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A9 Full Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Body Only ILCE9 By B
In one game-changing leap the revolutionary image sensor and high-speed processing of the 9 reaches performance levels far beyond the incremental improvements gained through decades of mechanical refinement. There is no viewfinder blackout. Continuous shooting speeds exceed those possible with mechanical shutters. Higher shutter speeds are ...
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A9 Full Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Body Only ILCE9 By B

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1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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BCD8468
Description

In one game-changing leap the revolutionary image sensor and high-speed processing of the 9 reaches performance levels far beyond the incremental improvements gained through decades of mechanical refinement. There is no viewfinder blackout. Continuous shooting speeds exceed those possible with mechanical shutters. Higher shutter speeds are available, and all without noise or vibration. The ability to keep an eye on moving subjects at all times leads to faultless AF and AE tracking, and the photographers view is consistently up-to-date with an absolute minimum of lag. In short, the digital promise has been realized at last.

Camera Includes :
Power cord
Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100
Battery Charger BC-QZ1
Cable Protector
AC Adapter
Shoulder strap
Body cap
Shoe cap
Eyepiece cup
Micro USB cable
Instruction Manual

  • Worlds first Full-frame stacked CMOS sensor w/ integrated memory
  • Worlds first blackout-free continuous shooting up to 20 fps
  • Silent, vibration-free, anti-distortion shutter up to 1/32,000 sec.
  • 693 Phase Detection AF points over 93% frame coverage
  • Cont. view blackout free OLED Tru-Finder w/ 100% frame coverage
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Great improvements over my A7rii.
by Valued Customer on June 15, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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I owned the Sony A7rii before the a9. I can't tell you what an improvement this camera is. I almost gave up Sony mirrorless and was thinking about going back to a DSLR. Then Sony came out with the a9. The focusing system is so much better on the a9. Moving the focus point was such a burden on the a7rii. I can touch the screen of the a9 or use the joystick, to move the focus point quickly. Eye AF is also great and will catch the eye even if the focus point isn't on it. Face detection works well too. The dynamic range isn't quite as good as some of the other Sony cameras but it's good and adequate for my purposes. The approximately 24mp is a great size, not too big, not too small. It is fast and responsive. Some people complain about some of the dials and buttons but I like them and they are an improvement for over my a7rii. This camera is quiet and can go completely silent but usually I just have the sound turned way down and it's so nice. I know this was designed for sports, but I think wedding photographers would love it. I can't believe how many shots I can reel off with this camera. The larger battery means I don't have to worry as much about whether the battery needs to be changed. Some reviewers complained about banding. So far, I have not had any banding problems. I haven't tested it for astrophotography but I've seen reviews and there doesn't appear to be any problems so in particular the old star eater issue is no longer a concern.Is it perfect? No, no camera is. The menu system could use improvement but having said that there is a favorites feature and I use it for those functions I access often and it is a big help. Like so many others I wish the flip out screen was fully articulating and it isn't useful when using the camera vertically as the screen flips out horizontally only. It also doesn't angle out as much as I would like. I also would change things with the lenses. I do not like the focus by wire, but you could adapt other lenses to it. I mention lenses because lenses are part of a camera system and they are important. No camera can get around bad lenses no matter how good. I've had to learn to let the system do its thing as manual focusing with focus by wire lenses is difficult for me. I'm used to manual focus so this was a transition. The weather sealing isn't as complete as something like the D5. I haven't tested it but it's apparently the bottom of the camera that's the most vulnerable to water penetration so don't let the camera sit in water or let water run down over the bottom.So now that the a7iii is out why would one buy the a9? It has a better LCD screen and viewfinder but that may not matter to you. It shoots more frames per second and has less rolling shutter. I would call this a specialty camera for sports or wildlife. It's said the a9 focusing system is slightly better than the a7iii but it's probably negligible as the focusing system is basically the same. The a9 has better weather sealing. How much better I don't know. The a7iii is a better general-purpose camera at a lower price point so if you need a good all-around camera it might be a better choice especially if budget is a concern. If you need a camera for sports or wildlife with better weather sealing and less rolling shutter the a9 might be a better choice.Kudos to Sony for continuing to push the envelope. It's taken awhile but this camera is such an improvement I decided to stick with Sony. Sigma is also going to make lenses specifically for Sony and I'm thrilled to see what the Sigma line up will be for Sony.

