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Sony Alpha A9

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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 newly released and multi award winning 673g camera, with an Editor's Choice award from seven expert review websites and 9 further awards from other expert sites
673g Mirrorless 24.2MP 6000 X 4000 Pixels Nov 2017
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Sony Alpha A9 Review

With outstanding reviews and at under 1 year old, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A9 number 251 across all digital cameras.
98
Reviews
164 Reviews + 16 Awards
52
Value for Money
Average
71
Features
Good Features
90
Age
9 Months Old
87
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has marvellous expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital 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 digital camera range, the average reviews for all Canon digital cameras are also excellent.
With it being less than a year since it was released by Sony, this camera features some of the latest camera technology. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report good lens quality, excellent design and battery life. However they also report that it is not an acceptable size.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average megapixels
6000 x 4000 pixels image 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
Heavier than average
Only 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels video resolution

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 portrait photography, ranking number 136 in portrait photography cameras. It is also good for sports photography, ranking number 49 in sports photography cameras.
72
Portrait Photography
Very Good
72
Landscape Photography
Very Good
72
Everyday Photography
Very Good
62
Sports Photography
Good

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 58% 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.

Sony Alpha A9 Video Reviews

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 673g.

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98
Reviews
164 Reviews + 16 Awards
52
Value for Money
Average
72
Features for Portrait...
Very Good
90
Age
9 Months Old
87
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
75
Overall Score for Port...
Very Good
0
Maximum Image Resolution
6000x4000
0
Minimum Aperture Number
Depends On Lens
Pre-Flash
Yes
Self-Timer
Yes
72
Features for Portrait...
Very Good

Sony Alpha A9 Video Reviews

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 673g.

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98
Reviews
164 Reviews + 16 Awards
52
Value for Money
Average
72
Features for Landscape...
Very Good
90
Age
9 Months Old
87
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
75
Overall Score for Land...
Very Good
0
Optical Zoom
Depends On Lens
0
Maximum Image Resolution
6000x4000
7
Weight
673g
92
Battery Life
650 Shots
72
Features for Landscape...
Very Good

Sony Alpha A9 Video Reviews

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 673g.

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98
Reviews
164 Reviews + 16 Awards
52
Value for Money
Average
72
Features for Everyday...
Very Good
90
Age
9 Months Old
87
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
75
Overall Score for Ever...
Very Good
0
Maximum Image Resolution
6000x4000
7
Weight
673g
92
Battery Life
650 Shots
Vari-Angle LCD Display
No
72
Features for Everyday...
Very Good

Sony Alpha A9 Video Reviews

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 673g.

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98
Reviews
164 Reviews + 16 Awards
52
Value for Money
Average
62
Features for Sports Ph...
Good
90
Age
9 Months Old
87
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
72
Overall Score for Spor...
Very Good
0
Image Stabiliser
Depends On Lens
88
Maximum ISO Sensitivity
25,600
92
Battery Life
650 Shots
62
Features for Sports Ph...
Good

Sony Alpha A9 Video Reviews

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 673g.

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Sony Alpha A9 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

16 industry awards

This Sony camera has received 16 awards from experts in digital cameras.

The authors at review sites Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Reviewed.com, Photoreview.com.au, Log.com.tr, Chip.com.my and 3dnews.ru all concluded that this camera was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

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

This camera received a "Platinum" award from website Digifotopro.nl who concluded that this Sony digital camera was excellent.

The writers at three more expert review sites all thought that this digital camera was very good. This Sony digital camera received an "Essential" award from PhotographyBlog.com, it received a "5 Star" award from Fotomaniak.pl and it received an "EISA Best Product" award from EISA.eu.

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

Excellent expert reviews

37 experts from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine have rated this camera on average 94 out of 100. Experts think this Sony camera is one of the very best cameras.

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Excellent user reviews

Based on 76 user reviews this Sony digital camera has a superb average user rating. Over 88% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. If all the cameras are ranked by average user review score then this camera is in the top 12%.

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Users report that it is not an acceptable size

Two people said in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A9 was not a good body shape.

