Pre-order the new Sony a9 camera now

The pre-orders for the latest Sony a9 camera and 100-400mm lens were supposed to open at 10am today, but Amazon already started earlier:


Sony a9 pre-order links:


Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens pre-order links:

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  • Troll Warlord

    Please someone explain to me why here in EU (at least Italy) preorder started at 5499€. That price tag is nonsense, it’s not cheaper than a 1DX2 or a D5…

    • TinusVerdino

      Yes. US price $4500 . EU price 5499 but without taxes (Italy 22%) €4507.37 is $4824.11. 300 more because of eu two year warranty.

    • fanboy fagz

      any videos showing what it sounds like in 20fps?

  • BP2012

    Give me 5

  • Azmodan

    Can I pre-order a 400 f/2.8 FE for the 2024 Olympics.

  • animalsbybarry

    As a user of both Nikon and Sony I have to ask the question that most Nikon users are silently thinking

    Will Nikon be producing comparable mirrorless cameras to compete with Sony?
    When will we see them ?

    Or should we abandon Nikon because they cannot compete ?

    • Are you drunk? What in your portfolio demands such tech for you to move to another brand, what are you exactly missing with today’s current cameras from Nikon, I’d like to hear what can’t you do at the moment with a nikon

      • animalsbybarry

        First
        I use both so can simply choose which upgrades to make

        I need long lenses for wildlife and Nikon excels at long lenses

        But I like EVF, fast burst rate, silent shutter, high resolution,and super fast accurate tracking autofocus

        Sony mirrorless has surpassed DSLR… the next camera is expected to be 70-80mp

        If Nikon does not do mirrorless they cannot keep up
        Sony will eventually have long lenses

        I ( and many others) will buy the best available equipment

        Will Nikon meet this competition ?????

        • Les

          re: “the next camera is expected to be 70-80mp”

          That was this camera, and it actually has 24mp. Don’t buy gear based on internet speculation, it’s mostly based on fanboys’ daydreams.

          • Not even speculation, more like clickbait.

          • abortabort

            Just like A99 II rumours right? Click bait.

          • Zos Xavius

            A stopped clock also has the correct time twice a day.

          • exactly!

          • Yes! I will repeat my comment again:

            And I can guess any number between 1-10 in 10 tries, seriously!

            Let me refresh your memory with a few quotes from the past that people forgot very quickly once the new a9 was announced:

            “I can also confirm the camera has dual card slot…very likekly XQD and not SD”

            “Bomb rumor! First A9 specs: Dual XQD card slot, unlimited RAW burst.” – “I repeat this one is a very top source” and that’s SR5 whatever that means

            “I heard it from a person who have connection with sony: SONY A9 20FPS 70MP”. There was also a very touching story of someone spotting a 72MP Sony a9 camera on the streets fo New York…

            “The Sony A9 is still scheduled for an early 2015 launch (likely February?)”

            Here is another one from a “trusted source” from… 2014: “One more thing about the new E-mount PRO FF camera coming in late January or early February. I have been told by trusted sources this camera will not be a A7/s/r replacement! It will be the first of a new line. The sources didn’t share the name of the camera but it’s highly likely this camera will be named “Sony A9“.”

          • Zos Xavius

            “I have been told by trusted sources this camera will not be a A7/s/r replacement! It will be the first of a new line. ”

            Looking at the two bodies I see very little difference in the build or even shape. The grip is slightly different and rounder. This looks like an expensive A7 with a fast sensor/imaging processor. I would have hoped for a more professional body like the Leica SL. The number of corrosion reports on A7 bodies tells me that the camera isn’t as robust in the elements as Sony likes to claim. And good luck getting any kind of warranty coverage after you find that out the hard way. If cameras are to just be cheaply made and expensive consumer goods then I really have no interest in that. I would rather just shoot film from real cameras that soul.

          • abortabort

            Sounds like a bunch of confused information and facts that were likely true at the time. What’s your point? I thought you were in the rumours game, not the ‘leaked facts from another site’ game?

            Maybe they were testing versions with XQD, actually you can bet your M10 that they were. Given this is Sony AND mirrorless you can say with 100% certainty that they are testing them with different sensors too.

            So what exactly IS your point?

          • Or maybe, just maybe this was all made up… it’s called clickbait, just like the other “confused information” as you called it.

