LCD and Viewfinder
Sony A9 has a Tilting 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,440k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
A9 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder.
The viewfinder has a resolution of 3,686kdots and coverage of 100%.
Sony A9 can shoot continuously at max speed of 20.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec . Unfortunately A9 doesn't have a built-in flash but there is a port for mounting external flashes.
Sony A9 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 693 points to choose from.
With Sony A9, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 and save in MPEG-4, AVCHD and H.264 formats. This means that Sony A9 provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness. There is also a high speed mode where you can capture videos at 120 fps for ultra slow motion videos. A9 has a built-in Yes microphone and a Mono speaker. Sony A9 also has a port for an external microphone and a headphone port for connecting external headphones which make Sony A9 a very suitable camera high quality videography.
Connectivity and Storage
Sony A9 features a built-in wireless connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n + NFC + Bluetooth) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
With its NFC (Near Field Communication) feature, A9 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other. Sony A9's bluetooth connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it.
One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our A9. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Sony A9 is powered by NP-FZ100 battery which provides a shooting life of 650 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 349 shots, Sony A9 has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Mirrorless Cameras
Sony A9 is the longest battery life Mirrorless camera in our database. The closest competitor in this class is Samsung NX mini with its 650 shots battery life. Check the comparison of Sony A9 vs Samsung NX mini or take a look at Longest battery life Mirrorless cameras list.
Current Lowest price for Sony A9 is $4,498.00