A new dimension of photographic speed
A game-changing image sensor from Sony makes conventional camera mechanisms redundant, achieving speed and performance that are beyond the capabilities of mechanical devices. What’s more, freedom from mechanical noise and vibration opens up a vast new world of imaging opportunities.
Driving force for full-electronic revolution
Innovative full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory
α9 liberates you from the limits of conventional SLRs that rely on mechanical systems. First2 to use high-speed stacked design, its 24.2-megapixel3 full-frame image sensor temporarily stores large-volume data in the integral memory for overall 20 times faster readout speed4. The combination of CMOS sensor and enhanced BIONZ X image-processing engine brings you true digital freedom.
[ Stacked back-illuminated structure with integral memory ]
(1) Pixel area (2) Integral memory (3) Hi-speed signal processing circuit (4) Image processing engine
Capture the previously uncatchable
Track the action with an uninterrupted view
Silence expands photographic potential
Note: This camera is equipped with electronic and mechanical shutters. The features described in this section a primarily related to electronic shutter operation.
Mobility leads to unprecedented opportunities
Professional features and performance in a compact body. The freedom of mobility inspires fresh creativity.
Swift, accurate, and reliable AF
Discover enhanced AF — more precise, virtually unfailing focus, swift reaction to fast motion, low-light reliability, and consistent tracking in continuous shooting.
More AF features for assured shooting
Outstanding image quality
Beautiful 4K imaging
High-resolution quality of 4K movies17
Full-pixel readout with no pixel binning makes it possible to condense approximately 2.4 times18 the amount of data required for 4K (the equivalent of the amount of data required for 6K) into 3840 x 2160 4K output. This oversampling process plus full-frame pixel readout without binning results in the highest possible 4K movie image quality.
Efficient workflow and professional reliability
In addition to a magnesium alloy body that assures the camera’s all-around toughness and reliability, largely amplified versatile features enhance operability, supporting severe usage in professional photography.
High-speed continuous shooting at up to 20fps28, blackout-free shooting6, AF/AE live-view tracking, shutter speed up to 1/3200029, silent vibration-free Anti-Distortion shutter, sensitivity up to ISO 204800 (extended)16, pro-style excellent usability, and advanced 4K movie.