With its 24.2 megapixel full-frame stacked CMOS sensor, the Sony α9 delivers exceptional speed and clarity, with the ability to store large amounts of data. A high sensitivity ISO expandable to ISO 204,800 has noise reduction for clean image quality in a variety of lighting conditions. RAW files can be recorded in 14-bit for greater colour fidelity and post-production flexibility.
The impressive Bionz X image processor lends to quick processing speeds for fast-paced shooting so you’ll never miss a beat. You can freeze fast-moving objects, whether it’s a racing car, a bird in flight or a high-action sporting moment. Speed and performance at its best, this processor is free from mechanical noise and vibration.
Shooting an unrivalled 20 frames per second with AF/AE tracking ensures you will never miss that perfect shot, even in fast-action moments. The 693-point AF system has incredible phase detection covering a generous area of the image to deliver exceptional precision when focusing on your subjects. And you’ll be able to shoot in a variety of lighting conditions with sensitivity down to -3 EV.
High-density tracking AF technology ensures you can maintain focus on moving subjects, no matter the lighting conditions. So that speeding racecar or kayak going down the rapids will still be in precise detail. Whether it’s in broad daylight or artificial settings, you’ll be able to capture quick action shots that will make the viewer feel like they’re in the moment.
Decked out with a Quad-VGA 3.7m-Dot OLED EVF, the Sony α9 offers blackout-free shooting for accuracy with capturing moving subjects. This means the viewfinder has an uninterrupted view of the object you’re shooting even during the shutter release, delivering 60 frames per second in live-view.
Record exceptional videos with internal UHD 4K video at multiple frame rates up to 30 frames per second. When you’re in the moment, you can capture a scene as a video and later capture a screen grab to produce 8MP stills during playback. That absolutely ensures you won’t miss out on a unique moment.
The 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE stabilisation cuts out camera shake, even when you’re shooting handheld. That works both for stills and video, even when you’re shooting from a distance. You can be confident to use any lens without countering blur from camera shake.
The 3 inch 1.44m-dot tilting LCD touchscreen makes it easy to view your stills and playback video. Easily take a look at your shots in live view and navigate the menu with the touch of your finger. You can also intuitively autofocus on an exact spot with the touch focus functionality.
|Camera Series||Sony Alpha|
|Image Sensor Type / Format||35mm Full Frame, CMOS|
|Pixels||Actual: 28.3 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
|Max Resolution||24 MP: 6000 x 4000|
|Other Resolutions||M: 3936 x 2624 (10M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M), APS-C L: 3936 x 2624 (10M), M: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M), S: 1968 x 1312 (2.6M)|
|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
|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|
|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|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 100-51200 (Extended Mode: 50-204800)|
|Memory Card Type||SD SDHC SDXC Memory Stick Duo|
|Aspect Ratio||3:2, 16:9|
|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
|Video Clip Length||No|
|Audio Recording||Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo) Optional External Mic: With Video)|
|Display Screen||3" Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD (1,440,000)|
|Shutter||Type: Mechanical Speed: 30 - 1/8000 Second , Bulb Mode
Type: Electronic Speed: 30 - 1/32000 Second in Bulb Mode
|Max Sync Speed||1 / 250 Second|
|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|
|Battery||1 x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 2280 mAh|
|AC Power Adapter||No|
|Operating Storage Temperature||Operating 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)|
The Sony α9 enables easy customisation from the My Menu function. You have up to 72 options that you can set to enable the settings you want to make this camera work just the way you want it to.
Yes, you can enable silent shutter mode. This is ideal when you need to be really candid when shooting wildlife.
This model’s battery is much improved from its predecessor. However, we still always recommend having a spare battery just in case. You never know when your battery will die, and it’s usually in a crucial moment.
Pair this camera with Sony G Master lenses for superb image sharpness and quality to make the most of your fantastic Sony α9 camera.
A high speed memory card will help you get the most out of this camera, especially to make the most of the 20 FPS shooting and 4K video recording modes. The Sandisk ExtremePro SD 64GB 95MB/S USH-I memory card would be perfect.