α9 II full-frame camera with pro capability

Model: ILCE-9M2
RM 18,999.00
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  • Overview

     

    Operability, reliability and connectivity are refined to support professional needs, including, in addition to its reliable AF, up to 20fps blackout-free continuous shooting, silent shooting capabilities, and vibration-free Anti-distortion shutter.

  • Highlight

    24.2-megapixel 35 mm full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory

    BIONZ X™ processing engine

    20fps continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking

    Wide AF coverage with 693-point phase-detection and 425-point contrast detection AF points

    1000BASE-T LAN terminal, 5GHz Wi-Fi<sup>®</sup> support for fast data transfer

    Lens Compatibility

    Sony E-mount lenses

    Sensor Type

    35mm full frame (35.6×23.8mm), Exmor RS CMOS sensor

    Number Of Pixels (Effective)

    Approx. 24.2 megapixels

    ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

    [Still images] Mechanical Shutter: ISO 100-51200 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 204800 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Electronic Shutter: ISO 100-25600 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), [Movies] ISO 100-51200 equivalent (ISO numbers up to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.),AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)

    Battery Life (Still Images)

    Approx. 500 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 690 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)

    Viewfinder Type

    1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color), Quad-VGA OLED

    Monitor Type

    7.5cm (3.0-type) type TFT

  • Specifications

    Lens

    Lens Compatibility

    Sony E-mount lenses

    Lens Mount

    E-mount

    Image Sensor

    Aspect Ratio

    3:2

    Number Of Pixels (Effective)

    Approx. 24.2 megapixels

    Number of Pixels (total)

    Approx. 28.3 megapixels

    Sensor Type

    35mm full frame (35.6×23.8mm), Exmor RS CMOS sensor

    Anti-Dust System

    Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism

    Recording (still images)

    Recording Format

    JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.31, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)

    Image Size (pixels) [3:2]

    35mm full frame L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), 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)

    IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [4:3] 

    35mm full frame L: 5328 x 4000 (21M), M: 3488 x 2624 (9.2M), S: 2656 x 2000 (5.3M) APS-C L: 3488 x 2624 (9.2M), M: 2656 x 2000 (5.3M), S: 1744 x 1312 (2.3M)

    Image Size (pixels) [16:9]

    35mm full frame L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), M: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), APS-C L: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), M: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), S: 1968 x 1112 (2.2M)

    IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [1:1] 

    35mm full frame L: 4000 x 4000 (16M), M: 2624 x 2624 (6.9M), S: 2000 x 2000 (4.0M), APS-C L: 2624 x 2624 (6.9M), M: 2000 x 2000 (4.0M), S: 1312 x 1312 (1.7M)

    Image Size (pixels) [Sweep Panorama]

    -

    Image Quality Modes

    RAW, RAW & JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard), JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard)

    Picture Effect

    8 types: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key, Rich-tone Monochrome

    Creative Style

    Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box(1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-5 to +5 steps))

    Picture Profile

    -

    Dynamic Range Functions

    Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))

    Colour Space

    sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color

    14bit RAW

    Yes

    Uncompressed RAW

    Yes

    Recording (movie)

    Recording Format

    XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant

    Video Compression

    XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

    Audio Recording Format

    XAVC S: LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator

    Colour Space

    xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS Color

    Picture Effect

    Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera(Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key

    Creative Style

    Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box(1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-5 to +5 steps))

    Picture Profile

    -

    Image Size (Pixels), NTSC

    XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (30p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (30p, 60M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 60M), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (120p, 100M), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60M), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 25M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 16M), AVCHD:1920 x 1080 (60i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 17M, FH)

    Image Size (pixels), PAL

    XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (25p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (25p, 60M), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (50i, 17M, FH)

    SLOW & QUICK MOTION (SHOOTING FRAME RATE) 

    NTSC mode: 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps, PAL mode: 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 6fps, 12fps, 25fps, 50fps, 100fps,

    SLOW & QUICK MOTION (RECORDING FRAME RATE & IMAGE SIZE) 

    NTSC mode: 1920x1080 (60p, 30p, 24p), PAL mode: 1920x1080 (50p, 25p)

    Movie Functions

    Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, Proxy Recording (1280 x 720(Approx.9Mbps)), TC/UB (TC Preset/UB Preset/TC Format/TC Run/TC Make/UB Time Rec), Auto Slow Shutter, REC Control, Clean HDMI Info. (ON/OFF selectable)

    HDMI Output

    3840 x 2160 (25p), 1920 x 1080 (50p), 1920 x 1080 (50i), 1920 x 1080 (24p), 1920 x 1080(60p), 1920 x 1080 (60i), 3840 x 2160 (30p), 3840 x 2160 (24p), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit / RGB 8bit

    Recording System

    Location information Link from smartphone

    Yes

    Media

    SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant), microSD memory card, microSDHC memory card, microSDXC memory card

    Memory Card Slot

    SLOT1: Slot for SD (UHS-I/II compliant) memory card, SLOT2: Slot for SD (UHS-I/II compliant) memory card

    Recording mode on 2 memory cards

    Simult. Rec (Still), Simult. Rec (Movie), Simult. Rec (Still/Movie), Sort (JPEG/RAW), Sort (Still/Movie), Auto Switch Media (On/Off), Copy

    Noise Reduction

    Noise Reduction

    Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off

    Multi Frame NR

    -

    White balance

    White Balance Modes

    Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash /Underwater/ Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & color filter (G7 to M7 (57-step), A7 to B7 (29-step)) / Custom

    AWB Micro Adjustment

    Yes (G7 to M7, 57-step)(A7 to B7, 29-step)

    Priority Set in AWB

    Yes

    SHUTTER AWB LOCK 

    Yes (Shut. Halfway Down/ Cont. Shooting/ Off)

    Bracketing

    3 frames, H/L selectable

    Focus

    Focus Type

    Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)

    Focus Sensor

    Exmor RS CMOS sensor

    Focus Point

    35mm full frame: 693 points (phase-detection AF), APS-C mode with FF lens: 299 points (phase-detection AF), with APS-C lens: 221 points (phase-detection AF) / 425 points (contrast-detection AF)

    Focus Sensitivity Range

    EV-3 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)

    Focus Mode

    AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus

    Focus Area

    Wide (693 points (phase-detection AF), 425 points(contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) /Expanded Flexible Spot/ Tracking ( Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot)

    Other Features

    Eye-start AF (only with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached (Sold separately)), Tracking, [Still images] Human (Right/Left Eye Select) / Animal, [Movie] Human (Right/Left Eye Select), AF micro adjustment with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 (Sold separately) , Predictive control, Focus lock, Swt.V/H AF Area, AF Area Regist., Circ. of Focus Point

    AF Illuminator

    Yes (with Built-in LED type)

    AF Illuminator range

    Approx. 0.3m - approx. 3.0m (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS attached)

    Focus type with LA-EA3 (Sold separately)

    phase-detection

    Exposure

    Metering Type

    1200-zone evaluative metering

    Metering Sensor

    Exmor RS CMOS sensor

    Metering Sensitivity

    EV-3 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)

    Metering Mode

    Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot Standard/Large, Entire Screen Avg., Highlight

    Exposure Compensation

    +/- 5.0EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable) (with exposure compensation dial: +/- 3EV (1/3 EV steps))

    Exposure Bracketing

    Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1.0 EV increments.

