Alpha 9 featuring full-frame stacked CMOS sensor
Thanks to the version 6.0 (or later) software update, newly developed Real-time Eye AF for Animals is now available.
A game-changing image sensor from Sony makes conventional camera mechanisms redundant, achieving speed and performance that are beyond the capabilities of mechanical devices. What’s more, freedom from mechanical noise and vibration opens up a vast new world of imaging opportunities.
With AI-based subject recognition, AF's intelligence evolves
Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF are both designed for fast, precise and intelligent tracking of your subject, using AI-based algorithms and processing an enormous amount of data in real time.
Further enhancing the camera's subject-tracking ability, now 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. It is also possible to select either the subject's left eye or right eye.
High sensitivity, a back-illuminated configuration, gapless on-chip lens architecture, and other Sony innovations deliver stunning images in a wide range of photographic situations. Standard ISO range is ISO 100-51200, expandable to ISO 50-204800 with minimum noise.
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.
The new high-resolution 3686k-dot electronic viewfinder (EVF) shows a clear image with fine detail. The legendary ZEISS® T* Coating greatly reduces reflections. Smooth EVF images realised by 120fps frame rate even allow you to easily track a subject in fast motion. Fluorine coating on the outermost lens provides improved protection from dirt.
New body-integrated 5-axis image stabilisation unit offers a 5.0-stop shutter speed advantage. The live-view monitor image is also stabilised, so you can compose images easily even when shooting a fast-moving subject. (1) Yaw (2) Pitch (3) Roll
A newly developed NP-FZ100 battery offers approximately twice the life of the previous NP-FW50. Capture up to approx. 480 still frames on one charge — and further increase the number of shots with an attached optional vertical grip (sold separately) that can hold two batteries.
With two media slots, including one that's UHS-II-compatible for fast data writing, the α9 can record simultaneously or in relay, separate RAW and JPEG data, separate still shots and movies, and copy data between cards.
To meet the professional's demand for immediate delivery of images, the camera now supports FTP background transfer while shooting continues or after shooting finishes. The transfer method and the filtering methods have been improved to make it easier to specify which files you wish to transfer.
The rating function lets you rate still images with 1 to 5 stars at any time, giving you more flexibility for your workflow. Still images can be rated on the playback screen, and the function can be assigned to a custom button.
Groups of shots taken in continuous mode can be reviewed, deleted, or protected quickly. You can access the menu screen and change settings, as well as play back images while writing data.
Register menu items with My Menu, access camera functions via custom button assignments, use stacked drive mode and focus mode dials for quick access, and use the AF-ON button to initiate autofocus and the multi-selector to shift AF points.
Elevate your photography with Imaging Edge desktop applications. Use "Remote" to remotely control shooting; "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.
Capture One Express (for Sony) is a 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.
This product is compatible with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X.
Specifications & Features
- 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
What's in the Box
Power cord, Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100, Cable Protector, AC Adaptor:AC-UUD12, Battery Charger BC-QZ1, Shoulder strap, Body cap, Accessory shoe cap, Eyepiece cup, Micro USB cable