Sony’s new A9 camera hands on review


Sony’s newly launched A9 camera is a full-frame mirrorless with ludicrous speed. It shoots in 4K in both full-frame and S35 mode and it features the pinnacle of Sony’s sensor and photographic technology. A9 is the most advanced full-frame camera for professional photographers yet.

This mechanism-free camera can deliver a-class-above performance conventional mechanical SLRs have only sought. For example, this system realizes a totally blackout-free viewfinder while conventional systems can only try to reduce blackout time. A high-speed, vibration-free, silent Anti-Distortion shutter vastly extends the range of shooting situations while a mechanical system can only aim for lower vibration and quieter shutter release sound. α9 provides continuous tracking of moving subjects for foolproof AF/AE while traditional SLRs can only challenge such AF/AE performance improvements. Moreover, α9 allows its viewfinder to show not only images of the subject — available on conventional systems — but also the final image of a shot.

Sony a9 Highlights

  • World’s 1st 35mm Full-Frame Stacked 24.2 MP CMOS sensor
  • 4K (UHD) Video at 3840 x 2160 up at 24/25/30p
    • in Full Frame and Super35 crop modes without pixel binning
    • XAVC-S 100 Mbps (8bit 4:2:0)
    • Micro HDMI out 🙁
    • Clean output to external recorders (Atomos, CD, Video Devices etc.)
  • Full HD up to 120fps Super Slow Motion (Full-Frame)
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization
  • Blackout-Free Continuous Shooting at up to 20fps
  • 241 RAW/362 JPEG images
  • Silent, Vibration-free shooting at speeds up to 1/32,000 sec
  • Quad-VGA 3686m-Dot OLED EVF at 120fps
  • 693 point focal plane phase detection AF points
  • Dual SD Cards (one of them UHS-II)
  • New Battery with 2.2x capacity
  • Ethernet port for file transfer
  • Built-in Wi-Fi/Bluetooth

Sony a9 4K video sample:




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