    AE Lock

    Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Available with AE lock button. (On/Off/Auto)

    Exposure Modes

    AUTO (iAuto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M)), Slow & Quick Motion (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M))

    ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

    [Still images] Mechanical Shutter: ISO 100-51200 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 204800 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Electronic Shutter: ISO 100-25600 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), [Movies] ISO 100-51200 equivalent (ISO numbers up to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.),AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)

    Anti-flicker Shoot.

    Yes

    Scene Selection

    -

    Viewfinder

    Viewfinder Type

    1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color), Quad-VGA OLED

    Number of Dots

    3 686 400 dots

    Brightness Control (Viewfinder)

    Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)

    Color Temperature Control

    Manual (5 steps)

    Field Coverage

    100%

    Magnification

    approx. 0.78 x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m<sup>-1</sup>)

    Dioptre Adjustment

    -4.0 to +3.0m<sup>-1</sup>

    Eye Point

    Approx. 23mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m<sup>-1</sup> (CIPA standard)

    Finder Frame Rate Selection

    STD 60fps / HI 120fps

    Display Contents

    Graphic Display, Display All Info., No Disp. Info., Digital Level Gauge, Histogram

    LCD Screen

    Monitor Type

    7.5cm (3.0-type) type TFT

    Number of Dots

    1,440,000 dots

    Touch Panel

    Yes

    Brightness Control

    Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode

    Adjustable Angle

    Up by approx. 107 degrees, Down by approx. 41 degrees

    Display Selecter (Finder/LCD)

    Yes (Auto/Manual)

    Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)

    On/Off

    Quick Navi

    Yes

    Focus Magnifier

    Yes (35mm full frame: 4.7x, 9.4x, APS-C: 3.1x, 6.2x)

    Zebra

    Yes (selectable level + range or lower limit as custom setting)

    Peaking MF

    Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: Red/Yellow/Blue/White)

    Others

    WhiteMagic, Grid Line (Rule of 3rds Grid/Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off), Movie Marker (Center/Aspect/Safety Zone/Guideframe)

    Display Content

    Graphic Display, Display All Info, No Disp. Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram, For viewfinder, Monitor Off

    Other Features

    PlayMemories Camera Apps™

    -

    Clear Image Zoom

    Still images:Approx. 2x, Movies:Approx. 1.5x (4K), Approx. 2x (HD)

    Digital Zoom

    Smart zoom (Still images):35mm full frame: M:approx 1.5x, S:approx 2x, APS-C: M:approx 1.3x, S:approx 2x, Digital zoom (Still images):35mm full frame: L:approx 4x, M:approx 6.1x, S:approx 8x, APS-C: L:approx 4x, M:approx 5.2x, S:approx 8x, Digital zoom (Movie):35mm full frame: approx 4x, APS-C: approx 4x

    Face Detection

    Modes:Face Priority in AF(On/Off), Face Priority in Multi Metering(On/Off), Regist. Faces Priority(On/Off), Face registration, Max. number of detectable: 8 faces

    Self-Portrait Self-timer

    -

    Others

    Interval Recording, Touch Focus: Yes (Touch Focus/Touch Pad/Touch Tracking), ISO AUTO Min. SS, Bright Monitoring, Copyright Info, Set File Name, FTP Transfer Func., Help guide, Area Setting, Shop Front Mode, Video Light Mode, Zoom Ring Rotate

    Eye-Fi ready

    -

    Shutter

    Type

    Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type

    Shutter Type

    Auto/Mechanical shutter/Electronic shutter

    Shutter Speed

    [Still images, Single shot] Mechanical Shutter: 1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb, AUTO: 1/32000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Electronic Shutter: 1/32000 to 30 sec, [Still images, Continous shooting] Mechanical Shutter: 1/8000 to 30 sec, AUTO: 1/32000 to 1/8 sec, Electronic Shutter: 1/32000 to 1/8 sec, [Movies]: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps) up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)

    Flash Sync. Speed

    1/250 sec.

    Electronic Front Curtain Shutter

    Yes (ON/OFF)

    Silent Shooting

    Yes (Electronic Shutter)

    Image Stabilization

    Type

    Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (Compensation depends on lens specifications)

    Compensation Effect

    5.5 stops (based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)

    Flash Control

    Type

    -

    Guide No.

    -

    Flash coverage

    -

    Control

    Pre-flash TTL

    Flash Compensation

    +/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)

    Flash Bracketing

    3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0 EV increments.

    Flash Modes

    Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless, Hi-speed sync.

    External Flash Compatibility

    Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe

    FE Level Lock

    Yes

    Wireless Control

    Yes (Light signal: Available with Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Hi-speed sync. /Radio signal: Available with Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Hi-speed sync.)

    Drive

    Drive Modes

    Single Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracket: Single, Bracket: Cont., White Balance bracket, DRO bracket

    Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)

    AUTO/Electronic Shutter: Continuous shooting: Hi: max. 20 fps, Mid: max. 10fps, Lo: max. 5 fps , Mechanical Shutter: Continuous shooting: Hi: max. 10 fps, Mid: max. 8fps, Lo: max. 3 fps

    No. of recordable frames (approx.)

    JPEG Extra fine L: 361 frames, JPEG Fine L: 361 frames, JPEG Standard L: 361 frames, RAW: 239 frames, RAW&JPG: 226 frames, RAW(Uncompressed): 131 frames, RAW(Uncompressed)&JPG: 120 frames

    Self-Timer

    10 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/2 sec. delay/Continuous self-timer (3 frames after 10 sec. delay/5 frames after 10 sec. delay/3 frames after 5 sec. delay/5 frames after 5 sec. delay/3 frames after 2 sec. delay/5 frames after 2 sec. delay)/Bracketing self-timer (Off/2 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/10sec. delay)

    Playback

    Photo Capture

    Yes

    Modes

    Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 15.0x, M: 9.84x, S: 7.52x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec,Off), Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Folder selection (Date/ Still/ MP4/ AVCHD/XAVC S HD/XAVC S 4K), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect, Rating, Display as Group, Voice Memo

    Interface

    PC Interface

    Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote

    Multi / Micro USB Terminal

    Yes

    NFC™

    Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible), One-touch remote, One-touch sharing

    Wireless LAN (Built-In)

    Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz band/5GHz band), View on Smartphone, Remote control via Smartphone, Send to Computer, View on TV

    Bluetooth

    Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4GHz band))

    HD Output

    HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI), PhotoTV HD, 4K movie output/4K still image PB

    Multi Interface Shoe

    Yes (with Digital Audio Interface)

    Auto-lock Accessory Shoe

    -

    Smart Accessory Terminal 2

    -

    Mic Terminal

    Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)

    DC IN Terminal

    -

    Sync Terminal

    Yes

    Headphone Terminal

    Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)

    Vertical Grip Connector

    Yes

    PC Remote

    Yes

    LAN Terminal

    Yes (1000BASE-T)

    Audio

    Microphone

    Built-in, stereo

    Speaker

    Built-in, monaural

    Print

    Compatible Standards

    Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting

    Custom function

    Type

    Custom key settings, Programmable Setting (Body 3 sets /memory card 4 sets), My Menu, My Dial Settings, Reg Cust Shoot Set