Sony has very good reviews for its digital cameras

We checked 25,534 owner and expert reviews (including 7,757 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has very good reviews. 93% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users report good lens quality

Nine owners who reviewed it said that it had a good autofocus and three owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens.

Customers report nice design

Two people concluded that it was ergonomic and two owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good looking.

Customers report superior battery life

Three owners agreed that this digital camera had a good battery life.

Users report good video capture

Three customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was good for video recording.

Users report acceptable noise level

Seven customers who purchased it thought it was quiet.

Customers report that it is fairly priced

Two people who reviewed it thought it was good value for money.

Users report that it is robust

Two owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it was well made.

Customers report that it is easy to use

Five customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to use, four people said that this digital camera was easy to use the menus and two owners who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Customers report superior product quality

Three people who reviewed the Sony Alpha A9 agreed that it was good quality.

Users report good picture quality

10 customers who reviewed the product said that it was able to produce good images and two owners said in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution.

Features

Higher than average megapixels

The megapixels of the 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 sorted by this feature. The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution

The Alpha A9 has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels video resolution

The highest video resolution of the Sony Alpha A9 is 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all 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.

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Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity

The Sony Alpha A9's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is in the highest 21% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The ISO sensitivities (max) of digital cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000.

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Shorter than average camera shutter speed

The camera shutter speed of the Sony Alpha A9 of only 0.000031s is in the shortest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the camera shutter speeds range from 0.000016s to 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.008s.

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Heavier than average

The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 2.7kg, and the average weight is 310g. The weight of the Alpha A9 of 673g is heavier than 92% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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650 battery life

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

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Has a shoe mounting point

The Alpha A9 has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 86% of cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Average display diagonal

The Alpha A9's display diagonal of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 36% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a self-timer

The Sony Alpha A9 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 79% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Features contrast adjustment

The Alpha A9 features contrast adjustment, unlike 80% of cameras which do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Has a headphone output

The Alpha A9 has a headphone output. 90% of digital cameras do not have a headphone output.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

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

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Only 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels video resolution

The Alpha A9 supports a maximum video resolution of 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 camera also supports video resolutions of 1280x720 pixels, 1920x1080 pixels and 3840x2160 pixels. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 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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Features bluetooth

The Sony Alpha A9 features bluetooth. 94% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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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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Has a pre-flash

The Alpha A9 has a pre-flash, unlike 92% of cameras which do not have a pre-flash.

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Features brightness adjustment

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

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Alpha A9 supports Wi-Fi. 70% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Age

Released nine months ago

This camera has been on the market since November 2017.

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Popularity

Lots of positive reviews

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Value for Money

Price has gone down by £1,491 (35%)

The price has dropped from £4,299 to £2,808 in the last 37 days. Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price changes.

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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 £2,808.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $3,671.43 (£4,886.31).

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Maximum Image Resolution

6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution

Pre-Flash

has a pre-flash

Self-Timer

has a self-timer

Minimum Aperture Number

minimum aperture number

Smile Detection

smile detection

Handheld Remote Control

handheld remote control

Maximum Image Resolution

6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution

Weight

heavier than average

Battery Life

650 battery life

Optical Zoom

optical zoom

Waterproof

waterproof

Electronic Compass

electronic compass

GPS

GPS

Anti-Dust Function

anti-dust function

Dustproof

dustproof

Maximum Image Resolution

6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution

Weight

heavier than average

Battery Life

650 battery life

Vari-Angle LCD Display

vari-angle LCD display

Face Detection

face detection

Maximum ISO Sensitivity

higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity

Battery Life

650 battery life

Multi Burst Mode

multi burst mode

Image Stabiliser

image stabiliser

Waterproof

waterproof

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony ilce9bsel24240, sony ilce9bsel1635z, sony asonilce9bk4, sony asonilce9bk3, sony sku739853, sony ilce9bl3, sony r300w299, brand ilce9, sony gpx1em, sony 242mp, sony vp83f, sony f3563, sony mc11

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