • HDMI

  • Microphone port

  • Headphone port

  • Wireless

  • Wireless notes

  • Remote control

  • Other features

  • Orientation sensor

  • Timelapse recording

  • GPS

  • Samples

  • Videos

  • launch

  • Announced

    Oct 16, 2013

  • Body type

  • Camera subcategory

    SLR-style mirrorless

  • Sensor

  • Effective pixels

    24 megapixels

  • Max resolution

    6000 x 4000

  • Sensor size

    Full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm)

  • Sensor type

    CMOS

  • Processor

    Bionz X

  • Image ratio w:h

    3:2, 16:9

  • Other resolutions

    6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2624, 3936 x 2216, 3008 x 1688, 3008 x 2000

  • Sensor photo detectors

    25 megapixels

  • Image

  • ISO

    100-25600

  • Boosted ISO (minimum)

    50

  • White balance presets

    10

  • Custom white balance

    Yes

  • Image stabilization

    No

  • Uncompressed format

    RAW

  • JPEG quality levels

    Extra fine, fine, standard

  • Boosted ISO (maximum)

  • Photography features

  • Minimum shutter speed

    30 sec

  • Maximum shutter speed

    1/8000 sec

  • Aperture priority

    Yes

  • Shutter priority

    Yes

  • Manual exposure mode

    Yes

  • Subject / scene modes

    Yes

  • Built-in flash

    No

  • External flash

    Yes (via Multi Interface shoe)

  • Continuous drive

    5.0 fps

  • Self-timer

    Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))

  • Metering modes

    • Multi
    • Center-weighted
    • Spot

  • Exposure compensation

    ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)

  • AE Bracketing

    ±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)

  • WB Bracketing

    Yes

  • Flash modes

  • Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCD

    Tilting

  • Screen size

    3

  • Screen dots

    1,230,000

  • Touch screen

    No

  • Screen type

    Xtra Fine LCD

  • Live view

    Yes

  • Viewfinder type

    Electronic

  • Viewfinder coverage

    100%

  • Viewfinder magnification

    0.71×

  • Viewfinder resolution

    2,359,000

  • Videography features

  • Resolutions

    1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)

  • File Format

    MPEG-4, AVCHD

  • Videography notes

    headphone and microphone ports, XLR support via adapter

  • Microphone

    Stereo

  • Speaker

    Mono

  • Optics & Focus

  • Autofocus

    • Contrast Detect (sensor)
    • Phase Detect
    • Multi-area
    • Center
    • Selective single-point
    • Single
    • Continuous
    • Face Detection
    • Live View

  • Digital zoom

    Yes (4)

  • Manual focus

    Yes

  • Number of focus points

    117

  • Lens mount

    Sony E

  • Physical

  • Weight (inc. batteries)

    474 g (1.04 lb / 16.72 oz)

  • Dimensions

    127 x 94 x 48 mm (5 x 3.7 x 1.89)

  • Environmentally sealed

    Yes

  • Battery

    Battery Pack

  • Battery details

    NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and charger

  • Battery Life (CIPA)

    340

  • Storage

  • Storage types

    SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo

  • Storage included

  • Connectivity

  • USB

    USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)

  • HDMI

    Yes (micro-HDMI port with 4K still, uncompressed video output)

  • Microphone port

    Yes

  • Headphone port

    Yes

  • Wireless

    Built-In

  • Wireless notes

    with NFC and wireless control via PlayMemories Mobile app

  • Remote control

    Yes (wired)

  • Other features

  • Orientation sensor

    Yes

  • Timelapse recording

    No

  • GPS

    None

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  • launch

  • Announced

    Sep 12, 2012

  • Body type

  • Camera subcategory

    Mid-size SLR

  • Sensor

  • Effective pixels

    24 megapixels

  • Max resolution

    6000 x 4000

  • Sensor size

    Full frame (35.8 x 23.8 mm)

  • Sensor type

    CMOS

  • Processor

    Bionz

  • Image ratio w:h

    3:2, 16:9

  • Other resolutions

    6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2624, 3936 x 2216, 2640 x 1760, 2640 x 1488

  • Sensor photo detectors

    25 megapixels

  • Image

  • ISO

    Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600

  • Boosted ISO (minimum)

    50

  • White balance presets

    8

  • Custom white balance

    Yes (3)

  • Image stabilization

    Sensor-shift

  • Uncompressed format

    RAW

  • JPEG quality levels

    Extra Fine, Fine, Standard

  • Boosted ISO (maximum)

    25600

  • Photography features

  • Minimum shutter speed

    30 sec

  • Maximum shutter speed

    1/8000 sec

  • Aperture priority

    Yes

  • Shutter priority

    Yes

  • Manual exposure mode

    Yes

  • Subject / scene modes

    No

  • Built-in flash

    No

  • External flash

    Yes (via Hot-shoe)

  • Continuous drive

    6.0 fps

  • Self-timer

    Yes (2 or 10 sec)

  • Metering modes

    • Multi
    • Center-weighted
    • Spot

  • Exposure compensation

    ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)

  • AE Bracketing

    (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)

  • WB Bracketing

    Yes ( 3 frames, H/L selectable)

  • Flash modes

    Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless

  • Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCD

    Fully articulated

  • Screen size

    3

  • Screen dots

    1,229,000

  • Touch screen

    No

  • Screen type

    TFT Xtra Fine color LCD

  • Live view

    Yes

  • Viewfinder type

    Electronic

  • Viewfinder coverage

    100%

  • Viewfinder magnification

    0.71×

  • Viewfinder resolution

    2,359,000

  • Videography features

  • Resolutions

    1920 x 1080 (60, 24 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 640 x 424 (29.97 fps)

  • File Format

    MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264

  • Videography notes

  • Microphone

    Stereo

  • Speaker

    Mono

  • Optics & Focus

  • Autofocus

    • Phase Detect
    • Multi-area
    • Selective single-point
    • Tracking
    • Single
    • Continuous
    • Face Detection
    • Live View

  • Digital zoom

    Yes

  • Manual focus

    Yes

  • Number of focus points

    19

  • Lens mount

    Sony/Minolta Alpha

  • Physical

  • Weight (inc. batteries)

    812 g (1.79 lb / 28.64 oz)

  • Dimensions

    147 x 111 x 78 mm (5.79 x 4.37 x 3.07)

  • Environmentally sealed

    Yes (Dust and moisture resistant)

  • Battery

    Battery Pack

  • Battery details

    Lithium-Ion NP-FM500H rechargeable battery & charger

  • Battery Life (CIPA)

    500

  • Storage

  • Storage types

    Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo; SD, SDHC and SDXC

  • Storage included

    None

  • Connectivity

  • USB

    USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)

  • HDMI

    Yes (mini HDMI Type C)

  • Microphone port

  • Headphone port

  • Wireless

  • Wireless notes

  • Remote control

    Yes (Wired or Wireless (Optional))

  • Other features

  • Orientation sensor

    Yes

  • Timelapse recording

    No

  • GPS

    Built-in

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