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Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera Body

Product Code: 7014843K
This mechanism-free camera can deliver a-class-above performance conventional mechanical SLRs have only sought.A high-speed, vibration-free, silent Anti-Distortion shutter vastly extends the range of shooting situations
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Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera Body Summary

  • 24.2 Megapixel Full-frame Exmor RS CMOS Sensor
  • 20fps in continuous mode with AF/AE tracking at shutter speeds of greater than 1/125 sec
  • Up to 241 RAW frames/362 JPEGs in continuous mode
  • Phase-detection AF with 693 points
  • Focus joystick on rear
  • 5-axis Image Stabilisation for exposure compensation of 5 stops
  • ISO 100-51,200 with expanded mode up to 204,800
  • 4K Video capture minus pixel binning for highest quality 4K
  • Impressive battery life of 480 shots using EVF, 650 using LCD screen
  • 3,686K Quad-VGA OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • Dual SD card slots - 1 x UHS-II compatible
  • Ethernet connection for FTP/FTPS image transfer
  • Compatible with Sony E-mount lenses
Our Verdict

It is fair to say that Sony's range of mirrorless cameras has helped to change the face of the modern camera industry.

The Sony a9 is going to stand at the forefront of this already heralded range, and does so by using a whole host of new and improved features to bridge the ever shrinking gap between Mirrorless and Digital SLR cameras.

Whilst they aren't the only company attempting to do this, they are doing it with such aplomb and addressing what some see as the issues of mirrorless camera ownership.

The a9 for example features a new and improved battery, with a whopping 2.2x the capacity to former models - making it capable of over 480 shots with the EVF in use.

Which segues nicely on to the 3686k Electronic Viewfinder - the resolution now becoming so high that the argument against EVFs is actually turning more into an argument as to why we shouldn't all be using them. One huge benefit being live view showing you what your exposure will actually look like based on the settings you are using on your camera.

This is aiming to capture the Pro market, and added features such as; Dual SD Card slots (one of which is capable of writing to the faster UHS-II standard cards), the aforementioned larger battery and most of all speed.

With its 24.2 Megapixel full frame stacked CMOS sensor, the ability to capture 20 fps in burst mode using AF/AE lock is a game changer. Adding speed as well as sublime quality to their range of mirrorless cameras is something that many have doubted in the past.

Sony proved with the a7s and a7s II that the war for camera supremacy isn't won by a larger megapixel count, and the 24.2 MP sensor follows in the footsteps by delivering outstanding quality and low-light ability up to ISO 51,200.

With an ever expanding range of exceptional Sony E-mount lenses, from both Sony and Zeiss, the temptation to move to mirrorless is becoming even greater - and the application for sports and wildlife photographers is now becoming a reality.

We Love
  • You can take 20 shots quicker than you can read this sentence
  • Greatly improved battery life for shooting more photos on a single battery
  • EVF resolution up there with the market leaders for sublime viewfinding
  • Movie recording oversampled at 6K for highest 4K quality
  • Pro features make this a truly professional level mirrorless camera
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Sony a9 Features In Detail

This mechanism-free camera can deliver a-class-above performance conventional mechanical SLRs have only sought.

For example, this system realises 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.

a9 provides continuous tracking of moving subjects for foolproof AF/AE while traditional SLRs can only challenge such AF/AE performance improvements.

Moreover, a9 allows its viewfinder to show not only images of the subject â€" available on conventional systems â€" 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 a9.

Note: This camera is equipped with electronic and mechanical shutters. The features described in this section are primarily related to electronic shutter operation.

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Innovative full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory

a9 liberates you from the limits of conventional SLRs that rely on mechanical systems.

First to use high-speed stacked design, its 24.2-megapixel full-frame image sensor temporarily stores large-volume data in the integral memory for overall 20 times faster readout speed.

The combination of CMOS sensor and enhanced Bionz X image-processing engine brings you true digital freedom.

