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α9 featuring full-frame stacked CMOS sensor

ILCE-9

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$3,499.99

New software is now available

Thanks to the version 5.0 (or later) software update, newly developed autofocus capabilities are now available, along with a number of new features to support a variety of shooting conditions and needs.

α9 Photo Gallery

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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. The first to use high-speed stacked design, its 24.2-megapixel full-frame image sensor temporarily stores large-volume data in the integral memory for overall 20 times faster readout speed. The combination of the CMOS sensor and the 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

High-speed continuous shooting at up to 20fps

High-speed continuous shooting at up to 20fps

Ground-breaking, full-frame Exmor RS CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor team up for 20fps continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking. Stunning high-speed performance and ample buffer let you capture the decisive moment.

Blackout-free shooting

Blackout-free shooting

Non-mechanical electronic shutter eliminates blackout with typical SLR mirror action. An uninterrupted view of the subject is available even during shutter release, with 60fps live-view capability and minimal display lag in continuous shooting.
(A) Blackout-free shooting (B) Shooting with blackout

Note: This camera is equipped with electronic and mechanical shutters. The features described in this section are primarily related to electronic shutter operation.

Track the action with an uninterrupted view

AF/AE calculations up to 60 times/sec.

AF/AE calculations up to 60 times/sec.

Light directly reaches the image sensor without mechanical interruption. An ingenious fusion of mirrorless construction and new speed-enhancing technologies provides AF/AE at the full-frame focal plane.
(1) AF/AE calculations (2) 60times/sec (3) 20 frames/sec

Electronic shutter speeds up to 1/32000 sec.

Electronic shutter speeds up to 1/32000 sec.

Electronic shutter speeds up to 1/32000 sec. far surpass mechanical shutters for a new imaging expression. You can also maintain shallow depth of field without an ND filter, even under bright conditions.
(A mode 1/20000 sec. F8.0 ISO 1000)

Note: This camera is equipped with electronic and mechanical shutters. The features described in this section are primarily related to electronic shutter operation.

Silence expands photographic potential

No noise distraction

No noise distraction

An anti-distortion electronic shutter allows silent shooting without mechanical mirror and shutter noise. It's ideal for sports and subjects that demand quiet operation, greatly expanding camera versatility.

No unwanted vibration

No unwanted vibration

During SLR shooting, mirror shock and shutter release shock cause subtle vibration. α9, however, has a vibration-free electronic shutter that can keep the camera stable, for razor-sharp images.

Note: This camera is equipped with electronic and mechanical shutters. The features described in this section are primarily related to electronic shutter operation.

Swift, accurate, and reliable AF

Now with newly developed AF features introduced in a software update, enhanced AF ensures precise focus and consistently steady tracking.

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  • Wide AF area
  • Fast AF speed
  • Uninterrupted AF

Speed meets artificial intelligence

With AI-based subject recognition, AF's intelligence evolves

Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF are both designed for fast, precise and intelligent tracking of your subject, using AI-based algorithms and processing an enormous amount of data in real time.

  • Real-time Tracking function
  • Real-time Tracking technology

Enhanced Real-time Eye AF

Further enhancing the camera's subject-tracking ability, now a subject's eyes can be detected as soon as the shutter is half-pressed or the AF-ON button is pressed, then tracked continuously. It is also possible to select either the subject's left eye or right eye.

More AF features for assured shooting

Reliable even in low light

Reliable even in low light

Capture subjects with high AF precision down to light levels as low as EV-3 at ISO 100, due to the high sensitivity image sensor.

A-mount lens AF support

A-mount lens AF support

Focal-plane phase-detection AF system with 693 AF points functions reliably. Enjoy up to 10fps continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking even when you use A-mount lenses with a mount adapter (LA-EA3).

Advanced Fast Hybrid AF for movies

Advanced Fast Hybrid AF for movies

More stable AF for movies has been achieved thanks to more effective use of the Fast Hybrid AF's focal-plane phase-detection system. Even objects crossing in front of the main subject don't disrupt the autofocus.

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α9 Focus Setting Guide

Web version

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α9 AF Setup Quick Guide

PDF version

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α9 AF Setup Quick Guide

Mobile app version

Outstanding image quality

Full-frame 24.2-megapixel sensor with sensitivity up to ISO 204800 and wide dynamic range captures outstanding image quality.

New CMOS

New CMOS sensor for imaging excellence

High sensitivity, a back-illuminated configuration, gapless on-chip lens architecture, and other Sony innovations deliver stunning images in a wide range of photographic situations. Standard ISO range is ISO 100-51200, expandable to ISO 50-204800 with minimum noise.