          • abortabort

            Sure, the A99 II was ‘made up’ and then ‘magically’ materialised. Same with the A9.

          • Zainb

            The admin on this site is way to obsessed with other rumor sites, even though SAR record isn’t that bad, and like I said (see my post above) A9 was mostly on target with a few misses.

          • abortabort

            Yep, from memory he flat out said there would be no A99 II and that it was click bait… days later it was announced.

          • I never said I have the perfect track record reporting rumors. If you have not noticed yet, I am very picky on what I report here and which sources I trust. For that particular post I really had a reason to believe the information was correct and that’s why I posted it online. In fact, I still believe that A-mount is dead. Of course there was a lot of “clickbait” reporting on the a99 online by multiple websites – it was going on for years. Do I need to Google all the references and quotes again to prove my point?

          • abortabort

            Of course there were rumours, that product is on a for year product cycle, just like your beloved D820, doesn’t stop you posting articles about it does it? These are rumours, it’s what happens.

          • You are a well know Sony fanboy, no need to show it again here with comments like “your beloved D820”. I have been more critical of Nikon than Sony in the past few months. But I will bite, let’s look over my D820 category at NikonRumors:
            https://nikonrumors.com/category/nikon-d820/
            I see 6 posts and only one is an actual rumor about the D820, the others are just references to the same pos and one of them is about the D810 being no longer in production:
            https://nikonrumors.com/category/nikon-d820/
            So I am not sure what your point here is beside just trolling… You just have hard time accepting reality and comprehending facts, this is why you enjoy the clickbait bullshit over at SAR. Go there and read latest links where you can buy your beloved a9. Here is the entire text of the last SAR post – enjoy reading it:
            Here are two videos showing the real world autofocus performance of the new Sony A9.
            Sony A9:
            Sony A9 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera. Calumetde. Fotomundus. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops. Sony A9 with Grip Extension Kit at BHphoto.
            Note: US readers preordering the A9 at BHphoto using our links (and our affiliated links only!) have a chance to win a Sony A9.
            100-400mm GM:
            Sony 100-400mm GM at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, BestBuy. Calumetde. Fotomundus. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.
            Sony A9 accessories:
            Sony A9 battery grip at Adorama, Bhphoto, Amazon. Wex UK. Jessops. Sony A9 Glass screen protector at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
            NP-FZ100 battery for the A9 at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Jessops. GP-EX1 grip at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Wex UK.
            FDA-EP18 eye cup at Adorama, BHphoto.
            MQZ1 multi battery charger at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Wex UK.
            BCQZ1 Z-series Battery Charger at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.

            Please support SAR:
            You know me, I work my ass off to get the best news and rumors on SAR 🙂 And this is the right time to reward me by using these affiliated links for your purchase! I will get a small commission and you don’t have to pay a cent more for that. Thanks!
            Win an AMEX card ($4,500) at BHphoto:
            US readers preordering the A9 at BHphoto using our links (and our affiliated links only!) have a chance to win an AMEX card mathching the value of the Sony A9 ($4,500). The winner will be randomly selected by BHphoto by end of June after the preorders shipped out! The conditions and legal notes of the sweepstake can be read here: sonyalpharumorscom/official-bh-sonyalpharumors-a9-launch-sweepstakes-rules/
            Win an A9 at Adorama:
            If you preoder the Sony A9 at Adorama through our affiliated links only (it doesn’t work on links of other sites!) they will refund one lucky customer their $4,498 price on the A9! This will be for pre-orders. Once the orders start shipping (some time the end of May) Adorama will filter all the orders that came from SAR, and randomly select one A9 order and refund the customer their money. This is for the camera only and not the new 100-400mm lens or accessories. The conditions and legal notes of the sweepstake can be read here: sonyalpharumorscom/official-adorama-sonyalpharumors-a9-launch-sweepstakes-rules/ –
            Join our new Sony A9 Facebook group!

          • abortabort

            You seem to misunderstand, I never said that other site is better. In fact I never discussed them at all. I like PR better (sometimes), but your bias towards and against certain brands actually affects your content. Why run an all encompassing rumour site when you clearly only care about Nikon and Leica (and more recently Fuji) clearly it is just a cash-grab, a bit like having a dedicated Sony rumour site for a company you quite loath. Wanna talk about click-bait?

