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Sony Alpha A9

Sony Alpha A9
98
Reviews
251 Reviews + 16 Awards
80
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
61
Value for Money
Good
85
Age
1 Year Old
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A number of reviews mentioned that this digital camera has a good autofocus, an outstanding picture resolution and it produces very good images. It's a multi award winning but 2 year old 673g digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from nine expert review websites and 7 further awards from other expert sites and an amazingly high 24.2MP megapixels. It supports Wi-Fi and Full HD video, has an image stabiliser and features bluetooth.
Techradar Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Editor's Choice
24.2MP
6000 X 4000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
4K
VIDEO RESOLUTION
25,600
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
673g
3"
SCREEN
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Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of $1,695 at Adorama 16 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.

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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A9 number 42 across all digital cameras.

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83
Kagoo Score
98
Reviews
80
Features
92
Popularity
61
Value for Money
86
Age

83

83
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 83?

reviews indicate that it has terrific expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 16 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Trusted Reviews plus eight other sites and a "Recommended" award from Focus-Numerique.fr plus two other sites.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available.
It has some great features:
High megapixels
3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels video resolution
Has an image stabiliser
Shorter than average camera shutter speed
A new dimension of photographic speed
High-speed continuous shooting at up to 20fps
Blackout-free shooting
AF/AE calculations up to 60 times/sec

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the digital camera is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Sony digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for sports photography. It is also very good for portrait photography as well being very good for wildlife photography.
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Average Review Score

4.9 stars (251 reviews)

51%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
128 Reviews
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10 Reviews
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9 Editor's Choice Awards

This digital camera has received nine Editor's Choice Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Techradar.
Editor's Choice from Ephotozine Editor's Choice from Trusted Reviews Editor's Choice from Techradar Editor's Choice from reviewed.com Editor's Choice from chip.com.my Editor's Choice from photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice from thephoblographer.com Editor's Choice from log.com.tr Editor's Choice from 3dnews.ru

3 Recommended Awards

The Sony Alpha A9 has received a Recommended Award from expert review sites pcauthority.com.au, focus-numerique.fr and dkamera.de.
Recommended from pcauthority.com.au Recommended from focus-numerique.fr Recommended from dkamera.de

4 Further Awards

It's received four Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including PhotographyBlog.com, EISA.eu and digifotopro.nl.
Essential from PhotographyBlog.com EISA Best Product from EISA.eu Silver from digifotopro.nl 5 Star from fotomaniak.pl

What Are People Saying About the Sony Alpha A9?

Picture Quality
44
9
Lens System
32
4
Viewfinder / Screen
18
6
Video Capability
5
4
Features
9
0
Sports Photography
5
2
Design
12
3
Ease of Use
9
3
Noise Level
9
0
Size and Weight
8
3
Robustness
6
0
Landscape Photography
2
0
Price
1
3
Battery
3
1
Wildlife Photography
1
0
Flash
1
0
Connectivity
1
2
Portrait Photography
1
0
Exposure Controls
1
0
8 Out of 10 Owners Thought it Was Not Priced Reasonably

Seven people thought that the Sony Alpha A9 was expensive.

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Expensive
7 people agree
No people disagree
  • Sure it is expensive, but so is jumping from camera to camera trying to find one that matches its advertising hype. Buy right the first time and go shoot. ...
    SRHEdD - Bestbuy.com 30 Nov 2018
  • ... wedding photographer and I ended up pulling the trigger and while it was an expensive switch, I am happy I did. The camera is not for everyone, but it ...
    John - Bhphotovideo.com 26 Jun 2017
  • ... in-body ima... 20 FPS Continuous shooting. Dual USC-II SD Slots. Astronomically expensive.
    pcworld.co.nz 24 Nov 2017
  • ... the appeal...20 FPS Continuous shooting. Dual USC-II SD Slots. Astronomically expensive.
    Good Gear Guide.com.au 24 Nov 2017
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    Very Poor Value for Money
    4 people agree
    2 people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought the Sony Alpha A9 Was Reliable

    Several people thought that the Sony Alpha A9 was well made and was really strong and durable.

