Sony A99 II verdict
The A99 II’s specs are stunning. Never before have photographers been able to shoot at these frame rates and this resolution. The 79/399-point hybrid AF system is impressive too. The EOS-1D X II and Nikon D5 still have the edge for sports photographers, though, and if you don’t need the 12fps frame rate AF, the mirrorless A7R II is more tempting.
Sony A99 II competition
Canon EOS-1D X II
Blistering 14fps continuous shooting, fast autofocus and superb image quality make the 1D X II a top choice for pro sports and action photographers.
With clarity and sharpness that belies its modest resolution, the D5 boasts a great AF system, 12fps shooting and a huge sensitivity range.
Sony A7R II
It doesn’t have the A99 II’s AF system or 12fps frame rate, but the A7R II has superb 42MP full-frame quality in a body not much larger than an old 35mm film SLR.