Sony launches full-frame mirrorless camera ‘a9’ with CMOS Sensor

By Anuj Sharma - July 17, 2017
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The 35 mm full-frame stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor in the Sony a9 mirrorless camera enables data speed processing at up to 20 times faster than the previous Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras.

With the growing demand of adventure sports and wildlife photography in the country, Sony India today introduced a9 (model ILCE-9), a full frame mirrorless that comes with 35mm CMOS sensor to give consumers an unparalleled and enhanced imaging experience.

According to Sony, the new camera offers many capabilities that are simply not possible with a modern digital SLR camera including high-speed, blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 20fps, 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second, a maximum shutter speed of up to 1/32,000 second.

The camera’s advanced AF system is capable to accurately track complex, erratic motion and calculate AF/AE at up to 60 times per seconds, regardless of shutter release and frame capture.

α9 is equipped with a 5-axis image stabilisation system that provides a shutter speed advantage of 5.0 steps, ensuring the full power of the new sensor can be realised, even in challenging lighting. 

α9 offers an ethernet port allowing users to conveniently transfer files to a specified FTP server at high speeds. Facilitating a robust and smart image capturing, α9 features an all-new, high-resolution; high-luminance Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder with approximately 3,686k dots that ensures a close-to-reality image reproduction.

 Sony also released a variety of new accessories to compliment the new α9, including

NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Battery: High-capacity battery with approximately 2.2 times the capacity of the NP-FW50 W-series battery.  Supports InfoLITHIUM technology, which makes it possible to view the remaining battery power as both a percentage display and five step icon on the camera’s LCD screen.

VG-C3EM Vertical Grip: Provides same operation, handling and design as α9, doubles battery life and allows USB battery-charging via the camera body.

NPA-MQZ1K Multi-Battery Adaptor Kit: External multi-battery adaptor kit capable of functioning as an external power supply for four Z series batteries and as a quick charger. Kit comes with two packs of NP-FZ100 rechargeable batteries.

GP-X1EM Grip Extension: Grip extender with same look, feel and design as α9.  Enables more solid hold on camera

FDA-EP18 Eyepiece Cup: Eye piece cup with locking mechanism

BC-QZ1 Battery Charger: Quick-charging battery charger.  Charges one new Z series battery in approximately 2.5 hours.

PCK-LG1 Screen Protect Glass Sheet: Hard, shatterproof glass screen protector with anti-stain coating to prevent fingerprints.  Compatible with touch operation and tilting LCD screen

The company also launched new lenses including the FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS Super Telephoto Zoom (model SEL100400GM), the FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM large aperture wide-angle zoom lens (model SEL1635GM) and the FE 12-24mm F4 G ultra-wide angle zoom lens (model SEL1224G).

The newly launched α9 and three new lenses will be available in all Sony Centre, Alpha flagship stores and major electronic stores across India.

a9 is priced at Rs 329,990, SEL100400GM will cost Rs 199,990, SEL1635GM will cost Rs 179,990 and SEL1224G is priced at Rs 139,990.

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