Sony a9 Full-Frame 4K Mirrorless Camera Announced

Sony announce their most advanced revolutionary full-frame camera to date. The new Sony a9 full-frame 4K mirrorless camera (model ILCE-9) deliveries unmatched speed, versatility and usability. The a9 shoots 4K video, CMOS sensor with integral memory, high-speed continuous shooting at up to 20fps and much more

Sony a9 full-frame 4K
Sony a9 features:

- World’s 1st 35mm Full-Frame Stacked 24.2 MP CMOS sensor - 4K (UHD) Video at 3840 x 2160 up at 24/25/30p - In Full Frame and Super35 crop modes without pixel binning - XAVC-S 100 Mbps (8bit 4:2:0) - Clean output to external recorders (Atomos, CD, Video Devices etc.) - Full HD up to 120fps Super Slow Motion (Full-Frame) - 5-axis in-body image stabilization - Blackout-Free Continuous Shooting at up to 20fps - 241 RAW/362 JPEG images - Silent, Vibration-free shooting at speeds up to 1/32,000 sec - Quad-VGA 3686m-Dot OLED EVF at 120fps - 693 point focal plane phase detection AF points - Dual SD Cards (one of them UHS-II) - New Battery with 2.2x capacity - Ethernet port for file transfer - Built-in Wi-Fi/Bluetooth

The new camera offers many impressive capabilities that are currently not possible with a modern digital SLR camera. Its most advanced features are made possible with the 35mm full-frame stacked Exmor RS™ CMOS sensor - the world’s first of its kind - which enables data speed processing up to 20x faster than previous Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. The sensor is paired with a brand new, upgraded BIONZ X processing engine and front-end LSI that maximises overall performance.

Sony α9 - Product Feature Video

Featuring an all-new Sony battery (model NP-FZ100) with 2.2x the capacity of previous Sony full-frame models, allowing for much longer shooting performance. Mirrorless cameras are known to have poor battery life,so this is a major improvement from Sony, extending how much time you spend shooting.

Sony has released a range of new accessories to go with the new α9:

- NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Battery
High-capacity battery with approximately 2.2x the capacity of the NP-FW50 W-series battery. Supports InfoLITHIUM® technology.

- VG-C3EM Vertical Grip
Allows USB battery-charging via the camera body.

- NPA-MQZ1K Multi-Battery Adaptor Kit
Capable of functioning as an external power supply for four Z series batteries and as a quick charger.

- GP-X1EM Grip Extension
Grip extender with same look, feel and design as α9. Enables more solid hold on camera.

- FDA-EP18 Eyepiece Cup
Eye piece cup with locking mechanism

- BC-QZ1 Battery Charger
Quick-charging battery charger. Charges one new Z series battery in approximately 2.5 hours.

- PCK-LG1 Screen Protect Glass Sheet
Hard, shatterproof glass screen protector with anti-stain coating to prevent fingerprints. Compatible with touch operation and tilting LCD screen

Sony α9 High resolution full-frame 4K

The Sony α9 interchangeable lens camera will start shipping in Europe from June 2017 priced at approximately €5,300. For a full detailed list on specifications, these can be found at Sony's website.