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Difficult focus - no problem with the A9
by Valued Customer on May 10, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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It took a week of shooting with the A7riii to really appreciate the A9. The A9 just nails the shot; low light, through a chain link fence, every lense I have tried including adapted lenses.

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A wonderful camera. The rapid electronic shutter makes street photography
by Valued Customer on April 29, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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A wonderful camera. The rapid electronic shutter makes street photography a dream. No rolling shutter, silence, rapid shots.

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So glad I finally decided on Sony and the a9
by Valued Customer on January 04, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Owning both Canon 5D4 and Sony a7rii, I struggled to make a decision on which system to upgrade as I got into sports photography. So glad I finally decided on Sony and the a9. This camera is amazing! The non-black out shooting is amazing, and once you use it you will never buy another camera for action photography that doesn't have it. My only decision now is if I should buy a second one, or the new a7riii to get that sweet 42mp sensor for non-sports relation shooting. Either way, my 5D4 is going on the selling block as soon as I decide.

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Great step up from my A7R
by Valued Customer on December 14, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
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Loving this camera! Great step up from my A7R

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High-end and industry leading with the AF. Expensive but not more expensive than the competition
by Valued Customer on October 28, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
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I own and use the Sony A9 (ILCE-9/B) since August 2017 and had sufficient time for testing, with landscape, nature and street photography. I mostly used the Zeiss Batis 85mm. In summary, I can say that this is a really strong camera, and it better be at with this price! Is the camera perfect? - No! Is it worth the money? This depends on your needs, since it is not necessarily superior to the newly released and cheaper a7riii.The specs are of the a9 are probably widely known by now: Full frame with a 24MP sensor, 20FPS (with certain lenses at least), and 693 focus points. I'll go right into my review, and compare the camera with my previous camera, the Sony a7r (not: a7r ii ). It feels very nice in the hand because of a slightly extended grip. The camera has an ingenious joystick, which can be used to set the focal point. The a9 is slightly heavier than the a7r, about 200gr. As often advertised by Sony, the battery life is extended in comparison to the a7 line, which I can confirm. A great achievement by Sony is the super high quality of the viewfinder, which comes close to an optical device. New is also a touchscreen, which I occasionally use to set the focal point. Professionals will appreciate the second memory slot, of which only one is high-speed.But now to the pictures and the 20fps. This speed can only be achieved with newer lenses, of which I have none. I used my Zeiss Batis 85mm, Sony Zeiss CZ 35mm f2.8 and the 70-200mm f4 which reach 15fps. This speed opened up a new photography world since I can now focus on shots in movement. The a7r was good for landscapes, if not outstanding. For everything that moved, she was very stubborn, and the AF was often wrong. With the a9 I move in new spheres. With 85mm, I was able to photograph bird's noses, from which water pours off, or sauces in Asia snack, which splash on the plate. It's fun, I shoot differently, the pictures shot with Continous AF (extended range) have a high hit rate of> 80%. While photographing, the viewfinder always remains on, there is no timeout while taking the picture (only a green frame flickers briefly). A good feature is the automatic Eye Focus (only for humans), which can be assigned to one of the customized buttons. The camera is therefore also a fantastic portrait camera. I was a bit worried about the a9's performance for landscape photography, especially due to the lower resolution compared to the a7r and the resulting loss of the ability to crop. And yes, I miss it, but in return the hard drive is not cluttered with huge files. The a9 has a better dynamic range and better low light abilities than the a7r. A photo with iso6400 has no visible noise. Crazy. Another great development is the electronic shutter, which functions completely silent. That was one of the reasons that I got the a9 - finally, I can take pictures unobtrusively during presentations, without bothering others.What bothers me with the camera? The menu is better than the a7r's, but still confusing (a freely programmable slot is now helpful to bring together the most important functions). I'm hugely annoyed that the a9 PlayMemory apps do not run on the camera (I am not talking about the app for the ipad but the apps on the camera!) and I miss useful programs such as Lightshaft or Smooth Reflections which I both really liked. The omission was probably done to underline the �pro claim for the a9, but for me it means that I miss out on fun and useful functions. Bah! Furthermore, it is annoying that while transferring the burst data from memory to the memory card the whole camera is locked. The transfer can take quite some time with some dozens of pictures, especially with Jpeg (with raw it goes faster - that is probably owed to the software routines of the software, while raw is forwarded without processing), and it sucks that not even the menu is accessible. Also, the built quality is not perfect � it feels of high quality, but in terms of all weather sealing, etc. is not comparable to the pro bodies of the competition (e.g. the covers of memory cards and ports are not weather sealed).In conclusion: The a9 is a speed monster, and photographers who want this will appreciate the a9's main feature. The AF is the best I ever used during 25 years of taking photos with many brands. The resolution of 24.2MP seems adequate for sports photography (it should also be noted here that the competition in sports cameras has less powerful sensors). However, if you want to crop a lot and are hunting for the last pixel detail, the a9 will probably not be your ultimate dream. I personally am very satisfied with the landscapes abilities of the a9. With it, I have a great, modern and quite expensive high-end camera in my hands � but regarding the price, it also needs to be said that the price is equal or even a bit lower than the competition (we are talking about the D5 and 1DXii). Anyhow, with a price above 4k this camera ranges in the pro league, and I sincerely hope this is also reflected in Sony's customer service � let's se. As summary for the body, I'll rate it four stars at this stage.

