SONY Alpha 9 Black Body
Item code: sony9
Price: EUR 4.390,00
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Sony’s New α9 Camera Revolutionises the
Professional Imaging Market
Groundbreaking Full-frame Mirrorless Camera Delivers Unmatched
Speed, Versatility and Usability
World’s first 1 full-frame stacked CMOS sensor, 24.2 MP 2 resolution
Blackout-Free Continuous Shooting 3 at up to 20fps 4 for up to 241
RAW 5 / 362 JPEG 6 images
Silent 7 , Vibration-free shooting at speeds up to 1/32,000 sec 8
693 point focal plane phase detection AF points with 60 AF/AE
tracking calculations per second
Extensive professional features including Ethernet port for file
transfer, Dual SD card slots and extended battery life
5-axis in-body image stabilisation with a 5.0 step 9 shutter speed
Sony today introduced its new revolutionary digital camera, the α9 (model
The most technologically advanced, innovative digital camera that Sony has
ever created, the new α9 offers a level of imaging performance that is
simply unmatched by any camera ever created – mirrorless, SLR or
The new camera offers many impressive capabilities that are simply not
possible with a modern digital SLR camera including high-speed, blackout-
free continuous shooting iii at up to 20fps iv , 60 AF/AE tracking calculations
per second, 10 a maximum shutter speed of up to 1/32,000 second viii and
much more. These are made possible thanks to its 35mm full-frame stacked
Exmor RS™ CMOS sensor - the world’s first of its kind – which enables data
speed processing at up to 20x faster than previous Sony full-frame
mirrorless cameras 11 . This unique sensor is paired with a brand new,
upgraded BIONZ X processing engine and front-end LSI that maximises
This industry-leading speed and innovative silent shooting vii is combined
with a focusing system that features an incredible 693 phase detection AF
points. Covering approximately 93% of the frame, the focusing system
ensures that even the fastest moving subjects are reliably captured and
tracked across the frame.
The new α9 also features a vibration free, fully electronic, completely silent
anti-distortion shutter vii with absolutely no mechanical mirror or shutter
noise, making it an extremely powerful photographic tool for any shooting
situation that demands quiet operation. To ensure maximum usability and
reliability, the camera features a new Z battery with approximately 2.2x the
capacity of W batteries, as well as dual SD media card slots, including one
that supports UHS-II cards. An Ethernet port (wired LAN terminal) is
available as well, and there are i a wide variety of new settings, controls
and customisability options that are essential for working professionals.
A New Standard of Speed and Focusing Accuracy
Critical to the record-breaking speed of the new α9 is the combination of
the new stacked 24.2 MP ii Exmor RS image sensor, new BIONZ X processor
and front end LSI.
The immense processing power from these new components allows for
faster AF/AE calculation while also reducing EVF display latency. The
processor and front end LSI are also responsible for the larger continuous
shooting buffer, enabling photographers to shoot at a blazing 20 fps iv with
continuous AF/AE tracking for up to 362 JPEG vi or 241 RAW v images.
The camera’s innovative AF system tracks complex, erratic motion with
higher accuracy than ever before, with the ability to calculate AF/AE at up
to 60 times per second x , regardless of shutter release and frame capture.
Further, when the shutter is released while shooting stills, the electronic
viewfinder functions with absolutely no blackout 12 , giving the user a
seamless live view of their subject at all times. This feature truly combines
all of the benefits of an electronic viewfinder with the immediacy and “in the
moment” advantages that not even the finest optical viewfinders can match,
and is available in all still image modes 13 including high speed 20 fps iv
With 693 focal plane phase detection AF points covering approximately 93%
of the frame, the camera ensures improved precision and unfailing focus in
scenes where focus might otherwise be difficult to achieve. The Fast Hybrid
AF system – pairing the speed and excellent tracking performance of phase
detection AF with the precision of contrast AF – achieves approximately
25% faster performance when compared with α7R II, ensuring all fast-
moving subjects are captured.
Professional Capabilities in a Compact Body
Sony’s new full-frame camera is equipped with a variety of enhanced
capabilities that give it a true professional operational style.
The α9 features an all-new, high-resolution, high-luminance Quad-VGA
OLED Tru-Finder with approximately 3,686k dots for extremely accurate,
true-to- life detail reproduction. The new Tru-Finder, which is the highest
resolution viewfinder Sony has ever incorporated in an α camera, features
an optical design that includes a double-sided aspherical element, helping it
to achieve 0.78x magnification and a level of corner to corner sharpness
that is simply outstanding. The EVF also utilises a ZEISS ® T* Coating to
greatly reduce reflections, and has a fluorine coating on the outer lens that
This all adds up to a luminance that is 2x higher than the XGA OLED Tru-
Finder from the α7R II, creating a viewfinder image with a brightness level
that is nearly identical to the actual scene being framed, ensuring the most
natural shooting experience. The frame rate of the Tru-Finder is even
customisable, with options to set it for 60 fps or 120 fps xiii to best match the
The α9 is equipped with an innovative 5-axis image stabilisation system
that provides a shutter speed advantage of 5.0 steps ix , ensuring the full
power of the new sensor can be realised, even in challenging lighting. With
a simple half press of the shutter button, the effect of the image
stabilisation can be monitored in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen,
allowing framing and focus to be accurately checked and continually
The α9 also offers an Ethernet port (wired LAN terminal), allowing
convenient transfer of still image files to a specified FTP server at high
speeds, making it an ideal choice for studio photography, high-profile news
and sporting events and more. In addition, there is a sync terminal,
enabling external flash units and cables to be connected directly for
convenient flash sync.
