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What only α9 can do
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. Now, thanks to a new image sensor that superbly manages all these roles, you can surpass all expectation with α9.
Note: This camera is equipped with electronic and mechanical shutters. The features described in this section are primarily related to electronic shutter operation.
Innovative full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory
α9 liberates you from the limits of conventional SLRs that rely on mechanical systems. First to use high-speed stacked design, its 24.2-megapixel full-frame image sensor temporarily stores large-volume data in the integral memory for overall 20 times faster readout speed. The combination of CMOS sensor and enhanced BIONZ X image-processing engine brings you true digital freedom.
High-speed continuous shooting at up to 20fps
Groundbreaking full-frame Exmor RS CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor team up for 20fps continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking. Stunning high-speed performance and ample buffer let you capture the decisive moment.
Non-mechanical electronic shutter eliminates blackout with typical SLR mirror action. An uninterrupted view of the subject is available even during shutter release, with 60fps live-view capability and minimal display lag in continuous shooting.
AF/AE calculations up to 60 times/sec.
Light directly reaches the image sensor without mechanical interruption. An ingenious fusion of mirrorless construction and new speed-enhancing technologies provides AF/AE at the full-frame focal plane.
Electronic shutter speeds up to 1/32000 sec.
Electronic shutter speeds up to 1/32000 sec.7 far surpass mechanical shutters for a new imaging expression. You can also maintain shallow depth of field without an ND filter, even under bright conditions.
No noise distraction
An anti-distortion8 electronic shutter allows silent shooting without mechanical mirror and shutter noise. It’s ideal for sports and subjects that demand quiet operation, greatly expanding camera versatility
No unwanted vibration
During SLR shooting, mirror shock and shutter release shock cause subtle vibration. α9, however, has a vibration-free electronic shutter that can keep the camera stable, for razor-sharp images.
4D Focus: Stunningly wide coverage
693. Remarkable number of phase-detection AF points
The phase-detection points on the surface of an image sensor — 693 AF points — covers approximately 93% of the image area. High-precision performance assures your focus on subjects.
4D Focus: Fast AF speed
Fast Hybrid AF achieves rapid AF for full-frame photos
Capture fast-moving subjects with reliable rapid AF. The speed and accuracy of this Fast Hybrid AF System are further improved in combination with the enhanced BIONZ X image processing engine.
4D Focus: Steadfast tracking
Reliable subject tracking in motion
Uninterrupted AF and optimized AF algorithm dramatically enhance AF accuracy and tracking. Even during shutter release, constantly activated AF lets you continue tracking random subject motion.
Eye AF for more precise focusing
Eye detection — enhanced by 30% through improved face detection — keeps the subject’s eye in focus, even if the face is turned at an angle or partially shaded. Wide focal-plane phase-detection AF sensor shows its ability in challenging shots.
Reliable even in low light
Capture subjects with high AF precision down to light levels as low as EV-311 at ISO 100, due to the high sensitivity image sensor.
A-mount lens AF support
Focal-plane phase-detection AF system with 693 AF points functions reliably. Enjoy up to 10fps continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking even when you use A-mount lenses with a mount adapter (LA-EA3).
Outstanding image quality
Full-frame 24.2-megapixel sensor with sensitivity up to ISO 20480015 and wide dynamic range captures outstanding image quality.
New CMOS sensor for imaging excellence
High sensitivity, a back-illuminated configuration, gapless on-chip lens architecture, and other Sony innovations deliver stunning images in a wide range of photographic situations. Standard ISO range is ISO 100-51200, expandable to ISO 50-20480015 with minimum noise.
Technology for high-quality images
Utilize high-quality imaging that unites all available image sensor technologies — including back-illuminated structure, gapless on-chip lens architecture.
BIONZ X enhanced speed image processor
Enhanced image processing combined with new front-end LSI reduces noise while improving detail depiction over a wide sensitivity range. Improved detail rendering enables lifelike texture reproduction.
Uncompressed 14-bit RAW
Uncompressed 14-bit RAW format is supported, and it or the current compressed RAW format can be selected as required. Uncompressed 14-bit RAW is a good choice in situations where the sensor's wide dynamic range and fine gradation reproduction will benefit the images being captured.
High-resolution quality of 4K movies
Full-pixel readout with no pixel binning makes it possible to condense approximately 2.4 times the amount of data required for 4K (the equivalent of the amount of data required for 6K) into 3840 x 2160 4K output. This oversampling process plus full-frame pixel readout without binning results in the highest possible 4K movie image quality.
