So far so good, I received it yesterday night, and got only a few minutes to play with. It is not a natural switch from the A900, the camera is almost a complete new system to learn how to use (but in a good way). This morning just passing through the option menu I found very fantastic what you can setup and adjust with the camera. The customization of each control is more than flexible
Image stabilization with prime lens is impressive. I was not expecting that much. You can film with only one hand on the camera with the 135mm 1.8 Zeiss some portrait movie sequence and you don't see any shacking.
For the handling, the A900 was I thinkg better due to the larger grip, but on the other side. The A99 is smaller for this and it is very light in weight.
I will bring the A99 instead of the NEX 7 to my business trip to Germany next week with my small back package and the A99 will give me a little bit more space for additional lens.
The way we can turn back the LCD make I think no need now for a lcd protector (if you don't forget to turn when you finish to use.
The top LCD of the A99 is very good, but because I programmed myself of not to use one on previous generation of Sony camera, I 'm don't have any reflex to look at it (after a day ... let's see later).
I'm missing my "classic" light meter adjustment, but I will find a way to compensate is with the huge customization of each button and control.
First mistake today
, I brand the camera to share it to and employee how needed to take quick portrait picture and I forgot to bring the flash adapter ... has a result I had to make the camera at higher ISO and set the DRO level 5 to compensate (that works great
). I think I will have to purchase the new flash system ... , but I will try not to forget the adapter ... or leave it on my Sony Flash (if its fit in place in the transport bag).
You will have to share me you tips how to clean the translucent mirror. It feel very thin and fragile ... and I was a little bit worry to push on it to remove a stain on it.