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Sony Alpha A9

£3,009.50
(164 reviews)
Sony Alpha A9
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Techradar Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Editor's Choice chip.com.my Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Essential
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and high image quality MILC camera, with an Editor's Choice award from seven expert review websites and 9 further awards from other expert sites
Mirrorless 24.2MP 6000 X 4000 Pixels CMOS Nov 2017
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Sony Alpha A9 Review

With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A9 number 123 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
164 Reviews + 16 Awards
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Value for Money
Average
95
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Age
6 Months Old
83
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 83?

It has outstanding expert reviews and fantastic 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 six other sites and a "Recommended" award from Photographie.de plus three other sites. Looking across the entire Canon camera range, the average reviews for all Canon digital cameras are also excellent.
Released by Sony 5 months ago, it is one of the newest digital cameras on the market, incorporating some of the latest digital camera features. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report good lens quality, nice design and excellent battery life. However they also report that it is not an acceptable size.
It has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution
What only 9 can do
High-speed continuous shooting at up to 20fps
Blackout-free shooting
AF/AE calculations up to 60 times/sec
Electronic shutter speeds up to 1/32000 sec

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 everyday photography, ranking number 231 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for portrait photography, ranking number 207 in portrait photography cameras as well being good for landscape photography, ranking number 229 in landscape photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
68
Landscape Photography
Good
72
Everyday Photography
Very Good
58
Sports Photography
Average
27
Wildlife Photography
Mediocre

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks.
There is a 76% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

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How Big is the Sony Alpha A9?

The Sony Alpha A9 is 126.9mm wide and 95.6mm tall. It is 63mm deep and weighs g.

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Sony Alpha A9 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

16 Industry Awards

Amongst cameras, this camera is one of the most awarded.

This Sony camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review sites Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Reviewed.com, Photoreview.com.au, Log.com.tr, Chip.com.my and 3dnews.ru all of whom concluded that this camera was remarkably good.

This camera received a "Recommended" award from websites Photographie.de, Focus-Numerique.fr, Dkamera.de and Pcauthority.com.au all of whom thought that this digital camera was very good.

This digital camera received a "Platinum" award from website Digifotopro.nl who said that this camera was exceptional.

The experts at three additional expert review sites all said that this camera was very good. PhotographyBlog.com gave this Sony camera an "Essential" award, Fotomaniak.pl gave it a "5 Star" award and it received an "EISA Best Product" award from EISA.eu.

The writer at one additional expert review site concluded that this Sony camera was very good. This was from Hardwarezone.com.my who gave it an "9/10".

Excellent Expert Reviews

Based on 37 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews this digital camera has an average expert rating of 94 out of 100. This means that digital camera experts think this camera is one of the very best cameras.

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Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 76 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is marvellous. 67 reviewers (88% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This means that owners think this digital camera is one of the better cameras.

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Users Report That it is Not an Acceptable Size

Two owners who purchased the Sony Alpha A9 considered that it was not a good body shape.

Sony Has Very Good Camera Reviews

Based on 27,103 owner and expert reviews (including 7,455 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its cameras. 93% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Nine customers who bought it reckoned that it had a good autofocus and three owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens.

Users Report Excellent Design

Two customers who bought the product reckoned that it was ergonomic and two customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good looking.

Customers Report Great Battery Life

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Three customers who purchased it agreed that it was good for video recording.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Seven owners who purchased the Sony Alpha A9 thought it was quiet.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Two owners who reviewed it agreed that it was well made.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Five people who bought it wrote that it was easy to use, four owners who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus and two customers who bought the product considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Three customers who bought it thought it was good quality.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

10 customers who reviewed the Sony Alpha A9 thought it was able to produce good images and two owners who bought the product considered that it had a good picture resolution.

Value for Money

Price Has Gone Down by £1,290 (30%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony Alpha A9 and the United Kingdom price of £3,009.50 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $3,989.00 (£5,570.24).

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Age

Only Released Six Months Ago

The Alpha A9 was only released by Sony six months ago. This camera features the latest in camera technology from Sony.

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Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Sony Alpha A9 of 24.2MP is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 92% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A9 has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The best resolution of all cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Sony Alpha A9 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. In addition, this Sony digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 160 x 120 pixels and the best is 3840 x 3840 pixels.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The ISO sensitivities (max) of digital cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000. The Sony Alpha A9's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 83% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Shorter Than Average Camera Shutter Speed

Cameras have camera shutter speeds of between 0.000016s and 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.0056s. The camera shutter speed of the Sony Alpha A9 of only 0.000031s is very short compared to most other digital cameras. It is shorter than 99% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

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

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Only 2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Alpha A9 has a shoe mounting point. 88% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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650 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Sony Alpha A9 which takes 650 battery life.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Alpha A9's display diagonal of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 49% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Alpha A9 features brightness adjustment, unlike 77% of cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Alpha A9 has a pre-flash. 94% of cameras do not have a pre-flash.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Alpha A9 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 72% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Bluetooth

The Alpha A9 features bluetooth, unlike 94% of digital cameras which do not feature bluetooth.

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3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Sony Alpha A9 is 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. 1920 x 1080 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this digital camera supports video resolutions of 3840 x 2160 pixels, 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 160 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 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.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony Alpha A9 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 87% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Self-Timer

The Alpha A9 has a self-timer. 81% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Alpha A9 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 68% of digital cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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3936 X 2624 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Alpha A9 is 3936 x 2624. That's over three times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 2144 x 1424. The worst resolution of all cameras is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Has a Headphone Output

The Sony Alpha A9 has a headphone output, unlike 93% of cameras which do not have a headphone output.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony ilce9bsel24240, sony ilce9bhvlf60m, sony card64gb, sony r300w299, sony hvlf60m, sony gpx1em, brand ilce9, sony vgc3em, sony 242mp, sony vp83f, sony f3563, sony mc11

Barcodes:

00027242907362, 00646791416394, 00646791431366, 00646791431427, 00646791439164, 07434013041096, 07434013105118, 07434013105132, 07434013105149

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