What only α9 can do
This mechanism-free camera can deliver a-class-above performance conventional mechanical SLRs have only sought. For example, this system realises a totally blackout-free viewfinder while conventional systems can only try to reduce blackout time. A high-speed, vibration-free, silent Anti-Distortion shutter vastly extends the range of shooting situations while a mechanical system can only aim for lower vibration and quieter shutter release sound. α9 provides continuous tracking of moving subjects for foolproof AF/AE while traditional SLRs can only challenge such AF/AE performance improvements. Moreover, α9 allows its viewfinder to show not only images of the subject — available on conventional systems — but also the final image of a shot. Now, thanks to a new image sensor that superbly manages all these roles, you can surpass all expectation with α9.
Note: This camera is equipped with electronic and mechanical shutters. The features described in this section are primarily related to electronic shutter operation.
LENS COMPATIBILITYSony E-mount lensesTYPE35mm full frame (35.6×23.8mm), Exmor RS CMOS sensorNUMBER OF PIXELS (EFFECTIVE)Approx. 24.2 megapixelsISO 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)24VIEWFINDER TYPE1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color),Quad-VGA OLEDTYPE7.5cm (3.0-type) type TFT