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The Sony α99 II is the flagship Sony DSLR and continues the Sony α SLT line of Sony A-mount camera bodies.[1] It was first announced by Sony on September 19, 2016 at photokina 2016 and replaced the original Sony α99. Its single-lens translucent design allows for faster focusing and shooting than other DSLRs.[2] Consequently, at 12 FPS, it can shoot roughly twice as fast in continuous burst mode as competing models as of 2016.[3] The α99 II also features best-in-class low-light autofocus.

Sony α99 II
Sony Alpha ILCA-99M2 front-left 2017 CP+.jpg
TypeDigital single-lens translucent camera
Lens mountSony A-mount
SensorExmor R
Image sensor typeBSI-CMOS
Image sensor size35.8 mm × 23.9 mm (full frame)
Maximum resolution7952 x 5304 (42.4 megapixels)
Frame rate12 fps
8 fps (live view)
Shutter speeds1/8000 – 30 s
Viewfinder0.5″ 2.36M-dot OLED Tru-finder
Image processing
Image processorBionz X
Rear LCD monitor3.0" WhiteMagic TFT LCD, 1,228,800 dots
BatteryNP-FM500H lithium-ion battery
Body composition or special features5-axis in-body image stabilization for stills and video
Dimensions143 x 104 x 76 mm (5.63 x 4.09 x 2.99″)
Weight849 g (including batteries)
List priceUS$3199 MSRP (Sep 2016)

Initial demand for the camera exceeded the supply in Japan[4] and major American retailers also quickly sold out of allocated amounts and had backordered supplies as of December 2016.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Vieten, Martin (2016-09-19). "Sony präsentiert Alpha 99 II" (in German). Retrieved 2016-09-20.
  2. ^ "Sony Alpha α99 review". November 22, 2012.
  3. ^ Compare to the Canon 5D Mark IV (5 fps), the Nikon D810 (7 fps), or Sony's mirrorless Sony α7R II (5 fps).
  4. ^ "The Sony a99 ll will be available on time – but in very short supply". October 26, 2016.