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Sony A9 (Body Only)

Sony A9 (Body Only)

$6745

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What only α9 can do

This mechanism/mirror free camera can deliver outstanding performance over a conventional mechanical SLR. For example, the camera allows a totally blackout-free viewfinder whereas conventional SLR caeras 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. The sony α9 provides continuous tracking of moving subjects for foolproof AF/AE. Also, the α9 allows its viewfinder to show not only images of the subject — available on conventional systems — but also the final image of a shot.

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

Driving force for full-electronic revolution
Innovative full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory

The Sony α9 releases you from the limits of conventional SLR cameras that rely on mechanical systems. To use high-speed stacked design, the a9’s 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.

High-speed continuous shooting at up to 20fps
The full-frame Exmor RS CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor team up for 20fps continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking.

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.

AF/AE calculations up to 60 times/sec.
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.

Electronic shutter speeds up to 1/32000 sec.
Electronic shutter speeds up to 1/32000 sec. 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.

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. α9, however, has a vibration-free electronic shutter that can keep the camera stable, for razor-sharp images.

Beautiful 4K imaging
High-resolution quality of 4K movies

Full-pixel readout with no pixel binning makes it possible to condense approximately 2.4 times18 the amount of data required for 4K (the equivalent of the amount of data required for 6K) into 3840 x 2160 4K output. This oversampling process plus full-frame pixel readout without binning results in the highest possible 4K movie image quality.

