Sony A9 announced
19 April 2017 | Category: Stills
Sony has announced details for the new A9 full-frame mirrorless camera. Featuring a 24.2MP stacked CMOS sensor, the A9 is capable of a broad ISO range of 100-51,200 (expandable to 50-204,800). The unique sensor design also delivers data processing speeds 20 times faster than previous Sony full-frame cameras.
Shooting speeds of up to 20 fps for more than 200 RAW frames are enabled by a new, silent and vibration-free electronic shutter with a top shutter speed of 1/32000.
A whopping 693 phase detection AF points cover approximately 93% of the image area.
A new 5-axis image stabilisation unit offers a 5-stop shutter advantage and the new 3.686,000 Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder is the highest resolution ever used in a Sony camera that won’t blackout even at 20fps.
The A9 is also the first Sony full-frame camera to incorporate a touchscreen.
As is to be expected from Sony, the A9 supports 4K (3840 x 2160) video output, recording across the whole width of the sensor. This full-pixel readout with no pixel-binning collects the equivalent amount of data required for 6K, oversampling it to produce the highest possible 4K movie image quality.
The Sony A9 will be available from June 2017.