Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body


PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 24.2MP Full-Frame Stacked CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
  • 693-Point AF System & 20 fps Shooting
  • Blackout-Free Quad-VGA 3.7m-Dot OLED EVF
  • Internal UHD 4K Video Recording
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • 3.0" 1.44m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • ISO 204,800, Silent Electronic Shutter
  • Built-In Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, Dual SD Slots
  • Integrated LAN and PC Sync Terminals

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Bringing the speed Sony mirrorless shooters have been waiting for, the Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera takes impressive multimedia capabilities and ups the processing capabilities for ultra-fast continuous shooting. Making use of a 24.2MP full-frame Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, the a9 is capable of shooting at up to 20 fps, recording UHD 4K video internally, and shooting with an expanded sensitivity range to ISO 204,800. Balancing the quickness of the processor is a well-matched 693-point phase-detection autofocus system that covers 93% of the image area for accurate and quick subject tracking in a variety of lighting conditions. Additionally, complementing both the imaging and focusing assets, the a9 also sports 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization to minimize the appearance of camera shake when shooting handheld.

Matching its professional imaging capabilities is a well-rounded physical construction that is fully weather-sealed for use in trying environmental conditions. For clear, uncompromised viewing, a quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder is featured with an impressive 3.686m-dot resolution and 120 fps refresh rate for clear, bright, and smooth eye-level viewing. Alternatively, a 3.0" 1.44m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD is also available to benefit working from high and low angles. Dual SD memory card slots, a customizable menu system, and a variety of physical control dials further round out the camera's intuitive design, and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enables wireless image sharing and remote camera control from linked mobile devices.

24.2MP Full-Frame Exmor RS Stacked CMOS Sensor
Poised for speed, the a9 features a first-for-full-frame 24.2MP Exmor RS stacked CMOS that affords impressively quick readout speeds to benefit up to 20 fps continuous shooting and UHD 4K video recording. The sensor's back-illuminated design also affords high sensitivity to an extended ISO 204,800 with reduced noise for clean image quality in a variety of lighting conditions. Additionally, uncompressed raw files can be recorded in 14-bit for greater color fidelity and post-production flexibility.

BIONZ X Image Processor
Working in conjunction with the stacked CMOS sensor is an apt BIONZ X image processor that ensures quick processing speeds to keep up with fast-paced shooting applications. Continuous shooting up to 20 fps is supported for up to 362 consecutive JPEGs, or 241 raw frames, along with a top electronic shutter speed of 1/32,000 for freezing fast-moving subjects or working in bright lighting conditions. Benefitting the fast recording capabilities is an equally quick AF/AE metering system that functions at 60 times per second to continuously evaluate the scene in order to lock onto and track moving subjects. Additionally, due to the use of an electronic shutter, totally blackout-free monitoring is possible with the electronic viewfinder for more accurate compositions of moving subjects.

693-Point Phase-Detection AF
Covering 93% of the image area, a focal-plane phase-detection autofocus system incorporates 693 points along with 25 contrast-detection areas for quick and precise focusing in in a variety of lighting conditions with sensitivity down to -3 EV. The density of focusing points from this hybrid AF system also enables High-density Tracking AF Technology, which is adept at tracking moving subjects in a variety of lighting conditions. The use of phase-detection points also enables the use of A-mount lenses via the optional LA-EA3 or LA-EA1 lens mount adapters with full continuous AF/AE tracking compatibility.

The apt focus system also lends itself to a variety of focusing functions for refined accuracy, including Lock-on AF, which maintains focus on moving subjects throughout the use of a configurable frame that is set over the desired moving subject, and Expand Flexible Spot, which employs neighboring focus points to retain focus on moving subjects even if the originally selected point loses focus. Additionally, Eye AF can be used to base focus on recognized subjects' eyes for portraits and is available in both AF-S and AF-C modes. Autofocus can also be used in conjunction with the Focus Magnifier function for critical focus when homing in on minute subject details.

