Sony A9 Announced


The Sony A9 appears to be a very interesting camera for photographers. For videographers however the features are disappointing and it’s not clear if there is any benefit over the much cheaper Sony A6500 or other Sony A7 series bodies.

Key specifications include:

  • $4500
  • 24.2MP full frame sensor
  • Internal 4:2:0 4K video
  • S-Log3 Gammma
  • 5 axis IBIS
  • 20 FPS (5 FPS with mechanical shutter)
  • can AF at 60 FPS
  • No crop at 24P but crop at 30p
  • Full frame/crop video modes
  • Dual SD card slots (UHS-II)
  • Electronic shutter