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Sony Alpha 9 Mirrorless Camera Specifications


Real Novice - 20 February, 2020 - 0 comments

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This time we will discuss about Sony cameras made in Mirrorless type with Alpha 9 series or often abbreviated as A9. This is a camera made by Sony which is known to have quality that is no doubt about its ability and also this type of camera is suitable for professional photographers. The Sony A9 Mirrorless Camera is the latest professional mirrorless camera series from Sony which was first introduced in April 2017. The Sony A9 Mirrorless Camera is a Mirrorless Camera with a resolution of 24.0MP Full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm) BSI-CMOS sensor and features a BIONZ X processor . You can shoot with a maximum resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels with an aspect ratio of 3: 2 and 16: 9. Sony A9 has a native ISO with a range of 100 – 51200 which can be increased to 50-204800 and can save files in RAW format that aims to be able to develop your creativity during post processing images.

Anti-Aliasing Filter, Another important feature is that the Sony A9 Camera Sensor does not have an anti-alias (low-pass) filter. With the removal of this anti-aliasing filter, the level of Sharpness and Image Detail on the Sony A9 Camera Sensor improves dramatically. However, this feature on the other hand also increases the possibility of Moire occurring in certain scenes. The Sony A9 Mirrorless camera weighs 673 g and has external dimensions 127 x 96 x 63 mm (5 x 3.78 x 2.48 “). Considering the average weight of a Mirrorless type camera is 392g, the Sony A9 is a very heavy camera for its class. 63mm thick, not small either, 17mm thick on average.

24MP - Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor of Sony Alpha 9

24MP – Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor of Sony Alpha 9

Main Key Features of Sony A9  Mirrorless Camera
a. 24MP – Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
b. No Anti-aliasing (AA) filter
c. ISO 100 – 51200 (expands to 50-204800)
d. 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
e. 3 ” Tilting Screen
f. 3686k dot Electronic viewfinder
g. 20.0 fps continuous shooting
h. 4K – 3840 x 2160 video resolution
i. 120 fps High-Speed ​​Video
j. No Optical low-pass (anti-aliasing) filter
k. Built-in Wireless
l. 673g weight
m. Dimensions 127 x 96 x 63 mm
n. Weather Sealed Body
o. Other Features of the Sony A9 Mirrorless Camera

Photography
Sony A9 Mirrorless Camera can be used to continue shot with a maximum speed of 20 fps and has a maximum shutter speed of up to 1/8000 sec. The Sony A9 Mirrorless camera does not have a built-in flash but still has a port / hot shoe for using an external flash. The Sony A9 Mirrorless camera also features a Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) system that ensures speed and accuracy of focus in many situations. In addition, the AF system has 693 focus points.

The video
With the Sony A9 Mirrorless Camera, you can record videos with the highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 and save them in MPEG-4, AVCHD and H.264 formats. Sony A9 also provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video, the highest resolution available on the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by its level of detail and crispness. There is also a high speed mode where you can record videos at 120 fps for ultra slow motion video. Sony A9 has a built-in microphone and Mono speaker. The Sony A9 Mirrorless Camera also has a port for an external microphone and a headphone port for connecting external headphones which makes the Sony A9 a high-quality videographic camera.

Connectivity and Storage
The Sony A9 Mirrorless Camera’s built-in wireless connectivity (802.11b / g / n + NFC + Bluetooth) allows you to transfer photos directly to compatible devices without a physical connection. With the NFC (Near Field Communication) feature, the Sony A9 can communicate with devices such as smartphones that are also equipped with this technology just by touching each other. Sony A9 has a Bluetooth connectivity feature that is useful for connecting other devices that support it. One other feature is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control this camera. You can also change camera settings, shutter release, view the LCD screen and transfer files using the remote control application. You can connect your camera to other devices via the HDMI port or through a USB 2.0 port (480 Mbit / sec). Sony A9 uses a NP-FZ100 battery that provides shooting life of up to 650 shots according to CIPA standards. Considering the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 349 shots. And if you want to see the details, here the table :

 

Imaging
Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
Camera Format Full-Frame
Pixels Actual: 28.3 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
Max Resolution 24 MP: 6000 x 4000
Aspect Ratio 3:2, 16:9
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 35.6 x 23.8 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC S
Audio: AAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM
Bit Depth 14-Bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Memory Stick Duo
Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Way

 

Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 693
Contrast Detection: 25

 

AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video Format 3840 x 2160p at 24, 25, 30 fps (100 Mbps XAVC S)
3840 x 2160p at 24, 25, 30 fps (60 Mbps XAVC S)
1920 x 1080p at 100, 120 fps (100 Mbps XAVC S)
1920 x 1080p at 100, 120 fps (60 Mbps XAVC S)
1920 x 1080p at 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 fps (50 Mbps XAVC S)
1920 x 1080p at 50, 60 fps (28 Mbps AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i at 50, 60 fps (24 Mbps AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i at 50, 60 fps (17 Mbps AVCHD)
1920 x 1080p at 24, 25 fps (24 Mbps AVCHD)
1920 x 1080p at 24, 25 fps (17 Mbps AVCHD)
1920 x 1080p at 50, 60 fps (28 Mbps MP4)
1920 x 1080p at 25, 30 fps (16 Mbps MP4)
1280 x 720p at 25, 30 fps (6 Mbps MP4)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Video Clip Length Not specified by manufacturer
Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Optional External Mic: With Video)

 

Sony Alpha 9 from Top Side

Sony Alpha 9 from Top Side

Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Viewfinder Size 0.5″
Viewfinder Pixel Count 3,686,400
Viewfinder Eye Point 23.00 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.78x
Diopter Adjustment -4 to +3 m
Display Screen 3″ Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD (1,440,000)
Screen Coverage 100%

 

Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-51200 (Extended Mode: 50-204800)
Shutter Type: Mechanical Speed: 30 – 1/8000 Second , Bulb Mode Type: Electronic Speed: 30 – 1/32000 Second in Bulb Mode
Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multi-Zone Metering, Spot Metering, Highlight Weighted
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority Metering Range: EV -3.0 – EV 20.0 Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV Steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Continuous Shooting Up to 20 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 362 frames in JPEG format Up to 20 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 241 frames in raw format Up to 10 fps at 24.2 MP Up to 5 fps at 24.2 MP Up to 2.5 fps at 24.2 MP

 

Flash
Built-in Flash No
Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 Second
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System P-TTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal

 

Performance
Self Timer 10 Seconds, 5 Seconds, 2 Seconds
Connectivity 1/8″ Headphone, 1/8″ Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, X-Sync Socket
Wi-Fi Capable Yes

 

Power
Battery 1 x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 2280 mAh
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

 

Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.5″ / 126.9 x 95.6 x 63.0 mm
Weight 1.48 lb / 673 g

That’s the full specification of Sony Alpha 9, pretty impressive right? well we really recommend this camera if you want to make a good photo but it’s depends on your budget.

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