There will be no XQD support on the A99!
The anonymous A99 tester that shared the info I posted yesterday read your comments and sent me some short answers:
1) He can’t talk about the Image Quality of the camera yet. Firmware is by far not mature enough to make a serious discussion about it
2) Same for video :)
3) The tester confirms that there is no CF nor XQD support.
4) The new hot shoe and the special connector are there to make older accessories work (like the Sony HVL-F56AM)
5) The camera has built-in GPS
Thanks again for all the info you sent us!!!