α9 + Free Memory Card, Battery & Camera Strap

Model: ILCE-9
RM 15,499.00
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  • Overview

    Free Gift:
    64GB Sony SF-G Tough Series Card
    NP-FZ100 Battery
    Alpha Camera Strap

    High-speed continuous shooting at up to 20fps, blackout-free shooting, AF/AE live-view tracking, shutter speed up to 1/32000, silent vibration-free Anti-Distortion shutter, sensitivity up to ISO 204800 (extended), pro-style excellent usability, and advanced 4K movie.

  • 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) [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) [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 (-3 to +3 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, MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch

    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 (-3 to +3 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), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (100p, 100M), 1920 x 1080 (100p, 60M), 1920 x 1080 (50p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 50M), 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: 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p, 24p), PAL mode: 1920 x 1080 (50p, 25p)

    Movie Functions

    Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, PAL/NTSC Selector, 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), Gamma Disp. Assist

    HDMI Output

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

    Recording System

    Location information Link from smartphone

    Yes

    Media

    Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (M2), SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I 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: Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo/SD (UHS-I 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), 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 (425 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, Eye AF (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 100-6400, 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 100-6400, 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 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)

    Anti-flicker Shoot.

    -

    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, colour: White/Red/Yellow)

    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, Histgram,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   

    Self-Portrait Self-timer

    -

    Others

    Interval Recording, Touch Focus: Yes (Touch Focus/Touch Pad/Touch Tracking), ISO AUTO Min. SS, Bright Monitoring, 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

    5.0 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. 5 fps, Mid: max. 5fps, Lo: max. 2.5 fps

    No. of recordable frames (approx.)

    JPEG Extra fine L: 362 frames, JPEG Fine L: 362 frames, JPEG Standard L: 362 frames, RAW: 241 frames, RAW&JPG: 222 frames, RAW (Uncompressed): 128 frames, RAW (Uncompressed) & JPG: 118 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/ AVCHD/XAVC S HD/XAVC S 4K), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect, Rating, Disp Cont Shoot Grp

    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 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band), View on 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

    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

    Audio

    Microphone

    Built-in stereo microphone or XLR-K2M/XLR-K1M/ECM-XYST1M (sold separately)

    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, 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. 480 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 650 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)

    Battery Life (Movie, actual recording)

    Approx. 105 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 120 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)

    Battery Life (Movie, continuous recording)

    Approx. 185 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 195 min (LCD monitor)(CIPA standard)

    Internal Battery Charge

    Yes

    External Power

    -

    Power consumption with Viewfinder

    Still images: approx. 4.1W(with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx5.3W(with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)

    Power consumption with LCD screen

    Still images: approx. 3.0W(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)

    USB Power supply

    Yes

    Others

    Operating Temperature

    32 - 104 degrees F / 0 - 40 degrees C

    Size & Weight

    Weight (with battery and memory card included)

    Approx. 588 g / Approx. 1 lb 4.7 oz

    Dimensions (W x H x D)

    Approx. 126.9mm x 95.6mm x 63.0mm/Approx. 5 x 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches

  • Highlight

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

    BIONZ X<sup>™</sup> processing engine

    High-speed continuous shooting of up to 20fps with AF/AE tracking

    Features both 693-point wide-area phase detection AF and 425-point contrast-detection AF

    5-axis image stabilization with effectiveness equivalent to 5.0-stop slower shutter speed

    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 100-6400, 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 100-6400, 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 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)

    Battery Life (Still Images)

    Approx. 480 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 650 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

  • Features
    New full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory

    New full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory

    α9 is the mirrorless camera that delivers next-generation high-speed performance far exceeding SLRs. It’s equipped with the world’s first 35mm stacked CMOS image sensor with integral memory for 20 times faster overall readout speed. This 24.2MP image sensor achieves high sensitivity of up to ISO 204800 (extended) with the design of back-illuminated structure.  (1) Pixel area  (2) Integral memory  (3) Hi-speed signal processing circuit  (4) Image processing engine

    High-speed BIONZ X image processing engine

    High-speed BIONZ X image processing engine

    The camera's image-processing algorithms have been upgraded with the latest software update, allowing higher levels of natural tonal gradations and more stable AWB for continuous shooting.

