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The sensor in the Sony A9 combines a backside illumination and gapless on-chip architecture to provide supreme imaging capabilities. Additionally, the sensor features a resolution of 24.2 megapixels, and will enable you to create large prints, even after cropping.
The Sony a9 is the first full-frame sensor camera to use a high-speed stacked sensor design. This design features integral memory, enabling the sensor to temporarily store large volumes of data for an overall 20 times faster readout speed. This provides many benefits including: faster continuous/burst shooting, virtually no blackout on the electronic viewfinder, and substantially less rolling shutter when using electronic shutter.
A wide ISO range of 50-204800 gives the Sony Alpha A9 mirrorless camera the power and flexibility to shoot in almost any light condition. When shooting at the top end of the ISO range you will be able to capture sharp images in indoor, night, and low light conditions, while at ISO 50 you will be able to stop down on shutterspeed and/or aperture for creative effects.
Achieving processing speed beyond the previous model, the Sony BIONZ X image processing engine is optimized for speed to reliably capture fast-moving subjects and realized continuous shooting of up to 20fps. The engine features a newly developed image-processing algorithm, so you can capture high-quality images with less noise all across the sensitivity range while maintaining natural details.
Uncompressed 14-bit RAW format is supported, and it or the current compressed RAW format can be selected as required. Uncompressed 14-bit RAW is a good choice in situations where the sensor's wide dynamic range and fine gradation reproduction will benefit the images being captured.
The Alpha A9 camera features a groundbreaking 20fps continuous shooting burst rate with full autofocus and exposure tracking, a first for a full-frame camera. Stunning high-speed performance and ample buffer let you capture the exact decisive moment.
Thanks to the non-mechanical electronic shutter system, you can observe the reality of what you’re shooting through the electronic viewfinder even during continuous shooting, without blackout interruption that typically occurs among optical viewfinders due to up-and-down mirror motion. Enhanced speed of the image sensor eliminates distracting EVF display lag in continuous shooting, so that you can compose images with natural comfort.
The Sony A9 calculates autofocus and auto exposure at up to 60 times per second, all virtually uninterrupted, not only while composing but also when releasing the shutter.
Electronic shutter speeds up to 1/32000 sec. far surpass mechanical shutters for a new imaging expression. Not only will these fast speeds enable freezing super-fast subjects; but also shooting at a shallow depth of field without an ND filter, even under bright conditions. Additionally, shooting with the electronic shutter produces no mechanical shutter sound or vibration, and rolling shutter is greatly reduced thanks to the 20% faster readout speed of the new stacked sensor design.
The Sony Alpha A9 features 693 phase-detection AF points that covers approximately 93% of the image area. These points are all precise, virtually unfailing, able to focus at EV -3, and with swift reaction to fast motion for consistent tracking in continuous shooting.
Eye AF on the Sony Alpha 9 can capture intriguing facial expressions with enhanced accuracy through 30% improved precision of eye detection. This enhanced feature automatically focuses on and even tracks focus on a subject’s eye as the face moves or turns to a 3/4 view, extending your freedom to frame a great shot.
The Sony Alpha A9 can record UHD 4K videos onto a SD card, all with full-pixel readout, and no pixel binning. This oversampling process plus full-frame pixel readout without binning results in the highest possible 4K movie image quality. Furthermore, the high speed of the newly developed image sensor reduces the rolling shutter effect.
XAVC S format is used for 4K and HD recording. High bitrates of up to 100Mbps for 4K 30p (25p)/24p recording, and up to 50Mbps for full-HD 60p (50p)/30p (25p)/24p recording, ensure beautifully detailed movies with minimal compression noise. Since 100Mbps recording is possible even at the highest 120fps in full-HD, high-quality slow-motion sequences can be created during post processing.
A new body-integrated mechanical 5-axis image stabilization unit offers a 5.0-stop shutter speed advantage for stills and helps to smooth-out handheld videos. The live-view monitor image is also stabilized, so you can compose images easily even when shooting a fast-moving subject.
