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Sony Alpha A9

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Key specs

  • CMOS
  • APS-C
  • 35.8, 23.8 mm
  • 24 Mpx
  • 6000, 4000 px
  • Sony FE, Canon EF, Sony E
  • Only lenses with AF-motor
  • 2.95 in
  • no
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Sony Alpha A9 Full Specifications

Sensor

CMOS
APS-C
35.8, 23.8
24 Mpx
6000, 4000
BIONZ X

Image

100
25600
6000, 4000
Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade
JPEG XR, RAW
Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
3:2, 16:9
nono
yesyes

Optics and focus

Sony FE, Canon EF, Sony E
1 x
Lamp
Auto/Manual
yesyes
yesyes
yesyes
yesyes
Only lenses with AF-motor
yesyes
693
Built-in
yesyes
25

Screen and viewfinder

2.95 in
yesyes
LCD TFT
1440000
nono
Electronic
0.50 in
100 %
0.78 x
nono
nono

Photography features

Auto, Manual, Program, Scene
Electronic, Mechanical
3
yesyes
yesyes
2, 5, 10
1/250s
Auto, Fill-in, Flash OFF, Flash ON, High-speed Sync, Pre-flash, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
TTL
Night, Portrait, Self-portrait, Sunset, Landscape
yesyes
yesyes
20 fps
20 fps
0.3 - 0.5±EV

Videography features

3840, 2160
yesyes
1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080, 3840 x 2160
4K Ultra HD
AVC, AVCHD, M4V, XAVC-I
Movie, Single image
195 min.
1920x1080
30 fps
120 fps
60 fps

Audio features

yesyes
yesyes
Stereo

Design

MILC
Aluminum-magnesium
Black
yesyes
yesyes

Dimensions

1.48 lb
5.00 in
3.76 in
2.48 in

Storage

MS Pro Duo, MS PRO Duo Mark 2, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
2
Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro, SDHC, SD, SDXC

Power

Battery
650
Lithium-Ion
2280 mAh
7.2 V
1

Connectivity

yesyes
Micro
Micro-USB
2.0
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
yesyes
yesyes
yesyes
4.1
nono

Other features

nono
yesyes

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