Sony A9 Mirrorless Camera Body
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The Sony Alpha A9 mirrorless camera is perfect for capturing fast-moving action and wildlife and is aimed at advanced to professional photographers. Featuring a 24.2-megapixel Exmor full-frame stacked CMOS sensor, up to 20fps continuous shooting, 4K-video recording and in-body 5-axis image stabilisation, the A9 is specifically designed to compete with DSLR flagship cameras in terms of performance and handling. Whether you’re interested in shooting fast-moving subjects, documentary photography, portrait photography, travel photography or wildlife photography, the A9 is one of the best mirrorless cameras to consider. With its tough magnesium-alloy frame and weather-resistant design, this is a camera that photographers can use with confidence in a variety of environments and conditions.
Using Sony’s powerful Bionz X image processing engine, with intelligent area-specific noise reduction, back-illuminated (BSI) sensor construction and native ISO sensitivity range of ISO 100-52100 (expandable to 204800), the A9 can produce clean results even in challenging lighting conditions.
The A9 features a 693-point hybrid autofocus system, covering 93% of the frame, for quick and accurate AF tracking results, as well as improved Eye AF. Similar to using the optical viewfinder of a DSLR, there’s no blackout when using the camera’s impressive 20fps electronic shutter, making it easier for photographers to keep up with subjects. Recording to dual SD slots, the A9’s autofocus system calculates AF/AE 60 times per second making it one of the best cameras for photographing fast and erratically-moving subjects. An additional benefit of this camera’s e-shutter is that it has been designed to combat distortion typically associated with electronic shutters. This system is capable of focusing in low-visibility conditions as dim as EV-3, equivalent to moonlight. The A9 also features a completely silent electronic shutter mode, enabling photographers to continue shooting without causing a distraction during sensitive occasions such as concert recitals, golf tournaments and wedding ceremonies for example.
The A9’s 3-inch 1.440k-dot tilting touchscreen LCD offers a crisp display for composing images, tactile control and touch AF. However, the A9 also has a high-resolution 3.68-million dot Quad-VGA OLED viewfinder, which is great for composing images in bright lighting conditions. The A9 uses the latest Sony Alpha menu system, which offers a high level of personalisation, including the ability to recall custom settings at the touch of a function button.
Suitable for photographers looking for a professional-level camera that offers cutting-edge technology for tracking and photographing action, the A9 offers superior performance, full manual control and customisable DSLR-like handling.
Sony Alpha A9 - Video recording and connectivity
Compatible with a growing family of excellent Sony E-mount lenses, the A9 boasts some professional video-recording capabilities. Featuring 5-axis image stabilisation, the Sony Alpha A9 can record smooth 100Mbps 4K-video footage at up to 30fps. It can also be used to produce Full HD videos at up to 120fps, ideal for capturing action and producing cinematic slow-motion video footage. Critical for news and sports photographers, the Sony A9 features FTP transfer via its LAN terminal. It also has a standard flash sync terminal making it compatible with a wider variety of flash unit and triggers.
Using the Sony PlayMemories app, Sony Alpha camera owners can connect their cameras to Android and Apple iOS smart devices using Wi-Fi and NFC, for seamless photo sharing and wireless camera control.
|Compatible storage media (card not supplied)||SDXC, Mem Stick PRO Duo , SD Card, SDHC Card|
|ISO Speed Range||204800 (extended)|
|Weight (g)||673 g|
|Focusing Modes||One-shot AF, Continuous AF, Manual|
|Auto Exposure Bracketing||Yes|
|Exposure Modes||Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Picture Modes, Manual|
|Sensor Size (WxH mm)||35.6 x 23.8mm|
|Continuous Shooting Speed (fps)||20fps|
|4K Video Recording||Yes|
|Megapixel Banding||20 - 30|
|White Balance Modes||Auto, Preset, White Balance Bracketing, Custom|
|MegaPixel (Effective Resolution)||24.2 megapixels|
|Metering Modes||Evaluative, Centre Weighted, Spot|
|Max Image Resolution||6000x4000|
|Lens Fitting||Sony FE|
|Built in Flash||No|
|Body Dimensions (WxHxD) mm||126.9 x 95.6 x 63.0mm|