In addition to autofocus, the a9 also features a Peaking MF function to benefit manual focus control by highlighting sharp edges of contrast for a more objective means of acquiring sharp focus.

5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization
Packed into the robust a9 is a 5-stop effective 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization system that compensates for five different types of camera shake encountered during handheld shooting of stills and video. This allows users to confidently use any lens, even adapted lenses, for critical imaging without encountering blur from camera shake.

For long focal lengths, the system will correct for pitch and yaw adjustments. Macro and high-magnification imagery, on the other hand, will benefit from the inclusion of horizontal and vertical shift compensation. All shooting styles will get usage out of the roll compensation. All 5 axes of stabilization will function at all times, even when used with third-party lenses and adapters or lenses with built-in optical stabilization.

UHD 4K Video Recording in XAVC S Format
Internal recording of UHD 4K movies is possible in multiple frame rates up to 30 fps and, based on the Super35mm recording area and effective 20MP (6000 x 3376) resolution, 2.4x oversampling renders greater detail and full pixel readout is possible, that is void of pixel binning, for higher quality imagery with reduced moiré and aliasing. Full HD 1080p recording is also supported in frame rates up to 120 fps, and both resolutions utilize the 100 Mbps XAVC S format contained within an MP4 wrapper with 4:2:0 sampling. The high-speed, 120 fps recording also enables 4x and 5x slow-motion movie recording with the frame rate set to either 30p or 24p. In addition to high-resolution internal recording, uncompressed HDMI output also enables the use of an optional external recorder for clean 4K recording with 4:2:2 sampling.

4K video recording also avails the ability to produce 8MP stills during playback by taking a frame grab from a movie and storing it as a separate file.

Custom Color Profiles and S-Log3 Gamma
Support is available for the S-Gamut3.Cine/S-Log-3 and S-Gamut3/S-Log3 profiles that enable up to a 1300% wider dynamic range for smoother tonal and color gradations, along with enhanced sensitivity and clarity in shadows and mid-tones. These profiles also lend themselves to greater compatibility within a professional workflow and are well-paired to the Cineon Log gamma curve for versatile post-production grading and color control. The S-Log3 gamma setting also offers an impressive 14-stop wide dynamic range for greater control over the highlights and shadows, while the S-Gamut3.Cine profile can be used to mimic the qualities of scanned negative film with a wide gamut comparable to the DCI-P3 color space. Additionally, the popular S-Log2 setting is also available.

Slow & Quick Motion
Take more control over your video capture capabilities with a variety of new frame rates available in an S&Q mode. This will allow shooters to capture Full HD video at one of either steps between 1-120 fps. These settings will allow you to slow down action as well as speed up a slow-moving scene. This setting is also NTSC/PAL switchable.

Zebra and Gamma Display Assist
An enhanced Zebra function is ideally suited to working with S-Log gamma profiles and aids in monitoring exposure values in high-contrast scenes. Video signal level targets can be set from 0 to 109, and specific ranges can be set to make exposure level adjustments easier.

In contrast, a Gamma Display Assist function is also available that displays scenes with natural contrast when recording with S-Log settings. This function converts imagery to the ITU709 profile for easier on-camera monitoring.

Time Code and User Bit Settings
A time code can be used to record hours, minutes, seconds, frames on image data for more precise editing while the User Bit function can record date, time, and scene number to aid in editing together footage from multiple cameras.

