1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I love this thing - I use it all the time for shooting video with the A77 + A99 cameras. It really helps manual focusing so much because it has a 1x zoom you can use ALL the time.
Really REALLY loving it on the a99 - since now you can look at the on-body LCD for all your shooting parameters and simultaneously use this monitor in video mode (only).
Light as a feather and comes with not only the Sony/Minolta mount but also a standard ISO shoe mount. I've used this for hours and hours and not run down the battery. The built-in hood/loupe is just a bonus.
On a side note - I haven't found the peaking function to really work that well.
BUT...and this is… Read more
55 of 70 people found the following review helpful
There are many reviews on the a99 out there already - I've only owned it since Tuesday October 30th. As an A77 shooter, this camera is a big upgrade as far as low light and image quality in my opinion. ISO 3200 and even 6400 are very usable and I'd say it seems like almost 2 full stops better than the A77.
Pros: ISO 6400 in video mode
Auto-ISO now in M Mode
Very light weight for a full frame camera
The ability to toggle APS-C mode with full frame lenses (so every lens suddenly has 1.5x crop available, albeit at a reduced resolution).
Full HD 1920x1080p 60 frame per second video (or 24p, or 108060i, etc.). This works in APS-C mode too,… Read more
I went into a local office supply store and sat in every chair and kept coming back to this one. It's very well made, wide, super comfortable. I'm 6'1.5" and about 240 pounds and it's really great. My back and butt feel better already! Piece of cake to install; my 5 year old son helped me.