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Great for sports photography, but overheats quickly
by Valued Customer on October 05, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
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I rented the a9, along with a Zeiss Batis 80mm prime lens, for a week of outdoor sports photography. Once configured for high-speed burst photos, the camera (along with the Zeiss lens) is simply amazing. I was able to catch professional pitchers at the moment when they release the ball, as well as catchers the moment before they catch the ball. The continuous autofocus kept up with all the bullpen action. The downside is that the camera gets warm, quickly. Outdoors in the 85 degree sun, it would start to overheat every day within 15-20 minutes. Once the camera starts to overheat, it will sometimes take burst photos at a noticeably slower pace and refuse to record video. Overheating aside, the a9 is a technical marvel, truly.

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Five Stars
by Valued Customer on September 27, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
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Auto focus dream

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Great camera for all your needs !
by Valued Customer on September 14, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
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Excellent camera . I have the Sony A7Rll and still love that camera but the battery life is horrible . This one last all day so no worries ! Takes a while to get used to the new focus system and figure out what works best for what you are photographing . And 25 resolution is more than enough . Anything else is overkill and takes forever to upload . So this is the one !

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I love this camera
by Valued Customer on July 27, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
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I love this camera. I have been a Sony user for many years. This is an upgrade from an a7 for me. I use it primarily with the 24-70 f 2.8 lens and it takes great pictures.

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Superb choice!
by Valued Customer on July 18, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
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I used nikon D700 which is still an excellent camera. However, when i met with this Sony A9. I fell in love with all features.Pro: fast focus. Clear and superd viewfinder. Excellent image quality. I wish, there is suitable 35mm 1.4 lens for this camera.Cons: So far, i can tell return button is on the other side. So you have to keep 2 hands runneing around when navigate menu. Return button should be closer to the OK and select button.Price should be about $3500s. There is no $2000 premium needed over A7rii. If you are on budget and not making money out of photography, get the Sony A7Rii

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Best Overall Camera On The Market
by Valued Customer on July 17, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
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I purchased an a9 to replace an a7RII and I am glad I did! While you don't get the insanely sharp 42 MP resolution that the a7RII provides, the a9 image quality is still very good and high ISO performance is excellent. The best part however is the focusing system. The a9 locks in really fast even in dark situations where my a7RII would struggle. I am not much of a sports or action shooter so I don't even use the 20 FPS burst mode but single shot has been super quick and accurate during my shooting. Also, I love how Sony improved the buttons and thickened up the grip ever so slightly for a more ergonomic feel. The addition of the UHS-II slot has been a blessing because now I don't have the dreaded ""Writing to memory card"" screen pop up anymore with a Sony G UHS-II card. As mentioned by others, the battery life has also improved significantly so I am no longer worried about carrying multiple batteries. Overall, it is an excellent step forward from the a7RII and I feel that this is the best all around camera on the market.

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