Woah, that’s a pricey camera!
Yes, but it’s oh so worth it. The a9 is Sony’s epic new mirrorless camera, packing the world’s first full-frame Exmor RS 24.2MP CMOS sensor, able to shoot up to 20fps bursts. This beauty is built for intense speed thanks to its huge sensor, making it a no-brainer for sports and nature photography… Though that’s if you have the need and the budget, of course.
What else is going on here?
It’s absolutely packed with cutting-edge tech, starting with that stacked sensor and a high-speed processing circuit and Bionz X image processing engine, with imaging data sent through the sensor rather than around it. The sensor produces a 20 times faster data readout, helping it shoot at 20fps. A blackout-free shooting experience can be enjoyed when viewing the action through the 3,686k-dot Quad-VGA Tru-Finder, so you can focus on the action.
Does it shoot 4K, too?
Yup. The Sony a9 has an improved 4K video recording function, making use of the full pixel readout of the entire back-illuminated CMOS sensor. The camera can also record Full HD at up to 120fps. This magnesium alloy-body camera is built for simpler handling, too, with a multi-selector joystick on the back, enabling you to shift focus easily within the frame. There’s also touch focusing on the rear, three-inch LCD screen.
Impressive! When is this out?
You can buy the Sony a9 right this minute, along with a suite of tailored accessories and lenses.