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Sony Alpha a9

We have collected and analysed 44 expert reviews and 1 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 97/100 and users rate it 100/100. The average review date is 01-07-2017. We have compared these reviews to 1152823 reviews from other Digital Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 96/100 = Excellent. Last update: 22-03-2019.

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Editors choice

Expert review by : Andy Westlake (trustedreviews.com)

Sony A9

 

The Sony Alpha 9 (or A9 for short) is a high-speed full-frame mirrorless camera that's designed to go head to head with Canon and Nikon's flagship professional DSLRs. It's capable of shooting 24MP images at 20 frames per second while keeping focus on...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Amy Davies (t3.com)

Sony A9 review

 

The Sony A9 sure is expensive, but is it worth it?

20fps silent shooting ; Full-frame sensor ; Flip-up screen

Small body can feel unbalanced with larger lenses ; Expensive ; Relatively short battery life

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Phil Hall (techradar.com)

Sony Alpha A9 review

 

Taking the fight to Canon and Nikon

Blistering performance ; Incredibly fast and capable AF ; No viewfinder blackout ; Impressive level of customization ; Excellent results from 24MP sensor ; High-res viewfinder ; Oversampled 4K footage

Weather sealing not as robust as rivals ; No XQD card slots ; Balance not great with long lenses ; Very limited touchscreen control ; Battery life not a match for rivals

The Alpha A9 doesn't fail to impress. The AF system Sony has blessed this camera with is not only incredibly quick, the tracking performance needs to be seen to be believed. Partner that with incredibly fast 20fps burst shooting, and a large and bright...

Nov, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : John Riley (ephotozine.com)

Sony Alpha A9 Full Review

 

John Riley reviews the new Sony Alpha A9 - the high speed 24 megapixel full-frame mirrorless camera, with 20fps continuous shooting and 4K video.

The Sony A9 is a brilliant camera, fast, responsive and delivering superb results. If it is just high-quality images that are required though, the A7R II will save £2000 that can be spent on fine lenses instead and will give higher resolution. There...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Wilson Wong (techgoondu.com)

Hands on: Sony Alpha A9 June 15th, 2017 | by Wilson Wong Imaging 0

 

The Alpha A9 is aiming high, as Sony touts it as a capable sports camera to rival the two big names in the field - Nikon and Canon.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Sony Alpha A9 Sample Photos

 

We've published additional sample photos and video from the Sony Alpha A9, the high-speed full-frame mirrorless camera with 20fps shooting.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Carey Rose (dpreview.com)

Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined

 

With the 24MP, 20fps full-frame mirrorless a9, Sony is clearly looking to shake up the sports and action photographer market. Read our full review to find out if we think it might succeed.

Jun, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony a9

 

The Sony a9 camera packs an incredible autofocus system, full-frame image sensor, and 4K video, all in a body that's smaller than most SLRs.

Shoots at 20fps with subject tracking. Full-frame 24MP image sensor. 93-percent focus coverage. Electronic shutter eliminates blackout. Also supports traditional mechanical shutter. Large, crisp EVF. Tilting touch LCD. In-body 5-axis stabilization. New...

Pricey. Only one slot UHS-II compliant. Dense menu system. Uncompressed Raw capture cuts speed to 12fps. Doesn't include external battery charger. Lens library missing wide aperture super telephoto options.

The Sony a9 is a big step forward for mirrorless technology. It betters the fastest, most expensive SLRs in capture rate, spreads its autofocus system across almost the entirety of a full-fame image sensor, and has a really fantastic EVF—one that, in...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

The Sony A9: If you photograph action, you'll want it (hands-on)

 

It's not perfect and it's too expensive for many of us, but the A9 is fast, accurate, lightweight and delivers on photo quality.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Sony Alpha 9 (a9)

 

Sony started this morning looking for WOWS and, in announcing their newest full-frame flagship ILC, I think they earned 'em.

Apr, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone:Y
Voice Recording:Y

Battery

Battery Capacity:2280
Battery life (CIPA standard):650
Battery Type:NP-FZ100
Battery voltage:7.2
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Power source type:Battery
Video recording time:195

Camera

Brightness adjustment:Y
Camera playback:movie, single image
Contrast adjustment:Y
Photo effects:black&white, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Scene modes:Landscape, Night, Portrait, Self-portrait, Sunset
Self-timer delay:2,5,10
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual, Program, Scene
Tripod mountable:Y
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Display:TFT
Display diagonal:7.62
Display diagonal (metric):7.5
Flip-out screen:N
Touchscreen:N
Vari-angle LCD display:N

Flash

Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Flash exposure lock:Y
Flash Modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Flash on, Hi-speed sync, Pre-flash, Slow synchronization
Pre-flash:Y
Shoe mounting point:Y

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):24 - 70

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y
ISO sensitivity:100, 25600
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Partial, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo,MS PRO Duo Mark 2,MS Pro-HG Duo,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Memory slots:2

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Packaging Content

Quick start guide:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC / MILC Body
Image formats supported:JPEG XR,RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):35.6 x 23.8
Maximum image resolution:6000 x 4000
Megapixel:24.2
Sensor Format:Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):6000 x 4000, 3936 x 2624, 3008 x 2000, 3936 x 2624, 3008 x 2000, 1968 x 1312, 6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2216, 3008 x 1688, 3936 x 2216, 3008 x 1688, 1968 x 1112
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 16:9
Total MegaPixels:28.3

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y
HDMI connector type:Micro
Headphone outputs:1
USB connector:MICRO-USB
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:electronic, mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/32000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Technical Details

Image processor:BIONZ X
Self-timer:Y

Video

HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Motion JPEG frame rate:60
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@24fps,1280x720@30fps,1280x720@60fps,1920x1080@24fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@25fps
Video formats supported:AVC,AVCHD,M4V,XAVC-I
Video recording:Y
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Viewfinder

Magnification:0.78
Viewfinder screen size:0.5
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:63
Height :95.6
Weight (including battery):673
Width:126.9