    20fps continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking

    20fps continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking

    A combination of groundbreaking high-speed full-frame Exmor RS CMOS sensor and high-speed BIONZ X processor enables 20fps continuous shooting without a break for as many as 362 shots. Thanks to the capability of displaying subjects nearly as naturally as they appear in reality, EVF lets you “sync” your intentions with camera behavior.

    AI-based Real-time Tracking

    AI-based Real-time Tracking

    Once the subject to be tracked has been specified, precise focus is automatically maintained while the shutter button is half-pressed to provide framing flexibility and allow you to concentrate on composition. Changes in position are tracked with outstanding accuracy using a newly developed subject recognition algorithm.

    Blackout-free shooting

    Blackout-free shooting

    Thanks to the non-mechanical electronic shutter system, you can observe the reality of what you’re shooting through the electronic viewfinder even during continuous shooting, without blackout interruption that typically occurs among optical viewfinders due to up-and-down mirror motion. Enhanced speed of the image sensor eliminates distracting EVF display lag in continuous shooting, so that you can compose images with natural comfort, like seeing scenes with your own eyes.  (A) Blackout-free shooting  (B) Shooting with blackout

    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 virtually uninterrupted not only while composing but also even releasing the shutter. You can depend on this continuous AF/AE — operated on the image sensor — to lock onto and track erratically moving subjects with significantly high speed, precision, and reliability.  (1) AF/AE calculations  (2) 60times/sec  (3) 20 frames/sec

    Fast shutter release at 1/32000 sec., achieved silently

    Fast shutter release at 1/32000 sec., achieved silently

    Explore the advantages of a high-speed silent shutter that is fully digital — without a physical mechanism. A result of Sony’s image sensor innovation, this shutter achieves speeds up to 1/32000 sec., beyond the limits of mechanical systems.

    Anti-distortion shutter

    Anti-distortion shutter

    High curtain speed of the electronic shutter suppresses rolling shutter effect and shows excellent performance in capturing moving subjects during sports and other fast-moving activities.  (1) Conventional electronic shutter  (2) α9 electronic shutter

    A remarkable number of phase-detection and contrast-detection AF points

    A remarkable number of phase-detection and contrast-detection AF points

    A total of 693 phase-detection points (covering approximately 93% of the image area) is now augmented by 425 contrast-detection AF points (expanded from 25), to ensure highly accurate subject detection even under poor lighting conditions, which is where contrast-detection AF is most effective.

    Enhanced Real-time Eye AF

    Enhanced Real-time Eye AF

    A subject's eyes can be detected as soon as the shutter is half-pressed or the AF-ON button is pressed, then tracked continuously in either AF-S or AF-C mode. In combination with Real-time Tracking, this further enhances the camera's subject-tracking ability. There have also been improvements in AF response time when the custom assigned button is pressed, and it is now possible to select either the subject's left eye or right eye.

    Precision AF effective down to EV-3 brightness

    Precision AF effective down to EV-3 brightness

    Low-light AF detection down to EV-3 at ISO 100 has been achieved. The precision AF system will function properly even when shooting dimly lit scenes. This opens dramatic new possibilities in low-light and night shooting.

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

    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.

    My Dial function

    My Dial function

    Custom function assignments can now be made to the front and rear dials and the control wheel. When assigning frequently used functions to these dials, they become temporarily available for fingertip control while a custom button is held. The assignments can also be toggled on and off via a custom button.

    Rating function convenient for on-location sorting

    Rating function convenient for on-location sorting

    Ratings from 1 to 5 stars can be applied to still images and maintained as the images are imported into the new Imaging Edge software suite from Sony or PlayMemories Home 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.

    High-resolution Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder

    High-resolution Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder

    See your subject with a bright image for natural, seamless shooting. Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder has approx. 3686k-dot high resolution with 0.78x finder magnification, corner-to-corner clarity, and ZEISS® T* Coating to reduce reflections. Display mode at high 120fps refresh rates provides a smooth image with minimal display blur when shooting moving subjects. Fluorine coating is applied on the outmost lens for improved protection from dirt.

