Sony redefines the DSLR with award-winning Translucent Mirror Technology in its SLT (Single-Lens Translucent) camera design. The translucent mirror is fixed in position to reduce blackout time between shots, while its innovative design also enables SLT cameras to be smaller, lighter and faster than conventional DSLR cameras.
The new 24.3-megapixel full-frame Exmor R™ image sensor used in the α (alpha)99 gives you finely detailed images from corner to corner. Combine the image sensor with Sony's interchangeable lenses and accessories and you can fill all your shots with creativity.
With a sleeker form factor than regular DSLRs, A-mount SLT cameras with Translucent Mirror Technology™ enable high-speed, high precision, phase detection AF for stills and movies. An exclusive Sony technology, Translucent Mirror Technology™ is blazingly fast, so it's easy to capture life's greatest moments in perfect focus.
Through proprietary Sony Translucent Mirror Technology™ and subject size detection, Lock-on AF continuously adjusts target frame size based on various subject characteristics and dramatically increases the in-focus rate. Lock-on AF combines with your selected AF area mode to instantly lock on your subject and take advantage of highly accurate, Full-time Continuous AF.
Full HD Video Recording
Make movies like a professionals
Being able to shoot Full HD resolution video at the extremely high frame rate of 60p* means extra smooth playback and absolute clarity. Combining this with 35mm full-frame quality and Continuous AF doesn't just give you stunning image quality but also allows you to explore plenty of post-production options such as slow motion.
To ensure smoother operation while shooting video, the α99 enables you to adjust settings without having to delve through dedicated menus. Instead the new Quick Navi Pro interface clearly displays all major shooting options on the screen which you can change at the touch of a button on the camera body. Handy for when you need to react quickly to catch a shot.
*60p playback available in NTSC system regions, 50p available in PAL system regions.
Being artistic is easy
One of the latest features available on A-mount SLT cameras, Picture Effect enables you to freely express your personal style. With 11 different tools and filters to edit your photos and movies as you shoot, creatively add partial colour effects, toy or retro camera effects and more to enhance the overall look of your images and videos.
* You can download firmware upgrade for your SLT-α37 and SLT-α57 to enjoy this feature.
The best of image quality and processing speed
Shoot the world around you using Sony SLT cameras with high performance Sony's α A-mount lenses. Their Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor and BIONZ™ processor technology offer vivid colour, clarity of detail and fast processing power. The result is professional-looking images and photography in low light and all other conditions.
With a wide variety of lens options, choose the perfect lens for your SLT or DSLR camera to suit your shooting situation and style.
Expand the use of your SLT or DSLR camera with all accessories available, including flashes, monitors, microphones and more.
Translucent Mirror Technology has won a prestigious TIPA award, while the a55 has received honours from TIME magazine and more.