α9 full frame mirrorless camera with stacked CMOS sensor
α9 full frame mirrorless camera with stacked CMOS sensor
α9 full frame mirrorless camera with stacked CMOS sensor
α9 full frame mirrorless camera with stacked CMOS sensor
α9 full frame mirrorless camera with stacked CMOS sensor
α9 full frame mirrorless camera with stacked CMOS sensor
α9 full frame mirrorless camera with stacked CMOS sensor
α9 full frame mirrorless camera with stacked CMOS sensor
α9 full frame mirrorless camera with stacked CMOS sensor
α9 full frame mirrorless camera with stacked CMOS sensor
α9 full frame mirrorless camera with stacked CMOS sensor
α9 full frame mirrorless camera with stacked CMOS sensor
α9 full frame mirrorless camera with stacked CMOS sensor
α9 full frame mirrorless camera with stacked CMOS sensor
α9 full frame mirrorless camera with stacked CMOS sensor
α9 full frame mirrorless camera with stacked CMOS sensor

Alpha 9 featuring full-frame stacked CMOS sensor

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Stunning speed and operability revolutionise pro shooting

35mm full-frame stacked CMOS senso... Enhanced Fast Hybrid AF

In addition to high-speed 20fps continuous-shooting performance, blackout-free shooting, and new features added with the latest software update

  1. Software update (ver. 5.0 or later) is required.
, this compact camera expands the potential of photo expression through its 1/32000 sec.
  1. Selectable only in S and M modes
. Anti-Distortion Shutter and silent, vibration-free shutter release.

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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

  1. The world’s first as 35mm full-frame stacked CMOS image sensor with integral memory, as of February 2017, based on Sony research.
35mm stacked CMOS image sensor with integral memory for 20 times faster overall readout speed
  1. Compared with the front-illuminated CMOS image sensor in the α7 II.
. This 24.2MP
  1. Approximate effective pixels
 image sensor achieves high sensitivity of up to ISO 204800 (extended)
  1. ISO ranges are as follows: - Mechanical shutter shooting for stills: ISO 100-51200 (expandable to ISO 50-204800) - Electronic shutter shooting for stills: ISO 100-25600 (expandable to ISO 50-25600) - Shooting movies: ISO 100-51200 (expandable to ISO 100-102400)
 with the design of back-illuminated structure.  (1) Pixel area  (2) Integral memory  (3) Hi-speed signal processing circuit  (4) Image processing engine

20fps continuous shooting

  1. “Hi” continuous shooting mode. At shutter speeds of 1/125 sec. or higher. In AF-C mode the maximum continuous frame rate will depend on the shooting mode and lens used. A software update may be required for some lenses. Visit Sony’s support web page for lens compatibility information. http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/www/support/ilc/products/ilce9/continuousshooting/index.php?id=pdt
with AF/AE tracking
  1. Approximate effective pixels

A combination of groundbreaking high-speed full-frame Exmor RS CMOS sensor and high-speed BIONZ X processor enables 20fps continuous shooting

  1. “Hi” continuous shooting mode. At shutter speeds of 1/125 sec. or higher. In AF-C mode the maximum continuous frame rate will depend on the shooting mode and lens used. A software update may be required for some lenses. Visit Sony’s support web page for lens compatibility information. http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/www/support/ilc/products/ilce9/continuousshooting/index.php?id=pdt
without a break for as many as 362 shots
  1. Focus will not track the subject at apertures smaller than F11 (F-numbers higher than F11). The focus point will be fixed at the first frame.
. Thanks to the capability of displaying subjects nearly as naturally as they appear in reality, EVF lets you “sync” your intentions with camera behaviour.

High-speed BIONZ X image processing engine

Achieving processing speed beyond the previous model, BIONZ X image processing engine is optimised for speed to reliably capture fast-moving subjects and realise continuous shooting of up to 20fps

  1. “Hi” continuous shooting mode. At shutter speeds of 1/125 sec. or higher. In AF-C mode the maximum continuous frame rate will depend on the shooting mode and lens used. A software update may be required for some lenses. Visit Sony’s support web page for lens compatibility information. http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/www/support/ilc/products/ilce9/continuousshooting/index.php?id=pdt
. Due to the newly developed image-processing algorithm, you can capture high-quality images with less noise all across the sensitivity range while maintaining natural details.

AI-based Real-time Tracking

  1. Software update (ver. 5.0 or later) is required.
  1. “Tracking” in the menu. “Tracking” must be enabled via the menus beforehand.

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.

  1. Software update (ver. 5.0 or later) is required.

Blackout-free

  1. Electronic shutter mode. Focus will not track the subject at apertures smaller than F11 (F-numbers higher than F11). The focus point will be fixed at the first frame. Display updating will be slower at slow shutter speeds.
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.

  1. At shutter speeds of 1/125 sec. or higher. The number of AF calculations will depend on camera settings and the lens used.