    Lens Compensation

    Setting

    Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion

    Power

    Supplied Battery

    One rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100

    Battery Life (Still Images)

    Approx. 500 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 690 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)

    Battery Life (Movie, actual recording)

    Approx. 110 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 120 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)

    Battery Life (Movie, continuous recording)

    Approx. 195 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 200 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)

    Internal Battery Charge

    Yes (Available with Multi/Micro USB Terminal or USB Type-C Terminal)

    External Power

    -

    Power consumption with Viewfinder

    Still images: approx. 3.9W (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx5.0W (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)

    Power consumption with LCD screen

    Still images: approx. 2.9W (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx4.9W (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)

    USB Power supply

    Yes (Available with Multi/Micro USB Terminal or USB Type-C Terminal)

    Others

    Operating Temperature

    32 - 104 degrees F / 0 - 40 degrees C

    Size & Weight

    Weight (with battery and memory card included)

    Approx. 678 g / approx. 1 lb 8.0 oz

    Dimensions (W x H x D)

    Approx. 128.9mm x 96.4mm x 77.5mm, Approx. 128.9mm x 96.4mm x 67.3mm (from grip to monitor)/Approx. 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 3 1/8 inches, Approx. 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 2 3/4 inches (from grip to monitor)

  • Features
    Full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory

    Full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory

    α9 II is the mirrorless camera that delivers next-generation high-speed performance far exceeding SLRs. It’s equipped with the outstanding 35 mm stacked CMOS image sensor with integral memory for impressively fast overall readout speed. This 24.2 MP image sensor achieves high sensitivity of up to ISO 204800 (extended) with the design of back-illuminated structure.

    High-speed BIONZ X image processing engine

    High-speed BIONZ X image processing engine

    The camera's image-processing algorithms represent the latest generation of advancements, allowing higher levels of natural tonal gradations and more stable AWB for continuous shooting.

    Uncompromised image quality

    Uncompromised image quality

    The combination of a 24.2 effective megapixel integral-memory full-frame stacked CMOS image sensor and the latest-generation BIONZ X make possible high-sensitivity performance up to ISO 51200, high dynamic range, and support for 14-bit RAW output and 16-bit image processing. Together, they help capture maximum detail and image quality while reproducing rich tonal gradations and natural colour, such as human skin.

    Incredibly fast continuous shooting

    Incredibly fast continuous shooting

    Thanks to the α9 II’s incredible speed, continuous shooting is possible at up to 20fps with the electronic shutter and 10fps with the mechanical shutter, to capture fast-moving subjects with either shutter mode, and even at its highest speed, the flash can be synchronised with the mechanical shutter.

    AF/AE calculations up to 60 times/sec.

    AF/AE calculations up to 60 times/sec.

    AF/AE is calculated up to 60 times per second and is virtually uninterrupted, both while composing the image and even upon releasing the shutter. Continuous AF/AE—operated on the image sensor—locks onto and tracks erratically moving subjects with high speed, precision, and reliability. Additionally, AWB Lock capability, makes it possible to lock/unlock auto white balance operation at any time, which is useful in mixed lighting situations where natural and man-made light sources coexist.  (1) AF/AE calculations  (2) 60 times/sec  (3) 20 frames/sec

    Blackout-free Shooting with Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder<sup>TM</sup>

    Blackout-free Shooting with Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder<sup>TM</sup>

    In continuous shooting, the electronic shutter system banishes blackout interruption typical of optical viewfinders, and the high-speed image sensor eliminates distracting EVF display lag. A high 120fps refresh rate minimises display blurring of moving subjects, and, the Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder with approx. 3.68 million-dot high resolution, employs ZEISS® T* Coating to reduce reflections, and a dirt-repelling fluorine coating on the outer lens to enhance usability on location.  (A) Blackout-free Shooting  (B) Shooting with blackouts

    High-speed 1/32000 sec. Anti-distortion shutter

    A result of Sony’s image sensor innovation, this shutter achieves speeds up to 1/32000 sec., beyond the limits of mechanical systems. Additionally, the high curtain speed of the electronic shutter suppresses rolling shutter effect to excellently capture moving subjects during sports and other fast-moving activities.

    Silent shooting

    Silent shooting

    Explore the advantages of high-speed silent shooting with a shutter that is fully digital—without a physical mechanism. The electronic shutter allows silent shooting without mechanical mirror and shutter noise. It's ideal for sports and subjects that demand quiet operation, greatly expanding camera versatility.

    Anti-flicker shooting

    Anti-flicker shooting

    Flicker from fluorescent and other artificial lighting is automatically detected and shutter action is timed to minimise the effect of flicker on still images. This suppresses exposure and colour anomalies at the top and bottom of images shot at high shutter speeds, as well as exposure and colour inconsistency between continuous shots, so you can take images indoors with more confidence.  (1) Anti-flicker ON  (2) Anti-flicker OFF

    4D FOCUS: from AF wide coverage, speed, and tracking stability

    4D FOCUS: from AF wide coverage, speed, and tracking stability

    4D FOCUS means highly accurate subject detection, reliable rapid autofocusing, and continuous tracking of subjects in motion, based on uninterrupted AF and an optimised AF algorithm as well as the approximately 93% AF coverage from 693 focal-plane phase-detection AF points that track random subject motion even during shutter release.

    Real-time Tracking

    Real-time Tracking

    The Real-time Tracking technology uses AI to detect moving subjects from the wealth of information captured by the image sensor. Spatial data consisting of colour, pattern (brightness) and distance information are processed in parallel at high speed, and human and animal face and eye location data are detected continuously in real time using AI, realising high-accuracy with automatic detection and tracking performance for moving subjects.

    Real-time Eye AF for humans and animals

    Real-time Eye AF for humans and animals

    Real-time Eye AF relies on advanced AI to continuously analyse and detect eyes from the image sensor’s copious data, with left or right eye preference possible with a simple toggle. By half-pressing the shutter button, even animal eyes are detected. Team it up with Real-time Tracking for superior tracking performance of live subjects.

    Precision AF effective down to EV-3 brightness

    Precision AF effective down to EV-3 brightness

    Low-light AF detection extends to EV-3 at ISO 100. The ‘Focus Priority in Aperture Drive’ option enables more accurate focusing in dim lighting and when the aperture is stopped down with the result that the precision AF system will function properly even when shooting dimly lit scenes. This opens up new possibilities in low-light and night shooting.

    AF/AE-tracking continuous shooting with A-mount lenses

    The body’s 693-point focal-plane phase-detection AF provides wide-area coverage, fast response, and high tracking performance, not only for E-mount but also for A-mount lenses with use of a mount adaptor (LA-EA3). Continuous shooting of up to 10fps with AF tracking is possible.

    User selectable focus area circulation and customisation

    User selectable focus area circulation and customisation

    A new setting allows the focus area to be rotated through the upper, lower, left, and right edges of the frame to select an appropriate focus area for sports or other situations where the subject frequently moves through the frame. AF area and ISO display limiting makes it possible to display only the most frequently used focus area and ISO settings for quicker, easier selection for faster, more efficient shooting.

