SONY ALPHA A9 MIRRORLESS DIGITAL CAMERA


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Sony a9 Full Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera

Features

Full-frame 4K11 video10 w/ full-pixel readout and no pixel binning

The new α9 is very capable as a video camera as well, as it offers 4K11 (3840x2160p) video10 recording across the full width of the full-frame image sensor. When shooting in this format, the camera uses full pixel readout without pixel binning to collect 6K of information, oversampling it to produce high quality 4K footage with exceptional detail and depth. Recording is also available in the popular Super35 size. Additionally, the camera can record Full HD11 at 120 fps at up to 100 Mbps, which allows footage to be reviewed and eventually edited into 4x or 5x slow motion video files in Full HD resolution with AF tracking.

Compatible Accessories for the a9 Full Frame ILC Camera

Sony NPAMQZ1K Multi Battery Adaptor Kit.

Sony NPFZ100 Z-series Rechargeable Battery Pack.

Sony BCQZ1 Z-series Battery Charger.

Sony FDAEP18 Eyepiece Cup.

Sony GPX1EM Grip Extension.

Sony PCKLG1 Screen Protector Glass Sheet.

Sony VGC3EM Vertical Grip.

Footnotes & Legal

1. As of April 19th, 2017.

2. Electronic shutter mode. At apertures smaller than F11 (F-numbers higher than F11), focus will not track the subject and focus points will be fixed on the first frame. Display updating will be slower at slow shutter speeds.

3. ‘Hi’ continuous shooting mode. The maximum frame rate will depend on the shooting mode and lens used. Visit Sony’s support web page for lens compatibility information.

4. Silent shooting is possible when Shutter Type is set to ‘Electronic’ and Audio signals is set to ‘Off.’

5. 1/32000 shutter speed is available only in the S and M modes. The highest shutter speed in all other modes is 1/16000.

6. CIPA standards. Pitch/yaw stabilization only. Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens. Long exposure NR off.

7. At shutter speeds higher than 1/125 sec, smooth and blackout-free live view images are shown in EVF.

8. When the auto or electronic shutter mode is selected the viewfinder frame rate is fixed at 60 fps during continuous shooting.

9. Still images, (mechanical shutter: ISO 100 – 51200 expandable to ISO 50 – 204800/ electronic shutter: ISO 100 – 25600 expandable to ISO 50 – 25600), Movie recording (ISO 100 – 51200 expandable to ISO 100 – 102400).

10. In full-frame shooting, the angle of view will be narrower when [File Format] is set to [XAVC S 4K] and [Record Setting] is set to [30p].

11. Class 10 or higher SDHC/SDXC memory card required for XAVC S format movie recording. UHS Speed Class U3 required for 100Mbps or higher recording.

12. Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof.

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Outstanding image quality

Full-frame 24.2-megapixel3 sensor with sensitivity up to ISO 20480016and wide dynamic range captures outstanding image quality.

New CMOS

New CMOS sensor for imaging excellence

High sensitivity, a back-illuminated configuration, gapless on-chip lens architecture, and other Sony innovations deliver stunning images in a wide range of photographic situations. Standard ISO range is ISO 100-51200, expandable to ISO 50-20480016 with minimum noise.

Technology

Technology for high-quality images

Utilize high-quality imaging that unites all available image sensor technologies — including back-illuminated structure, gapless on-chip lens architecture.
[A] Conventional front-illuminated structure
[B] Stacked back-illuminated structure with integral memory
(1) Gapless OCL (2) Aluminum wiring layer (3) Light receiving surface
(4) Photodiode substrate (5) Copper wiring layer (6) Pixel area
(7) Stacked layer

BIONZ X™

BIONZ X enhanced speed image processor

Enhanced image processing combined with new front-end LSI reduces noise while improving detail depiction over a wide sensitivity range. Improved detail rendering enables lifelike texture reproduction.

14-bit RAW

Uncompressed 14-bit RAW

Uncompressed 14-bit RAW format is supported, and it or the current compressed RAW format can be selected as required. Uncompressed 14-bit RAW is a good choice in situations where the sensor’s wide dynamic range and fine gradation reproduction will benefit the images being captured.
(1) Image Sensor  (2) Newly developed high-speed front-end LSI
(3) 16-bit image processing

Beautiful 4K imaging

High-resolution quality of 4K movies17

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.

