Su­per sharp­shooter

Sony a9 praised by DxOMark for hav­ing one of the best per­form­ing im­age sen­sors.

HWM (Malaysia) - - APERTURE -

If you were ever feel­ing du­bi­ous about the imag­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties of mir­ror­less cam­eras, you can now put your doubts to rest, as DxOMark re­cently said that the im­age sen­sor of the Sony a9 is “one of the best we’ve tested at base ISO, with con­sis­tently good scores for dy­namic range and color depth, and ex­cep­tional re­sults for noise.”

As a mat­ter of fact, the in­de­pen­dent cam­era and lens re­view web­site also men­tioned that “at those cru­cial mid to high ISO sen­si­tiv­i­ties for ac­tion pho­tog­ra­phers, im­age qual­ity is also ex­cel­lent and on par with flag­ship Nikon and Canon sports DSLRs.”

The a9 was launched in Malaysia last month for RM21,799 (body only). It’s equipped with the world’s first 24.2MP full-frame stacked Ex­mor RS CMOS sen­sor, and Sony’s new and im­proved BIONZ X im­age pro­ces­sor.

But what re­ally dis­tin­guishes the a9 from its peers, how­ever, is its im­pres­sive list of fea­tures, which in­clude a black­out-free con­tin­u­ous shoot­ing speed of up to 20 fps, a 693-point phase de­tec­tion aut­o­fo­cus sys­tem that cov­ers 93 per­cent of its frame, a five-axis body-in­te­grated im­age sta­bi­liza­tion sys­tem, and the abil­ity to per­form 60 AF/AE track­ing cal­cu­la­tions per sec­ond for more pre­cise track­ing of mov­ing sub­jects.

The imag­ing per­for­mance of the Sony a9 has man­aged to trump that of full-fledged DSLRs.

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