Sony Introduces the a9: Most Advanced Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

By Staff  |  04/21/2017

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.