Sony A9 (ILCE-9)
Construction: Magnesium alloy bodyshell, sealed against dust and moisture. Lens Mount: Sony E bayonet (FE). Sensor Type/Size: BSI CMOS, 23.8x35.6 mm. No optical low-pass filter. Total Pixels: 28.3 million (maximum image size = 6000x4000 pixels). Focal Length Conversion Factor: None. Storage Medium: Two slots for SD memory cards with UHS-II support for SDHC and SDXC, and dual format for SD with UHS-I support, or Memory Stick PRO Duo/PRO-HG Duo memory cards. Data Compression: Three levels of JPEG compression on three resolution settings plus 14-bit lossless compressed or uncompressed on RAW data. RAW+JPEG capture. Choice of aspect ratios – 3:2 and 16:9. ISO Range: 100-51,200 (extendable to ISO 50, 102,400 and 204,800). Buffer Memory: Up to 362 frames JPEG/large/extra fine or 241 RAW (128 uncompressed RAW). Maximum Frame Rate: 5.0 per second with focal plane shutter, 20.0 per second with sensor shutter. Video Recording: XAVC S format (MPEG 4 AVC/H .264 compression) – 4K UHD at 3840x2160 pixels, 25 or 24 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio, (maximum bit rate is 100 Mbps). Full HD at 1920x1080 pixels, 50 or 25 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio (maximum bit rate is 50 Mbps). Full HD at 1920x1080 pixels, 100 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio (maximum bit rate is 100 Mbps). AVCHD Version 2.0 format (MPEG 4 AVC/H .264 compression) – Full HD at 1920x1080 pixels, 50 or 25 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio (maximum bit rate is 28 Mbps). MP4 format (MPEG 4 AVC/H .264 compression) – Full HD at 1920x1080 pixels, 50 or 25 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio (maximum bit rate is 24 Mbps). Stereo microphones with auto/ manual adjustable levels. Stereo audio input and output. Variable frame rates for FHD recording (1 to 100 fps), uncompressed 2K/4K 8-bit 4:2:2 colour output via HDMI connection, time-coding, centre marker, zebra patterns. Autofocusing: Hybrid contrast/phase difference detection system. 693 points (phase detection) and 25 points (contrast detection) with auto/ manual selection. Auto tracking and face detec- tion/registration.Wide, zone, centre, flexible spot and expanded flexible spot area modes. Direct manual focusing (DMF) and manual focus assist via magnified image and peaking display. Metering: 1200 points multi-pattern, centreweighted average, full average, highlight biased, spot standard/large and P-TTL auto flash. Exposure Modes: Program (with shift), aperture/ shutter-priority auto and manual. Shutter: Electronic focal plane, vertical travel, 301/8000 second plus ‘B’, flash sync to 1/250 second. Sensor shutter has a speed range of 30-/32,000 second. White Balance: Auto (standard, ambience priority or white priority modes), ten presets, three custom settings, auto bracketing, correction (blueto-amber or magenta-to-green), manual colour temperature setting. Power Source: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. In-camera recharging is possible. Optional VG-C3EM battery grip holds two li-ion packs. Features: OLED EVF (3.686 megadots), 7.62 cm LCD monitor screen (1.44 megadots) adjustable for tilt and with touch controls, ‘Multi Terminal Interface’ hotshoe, 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 Effect’ settings (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 onestop steps), ‘Dynamic Range Optimiser’ (Auto, Levels 1-5), DRO auto bracketing, customised ‘My Menu’, 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), realtime 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, WiFi with NFC connectivity, Bluetooth connectivity, Print Image Matching and DPOF support. Price: $6999.