    Body-integrated 5-axis image stabilisation

    Body-integrated 5-axis 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 you're shooting at longer focal lengths, in close-ups, or at night. Camera shake compensation is equivalent to using a 5.0-stop faster shutter speed, allowing stable determination of composition at times of capturing subjects in high-speed motion. Real-time effects can be monitored via live view.  (1) Yaw  (2) Pitch  (3) Roll

    Dual slots with UHS-II compatibility

    Dual slots with UHS-II compatibility

    This camera provides two media slots for SD card (UHS-II-compatible for fast data writing) and SD card/Memory Stick, respectively. 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. The memory card cover is lockable to prevent it from being opened unintentionally.

    Support for FTP background transfer

    Support for FTP background transfer

    Now FTP file transfer is supported as a background operation, so professional photographers can meet the demand for immediate delivery of images while they're continuing to shoot. The transfer method and filtering have been improved for easier selection of images to transfer, and a new mobile application Transfer & Tagging add-on lets you transfer files to a server via a smartphone or a tablet.

    Renewed operability and My Menu

    Renewed operability and My Menu

    Set up your camera just the way you like it. My Menu allows menu items to be registered for instant recall, and you can also create your own original custom menu. In addition, custom button assignments let you customise the camera interface to perfectly match your individual shooting preferences. Up to 112 functions can be assigned, and illustrations showing the selected controls have been added to the custom button setting display. Moreover, stacked drive mode and focus mode dials provide fast access, the AF-ON button offers a handy means to activate autofocus by pressing when shooting stills or movies, and the multi-selector can be used as an efficient way to shift AF points.

    3.0-type 1440k-dot LCD screen with touch-function support

    3.0-type 1440k-dot LCD screen with touch-function support

    The α9's 3.0-type LCD screen has 1440k-dot resolution for detailed viewing. The convenient Touch Focus function sets the focus point with a touch to the screen, while Touch Pad lets you smoothly shift focus, and Touch Tracking  specifies a subject for tracking. The screen tilts as far as 107° upwards and 41° downwards for flexible framing.

    Location Information Link via Bluetooth

    Location Information Link via Bluetooth

    Location Information Link makes the most of α9 capabilities. The camera can be paired with Imaging Edge Mobile app installed on a compatible mobile phone or tablet device to acquire location data, record it on still images, and correct camera date/time and location settings.

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    File Name Setting for easy organisation

    Customise the first three characters of a file name on the camera. While the name starts with “DSC” by default, you can change and register three characters of your choice. This helps photographers manage files easily, especially when working with multiple cameras during assignments.

    One-touch remote & One-touch sharing

    One-touch remote & One-touch sharing

    Use one-touch remote to turn a smartphone or tablet into a viewfinder/remote control. One-touch sharing transfers photos/videos to your device for SNS sharing. Just install an Imaging Edge Mobile app via Wi-Fi to your NFC-enabled Android device, and then touch the device to the camera to connect them. If you don’t have NFC, use QR code compatibility to pair the devices.

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    Support for uncompressed 14-bit RAW format

    For RAW recording, 14-bit RAW output and 16-bit image processing help preserve maximum detail and produce images of the highest quality with rich tonal gradations. The 14-bit RAW (Sony ARW) format ensures optimal quality for later image adjustment (via Image Data Converter or other software).

    Enhanced P-TTL flash metering

    Your compositions can benefit significantly from reflected light via pre-flash fired a moment before the main flash is precisely metered. Moreover, high-precision lighting control not easily affected by background conditions is provided mainly around the subject area, utilising distance data from the lens in use. The result is stable command of illumination that suppresses underexposure, which tends to occur with white clothing and walls, as well as overexposure that may affect lighting of black clothing and nightscapes.

    Sync terminal

    Sync terminal

    Compatible external flash units with standard sync terminals or cables can be directly connected for convenient flash synchronisation, enhancing photographic expression with flash shooting.

    Tough magnesium alloy body

    Tough magnesium alloy body

    α9 body is built for solid reliability, steady handling, and durability in the field. Its internal structure and top, front, and rear covers are all made of strong, rigid magnesium alloy. Body strength and rigidity and robust lens mount give you a solid foundation for lens mounting and rugged use, even with large, heavy telephoto and movie lenses.