New Features for Fast Operation
Sony’s new α9 has several new and updated focus functions that support
faster, easier focusing in a variety of situations. The camera features a
multi-selector joystick on the back of the camera, allowing shooters to
easily shift focus within the frame by pressing the multi-selector in any
direction up, down, left or right when shooting in Zone, Flexible Spot or
Expanded Flexible Spot focus area modes. The new model also offers touch
focusing on the rear LCD screen for easy selection of, and shifting focus
towards a desired focus point or subject.
New for Sony E-mount cameras, the α9 includes the addition of separate
drive mode and focus mode dials, plus a new “AF ON” button that can be
pressed to activate autofocus directly when shooting still images or movies.
Additional new capabilities include the “AF Area Registration”, which allows
frequently used focus areas to be memorised and recalled via custom
button assignments. There is also the ability to assign specific settings
(exposure, shutter speed, drive mode, etc) to a custom button to be
instantly recalled when needed. The camera can memorise and
automatically recall the last focus point used in a vertical or horizontal
orientation, instantly switching back to it when that specific orientation is
For enhanced customisation, a “My Menu” feature is available, allowing up
to 30 menu items to be registered in a custom menu for instant recall when
Double Battery Life, Double Memory
The innovative α9 camera features an all-new Sony battery (model NP-
FZ100) with 2.2x the capacity of previous Sony full-frame models, allowing
for much longer shooting performance.
Based on extensive customer feedback, the new camera offers two separate
media card slots, including one for UHS-II media. The same data can
simultaneously be recorded to both cards, or the user can choose to
separate RAW / JPEG or still images / movies. Movies can also
simultaneously be recorded to two cards for backup and more efficient data
High Sensitivity and Wide Dynamic Range
The unique design of the α9 image sensor represents the pinnacle of Sony
device technology. The 24.2 MP ii full-frame stacked CMOS sensor is back-
illuminated, allowing it to capture maximum light and produce outstanding,
true-to- life image quality. The sensor also enables the diverse ISO range of
100 – 51200, expandable to 50 – 204800 14 , ensuring optimum image
quality with minimum noise at all settings.
The enhanced BIONZ X processor plays a large part in image quality as
well, as it helps to minimise noise in the higher sensitivity range while also
reducing the need to limit ISO sensitivity in situations where the highest
quality image is required.
The new α9 also supports uncompressed 14-bit RAW, ensuring users can
get the most out of the wide dynamic range of the sensor.
4K Video Capture
The new α9 is a very capable video camera as it offers 4K (3840x2160p)
video recording across the full width of the full-frame image sensor 15 . When
shooting in this format, the camera uses full pixel readout without pixel
binning to collect 6K of information, oversampling it to produce high quality
4K footage with exceptional detail and depth. Recording is also available in
the popular Super 35mm size.
Additionally, the camera can record Full HD at 120 fps at up to 100 Mbps,
which allows footage to be reviewed and eventually edited into 4x or 5x
slow motion video files in Full HD resolution with AF tracking. 16
Sony has released a variety of new accessories to compliment the new α9,
- NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Battery: High-capacity battery with
approximately 2.2x the capacity of the NP-FW50 W-series battery.
Supports InfoLITHIUM ® technology, which makes it possible to view
the remaining battery power as both a percentage display and five
step icon on the camera’s LCD screen.
- VG-C3EM Vertical Grip: Provides same operation, handling and
design as α9, doubles battery life and allows USB battery-charging
via the camera body.
- NPA-MQZ1K Multi-Battery Adaptor Kit: External multi-battery
adaptor kit capable of functioning as an external power supply for
four Z series batteries and as a quick charger. Kit comes with two
packs of NP-FZ100 rechargeable batteries.
- GP-X1EM Grip Extension: Grip extender with same look, feel
and design as α9. Enables more solid hold on camera.
- FDA-EP18 Eyepiece Cup: Eye piece cup with locking mechanism
- BC-QZ1 Battery Charger: Quick-charging battery charger.
Charges one new Z series battery in approximately 2.5 hours.
- PCK-LG1 Screen Protect Glass Sheet: Hard, shatterproof glass
screen protector with anti-stain coating to prevent fingerprints.
Compatible with touch operation and tilting LCD screen
Pricing and Availability
The α9 interchangeable lens camera will start shipping in Europe from June
2017 priced at approximately €5,300.
A variety of exclusive stories and exciting new content shot with the new α9
camera and other Sony α products can be found at
http://www.alphauniverse.com, a site built to educate and inspire all fans
and customers of the Sony α brand. The new content will also be posted
directly at the Sony Photo Gallery and the Sony Camera Channel on