Sony A9: Flagship mirrorless camera of the year

Sony launched its flagship mirrorless full frame camera Sony A9 in India at a starting price of ₹3,29,990. This camera will be available in all major Sony retailers (online and offline) from July 29, 2017. Sony also launched some camera accessories for this camera. Such as:

a. NP-FZ100 battery (2.2x the capacity of NP-FW50 W-series battery)

b. VG-C3EM vertical grip

c. GP-X1EM grip extension

d. FDA-EP18 eyepiece cup

e. PCK-LG1 glass screen protector

Sony also announced two new lenses which will be available from July 24, 2017.

a. FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS (telephoto zoom lens) at 1,99,990

b. FE 16-35mm F2.8 (wide-angle lens) at 1,79,990

c. FE 12-24mm F4 (wide-angle lens)at 1,39,990

These are the specifications of the Sony A9.

a. Continuous shooting up to 20fps.

b. Maximum shutter speed up to 1/32,000

c. New 35mm full-frame stacked 24.2-megapixel Exmor RS sensor (data processing speed 20x faster than the previous full frame cameras.)

d. Upgraded Bionz X image processor

e. 693 phase detection AF points (covers 93% of the frame)

f. Vibration-free, fully electronic, anti-distortion shutter with no mechanical mirror

g. ISO range: 100-51200

h. 5-axis image stabilization

i. Tilting 3-inch touchscreen display

j. EVF – Electronic view founder

k. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC

l. Video recording: 4K at 30fps, Full HD at 120fps

m. Dual SD card slot

n. Wired LAN connection

From the specification and pricing, it’s clear that the Sony A9 is a flagship mirrorless camera for pro users and it is definitely not recommended for beginners considering the price point. However, if you are looking for a good camera for video and photos, this is one of the best option from Sony at this price range. Let us know your thoughts about this camera.