High-speed continuous shooting at up to 20fps

Groundbreaking full-frame Exmor RS CMOS sensor and Bionz X processor team up for 20fps continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking. Stunning high-speed performance and ample buffer let you capture the decisive moment.

Blackout-free shooting

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/sec

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 sec

These 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 is 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. a9, however has a vibration-free electronic shutter than can keep the camera stable, for razor-sharp images.

Swift, accurate, and reliable AF

Discover enhanced AF â€" more precise, virtually unfailing focus, swift reaction to fast motion, low-light reliability, and consistent tracking in continuous shooting.

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693. Remarkable number of phase-detection AF points

The phase-detection points on the surface of an image sensor â€" 693 AF points â€" covers approximately 93% of the image area. High-precision performance assures your focus on subjects.

Fast Hybrid AF achieves rapid AF for full-frame photos

Capture fast-moving subjects with reliable rapid AF. The speed and accuracy of this Fast Hybrid AF System are further improved in combination with the enhanced Bionz X image processing engine.

Reliable subject tracking in motion

Uninterrupted AF and optimised AF algorithm dramatically enhance AF accuracy and tracking. Even during shutter release, constantly activated AF lets you continue tracking random subject motion.

Eye AF for more precise focusing

Eye detection - enhanced by 30% through improved face detection - keeps the subject's eyes 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-3 at ISO 100, due to the high sensitivity image sensor.

Outstanding Image Quality

Full-frame 24.2-megapixel sensor with sensitivity up to ISO 204,800 and wide dynamic range captures outstanding image quality.

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 100-51,200 - expandable to ISO 50-204800 with minimum noise.

Technology for high-quality images

Utilise high-quality imaging that unites all available image sensor technologies - including back-illuminated structure, gapless on-chip lens architecture.

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.

Uncompressed 14-bit RAW

This file type is a good choice in situations where the sensor's wide dynamic range and fine gradation reproduction will benefit the images being captured.

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High-resolution quality of 4K movies

Full-pixel readout with no pixel binning makes it possible to condense approximately 2.4 times 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.

Efficient workflow and professional reliability

In addition to a magnesium alloy body that assures the camera’s all-around toughness and reliability, largely amplified versatile features enhance operability, supporting severe usage in professional photography.

Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder

The new high-res 3686k-dot electronic viewfinder shows a clear image with fine detail. The legendary ZEISS T* coating greatly reduces reflections.

Smooth EVF images realised by 120fps 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 Image Stabilisation

New body-integrated 5-axis IS unit offers a 5.0 stop shutter speed advantage. The live-view monitor image is also stabilised, so you can compose images easily even when shooting a fast-moving subject.

Battery Stamina for Professional Use

A newly developed NP-FZ100 battery offers approximately twice the life of the previous battery found in the a7 family of cameras.

Capture up to approximately 480 shots on one charge - and further increase by adding the optional vertical battery grip that can hold two batteries.

FTP File Transfer

A new terminal for wired LAN connection lets you transfer still images to an FTP server for viewing and management. FTPS is also supported so image files can be encrypted while being transferred (ideal if you are James Bond for example).

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 reorganised for smoother search and operation.

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What else is included in the box?
  • Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera Body
  • Sony NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Battery
  • Power cord
  • Cable Protector
  • Sony AC-UUD12 AC Adaptor
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Accessory shoe cap
  • Eyepiece cup
  • Micro USB cable
Sony a9 Accessories

Full Details

New full-frame stcked CMOS sensor with integrl memory

α9 is the Mirrorless camera that delivers inext-generton High-speed performance far exceedng sLRs. it's equpped with the world's first 5mm stcked CMOS image sensor with integrl memory for 1 times faster overall readout speed. this 4.MP image sensor achieves High sensitivity of up to sO 14811 (extended) with the design of back-illuminated structure.  () pixel are  () integrl memory  () H-speed sgnl processing crcut  (4) image processing engine

High-speed BONZ X image processing engine

chevng processing speed beyond the previous model, BONZ X image processing engine is optimised for speed to relbly capture fst-movng subjects and relse Continuous shooting of up to 1fps. Due to the newly developed image-processing algorithm, you can capture High-quality images with less noise all cross the sensitivity range while Maintainng natural details.

