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Sony a9
Sony a9
Sony a9
Sony a9

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For an updated version of this camera with a bigger buffer, improved live view functionality, and better weather sealing, please see the Sony a9 II.

The Sony a9 combines several powerful features together in one body to make a flagship multimedia system. It features 4K full frame video, exhibits significantly reduced rolling shutter effects (choose between mechanical shutter or rolling shutter modes), and supports un-cropped 1080p slow motion up to 120 FPS. Uncompressed HDMI out enables the use of optional external recorders for clean 4K recording with 4:2:2 sampling while internal 4K recording is possible in frame rates up to 30 FPS (at 30 FPS, drops down to Super 35mm). Enhanced Zebra function allows for easy monitoring of exposure values with video signal level targets that can be set from 0-109 while a built-in time code feature assists in more precise editing later.

Packed inside the weather sealed, magnesium-alloy a9 body is 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization that corrects for both pitch and yaw adjustments. The 693 AF points cover around 93% of the image area, dense enough for extremely fast and accurate focusing of moving subjects. For manual focusing, a peaking function will highlight your sharpest areas or you can also use the built-in focus magnifier. Thanks to the stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor system, data processing speed is 20x faster than previous Sony full frame mirrorless cameras. All of these features make the a9 an ideal camera for videography.

Photographers enjoy up to 20 FPS shooting speeds and maximum shutter speeds of up to 1/32,000th of a second. Dual SD cards slots allow for shooting raw + JPEG easily or be assigned as "overflow". For clear viewing, a quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF features an impressive 3.686m-dot resolution and 120 FPS refresh rate for clear, bright, and smooth eye-level viewing that's 2x greater than the EVF in previous Sony full frame mirrorless cameras. The physical controls are intuitive and appealing to those who like the feel of more traditional cameras (and includes a joystick for direct AF point selection). Additionally, the battery life has been improved and sports 2.2x the capacity of the NP-FW50 used in prior Sony full frame mirrorless systems (approximately 480 images per charge).

The Sony a9 is ideal for just about any project, both video or still. It is best suited to low-light work, hybrid shooting for events like weddings and conferences (especially helped by the camera's silent shutter), and for multimedia projects.

NOTES

  • • Battery life is approximately 185-195 minutes during continuous movie capture or around 480-650 still frames.
  • • Memory cards are not included. A Class 10 or higher SDHC/SDXC card is required for XAVC S format movie recording. UHS Speed Class 3 or higher card is required for 100Mbps recording.
  • • Continuous video shooting is possible for approximately 30 minutes.
  • RENTAL INCLUDES

  • • Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera
  • • Body Cap
  • NP-FZ100 Battery
  • • BC-QZ1 Charger
  • • Camera Strap
  • SPECS

  • • Sensor: 24.2MP Full Frame CMOS
  • • File Size/Format: 4240 x 2832, JPEG/Raw (ARW)
  • • Video Resolutions/Framerates:

  • 3840 x 2160 at 23.98p, 25.00p, 29.97 (Up to 100Mbps)
  • 1920 x 1080 at 23.98p, 25.00p, 29.97p, 50.00p, 59.94p (Up to 50Mbps)
  • 1920 x 1080 at 100 FPS, 120 FPS (Up to 100Mbps)

  • • Lens Compatibility: Sony E Mount
  • • ISO Range: 100-51200 (Extended Mode: 50-204,800)
  • • AF Points: 425 Contrast Detection/693 Phase Detection
  • • Ports & I/O:

  • 3.5mm Headphone
  • 3.5mm Microphone
  • Micro HDMI (Type D)
  • PC Sync-In
  • Micro USB (Type B) 2.0
  • RJ45
  • • Flash: Hot Shoe, PC Sync-In Port, Sync Speed 1/250
  • • Shooting Speed: Up to 20 FPS
  • • Memory Card Compatibility: Dual UHS-II/UHS-I SD Card Slots
  • • Monitor/LCD: 3" Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • • Dimensions: 5" Wide x 3.8" Tall x 2.5" Deep
  • • Weight: 1.48 lbs
  • • Additional Features: WiFi/Bluetooth, Image Stabilization, Weather Sealed
  • • Important Notes: Memory cards are not included. A Class 10/U1 or higher SDHC/SDXC card is required for XAVC S format movie recording. UHS Speed Class 3 or higher card is required for 100Mbps recording. Continuous video shooting is possible for approximately 30 minutes. Battery life is approximately 185-195 minutes during continuous movie capture or around 480-650 still frames.
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    Sony a9

  • • E Mount, 24.2MP Full Frame Sensor
  • • 50-204,800 Extended ISO & 20 FPS, 693-Point AF System
  • • UHD 4K30p Video & 5-Axis Image Stabilization
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