BIONZ X™

BIONZ X enhanced-speed image processor

The camera's image-processing algorithms have been upgraded with the latest software update, allowing higher levels of natural tonal gradations and more stable AWB for continuous shooting.

Beautiful 4K imaging

High-resolution quality of 4K movies

Full-pixel readout with no pixel binning makes it possible to condense approximately 2.4 times 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.

4K

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.

Tru-Finder

Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder

The new high-resolution 3686k-dot electronic viewfinder (EVF) shows a clear image with fine detail. The legendary ZEISS® T* Coating greatly reduces reflections. Smooth EVF images realized by 120fps frame rate even allow you to easily track a subject in fast motion. Fluorine coating on the outermost lens provides improved protection from dirt.

5-axis

5-axis image stabilization

New body-integrated 5-axis image stabilization unit offers a 5.0-stop shutter speed advantage. The live-view monitor image is also stabilized, so you can compose images easily even when shooting a fast-moving subject. (1) Yaw (2) Pitch (3) Roll

Battery stamina for professional use

Battery stamina for professional use

A newly developed NP-FZ100 battery offers approximately twice the life of the previous NP-FW50. Capture up to approx. 480 still frames on one charge — and further increase the number of shots with an attached optional vertical grip (sold separately) that can hold two batteries.

Dual media slots, UHS-II support

Dual media slots, UHS-II support

With two media slots, including one that's UHS-II-compatible for fast data writing, the α9 can record simultaneously or in relay, separate RAW and JPEG data, separate still shots and movies, and copy data between cards.

FTP file transfer

Support for FTP background transfer

To meet the professional's demand for immediate delivery of images, the camera now supports FTP background transfer while shooting continues or after shooting finishes.  The transfer method and the filtering methods have been improved to make it easier to specify which files you wish to transfer.

Rating function

Rating function

The rating function lets you rate still images with 1 to 5 stars at any time, giving you more flexibility for your workflow. Still images can be rated on the playback screen, and the function can be assigned to a custom button.

Grouping display

Grouping display for continuous shots

Groups of shots taken in continuous mode can be reviewed, deleted, or protected quickly. You can access the menu screen and change settings, as well as play back images while writing data.

My menu

Improved operability and My Menu

Register menu items with My Menu, access camera functions via custom button assignments, use stacked drive mode and focus mode dials for quick access, and use the AF-ON button to initiate autofocus and the multi-selector to shift AF points.

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Imaging Edge™ Remote, Viewer, and Edit

Imaging Edge™ Remote, Viewer, and Edit

Elevate your photography with Imaging Edge desktop applications. Use "Remote" to remotely control shooting; "Viewer" to quickly preview, rate, and select photos from large image libraries; and "Edit" to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery. Get the best from Sony RAW files, and manage your productions more efficiently.

Capture One (for Sony)

Capture One for Sony

Capture One Express (for Sony) is a free award-winning editing software that provides RAW development, easy management and powerful editing tools. Capture One Pro (for Sony) can be bought for even more editing tools and tethered shooting capability.

Brochure download

Brochure download

Update software for ver 5

Flyer download (software update ver. 5.0)

Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

This product is compatible with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X.

ILCE-9
Specifications and Features
High-speed continuous shooting at up to 20fps, blackout-free shooting, AF/AE live-view tracking, shutter speed up to 1/32000 sec, silent vibration-free Anti-Distortion shutter, sensitivity up to ISO 204800 (extended), pro-style excellent usability, and advanced 4K movie.
  • 24.2-megapixel 35 mm full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory

  • BIONZ X processing engine

  • High-speed continuous shooting of up to 20fps with AF/AE tracking

  • Features both 693-point wide-area phase detection AF and 425-point contrast-detection AF

  • 5-axis image stabilization with effectiveness equivalent to 5.0-stop slower shutter speed

Lens Compatibility
Sony E-mount lenses
Sensor Type
35mm full frame (35.6×23.8mm), Exmor RS CMOS sensor
Number Of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 24.2 megapixels
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
[Still images] Mechanical Shutter: ISO 100-51200 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 204800 can be set as expanded ISO range), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Electronic Shutter: ISO 100-25600 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 can be set as expanded ISO range), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), [Movies] ISO 100-51200 equivalent (ISO numbers up to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Battery Life (Still Images)
Approx. 480 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 650 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Viewfinder Type
1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color),Quad-VGA OLED
Monitor Type
2.95 inch (3.0-type) wide type TFT

What's in the Box

Power cord, Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100, Cable Protector, AC Adaptor:AC-UUD12, Battery Charger BC-QZ1, Shoulder strap, Body cap, Accessory shoe cap, Eyepiece cup, Micro USB cable

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