The Sony a99 II is a Low Light Monster

Sony’s latest E-mount mirrorless cameras have wowed photographers with their low light and high ISO capabilities. Now it looks like its latest A-mount SLT, the new Sony a99 II, will do the same. Above is a 2-minute video showing its performance at ISOs up to 25600 in a room lit only by two candles.


“The sensor is spectacular, the level of detail is astonishing,” writes YouTuber bramansde, who posted the video. “High ISO […] essentially same or close of Sony A7Rii which uses the same sensor: when images are downscaled to 12MP, the noise at high ISO becomes equivalent to the A7s!”

bramansde also published a 10-minute video showing how the Sony a99 II performs at high ISOs in still photos by pixel peeping at some 100% crops:

They posted this sample ISO 102400 photo shot in “fine” JPEG with no noise reduction or post-processing:


You can find bramansde’s sample JPEG and RAW photos of the entire ISO range in this Google Drive folder.

The Sony a99 II is set to hit store shelves later this month with a price tag of $3,200. Main features include a 42MP full frame sensor, 4K video, a hybrid AF system, 12fps shooting, a 5-axis stabilizer, and 14-bit RAW.

(via bramansde via DigitalRev)

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