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Sony Vertical Battery Grip for the Alpha SLT-A99 DSLR Camera

  • mfr: VGC99AM
  • SKU: VGC99AM
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Product highlights

  • Compatible with Alpha SLT-A99 DSLR Camera
  • Dedicated vertical grip when shooting vertically
  • Use up to three batteries to triple the battery performance
  • Replace batteries in grip without powering off the camera
  • Remaining battery power displayed in camera's LCD monitor
  • Dust and moisture resistant design

Sony Vertical Battery Grip for the Alpha SLT-A99 DSLR Camera

Enjoy steady support when shooting portraits. Simply attach this VG-C99AM Vertical Control Grip from Sony to the SLT-A99 for sure handling and easy-reach control. This grip is easy to attach and detach from your SLT-A99, and features a compact design for easy storage in your camera bag. It fits three NP-FM500H batteries (not supplied) with auto-power switching to keep you going on all-day shoots.

Easy-Reach Controls

This vertical grip duplicates camera controls. Simply adjust the settings of your SLT-A77 using the grip, with second shutter for portrait shots. Buttons, dials, battery cover, and terminal connectors are sealed for dust and moisture protection in any weather.

Firmer, Easier Hold When Shooting Portraits

Using three NP-FM500H batteries, this vertical grip has auto power switching so you can take advantage of all-day shooting stamina. Shutter release and camera settings are positioned lower for easier control when you’re shooting vertically. 


battery grips Alpha SLT-A99 DSLR Camera
Weight 11.5 oz / 326 g


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Sony Vertical Battery Grip for the Alpha SLT-A99 DSLR Camera SKU: VGC99AM

Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Gateway To Portrait Orientation Photography This clever unit came with my A99 "bundle". Although it was a bit awkward at first, I now can easily add the vertical grip to the A99. When anticipating extended camera use, the security blanket of having the two extra NP-FM500H batteries in the grip working seamlessly with the camera battery is much appreciated. The grip attaches firmly and has its own hole for tripod mounting. I have gravitated toward a robust 3rd party quick release plate system for peace of mind with my both my monopod & tripod heads. With the right support equipment, it's a breeze to switch the fairly heavy A99 and it's accessories between landscape and portrait modes in a level fashion. I still prefer landscape orientation, perhaps because it better suits full screen display on my Vaio computer screen. But now I go out of my way to explore both orientation modes when time permits. I expect good things to come from that new habit over time.
Date published: 2013-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Much needed addition This vertical grip mates well with the A99 and the button features and setting nobs are all in the right position. The attachment screw and redesigned connection to the camera is very well thought out and allows quick attachments. The only concern so far is the plastic feel of the unit unlike the A900 verticle grip it just feels pretty cheap. The grip is totally made of a light plastic and I guess this has to do with keeping the whole unit when attached to the A99 as light as can be. However you will not want to do without it when it you plan to shoot for a significant amount of time. With all the new features and advancements with Sony lenses, (SSM etc.) without it you will surely be looking for an outlet to charge your single battery setup.
Date published: 2013-05-23
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