Sony today announced the new Alpha 9 flagship with and a new G Master telephoto lens. The Alpha 9’s cherry on top is a new digital 35mm full-frame stacked 24.2MP CMOS sensor, with 20fps continuous shooting. It will be available next month. When it comes to fast focusing the Alpha 9 packs in 693 AF points that cover 93% of the sensor.
Known to be World’s First1 full-frame stacked CMOS sensor, 24.2 MP2 resolution, It houses Dual SD card slots and extended battery lifea and 5-Axis in-body image stabilization that offers 5 stops of correction.
The camera has a 1280 x 960 (QuadVGA) resolution viewfinder that runs at 120 fps.
For video the Sony Alpha 9 looks interesting too with significantly reduced rolling shutter skew and 6K sensor readout for full frame 4K with no crop in 24p and 25p (Although in 30p there is an additional crop of the sensor).
Along with the full frame full pixel readout 4K mode, the camera features a 1080/120fps slow & quick mode which also does not crop the full frame sensor.
The new Z battery promises much improved performance also and the vertical battery grip will house two of them.
|Body type||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Body material||Magnesium alloy|
|Max resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||28 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm)|
|Color space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|ISO||Auto, ISO 100-51200 (expands to 50-204800)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||50|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||204800|
|White balance presets||10|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|Image stabilization notes||5-axis|
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Number of focus points||693|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed (electronic)||1/32000 sec|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe)|
|Flash modes||Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction, Wireless, Hi-speed sync|
|Flash X sync speed||1/250 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)|
|WB Bracketing||Yes (3 frames, H/L selectable)|
A new G Master telephoto lens will debut in July, after the A9’s launch in May. It sports a 100-400mm zoom, at f/4.5-5.6 aperture