Full Specifications and Features

Lens Compatibility
Sony E-mount lenses
Lens Mount
E-mount
Aspect Ratio
3 : 2
Number Of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 24.2 megapixels
Number of Pixels (total)
Approx. 28.3 megapixels
TYPE
35mm full frame (35.6×23.8mm), Exmor RS CMOS sensor
Anti-Dust System
Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism
Recording Format
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.31, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image Size (pixels) [3:2]
35 mm full frame L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 3936 x 2624 (10M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M), APS-C L: 3936 x 2624 (10M), M: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M), S: 1968 x 1312 (2.6M)
Image Size (pixels) [16:9]
35 mm full frame L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), M: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), APS-C L: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), M: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), S: 1968 x 1112 (2.2M)
Image Size (pixels) [Sweep Panorama]
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Image Quality Modes
JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard, RAW, RAW & JPEG
Picture Effect
Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera(Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia,Style Box(1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
Picture Profile
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Dynamic Range Functions
Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))
Color Space
sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
14bit RAW
Yes
Uncompressed RAW
Yes
Recording Format
XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant, MP4
Video Compression
XAVC S:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Recording Format
XAVC S:LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby® Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Color Space
xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
Picture Effect
8 types: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera(Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key , Rich-tone Monochrome
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia,Style Box(1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
Picture Profile
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Image Size (pixels), NTSC
XAVC S 4K:3840 x 2160(30p, 100M), 3840 x 2160(24p, 100M), 3840 x 2160(30p, 60M), 3840 x 2160(24p, 60M), XAVC S HD:1920 x 1080(120p, 100M), 1920 x 1080(120p, 60M), 1920 x 1080(60p, 50M), 1920 x 1080(30p, 50M), 1920 x 1080(24p, 50M), AVCHD:1920 x 1080(60p, 28M, PS), 1920 x 1080(60i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(60i, 17M, FH), 1920 x 1080(24p, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(24p, 17M, FH), AVC MP4:1920 x 1080(60p, 28M), 1920 x 1080(30p, 16M), 1280 x 720(30p, 6M)
Image Size (pixels), PAL
XAVC S 4K:3840 x 2160(25p, 100M), 3840 x 2160(25p, 60M), XAVC S HD:1920 x 1080(100p, 100M), 1920 x 1080(100p, 60M), 1920 x 1080(50p, 50M), 1920 x 1080(25p, 50M), AVCHD:1920 x 1080(50p, 28M, PS), 1920 x 1080(50i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(50i, 17M, FH), 1920 x 1080(25p, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(25p, 17M, FH), AVC MP4:1920 x 1080(50p, 28M), 1920 x 1080(25p, 16M), 1280 x 720(25p, 6M)
Image frame rate
NTSC mode: 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps, PAL mode: 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 6fps, 12fps, 25fps, 50fps, 100fps
Movie Functions
Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, PAL/NTSC Selector, Dual Video REC, TC/UB, (TC Preset/UB Preset/TC Format/TC Run/TC Make/UB Time Rec), AF Tracking Duration, AF Drive SpeedAuto, Slow Shutter, REC Control, Clean HDMI Info.(ON/OFF selectable)
HDMI Output
3840 x 2160(25p), 1920 x 1080(50p), 1920 x 1080(50i), 1920 x 1080(24p), 1920 x 1080(60p), 1920 x 1080(60i), 3840 x 2160(30p), 3840 x 2160(24p), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit / RGB 8bit
Location information Link from smartphone
Yes
Media
Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro(M2), SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant), microSD memory card, microSDHC memory card, microSDXC memory card
Memory Card Slot
SLOT1?Slot for SD(UHS-I/II compliant) memory card, SLOT2?Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo/SD(UHS-I compliant) memory card
Recording mode on 2 memory cards
Simult. Rec (Still), Simult. Rec (Movie), Simult. Rec (Still/Movie), Sort (JPEG/RAW), Sort (Still/Movie), Copy
Noise Reduction
Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off
Multi Frame NR
-
White Balance Modes
Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash /Underwater/ Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & color filter (G7 to M7(57-step), A7 to B7(29-step)) / Custom
AWB Micro Adjustment
Yes(G7 to M7,57-step)(A7 to B7,29-step)
Priority Set in AWB
Yes
Bracketing
3 frames, H/L selectable
Focus Type
Fast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)2
Focus Sensor
Exmor RS CMOS sensor
Focus Point
35 mm full frame: 693 points (phase-detection AF), APS-C mode with FF lens: 299 points (phase-detection AF), with APS-C lens: 221 points (phase-detection AF) / 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
Focus Sensitivity Range
EV-3 to EV 20 (ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Focus Mode
AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
Focus Area
Wide (693 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points(contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) /Expanded Flexible Spot/ Lock-on AF ( Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot)
Other Features
Eye-start AF (only with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached(Sold separately)), Lock-on AF, Eye AF, AF micro adjustment, (Sold separately), with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4, Predictive control, Focus lock, AF Track Sens, Swt.V/H AF Area, AF Area Regist.
AF Illuminator
Yes (with built-in LED type)
AF Illuminator range
Approx. 0.3 m - approx. 3.0 m (with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS attached)
Focus type with LA-EA3 (Sold separately)
selectable (phase-detection, contrast-detection)
Metering Type
1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Sensor
Exmor RS CMOS sensor
Metering Sensitivity
EV -3 to EV 20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Metering Mode
Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot Standard/Large, Entire Screen Avg., Highlight
Exposure Compensation
+/- 5.0EV(1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable), (with exposure compensation dial: +/- 3EV (1/3 EV steps))
Exposure Bracketing
Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1.0 EV increments.
AE Lock
Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Available with AE lock button. (On/Off/Auto)
Exposure Modes
AUTO(iAuto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) ), Slow & Quick Motion (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) )
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)
Anti-Flicker Shoot.
-
Viewfinder Type
1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color),Quad-VGA OLED
