Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha A99 DSLR Camera

Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha A99 DSLR Camera

Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha A99 DSLR Camera

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Product Highlights

  • Accepts Two Batteries Plus One in Camera
  • Triples Effective Shooting Time
  • Comfort and Control in Vertical Position
  • Alternate Shutter Release Button
  • Additional Alternate Controls
  • Weather-Sealed Against Moisture and Dust
  • Fits Sony Alpha SLT-A99 DSLR
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Sony VG-C99AM overview

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The Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha A99 DSLR Camera from Sony is a battery grip designed for the Alpha SLT-A99 DSLR camera and accepts one or two NP-FM500H Lithium-Ion batteries. With two batteries installed in the grip and one in the camera, your shooting time is effectively tripled.

The design of a battery grip offers a comfortable and secure way in which to hold your A99, especially in the vertical position. This battery grip features an alternate shutter release button to facilitate shooting when the camera is held in the portrait orientation as well as a secondary compensation button, AF/MF button, AEL button, Fn button, zoom/magnifier button, multi-selector and control dial. A battery tray holds the Lithium-Ion batteries and slides into the base of the grip.

In addition, it is designed with anti-slip rubber grip to further improve handling, a tripod socket to mount your camera directly to a tripod, weather-sealing for moisture and dust protection, and a strap hole to attach a grip strap

Compatible with the Sony Alpha SLT-A99 Digital SLR Camera
Comfort in Vertical Position
Provides comfortable and secure handling when shooting in the vertical position, including ergonomic contouring, a secondary shutter release button and alternate compensation button, AF/MF button, AEL button, Fn button, zoom/magnifier button, multi-selector and control dial.
Increased Shooting Time
Accepts one or two NP-FM500H Lithium-Ion batteries in addition to the battery housed in the camera and effectively triples the camera's battery life and shooting time. The battery with lower power in the grip is used first, and automatically switched over to the other when it runs out. The one in camera body is used last to maximize shooting time. Remaining power of battery in use is indicated in percentages on the camera's LCD monitor.
Auto Switching Power
Auto switching provides uninterrupted shooting. The batteries in the grip can be replaced without turning the camera power off.
Buttons, dials, battery cover and connecting terminal to the camera are weather-sealed for protection against dust and moisture.
Features anti-slip rubber gripping, a securely locking battery chamber door and tripod mounting socket.
UPC: 027242853478
In the Box
Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha A99 DSLR Camera
  • Battery Tray for Li-Ion Batteries
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Sony VG-C99AM specs

    Battery Type 2 x Battery Pack (NP-FM500H))
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 5.5 x 3.4 x 2.7" / 13.9 x 8.6 x 6.8 cm
    Weight 11.5 oz / 326.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.2 x 4.6 x 3.6"

    Sony VG-C99AM reviews

    Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha A99 DSLR Camera is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 16.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice but not sure how much I'll use The grip came as a bundle with my a99. I like the extra battery capacity, but not sure how much I'll use it. Being a petite female my hands are small and the added size of the grip makes the camera a bit large for my small hands. I have it currently attached to get used to it, but find old habits die hard and I am still rotating my hand with the main controls. When I do remember that I have it and use it, the vertical controls are easy to locate and use. Time will tell if I keep it on the camera or just revert to old habits and just keep spare batteries. If I get more into itime lapse the extra capacity will be useful. Otherwise - I do like it and hope my mind adjusts since I do a lot of vertical shooting and the vertical controls are easier once I remember I have them LOL.
    Date published: 2014-05-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from More shots less worry This grip has the big advantage of holding two additional batteries, enabling extended shooting sessions. Plus, the batteries in the grip can be changed without turning off the camera. The downside is the added bulk and weight. Still, I appreciate the extra security of not needing to worry about dying batteries.
    Date published: 2014-07-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great Works great with my A99. The buttons are a little small, but overall it isn't a problem for me. I love that I can now use 3 batteries with my camera. I'm used to using an A700 and that grip only allows for 2 batteries. I can't imagine not having this on my camera. The extended battery life is a must!
    Date published: 2013-08-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful accessory I use this grip for portraits and vertical shooting in general. While it makes the camera very large, it is a valuable accessory and has all the controls one needs. Having 3 batteries is nice, too.
    Date published: 2013-02-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sony A99 vertical grip Unlike the battery grips on previous Sony full-frames, the A99 grip holds three batteries. Great for weddings and power-hungry activities when you don't want to have to stop and look for more batteries. The downside is the additional weight. On European and Asian airlines, every once in your kit counts. The A99 camera itself is brilliant, and any new accessories for it are welcome.
    Date published: 2013-06-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got it for FREE! I received the Vertical Battery Grip as part of the free kit that B&H offered at the time of purchase. I have tiny hands and it adds more bulk to the camera. But I never worry about changing batteries as frequently because I have three. It is very useful for all day shooting.
    Date published: 2015-06-18
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Expensive way to not swap battery packs It is a good quality grip with functinal buttons. They only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is for value, a bit expensive when many people like myself just want the extra battery capacity. Makes the camera a little too heavy for my tripod ball head.
    Date published: 2013-09-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from a welcomed addition It does what it's supposed to do and does it well. Easy on/easy off. Triple battery power is awesome. Construction quality is good. Feels very good in the hand. Adds a lot of weight to the camera, but that is to be expected. I love it!
    Date published: 2013-04-23
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