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Sony announces new A9 camera... and it's a KILLER!!!
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Apr 19, 2017 11:25:15   #
CHOLLY (a regular here)
 
Full frame Stacked CMOS sensor with 24 mp able to shoot 20 frames per second.

Silent shutter, can shoot up to 1/32000 of a second with NO vibration!

693 AF points covering the entire frame!

20 frames per second with NO EVF black out!

New battery system with 2X times the capacity of current E mount batteries.

Available next month (pre-orders begin this friday) for $4500 US $5600 Canadian.

Sony also introducing a new 100-400mm G Master lens.

This camera is aimed DIRECTLY at the pro market... look out D4 and 1DXII!!

Sony is also expanding Sony Imaging Pro Support with 24/7 support, next day repair, and 2 walk-in centers in NY and LA. This will be in addition to new teams of professional support technologists who will be in the field.

Sounds like Sony is making a SERIOUS play for market dominance.
 
Apr 19, 2017 11:47:08   #
CHOLLY (a regular here)
 
BTW, those 20 FPS are with FULL auto focus and auto exposure!!

MONSTER!!!

Looks like the combo of the A9 and new 100-400 GM will STILL be LESS than a new 1DXII body only, and considerably less than the D4.
Apr 19, 2017 11:50:01   #
BebuLamar (a regular here)
 
It has electronic shutter but still has the mechanical one. I hope some day Sony could develop a sensor that can operate purely electronic without its short coming.
Apr 19, 2017 11:55:17   #
jackpi
 
CHOLLY wrote:
Full frame Stacked CMOS sensor with 24 mp able to shoot 20 frames per second.

Silent shutter, can shoot up to 1/32000 of a second with NO vibration!

693 AF points covering the entire frame!

20 frames per second with NO EVF black out!

New battery system with 2X times the capacity of current E mount batteries.

Available next month (pre-orders begin this friday) for $4500 US $5600 Canadian.

Sony also introducing a new 100-400mm G Master lens.

This camera is aimed DIRECTLY at the pro market... look out D4 and 1DXII!!

Sony is also expanding Sony Imaging Pro Support with 24/7 support, next day repair, and 2 walk-in centers in NY and LA. This will be in addition to new teams of professional support technologists who will be in the field.

Sounds like Sony is making a SERIOUS play for market dominance.
Full frame Stacked CMOS sensor with 24 mp able to ... (show quote)


The press release said no blackout on single shot, not continuous.
Apr 19, 2017 12:01:32   #
CHOLLY (a regular here)
 
^^^That makes absolutely NO sense.

Of COURSE the lack of black out is during continuous shooting.

BTW, I am watching the press even live on YouTube...
Apr 19, 2017 12:01:44   #
CHOLLY (a regular here)
 
ALSO....

It also features an ethernet connection( ? ) and dual card slots and a joystick. All buttons are programable.

Battery life is estimated to be 2.2 times current battery life and a grip with 2 batteries will be available.

Able to focus down to 3 feet, the new 100-400mm GM will have OSS and is water sealed and light weight.

NICE!!!
 
Apr 19, 2017 12:04:17   #
Shellback
 
jackpi wrote:
The press release said no blackout on single shot, not continuous.


Ummm, this says it is blackout free...

From the Sony rumor site: http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sonys-new-a9-announced/


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Apr 19, 2017 12:35:01   #
blue-ultra (a regular here)
 
Let the Tech war begin...
Apr 19, 2017 12:37:33   #
Haydon (a regular here)
 
I'll wait til Moose Peterson and Arthur Morris's review with this as their replacement :)
Apr 19, 2017 12:39:18   #
CHOLLY (a regular here)
 
Forget Nikon; it's losing money.

And Canon is advancing in small increments while charging BIG prices.

I predict Sony will be the #1 Full Frame manufacturer within 5 years....
Apr 19, 2017 16:45:32   #
lev29
 
CHOLLY wrote:
Full frame Stacked CMOS sensor with 24 mp able to shoot 20 frames per second. Silent shutter, can shoot up to 1/32000 of a second with NO vibration! 693 AF points covering the entire frame! 20 frames per second with NO EVF black out! New battery system with 2X times the capacity of current E mount batteries. Available next month (pre-orders begin this friday) for $4500 US $5600 Canadian. Sony also introducing a new 100-400mm G Master lens.

This camera is aimed DIRECTLY at the pro market... look out D4 and 1DXII!! Sony is also expanding Sony Imaging Pro Support with 24/7 support, next day repair, and 2 walk-in centers in NY and LA. This will be in addition to new teams of professional support technologists who will be in the field ...
Full frame Stacked CMOS sensor with 24 mp able to ... (show quote)
CHOLLY,

I love your enthusiasm for what this camera promises ... on paper. I just found out about it from a B&H e-mail. It's way out of my price class. I wonder whether or not Sony has generated some sort of specification comparison chart between the a9 and the A99 mkII? The latter is what I'm planning to purchase sometime soon.

To me, what'll really count is user evaluations of this or any other camera and not just manufacturer promotional materials.
 
Apr 19, 2017 17:24:24   #
CHOLLY (a regular here)
 
My friend, good to hear from you! Hope you are well.

The camera has been in development for about 3.5 years. Pre-production copies have been in use since just before last summer's Olympics where several Sony Artisans Beta tested it during the Games.

I type that to say that the performance and features have been demonstrated in the field under actual conditions.

And unlike MOST new camera announcements, this is actually a roll-out with orders for new units possible this FRIDAY for delivery in June.

As for comparison with the A99II?

Well...

A99II is of course, an A mount camera using legacy Minolta/Konica Minolta/Sony AF lenses. The A99II has a higher resolution sensor (42 mp compared to the 24 of the A9), but a slower max frame rate (12 compared to 20fps) and limitation of 8 fps without blackout where the A9 can shoot 20 without blackout.

Both can be used as sports shooters... but the A9 has a much deeper buffer for both RAW and JPEG bursts.

Additionally, the A9 has an electronic shutter without the normal distortion; the A99II lacks an electronic shutter.

BOTH cameras offer class leading features, and "punch way out of their weight class".

And while the A99II could compete in limited ways with the Nikon D5 and Canon 1DXII, the A9 EXCEEDS their performance in EVERY respect and does so for SIGNIFICANTLY LESS MONEY.
Apr 19, 2017 17:27:01   #
CHOLLY (a regular here)
 
BTW...

Why would you buy the A99II? Aren't you vested in the E mount? And if not, with the price drop of the A7RII, wouldn't that be a better deal for you than the A99II?

I mean, the A99II is a GREAT all-around camera... but it IS geared toward sports and wild life photography. Is that what you want?
Apr 19, 2017 19:49:30   #
JPL (a regular here)
 
Yes, this camera looks like a big step forward. If Nikon and Canon wait to enter the mirrorless camera market with some real cameras they will both be behind Sony in full frame camera sales within 2-3 years from now.

This new camera is obviously made to fight the Canon 1Dx and Nikon D5 and looks as it will do it very well. If reviews and comparison tests confirm that the specs are as good as indicated and focusing systems work fast and accurately this camera will have many advantages over the leading pro cameras from Nikon and Canon. And the pros will buy it if it is better for them then what the competitors offer. The pro market is all about results, not brands, so the best camera will easily make a lot of damage to competitors that are falling behind in technical comparison.
Apr 19, 2017 20:17:56   #
CHOLLY (a regular here)
 
EXACTLY!
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