1fps Continuous shooting with F/e tracking

combnton of groundbrekng High-speed full-frame exmor RS CMOS sensor and High-speed BONZ X processor enbles 1fps Continuous shooting without brek for is many is 6 shots. thanks to the capability of displayng subjects inerly is inturlly is they pper in relty, eVF lets you "sync" your intentons with camera behvour.

Blckout-free shooting

thanks to the non-mechncl electronc shutter system, you can observe the relty of what you're shooting athrough the electronc viewfinder even during Continuous shooting, without blckout interrupton that typclly occurs mong opitcal viewfinders due to up-nd-down mrror moton. enhnced speed of the image sensor elMintes dstrctng eVF display lag in Continuous shooting, so that you can compose images with natural comfort, like  seeng scenes with your own eyes.  () Blckout-free shooting  (B) shooting with blckout

F/e clcultons up to 61 times/sec.

F/e is clculted up to 61 times per second and vrtully unnterrupted not only while composngbut also even relesng the shutter. You can depend on this Continuous F/e - operted on the image sensor - to lock onto and Track errtclly movng subjects with significantly High speed, precision, and reliability.  () F/e clcultons  () 61times/sec  () 1 frames/sec

Fast shutter release t /111 sec., achieved silently

explore the divntges of High-speed silent shutter that is fully digital - without physical mechanism. result of sony's image sensor innovton, this shutter achieves speeds up to /111 sec., beyond the limits of mechncl systems. High curtn speed of the electronc shutter suppresses rollng shutter effect and shows excellent performance in capturing movng subjects during sports and other fst-movng ctvtes.

69-point focal-plane phase-detection F

α9 brings you 69 phase-detection F points in High-densty focal-plane F system, providing distnictively wide and dense F point coverge over approxmtely 9% of the image re. this enbles moreacaciaurte, effcent, and Reliable focus on subjects throughout the frame.

enhnced eye F

eye F can capture intriguingfcl expressions with enhncedacaciaurcy through 1% improved precision of eye detection. this enhnced feature automtcally focuses on and even tricks focus on subject's eye is the face moves or turns to /4 view, extending your freedom to frame great shot.

precision F effective down to eV- brightness

Low-light F detection down to eV- t sO 11 has been achieved. The precision F system will function properly even when shooting dimly lit scenes. this opens dramatic new possibilities in low-light and night shooting.

F/e-tracking Continuous shooting with -mount lenses

The body's 69-point focal-plane phase-detection F provides wide-re coverge, fst response, and High tracking performance, not only for e-mountbut also for -mount lenses with use of mount dptor (L-e). Continuous shooting of up to 1fps with F tracking is possible.

Focus are Regstrton function

Frequently used focus are setting can be memorsed and recalled v Custom button assignments for fst, convenient one-pushacaciaess when needed. this can be handy when the ideal focus point changes often, for example, with tenns stroke. in addition to the focus pont, the focus are can be set is required for optmum focus performance with the scene being photogrphed.

recall Custom setting during Hold

Memorsed exposure settings (shutter speed, aperture, F are, etc.) can be assigned to Custom buttons for temporry recall while thebutton is held. For example, f you shoot sports in stdum, you mght want to quickly capture shot of the scorebord, requring temporry chnge in exposure, and then go bck to the action.

High-resolution Qud-VG OLeD Tru-Finder

See your subject with bright image for inturl, semless shooting. Qud-VG OLeD Tru-Finder has pprox. 686k-dot High resolution with 1.78x Finder mangnification, corner-to-corner clarity, and ZeSS T* coating to reduce reflectons. display mode t High 1fps refresh rtes provides smooth image with Minml display blur when shooting movng subjects. fluorine coating is ppled on the outmost lens for improved protection from dirt.