Efficient workflow and professional reliability
In addition to a magnesium alloy body that assures the camera’s all-around toughness and reliability, largely amplified versatile features enhance operability, supporting severe usage in professional photography.
Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder
The new high-resolution 3686k-dot electronic viewfinder (EVF) shows a clear image with fine detail. The legendary ZEISS T* Coating greatly reduces reflections. Smooth EVF images realized by 120fps frame rate even allow you to easily track a subject in fast motion. Fluorine coating on the outermost lens provides improved protection from dirt.
5-axis image stabilisation
New body-integrated 5-axis image stabilisation unit offers a 5.0-stop shutter speed advantage. The live-view monitor image is also stabilised, so you can compose images easily even when shooting a fast-moving subject.
Battery stamina for professional use
A newly developed NP-FZ100 battery offers approximately twice10 the life of the previous NP-FW50. Capture up to approx. 480 still frames on one charge — and further increase the number of shots with an attached optional vertical grip (sold separately) that can hold two batteries.
Dual media slots
Use two slots — one for SD and one for SD/Memory Stick cards — to simultaneously backup still/movie data, save RAW/JPEG images to different cards, and copy between cards. Lower card slot supporting UHS-II type cards is available for fast transfer speed.
FTP file transfer
A new terminal for wired LAN connection lets you transfer still images to an FTP server for viewing and management. Since FTPS (File Transfer Protocol over SSL/TLS) is supported, image files can be encrypted while being transferred.
My Menu & new menu interface
A new My Menu feature lets you register up to 30 menu items for instant recall, arrange items in any order, and erase unused items. Also, primary menus have been reorganized for smoother search and operation.
|Lens compatibility||Sony E-mount lenses|
|Number of pixels (effective)||Approx. 24.2 megapixels|
|Number of pixels (total)||Approx. 28.3 megapixels|
|Type||35mm full frame (35.6×23.8mm), Exmor RS CMOS sensor|
|Anti-dust system||Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism|
|Recording (still images)|
|Recording format||JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.31, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)|
|Image size (pixels) [3:2]||35 mm full frame L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 3936 x 2624 (10M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M), APS-C L: 3936 x 2624 (10M)|
|M: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M), S: 1968 x 1312 (2.6M)|
|Image size (pixels) [16:9]||35 mm full frame L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), M: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), APS-C L: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M)|
|M: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), S: 1968 x 1112 (2.2M)|
|Image size (pixels) [sweep panorama]||-|
|Image quality modes||JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard, RAW, RAW & JPEG|
|Picture effect||Posterization (Colour), Posterization (B/W), Pop Colour, Retro Photo, Partial Colour (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome|
|Toy Camera(Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key|
|Creative style||Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White|
|Sepia,Style Box(1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))|
|Dynamic range functions||Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference|
|Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))|
|Colour space||sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS colour|
|Recording format||XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant, MP4|
|Video compression||XAVC S:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264|
|Audio recording format||XAVC S:LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch|
|colour space||xvYCC standard (x.v.colour when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS colour|
|Picture effect||8 types: Posterisation (colour), Posterisation (B/W), Pop colour, Retro Photo, Partial colour (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome|
|Toy Camera(Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key , Rich-tone Monochrome|
|Creative style||Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White|
|Sepia,Style Box(1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))|
|Image size (pixels), ntsc||XAVC S 4K:3840 x 2160(30p, 100M), 3840 x 2160(24p, 100M), 3840 x 2160(30p, 60M), 3840 x 2160(24p, 60M), XAVC S HD:1920 x 1080|
|(120p, 100M), 1920 x 1080(120p, 60M), 1920 x 1080(60p, 50M), 1920 x 1080(30p, 50M), 1920 x 1080(24p, 50M), AVCHD:1920 x 1080|
|(60p, 28M, PS), 1920 x 1080(60i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(60i, 17M, FH), 1920 x 1080(24p, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(24p, 17M, FH|
|AVC MP4:1920 x 1080(60p, 28M), 1920 x 1080(30p, 16M), 1280 x 720(30p, 6M)|