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    Well Made
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
  • PDN is a member of the Technical Image Press Association which has contracted with Image Engineering to perform detailed lab tests of digital cameras. ...
    pdnonline.com 14 Nov 2017
  • The A-9 is without a doubt cutting edge technology SONY should be commended for their engineering marvel. my use of this equipment is mostly sports and ...
    Joe - Bhphotovideo.com 6 Jun 2017
  • ... whatever. Seriously, this camera is so versatile and well made that I would use it in any situation. I had the opportunity to preview the a9 prior to release, ...
    Vaderbreath - Bhphotovideo.com 29 Jun 2017
  • ... when shooting with electronic shutter. Drastically improved battery. Beautifully built. Decent frequencies. Fluid FHD and QHD performance. RX Vega looms ...
    DP Review 22 Apr 2017
  • View All Reviews About Engineering
    Very Strong and Durable
    4 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    The Majority of People Thought This Digital Camera Had a Battery That Lasted a Long Time

    Over 10 people thought that the Sony Alpha A9 had a superb battery life.

  • ... about a second from a cold start, even quicker to wake up. Battery life is better than advertised. I shot a mix of single and high speed shots in the first ...
    Ingold - Bhphotovideo.com 14 Oct 2017
  • ... about a second from a cold start, even quicker to wake up. Battery life is better than advertised. I shot a mix of single and high speed shots in the first ...
    Edward - Bhphotovideo.com 14 Oct 2017
  • ... stills shooting. 5-axis image stabilisation. Solid, compact build. Good battery life. Cheaper than Canon and Nikon rivals. Slick 4x slo-mo video. Screen ...
    stuff.tv/my/ 11 Aug 2017
  • ... stills shooting. 5-axis image stabilisation. Solid, compact build. Good battery life. Cheaper than Canon and Nikon rivals. Slick 4x slo-mo video. Screen ...
    stuff.tv 10 Aug 2017
  • 7 Out of 10 Owners Thought the Sony Alpha A9 Was Good in Terms of Size

    Several people thought that the Sony Alpha A9 was very compact and was a good body shape.

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    Very Compact
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Sony has introduced the Alpha 9, also know as the A9, at the top of its compact system camera line-up, above the A7 II, A7S II and A7R II.It has a full-frame ...
    camerajabber.com 3 Jul 2017
  • ... opportunity. Its picture quality is brilliant and the battery life is one of the best we have seen on a compact system camera...Brilliant image quality. ...
    goodhousekeeping.co.uk 31 May 2018
  • ... somethin...Incredibly fast stills shooting. 5-axis image stabilisation. Solid, compact build. Good battery life. Cheaper than Canon and Nikon rivals. Slick ...
    stuff.tv/my/ 11 Aug 2017
  • ... someth...Incredibly fast stills shooting. 5-axis image stabilisation. Solid, compact build. Good battery life. Cheaper than Canon and Nikon rivals. Slick ...
    stuff.tv 10 Aug 2017
  • View All Reviews About Compact
    A Good Body Shape
    3 people agree
    3 people disagree
    The Majority of People Thought the Sony Alpha A9 Was Well Designed

    Several people thought that the Sony Alpha A9 was really good-looking and ergonomic.

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    Very Good-Looking
    7 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • ... of professionals. Provided with the review unit was a beautiful FE 12-24mm F4 G ultra wide angle lens to help accommodate our review. The camera is compatible ...
    chip.com.my 6 Nov 2017
  • ... profiles like the other A series, but the video coming off the sensor is simply gorgeous without it (shooting in Ntrl)...
    Jfulton - Bhphotovideo.com 10 Jul 2017
  • ... Nikon, Canon, Fuji, Pentax, or another digital camera. Biggest pluses: Beautiful images, amazing continuous focus ability when using Sony E-mount lenses, ...
    Christopher - Bhphotovideo.com 10 Aug 2017
  • ... farther from my subject. I have the new Canon 24-70 2.8L II lens. This is a beautiful, fast lens that serves for 95% of my photographic needs. But, no ...
    Mark - Bhphotovideo.com 7 Jun 2017
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    Very Ergonomic
    5 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    8 Out of 10 People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Several people thought that the Sony Alpha A9 was very easy to use, had good controls and was very easy to handle.