    Reliable dust- and moisture-resistant design

    Reliable dust- and moisture-resistant design

    Enjoy carefree shooting in tough environments, with comprehensive dust- and moisture-resistance measures that help guard against moisture and dust. Protection includes sealing around buttons, dials, media jack cover, and enclosure edges featuring tongue-and-groove joints for double shielding to tightly interlock panels and components.

    High-resolution 4K movie recording

    High-resolution 4K movie recording

    The camera features high bit-rate recording (up to 100Mbps) and 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 available for 4K recording, for minimal compression noise and enhanced detail.

    Improved Fast Hybrid AF for movie shooting

    Improved Fast Hybrid AF for movie shooting

    Keep images sharp and clear in shooting 4K movies. Fast Hybrid AF for movie recording has evolved and its AF area has been extended to nearly the same width as that for stills, enabling high-speed high-precision AF throughout the frame. Also, further reduction of speed at the “low” end of AF speed enables more pronounced slow focus effects.

    Versatile movie recording functions

    The α9 provides a wide array of functions to facilitate workflows of professional videographers, including clean HDMI output, time code / user bits (TC/UB), rec. control, marker display/setting, zebra function, Slow and Quick Motion, simultaneous proxy movie recording, extraction and separate storage of a still from a movie, and Gamma Display Assist function, among others.

    Support for IPTC information

    Support for IPTC information

    The α9 is compatible with the IPTC photo metadata standard (XMP) widely used among photojournalists. With Sony's "IPTC Metadata Preset" software you can save a preset file onto a memory card and set it to include IPTC metadata in the image file, while the mobile app Transfer & Tagging add-on lets you add IPTC metadata on a mobile device.

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    Capture One (for Sony)

    Capture One (for Sony)

    Capture One Express (for Sony) is free software for high-quality finishing of RAW data. Capture One Pro (for Sony) can be bought for such compatible functions as local adjustment and PC tethered shooting.

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    Imaging Edge™ Remote, Viewer, and Edit

    Imaging Edge™ Remote, Viewer, and Edit

    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. Get the best from Sony RAW files, and manage your productions more efficiently.

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    Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

    Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

    This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.

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    • Overview

      Free Gift:
      64GB Sony SF-G Tough Series Card
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      Alpha Camera Strap

      High-speed continuous shooting at up to 20fps, blackout-free shooting, AF/AE live-view tracking, shutter speed up to 1/32000, silent vibration-free Anti-Distortion shutter, sensitivity up to ISO 204800 (extended), pro-style excellent usability, and advanced 4K movie.

  • 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) [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) [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 (-3 to +3 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, MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch

      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 (-3 to +3 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), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (100p, 100M), 1920 x 1080 (100p, 60M), 1920 x 1080 (50p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 50M), 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: 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p, 24p), PAL mode: 1920 x 1080 (50p, 25p)

      Movie Functions

      Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, PAL/NTSC Selector, 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), Gamma Disp. Assist

      HDMI Output

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

      Recording System

      Location information Link from smartphone

      Yes

      Media

      Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (M2), SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I 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: Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo/SD (UHS-I 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), 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 (425 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, Eye AF (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 100-6400, 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 100-6400, 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 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)

      Anti-flicker Shoot.

      -

      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, colour: White/Red/Yellow)

      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, Histgram,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   

      Self-Portrait Self-timer

      -

      Others

      Interval Recording, Touch Focus: Yes (Touch Focus/Touch Pad/Touch Tracking), ISO AUTO Min. SS, Bright Monitoring, 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

      5.0 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. 5 fps, Mid: max. 5fps, Lo: max. 2.5 fps

      No. of recordable frames (approx.)

