Sony is back with their latest camera offering, the new a9 — a full-frame mirrorless camera being called the “most advanced” of its kind.
The new camera features a full-frame stacked CMOS sensor (24.2 megapixels) that is paired with 693 autofocus points. It also shoots 4K video, employs 5-axis in-body stabilization, and features dual SD card slots, as well as an ethernet port.
The a9 boasts impressive continuous shooting, allowing photographers to capture fast-moving subjects with ease, at up to 20 frames-per-second for up to 241 consecutive RAWs (362 JPEGs). The maximum shutter speed is 1/32,000 second, while the 693 phase-detect AF points cover roughly 93 percent of the frame.
Also, it boasts better battery life — 2.2 times the capacity of previous Sony full-frame cameras, according to Sony.
The Sony a9 camera releases May 25 for $4,500 USD.