Sony have changed the game.
They have just announced a new Alpha series mirrorless camera – Sony Alpha 9. And it’s a game changer.
In Sony’s words:
It’s the most capable camera ever: mirrorless or DSLR.
It’s not even largely about physical differences between mirrorless and DSLR anymore, but instead about the capabilities of mirrorless that give it advantages over DSLRs.
So what has Sony Alpha 9 to offer?
- 20(!) fps continuous shooting
- 60(!) fps AF/AE calculation
- 693(!) AF points
- Silent and vibration-free
- 1/32,000(!) shutter speed
- At 20(!) fps it can shoot 241 Raw files(!)
- No black-out
Sony Alpha 9 uses an electronic shutter but offers also mechanical shutter, which allows for synch speeds for flash up to 1/250th of a sec. The camera also has 5-axis image stabilisation with 5 stops of correction.
Comparing Sony Alpha 9 to top of the range Canon and Nikon:
|Sony Alpha 9||Canon EOS 1Dx Mark II||Nikon D5|
|Resolution||24.2 Mpx||20.2 Mpx||21.3 Mpx|
|AF area||693 point||61 point||153 point|
|Max shutter speed||1/32,000||1/8,000||1/8,000|