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 24.2MP Full-Frame Stacked CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
  • 693-Point AF System & 20 fps Shooting
  • Blackout-Free Quad-VGA 3.7m-Dot OLED EVF
  • Internal UHD 4K Video Recording
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • 3.0" 1.44m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • ISO 204,800, Silent Electronic Shutter
  • Built-In Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, Dual SD Slots
  • Integrated LAN and PC Sync Terminals

Lens Mount    Sony E-Mount
Camera Format    Full-Frame
Pixels 

  • Actual: 28.3 Megapixel
  • Effective: 24.2 Megapixel

Max Resolution    24 MP: 6000 x 4000
Aspect Ratio    3:2, 16:9
Sensor Type / Size    CMOS, 35.6 x 23.8 mm
File Formats

  • Still Images: JPEG, RAW
  • Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC S
  • Audio: AAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM

Bit Depth    14-Bit
Dust Reduction System    Yes
Memory Card Type 

  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • Memory Stick Duo

Image Stabilization    Sensor-Shift, 5-Way

Video Recording    Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video Format

  • 3840 x 2160p at 24, 25, 30 fps (100 Mbps XAVC S via H.264)
  • 3840 x 2160p at 24, 25, 30 fps (60 Mbps XAVC S via H.264)
  • 1920 x 1080p at 100, 120 fps (100 Mbps XAVC S via H.264)
  • 1920 x 1080p at 100, 120 fps (60 Mbps XAVC S via H.264)
  • 1920 x 1080p at 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 fps (50 Mbps XAVC S via H.264)
  • 1920 x 1080p at 50, 60 fps (28 Mbps AVCHD via H.264)
  • 1920 x 1080i at 50, 60 fps (24 Mbps AVCHD via H.264)
  • 1920 x 1080i at 50, 60 fps (17 Mbps AVCHD via H.264)
  • 1920 x 1080p at 24, 25 fps (24 Mbps AVCHD via H.264)
  • 1920 x 1080p at 24, 25 fps (17 Mbps AVCHD via H.264)
  • 1920 x 1080p at 50, 60 fps (28 Mbps MP4 via H.264)
  • 1920 x 1080p at 25, 30 fps (16 Mbps MP4 via H.264)
  • 1280 x 720p at 25, 30 fps (6 Mbps MP4 via H.264)

Aspect Ratio    16:9
Video Clip Length    Not specified by manufacturer
Audio Recording 

  • Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
  • Optional External Mic: With Video)

Focus Type    Auto & Manual
Focus Mode
Continuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points  

  • Phase Detection: 693
  • Contrast Detection: 25

Viewfinder Type    Electronic
Viewfinder Size    0.5"
Viewfinder Pixel Count    3,686,400
Viewfinder Eye Point    23.00 mm
Viewfinder Coverage    100%
Viewfinder Magnification    Approx. 0.78x
Diopter Adjustment    -4 to +3 m
Display Screen    3" Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD (1,440,000)
Screen Coverage    100%

ISO Sensitivity    Auto, 100-51200 (Extended Mode: 50-204800)
Shutter

  • Type: Mechanical
  • Speed: 30 - 1/8000 Second , Bulb Mode
  • Type: Electronic
  • Speed: 30 - 1/32000 Second in Bulb Mode

Metering Method    Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multi-Zone Metering, Spot Metering, Highlight Weighted
Exposure Modes 

  • Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
  • Metering Range: EV -3.0 - EV 20.0
  • Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV Steps)

White Balance Modes

  • Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater

Continuous Shooting

  • Up to 20 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 362 frames in JPEG format
  • Up to 20 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 241 frames in raw format
  • Up to 10 fps at 24.2 MP
  • Up to 5 fps at 24.2 MP
  • Up to 2.5 fps at 24.2 MP

Built-in Flash    No
Max Sync Speed    1 / 250 Second
Flash Compensation    -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System    P-TTL
External Flash Connection    Hot Shoe, PC Terminal

Self Timer    10 Seconds, 5 Seconds, 2 Seconds
Connectivity    1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, X-Sync Socket
Wi-Fi Capable    Yes

Battery    1 x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 2280 mAh

Dimensions (WxHxD)    5.0 x 3.8 x 2.5" / 126.9 x 95.6 x 63.0 mm
Weight    1.48 lb / 673 g

SKU 16-ILCE9B
Brand Sony

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