Sony Alpha a9
Sony Alpha a9
Top 1%4,107 points
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Sony Alpha a9 review: 85 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

24.2MP
Panono Camera: 108MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
35.6 x 23.8mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
693
Canon EOS R: 5655

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
20fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps

5. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
3517ISO
Sony Alpha a7 III: 3730ISO

6. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
204800 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO

7. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Sony Alpha a9
28% have it

8. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
650shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots

9. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
92
Nikon D850: 100

10. video recording (main camera)

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2160 x 30fps
Fujifilm X-T3: 2160 x 60fps

11. weight

673g
HTC Re: 65.5g

12. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Sony Alpha a9
39% have it

13. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/8000s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s

14. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Sony Alpha a9
50% have it

15. Has phase detection autofocus for videos

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
Sony Alpha a9
12% have it

16. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Sony Alpha a9
32% have it

17. has built-in optical image stabilization

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
Sony Alpha a9
46% have it

18. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Sony Alpha a9
72% have it

19. Is dustproof and water resistant

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.
Sony Alpha a9
9% have it

20. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Sony Alpha a9
26% have it

21. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
1440k dots
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS: 1040000k dots

22. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Sony Alpha a9
20% have it

23. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Sony Alpha a9
54% have it

24. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Sony Alpha a9
48% have it

25. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Sony Alpha a9
66% have it

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