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