Sony Alpha A9

Sony Alpha A9 Specs

Sony Alpha A9
Sony Alpha A9
Released19 Apr 2017
Sensor Resolution24Mp
Type of sensorFull frame BSI-CMOS
ISO range100-51200
Body weight673g
Dimensions127 x 96 x 63 mm
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Screen3" Tilting
Max video resolution3840 x 2160
72
total score
65
imaging score
73
performance score
98
flexibility score
70
convenience score
Portrait

66

portrait rate
Landscape

67

landscape rate
Sport

78

sports rate
Street

78

street rate
Everyday

78

daily rate

advantagesAdvantages

  • A device that is great for portrait shooting
  • Perfect choice for landscape photography
  • Good sensor performance makes this camera suitable for photos of any type
  • The camera has autofocus for high-quality photos of moving subjects
  • The camera can be used in a humid environment
  • Allows shooting in the dark
  • The camera has an LSD display which is a very convenient parameter
  • High-quality video record
  • Has got a microphone
  • Excellent action photo available
  • Two memory card presented
  • Wi-Fi connection available

Sony Alpha A9 Nearest Models

ModelCompare withTotal scorePortrait
Portrait
Landscape
Landscape
Sport
Sport
Street
Street
Everyday
Everyday
Sony Alpha A9 Sony
Alpha A9
726868777777
Fujifilm GFX 100 Fujifilm
GFX 100
789396776464
Sony Alpha A7R IV Sony
Alpha A7R IV
757172747474
Sony Alpha A7R III Sony
Alpha A7R III
726969747575
Sony Alpha A7 III Sony
Alpha A7 III
726766757475
Fujifilm GFX 50R Fujifilm
GFX 50R
718686606363
Sigma fp Sigma
fp
666365597474

Sony Alpha A9: concluding remerks and technical specifications

The Sony Alpha A9 is a mirrorless camera launched on 04/19/2017.

Technically speaking, the Sony Alpha A9 ranks in the best 1% of its category (and in the best 99 of all cameras in our database) scoring 74/100 overall. The Sony Alpha A9 weights 673 gr and spans 127 x 96 x 63 mm. This means that it is one of the largest and heaviest cameras within its category.

Going into details, whatever is the technical specification of interest, the Sony Alpha A9 behaves better than average in its category:

  • Image Quality (65/100, ranks in the category best 14%)
  • Speed Performance (74/100, ranks in the category best 2%)
  • Comfort (70/100, ranks in the category best 41%)
  • Versatility (97/100, ranks in the category best 2%)

However, the technical performance of your camera should be put in context. Indeed, depending on the type of photogrphy you are interested in, each individual camera feature can impact your pictures to a diffeerent extent. This is the reason way we developed the iCamRank. iCamRank has been designed to wieght all the individual technical specifications of each camera in the camerarace database, depending on the different shooting conditions. Thus, here is what we suggest, depending on the photography type you like most:

  • Portrait - Great (67/100, ranks in the best 6% of its category). Sony Alpha A9 is perfect for Portrait, one of the best in this class.
  • Landscape - Great (67/100, ranks in the best 6% of its category). Sony Alpha A9 is perfect for Landscape, one of the best in this class.
  • Sport - Great (77/100, ranks in the best 1% of its category). Sony Alpha A9 is perfect for Sport, one of the best in this class.
  • Street - Great (77/100, ranks in the best 1% of its category). Sony Alpha A9 is perfect for Street, one of the best in this class.
  • Everyday - Great (77/100, ranks in the best 1% of its category). Sony Alpha A9 is perfect for everyday photography, one of the best in this class.

Last but not least, the price. You can find the Sony Alpha A9 sold on Amazon for a price comprised between 6.99 and 3849.99 USD, well above the average for this camera type.

Overall, Sony Alpha A9 is a good value for money. However, alternatives are also available, which you may wanto take in consideration before taking the final decision. Click here to see alternative options.

Sony Alpha A9 Overall Specifications

Sensor

Type

BSI-CMOS

Size

Full frame

Dimensions

35.6 x 23.8 mm

Area

847.28 mm2

Resolution

24 Mp

Image Resolution

6000 x 4000

ISO Range

100 - 51200

Supports RAW

Yes

Lens

Has Manual Focus

Yes

Mount Type

Sony E

Lens Count

73

Focal Length Multiplier

1

Screen

Type

Tilting

Size

3.0"

Resolution

1440k dots

Live View

Yes

Touch Screen

Yes

Viewfinder

Type

Electronic

Resolution

3686000.0

Coverage

100

Magnification

0.78

Photography Features

Min Shutter Speed

30s

Max Shutter Speed

1/8000s

Continuous Shooting

20fps

Shutter Priority

Yes

Aperture Priority

Yes

Manual Exposure Mode

Yes

Exposure Compensation

Yes

Custom White Balance

Yes

Image Stabilization

Yes

Built-in Flash

No

Flash Range

n/a

Max Flash Sync

n/a

Flash Modes

Flash off
Autoflash
Fill-flash
Slow Sync.
Rear Sync.
Red-eye reduction
Wireless
Hi-speed sync

External Flash

Yes

AE Bracketing

Yes

WB Bracketing

Yes

Dxo Scores

Overall Value

92

Color Depth

24.9

Dynamic Range

13.3

Low Light ISO

3517

Exposure Modes

Multi-Segment

Yes

Average

Yes

Spot

Yes

Partial

No

AF-Area

No

Center Weighted

No

Autofocus

Touch

Yes

Continuous

Yes

Single

Yes

Tracking

Yes

Selective

Yes

Center

Yes

Multi Area

Yes

Live View

Yes

Face Detection

Yes

Contrast Detection

Yes

Phase Detection

Yes

Focus Points Count

693

Cross Focus Points Count

0

Video

Resolution

Max Resolution

3840x2160

Supported Formats

MPEG-4 AVCHD H.264

Microphone Port

Yes

Headphone Port

Yes

Connectivity

Wireless

Built-in

HDMI

Yes

USB

USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)

Physical Features

Environmental Sealing

Yes

Water Proof

No

Dust Proof

No

Shock Proof

No

Crush Proof

No

Freeze Proof

No

Body Weight

673g

Physical Dimensions

127 x 96 x 63 mm

Battery Shots

650

Type

Battery Pack

Model

NP-FZ100

Other Features

Timer

Yes (2, 5, 10 secs + continuous)

Timelapse

No

Has GPS

No

Storage Type

Dual SD SDHC SDXC slots (UHS-II compatible)

Slots

2

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