Sony Alpha a9 (ILCE-9)

Market Status: Available in India | Launch: April, 2017 |
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Mega Pixel
24.2 Mega Pixel
NP-FZ100 Battery
Touch Screen
ISO 100 - 51200
Shutter Speed
1/8000 Shutter Speed
Full Frame Sensor
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC
  • Tiltable LCD Screen

Sony Alpha a9 (ILCE-9) Unique Features

The Alpha A9 has everything that makes it impressive. The AF system Sony has blessed this camera which is incredibly quick. It comes with incredibly fast 20 fps burst shooting, and a large and bright EVF that doesn't blackout when you're shooting, and you've got a camera that can mix it with the best that Canon and Nikon have to offer when it comes to shooting action. It also features high resolution viewfinder, with 100% of coverage giving excellent shots.

Pros / Cons


Superb performance
Extremely fast and capable AF
No viewfinder blackout
Superb results from 24MP sensor
High-res viewfinder


No XQD card slots
Balance not great with long lenses
Very limited touchscreen control
Battery life not a match for rivals

Sony Alpha a9 (ILCE-9) Specifications

Brand Sony
Camera Model α9 / Alpha 9 / A9 (ILCE-9)
Camera Type Mirrorless
Launch Year April, 2017
Market Status Available in India
Image Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Image Sensor Size (W x H) 35 mm Full Frame (35.6×23.8 mm), Exmor RS CMOS sensor
Effective Pixels 24.2 Megapixels
Total pixels 28.3 Megapixels
Max resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2
ISO Rating ISO 100 - 51200 (expandable min 50 to max 204800)
White Balance Presets 10
Custom White Balance Yes
Autofocus Point 693
Processor BIONZ X
Minimum Shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum Shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, Focal-plane Shutter
Lens Mount Sony E-mount
Compatible lenses Sony E-mount Lenses
Focal Length 1x
Viewfinder Type Electronic Viewfinder, Quad-VGA OLED
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification approx 0.78x (-1m-1, with 50 mm Lens at Infinity)
Viewfinder Eyepoint Approx. 23 mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5 mm from the eyepiece frame
Viewfinder Diopric adjustment -4.0 to +3.0 m-1
Display Size 3 inch
Display Type TFT Color, Tilting LCD Monitor
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Dots 1,440,000 dots
Built in Flash No
External Flash Yes (via hot shoe)
Battery Model NP-FZ100 Li-ion Battery
Battery Type Rechargeable Li-ion
Battery Life Approx. 650 shots
Battery Life for Video Approx. 2hr
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v.4.1
HDMI Yes (Micro-HDMI Type-D)
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Remote control Yes (wired or wireless)
Memory Card Type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (One of which UHS-II compatible)
Image File Format JPEG, RAW
Video File Format MP4, AVCHD, XAVC S, H.264 / Full HD, 4K video recording
Dimension (W x H x D) 126.9 x 95.6 x 63.0 mm (5 x 3.78 x 2.48 inch)
Weight 673 g (with batteries)
Body Construction Magnesium Alloy

Sony Alpha a9 (ILCE-9) Details

The Sony Alpha A9 is launched in India. The device comes with mirrorless Interchangeable lens camera. It features World’s first 35mm full-frame stacked CMOS sensor of 24.2-megapixel. This new inclusion to the Sony department comes with dimension: 12.7 x 9.8 x 6.3 cm(W x H x D), and weighs 673g(including the battery and memory card). The groundbreaking full-frame Exmor RS CMOS sensor and the BIONZ X processor team up for 20 fps continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking. An uninterrupted view of the subject is available even during shutter release, with 60fps live-view capability and minimal display lag in continuous shooting. Its anti-distortion electronic shutter allows silent shooting without mechanical mirror and shutter noise.

     The Sony Alpha A9 features a 7.5 cm LCD touch screen, with 1440k dots vari-angle monitor, that lets you shoot at any angle. With its 693-point autofocus, improved white balance and wide sensitivity range, the device lets you shoot high precision stunning photos and Full HD movies. There's viewfinder of type electronic viewfinder (colour),Quad-VGA OLED with coverage of approx 100%. It features a new terminal for wired LAN connection, that lets you transfer still images to an FTP(file transfer protocol) server for viewing and management. Not only this using FTP server, image files can be encrypted while transferring. Thus protecting it from reaching to unauthorize use.

      The Alpha A9 is developed to pursue the highest picture quality in high sensitivity video recording and can handle up to ISO 204800. This helps in reducing motion blur caused by slow shutter speeds, which is common especially under low light conditions. And generates images with minimum noise. It also features world’s first blackout-free continuous shooting up to 20 fps. This mid range Sony Alpha A9 is priced at Rs. 3,29,990 in Indian market.

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