            Not only that, you posted an article saying they would definitely NOT be releasing that camera. Why? What was it’s purpose? Could it be to drive people to view your site, to come back over and over and make comment? If anything you know your audience and you know how much they lovvvvvve to bitch about certain brands – that’s why. It drew attention to your site. And because you thought you knew better and wanted to lord it over that other site.

            It takes a strong person to admit they were wrong, you just can’t seem to do that. Instead you’ll crack, delete my posts and block my account (which of course does absolutely nothing, but you’ll feel better and still won’t have to admit you were wrong).

            Have a nice day.

          • I was obviously wrong on the a99 II – there is no way around it but like I already said, I tought the information I had based this post on was reliable. The rest of your comment – I will take it as a compliment 🙂

          • abortabort

            Ok 🙂

          • I am not obsessed with other rumors sites, I just have lower tolerance for BS. Have you ever seen me complaining about CanonRumors? They run a nice website without the sensational clickbait that usually consists of one fanboy-encouraging sentence pretending to be a rumor followed by 50 -100 links to buy stuff from different stores.

          • A quick check in my moderation panel shows that you have been spaming my blogs with same Sony fanboyism for a while and that’s why you were banned. Does the name Ufupuw ring a bell? The same types of comments calling other readers names because they disagree that Sony is the best camera around. I should have known this from your first comment you posted here.

          • yes, just like Nikon buying Samsung’s camera division or Sony buying Nikon… there are so many clickbait stories, hard to remember them all…

          • abortabort

            Have to agree that that was BS and always was.

            Facts are you claimed to have heard nothing about an A99 II AND that it wasn’t going to happen, literally at the peak of it being rumoured. The rumours may have had issues / mistakes, but you were plain wrong.

          • animalsbybarry

            No that was not this camera !!!!
            Sony has been widely and so far accurately expected to have 2 cameras developed
            The first one (as exected and predicted) a low res pro level speed demon…that is this camera
            The second ( possibly early 2018) a 70-80 mp not as fast as this camera

            This 100-400mm lens has also been widely expected

          • Widely and accurately? We must live in different universes…

          • animalsbybarry

            Just to clarify
            I have not given up on Nikon….in fact I just purchased another long lens for my Nikon setup
            But like many people I like what Sony is doing and would welcome some sort of roadmap that assures me Nikon will keep up

            Historically all the major manufacturers have taken turns producing the latest greatest camera, so I do hope Nikon will be next

          • We are not talking about Nikon here, we are talking about you spreading “alternative facts” that have no touch with reality and common sense.

          • abortabort

            Or just different rumor sites.

        • The a9 was supposed to be that camera with a 70-80MP sensor… stop spreading made up stories.

          • animalsbybarry

            The name was always considered to be a guess
            But the two pro level cameras with low res speed demon first have been widely expected

          • Oh, its two of them? So there is another a9 coming?

          • abortabort

            Peter, do you really think this is the last ever camera Sony (or anyone) will be making? Of course there will be 70+MP ‘coming’.

          • Zainb

            This is what SAR posted as rumors on and off for past couple of months. Some things are wrong, but overall bang on target mostly

            ———-

            So to sum up the possible new Sony High End E-mount camera specs:

            Sony will announce a new High End E-mount camera (sometimes between that now and June)
            It has a low resolution sensor (could be around 20MP but it’s unconfirmed yet)
            It has the fastest autofocus system of all Sony E-mount cameras yet
            It records at around 20fps
            Records 4K (probably at 60fps)
            It’s a tiny bit larger than the A7 series but pretty much keeps the same size. It has not an integrated battery grip like the Canon 1D series
            Dual SD card support
            unlimited RAW recording (if supported by the right cards)
            It uses the new A6500 menu system
            Touchscreen
            It has a joystick on the back
            Bit longer battery life and small ergonomic improvements on the body
            Name is unknown yet but it might be a Sony A7sIII (but really, I have no confirmation on that yet)
            Price is high (probably between $4,000 and $5,000) and current A7 cameras will not be replaced that model (they will keep selling at the current pice tag)

          • And I can guess any number between 1-10 in… 10 tries, seriously!