Avoid blown highlights and simplify exposure with Zebra. Target video brightness from 0-109%, set +10% and -10% range, check zebra pattern for areas in range, and see minimum brightness.
Keep images sharp and clear in shooting 4K movies. Fast Hybrid AF for movie recording has evolved and its AF area has been extended to nearly the same width as that for stills, enabling high-speed high-precision AF throughout the frame. Also, further reduction of speed at the “low” end of AF speed enables more pronounced slow focus effects.
The newly developed NP-FZ100 battery offers approximately twice the life of the previous NP-FW50. The new battery will enable users to capture up to approx. 480 still frames, or record up to 195 minutes of video on one charge .
A new high-resolution 3686k-dot electronic viewfinder (EVF) displays a clear image with exceptional detail. The EVF features the legendary ZEISS® T coating to greatly reduce reflections, while a fluorine coating on the outermost lens provides improved protection from dirt. Additionally, the electronic viewfinder features a 120fps frame rate allows you to easily track a subject in fast motion.
The Sony A9 features two recording media slots, one for SD cards (UHS-II compliant), and one for SD/Memory Stick cards. Still or movie data can be simultaneously recorded to both cards for backup, or RAW/JPEG images or stills/movies can be recorded to different cards. Data can also be copied between cards.
The 3.0-type high-resolution 1440k-dot LCD on the A9 comes with touch control, flexible tilt, and WhiteMagic™ for a clear view in outdoor brightness.
Use Touch Focus function freely to select an AF point and focus point changes on a desired spot by touching on screen in stills and movies.
You can directly select a desired drive mode or a focus mode without accessing menus. Lockable dials prevent unwanted mode changes in use.
The number of screws securing the lens mount has been increased from four to six in order to maximize rigidity, ensuring durability for heavy telephoto lens use.
The α9 body is well sealed — especially around most buttons and dials — against dust and moisture entry.
Lightweight, highly rigid magnesium alloy for top cover, front cover, internal frame, and rear cover ensures tough body durability.
A new terminal for wired LAN connection lets you transfer still images to an FTP server for viewing and management. Since FTPS (File Transfer Protocol over SSL/TLS) is supported, image files can be encrypted while being transferred.
A new My Menu feature lets you register up to 30 menu items for instant recall, arrange items in any order, and erase unused items. Also, primary menus have been reorganized for smoother search and operation.
All products excluding batteries sold by Orms are covered by a minimum of a one year local warranty, reckoned from the date of purchase, to protect you against manufacturing defects.
Canon IXUS, PowerShot compact cameras are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty
Canon DSLR and Mirrorless cameras are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
Canon video cameras including Legria and X-series are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty.
Nikon compacts excluding the Coolpix P900 are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty.
Nikon DSLR's including the CoolPix P900 and are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
Panasonic cameras and lenses are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
Fujifilm cameras are covered by a 2 Year Warranty.
Sigma and Tamron products are covered by a 3 Year Warranty.
Lexar and Sandisk memory cards are covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Lowepro's Limited Original Owner Warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship during the useful life of the product. The warranty does not cover damage caused by improper care.
All used gear sold by ORMS is supplied with a 6 Month Warranty.
All refurbished gear sold by ORMS is supplied with a 12 Month Warranty.
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1. If a product is defective / faulty, ORMS will replace the product within a 10 day period deemed from the date of receiving the product. ORMS will also cover the shipping costs within the borders of South Africa.
2. During the warranty period, Orms will arrange collection of the faulty item, facilitate the repair and then ship the product back to the customer, bearing all risks and costs.
Orms is not obliged to repair products that fall outside of the manufacturers warranty period, or products that are damaged accidentally, however Orms in seeking to deliver the highest standard of customer service will gladly assist the customer in having the product repaired via the network of repair agents with which Orms has business dealings.
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