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    Very Easy to Use
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... weeks, the A7Rii may be the spare, despite its many fine qualities. The A9 is easy to use, and nothing gets in your way. The high shooting speed and quick ...
    Ingold - Bhphotovideo.com 14 Oct 2017
  • ... weeks, the A7Rii may be the spare, despite its many fine qualities. The A9 is easy to use, and nothing gets in your way. The high shooting speed and quick ...
    Edward - Bhphotovideo.com 14 Oct 2017
  • ... Oppo R11 Smart PhoneThomas BartlettView all articles...Glorious photos, easy to use. Quite the price.
    gadgetguy.com.au 14 Sep 2017
  • ... portraiture. All of the good points from all other reviews are correct, the camera is a joy to use. In a week I have shot fast running dog portraits, slow ...
    Bob - Bhphotovideo.com 2 Jun 2017
  • View All Reviews About Joy to Use
    Has Good Controls
    4 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Very Easy to Handle
    3 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    The Vast Majority of People Thought it Had Nice Technical Features

    More than 10 people thought that the Sony Alpha A9 had good features.

  • ... on fairly limited area of photography. As a professional-level camera the Sony Alpha 9 has an extensive feature set and there's a huge range of customisation ...
    camerajabber.com 3 Jul 2017
  • ... over to check it out at our YouTube Channel. Amongst the best features are a 24MP full frame CMOS stacked sensor. Additionally, there is a new 100-400mm ...
    thephoblographer.com 18 Apr 2017
  • The Sony Alpha 9 is being called a game changer because it offers a lot of features which aren't available with professional, high speed DSLRs. It offers ...
    shutterbug.com 20 Jul 2017
  • ... joystick, and extremely high quality EXMOR RS sensor and Bionz X processor are all amazing features. The new sensor's sharpness and low light ability are ...
    EnterDaxh - Bestbuy.com 1 Jan 2018
  • Some People Thought the Sony Alpha A9 Was Not Easy to Connect to Other Devices

    Two people thought that the Sony Alpha A9 didn't have gps.

  • ... I bought one spare battery, and probably won't need another. It does not have a built-in GPS, but it couples with an iPhone via PlayMemories Mobile to ...
    Ingold - Bhphotovideo.com 14 Oct 2017
  • ... I bought one spare battery, and probably won't need another. It does not have a built-in GPS, but it couples with an iPhone via PlayMemories Mobile to ...
    Edward - Bhphotovideo.com 14 Oct 2017
  • The Vast Majority of People Thought it Had an OK Noise Level

    More than 10 people thought that the Sony Alpha A9 was very quiet.

  • ... sensor and fully electronic shutter featuring 20fps shooting, silent vibration-free operation, anti-distortion shutter, 1/32000 shutter, 4k video, dual ...
    Camera Labs 18 Apr 2017
  • ... shutter is the main reason I bought my previous Sony Cameras. The A9 continues with the silent shutter and is a must have for any set photographer. I would ...
    Michael - Bhphotovideo.com 7 Jun 2017
  • ... after I used a few days, my jaws dropped wow amazing AF system and completely silent. I love it. If you want 20fps and silent camera. Sony A9 is the one. ...
    Thy - Bhphotovideo.com 31 Oct 2018
  • ... amazing AF system and completely silent. I love it. If you want 20fps and silent camera. Sony A9 is the one. Check out my Sony A9 testing video on Flickr ...
    Thy - Bhphotovideo.com 31 Oct 2018
  • 9 Out of 10 People Thought it Had a Good Lens

    More than 30 people thought that the Sony Alpha A9 had a good autofocus and several people thought that it also had an outstanding image stabiliser and had a good lens.