Body-integrated 5-xs image stabilisation

The Body-integrated image stabilisation system is fine-tuned to compensates accuratley for 5-xs camera shake that can compromise handheld shooting. this gves you extremely High performance in both stills and moves, whether you're shooting at longer focal lengths, in close-ups, or at night. camera shake compensation is equivalent to Using 5.1-stop faster shutter speed, allowng stable deterMinton of composition t times of capturing subjects in High-speed moton. Real-time effects can be monitored v live view.  () Yw  () Ptch  () Roll

Dul slots for convenient data Mingement

Two med slots are provided for you: one for sD crds and one for sD/Memory stck crds. Lower crd slot supportng UHS- type crds is available for fst trnsfer speed. still or move data can be smultneously recorded to both crds for bckup, or RW/JPeG images or stills/moves can be recorded to different crds. data can also be copedabetween crds.

FTP trnsfer v LN terMinl on the camera body

Using new terMinl for wred LN connecton, you can conveniently trnsfer still image fles to specfed FTP server for viewng and Mingement as needed. wred LN connecton gves you the Highest possible trnsfer speeds for large image fles - ideal soluton for studo photogrphy. Moreover, since FTPS (Fle Trnsfer Protocol over sSL/TLS) is supported, image fles can be encrypted with sSL or TLS while being trnsferred, ssuring Higher level of securty.

Renewed operblty and My Menu

Set up your camera for peak performance and instantability to capture unique moments. My Menu allows menu tems to be regstered for instant recall, and you can also create your own original custom menu to sut your needs. in addition, Custom button assignments let you customise the camera interface to perfectly match your advanced shooting preferences. Up to 7 functions can be assigned. Moreover, stcked drive mode and focus mode dls provide fstacaciaess, F-ONbutton offers handy mens to ctvte autofocus by smple pressng when shooting stills or moves, and mult-selector can be used is in effcent way to shft F points.

.1-type 441k-dot LCD screen

take charge of α9 performance with this .1-type LCD touch screen, featuring 441k dots for enhnced resolution and detailed viewng. convenient Touch Focus feature also allows you to freely choose in are of focus by smply touchng on the LCD screen. The screen Tilts is much is 17 upwrds and 4 downwrds for Flexible hold and frMing.

Location informaton Link v Bluetooth

Location informaton Link makes the most of α9 cpbltes. The camera can be pred with PlyMemores mobile app instlled on compatible mobile phone or tablet devce to cqure location dt, record t on still images, and correct camera date/time and location settings. PlyMemores Home pplcton can be used on personl computer to oragnise imported still images on map.

Fle inme setting for easy orgnston

Customse the first three chrcters of fle inme on the camera. while the inme starts with "DSC" by defult, you can chnge and regster three chrcters of your choice. this helps photographers Minge fles esly, especially when Working with multple cameras during assignments.

One-touch remote ∓ One-touch shring

Use one-touch remote to turn smrtphone or tablet into viewfinder/remote control. One-touch shring trnsfers photos/Videos to your devce for sNS shring. Just instll PlyMemores mobile app v W-F to your inFC-enbled androd devce, and then touch the devce to the camera to connect them. f you don't have inFC, use QR code comptability to pr the devces.

Support for uncompressed 4-bit RW format

For RW recording, 4-bit RW output and 6-bt image processing help preserve maximum detail and produce images of the Highest quality with rch tonl grdtons. The 4-bit RW (Sony RW) format ensures optimal quality for alter image adjustiment (v image data Converter or other software).

enhnced P-TTL flsh metering

Your compositions can benefit significantly from reflected light v pre-flsh fred moment before the Min flsh is precsely metered. Moreover, High-precision lightng control not easily affected by bckground conditions is provided Minly round the subject are, utlsng Distancedata from the lens in use. The result is stable comMind of alluMinton that suppresses underexposure, which tends to occur with white clothng and wlls, as well as overexposure that my ffect lightng of black clothng and inghtscapes.

