This time we got our hands on the Sony A9. It is one of the most up to date (and priciest) increments in the mirrorless camera arrangement. Dissimilar to the A6000 or the A5000 arrangement smaller cameras, the A9 is as large as a consistent DSLR yet more capable than some time recently. The A9 entered the Indian shores in July this year with a robust sticker price of Rs 3,29,990 lakh (body as it were). Given the details and the portion, it takes into account a specialty set of group of onlookers, which for this situation are called ‘Experts’. We invested a decent measure of energy with the A9, utilizing it with a FE 85 mm F1.4 GM focal point, which costs Rs 1,29,990. There’s a great deal to discuss the camera. In this way, here’s our survey.
The Sony A9 single-handedly has the potential to embarrass other cameras in the same segment. Its performance is one of the best we have seen so far. We used the mirrorless camera for almost two weeks and there was never a dull moment with it. The images clicked are impressively sharp, even in low light and the colour reproduction is near perfect. Before saying anything else about its shutter speed and night shots, we’ll skim through its specifications. The A9, being a mirrorless camera, supports Sony’s E-mount lenses.
There is a 3:2 aspect ratio 35mm full frame Exmor RS CMOS sensor. The device clicks JPEG and RAW images in up to 24MP in different styles such as Standard, Vivid, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait and more. While taking shots in low light, the camera makes use of its inbuilt noise reduction feature. These come into use specially while clicking with shutter speeds longer than 1 second. The ISO sensitivity of the A9 ranges from 50 up to 204800 (expanded).
There are several exposure modes as well such as Auto, Aperture priority and Shutter speed priority, which is present in the most basic DSLR cameras as well. Other features dealing with the camera’s exposure control and autofocus lock stay the same as other cameras. We particularly found the A9’s continuous shooting mode impressive.
The device is one of the few that can capture up to 20 frames within a second. This comes in extremely handy while shooting fast-paced objects. We tried it on moving cars and the anti-distortion shutter made it look like we took a still shot. Complementing this is the autofocus and the auto exposure lock that is fast to recognise the subjects and stick to it while shooting videos or moving the camera angles. It is possible to set the AF tracking sensitivity level.
The A9 has a total of 693 PDAF points, enough to click sharp images.