sony A9 (ILCE-9) $6999 body only, rec­om­mended re­tail

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Type: Pro­fes­sional in­ter­change­able lens mir­ror­less dig­i­tal cam­era with Sony E bay­o­net lens mount (FE mount). Fo­cus­ing: Au­to­matic via hy­brid con­trast-de­tec­tion and phase-dif­fer­ence de­tec­tion sys­tems. 693 points with phase-dif­fer­ence de­tec­tion, 25 points with con­trast-de­tec­tion. Fo­cus points may be se­lected man­u­ally or au­to­mat­i­cally by the cam­era with Wide, Zone, Cen­tre, Flex­i­ble Spot (small, medium or large) and Ex­panded Flex­i­ble Spot area modes. Lock-On AF avail­able with all five area modes. Fo­cus area regis­tra­tion and re­call. Sin­gle-shot and con­tin­u­ous modes with auto or man­ual switch­ing, ‘Di­rect Man­ual Fo­cus’ over­ride, auto track­ing, face de­tec­tion/recog­ni­tion and eye de­tec­tion. Ad­justable track­ing sen­si­tiv­ity (five lev­els from Locked On to Re­spon­sive). Sen­si­tiv­ity range is EV -3.0 to 20 (ISO 100/f2.0). Low-light AF as­sist pro­vided by built-in LED il­lu­mi­na­tor. Man­ual fo­cus as­sist via mag­ni­fi­ca­tion (up to 9.4x) and fo­cus peak­ing dis­plays (Red, Yel­low or White; High, Medium or Low in­ten­sity). AF mi­cro-ad­just­ment. Me­ter­ing: 1200 pix­els multi-zone eval­u­a­tive, cen­tre-weighted av­er­age, full av­er­age spot, spot stan­dard/large, high­light bias and P-TTL auto flash. Spot me­ter­ing can be cou­pled to ac­tive fo­cus point(s). Me­ter­ing range is EV -3.0 to 20 (ISO 100/f2.0). Ex­po­sure Modes: Con­tin­u­ously vari­able pro­gram (with shift), shut­ter-pri­or­ity auto, aper­ture-pri­or­ity auto, me­tered man­ual, and P-TTL flash. Shut­ter: Elec­tronic, ver­ti­cal travel, metal blades, 30-1/8000 se­cond plus ‘B’. Flash sync up to 1/250 se­cond. Al­ter­na­tive ‘Anti Dis­tor­tion’ sen­sor shut­ter has a speed range of 30-1/32,000 se­cond. Ex­po­sure com­pen­sa­tion up to +/-5.0 EV in ½ or 1/3-stop in­cre­ments. Viewfinder: 1.3 cm OLED-type EVF with 3.686 megadots res­o­lu­tion. Cov­er­age = 100% ver­ti­cal/hor­i­zon­tal. Mag­ni­fi­ca­tion = 0.78x (50mm lens at in­fin­ity). Eye­piece strength ad­just­ment built-in. Ad­justable for bright­ness and colour tem­per­a­ture. 7.5 cm LCD mon­i­tor (1.44 megadots) with tilt ad­just­ment and touch­screen con­trols for AF. Flash: No built-in flash. Ex­ter­nal units sync via hot­shoe (‘Multi In­ter­face Shoe’) or PC ter­mi­nal. Ad­di­tional Fea­tures: Mag­ne­sium al­loy bodyshell sealed against dust and mois­ture, auto ex­po­sure brack­et­ing (over three or five frames and up to +/-3.0 EV of ad­just­ment; over nine frames and up to +/-1.0 EV of ad­just­ment), AE lock, pro­gram­mable self-timer (two, five or 10 se­cond de­lays; one, three or five frames), au­di­ble sig­nals, wired re­mote con­trol, wire­less re­mote con­trol, auto power-off. DIG­I­TAL SEC­TION Sen­sor: 28.3 mil­lion pix­els ‘Ex­mor RS’ stacked and back-il­lu­mi­nated CMOS with 23.8x35.6 mm imag­ing area. Sen­si­tiv­ity range equiv­a­lent to ISO 100-51,200 (ex­pand­able to ISO 50 and 204,800). Fo­cal Length In­crease: None. For­mats/Res­o­lu­tion: Three JPEG com­pres­sion set­tings and RAW out­put (loss­less com­pres­sion or un­com­pressed), plus RAW+JPEG cap­ture. Three res­o­lu­tion set­tings at 3:2; 6000x4000, 3936x2624 and 3008x2000 pix­els. Three res­o­lu­tion set­tings at 16:9; 6000x3376, 3936x2216 and 3008x1688 pix­els. ‘APS-C’ for­mat modes avail­able at 3:2 and 16:9 in three im­age sizes each. 24-bit RGB colour for JPEGs, 42-bit RGB colour for RAW files. Video Record­ing: XAVC S for­mat (MPEG4/H.264 AVC com­pres­sion) at 3840x2160 pix­els (Ul­tra HD), 25 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (100 or 60 Mbps); 3840x2160 pix­els (Ul­tra HD), 24 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (100 or 60 Mbps); 1920x1080 pix­els, 100 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (100 or 60 Mbps); 1920x1080 pix­els, 50 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (50 Mbps); 1920x1080 pix­els, 25 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (50 Mbps). AVCHD Ver. 2.0 for­mat (MPEG4/H.264 AVC com­pres­sion) at 1920x1080 pix­els, 50 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (28 Mbps); 