|Image size (pixels), pal||XAVC S 4K:3840 x 2160(25p, 100M), 3840 x 2160(25p, 60M), XAVC S HD:1920 x 1080(100p, 100M), 1920 x 1080(100p, 60M)|
|1920 x 1080(50p, 50M), 1920 x 1080(25p, 50M), AVCHD:1920 x 1080(50p, 28M, PS), 1920 x 1080(50i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080|
|(50i, 17M, FH), 1920 x 1080(25p, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(25p, 17M, FH), AVC MP4:1920 x 1080(50p, 28M), 1920 x 1080(25p, 16M), 1280 x 720(25p, 6M)|
|Image frame rate||NTSC mode: 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps, PAL mode: 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 6fps, 12fps, 25fps, 50fps, 100fps|
|Movie functions||Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, PAL/NTSC Selector, Dual Video REC, TC/UB, (TC Preset/UB Preset/TC Format/TC Run/TC Make/UB Time Rec)|
|AF Tracking Duration, AF Drive SpeedAuto, Slow Shutter, REC Control, Clean HDMI Info.(ON/OFF selectable)|
|HDMI output||3840 x 2160(25p), 1920 x 1080(50p), 1920 x 1080(50i), 1920 x 1080(24p), 1920 x 1080(60p), 1920 x 1080(60i), 3840 x 2160(30p), 3840 x 2160(24p), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit / RGB 8bit|
|Location information link from smartphone||Yes|
|Media||Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro(M2), SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant)|
|SDXC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant), microSD memory card, microSDHC memory card, microSDXC memory card|
|Memory card slot||SLOT1：Slot for SD(UHS-I/II compliant) memory card, SLOT2：Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo/SD(UHS-I compliant) memory card|
|Recording mode on 2 memory cards||Simult. Rec (Still), Simult. Rec (Movie), Simult. Rec (Still/Movie), Sort (JPEG/RAW), Sort (Still/Movie), Copy|
|Noise reduction||Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off|
|White balance modes||Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash /Underwater/|
|colour Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & colour filter (G7 to M7(57-step), A7 to B7(29-step)) / Custom|
|AWB micro adjustment||Yes(G7 to M7,57-step)(A7 to B7,29-step)|
|Priority set in awb||Yes|
|Bracketing||3 frames, H/L selectable|
|Focus type||Fast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)2|
|Focus sensor||Exmor RS CMOS sensor|
|Focus point||35 mm full frame: 693 points (phase-detection AF), APS-C mode with FF lens: 299 points (phase-detection AF), with APS-C lens: 221 points (phase-detection AF)|
|25 points (contrast-detection AF)|
|Focus sensitivity range||EV-3 to EV 20 (ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)|
|Focus mode||AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus|
|Focus area||Wide (693 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points(contrast- detection AF)) / Zone / Centre / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) /Expanded Flexible Spot/ Lock-on AF|
|( Wide / Zone / Centre / Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot)|
|Other features||Eye-start AF (only with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached(Sold separately)), Lock-on AF, Eye AF, AF micro adjustment, (Sold separately), with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4|
|Predictive control, Focus lock, AF Track Sens, Swt.V/H AF Area, AF Area Regist.|
|AF illuminator||Yes (with built-in LED type)|
|AF illuminator range||Approx. 0.3 m - approx. 3.0 m (with FE 28-70 mm F3.5- 5.6 OSS attached)|
|Focus type with la-ea3 (sold separately)||selectable (phase-detection, contrast-detection)|
|Metering type||1200-zone evaluative metering|
|Metering sensor||Exmor RS CMOS sensor|
|Metering sensitivity||EV -3 to EV 20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)|
|Metering mode||Multi-segment, Centre -weighted, Spot, Spot Standard/Large, Entire Screen Avg., Highlight|
|Exposure compensation||+/- 5.0EV(1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable), (with exposure compensation dial: +/- 3EV (1/3 EV steps))|
|Exposure bracketing||Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1.0 EV increments.|
|Ae lock||Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Available with AE lock button. (On/Off/Auto)|
|Exposure modes||AUTO(iAuto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A)|
|Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) ), Slow & Quick Motion (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) )|
|ISO sensitivity (recommended exposure index)||[Still images] Mechanical Shutter: ISO 100-51200 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 204800 can be set as expanded ISO range), AUTO|
|(ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Electronic Shutter: ISO 100-25600 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 can be set as expanded ISO range)|
|AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), [Movies] ISO 100-51200 equivalent (ISO numbers up to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range)|
|AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)|
|Viewfinder type||1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (colour),Quad-VGA OLED|