Number of Dots
3 686 400 dots
Brightness Control (Viewfinder)
Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Color Temperature Control
Manual (5 steps)
Field Coverage
100%
Magnification
approx. 0.78 x (with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1m-1)
Diopter Adjustment
-4.0 to +3.0m-1
Eye Point
Approx. 23 mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard)
Finder Frame Rate Selection
STD 60fps / HI 120fps
Display Contents
Digital Level Gauge, Display All Info, For viewfinder, Graphic Display, Histogram, No Disp. Info
TYPE
2.95 inch (3.0-type) wide type TFT
Number of Dots
1,440,000 dots
Touch Panel
Yes
Brightness Control
Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable Angle
Up by approx. 107 degrees, Down by approx. 41 degrees
Display Selecter (Finder/LCD)
Yes (Auto/Manual)
Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)
On/Off
Quick Navi
Yes
Focus Magnifier
Yes (35mm full frame: 4.7x, 9.4x, APS-C: 3.1x, 6.2x)
Zebra
Yes (selectable level + range or lower limit as custom setting)
Peaking MF
Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Others
WhiteMagic, Grid Line (Rule of 3rds Grid/Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off), Movie Marker (Center/Aspect/Safety Zone/Guideframe)
Display Content
Graphic Display, Display All Info, No Display Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram
PlayMemories Camera Apps™
-
Clear Image Zoom
Still images: Approx. 2x, Movies: Approx. 2x
Digital Zoom
Smart zoom (Still images):35mm full frame: M:approx 1.5x, S:approx 2x, APS-C: M:approx 1.3x, S:approx 2x, Digital zoom (Still images):35mm full frame: L:approx 4x, M:approx 6.1x, S:approx 8x, APS-C: L:approx 4x, M:approx 5.2x, S:approx 8x, Digital zoom (Movie):35mm full frame: approx 4x, APS-C: approx 4x
Face Detection
Modes:On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off, Face registration, Face selection, Max. number of detectable:8
Self-Portrait Self-Timer
-
Others
Touch Focus:Yes (Available with LCD monitor operation), ISO AUTO Min. SS, Bright Monitoring, Set File Name, FTP Transfer Func., Help guide, Area Setting, Shop Front Mode, Video Light Mode, Zoom Ring Rotate
Eye-Fi ready
-3
TYPE
Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Type
Auto/Mechanical shutter/Electronic shutter
Shutter Speed
[Still images, Single shot]4, Mechanical Shutter:1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb, AUTO: 1/32000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Electronic Shutter: 1/32000 to 30 sec, [Still images, Continuous shooting]4, Mechanical Shutter:1/8000 to 30 sec, AUTO: 1/32000
Flash Sync. Speed
1/250 sec.5
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
Yes (ON/OFF)
Silent Shooting
Yes(Electronic Shutter)
TYPE
Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (compensation depends on lens specifications)
Compensation Effect
5.0 stops (based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)
TYPE
-
Guide No.
-
Flash coverage
-
Control
Pre-flash TTL6
Flash Compensation
+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Bracketing
3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0 EV increments.
Flash Modes
Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless7, Hi-speed sync.7
External Flash Compatibility
Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adapter for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe
FE Level Lock
Yes
Wireless Control
Yes(light signal/radio signal)
Drive Modes
Single Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracket: Single, Bracket: Cont., White Balance bracket, DRO bracket
Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)
AUTO/Electronic Shutter: Continuous shooting: Hi: max. 20 fps, Mid: max. 10fps, Lo: max. 5 fps 8910, Mechanical Shutter: Continuous shooting: Hi: max. 5 fps, Mid: max. 5fps, Lo: max. 2.5 fps11
No. of recordable frames (approx.)
JPEG Extra fine L: 362 frames11, JPEG Fine L: 362 frames11, JPEG Standard L: 362 frames11, RAW: 241 frames11, RAW&JPG: 222 frames11, RAW(Uncompressed): 128 frames11, RAW(Uncompressed)&JPG: 118 frames11
Self-Timer
10 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/2 sec. delay/Continuous self-timer (3 frames after 10 sec. delay/5 frames after 10 sec. delay/3 frames after 5 sec. delay/5 frames after 5 sec. delay/3 frames after 2 sec. delay/5 frames after 2 sec. delay)/Bracketing self-timer
Photo Capture
Yes
Modes
Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 15.0x, M: 9.84x, S: 7.52x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec,Off), Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Folder selection (Date/ Still/ MP4/ AVCHD/XAVC S HD/XAVC S 4K), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect
PC Interface
Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
Multi/Micro USB Terminal
Yes12
NFC™
Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible), One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
Wireless LAN (Built-In)
Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band)13, View on Smartphone: Yes, Send to Computer: Yes, View on TV: Yes
Bluetooth®
Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4 GHz band))
HD Output
HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync(Control for HDMI), PhotoTV HD, 4K movie output/4K still image PB
Multi Interface Shoe
Yes14
Auto-lock Accessory Shoe
-
Smart Accessory Terminal 2
-
Mic Terminal
Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
DC IN Terminal
-
Sync terminal
Yes
Headphone Terminal
Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
Vertical Grip Connector
Yes
PC Remote
Yes
LAN Terminal
Yes
Microphone
Built-in stereo microphone or XLR-K2M/XLR-K1M/ECM-XYST1M(sold separately)
Speaker
Built-in, monaural
Compatible Standards
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Type
Custom key settings, My Menu, Programmable Setting (Body 3 sets /memory card 4 sets), Reg Cust. Shoot Set
Setting
Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
Supplied Battery
One rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100
Battery Life (Still Images)
Approx. 480 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 650 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)15
Battery Life (Movie, actual recording)
Approx. 105 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 120 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)1617
Battery Life (Movie, continuous recording)
Approx. 185 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 195 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)1618
Internal Battery Charge
Yes
External Power
-
Power consumption with Viewfinder
Still images: approx. 4.1W(with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx5.3W(with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
Power consumption with LCD screen
Still images: approx. 3.0W(with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx5.0W(with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
USB Power Supply
Yes
Operating Temperature
32 - 104 degrees F / 0 - 40 degrees C
Weight (with battery and memory card included)
Approx. 673 g / approx. 1 lb 7.7 oz
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 126.9mm x 95.6mm x 63.0mm/Approx. 5 x 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches
No available accessories to display.