    Body-integrated 5-axis optical image stabilisation

    Body-integrated 5-axis optical image stabilisation

    The body-integrated image stabilisation system is fine-tuned to compensate accurately for 5-axis camera shake that can compromise handheld shooting. This gives you extremely high performance in both stills and movies, whether shooting at longer focal lengths, in close-ups, or at night. It is equivalent to using a 5.5-step faster shutter speed, allowing stable determination of composition when capturing subjects in high-speed motion. Real-time effects can be monitored via live view.  (1) Yaw  (2) Pitch  (3) Roll

    Shutter durability and image shake suppression

    Shutter durability and image shake suppression

    The shutter has been tested for durability in excess of 500,000 shutter-release cycles and incorporates an internal damper structure to absorb the impact of shutter motion for minimum shutter vibration and noise, helping to realise more sharply resolved imaging, as well.

    Reliable durability and weather resistance in tough situations

    Reliable durability and weather resistance in tough situations

    The α9 II brings you further enhanced body durability, with full use of lightweight, high-rigidity magnesium alloy for covers and internal frame, keeping the camera highly rigid and light. In response to pro opinions, enhanced sealing is applied to the battery cover, terminal cover and all joints in the chassis. A double-sealed sliding mechanism replaces the hinge to the media compartment lid for better moisture resistance. Routes to dust and moisture entry have been re-examined, and a cushion around the lens mount has been added to ensure reliable operation in challenging environments.

    Dual media slots, both supporting UHS-II

    Dual media slots, both supporting UHS-II

    The α9 II provides two media slots for SD cards, both SLOT 1 and SLOT 2 are now compatible with UHS-I and UHS-II for fast mass-volume data writing. Two cards in the slots can be used to simultaneously record or relay record data, separate RAW data from JPEG data, or stills from movies, and copy data from one card to the other. A slide lock structure prevents the memory card cover from being opened unintentionally.

    Professional-level operating stamina

    Professional-level operating stamina

    The α9 II employs the large-capacity NP-FZ100 battery and a highly energy-efficient circuit design to double operation longevity to professional session lengths. The robust VG-C4EM vertical-position grip is available for greater operability and even longer hours of shooting. In addition to other optional accessories, USB Type-C™ and Multi/Micro USB ports allow external mobile batteries to power the camera for further extended recording.

    Redesigned controls for confident and comfortable operation

    Redesigned controls for confident and comfortable operation

    A refined multi-selector, with a new surface texture for enhanced button response, lets you shift point of focus quickly and intuitively. With a thought for pro users, an improved grip shape reduces fatigue, and there is a new Exposure Compensation Dial Lock Button to increase operational security. In addition, the location and the AF-ON and other key buttons have been analysed for better feel and response. These improvements enhance your concentration on shutter release to "capture the moment" instantly.

    Faster FTP transfer

    Faster FTP transfer

    You can directly transfer images to an FTP server with significantly higher speed via the camera's LAN terminal that supports the Ethernet 1000BASE-T standard. It is also possible to upload images to an FTP server through an available wireless access point, and the camera supports either transfer mode in the background while shooting. Up to nine servers may be pre-registered for fast menu selection.

    Add voice memo to your images

    Add voice memo to your images

    The α9 II brings higher efficiency to work delivery tasks with a new Voice Memo function that allows you to record up to 60-sec audio files (.wav) describing shooting conditions or image content with automatic transcription into text, which is then attached to images.

    Extending operability with Remote Camera Tool

    Extending operability with Remote Camera Tool

    The camera is compatible with updated Remote Camera Tool application, which, after pairing to assure a secure connection, handles remote single or multi-camera shooting using wired LAN connection in venues like sports stadiums. Remote switching of the camera’s FTP server settings is also possible, as well as remote control of the saving and loading of settings to/from an SD memory card.

    Support for faster data transfer; 5GHz Wi-Fi® and USB 3.2 Gen 1

    Support for faster data transfer; 5GHz Wi-Fi® and USB 3.2 Gen 1

    Connectivity has been improved, with new support for the IEEE 802.11ac 5GHz band Wi-Fi® when the camera is connected in wireless mode, along with the camera's USB Type-C<sup>TM</sup> terminal that supports USB 3.2 Gen 1.

    High-resolution 4K movie recording

    High-resolution 4K movie recording

    The camera is capable of 4K movie recording with full-pixel readout without pixel binning. You can enjoy detail-rich, full-frame movies via the oversampling effect achieved by condensing approximately 2.4 times the amount of data required for 4K (6K equivalent) for 4K output (QFHD: 3840 x 2160). Additionally, the XAVC-S format is supported at bit rates as high as 100 Mbps.

    AF improvements for movie shooting

    When shooting 4K movies, the camera provides control of high speed, precision, and tracking performance, via adjustable tracking sensitivity, for smooth, stable AF movie shooting. More pronounced slow focus effects are now possible, and Real-time Eye AF is now also applicable when shooting movies, detecting and tracking eyes with high focus accuracy, which is critical when shooting 4K.

    Versatile movie recording functions

    The α9 II provides a wide array of functions to facilitate movie shooting workflows, including interval recording, clean HDMI output, time code/user bits (TC/UB), REC Control, marker display/setting, zebra function, Slow and Quick Motion, simultaneous proxy movie recording, and extraction and separate storage of a still from a movie, among others. A combination with the ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone or XLR-K3M XLR Adaptor Kit, via the new digital audio interface, enables clear sound recording with minimised quality deterioration by sending a digital audio signal to the camera.

    Improvement of camera settings saving function

    Improvement of camera settings saving function

    Now, a dramatically increased number of camera settings can be stored in the memory card, and saved settings can be read by other cameras of the same model. Moreover, up to 10 sets of camera settings can be stored in a memory card, thanks to the Save/Load Setting function. Camera setups can also be imported to the Imaging Edge Mobile application while imported setups can be exported to other cameras of the same model.

    Customisability for maximised efficiency

    Customisability for maximised efficiency

    Thanks to My Dial, three sets of menu options can be assigned through the front/rear dials and the control wheel. By assigning frequently used functions to these dials, they become instantly available for fingertip control while a custom button is held. Function sets can be assigned individually for stills and movies.

    Rating function and Image Jump Setting

    Rating function and Image Jump Setting

    Ratings from 1 to 5 stars can be applied to still images and maintained as the images are imported into the Imaging Edge<sup>TM</sup> desktop application (Viewer) running on a PC. This function and a protect function to prevent accidental image deletion can each be assigned to a custom button (C3 by default for protect). Ratings and protection can be applied via review playback display and continuous groups can be reviewed, protected, and deleted while you’re on location or travelling. With the Image Jump Setting, you can now also review large photo collections in 10 or 100 frame jumps, and group-review continuous burst shots for swift, efficient image evaluation.

    Capture One (for Sony)

    Capture One (for Sony)

    Capture One Express (for Sony) is free award-winning editing software that provides RAW development, easy management and powerful editing tools. Capture One Pro (for Sony) can be bought for even more editing tools and tethered shooting capability.

    Learn more

    Imaging Edge Remote, Viewer, and Edit desktop apps

    Imaging Edge Remote, Viewer, and Edit desktop apps

    Elevate your photography with Imaging Edge desktop applications. Use ‘Remote’ to control and monitor shooting live on your PC screen; ‘Viewer’ to quickly preview, rate, and select photos from large image libraries; and ‘Edit’ to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery.