      JPEG Extra fine L: 362 frames, JPEG Fine L: 362 frames, JPEG Standard L: 362 frames, RAW: 241 frames, RAW&JPG: 222 frames, RAW (Uncompressed): 128 frames, RAW (Uncompressed) & JPG: 118 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/ AVCHD/XAVC S HD/XAVC S 4K), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect, Rating, Disp Cont Shoot Grp

      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 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band), View on 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

      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

      Audio

      Microphone

      Built-in stereo microphone or XLR-K2M/XLR-K1M/ECM-XYST1M (sold separately)

      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, 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. 480 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 650 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)

      Battery Life (Movie, actual recording)

      Approx. 105 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 120 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)

      Battery Life (Movie, continuous recording)

      Approx. 185 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 195 min (LCD monitor)(CIPA standard)

      Internal Battery Charge

      Yes

      External Power

      -

      Power consumption with Viewfinder

      Still images: approx. 4.1W(with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx5.3W(with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)

      Power consumption with LCD screen

      Still images: approx. 3.0W(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)

      USB Power supply

      Yes

      Others

      Operating Temperature

      32 - 104 degrees F / 0 - 40 degrees C

      Size & Weight

      Weight (with battery and memory card included)

      Approx. 588 g / Approx. 1 lb 4.7 oz

      Dimensions (W x H x D)

      Approx. 126.9mm x 95.6mm x 63.0mm/Approx. 5 x 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches

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

      BIONZ X<sup>™</sup> processing engine

      High-speed continuous shooting of up to 20fps with AF/AE tracking

      Features both 693-point wide-area phase detection AF and 425-point contrast-detection AF

      5-axis image stabilization with effectiveness equivalent to 5.0-stop slower shutter speed

      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 100-6400, 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 100-6400, 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 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)

      Battery Life (Still Images)

      Approx. 480 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 650 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

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    • Features
      New full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory

      New full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory

      α9 is the mirrorless camera that delivers next-generation high-speed performance far exceeding SLRs. It’s equipped with the world’s first 35mm stacked CMOS image sensor with integral memory for 20 times faster overall readout speed. This 24.2MP image sensor achieves high sensitivity of up to ISO 204800 (extended) with the design of back-illuminated structure.  (1) Pixel area  (2) Integral memory  (3) Hi-speed signal processing circuit  (4) Image processing engine

      High-speed BIONZ X image processing engine

      High-speed BIONZ X image processing engine

      The camera's image-processing algorithms have been upgraded with the latest software update, allowing higher levels of natural tonal gradations and more stable AWB for continuous shooting.

      20fps continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking

      20fps continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking

      A combination of groundbreaking high-speed full-frame Exmor RS CMOS sensor and high-speed BIONZ X processor enables 20fps continuous shooting without a break for as many as 362 shots. Thanks to the capability of displaying subjects nearly as naturally as they appear in reality, EVF lets you “sync” your intentions with camera behavior.

      AI-based Real-time Tracking

      AI-based Real-time Tracking

      Once the subject to be tracked has been specified, precise focus is automatically maintained while the shutter button is half-pressed to provide framing flexibility and allow you to concentrate on composition. Changes in position are tracked with outstanding accuracy using a newly developed subject recognition algorithm.

      Blackout-free shooting

      Blackout-free shooting

      Thanks to the non-mechanical electronic shutter system, you can observe the reality of what you’re shooting through the electronic viewfinder even during continuous shooting, without blackout interruption that typically occurs among optical viewfinders due to up-and-down mirror motion. Enhanced speed of the image sensor eliminates distracting EVF display lag in continuous shooting, so that you can compose images with natural comfort, like seeing scenes with your own eyes.  (A) Blackout-free shooting  (B) Shooting with blackout

      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 virtually uninterrupted not only while composing but also even releasing the shutter. You can depend on this continuous AF/AE — operated on the image sensor — to lock onto and track erratically moving subjects with significantly high speed, precision, and reliability.  (1) AF/AE calculations  (2) 60times/sec  (3) 20 frames/sec

      Fast shutter release at 1/32000 sec., achieved silently

      Fast shutter release at 1/32000 sec., achieved silently

      Explore the advantages of a high-speed silent shutter that is fully digital — without a physical mechanism. A result of Sony’s image sensor innovation, this shutter achieves speeds up to 1/32000 sec., beyond the limits of mechanical systems.