4K

 

Tru-Finder

Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder

The new high-resolution 3686k-dot electronic viewfinder (EVF) shows a clear image with fine detail. The legendary ZEISS® T* Coating greatly reduces reflections. Smooth EVF images realized by 120fps19 frame rate even allow you to easily track a subject in fast motion. Fluorine coating on the outermost lens provides improved protection from dirt.

5-axis

5-axis image stabilization

New body-integrated 5-axis image stabilization unit offers a 5.0-stop20shutter speed advantage. The live-view monitor image is also stabilized, so you can compose images easily even when shooting a fast-moving subject. (1) Yaw (2) Pitch (3) Roll

Battery

Battery stamina for professional use

A newly developed NP-FZ100 battery offers approximately twice11 the life of the previous NP-FW50. Capture up to approx. 480 still frames on one charge — and further increase the number of shots with an attached optional vertical grip (sold separately) that can hold two batteries.

Dual slots

Dual media slots

Use two slots — one for SD and one for SD/Memory Stick cards — to simultaneously backup still/movie data, save RAW/JPEG images to different cards, and copy between cards. Lower card slot supporting UHS-II type cards is available for fast transfer speed.

FTP file transfer

FTP file transfer

A new terminal for wired LAN connection lets you transfer still images to an FTP server for viewing and management. Since FTPS (File Transfer Protocol over SSL/TLS) is supported, image files can be encrypted while being transferred.

My menu

My Menu & new menu interface

A new My Menu feature lets you register up to 30 menu items for instant recall, arrange items in any order, and erase unused items. Also, primary menus have been reorganized for smoother search and operation.

