If you have been thinking in upgrading your camera gear this may be the deal breaker for you. Today, Sony has announced their new A9, which is geared to shoot 24.2 megapixel at 20 fps with a shutter speed of that goes up to 1/32,000 per second. The a9 also has 693 detect AF points that cover 93% of the entire frame, so you’ll have no worries in having an out-of-focus shot.

The new α9 is very capable as a video camera as well. Its 4K (3840x2160p) capable video and it utilizes the entire sensor.  Moreover, when shooting in this format the camera uses full pixel readout without pixel binning to collect 6K of information. This oversampling method will allow you to produce high-quality 4K footage with exceptional detail and depth. Recording is also available in the popular Super 35mm size and Full 1080HD at 120 fps at up to 100 Mbps.

As many experienced Sony users would know, one of the biggest problems with the cameras are its battery life. The a9 on the other hand will have 2.2x more power than the previous Sony full-frame models. The new camera offers two separate media card slots, perfect for professionals that want to keep their files backed-up.

Will you be upgrading to the a9?

Notable features:

  • Full-frame Stacked CMOS image sensor.
  • 24.2-megapixels.
  • Quad-VGA, 3,686K dot OLED viewfinder.
  • Capable of shooting 20 frames per second.
  • Ultra-dense 693-point focal plane phase detection autofocus.
  • ISO range from 100 to 51,200 (Expandable to 204,800).
  • Dual memory card slots.

Learn more about Sony’s new a9 camera here.


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