The Sony VG-C99AM Battery Grip for Sony Alpha A99 allows both improved ergonomics and battery life. It’s button layout is the same as the A77 battery grip, making it very user-friendly to existing system users. It features a very rugged build, with gasket-sealed buttons, making it dust and moisture resistant. Unlike the A77 battery grip, the A99 battery grip does not have the “dummy arm” that inserts into the battery compartment of the camera. This allows the use of a 3 Sony NP-FM500H batteries at a time, one in the camera body and two in the slide-out battery tray of the grip (only one battery is included with the grip rental). The grip batteries are hot-swappable, meaning you don’t have to power off the camera to replace the batteries in the grip (battery must be installed in camera).
Please Note: While the battery grip can accept two batteries, we only include one Sony NP-FM500H battery to help keep rental cost down. If you need an additional battery for the grip, we do offer them as a separate rentable item.