There were some features of the Sony Alpha 99 that I just didn’t like. The main one was not the EVF but the frame rate when shooting sports. In order to raise the number of images per second from 6 to 8 to 10, the resolution was lowered from 24 megapixels to 10 megapixels to 4.6 megapixels.
Really?!! 4.6 megapixels for shooting sports? The A77 can shoot 12 fps at 24 megapixels. I just couldn’t wrap my head around this. I like to shoot a lot of studio portraits, vacation shots and landscapes but I really need to shoot the kids’ sports.
The A99 was out in my book. Too bad, it’s got some other fantastic features.
What kind of compromise would I accept? Here’s an idea I hope Sony will read. Why not have a 50 megapixel sensor in a full frame format which uses the full area for studio and landscape work but that gets reduced to 24 megapixels for high speed sports photography? I would even go down to 12 megapixels for super high speed frame rates. That might leave enough processing power for a fast EVF. Mind you, I would also want a large buffer and fast autofocus with tracking. No mirror or mirror lock up would be ideal.
How about it, Sony?