|Number of dots||3 686 400 dots|
|Brightness control (viewfinder)||Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)|
|Colour temperature control||Manual (5 steps)|
|Magnification||approx. 0.78 x (with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1m-1)|
|Diopter adjustment||-4.0 to +3.0m-1|
|Eye point||Approx. 23 mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard)|
|Finder frame rate selection||STD 60fps / HI 120fps|
|Display contents||Digital Level Gauge, Display All Info, For viewfinder, Graphic Display, Histogram, No Disp. Info|
|Type||2.95 inch (3.0-type) wide type TFT|
|Number of dots||1,440,000 dots|
|Brightness control||Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode|
|Adjustable angle||Up by approx. 107 degrees, Down by approx. 41 degrees|
|Display selecter (finder/lcd)||Yes (Auto/Manual)|
|Real-time image adjustment display (lcd)||On/Off|
|Focus magnifier||Yes (35mm full frame: 4.7x, 9.4x, APS-C: 3.1x, 6.2x)|
|Zebra||Yes (selectable level + range or lower limit as custom setting)|
|Peaking MF||Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, colour: White/Red/Yellow)|
|Others||WhiteMagic, Grid Line (Rule of 3rds Grid/Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off), Movie Marker (Center/Aspect/Safety Zone/Guideframe)|
|Display content||Graphic Display, Display All Info, No Display Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram|
|Clear image zoom||Still images: Approx. 2x, Movies: Approx. 2x|
|Digital zoom||Smart zoom (Still images):35mm full frame: M:approx 1.5x, S:approx 2x, APS-C: M:approx 1.3x, S:approx 2x, Digital zoom (Still images):35mm full frame: L:approx 4x|
|M:approx 6.1x, S:approx 8x, APS-C: L:approx 4x, M:approx 5.2x, S:approx 8x, Digital zoom (Movie):35mm full frame: approx 4x, APS-C: approx 4x|
|Face detection||Modes:On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off, Face registration, Face selection, Max. number of detectable:8|
|Others||Touch Focus:Yes (Available with LCD monitor operation), ISO AUTO Min. SS, Bright Monitoring, Set File Name, FTP Transfer Func., Help guide, Area Setting|
|Shop Front Mode, Video Light Mode, Zoom Ring Rotate|
|Type||Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type|
|Shutter type||Auto/Mechanical shutter/Electronic shutter|
|Shutter speed||[Still images, Single shot]4, Mechanical Shutter:1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb, AUTO: 1/32000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Electronic Shutter: 1/32000 to 30 sec,|
|[Still images, Continuous shooting]4, Mechanical Shutter:1/8000 to 30 sec, AUTO: 1/32000|
|Flash sync. Speed||1/250 sec.5|
|Electronic front curtain shutter||Yes (ON/OFF)|
|Silent shooting||Yes(Electronic Shutter)|
|Type||Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (compensation depends on lens specifications)|
|Compensation effect||5.0 stops (based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)|
|Flash compensation||+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)|
|Flash bracketing||3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0 EV increments.|
|Flash modes||Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless7, Hi-speed sync.7|
|External flash compatibility||Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adapter for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe|
|Fe level lock||Yes|
|Wireless control||Yes(light signal/radio signal)|
|Drive modes||Single Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracket: Single, Bracket: Cont., White Balance bracket, DRO bracket|
|Continuous drive speed (approx. Max.)||AUTO/Electronic Shutter: Continuous shooting: Hi: max. 20 fps, Mid: max. 10fps, Lo: max. 5 fps 8910, Mechanical Shutter: Continuous shooting: Hi: max. 5 fps|
|Mid: max. 5fps, Lo: max. 2.5 fps11|
|No. Of recordable frames (approx.)||JPEG Extra fine L: 362 frames11, JPEG Fine L: 362 frames11, JPEG Standard L: 362 frames11, RAW: 241 frames11, RAW&JPG: 222 frames11, RAW(Uncompressed)|
|128 frames11, RAW(Uncompressed)&JPG: 118 frames11|
|Self-timer||10 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/2 sec. delay/Continuous self-timer (3 frames after 10 sec. delay/5 frames after 10 sec. delay/3 frames after 5 sec. delay/|
|5 frames after 5 sec. delay/3 frames after 2 sec. delay/5 frames after 2 sec. delay)/Bracketing self-timer|
|Modes||Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 15.0x, M: 9.84x, S: 7.52x)|
|Auto Review (10/5/2 sec,Off), Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Folder selection (Date/ Still/ MP4/ AVCHD/XAVC S HD/XAVC S 4K)|
|Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect|
|Pc interface||Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote|
|Multi/micro usb terminal||Yes12|
|NFC||Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible), One-touch remote, One-touch sharing|
|Wireless lan (built-in)||Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band)13, View on Smartphone: Yes, Send to Computer: Yes, View on TV: Yes|
|Bluetooth||Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4 GHz band))|