AF/AE is calculated up to 60 times per second

  1. At shutter speeds of 1/125 sec. or higher. The number of AF calculations will depend on camera settings and the lens used.
 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.

  1. Selectable only in S and M modes
, 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.

  1. Selectable only in S and M modes
, beyond the limits of mechanical systems.

Anti-distortion shutter

High curtain speed of the electronic shutter suppresses rolling shutter effect

  1. Slight distortion may occur in some shooting conditions. See the Sony support website for details. http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/www/support/ilc/shutter/electronicshutter/index.php?id=pdt
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 total of 693 phase-detection points (covering approximately 93% of the image area) is now augmented by 425 contrast-detection AF points

  1. Software update (ver. 5.0 or later) is required.
(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

  1. Software update (ver. 5.0 or later) is required.

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

  1. Software update (ver. 5.0 or later) is required.
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

  1. In AF-S mode.
brightness

Low-light AF detection down to EV-3

  1. In AF-S mode.
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

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

  1. A-mount lenses with SSM or SAM only. Users can choose phase-detection AF or contrast-detection AF in AF System menu. “Phase-detection AF” is not available during movie shooting.
with use of a mount adaptor (LA-EA3)
  1. Software update scheduled for release in May 2017.
. Continuous shooting of up to 10fps
  1. The maximum frame rate will depend on the lens used. Visit Sony’s support web page for lens compatibility information. http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/www/support/ilc/products/ilce9/continuousshooting/amount.php?id=pdt
with AF tracking is possible.

My Dial function

  1. Software update (ver. 5.0 or later) is required.

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

  1. Software update (ver. 5.0 or later) is required.

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

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

  1. With 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1
, corner-to-corner clarity, and ZEISS® T* Coating to reduce reflections. Display mode at high 120fps
  1. When the auto or electronic shutter mode is selected the viewfinder frame rate is fixed at 60 fps during continuous shooting.
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

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

  1. CIPA standards. Pitch/yaw stabilisation only. Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens. Long exposure NR off.
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

  1. Software update (ver. 5.0 or later) is required.

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;

  1. Software update (ver. 5.0 or later) is required.
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

  1. Software update (ver. 4.0 or later) is required.

Now FTP file transfer is supported as a background

  1. Software update (ver. 4.0 or later) is required.
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
  1. Software update (ver. 5.0 or later) is required. May not be available in certain regions.
lets you transfer files to a server via a smartphone or a tablet.

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,

  1. Some functions can only be assigned to particular buttons.
and illustrations showing the selected controls have been added
  1. Software update (ver. 5.0 or later) is required.
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

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

  1. Software update (ver. 5.0 or later) is required.
lets you smoothly shift focus, and Touch Tracking
  1. Software update (ver. 5.0 or later) is required.
 
  1. Not available when using the viewfinder. The menu Touch Tracking setting must be ON.
 specifies a subject for tracking. The screen tilts as far as 107° upwards and 41° downwards for flexible framing.

Location Information Link via Bluetooth

  1. Can be connected via Bluetooth with smartphones featuring (as of the date of release): - Android (Android 5.0 or later, Bluetooth 4.0 or later) - iOS (Bluetooth 4.0 or later)

Location Information Link makes the most of α9 capabilities. The camera can be paired with Imaging Edge Mobile app

  1. A successor application of PlayMemories Mobile™. Existing PlayMemories Mobile users can use this by updating PlayMemories Mobile.
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.

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

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

  1. A successor application of PlayMemories Mobile™. Existing PlayMemories Mobile users can use this by updating PlayMemories Mobile.
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.

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

  1. a9 does not include built-in flash. P-TTL flash metering works with an optional flash unit attached to the camera. Visit Sony's support web page for compatibility information.

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

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

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

  1. Dust- and moisture-resistant design does not guarantee complete prevention of dust and moisture from entering the camera body.

Enjoy carefree shooting in tough environments, with comprehensive dust- and moisture-resistance

  1. Dust- and moisture-resistant design does not guarantee complete prevention of dust and moisture from entering the camera body.
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

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

  1. In 24p recording. Approx. 1.6 times in 30p recording.
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

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

  1. Sound not recorded. Class 10 or higher SDHC/SDXC card required.
, 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

  1. IPTC metadata for digital image metadata is a standard created by the IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council).

The α9 is compatible with the IPTC photo metadata standard (XMP) widely used among photojournalists.

  1. Software update (ver. 2.0 or later) is required.
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
  1. Software update (ver. 5.0 or later) is required. May not be available in certain regions.
lets you add IPTC metadata on a mobile device.

Capture One (for Sony)

  1. Please contact Phase One regarding all inquiries as to usage and support including functional compatibility of Capture One Express (for Sony) and Capture One Pro (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.

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.

  1. Does not support full functional compatibility with some camera models. See the Sony support site for details: https://www.sony.net/disoft/help

Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

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

  1. Final Cut Pro, iMovie, and Mac® are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. The Mac logo is a trademark of Apple Inc.