Full-frame cameras are usually preferred by wildlife and sports photographers and considered as the target customers for these cameras. However, Sony has recently released a full-frame compact system camera for not just wildlife and sports photographers but also event photographers. Full-frame cameras are also a market where DSLRs are ruling but if you want to know how this mirrorless camera competes with the likes of Nikon D5 and Canon EOS 1D series models and the Sony A9 India price, keep reading.
Whenever we think of DSLRs or typical full-frame cameras, we think of a big bulky body and a heavy camera. Mirrorless cameras are comparatively smaller than DSLRs but this latest full-frame camera is not only smaller and cheaper, it’s also quite fast. It weighs only 1.5 pounds and is about 5 x 3 7/8 x 2 ½ inches in size. Sony crammed things like 24.2-megapixel 35mm full-frame stacked CMOS sensor, BIONZ X processing engine, 693-point wide-area phase-detection AF and 5-axis image stabilization in such a small body. This thing is quite well built and solid even though it’s not as rugged as it’s competition. If you are looking for something less powerful and don’t want to spend too much money, there is the Sony A7 series. These are slightly less expensive compared to the Sony A9.
This is the first full-frame stacked CMOS sensor and it offers great performance even in low-light. Thanks to the five-axis image stabilization, users get great shutter speed advantage and the live-view monitor image also shows the stabilized version. Moreover, the Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder comes with Zeiss T Coating to reduce reflection and give users clear image with detail in the electric view finder. This full-frame pixel also leads to beautiful 4k imaging when capturing 4k videos. There is the Panasonic Lumix GH5 and Canon EOS 1D X Mark II if you are interested to check out some similar cameras.
Users can capture full-resolution (24-megapixel) JPEGs at 20fps thanks to the Exmor RS CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor. It gets easy to capture the decisive moment with fast AF/AE tracking and 4D focus. The phase-detection AF points can cover almost 93% of the image area with 693 AF points which makes it easy to keep your focus on subjects. The full-frame 24.2-megapixel sensor and wide dynamic range makes sure users get outstanding performance. This camera supports uncompressed 14-bit RAW format. There are two slots, one for both SD/Memory Stick cards and the other one is only for SD cards. You can check out the Sony Alpha A6300 if you are not into serious photography and just want a good camera for both photos and videos.
The Sony A9 or Sony Alpha A9 is available for about ₹ 300200 at the moment.
Things we loved about the Sony A9:
Things we didn’t like about this camera:
Sony A9 Review - A First Look at Sony's Flagship Alpha Sports Camera
Sony A9 Review
Sony a9 - The Game Changer
Sony A9 review
Sony A9 - Review and Sample Photos
Sony a9 Long Term Review (2019)
Sony a9 "Real World Review"
A9 vs D5 Real World Comparison - The Sony Shocked us!