Sony a99 full-frame DSLT camera specs leak

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sony-alpha-camera-front99-question.jpgA host of new specs for Sony’s rumoured a99 camera have leaked online. Could this be our best look yet at what to expect from the fabled full-frame DSLT camera?

Said to be packing in a 36MP sensor (the same as the one found in the Nikon D800, a sensor made by Sony themselves anyway), it’s a big jump from earlier reports of a 24 megapixel sensor.

The translucent mirror camera will also see this benefit its low-light performance, with an ISO range of 1600 – 3200.

According to the leak, we can also expect to find a massive 102 autofocus points, 40 of which will be individually selectable, with the others working as assists.

Other tidbits of info also include the ability to use dual memory cards (with the option of selecting different format preferences for each – say RAW to one card and JPEG to the other), and a new flashgun with a number guide of 60.

New lenses also tipped to launch alongside the camera include a 50mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss optic and a 300mm f/2.8 telephoto lens.

Impressive stuff. With Photokina, the world’s largest photography kit showcase, just over a month away, it’d seem the perfect stage for Sony to reveal the a99. Of course, we’ll keep you posted with any concrete info as, when and if we get it.

Gerald Lynch
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