Sony Alpha SLT-A99 and Nikon D600 announced

Sony Alpha SLT-A99 and Nikon D600 announced

Photokina is just around the corner and imaging companies have been busy unveiling their latest products before the famous event. Amongst these companies are Sony and Nikon who’ve already announced their new full-frame SLR ahead of Photokina.

Along with the launch of the NEX-6 and the ground-breaking RX1, Sony also unveiled the new 24.3MP SLT-A99 full-frame SLR. A first of its kind, Sony’s new flagship camera boasts a Dual AF system with 19-point sensors, including 11-point cross sensors and a 102-point multi-focal plane phase-detection AF point system for faster and more accurate autofocusing.

Designed with videographers in mind, the Sony A99 is capable of shooting full-frame Full HD 50p/25p or 60p/24p clips which is assisted by the camera’s new feature called AF-D for continuous autofocusing even for moving subjects.

Sony Alpha SLT-A99 specs:
24.3MP CMOS sensor
35.8 x 23.8 mm Full-frame size
Bionz image processor
ISO 100-25’600
30 – 1/8000 sec. shutter speed
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
1’229K dots XGA OLED Tru-Finder (EVF) w/ 0.74x magnification
100% Viewfinder coverage
3” LCD TFT Display w/ Xtra Fine LCD Technology
6fps and up to 10fps in high-speed shooting mode
Full HD video recording (50p/25p or 60p/24p)
MPEG-4, AVCHD or H.264 video format
RAW + JPEG file format
SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Built-in GPS
Lithium-Ion NP-FM500H Battery
Dimension: 147 x 111 x 78mm
Weight: 812g


The Sony Alpha SLT-A99 will be sold for $2’800 (body Only) and will set to UK starting this November.

However, Nikon is not going to be outdone by their neighboring competitor as they release the D600. It has almost the same specs as the D800 but has a 30% lesser megapixel count and half slower shutter speed. It does, however, make up for it by having lighter and more compact body which is considered as the lightest full-frame DSLR in the market and a very competitive price which is USD100 cheaper (Body only).

Nikon D600 specs:

24.3MP CMOS sensor
35.9 x 24 mm Full-frame size
EXPEED3 image processor
ISO 100 – 6400 expandable to 50 (Lo-1) – 25’600 (Hi+2)
30 – 1/4000 sec. shutter speed
No Image Stabilization
Optical Viewfinder w/ 0.7x magnification
100% Viewfinder coverage
3.2” LCD TFT Display
Full HD video recording (50p/25p or 60p/24p)
MPEG-4 or H.264 video format
RAW + JPEG file format
No built-in GPS
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15Battery
Dimension: 141 x 113 x 82 mm
Weight: 760g

The Nikon D600’s more compact body is considered to be the lightest full-frame DSLR in the market today. It will have a $2,100 price tag when it start selling starting the 18th of this month.

This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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