      Anti-distortion shutter

      Anti-distortion shutter

      High curtain speed of the electronic shutter suppresses rolling shutter effect and shows excellent performance in capturing moving subjects during sports and other fast-moving activities.  (1) Conventional electronic shutter  (2) α9 electronic shutter

      A remarkable number of phase-detection and contrast-detection AF points

      A remarkable number of phase-detection and contrast-detection AF points

      A total of 693 phase-detection points (covering approximately 93% of the image area) is now augmented by 425 contrast-detection AF points (expanded from 25), to ensure highly accurate subject detection even under poor lighting conditions, which is where contrast-detection AF is most effective.

      Enhanced Real-time Eye AF

      Enhanced Real-time Eye AF

      A subject's eyes can be detected as soon as the shutter is half-pressed or the AF-ON button is pressed, then tracked continuously in either AF-S or AF-C mode. In combination with Real-time Tracking, this further enhances the camera's subject-tracking ability. There have also been improvements in AF response time when the custom assigned button is pressed, and it is now possible to select either the subject's left eye or right eye.

      Precision AF effective down to EV-3 brightness

      Precision AF effective down to EV-3 brightness

      Low-light AF detection down to EV-3 at ISO 100 has been achieved. The precision AF system will function properly even when shooting dimly lit scenes. This opens dramatic new possibilities in low-light and night shooting.

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

      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.

      My Dial function

      My Dial function

      Custom function assignments can now be made to the front and rear dials and the control wheel. When assigning frequently used functions to these dials, they become temporarily available for fingertip control while a custom button is held. The assignments can also be toggled on and off via a custom button.

      Rating function convenient for on-location sorting

      Rating function convenient for on-location sorting

      Ratings from 1 to 5 stars can be applied to still images and maintained as the images are imported into the new Imaging Edge software suite from Sony or PlayMemories Home 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.

      High-resolution Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder

      High-resolution Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder

      See your subject with a bright image for natural, seamless shooting. Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder has approx. 3686k-dot high resolution with 0.78x finder magnification, corner-to-corner clarity, and ZEISS® T* Coating to reduce reflections. Display mode at high 120fps refresh rates provides a smooth image with minimal display blur when shooting moving subjects. Fluorine coating is applied on the outmost lens for improved protection from dirt.

      Body-integrated 5-axis image stabilisation

      Body-integrated 5-axis 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 you're shooting at longer focal lengths, in close-ups, or at night. Camera shake compensation is equivalent to using a 5.0-stop faster shutter speed, allowing stable determination of composition at times of capturing subjects in high-speed motion. Real-time effects can be monitored via live view.  (1) Yaw  (2) Pitch  (3) Roll

      Dual slots with UHS-II compatibility

      Dual slots with UHS-II compatibility

      This camera provides two media slots for SD card (UHS-II-compatible for fast data writing) and SD card/Memory Stick, respectively. 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. The memory card cover is lockable to prevent it from being opened unintentionally.

      Support for FTP background transfer

      Support for FTP background transfer

      Now FTP file transfer is supported as a background operation, so professional photographers can meet the demand for immediate delivery of images while they're continuing to shoot. The transfer method and filtering have been improved for easier selection of images to transfer, and a new mobile application Transfer & Tagging add-on lets you transfer files to a server via a smartphone or a tablet.

      Renewed operability and My Menu

      Renewed operability and My Menu

      Set up your camera just the way you like it. My Menu allows menu items to be registered for instant recall, and you can also create your own original custom menu. In addition, custom button assignments let you customise the camera interface to perfectly match your individual shooting preferences. Up to 112 functions can be assigned, and illustrations showing the selected controls have been added to the custom button setting display. Moreover, stacked drive mode and focus mode dials provide fast access, the AF-ON button offers a handy means to activate autofocus by pressing when shooting stills or movies, and the multi-selector can be used as an efficient way to shift AF points.

      3.0-type 1440k-dot LCD screen with touch-function support

      3.0-type 1440k-dot LCD screen with touch-function support

      The α9's 3.0-type LCD screen has 1440k-dot resolution for detailed viewing. The convenient Touch Focus function sets the focus point with a touch to the screen, while Touch Pad lets you smoothly shift focus, and Touch Tracking  specifies a subject for tracking. The screen tilts as far as 107° upwards and 41° downwards for flexible framing.

      Location Information Link via Bluetooth

      Location Information Link via Bluetooth

      Location Information Link makes the most of α9 capabilities. The camera can be paired with Imaging Edge Mobile app installed on a compatible mobile phone or tablet device to acquire location data, record it on still images, and correct camera date/time and location settings.