            Let me refresh your memory with a few quotes from the past that people forgot very quickly once the new a9 was announced:
            “I can also confirm the camera has dual card slot…very likekly XQD and not SD”
            “Bomb rumor! First A9 specs: Dual XQD card slot, unlimited RAW burst.” – “I repeat this one is a very top source” and that’s SR5 whatever that means
            “I heard it from a person who have connection with sony: SONY A9 20FPS 70MP”. There was also a very touching story of someone spotting a 72MP Sony a9 camera on the streets fo New York…
            “The Sony A9 is still scheduled for an early 2015 launch (likely February?)”
            Here is another one from a “trusted source” from… 2014: “One more thing about the new E-mount PRO FF camera coming in late January or early February. I have been told by trusted sources this camera will not be a A7/s/r replacement! It will be the first of a new line. The sources didn’t share the name of the camera but it’s highly likely this camera will be named “Sony A9“.”

        • decentrist

          where is Sony headed?

    • EnPassant

      Sony started with mirrorless because they couldn’t compete with Canon and Nikon with their DSLR and SLT cameras.
      Canon and Nikon is in a different position because of their market share and the many lenses they have for their full frame cameras.

      For photography mirrorless cameras have two main differences, an EVF that can show much more information than an optical viewfinder and smaller size because of shorter flange distance.
      The first one can be adressed keeping the same mount.

      The most elegant (and most expensive) solution is a hybrid finder using a transparent LCD in the place of the focusing screen. Question is if there are transparent LCDs that are both transparent enough and with high enough resolution in that size.

      The ugly solution is to offer an external EVF.
      The simple solution is either using a SLT mirror or a complete mirrorless build. But with the latter solution there is question marks about the AF speed with lenses made for SLRs.

      The smaller size is more difficult to fix. But not completely impossible. The build of the camera would howerver need to be completely different. And that may come at a cost. And even then SLR cameras would still be thicker. So question is if it is worth it?

      Most people looking for a smaller system simply choose a system with a smaller sensor (APS-C or MFT). There is a group of people who want the highest image quality in the smallest package for hiking and travel. But is it really worth it for Canon and Nikon to build a new camera line just for them? I doubt it. At least for the near future. Maybe something that can be added later.

      As it stands now Canon already started with a mirrorless APS-C system. They have been holding back on its development because they don’t want to disturb their DSLR sales and have the ambition to make the transition as smooth as possible without alienating and loosing any customers. Nikon will propably follow with a DX mirrorless (with a FF compatible mount just like Canon’s EF-M) system although they initially may move quicker as they are behind indevelopment.

      The latest Nikon consumer cameras in the D3X00, D5X00 and D7X00 series was just as much downgrades as they were upgrades which is a sign the production costs for DSLRs are now a problem and cheaper to build mirrorless cameras are the future for consumer system cameras. For more expensive cameras introduced at around $2,000.- and more costs are less of a problem.

      Summarizing EVF viewing should come to Canon and Nikon’s FF mount systems in one form or another. Canon already are building on their APS-C mirrorless system and Nikon should follow suite soon, this year or latest next year. A FF mirrorless camera from Canon and Nikon will propably not come in many years as it would compete with the successful lenssystems already available.

      • animalsbybarry

        The A9 is a game changer
        If this camera lives up to its specs it will be the first mirrorless that definitively outperforms pro level DSLR

        That puts new pressure on Nikon and Sony to enter the mirrorless pro market or see a decline in market share

        Sony is still jacking in lenses but will eventually catch up….Canikon cannot wait for that.

        FF Nikon mirrorless should in my opinion be F mount and fully backwards compatable….or a new short mount with a fully functional F mount adapter.

        I would actually like to see the mirrorless mount be E mount

        Canon is the major camera competitor, and an interchangeable Sony/Nikon E mount system with fully functional F mount to E mount adapter would be the strongest competition to Canon

        • “definitely”? Come on Barry, have you used the camera?

          • animalsbybarry

            Fixed

        • decentrist

          “Sony is still jacking in lenses”…they make nothing in glass…zero

      • paige4o4

        One other important aspect is cost and reliability. A big flappy mirror costs money, and needs to be carefully engineered to last a long time.

  • Mistral75

    Time to launch SonyRumors it seems 🙂

    • This is better: http://sonyaddict.com/ 🙂

      • Mistral75

        – It’s for brand-addicts and not rumour-addicts
        – It doesn’t rhyme with PhotoRumors / LeicaRumors / NikonRumors / PentaxRumors
        🙂

        • I thought brand addicts were rumors addicts 🙂

          • Mistral75

            May be but not necessarily vice versa 🙂

  • Yes sure, here is a very reliable rumor for you: the next Sony camera will be between 1-100MP. From a “trusted source” you know, it’s legit.