Full Specifications and Features

LENS COMPATIBILITY
Sony E-mount lenses
LENS MOUNT
E-mount
ASPECT RATIO
3 : 2
NUMBER OF PIXELS (EFFECTIVE)
Approx. 24.2 megapixels
NUMBER OF PIXELS (TOTAL)
Approx. 28.3 megapixels
TYPE
35mm full frame (35.6×23.8mm), Exmor RS CMOS sensor
ANTI-DUST SYSTEM
Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism
RECORDING FORMAT
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.31, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [3:2]
35 mm full frame L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 3936 x 2624 (10M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M), APS-C L: 3936 x 2624 (10M), M: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M), S: 1968 x 1312 (2.6M)
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [16:9]
35 mm full frame L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), M: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), APS-C L: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), M: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), S: 1968 x 1112 (2.2M)
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [SWEEP PANORAMA]
IMAGE QUALITY MODES
JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard, RAW, RAW & JPEG
PICTURE EFFECT
Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera(Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key
CREATIVE STYLE
Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia,Style Box(1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
PICTURE PROFILE
DYNAMIC RANGE FUNCTIONS
Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))
COLOR SPACE
sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
14BIT RAW
Yes
UNCOMPRESSED RAW
Yes
RECORDING FORMAT
XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant, MP4
VIDEO COMPRESSION
XAVC S:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
AUDIO RECORDING FORMAT
XAVC S:LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby® Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
COLOR SPACE
xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
PICTURE EFFECT
8 types: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera(Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key , Rich-tone Monochrome
CREATIVE STYLE
Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia,Style Box(1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
PICTURE PROFILE
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS), NTSC
XAVC S 4K:3840 x 2160(30p, 100M), 3840 x 2160(24p, 100M), 3840 x 2160(30p, 60M), 3840 x 2160(24p, 60M), XAVC S HD:1920 x 1080(120p, 100M), 1920 x 1080(120p, 60M), 1920 x 1080(60p, 50M), 1920 x 1080(30p, 50M), 1920 x 1080(24p, 50M), AVCHD:1920 x 1080(60p, 28M, PS), 1920 x 1080(60i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(60i, 17M, FH), 1920 x 1080(24p, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(24p, 17M, FH), AVC MP4:1920 x 1080(60p, 28M), 1920 x 1080(30p, 16M), 1280 x 720(30p, 6M)
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS), PAL
XAVC S 4K:3840 x 2160(25p, 100M), 3840 x 2160(25p, 60M), XAVC S HD:1920 x 1080(100p, 100M), 1920 x 1080(100p, 60M), 1920 x 1080(50p, 50M), 1920 x 1080(25p, 50M), AVCHD:1920 x 1080(50p, 28M, PS), 1920 x 1080(50i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(50i, 17M, FH), 1920 x 1080(25p, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(25p, 17M, FH), AVC MP4:1920 x 1080(50p, 28M), 1920 x 1080(25p, 16M), 1280 x 720(25p, 6M)
IMAGE FRAME RATE
NTSC mode: 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps, PAL mode: 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 6fps, 12fps, 25fps, 50fps, 100fps
MOVIE FUNCTIONS
Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, PAL/NTSC Selector, Dual Video REC, TC/UB, (TC Preset/UB Preset/TC Format/TC Run/TC Make/UB Time Rec), AF Tracking Duration, AF Drive SpeedAuto, Slow Shutter, REC Control, Clean HDMI Info.(ON/OFF selectable)
HDMI OUTPUT
3840 x 2160(25p), 1920 x 1080(50p), 1920 x 1080(50i), 1920 x 1080(24p), 1920 x 1080(60p), 1920 x 1080(60i), 3840 x 2160(30p), 3840 x 2160(24p), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit / RGB 8bit
LOCATION INFORMATION LINK FROM SMARTPHONE
Yes
MEDIA
Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro(M2), SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant), microSD memory card, microSDHC memory card, microSDXC memory card
MEMORY CARD SLOT
SLOT1:Slot for SD(UHS-I/II compliant) memory card, SLOT2:Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo/SD(UHS-I compliant) memory card
RECORDING MODE ON 2 MEMORY CARDS
Simult. Rec (Still), Simult. Rec (Movie), Simult. Rec (Still/Movie), Sort (JPEG/RAW), Sort (Still/Movie), Copy
NOISE REDUCTION
Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off
MULTI FRAME NR
WHITE BALANCE MODES
Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash /Underwater/ Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & color filter (G7 to M7(57-step), A7 to B7(29-step)) / Custom
AWB MICRO ADJUSTMENT
Yes(G7 to M7,57-step)(A7 to B7,29-step)
PRIORITY SET IN AWB
Yes
BRACKETING
3 frames, H/L selectable
FOCUS TYPE