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      File Name Setting for easy organisation

      Customise the first three characters of a file name on the camera. While the name starts with “DSC” by default, you can change and register three characters of your choice. This helps photographers manage files easily, especially when working with multiple cameras during assignments.

      One-touch remote & One-touch sharing

      One-touch remote & One-touch sharing

      Use one-touch remote to turn a smartphone or tablet into a viewfinder/remote control. One-touch sharing transfers photos/videos to your device for SNS sharing. Just install an Imaging Edge Mobile app via Wi-Fi to your NFC-enabled Android device, and then touch the device to the camera to connect them. If you don’t have NFC, use QR code compatibility to pair the devices.

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      Support for uncompressed 14-bit RAW format

      For RAW recording, 14-bit RAW output and 16-bit image processing help preserve maximum detail and produce images of the highest quality with rich tonal gradations. The 14-bit RAW (Sony ARW) format ensures optimal quality for later image adjustment (via Image Data Converter or other software).

      Enhanced P-TTL flash metering

      Your compositions can benefit significantly from reflected light via pre-flash fired a moment before the main flash is precisely metered. Moreover, high-precision lighting control not easily affected by background conditions is provided mainly around the subject area, utilising distance data from the lens in use. The result is stable command of illumination that suppresses underexposure, which tends to occur with white clothing and walls, as well as overexposure that may affect lighting of black clothing and nightscapes.

      Sync terminal

      Sync terminal

      Compatible external flash units with standard sync terminals or cables can be directly connected for convenient flash synchronisation, enhancing photographic expression with flash shooting.

      Tough magnesium alloy body

      Tough magnesium alloy body

      α9 body is built for solid reliability, steady handling, and durability in the field. Its internal structure and top, front, and rear covers are all made of strong, rigid magnesium alloy. Body strength and rigidity and robust lens mount give you a solid foundation for lens mounting and rugged use, even with large, heavy telephoto and movie lenses.

      Reliable dust- and moisture-resistant design

      Reliable dust- and moisture-resistant design

      Enjoy carefree shooting in tough environments, with comprehensive dust- and moisture-resistance measures that help guard against moisture and dust. Protection includes sealing around buttons, dials, media jack cover, and enclosure edges featuring tongue-and-groove joints for double shielding to tightly interlock panels and components.

      High-resolution 4K movie recording

      High-resolution 4K movie recording

      The camera features high bit-rate recording (up to 100Mbps) and 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 available for 4K recording, for minimal compression noise and enhanced detail.

      Improved Fast Hybrid AF for movie shooting

      Improved Fast Hybrid AF for movie shooting

      Keep images sharp and clear in shooting 4K movies. Fast Hybrid AF for movie recording has evolved and its AF area has been extended to nearly the same width as that for stills, enabling high-speed high-precision AF throughout the frame. Also, further reduction of speed at the “low” end of AF speed enables more pronounced slow focus effects.

      Versatile movie recording functions

      The α9 provides a wide array of functions to facilitate workflows of professional videographers, including clean HDMI output, time code / user bits (TC/UB), rec. control, marker display/setting, zebra function, Slow and Quick Motion, simultaneous proxy movie recording, extraction and separate storage of a still from a movie, and Gamma Display Assist function, among others.

      Support for IPTC information

      Support for IPTC information

      The α9 is compatible with the IPTC photo metadata standard (XMP) widely used among photojournalists. With Sony's "IPTC Metadata Preset" software you can save a preset file onto a memory card and set it to include IPTC metadata in the image file, while the mobile app Transfer & Tagging add-on lets you add IPTC metadata on a mobile device.

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      Capture One (for Sony)

      Capture One (for Sony)

      Capture One Express (for Sony) is free software for high-quality finishing of RAW data. Capture One Pro (for Sony) can be bought for such compatible functions as local adjustment and PC tethered shooting.

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      Imaging Edge™ Remote, Viewer, and Edit

      Imaging Edge™ Remote, Viewer, and Edit

      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. Get the best from Sony RAW files, and manage your productions more efficiently.

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      Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

      Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

      This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.

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