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    Has a Good Autofocus
    31 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • ... with features like blackout-free, continuous shooting at 20 FPS, lightning fast autofocus and 5 axis in-body ima... 20 FPS Continuous shooting. Dual USC-II ...
    pcworld.co.nz 24 Nov 2017
  • ... with features like blackout-free, continuous shooting at 20 FPS, lightning fast autofocus and 5 axis in-body ima... Even if there are parts of the Sony ...
    Good Gear Guide.com.au 24 Nov 2017
  • ... sports photographers. It's a 24MP, full-frame mirrorless camera that can shoot at 20 frames per second with full autofocus. And, just as importantly, with ...
    DP Review 13 Jun 2017
  • ... II sho... The Sony a9 shoots faster than any other full-frame camera out there thanks to a stacked CMOS sensor with incredible autofocus coverage...Shoots ...
    PC Mag 26 Apr 2017
  • View All Reviews About Focus
    Has a Brilliant Image Stabiliser
    6 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Good Lens
    6 people agree
    2 people disagree
    7 Out of 10 People Thought it Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Over 10 people thought that the Sony Alpha A9 was mirrorless and several people thought that it also had a brilliant viewfinder, had a good screen and had a electronic viewfinder.

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    Mirrorless
    13 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • ... Sony Alpha A9 is worth every penny. It's a fantastic mirrorless camera that'll be able to tackle every photo opportunity. Its picture quality is brilliant ...
    goodhousekeeping.co.uk 31 May 2018
  • ... speed and a continuation of Sony's bid to make the mirrorless full frame camera a serious competitor to the long-established world of the DSLR, the new ...
    Ephotozine 2 Jul 2017
  • ... DSLRs like the Nikon D5 (£5,000, shoots at 1... Sony's high-end mirrorless cameras continue to impress, and the A9 represents a genuine challenge to Nikon ...
    stuff.tv 10 Aug 2017
  • ... DSLRs like the Nikon D5 (shoots at 14fps) and... Sony's high-end mirrorless cameras continue to impress, and the A9 represents a genuine challenge to Nikon ...
    stuff.tv/my/ 11 Aug 2017
  • View All Reviews About Mirrorless
    Has a Brilliant Viewfinder
    5 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Has a Good Screen
    4 people agree
    5 people disagree
    Has a Electronic Viewfinder
    4 people agree
    2 people disagree
    More Than 80 People Thought the Sony Alpha A9 Took Good Pictures

    Over 20 people thought that the Sony Alpha A9 was very able to produce good images and had a brilliant picture resolution. Analysis of the reviews also revealed that several people thought that it had an outstanding picture quality, had a good ISO range and image sensor.

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    Really Able to Produce Good Images
    35 people agree
    8 people disagree
  • ... tag of the Sony Alpha A9, it doesn't disappoint. At 24MP, the camera took some fantastic pictures. It packs in a lot of detail with shots of people and ...
    goodhousekeeping.co.uk 31 May 2018
  • ... lens I expected. But... What more to say? This camera and lens combination takes glorious photos, and helps you take them easily. My, what a great camera ...
    gadgetguy.com.au 14 Sep 2017
  • ... to professional photographers. Whereas the A7R II targeted landscape photographers with its huge 42 megapixel resolution and the A7S II clearly appealed ...
    PhotographyBlog.com 2 Jul 2017
  • ... once again teamed up with over two dozen other member magazines from around the world to select the winners in the annual TIPA World Awards for the best photo products of 2018 in 40 d...
    shutterbug.com 18 Apr 2018
  • View All Reviews About Photographs
    Has a Superb Picture Resolution
    32 people agree
    5 people disagree
    Has an Outstanding Picture Quality
    9 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Good ISO Range
    6 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has a Good Image Sensor
    4 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Good in Low Light
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Most Owners Thought it Recorded Good Videos

    Six people thought that the Sony Alpha A9 was good for video recording.