    • michael kroleski

      I’m not a fan of Barry but he’s 100%. The other Sony rumor site has rumored a low res super fast pro camera, and another camera with 70-80MP for a while. They called the 100-400 would be announced this quarter within the past 3 months. Would it really surprise anyone if Sony kept pushing the MP count? They know MP numbers sell to a certain crowd.

      For the record I don’t shoot mirrorless, but I’m going to jump on board soon. As a landscape/wildlife photographer who hikes/backpacks roughly 300 miles a year in the Sierra Nevada(my backyard) any weight reduction is appreciated. I’m waiting for decent priced telephoto zooms though before I make the transition.

      • decentrist

        where is your weight reduction coming from?

        • michael kroleski

          A7 is over 200grams lighter than my current camera. But more importantly to me is size. With a full pack any size reduction is really noticeable when backpacking, at least for me. I use a medium size bear canister which takes up a good amount of space. I tend to shoot mostly landscape backpacking, and enjoy wildlife photography while hiking. I love my a99 and a37, and I won’t get rid of them, but it’s time to try out another tool for my needs.

          • decentrist

            by those metrics, a DX body would give you what you need at a fraction of the cost…you are well into the law of dimishing returns with a 4500.00 body and little native long glass

      • And I can guess any number between 1-10 in 10 tries, seriously!

        Let me refresh your memory with a few quotes from the past that people forgot very quickly once the new a9 was announced:
        “I can also confirm the camera has dual card slot…very likekly XQD and not SD”
        “Bomb rumor! First A9 specs: Dual XQD card slot, unlimited RAW burst.” – “I repeat this one is a very top source” and that’s SR5 whatever that means
        “I heard it from a person who have connection with sony: SONY A9 20FPS 70MP”. There was also a very touching story of someone spotting a 72MP Sony a9 camera on the streets fo New York…
        “The Sony A9 is still scheduled for an early 2015 launch (likely February?)”
        Here is another one from a “trusted source” from… 2014: “One more thing about the new E-mount PRO FF camera coming in late January or early February. I have been told by trusted sources this camera will not be a A7/s/r replacement! It will be the first of a new line. The sources didn’t share the name of the camera but it’s highly likely this camera will be named “Sony A9“.”

        • michael kroleski

          It’s a rumor site, and they did get a bunch of specs correct. There could very well be a high MP being tested that will be released when Sony deems it appropriate. You Nick picked some pretty old rumors, but the ones from the past 2-4 months were pretty accurate. Remember… Not all rumors are true. Is the point of your site to only publish confirmed, released photography products?

          I don’t understand why you’re so defensive. Your hostility and pugnacious responses make it seem like you’re jealous that the other site is able to put out rumors from their own sources, maybe something you lack? Appreciate that people actually visit and read your site, instead of attacking people like Barry.

          • You are entitled to your own opinion as much as I am, but sometimes I am just surprised that people lack some basic BS detection skills and will believe anything they read online. I am talking in general, not about you or a specific rumor website, so please don’t take it personally – this is just my observation of running multiple rumors sites for over 10 years. On many occasions I had the opportunity to push “sensational” posts that came without any credibility and could bring a lot of traffic to my sites, but decided not to do so. Obviously not everyone must have the same standards and you have to understand how sometimes I may open my mouth when I spot BS online, especially when I see the same BS being repeated and tweaked for years over and over again until it finally matches a real product announcement.

  • Chris T

    Uk price is £4500 the Nikon D5 is £5099 that’s pro money but does it have pro performance? we’ll see…

  • Chris T

    ….definitely doesn’t have pro battery life 🙂 oh wait with the £600 battery grip it does. that makes it the same price 😉

    • Disqus Discuss

      With the battery grip, it’ll still be smaller and cheaper than a D5. Also, it’ll have 20 fps with silent shooting. Any pros out there who would benefit from silent shooting? Weddings? Golf (where they’re not allowed to shoot until after the swing)? Concerts? Lectures, funerals…..

    • Disqus Discuss

      Copied this from Tony Northrup’s page: “The battery lasts WAY longer than 450 shots–I got about 6,500 shots and still had battery left.”

