Introducing the Sony a9

The most technologically advanced, innovative digital camera that Sony has ever created, the new a9 offers a level of imaging performance that is simply unmatched by any camera ever created - mirrorless, SLR or otherwise.

The most technologically advanced, innovative digital camera that Sony has ever created, the new a9 offers a level of imaging performance that is simply unmatched by any camera ever created - mirrorless, SLR or otherwise.

  • World's First full-frame stacked CMOS sensor, 24.2 MP2 resolution
  • Blackout-Free Continuous Shooting at up to 20fps for up to 241 RAW/ 362 JPEG images
  • Silent, Vibration-free shooting at speeds up to 1/32,000 sec
  • 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 stabilization with a 5.0 step shutter speed advantage

$5999.99

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What only a9 can do

This mechanism-free camera can deliver a-class-above performance conventional mechanical SLRs have only sought. For example, this system realizes a totally blackout-free viewfinder while conventional systems can only try to reduce blackout time. A high-speed, vibration-free, silent Anti-Distortion shutter vastly extends the range of shooting situations while a mechanical system can only aim for lower vibration and quieter shutter release sound. a9 provides continuous tracking of moving subjects for foolproof AF/AE while traditional SLRs can only challenge such AF/AE performance improvements. Moreover, a9 allows its viewfinder to show not only images of the subject-available on conventional systems-but also the final image of a shot. Now, thanks to a new image sensor that superbly manages all these roles, you can surpass all expectation with a9.

Note: This camera is equipped with electronic and mechanical shutters. The features described in this section are primarily related to electronic shutter operation.

Innovative full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory

a9 liberates you from the limits of conventional SLRs that rely on mechanical systems. First to use high-speed stacked design, its 24.2-megapixel full-frame image sensor temporarily stores large-volume data in the integral memory for overall 20 times faster readout speed. The combination of CMOS sensor and enhanced BIONZ X image-processing engine brings you true digital freedom. [ Stacked back-illuminated structure with integral memory ] (1) Pixel area (2) Integral memory (3) Hi-speed signal processing circuit (4) Image processing engine

Capture the previously uncatchable

High-speed continuous shooting at up to 20fps

Groundbreaking full-frame Exmor RS CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor team up for 20fps continuous shooting4 with AF/AE tracking. Stunning high-speed performance and ample buffer let you capture the decisive moment.

Blackout-free shooting

Non-mechanical electronic shutter eliminates blackout with typical SLR mirror action. An uninterrupted view of the subject is available even during shutter release, with 60fps live-view capability and minimal display lag in continuous shooting. (A) Blackout-free shooting (B) Shooting with blackout

Track the action with an uninterrupted view

AF/AE calculations up to 60 times/s

Light directly reaches the image sensor without mechanical interruption. An ingenious fusion of mirrorless construction and new speed-enhancing technologies provides AF/AE at the full-frame focal plane. (1) AF/AE calculations (2) 60 times/s (3) 20 frames/s

Electronic shutter speeds up to 1/32,000 s

Electronic shutter speeds up to 1/32,000 s7 far surpass mechanical shutters for a new imaging expression. You can also maintain shallow depth of field without an ND filter, even under bright conditions. (A mode 1/20,000 s F8.0 ISO 1000)

Silence expands photographic potential

No noise distraction

An anti-distortion electronic shutter allows silent shooting without mechanical mirror and shutter noise. It's ideal for sports and subjects that demand quiet operation, greatly expanding camera versatility

No unwanted vibration

During SLR shooting, mirror shock and shutter release shock cause subtle vibration. a9, however, has a vibration-free electronic shutter that can keep the camera stable, for razor-sharp images.

Swift, accurate, and reliable AF

Discover enhanced AF-more precise, virtually unfailing focus, swift reaction to fast motion, low-light reliability, and consistent tracking in continuous shooting.

Eye AF for more precise focusing

Eye detection-enhanced by 30%10 through improved face detection-keeps the subject's eye in focus, even if the face is turned at an angle or partially shaded. Wide focal-plane phase-detection AF sensor shows its ability in challenging shots.

Reliable even in low light

Capture subjects with high AF precision down to light levels as low as EV-311 at ISO 100, due to the high sensitivity image sensor..

A-mount lens AF support

Focal-plane phase-detection AF system with 693 AF points functions reliably. Enjoy up to 10fps continuous shooting12 with AF/AE tracking even when you use A-mount lenses13 with a mount adapter (LA-EA3)14.

Outstanding image quality

Full-frame 24.2-megapixel2 sensor with sensitivity up to ISO 20480015 and wide dynamic range captures outstanding image quality.

New CMOS sensor for imaging excellence

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 50-20480015 with minimum noise.

Technology for high-quality images

Utilise high-quality imaging that unites all available image sensor technologies-including back-illuminated structure, gapless on-chip lens architecture. [A] Conventional front-illuminated structure [B] Stacked back-illuminated structure with integral memory (1) Gapless OCL (2) Aluminum wiring layer (3) Light receiving surface (4) Photodiode substrate (5) Copper wiring layer (6) Pixel area (7) Stacked layer

BIONZ X enhanced speed image processor

Enhanced image processing combined with new front-end LSI reduces noise while improving detail depiction over a wide sensitivity range. Improved detail rendering enables lifelike texture reproduction.

Uncompressed 14-bit RAW

Uncompressed 14-bit RAW format is supported, and it or the current compressed RAW format can be selected as required. Uncompressed 14-bit RAW is a good choice in situations where the sensor's wide dynamic range and fine gradation reproduction will benefit the images being captured. (1) Image Sensor (2) Newly developed high-speed front-end LSI (3) 16-bit image processing

FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS

Sharp super-telephoto zoom, tenacious AF

NEW Introducing Sony's new a9 and new 100-400mm Super Telephoto Zoom Lens

The first super-telephoto zoom in Sony's flagship G Master series covers a versatile 100 mm to 400 mm range. With extraordinary resolution and fast, precise autofocus it lets you capture distant action with outstanding quality and immediacy. In addition to world-class image quality, this fine lens offers the mobility, reliability, and operability that professional applications demand.

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G Master super-telephoto zoom

A 100 mm to 400 mm zoom range is ideal for sports, wildlife and similar subjects, with image quality and AF performance that support professional working needs.

High resolution and fast AF at any focal length

Precision G Master optics ensure consistently high corner-to-corner resolution at any focusing distance throughout the lens'zoom range.

Compact, lightweight and mobile

Innovative modular exterior construction and magnesium components reduce weight and size for improved portability and mobility.

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The most technologically advanced, innovative digital camera that Sony has ever created, the new a9 offers a level of imaging performance that is simply unmatched by any camera ever created - mirrorless, SLR or otherwise.

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