Sony follows AF / AE 20 frames / sec · 4K movies · Flagship machine capable of full HD 120 fps movie shooting "α9" announced

Sony's April 19, 2017, the company's new flagship model will be a mirrorless single-lens digital camera "Α9(Model name: ILCE-9) announced abroad. It is the world's first stacked full-size CMOS equipped with powerful continuous shooting performance and high resolution shooting capability. In the US, it costs $ 4,500 in May 2017 (about 490,000 yen), in Europe in June It is scheduled to be released at 4500 euros (approx. 525,000 yen).

Sony's New α 9 Camera Revolutionizes the Professional Imaging Market | Sony | Alpha Universe

Sony's powerful Alpha 9 camera is a super-fast, silent photo machine

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Α9 is the world's first 35 mm size stacked full-size CMOS sensor "Exmor RS" equipped with about 24.2 million effective pixels. Sensitivity is ISO 100 to 51200, equivalent to ISO 50 to 204800 at expansion. Moreover, by installing the newly designed BIONZ X engine and front end LSI, still pictures can be recorded with 14 bit RAW, movie functions can be shot with 4 K shooting and full HD picture quality at 120 fps high speed shooting.

With the new processing unit, the memory buffer performance at continuous shooting has also been improved, and it is possible to shoot still images of 20 frames per second. The maximum number of consecutive shootable pictures is 362 in JPEG and 241 in RAW images.

When shooting continuously, the screen disappears Capable of shooting without "blackout". Corresponds to image plane phase difference AF of 693 points that covers 93% in the screen, and the calculation of AE / AF tracking amounts to 60 times per second. Also, "fast hybrid AF" combined with contrast AF is 25% faster than the conventional α 7 R II. The maximum shutter speed is 1/8000 sec.

The finder is equipped with an organic EL viewfinder "Quad VGA OLED Tru-Finder" of about 3.69 million dots, which is also the highest resolution of Sony's α series. The maximum brightness is twice the α 7 R II, and the frame rate can be selected from 60 fps or 120 fps. The newly designed processing unit is also helping to reduce the display latency (delay) of EVF. The eyepiece optical system is 0.78 times using double-sided aspherical lenses, etc. "Zeiss T coating" is also given.

The sensor section is equipped with sensor shift type 5 axis shake correction continuously from the conventional machine. The maximum effect is 5 shutter speeds. Also equipped with a dial that sets the drive mode and focus mode separately for the first time with E mounted cameras, and has an "AF-ON" button that can directly focus on still images and movies.

Also, along with the advent of α9, a new battery "NP-FZ100" with battery capacity 2.2 times larger than before appeared. It is possible to take even longer photographs.

In addition, as a specification as a flagship machine for professional, Ethernet terminal (wired LAN) and dual SD slot are installed. One of the dual SD slots is compatible with UHS - II compatible SD and the other is compatible with UHS - I compatible SD and Memory Stick Duo.

Although it is α9 which is expected to be definitely released in Japan, information on the release in Japan at the time of article creation is unknown. 4K movies shot with α9 can be checked on YouTube below.

Sony | α | α9 High resolution full-frame 4K - YouTube

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