Sony Alpha a9 Camera
Features World’s First Full-Frame Stacked CMOS Sensor
UPDATE! You can check out this amazing new technology here at Looking Glass on Thursday, May 25th! A Sony representative will be here to give a presentation at 1:30pm and will be on the retail floor thereafter to demo the new Alpha a9 and other Sony products. Click here to RSVP for the presentation.
WHAT ONLY α9 CAN DO:
This mechanism-free camera can deliver a-class-above performance conventional mechanical SLRs have only sought. For example, this system realizes a totally blackout-free viewfinder while conventional systems can only try to reduce blackout time. A high-speed, vibration-free, silent Anti-Distortion shutter vastly extends the range of shooting situations while a mechanical system can only aim for lower vibration and quieter shutter release sound. α9 provides continuous tracking of moving subjects for foolproof AF/AE while traditional SLRs can only challenge such AF/AE performance improvements. Moreover, α9 allows its viewfinder to show not only images of the subject — available on conventional systems — but also the final image of a shot. Now, thanks to a new image sensor that superbly manages all these roles, you can surpass all expectation with α9. Note: This camera is equipped with electronic and mechanical shutters. The features described here are primarily related to electronic shutter operation.
- Ships at the end of May
- Price for Camera Body: $4,499
- Preorder by visiting or calling us today (510-548-6888)
α9 liberates you from the limits of conventional SLRs that rely on mechanical systems. First2 to use high-speed stacked design, its 24.2-megapixel3 full-frame image sensor temporarily stores large-volume data in the integral memory for overall 20 times faster readout speed4. The combination of CMOS sensor and enhanced BIONZ X image-processing engine brings you true digital freedom.
HIGH-SPEED CONTINUOUS SHOOTING UP TO 20FPS
Groundbreaking full-frame Exmor RS CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor team up for 20fps continuous shooting5 with AF/AE tracking. Stunning high-speed performance and ample buffer let you capture the decisive moment.
Non-mechanical electronic shutter eliminates blackout with typical SLR mirror action. An uninterrupted view of the subject is available even during shutter release, with 60fps live-view capability and minimal display lag in continuous shooting.
AF/AE CALCULATIONS UP TO 60 TIMES/SECOND
Light directly reaches the image sensor without mechanical interruption. An ingenious fusion of mirrorless construction and new speed-enhancing technologies provides AF/AE at the full-frame focal plane.
ELECTRONIC SHUTTER SPEEDS UP TO 1/32,000 SECOND
Electronic shutter speeds up to 1/32000 second far surpass mechanical shutters for a new imaging expression. You can also maintain shallow depth of field without an ND filter, even under bright conditions.
NO NOISE DISTRACTION
An anti-distortion electronic shutter allows silent shooting without mechanical mirror and shutter noise. It’s ideal for sports and subjects that demand quiet operation, greatly expanding camera versatility.
NO UNWANTED VIBRATION
During SLR shooting, mirror shock and shutter release shock cause subtle vibration. α9, however, has a vibration-free electronic shutter that can keep the camera stable, for razor-sharp images.
4D FOCUS: STUNNINGLY WIDE COVERAGE
The phase-detection points on the surface of an image sensor — 693 AF points — covers approximately 93% of the image area. High-precision performance assures your focus on subjects.
EYE AF FOR MORE PRECISE FOCUSING
Eye detection — enhanced by 30%11 through improved face detection — keeps the subject’s eye in focus, even if the face is turned at an angle or partially shaded. Wide focal-plane phase-detection AF sensor shows its ability in challenging shots.
RELIABLE EVEN IN LOW LIGHT
Capture subjects with high AF precision down to light levels as low as EV-312 at ISO 100, due to the high sensitivity image sensor.
HIGH-RESOLUTION QUALITY 4K MOVIES
Full-pixel readout with no pixel binning makes it possible to condense approximately 2.4 times18 the amount of data required for 4K (the equivalent of the amount of data required for 6K) into 3840 x 2160 4K output. This oversampling process plus full-frame pixel readout without binning results in the highest possible 4K movie image quality.
AND SO MUCH MORE!
Come in and talk to us about the new Sony Alpha a9. We’re accepting preorders, and the camera is slated to ship at the end of May.