Fast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)2
FOCUS SENSOR
Exmor RS CMOS sensor
FOCUS POINT
35 mm full frame: 693 points (phase-detection AF), APS-C mode with FF lens: 299 points (phase-detection AF), with APS-C lens: 221 points (phase-detection AF) / 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
FOCUS SENSITIVITY RANGE
EV-3 to EV 20 (ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
FOCUS MODE
AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
FOCUS AREA
Wide (693 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points(contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) /Expanded Flexible Spot/ Lock-on AF ( Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot)
OTHER FEATURES
Eye-start AF (only with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached(Sold separately)), Lock-on AF, Eye AF, AF micro adjustment, (Sold separately), with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4, Predictive control, Focus lock, AF Track Sens, Swt.V/H AF Area, AF Area Regist.
AF ILLUMINATOR
Yes (with built-in LED type)
AF ILLUMINATOR RANGE
Approx. 0.3 m – approx. 3.0 m (with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS attached)
FOCUS TYPE WITH LA-EA3 (SOLD SEPARATELY)
selectable (phase-detection, contrast-detection)
METERING TYPE
1200-zone evaluative metering
METERING SENSOR
Exmor RS CMOS sensor
METERING SENSITIVITY
EV -3 to EV 20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
METERING MODE
Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot Standard/Large, Entire Screen Avg., Highlight
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
+/- 5.0EV(1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable), (with exposure compensation dial: +/- 3EV (1/3 EV steps))
EXPOSURE BRACKETING
Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1.0 EV increments.
AE LOCK
Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Available with AE lock button. (On/Off/Auto)
EXPOSURE MODES
AUTO(iAuto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) ), Slow & Quick Motion (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) )
ISO SENSITIVITY (RECOMMENDED EXPOSURE INDEX)
[Still images] Mechanical Shutter: ISO 100-51200 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 204800 can be set as expanded ISO range), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Electronic Shutter: ISO 100-25600 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 can be set as expanded ISO range), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), [Movies] ISO 100-51200 equivalent (ISO numbers up to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
ANTI-FLICKER SHOOT.
VIEWFINDER TYPE
1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color),Quad-VGA OLED
NUMBER OF DOTS
3 686 400 dots
BRIGHTNESS CONTROL (VIEWFINDER)
Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
COLOR TEMPERATURE CONTROL
Manual (5 steps)
FIELD COVERAGE
100%
MAGNIFICATION
approx. 0.78 x (with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1m-1)
DIOPTER ADJUSTMENT
-4.0 to +3.0m-1
EYE POINT
Approx. 23 mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard)
FINDER FRAME RATE SELECTION
STD 60fps / HI 120fps
DISPLAY CONTENTS
Digital Level Gauge, Display All Info, For viewfinder, Graphic Display, Histogram, No Disp. Info
TYPE
2.95 inch (3.0-type) wide type TFT
NUMBER OF DOTS
1,440,000 dots
TOUCH PANEL
Yes
BRIGHTNESS CONTROL
Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
ADJUSTABLE ANGLE
Up by approx. 107 degrees, Down by approx. 41 degrees
DISPLAY SELECTER (FINDER/LCD)
Yes (Auto/Manual)
REAL-TIME IMAGE ADJUSTMENT DISPLAY (LCD)
On/Off
QUICK NAVI
Yes
FOCUS MAGNIFIER
Yes (35mm full frame: 4.7x, 9.4x, APS-C: 3.1x, 6.2x)
ZEBRA
Yes (selectable level + range or lower limit as custom setting)
PEAKING MF
Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
OTHERS
WhiteMagic, Grid Line (Rule of 3rds Grid/Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off), Movie Marker (Center/Aspect/Safety Zone/Guideframe)
DISPLAY CONTENT
Graphic Display, Display All Info, No Display Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram
PLAYMEMORIES CAMERA APPS™
CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM
Still images: Approx. 2x, Movies: Approx. 2x
DIGITAL ZOOM
Smart zoom (Still images):35mm full frame: M:approx 1.5x, S:approx 2x, APS-C: M:approx 1.3x, S:approx 2x, Digital zoom (Still images):35mm full frame: L:approx 4x, M:approx 6.1x, S:approx 8x, APS-C: L:approx 4x, M:approx 5.2x, S:approx 8x, Digital zoom (Movie):35mm full frame: approx 4x, APS-C: approx 4x
FACE DETECTION
Modes:On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off, Face registration, Face selection, Max. number of detectable:8
SELF-PORTRAIT SELF-TIMER
OTHERS
Touch Focus:Yes (Available with LCD monitor operation), ISO AUTO Min. SS, Bright Monitoring, Set File Name, FTP Transfer Func., Help guide, Area Setting, Shop Front Mode, Video Light Mode, Zoom Ring Rotate
EYE-FI READY
3
TYPE
Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
SHUTTER TYPE
Auto/Mechanical shutter/Electronic shutter
SHUTTER SPEED
