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Sony Alpha A9

Sony Alpha A9
alaScore 95

15 reviews

Jun, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Sony Alpha A9. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the color and image quality are generally positive. The size and performance are also mentioned favorably.

performance, size, image quality, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha A9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Editors choice

Expert review by: Andy Westlake (trustedreviews.com)

Sony A9

 

The Sony Alpha 9 (or A9 for short) is a high-speed full-frame mirrorless camera that's designed to go head to head with Canon and Nikon's flagship professional DSLRs. It's capable of shooting 24MP images at 20 frames per second while keeping focus on...

Jun, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony a9

 

The Sony a9 camera packs an incredible autofocus system, full-frame image sensor, and 4K video, all in a body that's smaller than most SLRs.

Shoots at 20fps with subject tracking. Full-frame 24MP image sensor. 93-percent focus coverage. Electronic shutter eliminates blackout. Also supports traditional mechanical shutter. Large, crisp EVF. Tilting touch LCD. In-body 5-axis stabilization. New...

Pricey. Only one slot UHS-II compliant. Dense menu system. Uncompressed Raw capture cuts speed to 12fps. Doesn't include external battery charger. Lens library missing wide aperture super telephoto options.

The Sony a9 is a big step forward for mirrorless technology. It betters the fastest, most expensive SLRs in capture rate, spreads its autofocus system across almost the entirety of a full-fame image sensor, and has a really fantastic EVF—one that, in...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Sony Alpha 9 (a9)

 

Sony started this morning looking for WOWS and, in announcing their newest full-frame flagship ILC, I think they earned 'em.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: William Brawley (imaging-resource.com)

Sony A9 Review

 

When the Sony A9 first became available to the public, just about immediately a video surfaced online complaining about it overheating in what should have been a relatively unchallenging environment. In that video, the photographer said that within...

Sony's new flagship full-frame 24-megapixel mirrorless camera turned in a fantastic performance in our print quality analysis. From its extended base ISO of 50 all the way up to ISO 800, you're basically free to print up to whatever size you desire....

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Sony A9 mirrorless camera

 

Sony A9 full-frame mirrorless camera : For some time there has been talk about the new Sony A9 Full-Frame camera. Today was the day Sony officially announced its most advanced and innovative digital camera. The Sony α9 (model ILCE-9) offers a level of...

The new Sony A9 also offers 4K (3840x2160p) video recording across the full width of the full-frame image sensor. When shooting in this format, the camera uses full pixel readout without pixel binning to collect 6K of information, oversampling it to...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Sony Alpha 9 SLR camera

 

Sony A9 DSLR camera : The Sony Alpha 9 has long been expected. Now that Sony has scheduled a press conference later this month, it seems this full-frame camera will actually arrive. The A9 will be a true flagship model that replaces the current Sony...

The new Sony Alpha SLR camera may not be as fast as the A7 III, nevertheless, the new flagship camera will offer unlimited RAW burst shooting, probably at a rate of approx. 14fps. In addition, the Sony Alpha 9 will incorporate a 5-axis image...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Sony Alpha A9 Sample Photos

 

We've published additional sample photos and video from the Sony Alpha A9, the high-speed full-frame mirrorless camera with 20fps shooting.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Moritz Wanke (chip.de)

Sony Alpha 9 Vergleich: Besser als Canon 1DX Mark II und Nikon D5?

 

Mit der Sony Alpha 9 lässt im Vergleich die Konkurrenz zittern. Wenn von Konkurrenz die Rede ist, dann richtet sich das vorrangig an die Canon EOS 1D X Mark II und die Nikon D5. Doch ziehen die beiden DSLR-Boliden tatsächlich den Kürzeren gegenüber der...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Moritz Wanke (chip.de)

Sony Alpha 9 offiziell angekündigt: DSLM-Traum für Profis erscheint schon in Kürze

 

Die Sony Alpha 9 markiert die neue Top-DSLM für Profis. Ein neuer High-Speed-Bildsensor, ein leicht größeres Gehäuse sowie eine extrem schnelle Serienaufnahme zeichnen die Sony Alpha 9 aus. Zeitgleich stellt sich das Tele-Zoom 100-400 mm f/4,5-5,6 OSS...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org (NL))

Sony Alpha 9 full-frame systeemcamera

 

Sony A9 full-frame compact systeemcamera : Na een lange tijd van geruchten heeft Sony vandaag officieel haar α9 (model ILCE-9) full-frame camera geïntroduceerd. Een unieke compact systeemcamera met 's werelds eerste gestapelde Full-Frame CMOS sensor...

Niet alleen foto's, ook video's weet de Sony Alpha 9 in een prachtige resolutie op te nemen. De A9 levert 4K video-opnamen (3.840 x 2.160p) over de gehele breedte van de full-frame beeldsensor. De systeemcamera gebruikt in dit formaat een uitlezing van...

Apr, 2017
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone:Y
Voice Recording:Y

Battery

Battery Capacity:2280
Battery life (CIPA standard):650
Battery Type:NP-FZ100
Battery voltage:7.2
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Power source type:Battery
Video recording time:195

Camera

Brightness adjustment:Y
Camera playback:movie, single image
Contrast adjustment:Y
Photo effects:black&white, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Scene modes:Landscape, Night, Portrait, Self-portrait, Sunset
Self-timer delay:2,5,10
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual, Program, Scene
Tripod mountable:Y
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Display:TFT
Display diagonal:7.62
Display diagonal (metric):7.5
Flip-out screen:N
Touchscreen:N
Vari-angle LCD display:N

Flash

Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Flash exposure lock:Y
Flash Modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Flash on, Hi-speed sync, Pre-flash, Slow synchronization
Pre-flash:Y
Shoe mounting point:Y

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y
ISO sensitivity:100, 25600
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Partial, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo,MS PRO Duo Mark 2,MS Pro-HG Duo,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Memory slots:2

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Packaging Content

Quick start guide:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC Body
Image formats supported:JPEG XR,RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):35.6 x 23.8
Maximum image resolution:6000 x 4000
Megapixel:24.2
Sensor Format:Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):6000 x 4000, 3936 x 2624, 3008 x 2000, 3936 x 2624, 3008 x 2000, 1968 x 1312, 6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2216, 3008 x 1688, 3936 x 2216, 3008 x 1688, 1968 x 1112
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 16:9
Total MegaPixels:28.3

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y
HDMI connector type:Micro
Headphone outputs:1
USB connector:MICRO-USB
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:electronic, mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/32000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Technical Details

Image processor:BIONZ X
Self-timer:Y

Video

HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Motion JPEG frame rate:60
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@24fps,1280x720@30fps,1280x720@60fps,1920x1080@24fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@25fps
Video formats supported:AVC,AVCHD,M4V,XAVC-I
Video recording:Y
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Viewfinder

Magnification:0.78
Viewfinder screen size:0.5
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:63
Height :95.6
Weight (including battery):673
Width:126.9