  • ... just returned from a 4 day shoot in Cuba and i must say, the video is outstanding for the price. The lack of picture profiles and customization didn't ...
    Alex - Bhphotovideo.com 8 Jun 2017
  • ... me speechless with the photos I've captured. It's everything I need. Video is amazing. Size is perfect since I'm always on the go. It was a great investment.One ...
    Thelegacypro - Bestbuy.com 25 Aug 2017
  • ... highest mp settings on raw file format, also took less than two minutes of video on best quality settings. At the end of less than one half hour; the overheating ...
    Ronald - Bhphotovideo.com 30 May 2017
  • ... the A7Riii. The only downfall to the a9 would be the fact that it lacks picture profiles for better color correction during video recording and editing. ...
    EnterDaxh - Bestbuy.com 1 Jan 2018
  • One Person Thought the Sony Alpha A9 Had a Good Flash
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    One Customer Thought This Digital Camera Had Good Exposure Controls
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    Some People Thought This Digital Camera Takes Good Landscape Photos

    Two people thought that the Sony Alpha A9 good for landscape photography.

  • ... shutter (hospitals, temples, churches, theaters, ...). At 24MP, it's great even for landscapes and cityscapes, unless you're making very large prints, ...
    Roy - Bhphotovideo.com 8 Jun 2017
  • ... wildlife, and occasional sports. I have loved the a7Rii and I will certainly keep it for landscape and as a second body, but this a9 is perfect for all ...
    John - Bhphotovideo.com 30 May 2017
  • One Owner Thought it is Good for Portraits
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    Five People Thought it is Good for Sports Photography

    Five people thought that the Sony Alpha A9 takes good sports photos.

  • ... is going further, touting the Alpha A9 launched in Singapore this past fortnight as a capable sports camera to rival the two big names...
    techgoondu.com 14 Jun 2017
  • ... photographers and the like. It's a speed demon and using it for sports is pretty much cheating - it'll get you thos...Ridiculously fast 20fps burst with ...
    Pocket Lint 4 Jan 2018
  • ... there was still a yawnin... With the a9, Sony has made a formidable mirrorless camera that should appeal to sports and wedding photographers in need of ...
    pdnonline.com 9 Oct 2017
  • ... light can be pushed to a higher ISO and has more megapixels. This camera is great for sports. I have grandchildren and the super fast shutter helps capture ...
    Bscooper547 - Bestbuy.com 17 Dec 2018
  • One Person Thought the Sony Alpha A9 is Good for Wildlife Photography
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    How Good Are Sony Cameras?

    80
    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    High megapixels
    3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels video resolution
    Has an image stabiliser
    Shorter than average camera shutter speed
    High maximum ISO sensitivity
    6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
    Supports Wi-Fi
    Features bluetooth
    Supports Full HD video
    Has an HDMI
    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) lock
    Has an external flash connector
    Has a pre-flash
    Has an auto Exposure (AE) lock
    650 battery life
    Has an anti-dust function
    Has a shoe mounting point
    Has a headphone output
    Has a tripod mount
    Features brightness adjustment
    Has a flash exposure lock
    Has a self-timer
    Features contrast adjustment
    3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels video resolution
    6000 x 4000 still image resolution
    ok display diagonal
    Does not have a built-in flash
    Heavy
    Smaller than average viewfinder screen size

    What the Reviews Say

    The vast majority of people thought the Sony Alpha A9 was reliable
    The majority of people thought this digital camera had a battery that lasted a long time
    7 out of 10 owners thought the Sony Alpha A9 was good in terms of size
    The majority of people thought the Sony Alpha A9 was well designed
    8 out of 10 people thought it was easy to use
    The vast majority of people thought it had nice technical features
    The vast majority of people thought it had an OK noise level
    9 out of 10 people thought it had a good lens
    7 out of 10 people thought it had a good screen or viewfinder
    More than 80 people thought the Sony Alpha A9 took good pictures
    Most owners thought it recorded good videos
    Some people thought the Sony Alpha A9 was not easy to connect to other devices
    High Megapixels

    The megapixels of the Alpha A9 of 24.2MP is in the highest 6% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 15MP.