|Hd output||HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync(Control for HDMI), PhotoTV HD, 4K movie output/4K still image PB|
|Multi interface shoe||Yes14|
|Mic terminal||Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)|
|Headphone terminal||Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)|
|Vertical grip connector||Yes|
|Microphone||Built-in stereo microphone or XLR-K2M/XLR-K1M/ECM- XYST1M(sold separately)|
|Compatible standards||Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting|
|Type||Custom key settings, My Menu, Programmable Setting (Body 3 sets /memory card 4 sets), Reg Cust. Shoot Set|
|Setting||Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion|
|Supplied battery||One rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100|
|Battery life (still images)||Approx. 480 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 650 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)15|
|Battery life (movie, actual recording)||Approx. 105 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 120 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)1617|
|Battery life (movie, continuous recording)||Approx. 185 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 195 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)1618|
|Internal battery charge||Yes|
|Power consumption with viewfinder||Still images: approx. 4.1W(with FE 28- 70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx5.3W(with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)|
|Power consumption with lcd screen||Still images: approx. 3.0W(with FE 28- 70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx5.0W(with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)|
|Usb power supply||Yes|
|Operating temperature||32 - 104 degrees F / 0 - 40 degrees C|
|Size & weight|
|Weight (with battery and memory card included)||Approx. 673 g / approx. 1 lb 7.7 oz|
|Dimensions (w x h x d)||Approx. 126.9mm x 95.6mm x 63.0mm/Approx. 5 x 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches|
New full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory
α9 is the mirrorless camera that delivers next-generation high-speed performance far exceeding SLRs. It’s equipped with the world’s first 35mm stacked CMOS image sensor with integral memory for 20 times faster overall readout speed. This 24.2MP image sensor achieves high sensitivity of up to ISO 204800 (extended) with the design of back-illuminated structure. (1) Pixel area (2) Integral memory (3) Hi-speed signal processing circuit (4) Image processing engine
High-speed BIONZ X image processing engine
Achieving processing speed beyond the previous model, BIONZ X image processing engine is optimised for speed to reliably capture fast-moving subjects and realised continuous shooting of up to 20fps. Due to the newly developed image-processing algorithm, you can capture high-quality images with less noise all across the sensitivity range while maintaining natural details.
20fps continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking
A combination of groundbreaking high-speed full-frame Exmor RS CMOS sensor and high-speed BIONZ X processor enables 20fps continuous shooting without a break for as many as 362 shots. Thanks to the capability of displaying subjects nearly as naturally as they appear in reality, EVF lets you “sync” your intentions with camera behavior.
Thanks to the non-mechanical electronic shutter system, you can observe the reality of what you’re shooting through the electronic viewfinder even during continuous shooting, without blackout interruption that typically occurs among optical viewfinders due to up-and-down mirror motion. Enhanced speed of the image sensor eliminates distracting EVF display lag in continuous shooting, so that you can compose images with natural comfort, like seeing scenes with your own eyes. (A) Blackout-free shooting (B) Shooting with blackout
AF/AE calculations up to 60 times/sec.
AF/AE is calculated up to 60 times per second and virtually uninterrupted, not only while composing but also when releasing the shutter. You can depend on this continuous AF/AE — operated on the image sensor — to lock onto and track erratically moving subjects with significantly high speed, precision, and reliability. (1) AF/AE calculations (2) 60times/sec (3) 20 frames/sec
Fast shutter release at 1/32000 sec., achieved silently
Explore the advantages of a high-speed silent shutter that is fully digital — without a physical mechanism. A result of Sony’s image sensor innovation, this shutter achieves speeds up to 1/32000 sec., beyond the limits of mechanical systems. High curtain speed of the electronic shutter suppresses rolling shutter effect and shows excellent performance in capturing moving subjects during sports and other fast-moving activities.
693-point focal-plane phase-detection AF
α9 brings you 693 phase-detection AF points in a high-density focal-plane AF system, providing distinctively wide and dense AF point coverage over approximately 93% of the image area. This enables more accurate, efficient, and reliable focus on subjects throughout the frame.
