Sony Alpha SLT-A99 (Body Only) comparison

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Sony Alpha SLT-A99 (Body Only)

Sony Alpha SLT-A99 (Body Only)
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III (Body Only)

Canon EOS 5D Mark III (Body Only)
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Nikon D800 (Body Only)

Nikon D800 (Body Only)
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Nikon D7000 (Body Only)

Nikon D7000 (Body Only)
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Sony Alpha NEX-6 (with 16-50mm PZ lens)

Sony Alpha NEX-6 (with 16-50mm PZ lens)
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Price $2,298 to $2,798 at 5 stores $2,699 to $3,399 at 14 stores $2,299 to $2,799 at 10 stores $649 to $896 at 2 stores $599 to $1,094 at 8 stores
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 5.0 stars out of 1 review 5.0 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 6 reviews 4.0 stars out of 39 reviews 5.0 stars out of 5 reviews
Release date September 05, 2012 March 05, 2012 March 22, 2012 October 15, 2010 September 05, 2012
The Bottom Line The Sony Alpha SLT-A99V is a generally great camera that's equally adept at both stills and video, but with a few caveats. While it's not a no-brainer upgrade over the Mark II, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is worth the price premium if better performance and configurability matter to you. An unsurprisingly great camera that's worth every penny of its higher price for its target market of professional nonsports photographers, the Nikon D800 should definitely please those who've been waiting patiently to replace their older Nikon equipment. An excellent dSLR for experienced shooters or Nikon professionals looking for a relatively cheap option, the Nikon D7000 delivers on almost all counts, including the company's best shooting design to date. The Sony Alpha NEX-6 delivers an as-yet-unbeatable package of image quality, performance, and design, even for its rather high price.

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Type LCD display - 3 in
TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3.2 in
TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3.2 in
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
LCD display - 3 in
Dimensions (W x D x H) 5.8 in x 3.1 in x 4.4 in
6 in x 3 in x 4.6 in
5.7 in x 3.2 in x 4.8 in
5.2 in x 3 in x 4.1 in
4.7 in x 1.7 in x 2.6 in
Lens System Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 3 x x Zoom lens - 16 mm - 50 mm - F/3.5-5.6 PZ OSS
Optical sensor type Exmor CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Exmor APS HD CMOS
Light sensitivity ISO auto (100-6400)
ISO 100-25600
ISO 100-12800
ISO 102400
ISO 50
ISO 25600
ISO 51200
ISO auto (100-12800)
ISO 20000
ISO 16000
ISO 100-6400
ISO 50-100
ISO 6400-25600
ISO auto
ISO auto
ISO 100-25600
ISO auto (100-3200)
ISO 100-25600
Digital zoom 4 x
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 4 x
Video capture AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 424 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
Battery technology Info unavailable Lithium ion
Lithium ion
Lithium ion
Info unavailable
Weight 1.6 lbs
1.9 lbs
2 lbs
1.5 lbs
10.1 oz
Product Type Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - Mirrorless system
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