    What does "megapixels" mean? Less Edit
    3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels Video Resolution

    The Alpha A9 has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 5976 x 3992 pixels (best). A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 is known as UHD.

    A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 is known as UHD.

    What does "maximum video resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Has an Image Stabiliser

    The Alpha A9 has an image stabiliser, as do 70% of cameras.

    What is an image stabiliser? Less Edit
    Shorter Than Average Camera Shutter Speed

    The Alpha A9's camera shutter speed of only 0.000031s is very short compared to most other cameras. It is in the shortest 2% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the camera shutter speeds range from 0.000016s to 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.01s.

    What does "camera shutter speed" mean? Less Edit
    High Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Alpha A9 of 25,600 is higher than 82% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The ISO sensitivities (max) of cameras range from 100 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000.

    What does "maximum ISO sensitivity" mean? Less Edit
    6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

    The N_ILCE9.CEC has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

    What does "maximum image resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The Sony Alpha A9 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

    What is Wi-Fi? Less Edit
    Features Bluetooth
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    The Alpha A9 features bluetooth, which is unusual. 93% of cameras do not feature bluetooth.

    What is bluetooth? Less Edit
    Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

    The Alpha A9 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most other cameras. 75% of cameras have a built-in flash.

    What is a built-in flash? Less Edit
    Heavy

    The weights of cameras range from 50g to 2.7kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the Sony Alpha A9 of 673g is in the heaviest 7% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

    What does "weight" mean? Less Edit
    Supports Full HD Video
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    The Alpha A9 supports Full HD video, unlike 71% of cameras which do not support Full HD video.

    What is Full HD video? Less Edit
    ok Display Diagonal
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    The display diagonal of the Alpha A9 of 3" is ok compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 54% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

    Chart Hide Chart What does "display diagonal" mean? Less Edit
    Has an HDMI
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    The Alpha A9 has an HDMI, which is unusual. 62% of cameras do not have an HDMI.

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    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

    The Alpha A9 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock

    The Alpha A9 has an Auto Focus (AF) lock, which is unusual. 71% of cameras do not have an Auto Focus (AF) lock.

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    Smaller Than Average Viewfinder Screen Size

    The Alpha A9's viewfinder screen size of only 0.5" is smaller than 93% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The viewfinder screen sizes of cameras range from 0.5" to 8", and the average viewfinder screen size is 1.4".

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    Has an External Flash Connector

    The Alpha A9 has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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    Has a Pre-Flash

    The Sony Alpha A9 has a pre-flash, unlike 96% of cameras which do not have a pre-flash.

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    Has an Auto Exposure (AE) Lock

    The Sony Alpha A9 has an auto Exposure (AE) lock. 73% of cameras do not have an auto Exposure (AE) lock.

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    650 Battery Life

    The Alpha A9 is a camera that takes 650 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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    Has an Anti-Dust Function

    The Alpha A9 has an anti-dust function, unlike 92% of cameras which do not have an anti-dust function.

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    Has a Shoe Mounting Point

    The Sony Alpha A9 has a shoe mounting point, unlike 89% of cameras which do not have a shoe mounting point.

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    Has a Headphone Output

    The Alpha A9 has a headphone output. 94% of cameras do not have a headphone output.

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    Has a Tripod Mount

    The Sony Alpha A9 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 77% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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    Features Brightness Adjustment

    The Alpha A9 features brightness adjustment. 81% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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    Has a Flash Exposure Lock

    The Alpha A9 has a flash exposure lock. 83% of cameras do not have a flash exposure lock.