Enhanced Eye AF
Eye AF can capture intriguing facial expressions with enhanced accuracy through 30% improved precision of eye detection. This enhanced feature automatically focuses on and even tracks focus on a subject’s eye as the face moves or turns to a 3/4 view, extending your freedom to frame a great shot.
Precision AF effective down to EV-330 brightness
Low-light AF detection down to EV-330 at ISO 100 has been achieved. The precision AF system will function properly even when shooting dimly lit scenes. This opens dramatic new possibilities in low-light and night shooting.
AF/AE-tracking continuous shooting with A-mount lenses
The body’s 693-point focal-plane phase-detection AF provides wide-area coverage, fast response, and high tracking performance, not only for E-mount but also for A-mount lenses with use of a mount adaptor (LA-EA3). Continuous shooting of up to 10fps with AF tracking is possible.
Focus Area Registration function
Frequently used focus area setting can be memorised and recalled via custom button assignments for fast, convenient one-push access when needed. This can be handy when the ideal focus point changes often, for example, with a tennis stroke. In addition to the focus point, the focus area can be set as required for optimum focus performance with the scene being photographed.
Recall Custom Setting during Hold
Memorized exposure settings (shutter speed, aperture, AF area, etc.) can be assigned to custom buttons for temporary recall while the button is held. For example, if you shoot sports in a stadium, you might want to quickly capture a shot of the scoreboard, requiring a temporary change in exposure, and then go back to the action.
High-resolution Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder
See your subject with a bright image for natural, seamless shooting. Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder has approx. 3686k-dot high resolution with 0.78x finder magnification, corner-to-corner clarity, and ZEISS® T* Coating to reduce reflections. Display mode at high 120fps refresh rates provides a smooth image with minimal display blur when shooting moving subjects. Fluorine coating is applied on the outer-most lens for improved protection from dirt.
Body-integrated 5-axis image stabilisation
The body-integrated image stabilisation system is fine-tuned to compensate accurately for 5-axis camera shake that can compromise handheld shooting. This gives you extremely high performance in both stills and movies, whether you're shooting at longer focal lengths, in close-ups, or at night. Camera shake compensation is equivalent to using a 5.0-stop faster shutter speed, allowing stable determination of composition at times of capturing subjects in high-speed motion. Real-time effects can be monitored via live view. (1) Yaw (2) Pitch (3) Roll
Dual slots for convenient data management
Two media slots are provided for you: one for SD cards and one for SD/Memory Stick cards. Lower card slot supporting UHS-II type cards is available for fast transfer speed. Still or movie data can be simultaneously recorded to both cards for backup, or RAW/JPEG images or stills/movies can be recorded to different cards. Data can also be copied between cards.
FTP transfer via LAN terminal on the camera body
Using a new terminal for wired LAN connection, you can conveniently transfer still image files to a specified FTP server for viewing and management as needed. A wired LAN connection gives you the highest possible transfer speeds for large image files — an ideal solution for studio photography. Moreover, since FTPS (File Transfer Protocol over SSL/TLS) is supported, image files can be encrypted with SSL or TLS while being transferred, assuring a higher level of security.
Renewed operability and My Menu
Set up your camera for peak performance and instant ability to capture unique moments. My Menu allows menu items to be registered for instant recall, and you can also create your own original custom menu to suit your needs. In addition, custom button assignments let you customize the camera interface to perfectly match your individual shooting preferences. Up to 72 functions can be assigned. Moreover, stacked drive mode and focus mode dials provide fast access, AF-ON button offers a handy means to activate auto-focus by simple pressing when shooting stills or movies, and multi-selector can be used as an efficient way to shift AF points.
3.0-type 1440k-dot LCD screen
Take charge of α9 performance with this 3.0-type LCD touch screen, featuring 1440k dots for enhanced resolution and detailed viewing. Convenient Touch Focus feature also allows you to freely choose an area of focus by simply touching on the LCD screen. The screen tilts as much as 107° upwards and 41° downwards for flexible hold and framing.
Location Information Link via Bluetooth38
Location Information Link makes the most of α9 capabilities. The camera can be paired with PlayMemories Mobile app installed on a compatible mobile phone or tablet device to acquire location data, record it on still images, and correct camera date/time and location settings. PlayMemories Home application can be used on a personal computer to organize imported still images on a map.
