The Sony A99 was announced back in 2012 and is one of Sony’s more high-end DSLR cameras. It is certainly a beast with its specs but according to...
|Scooped by Fernando Cundin|
A short conclusion is that I have been on hiatus for good reason, and besides many distractions to manage there are some things photography that would be a valid pull away from the monitoring tasks of things "Sony A99", and I have some. I will have to take further observation of the near future of things Sony and the big 99 as a reference for what could have been and what is still getting tweaked and finished.
It is too early to compile a review of the history of the A99, also it is too hasty to regard that what is only starting is something that will stand up a true legacy and pillar of fine industrial craftsmanship and pride. The big Sony 99 is a fine rig that holds up to suitable scrutiny and delivers well when the design specs are considered. It is easy to critique in comparitive fashion the now staid specs against new comers and high tech darlings without noticing how serious Sony has become in the still camera imaging game.
It is fair to consider the big 99 as an assault gun that pioneers ahead or recons in force against not so treacherous terrain and enemy, mostly because the others are not paying attention, and see that it is a heavy hammer for the job. Today the form factor and weight advantages of some very capable mirroless designs are overshaddowing the design niche that the big 99 kept all to itself. It is beacause the outstanding thinking and applied execution of Fuji, Sony 7R and Panasonic that the nigh of the big 99 seems prudent.
I would suggest vigilence to note the used market for Sony as a less costly means on entering into the system.