    Learn more

  • Support
  • Overview
    • Overview

       

      Operability, reliability and connectivity are refined to support professional needs, including, in addition to its reliable AF, up to 20fps blackout-free continuous shooting, silent shooting capabilities, and vibration-free Anti-distortion shutter.

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    • Highlight

      24.2-megapixel 35 mm full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory

      BIONZ X™ processing engine

      20fps continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking

      Wide AF coverage with 693-point phase-detection and 425-point contrast detection AF points

      1000BASE-T LAN terminal, 5GHz Wi-Fi<sup>®</sup> support for fast data transfer

      Lens Compatibility

      Sony E-mount lenses

      Sensor Type

      35mm full frame (35.6×23.8mm), Exmor RS CMOS sensor

      Number Of Pixels (Effective)

      Approx. 24.2 megapixels

      ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

      [Still images] Mechanical Shutter: ISO 100-51200 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 204800 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Electronic Shutter: ISO 100-25600 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), [Movies] ISO 100-51200 equivalent (ISO numbers up to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.),AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)

      Battery Life (Still Images)

      Approx. 500 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 690 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)

      Viewfinder Type

      1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color), Quad-VGA OLED

      Monitor Type

      7.5cm (3.0-type) type TFT

  • specifications
    • Specifications

      Lens

      Lens Compatibility

      Sony E-mount lenses

      Lens Mount

      E-mount

      Image Sensor

      Aspect Ratio

      3:2

      Number Of Pixels (Effective)

      Approx. 24.2 megapixels

      Number of Pixels (total)

      Approx. 28.3 megapixels

      Sensor Type

      35mm full frame (35.6×23.8mm), Exmor RS CMOS sensor

      Anti-Dust System

      Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism

      Recording (still images)

      Recording Format

      JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.31, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)

      Image Size (pixels) [3:2]

      35mm full frame L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), 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)

      IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [4:3] 

      35mm full frame L: 5328 x 4000 (21M), M: 3488 x 2624 (9.2M), S: 2656 x 2000 (5.3M) APS-C L: 3488 x 2624 (9.2M), M: 2656 x 2000 (5.3M), S: 1744 x 1312 (2.3M)

      Image Size (pixels) [16:9]

      35mm full frame L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), M: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), APS-C L: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), M: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), S: 1968 x 1112 (2.2M)

      IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [1:1] 

      35mm full frame L: 4000 x 4000 (16M), M: 2624 x 2624 (6.9M), S: 2000 x 2000 (4.0M), APS-C L: 2624 x 2624 (6.9M), M: 2000 x 2000 (4.0M), S: 1312 x 1312 (1.7M)

      Image Size (pixels) [Sweep Panorama]

      -

      Image Quality Modes

      RAW, RAW & JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard), JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard)

      Picture Effect

      8 types: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key, Rich-tone Monochrome

      Creative Style

      Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box(1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-5 to +5 steps))

      Picture Profile

      -

      Dynamic Range Functions

      Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))

      Colour Space

      sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color

      14bit RAW

      Yes

      Uncompressed RAW

      Yes

      Recording (movie)

      Recording Format

      XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant

      Video Compression

      XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

      Audio Recording Format

      XAVC S: LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator

      Colour Space

      xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS Color

      Picture Effect

      Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera(Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key

      Creative Style

      Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box(1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-5 to +5 steps))

      Picture Profile

      -

      Image Size (Pixels), NTSC

      XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (30p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (30p, 60M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 60M), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (120p, 100M), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60M), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 25M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 16M), AVCHD:1920 x 1080 (60i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 17M, FH)

      Image Size (pixels), PAL

      XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (25p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (25p, 60M), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (50i, 17M, FH)

      SLOW & QUICK MOTION (SHOOTING FRAME RATE) 

      NTSC mode: 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps, PAL mode: 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 6fps, 12fps, 25fps, 50fps, 100fps,

      SLOW & QUICK MOTION (RECORDING FRAME RATE & IMAGE SIZE) 

      NTSC mode: 1920x1080 (60p, 30p, 24p), PAL mode: 1920x1080 (50p, 25p)

      Movie Functions

      Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, Proxy Recording (1280 x 720(Approx.9Mbps)), TC/UB (TC Preset/UB Preset/TC Format/TC Run/TC Make/UB Time Rec), Auto Slow Shutter, REC Control, Clean HDMI Info. (ON/OFF selectable)

      HDMI Output

      3840 x 2160 (25p), 1920 x 1080 (50p), 1920 x 1080 (50i), 1920 x 1080 (24p), 1920 x 1080(60p), 1920 x 1080 (60i), 3840 x 2160 (30p), 3840 x 2160 (24p), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit / RGB 8bit

      Recording System

      Location information Link from smartphone

      Yes

      Media

      SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant), microSD memory card, microSDHC memory card, microSDXC memory card

      Memory Card Slot

      SLOT1: Slot for SD (UHS-I/II compliant) memory card, SLOT2: Slot for SD (UHS-I/II compliant) memory card

      Recording mode on 2 memory cards

      Simult. Rec (Still), Simult. Rec (Movie), Simult. Rec (Still/Movie), Sort (JPEG/RAW), Sort (Still/Movie), Auto Switch Media (On/Off), Copy

      Noise Reduction

      Noise Reduction

      Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off

      Multi Frame NR

      -

      White balance

      White Balance Modes

      Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash /Underwater/ Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & color filter (G7 to M7 (57-step), A7 to B7 (29-step)) / Custom

      AWB Micro Adjustment

      Yes (G7 to M7, 57-step)(A7 to B7, 29-step)

      Priority Set in AWB

      Yes

      SHUTTER AWB LOCK 

      Yes (Shut. Halfway Down/ Cont. Shooting/ Off)

      Bracketing

      3 frames, H/L selectable

      Focus

      Focus Type

      Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)

      Focus Sensor

      Exmor RS CMOS sensor

      Focus Point

      35mm full frame: 693 points (phase-detection AF), APS-C mode with FF lens: 299 points (phase-detection AF), with APS-C lens: 221 points (phase-detection AF) / 425 points (contrast-detection AF)

      Focus Sensitivity Range

      EV-3 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)

      Focus Mode

      AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus

      Focus Area

      Wide (693 points (phase-detection AF), 425 points(contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) /Expanded Flexible Spot/ Tracking ( Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot)

      Other Features

      Eye-start AF (only with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached (Sold separately)), Tracking, [Still images] Human (Right/Left Eye Select) / Animal, [Movie] Human (Right/Left Eye Select), AF micro adjustment with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 (Sold separately) , Predictive control, Focus lock, Swt.V/H AF Area, AF Area Regist., Circ. of Focus Point

      AF Illuminator

      Yes (with Built-in LED type)

      AF Illuminator range

      Approx. 0.3m - approx. 3.0m (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS attached)

      Focus type with LA-EA3 (Sold separately)

      phase-detection

      Exposure

      Metering Type

      1200-zone evaluative metering

      Metering Sensor

      Exmor RS CMOS sensor

      Metering Sensitivity

      EV-3 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)

      Metering Mode

      Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot Standard/Large, Entire Screen Avg., Highlight

      Exposure Compensation

      +/- 5.0EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable) (with exposure compensation dial: +/- 3EV (1/3 EV steps))

      Exposure Bracketing

      Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1.0 EV increments.

