Sony announced its much rumored A9 DSLR camera on 19th April. Based on the specs, it will be the most advanced full frame camera for professional photographers out there. Please note, this one is all about speed!
Alpha A9 is a 24.2-megapixel camera with a first of its kind full frame stacked CMOS sensor and can shoot up to 241RAW (362 JPEGs), full frame images at a ridiculous 20 frames-per-second, which is like 20 times faster than any previous models till date. It also packs an ultra-dense 693-point focal plane phase detection autofocus that can do 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second with a maximum shutter speed of 1/32,000sec.
Well, now that is some power packed and interesting specifications to look out for, especially if your subjects are fast moving or sports, you wouldn’t skip a beat with this one. The A9 shoots 4k videos, features 5-axis in-body stabilization, features dual SD card slots and is also equipped with an Ethernet cable port. It will be launched in the United States on 25th May with a whopping price tag of $4,500.
Some of the other enhanced features to look forward in the A9 are a better battery life, with 2.2x the capacity compared to Sony’s previous full-frame cameras and twice as fast data processing speed. It also packs Sony’s sharpest electronic view finder, a Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder with approximately 3.686k dots and vibration free, silent shooting.
Last but not the least, Sony is also presenting this device as a serious breakthrough in high quality 4k capture. “Full pixel readout with no pixel binning makes it possible to condense 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.”