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Sony Unveils Super-Fast α9 Flagship Mirrorless Camera

- 7 years ago

After plenty of rumours, Sony has today announced two brand new photo products into their impressive digital imaging line-up. The new full-frame mirrorless α9 Camera promises incredible speed and versatility with the ability to shoot 20fps continuous shooting and packing a 24.2MP CMOS sensor

As well as the α9, Sony has also announced the brand-new SEL100400GM Super Telephoto E-Mount Zoom, further expanding the company’s Flagship G Master lens family.

On the face of it, this new camera appears to be a dream for pro photographers and filmmakers alike, with features such as the incredible 20fps continuous shooting1/32,000 second shutter speed693 Auto Focus points with 93% coverage of the frame, 14-bit RAW support, full-frame 4K video capture and 60 fps AF/AE calculation. And all of this, with zero blackout and silent, vibration free shooting.

Beyond the above features, the new α9 Camera has the capacity for dual UHS-II SD cards, an ethernet portand 5-Axis in-body image stabilisation with a 5.0 step shutter speed advantage. Of course, the thirst for power for the α9 has grown with the increased functionality, and so the battery; a Z battery, now has over two times the power capacity when compared to the A7R II camera.

Pricing & availability

The α9 will start shipping from June 2017 priced at [approx] £4,500. The new FE 100-400mm GM Super Telephoto Zoom Lens will start to ship from July 2017, priced at approximately £2,500.

The new FE 100-400mm GM Super-Telephoto zoom lens will start shipping from July 2017, priced at [approx] £2,500.

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