[Still images, Single shot]4, Mechanical Shutter:1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb, AUTO: 1/32000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Electronic Shutter: 1/32000 to 30 sec, [Still images, Continuous shooting]4, Mechanical Shutter:1/8000 to 30 sec, AUTO: 1/32000
FLASH SYNC. SPEED
1/250 sec.5
ELECTRONIC FRONT CURTAIN SHUTTER
Yes (ON/OFF)
SILENT SHOOTING
Yes(Electronic Shutter)
TYPE
Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (compensation depends on lens specifications)
COMPENSATION EFFECT
5.0 stops (based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)
TYPE
GUIDE NO.
FLASH COVERAGE
CONTROL
Pre-flash TTL6
FLASH COMPENSATION
+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
FLASH BRACKETING
3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0 EV increments.
FLASH MODES
Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless7, Hi-speed sync.7
EXTERNAL FLASH COMPATIBILITY
Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adapter for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe
FE LEVEL LOCK
Yes
WIRELESS CONTROL
Yes(light signal/radio signal)
DRIVE MODES
Single Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracket: Single, Bracket: Cont., White Balance bracket, DRO bracket
CONTINUOUS DRIVE SPEED (APPROX. MAX.)
AUTO/Electronic Shutter: Continuous shooting: Hi: max. 20 fps, Mid: max. 10fps, Lo: max. 5 fps 8910, Mechanical Shutter: Continuous shooting: Hi: max. 5 fps, Mid: max. 5fps, Lo: max. 2.5 fps11
NO. OF RECORDABLE FRAMES (APPROX.)
JPEG Extra fine L: 362 frames11, JPEG Fine L: 362 frames11, JPEG Standard L: 362 frames11, RAW: 241 frames11, RAW&JPG: 222 frames11, RAW(Uncompressed): 128 frames11, RAW(Uncompressed)&JPG: 118 frames11
SELF-TIMER
10 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/2 sec. delay/Continuous self-timer (3 frames after 10 sec. delay/5 frames after 10 sec. delay/3 frames after 5 sec. delay/5 frames after 5 sec. delay/3 frames after 2 sec. delay/5 frames after 2 sec. delay)/Bracketing self-timer
PHOTO CAPTURE
Yes
MODES
Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 15.0x, M: 9.84x, S: 7.52x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec,Off), Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Folder selection (Date/ Still/ MP4/ AVCHD/XAVC S HD/XAVC S 4K), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect
PC INTERFACE
Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
MULTI/MICRO USB TERMINAL
Yes12
NFC™
Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible), One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
WIRELESS LAN (BUILT-IN)
Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band)13, View on Smartphone: Yes, Send to Computer: Yes, View on TV: Yes
BLUETOOTH®
Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4 GHz band))
HD OUTPUT
HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync(Control for HDMI), PhotoTV HD, 4K movie output/4K still image PB
MULTI INTERFACE SHOE
Yes14
AUTO-LOCK ACCESSORY SHOE
SMART ACCESSORY TERMINAL 2
MIC TERMINAL
Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
DC IN TERMINAL
SYNC TERMINAL
Yes
HEADPHONE TERMINAL
Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
VERTICAL GRIP CONNECTOR
Yes
PC REMOTE
Yes
LAN TERMINAL
Yes
MICROPHONE
Built-in stereo microphone or XLR-K2M/XLR-K1M/ECM-XYST1M(sold separately)
SPEAKER
Built-in, monaural
COMPATIBLE STANDARDS
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
TYPE
Custom key settings, My Menu, Programmable Setting (Body 3 sets /memory card 4 sets), Reg Cust. Shoot Set
SETTING
Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
SUPPLIED BATTERY
One rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100
BATTERY LIFE (STILL IMAGES)
Approx. 480 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 650 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)15
BATTERY LIFE (MOVIE, ACTUAL RECORDING)
Approx. 105 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 120 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)1617
BATTERY LIFE (MOVIE, CONTINUOUS RECORDING)
Approx. 185 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 195 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)1618
INTERNAL BATTERY CHARGE
Yes
EXTERNAL POWER
POWER CONSUMPTION WITH VIEWFINDER
Still images: approx. 4.1W(with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx5.3W(with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
POWER CONSUMPTION WITH LCD SCREEN
Still images: approx. 3.0W(with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx5.0W(with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
USB POWER SUPPLY
Yes
OPERATING TEMPERATURE
32 – 104 degrees F / 0 – 40 degrees C
WEIGHT (WITH BATTERY AND MEMORY CARD INCLUDED)
Approx. 673 g / approx. 1 lb 7.7 oz
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)
Approx. 126.9mm x 95.6mm x 63.0mm/Approx. 5 x 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches
  • Power cord
  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100
  • Battery Charger BC-QZ1
  • Cable Protector
  • AC Adapter
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Shoe cap
  • Eyepiece cup
  • Micro USB cable
  • Instruction Manual