      AE Lock

      Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Available with AE lock button. (On/Off/Auto)

      Exposure Modes

      AUTO (iAuto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M)), Slow & Quick Motion (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M))

      ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

      [Still images] Mechanical Shutter: ISO 100-51200 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 204800 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Electronic Shutter: ISO 100-25600 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), [Movies] ISO 100-51200 equivalent (ISO numbers up to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.),AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)

      Anti-flicker Shoot.

      Yes

      Scene Selection

      -

      Viewfinder

      Viewfinder Type

      1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color), Quad-VGA OLED

      Number of Dots

      3 686 400 dots

      Brightness Control (Viewfinder)

      Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)

      Color Temperature Control

      Manual (5 steps)

      Field Coverage

      100%

      Magnification

      approx. 0.78 x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m<sup>-1</sup>)

      Dioptre Adjustment

      -4.0 to +3.0m<sup>-1</sup>

      Eye Point

      Approx. 23mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m<sup>-1</sup> (CIPA standard)

      Finder Frame Rate Selection

      STD 60fps / HI 120fps

      Display Contents

      Graphic Display, Display All Info., No Disp. Info., Digital Level Gauge, Histogram

      LCD Screen

      Monitor Type

      7.5cm (3.0-type) type TFT

      Number of Dots

      1,440,000 dots

      Touch Panel

      Yes

      Brightness Control

      Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode

      Adjustable Angle

      Up by approx. 107 degrees, Down by approx. 41 degrees

      Display Selecter (Finder/LCD)

      Yes (Auto/Manual)

      Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)

      On/Off

      Quick Navi

      Yes

      Focus Magnifier

      Yes (35mm full frame: 4.7x, 9.4x, APS-C: 3.1x, 6.2x)

      Zebra

      Yes (selectable level + range or lower limit as custom setting)

      Peaking MF

      Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: Red/Yellow/Blue/White)

      Others

      WhiteMagic, Grid Line (Rule of 3rds Grid/Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off), Movie Marker (Center/Aspect/Safety Zone/Guideframe)

      Display Content

      Graphic Display, Display All Info, No Disp. Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram, For viewfinder, Monitor Off

      Other Features

      PlayMemories Camera Apps™

      -

      Clear Image Zoom

      Still images:Approx. 2x, Movies:Approx. 1.5x (4K), Approx. 2x (HD)

      Digital Zoom

      Smart zoom (Still images):35mm full frame: M:approx 1.5x, S:approx 2x, APS-C: M:approx 1.3x, S:approx 2x, Digital zoom (Still images):35mm full frame: L:approx 4x, M:approx 6.1x, S:approx 8x, APS-C: L:approx 4x, M:approx 5.2x, S:approx 8x, Digital zoom (Movie):35mm full frame: approx 4x, APS-C: approx 4x

      Face Detection

      Modes:Face Priority in AF(On/Off), Face Priority in Multi Metering(On/Off), Regist. Faces Priority(On/Off), Face registration, Max. number of detectable: 8 faces

      Self-Portrait Self-timer

      -

      Others

      Interval Recording, Touch Focus: Yes (Touch Focus/Touch Pad/Touch Tracking), ISO AUTO Min. SS, Bright Monitoring, Copyright Info, Set File Name, FTP Transfer Func., Help guide, Area Setting, Shop Front Mode, Video Light Mode, Zoom Ring Rotate

      Eye-Fi ready

      -

      Shutter

      Type

      Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type

      Shutter Type

      Auto/Mechanical shutter/Electronic shutter

      Shutter Speed

      [Still images, Single shot] Mechanical Shutter: 1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb, AUTO: 1/32000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Electronic Shutter: 1/32000 to 30 sec, [Still images, Continous shooting] Mechanical Shutter: 1/8000 to 30 sec, AUTO: 1/32000 to 1/8 sec, Electronic Shutter: 1/32000 to 1/8 sec, [Movies]: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps) up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)

      Flash Sync. Speed

      1/250 sec.

      Electronic Front Curtain Shutter

      Yes (ON/OFF)

      Silent Shooting

      Yes (Electronic Shutter)

      Image Stabilization

      Type

      Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (Compensation depends on lens specifications)

      Compensation Effect

      5.5 stops (based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)

      Flash Control

      Type

      -

      Guide No.

      -

      Flash coverage

      -

      Control

      Pre-flash TTL

      Flash Compensation

      +/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)

      Flash Bracketing

      3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0 EV increments.

      Flash Modes

      Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless, Hi-speed sync.

      External Flash Compatibility

      Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe

      FE Level Lock

      Yes

      Wireless Control

      Yes (Light signal: Available with Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Hi-speed sync. /Radio signal: Available with Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Hi-speed sync.)

      Drive

      Drive Modes

      Single Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracket: Single, Bracket: Cont., White Balance bracket, DRO bracket

      Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)

      AUTO/Electronic Shutter: Continuous shooting: Hi: max. 20 fps, Mid: max. 10fps, Lo: max. 5 fps , Mechanical Shutter: Continuous shooting: Hi: max. 10 fps, Mid: max. 8fps, Lo: max. 3 fps

      No. of recordable frames (approx.)

      JPEG Extra fine L: 361 frames, JPEG Fine L: 361 frames, JPEG Standard L: 361 frames, RAW: 239 frames, RAW&JPG: 226 frames, RAW(Uncompressed): 131 frames, RAW(Uncompressed)&JPG: 120 frames

      Self-Timer

      10 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/2 sec. delay/Continuous self-timer (3 frames after 10 sec. delay/5 frames after 10 sec. delay/3 frames after 5 sec. delay/5 frames after 5 sec. delay/3 frames after 2 sec. delay/5 frames after 2 sec. delay)/Bracketing self-timer (Off/2 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/10sec. delay)

      Playback

      Photo Capture

      Yes

      Modes

      Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 15.0x, M: 9.84x, S: 7.52x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec,Off), Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Folder selection (Date/ Still/ MP4/ AVCHD/XAVC S HD/XAVC S 4K), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect, Rating, Display as Group, Voice Memo

      Interface

      PC Interface

      Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote

      Multi / Micro USB Terminal

      Yes

      NFC™

      Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible), One-touch remote, One-touch sharing

      Wireless LAN (Built-In)

      Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz band/5GHz band), View on Smartphone, Remote control via Smartphone, Send to Computer, View on TV

      Bluetooth

      Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4GHz band))

      HD Output

      HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI), PhotoTV HD, 4K movie output/4K still image PB

      Multi Interface Shoe

      Yes (with Digital Audio Interface)

      Auto-lock Accessory Shoe

      -

      Smart Accessory Terminal 2

      -

      Mic Terminal

      Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)

      DC IN Terminal

      -

      Sync Terminal

      Yes

      Headphone Terminal

      Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)

      Vertical Grip Connector

      Yes

      PC Remote

      Yes

      LAN Terminal

      Yes (1000BASE-T)

      Audio

      Microphone

      Built-in, stereo

      Speaker

      Built-in, monaural

      Print

      Compatible Standards

      Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting

      Custom function

      Type

      Custom key settings, Programmable Setting (Body 3 sets /memory card 4 sets), My Menu, My Dial Settings, Reg Cust Shoot Set