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    Has a Self-Timer

    The Sony Alpha A9 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 81% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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    Features Contrast Adjustment

    The Alpha A9 features contrast adjustment. 82% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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    3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels Video Resolution

    The highest video resolution supported by the Alpha A9 is 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. This Sony digital camera also supports video resolutions of 1280x720 pixels, 1920x1080 pixels and 3840x2160 pixels. Across all cameras the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is full hd 1080p pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video.

    A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).

    A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

    A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video.

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    6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

    The highest still image resolution supported by the Sony Alpha A9 is 6000 x 4000. That's 71% higher resolution than a 4320 x 3240 digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. In addition, this Sony camera supports a still image resolution of 6000x4000, 3936x2624, 3008x2000 plus 5 more values. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 2992 x 2000 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Sony Alpha A9 has been listed on Kagoo since August 2017 and is currently ranked number 42 out of 453 digital cameras.
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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    The chart below compares the value for money of the Sony Alpha A9 (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

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    What the Reviews Say

    8 out of 10 owners thought it was not priced reasonably
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    Age

    Sony Alpha A9 Release Date

    August 2017

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    On average, in the first 6 months after release, Sony cameras drop in price by 5%. On a typical new Sony digital camera costing $715, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $38.

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    Sony Alpha A9 Specification

    Key Features
    Weight
    Camera Type
    Megapixels
    Packaging Data
    Package Weight
    Picture Quality
    Still Image Resolution
    Maximum Image Resolution
    Aspect Ratio
    Sensor Type
    Image Formats Supported
    Image Sensor Size (W X H)
    Total Megapixels
    Sensor Format
    Supported Aspect Ratios
    Design
    Colour
    Lens System
    Lens Mount Interface
    Focusing
    Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
    Auto Focus (AF) Lock
    Auto Focus (AF) Points
    Focus
    Light Exposure
    ISO Sensitivity
    Light Exposure Modes
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity
    Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
    Light Metering
    Light Exposure Correction
    Light Exposure Control
    Shutter
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
    Camera Shutter Type
    Flash
    External Flash Connector
    Shoe Mounting Point
    Pre-Flash
    Flash Modes
    Flash Sync-Speed
    Flash Exposure Lock
    Flash Exposure Correction
    Video
    Full HD Video
    Maximum Video Resolution
    Video Recording
    Video Resolution
    Motion JPEG Frame Rate
    Video Formats Supported
    Resolution At Capture Speed
    HD Type
    Audio
    Built-in Microphone
    Voice Recording
    Audio System
    Memory
    Compatible Memory Card
    Memory Slots
    Display
    Display Diagonal
    Vari-Angle LCD Display
    Touchscreen
    Flip-Out Screen
    Display
    Display Diagonal (Metric)
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Screen Size
    Magnification
    Viewfinder Type
    Viewfinder Resolution
    Ports & Interfaces
    HDMI
    USB Version
    Headphone Output
    HDMI Connector Type
    USB Connector
    Camera
    Image Processor
    White Balance
    Shooting Modes
    Photo Effects
    Self-Timer Delay
    Anti-Dust Function
    Tripod Mount
    Camera Playback
    Contrast Adjustment
    Brightness Adjustment
    Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
    Scene Modes
    Weight & Dimensions
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Weight (Including Battery)
    Battery
    Power Source Type
    Battery Technology
    Battery Supported
    Battery Type
    Battery Capacity
    Battery Life
    Battery Voltage
    Video Recording Time
    Operational Conditions
    Storage Temperature (T-T)
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    Packaging Content
    Quick Start Guide
    Networking
    Wi-Fi
    Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Bluetooth
    Bluetooth Version
    Wi-Fi Standards
    Other Features
    Built-in Flash
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Colour Depth
    Flash Metering System
    Eye Point
    Accessories Included
    Frame Rate
    Technical Details
    Self-Timer
    Dimensions (WxHxD)
    Continuous Shooting
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    Wireless Technology
    Features
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    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    canon codeilce9cec, sony manufacurer, sony nilce9cec, sony ilce9cec, sony 7014843k, sony 1700423, sony 1625061, sony 1700776, sony ilce9b, sony f3563

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