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The Sony A9 features a stacked full-frame Exmor RS CMOS sensor that with the Bionz X processor allows shooting at 20fps with focus and exposure tracking and with no viewfinder blackout. The uninterrupted viewing with no reflex mirrorblackoutmakes trackinga fast- moving subject easier than ever. The full-frame sensor offers a resolution of 24.2 megapixels, 14-bit capture and a native ISO range of 100
to 51,200, with expansion available from ISO 50 to 204,800. Autofocusing is handled by Sony’s 4D phase-detection system which features 693 focus points covering 93% of the image frame with a sensitivity down to -3EV at ISO 100. The shutter has a top mechanical speed of 1/8000sec and 1/32,000sec with the electronic shutter that allows silent shooting. Flashsync is 1/250sec. Body integral image stabilisation is
a feature championed by Sony from very early on and the A9 embodies a new5-axis systemwith a 5EVbenefit. As youmight expect froma top end model, there’s 4K video, dual SD slots, dust and moisture-resistant build and a fully featured exposure system using a 1200-zonemetering sensor. Body price of the SonyA9 is £4500 with units due in the shops this June.
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