      Lens Compensation

      Setting

      Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion

      Power

      Supplied Battery

      One rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100

      Battery Life (Still Images)

      Approx. 500 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 690 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)

      Battery Life (Movie, actual recording)

      Approx. 110 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 120 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)

      Battery Life (Movie, continuous recording)

      Approx. 195 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 200 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)

      Internal Battery Charge

      Yes (Available with Multi/Micro USB Terminal or USB Type-C Terminal)

      External Power

      -

      Power consumption with Viewfinder

      Still images: approx. 3.9W (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx5.0W (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)

      Power consumption with LCD screen

      Still images: approx. 2.9W (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx4.9W (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)

      USB Power supply

      Yes (Available with Multi/Micro USB Terminal or USB Type-C Terminal)

      Others

      Operating Temperature

      32 - 104 degrees F / 0 - 40 degrees C

      Size & Weight

      Weight (with battery and memory card included)

      Approx. 678 g / approx. 1 lb 8.0 oz

      Dimensions (W x H x D)

      Approx. 128.9mm x 96.4mm x 77.5mm, Approx. 128.9mm x 96.4mm x 67.3mm (from grip to monitor)/Approx. 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 3 1/8 inches, Approx. 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 2 3/4 inches (from grip to monitor)

  • features
    • Features
      Full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory

      Full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory

      α9 II is the mirrorless camera that delivers next-generation high-speed performance far exceeding SLRs. It’s equipped with the outstanding 35 mm stacked CMOS image sensor with integral memory for impressively fast overall readout speed. This 24.2 MP image sensor achieves high sensitivity of up to ISO 204800 (extended) with the design of back-illuminated structure.

      High-speed BIONZ X image processing engine

      High-speed BIONZ X image processing engine

      The camera's image-processing algorithms represent the latest generation of advancements, allowing higher levels of natural tonal gradations and more stable AWB for continuous shooting.

      Uncompromised image quality

      Uncompromised image quality

      The combination of a 24.2 effective megapixel integral-memory full-frame stacked CMOS image sensor and the latest-generation BIONZ X make possible high-sensitivity performance up to ISO 51200, high dynamic range, and support for 14-bit RAW output and 16-bit image processing. Together, they help capture maximum detail and image quality while reproducing rich tonal gradations and natural colour, such as human skin.

      Incredibly fast continuous shooting

      Incredibly fast continuous shooting

      Thanks to the α9 II’s incredible speed, continuous shooting is possible at up to 20fps with the electronic shutter and 10fps with the mechanical shutter, to capture fast-moving subjects with either shutter mode, and even at its highest speed, the flash can be synchronised with the mechanical shutter.

      AF/AE calculations up to 60 times/sec.

      AF/AE calculations up to 60 times/sec.

      AF/AE is calculated up to 60 times per second and is virtually uninterrupted, both while composing the image and even upon releasing the shutter. Continuous AF/AE—operated on the image sensor—locks onto and tracks erratically moving subjects with high speed, precision, and reliability. Additionally, AWB Lock capability, makes it possible to lock/unlock auto white balance operation at any time, which is useful in mixed lighting situations where natural and man-made light sources coexist.  (1) AF/AE calculations  (2) 60 times/sec  (3) 20 frames/sec

      Blackout-free Shooting with Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder<sup>TM</sup>

      Blackout-free Shooting with Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder<sup>TM</sup>

      In continuous shooting, the electronic shutter system banishes blackout interruption typical of optical viewfinders, and the high-speed image sensor eliminates distracting EVF display lag. A high 120fps refresh rate minimises display blurring of moving subjects, and, the Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder with approx. 3.68 million-dot high resolution, employs ZEISS® T* Coating to reduce reflections, and a dirt-repelling fluorine coating on the outer lens to enhance usability on location.  (A) Blackout-free Shooting  (B) Shooting with blackouts

      High-speed 1/32000 sec. Anti-distortion shutter

      A result of Sony’s image sensor innovation, this shutter achieves speeds up to 1/32000 sec., beyond the limits of mechanical systems. Additionally, the high curtain speed of the electronic shutter suppresses rolling shutter effect to excellently capture moving subjects during sports and other fast-moving activities.

      Silent shooting

      Silent shooting

      Explore the advantages of high-speed silent shooting with a shutter that is fully digital—without a physical mechanism. The electronic shutter allows silent shooting without mechanical mirror and shutter noise. It's ideal for sports and subjects that demand quiet operation, greatly expanding camera versatility.

      Anti-flicker shooting

      Anti-flicker shooting

      Flicker from fluorescent and other artificial lighting is automatically detected and shutter action is timed to minimise the effect of flicker on still images. This suppresses exposure and colour anomalies at the top and bottom of images shot at high shutter speeds, as well as exposure and colour inconsistency between continuous shots, so you can take images indoors with more confidence.  (1) Anti-flicker ON  (2) Anti-flicker OFF

      4D FOCUS: from AF wide coverage, speed, and tracking stability

      4D FOCUS: from AF wide coverage, speed, and tracking stability

      4D FOCUS means highly accurate subject detection, reliable rapid autofocusing, and continuous tracking of subjects in motion, based on uninterrupted AF and an optimised AF algorithm as well as the approximately 93% AF coverage from 693 focal-plane phase-detection AF points that track random subject motion even during shutter release.

      Real-time Tracking

      Real-time Tracking

      The Real-time Tracking technology uses AI to detect moving subjects from the wealth of information captured by the image sensor. Spatial data consisting of colour, pattern (brightness) and distance information are processed in parallel at high speed, and human and animal face and eye location data are detected continuously in real time using AI, realising high-accuracy with automatic detection and tracking performance for moving subjects.

      Real-time Eye AF for humans and animals

      Real-time Eye AF for humans and animals

      Real-time Eye AF relies on advanced AI to continuously analyse and detect eyes from the image sensor’s copious data, with left or right eye preference possible with a simple toggle. By half-pressing the shutter button, even animal eyes are detected. Team it up with Real-time Tracking for superior tracking performance of live subjects.

      Precision AF effective down to EV-3 brightness

      Precision AF effective down to EV-3 brightness

      Low-light AF detection extends to EV-3 at ISO 100. The ‘Focus Priority in Aperture Drive’ option enables more accurate focusing in dim lighting and when the aperture is stopped down with the result that the precision AF system will function properly even when shooting dimly lit scenes. This opens up new possibilities in low-light and night shooting.

      AF/AE-tracking continuous shooting with A-mount lenses

      The body’s 693-point focal-plane phase-detection AF provides wide-area coverage, fast response, and high tracking performance, not only for E-mount but also for A-mount lenses with use of a mount adaptor (LA-EA3). Continuous shooting of up to 10fps with AF tracking is possible.

      User selectable focus area circulation and customisation

      User selectable focus area circulation and customisation

      A new setting allows the focus area to be rotated through the upper, lower, left, and right edges of the frame to select an appropriate focus area for sports or other situations where the subject frequently moves through the frame. AF area and ISO display limiting makes it possible to display only the most frequently used focus area and ISO settings for quicker, easier selection for faster, more efficient shooting.