1920x1080 pix­els, 50 fps in­ter­laced and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (24 or 17 Mbps); 1920x1080 pix­els, 25 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (24 or 17 Mbps). MP4 for­mat (MPEG-4/H.264 AVC com­pres­sion) at 1920x1080 pix­els, 50 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (28 Mbps); 1920x1080 pix­els, 25 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (16 Mbps); 1280x720 pix­els, 25 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (6 Mbps). NTSC stan­dard speeds avail­able. Stereo sound record­ing with ad­justable lev­els and wind fil­ter. Stereo au­dio in­put and head­phone out­put pro­vided. No limit on clip du­ra­tion and a new file is au­to­mat­i­cally started when the 4.0 GB file size limit is reached. Video Fea­tures: 4K/FHD video stream­ing via the HDMI con­nec­tion (4:2:2, 8-bit YCbCr or RGB colour), eight ‘Pic­ture Ef­fects’, 13 ‘Cre­ative Style’ pre­sets (ad­justable pa­ram­e­ters), ze­bra pattern gen­er­a­tor, vari­able frame rates for slow/fast mo­tion (1 to 100 fps), time cod­ing (SMPTE com­pli­ant) with Rec Run and Free Run modes, fo­cus peak­ing dis­play, cen­tre marker, ‘Su­per 35’ for­mat. Record­ing Me­dia: Dual mem­ory card slots. One multi-for­mat for SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I speed) or Mem­ory Stick Duo; and one for the SD/SDHC/SDXC for­mat only with UHS-II speed sup­port. Con­tin­u­ous Shoot­ing: Up to 362 JPEG/large/ ex­tra-fine frames at up to 20 fps or 241 RAW frames with the sen­sor shut­ter and with con­tin­u­ous AF/AE ad­just­ment. Medium (10.0 fps) and low (5.0 fps) speed modes also avail­able. Up to 5.0 fps with the fo­cal plane shut­ter. Up to 2.5 fps in low-speed mode. White Bal­ance: TTL mea­sure­ment. Auto cor­rec­tion with Stan­dard, Am­bi­ence Pri­or­ity or White Pri­or­ity modes. Ten pre­sets each with fine-tun­ing (ma­genta-to-green and am­ber-to­blue), three cus­tom set­ting, and man­ual colour tem­per­a­ture set­ting (2500 to 9900 de­grees Kelvin). White bal­ance auto brack­et­ing over three frames. In­ter­faces: USB 2.0, mi­cro HDMI (Type D), 3.5 mm stereo au­dio in­put, 3.5 mm stereo au­dio out­put, PC flash, Eth­er­net. Ad­di­tional Dig­i­tal Fea­tures: Five-axis im­age sta­bil­i­sa­tion via sen­sor-shift, sen­sor clean­ing, silent shoot­ing with sen­sor shut­ter, 13 ‘Cre­ative Style’ pre­sets (Stan­dard, Vivid, Neu­tral, Clear, Deep, Light, Por­trait, Land­scape, Sun­set, Night Scene, Au­tumn Leaves, Black & White, and Sepia), six ‘Style Box’ cus­tomis­able ‘Cre­ative Style’ pre­sets, ad­justable im­age pa­ram­e­ters (con­trast, sharp­ness and colour sat­u­ra­tion), eight ‘Pic­ture Ef­fects’ (Pos­ter­i­sa­tion – Colour/B&W, Pop Colour, Retro Photo, Par­tial Colour – red/yel­low/blue/ green, High Con­trast Monochrome, Toy Cam­era and Soft High-Key), ‘Auto HDR’ cap­ture mode (Auto, 1-6 EV in one-stop steps), ‘Dy­namic Range Op­ti­miser’ (Auto, Lev­els 1-5), DRO auto brack­et­ing, cus­tomised ‘My Menu’ (up to 30 items), in-cam­era lens cor­rec­tions (Pe­riph­eral Shad­ing, Chro­matic Aber­ra­tion, Dis­tor­tion), long ex­po­sure noise re­duc­tion (On/Off), high ISO noise re­duc­tion (Nor­mal, Low, Off), dual-axis elec­tronic level dis­play, grid guides (choice of three), real-time his­togram dis­play, dig­i­tal zoom (up to 2.0x), Adobe RGB and sRGB colour spa­ces, high­light and shadow warn­ings, lu­mi­nance/RGB his­tograms, ad­justable im­age dis­play time, 9/25 thumb­nail dis­plays, slideshow, play­back zoom (up to 15x with JPEG/ large im­ages), copy­right info, built-in WiFi with NFC con­nec­tiv­ity, Blue­tooth con­nec­tiv­ity. Print Im­age Match­ing and DPOF sup­port. Power: Recharge­able 7.2 volts, 2280 mAh ‘In­foLithium’ lithium-ion bat­tery pack (NPFZ100 type) which can be recharged in-cam­era. Op­tional VG-C3EM bat­tery grip holds two li-ion bat­tery packs. Op­tional NPA-MQZ1K Multi Bat­tery Adapter Kit holds four li-ion and serves as an ex­ter­nal power sup­ply. Di­men­sions (WxHxD): 126.9x95.6x63.0 mm (body only). Weight: 673 grams (body only with bat­tery pack). Price: $6999 body only. Dis­trib­u­tor: Sony Aus­tralia, tele­phone 1300 720 071 or visit

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