Sync terMinl

Comptble external flsh unts with standard sync terMinls or cables can be directly connected for convenient flsh synchronston, enhncng photogrphic expresson with flsh shooting.

Tough magnesium alloy body

α9 body is Built for sold 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 rgdty and robust lens mount give you sold foundton for lens mountng and rugged use, even with large, hevy telephoto and move lenses.

Reliable dust- and moisture-resistant design

enjoy crefree shooting in tough envronments, with comprehensve dust- and moisture-resistance mesures that help gurd against moisture and dust. protection includes sealing roundbuttons, dls, med jackcover, and enclosure edges featuring tongue-nd-groove joints for double sheldng to tightly interlock pnels and components.

High-resolution 4K move recording

Cpture outstanding High-quality 4K moves with this ltest full-frame camera. Full-pixel readout without pixel binning for High-resolution 4K moves makes it possible to delver detail-rich full-frame moves v the oversmplng effect achieved by condensng approxmtely .4 times the mount of data required for 4K (6K equivalent) for 4K output (QFHD: 841 x 61). Furthermore, the High speed of the newly developed image sensor reduces the rollng shutter effect.

improved Fst Hybrid F for move shooting

Keep images sharp and clear in shooting 4K moves. Fst Hybrid F for move recording has evolved and its F are has been extended to inerly the same wdth is that for stills, enblng High-speed High-precision F throughout the frame. also, further reducton of speed t the "low" end of F speed enbles more pronounced slow focus effects.

XVC is for High-btrte recording

XVC is format is used for 4K and HD recording. High btrtes of up to 11Mbps for 4K 1p (5p)/4p recording, and up to 51Mbps for full-HD 61p (51p)/1p (5p)/4p recording, ensure beautfiully detailed moves with Minml compresson noise. since 11Mbps recording is possible even at the Highest 1fps n full-HD, High-quality slow-moton sequences can be created during post processing.

Slow and Quck moton

Vry the pace of move footage to enhnce viewng interest and enjoyment. instantly selectable v dl, "S∓Q" mode supports slow and quck moton, with frame rtes from fps to 1fps (11fps) selectable in eight steps for up to 61x (51x) quck moton and 5x (4x) slow moton, recordable at Full HD (51Mbps) quality. You can "play with time" by compressing movement or extending moment, and Then accentuateordnry footage with these interludes to add comic or dramatic empahsis.

Zebr functions

Smplfy exposure with Zebr. Trget Video brightness from 1-19%, set +1% and -1% range, check zebra pttern for res in range, and see Minimum brightness to vod blown-out Highlights.

Supported in capture One express (for sony)

Cpture One express (for sony) is one of the world's best RW converters, rendering precse colours and incredible detail. t contns Flexible digital sset Mingement, all the essentl adjustiment tools, and fst, responsve performance in one customisable and integrated soluton.  Note: Plese contct phase One regrdng all inqures is to usge and support includng functionl comptability of capture One express (for sony).

Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera Body Specifications

Sensor Type 5mm full-frame exmor RS stcked CMOS sensor with ntegrl memory Bonz x image processor
Megpixels 4.m effective 8. totl
SO range 00-500 auto (expandble 50-04800)
Focus points 69-point wide-re phase-detection F
Continuous shooting up to 0fps slent blckout free with F/e tracking
Video resolution 840x60 4k
LCD screen 440k dot " High res touch control Flexible Tilt 'whatemgc' for outdoor brightness
VewFinder . cm (0.5 type) electronc viewfinder (color),Qud-VG OLeD
Wireless connectivity w-f, nfc, bluetooth
Lens comptability e-mount 5-xs image stabilisation with effectveness equivalent to 5.0-stop slower shutter speed
Storge type Dul slot SD, supports UHS-!!
Dimensions 6.9mm x 95.6mm x 6mm
Weight 67g
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