      Body-integrated 5-axis optical image stabilisation

      Body-integrated 5-axis optical image stabilisation

      The body-integrated image stabilisation system is fine-tuned to compensate accurately for 5-axis camera shake that can compromise handheld shooting. This gives you extremely high performance in both stills and movies, whether shooting at longer focal lengths, in close-ups, or at night. It is equivalent to using a 5.5-step faster shutter speed, allowing stable determination of composition when capturing subjects in high-speed motion. Real-time effects can be monitored via live view.  (1) Yaw  (2) Pitch  (3) Roll

      Shutter durability and image shake suppression

      Shutter durability and image shake suppression

      The shutter has been tested for durability in excess of 500,000 shutter-release cycles and incorporates an internal damper structure to absorb the impact of shutter motion for minimum shutter vibration and noise, helping to realise more sharply resolved imaging, as well.

      Reliable durability and weather resistance in tough situations

      Reliable durability and weather resistance in tough situations

      The α9 II brings you further enhanced body durability, with full use of lightweight, high-rigidity magnesium alloy for covers and internal frame, keeping the camera highly rigid and light. In response to pro opinions, enhanced sealing is applied to the battery cover, terminal cover and all joints in the chassis. A double-sealed sliding mechanism replaces the hinge to the media compartment lid for better moisture resistance. Routes to dust and moisture entry have been re-examined, and a cushion around the lens mount has been added to ensure reliable operation in challenging environments.

      Dual media slots, both supporting UHS-II

      Dual media slots, both supporting UHS-II

      The α9 II provides two media slots for SD cards, both SLOT 1 and SLOT 2 are now compatible with UHS-I and UHS-II for fast mass-volume data writing. Two cards in the slots can be used to simultaneously record or relay record data, separate RAW data from JPEG data, or stills from movies, and copy data from one card to the other. A slide lock structure prevents the memory card cover from being opened unintentionally.

      Professional-level operating stamina

      Professional-level operating stamina

      The α9 II employs the large-capacity NP-FZ100 battery and a highly energy-efficient circuit design to double operation longevity to professional session lengths. The robust VG-C4EM vertical-position grip is available for greater operability and even longer hours of shooting. In addition to other optional accessories, USB Type-C™ and Multi/Micro USB ports allow external mobile batteries to power the camera for further extended recording.

      Redesigned controls for confident and comfortable operation

      Redesigned controls for confident and comfortable operation

      A refined multi-selector, with a new surface texture for enhanced button response, lets you shift point of focus quickly and intuitively. With a thought for pro users, an improved grip shape reduces fatigue, and there is a new Exposure Compensation Dial Lock Button to increase operational security. In addition, the location and the AF-ON and other key buttons have been analysed for better feel and response. These improvements enhance your concentration on shutter release to "capture the moment" instantly.

      Faster FTP transfer

      Faster FTP transfer

      You can directly transfer images to an FTP server with significantly higher speed via the camera's LAN terminal that supports the Ethernet 1000BASE-T standard. It is also possible to upload images to an FTP server through an available wireless access point, and the camera supports either transfer mode in the background while shooting. Up to nine servers may be pre-registered for fast menu selection.

      Add voice memo to your images

      Add voice memo to your images

      The α9 II brings higher efficiency to work delivery tasks with a new Voice Memo function that allows you to record up to 60-sec audio files (.wav) describing shooting conditions or image content with automatic transcription into text, which is then attached to images.

      Extending operability with Remote Camera Tool

      Extending operability with Remote Camera Tool

      The camera is compatible with updated Remote Camera Tool application, which, after pairing to assure a secure connection, handles remote single or multi-camera shooting using wired LAN connection in venues like sports stadiums. Remote switching of the camera’s FTP server settings is also possible, as well as remote control of the saving and loading of settings to/from an SD memory card.

      Support for faster data transfer; 5GHz Wi-Fi® and USB 3.2 Gen 1

      Support for faster data transfer; 5GHz Wi-Fi® and USB 3.2 Gen 1

      Connectivity has been improved, with new support for the IEEE 802.11ac 5GHz band Wi-Fi® when the camera is connected in wireless mode, along with the camera's USB Type-C<sup>TM</sup> terminal that supports USB 3.2 Gen 1.

      High-resolution 4K movie recording

      High-resolution 4K movie recording

      The camera is capable of 4K movie recording with full-pixel readout without pixel binning. You can enjoy detail-rich, full-frame movies via the oversampling effect achieved by condensing approximately 2.4 times the amount of data required for 4K (6K equivalent) for 4K output (QFHD: 3840 x 2160). Additionally, the XAVC-S format is supported at bit rates as high as 100 Mbps.

      AF improvements for movie shooting

      When shooting 4K movies, the camera provides control of high speed, precision, and tracking performance, via adjustable tracking sensitivity, for smooth, stable AF movie shooting. More pronounced slow focus effects are now possible, and Real-time Eye AF is now also applicable when shooting movies, detecting and tracking eyes with high focus accuracy, which is critical when shooting 4K.

      Versatile movie recording functions

      The α9 II provides a wide array of functions to facilitate movie shooting workflows, including interval recording, clean HDMI output, time code/user bits (TC/UB), REC Control, marker display/setting, zebra function, Slow and Quick Motion, simultaneous proxy movie recording, and extraction and separate storage of a still from a movie, among others. A combination with the ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone or XLR-K3M XLR Adaptor Kit, via the new digital audio interface, enables clear sound recording with minimised quality deterioration by sending a digital audio signal to the camera.

      Improvement of camera settings saving function

      Improvement of camera settings saving function

      Now, a dramatically increased number of camera settings can be stored in the memory card, and saved settings can be read by other cameras of the same model. Moreover, up to 10 sets of camera settings can be stored in a memory card, thanks to the Save/Load Setting function. Camera setups can also be imported to the Imaging Edge Mobile application while imported setups can be exported to other cameras of the same model.

      Customisability for maximised efficiency

      Customisability for maximised efficiency

      Thanks to My Dial, three sets of menu options can be assigned through the front/rear dials and the control wheel. By assigning frequently used functions to these dials, they become instantly available for fingertip control while a custom button is held. Function sets can be assigned individually for stills and movies.

      Rating function and Image Jump Setting

      Rating function and Image Jump Setting

      Ratings from 1 to 5 stars can be applied to still images and maintained as the images are imported into the Imaging Edge<sup>TM</sup> desktop application (Viewer) running on a PC. This function and a protect function to prevent accidental image deletion can each be assigned to a custom button (C3 by default for protect). Ratings and protection can be applied via review playback display and continuous groups can be reviewed, protected, and deleted while you’re on location or travelling. With the Image Jump Setting, you can now also review large photo collections in 10 or 100 frame jumps, and group-review continuous burst shots for swift, efficient image evaluation.

      Capture One (for Sony)

      Capture One (for Sony)

      Capture One Express (for Sony) is free award-winning editing software that provides RAW development, easy management and powerful editing tools. Capture One Pro (for Sony) can be bought for even more editing tools and tethered shooting capability.

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      Imaging Edge Remote, Viewer, and Edit desktop apps

      Imaging Edge Remote, Viewer, and Edit desktop apps

      Elevate your photography with Imaging Edge desktop applications. Use ‘Remote’ to control and monitor shooting live on your PC screen; ‘Viewer’ to quickly preview, rate, and select photos from large image libraries; and ‘Edit’ to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery.

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