Sony Unleashes a9 with World's First 35mm Full Frame Stacked CMOS Image Sensor
Not only did Sony crown a new flagship Full Frame mirrorless ILC (interchangeable lens camera) system this morning, they also made a bold statement to the world that the inherent efficiencies of mirrorless cameras are putting an end to DSLR performance dominance.
In a world where you can get a faster, lighter, quieter, and more affordable camera, why would you want to stick with bulky bodies built atop century-old technology?
Back to the topic at hand...
The a9 (Alpha 9) boasts the world's first 35mm Full Frame stacked CMOS image sensor, which handles data twenty times faster than previous sensors and fully replaces the need for certain mechanical components that will prevent similarly-classed DSLRs from hitting the a9's speeds, which include 20fps full resolution still images for up to 200 RAW images.
Sony Imaging has also promised to expand their Pro Support while debuting a new 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 G Master lens (pictured above).
- 20fps full resolution images for up to 200 RAW images
- 120fps EVF with no blackout or freeze frame when the shutter is pressed
- Silent shooting modes (shoot without disturbing your subject)
- Smaller than a DSLR
- 693 AutoFocus points (93% of coverage)
- Full Frame 4K Video Capture
- A new battery with 2.2x the capacity of the previous gen
- 5-axis in-body image stabilizations with 5.0 stops of exposure compensations
- Dual media card slots
- 60 AF/AE calculations per second
- Joystick on the rear of the camera for setting AF points and adjusting other functions
- First Sony camera with an Ethernet port
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OR you can pre-order the a9 now here