FEATURES

Picture of α9 featuring full-frame stacked CMOS sensor

New full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory

α9 is the mirrorless camera that delivers next-generation high-speed performance far exceeding SLRs. It’s equipped with the world’s first19 35mm stacked CMOS image sensor with integral memory for 20 times faster overall readout speed20. This 24.2MP21 image sensor achieves high sensitivity of up to ISO 204800 (extended)22with the design of back-illuminated structure. (1) Pixel area (2) Integral memory (3) Hi-speed signal processing circuit (4) Image processing engine

Picture of α9 featuring full-frame stacked CMOS sensor

High-speed BIONZ X image processing engine

Achieving processing speed beyond the previous model, BIONZ X image processing engine is optimized for speed to reliably capture fast-moving subjects and realized continuous shooting of up to 20fps23. Due to the newly developed image-processing algorithm, you can capture high-quality images with less noise all across the sensitivity range while maintaining natural details.

Picture of α9 featuring full-frame stacked CMOS sensor

20fps continuous shooting23 with AF/AE tracking24

A combination of groundbreaking high-speed full-frame Exmor RS CMOS sensor and high-speed BIONZ X processor enables 20fps continuous shooting23 without a break for as many as 362 shots25. Thanks to the capability of displaying subjects nearly as naturally as they appear in reality, EVF lets you “sync” your intentions with camera behavior.

Picture of α9 featuring full-frame stacked CMOS sensor

AF tracking sensitivity adjustment

When shooting stills, the sensitivity with which autofocus will follow subjects that move outside the focus area can be adjusted in 5 steps. Select “5” (most sensitive) when focusing successively on subjects at varying distances, or “1” (least sensitive) to keep focus on a main subject when other subjects are moving between the main subject and camera, for example.

Picture of α9 featuring full-frame stacked CMOS sensor

Blackout-free26 shooting

Thanks to the non-mechanical electronic shutter system, you can observe the reality of what you’re shooting through the electronic viewfinder even during continuous shooting, without blackout interruption that typically occurs among optical viewfinders due to up-and-down mirror motion. Enhanced speed of the image sensor eliminates distracting EVF display lag in continuous shooting, so that you can compose images with natural comfort, like seeing scenes with your own eyes. (A) Blackout-free shooting (B) Shooting with blackout

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AF/AE calculations up to 60 times/sec.27

AF/AE is calculated up to 60 times per second27 and virtually uninterrupted, not only while composing but also when releasing the shutter. You can depend on this continuous AF/AE — operated on the image sensor — to lock onto and track erratically moving subjects with significantly high speed, precision, and reliability. (1) AF/AE calculations (2) 60times/sec (3) 20 frames/sec

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Fast shutter release at 1/32000 sec.28, achieved silently

Explore the advantages of a high-speed silent shutter that is fully digital — without a physical mechanism. A result of Sony’s image sensor innovation, this shutter achieves speeds up to 1/32000 sec.28, beyond the limits of mechanical systems.

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Anti-distortion shutter

High curtain speed of the electronic shutter suppresses rolling shutter effect29 and shows excellent performance in capturing moving subjects during sports and other fast-moving activities. (1) Conventional electronic shutter (2) α9 electronic shutter

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693-point focal-plane phase-detection AF

α9 brings you 693 phase-detection AF points in a high-density focal-plane AF system, providing distinctively wide and dense AF point coverage over approximately 93% of the image area. This enables more accurate, efficient, and reliable focus on subjects throughout the frame.

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Enhanced Eye AF

Eye AF can capture intriguing facial expressions with enhanced accuracy through 30%30 improved precision of eye detection. This enhanced feature automatically focuses on and even tracks focus on a subject’s eye as the face moves or turns to a 3/4 view, extending your freedom to frame a great shot.

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Precision AF effective down to EV-331 brightness

Low-light AF detection down to EV-331 at ISO 100 has been achieved. The precision AF system will function properly even when shooting dimly lit scenes. This opens dramatic new possibilities in low-light and night shooting.

