Currently, the mirrorless shooters are the most popular products by the Sony company and the latest addition in them is the A9 mirrorless camera. This camera is the amalgamation of all the expertise and the knowledge which the company has earned till date.
The camera takes every possible number you can think of and amps it up a notch. It has a 24.2 megapixel 35mm Exmor RS CMOS sensor on the front and it is paired with a new BIONZ X image processor. This lets it offer double the data speed of the previous generation cameras.
Allowing 93% of coverage, there are almost 693 autofocus points. There is also 20fps continuous “blackless” shooting for up to 241 consecutive RAW files (or 362 JPEGs). The ISO range is between 100-51,200 with a shutter speed of 1/32,000s.
The continuous shooting allows going up to 20fps “blackless” so the users tend to miss a very few moment. There is 14-bit RAW support with it as well. A 5-axis image stabilization is there for a more stable output along with AF/AE calculations of up to 60 fps.
This camera scores full points on video and featuring a full frame 4K video capture. It can collect 6K resolution worth of data and oversample it to produce quality 4K results. A 35mm recording format is supported by it with 4x and 5x slow-motion videos as well and that also at 1080p. Not only this but also 1080p at 120 fps.
Talking About EVF
Sony introduces the best Electronic View Finder on the back of this camera. It is a Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder with 3686k dots. There are two dials above it which allow the users to change the settings rather quickly. A joystick is there for manual toggling of the focus and keeping up with the latest technology trends, there is a touch screen as well which measures 3-inch in size and has a 1440k display.
As compared to the previous generation, the battery life is up to 2.2 times offering up to 480 shots with a single charge. An optional grip can house two batteries thus expanding the battery life of the camera. It has support for Ethernet and two SD card slots including UHS-II and compatible.
Mirrorless cameras have never targeted the price-conscious audience and A9 is no exception to this. It sits at the tops of its category with a whopping price of $4,500 as it carries pretty much all the wonderful features.