File Name Setting for easy organisation
Customise the first three characters of a file name on the camera. While the name starts with “DSC” by default, you can change and register three characters of your choice. This helps photographers manage files easily, especially when working with multiple cameras during assignments.
One-touch remote & One-touch sharing
Use one-touch remote to turn a smartphone or tablet into a viewfinder/remote control. One-touch sharing transfers photos/videos to your device for social network site (SNS) sharing. Just install a PlayMemories Mobile app via Wi-Fi to your NFC-enabled Android device, and then touch the device to the camera to connect them. If you don’t have NFC, use QR code compatibility to pair the devices.
Support for uncompressed 14-bit RAW format
For RAW recording, 14-bit RAW output and 16-bit image processing help preserve maximum detail and produce images of the highest quality with rich tonal gradations. The 14-bit RAW (Sony ARW) format ensures optimal quality for later image adjustment (via Image Data Converter or other software).
Enhanced P-TTL flash metering
Your compositions can benefit significantly from reflected light via pre-flash fired a moment before the main flash is precisely metered. Moreover, high-precision lighting control not easily affected by background conditions is provided mainly around the subject area, utilizing distance data from the lens in use. The result is stable command of illumination that suppresses underexposure, which tends to occur with white clothing and walls, as well as overexposure that may affect lighting of black clothing and nightscapes.
Compatible external flash units with standard sync terminals or cables can be directly connected for convenient flash synchronisation, enhancing photographic expression with flash shooting.
Tough magnesium alloy body
α9 body is built for solid reliability, steady handling, and durability in the field. Its internal structure and top, front and rear covers are all made of strong, rigid magnesium alloy. Body strength and rigidity and robust lens mount give you a solid foundation for lens mounting and rugged use, even with large, heavy telephoto and movie lenses.
Reliable dust- and moisture-resistant design
Enjoy carefree shooting in tough environments, with comprehensive dust-and moisture-resistance measures that help guard against moisture and dust. Protection includes sealing around buttons, dials, media jack cover, and enclosure edges featuring tongue-and-groove joints for double shielding to tightly interlock panels and components.
High-resolution 4K movie recording
Capture outstanding high-quality 4K movies with this latest full-frame camera. Full-pixel readout without pixel binning for high-resolution 4K movies makes it possible to deliver detail-rich full-frame movies via the oversampling effect achieved by condensing approximately 2.4 times the amount of data required for 4K (6K equivalent) for 4K output (QFHD: 3840 x 2160). Furthermore, the high speed of the newly developed image sensor reduces the rolling shutter effect.
Improved Fast Hybrid AF for movie shooting
Keep images sharp and clear in shooting 4K movies. Fast Hybrid AF for movie recording has evolved and its AF area has been extended to nearly the same width as that for stills, enabling high-speed high-precision AF throughout the frame. Also, further reduction of speed at the “low” end of AF speed enables more pronounced slow focus effects.
XAVC S for high-bitrate recording
XAVC S format43 is used for 4K and HD recording. High bitrates of up to 100Mbps for 4K 30p (25p)/24p recording, and up to 50Mbps for full-HD 60p (50p)/30p (25p)/24p recording, ensure beautifully detailed movies with minimal compression noise. Since 100Mbps recording is possible even at the highest 120fps in full-HD, high-quality slow-motion sequences can be created during post processing.
Slow and Quick motion44
Vary the pace of movie footage to enhance viewing interest and enjoyment. Instantly selectable via a dial, “S&Q” mode supports slow and quick motion, with frame rates from 1fps to 120fps (100fps) selectable in eight steps for up to 60x (50x)45 quick motion and 5x (4x)45 slow motion, recordable at Full HD (50Mbps) quality. You can “play with time” by compressing movement or extending a moment, and then accent ordinary footage with these interludes to add comic or dramatic emphasis.
Simplify exposure with Zebra. Target video brightness from 0-109%, set +10% and -10% range, check zebra pattern for areas in range, and see minimum brightness to avoid blown-out highlights.
Supported in Capture One Express (for Sony)
Capture One Express (for Sony) is one of the world’s best RAW converters, rendering precise colors and incredible detail. It contains flexible digital asset management, all the essential adjustment tools, and fast, responsive performance in one customizable and integrated solution. Note: Please contact Phase One regarding all inquiries as to usage and support including functional compatibility of Capture One Express (for Sony).