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AF/AE-tracking continuous shooting with A-mount lenses

The body’s 693-point focal-plane phase-detection AF provides wide-area coverage, fast response, and high tracking performance, not only for E-mount but also for A-mount lenses32 with use of a mount adaptor (LA-EA3)33. Continuous shooting of up to 10fps34 with AF tracking is possible.

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Focus Area Registration function

Frequently used focus area can be memorized and recalled via custom button assignments for fast, convenient one-push access when needed. This can be handy when the ideal focus point changes often, for example, with a tennis stroke. In addition to the focus point, the focus area can be set as required for optimum focus performance with the scene being photographed.

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Recall Custom Setting during Hold

Memorized exposure settings (shutter speed, aperture, AF area, etc.) can be assigned to custom buttons for temporary recall while the button is held. For example, if you shoot sports in a stadium, you might want to quickly capture a shot of the scoreboard, requiring a temporary change in exposure, and then go back to the action.

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High-resolution Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder

See your subject with a bright image for natural, seamless shooting. Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder has approx. 3686k-dot high resolution with 0.78x finder magnification35, corner-to-corner clarity, and ZEISS® T* Coating to reduce reflections. Display mode at high 120fps36 refresh rates provides a smooth image with minimal display blur when shooting moving subjects. Fluorine coating is applied on the outer-most lens for improved protection from dirt.

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Body-integrated 5-axis image stabilization

The body-integrated image stabilization system is fine-tuned to compensate accurately for 5-axis camera shake that can compromise handheld shooting. This gives you extremely high performance in both stills and movies, whether you’re shooting at longer focal lengths, in close-ups, or at night. Camera shake compensation is equivalent to using a 5.0-stop37 faster shutter speed, allowing stable determination of composition at times of capturing subjects in high-speed motion. Real-time effects can be monitored via live view.  (1) Yaw  (2) Pitch  (3) Roll

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Dual slots for convenient data management

Two media slots are provided for you: one for SD cards and one for SD/Memory Stick cards. Lower card slot supporting UHS-II type cards is available for fast transfer speed. Still or movie data can be simultaneously recorded to both cards for backup, or RAW/JPEG images or stills/movies can be recorded to different cards. Data can also be copied between cards.

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FTP transfer via LAN terminal on the camera body

Using a new terminal for wired LAN connection, you can conveniently transfer still image files to a specified FTP server for viewing and management as needed. A wired LAN connection gives you the highest possible transfer speeds for large image files — an ideal solution for studio photography. Moreover, since FTPS (File Transfer Protocol over SSL/TLS) is supported, image files can be encrypted with SSL or TLS while being transferred, assuring a higher level of security.

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Renewed operability and My Menu

Set up your camera for peak performance and instant ability to capture unique moments. My Menu allows menu items to be registered for instant recall, and you can also create your own original custom menu to suit your needs. In addition, custom button assignments let you customize the camera interface to perfectly match your individual shooting preferences. Up to 72 functions can be assigned38. Moreover, stacked drive mode and focus mode dials provide fast access, AF-ON button offers a handy means to activate auto-focus by simple pressing when shooting stills or movies, and multi-selector can be used as an efficient way to shift AF points.

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3.0-type 1440k-dot LCD screen

Take charge of α9 performance with this 3.0-type LCD touch screen, featuring 1440k dots for enhanced resolution and detailed viewing. Convenient Touch Focus feature also allows you to freely choose an area of focus by simply touching on the LCD screen. The screen tilts as much as 107° upwards and 41° downwards for flexible hold and framing.

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Location Information Link via Bluetooth39

Location Information Link makes the most of α9 capabilities. The camera can be paired with PlayMemories Mobile app40 installed on a compatible mobile phone or tablet device to acquire location data, record it on still images, and correct camera date/time and location settings. PlayMemories Home application can be used on a personal computer to organize imported still images on a map.

File Name Setting for easy organization

Customize the first three characters of a file name on the camera. While the name starts with “DSC” by default, you can change and register three characters of your choice. This helps photographers manage files easily, especially when working with multiple cameras during assignments.

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One-touch remote & One-touch sharing

Use one-touch remote to turn a smartphone or tablet into a viewfinder/remote control. One-touch sharing transfers photos/videos to your device for social network site (SNS) sharing. Just install a PlayMemories Mobile™ app via Wi-Fi to your NFC-enabled Android device, and then touch the device to the camera to connect them. If you don’t have NFC, use QR code compatibility to pair the devices.

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Support for uncompressed 14-bit RAW format

For RAW recording, 14-bit RAW output and 16-bit image processing help preserve maximum detail and produce images of the highest quality with rich tonal gradations. The 14-bit RAW (Sony ARW) format ensures optimal quality for later image adjustment (via Image Data Converter or other software).

Enhanced P-TTL flash metering41

Your compositions can benefit significantly from reflected light via pre-flash fired a moment before the main flash is precisely metered. Moreover, high-precision lighting control not easily affected by background conditions is provided mainly around the subject area, utilizing distance data from the lens in use. The result is stable command of illumination that suppresses underexposure, which tends to occur with white clothing and walls, as well as overexposure that may affect lighting of black clothing and nightscapes.

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Sync terminal

Compatible external flash units with standard sync terminals or cables can be directly connected for convenient flash synchronization, enhancing photographic expression with flash shooting.

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Tough magnesium alloy body

α9 body is built for solid reliability, steady handling, and durability in the field. Its internal structure and top, front and rear covers are all made of strong, rigid magnesium alloy. Body strength and rigidity and robust lens mount give you a solid foundation for lens mounting and rugged use, even with large, heavy telephoto and movie lenses.

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Reliable dust- and moisture-resistant design42

Enjoy carefree shooting in tough environments, with comprehensive dust- and moisture-resistance42measures that help guard against moisture and dust. Protection includes sealing around buttons, dials, media jack cover, and enclosure edges featuring tongue-and-groove joints for double shielding to tightly interlock panels and components.

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High-resolution 4K movie recording

Capture outstanding high-quality 4K movies with this latest full-frame camera. Full-pixel readout without pixel binning for high-resolution 4K movies makes it possible to deliver detail-rich full-frame movies via the oversampling effect achieved by condensing approximately 2.4 times43 the amount of data required for 4K (6K equivalent) for 4K output (QFHD: 3840 x 2160). Furthermore, the high speed of the newly developed image sensor reduces the rolling shutter effect.

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Improved Fast Hybrid AF for movie shooting

Keep images sharp and clear in shooting 4K movies. Fast Hybrid AF for movie recording has evolved and its AF area has been extended to nearly the same width as that for stills, enabling high-speed high-precision AF throughout the frame. Also, further reduction of speed at the “low” end of AF speed enables more pronounced slow focus effects.

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XAVC S for high-bitrate recording

XAVC S format44 is used for 4K and HD recording. High bitrates of up to 100Mbps for 4K 30p (25p)/24p recording, and up to 50Mbps for full-HD 60p (50p)/30p (25p)/24p recording, ensure beautifully detailed movies with minimal compression noise. Since 100Mbps recording is possible even at the highest 120fps in full-HD, high-quality slow-motion sequences can be created during post processing.

Slow and Quick motion45

Vary the pace of movie footage to enhance viewing interest and enjoyment. Instantly selectable via a dial, “S&Q” mode supports slow and quick motion, with frame rates from 1fps to 120fps (100fps) selectable in eight steps for up to 60x (50x) quick motion and 5x (4x) slow motion, recordable at Full HD (50 Mbps) quality. You can “play with time” by compressing movement or extending a moment, and then accent ordinary footage with these interludes to add comic or dramatic emphasis.

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Zebra functions

Simplify exposure with Zebra. Target video brightness from 0-109%, set +10% and -10% range, check zebra pattern for areas in range, and see minimum brightness to avoid blown-out highlights.

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Supported in Capture One Express (for Sony)

Capture One Express (for Sony) is one of the world’s best RAW converters, rendering precise colors and incredible detail. It contains flexible digital asset management, all the essential adjustment tools, and fast, responsive performance in one customizable and integrated solution. Note: Please contact Phase One regarding all inquiries as to usage and support including functional compatibility of Capture One Express (for Sony).

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Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.46

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