      • Chris T

        6500 shot! You’re mad. Pro performance isn’t just about spec look at all the pro canon users. And in the UK the price of the body and battery grip IS the same price as a real pro body D5

        • Disqus Discuss

          Please note that I was citing a user, who is well known and has extensive online and print publications. Please don’t just resort to dismissive name calling – who do you think you are?

          NOTE that it was YOU who cited that specification in dismissing the A9 – so basically you’re dismissing your own rationale. Do you not believe what you say? If not, then nobody else will either.

          Please continue to blow hard and long – but you realize you’re only adding to global warming with all your hot air.

        • Zainb

          He is isn’t mad. If you check DPR twitter feed, you will see they got 2,830 shots, 17% battery remaining after 90 minutes of shooting live event.

          That was WITHOUT battery grip.

          • JetLi

            with or without the battery grip?.

          • abortabort

            Well it doesn’t have to actuate a physical shutter for any of those shots, that would be one. Second is the sensor arrangement is more power efficient. Newer processor is also likely more efficient. For each ‘shot’ its capturing, transferring, storing less information and doing so more quickly with less cycles. The newer displays and OLED EVF might also be more power efficient.

            Lastly, it depends a LOT on user habits, CIPA rating are based on a single scenario for all devices, deviation from those usage habits will alter the outcome, some more significantly than others.

          • Zainb

            See DPR twitter feed. This is without battery grip. They got 2,830 and Tony got after 2 hours of shooting, 4500 shots, 66% battery left

          • JetLi

            An optional VG-C3EM battery grip doubles the camera’s battery life. The grip itself holds two batteries but fills the battery compartment, meaning you end up with two batteries in total, rather than three. Still, a rating of around 1300 shots per charge with two batteries puts the a9 will into DSLR territory in terms of longevity.
            source DPR.

      • Disqus Discuss

        PS I suspect Tony added an extra 0 as a typo. Still, at 650 shots with lots of battery life left, the situation bodes well for shooters who don’t want to add the battery grip.

        • Chris T

          lol well a lesson learned. We shouldn’t always believe what we read on the internet

          • Disqus Discuss

            That’s a reasoned interpretation. Notice that I avoided being an arrogant insulting twat – which seems to be your go-to persona. Go away little man.

          • Chris T

            really? Why so upset? Did i insult you?

          • Disqus Discuss

            You’re dismissive and a bully. You can doubt information, but don’t shoot the messenger. Do you really need a lesson on civil discourse? Also, you’re an arrogant idiot with a giant inflated ego. You just declare the truth, and can’t seem to stand it when people offer reasoned responses that questioned your grand pronouncements. Also, you pronounce one thing, and then when that seems in doubt, you pronounce something else. Some would call that being mercurial, I call it being slippery and two faced.

            This is a distraction though. Eventually, we seem to agree that it takes more than a single spec to make a pro camera – although you weighed in saying battery life seems to be the sole qualifier. Do you get away with such ridiculous statements and tactics in the rest of your life? It must work for you most of the times, but character flaws like that usually haunt a person when they try to advance in their careers or have a good personal life. How are those things going?

          • Chris T

            wow

          • decentrist

            and the there’s you, outing yourself

        • Zainb

          Look up DPR and Tony twitter deed. Both of them got several thousand of images and there was still battery left after 90 minute of shooting

          • JetLi

            wonder why sony and cipa rate the battery with 650 shots then….

          • Zainb

            cipa rate is very specific way of shooting (single shoot, zoom in and zoom out, using flash every other shot, reviewing images, turning off camera and turning it back on after every so many shots, etc.

            You can get thousands of more images than CIPA when using burst mode mostly.

        • paige4o4

          No, many reviewers have been saying they get multiple thousands of shots on a charge, or shoot 1000 and still have lots of battery life left.

          • Disqus Discuss

            That’s amazing. I just watched Steve Huff’s video, done after his track day. He said he shot morning to night, and took 1900 photos and had 40% battery life left. I guess I’m a bit overcautious in what I accept – extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Replication of results corroborates first findings here, which is an exciting development! So much better than listening to a Sony hater who spouts off without anything other than prejudice to back his grand pronouncements.

  • Jeffry De Meyer

    Nothing crept trough the cracks of the nab show floor yet?

  • Zainb

    Tony Northrup on twitter:

    “Checking results, Sony a9’s focusing equals 1DX, D5 & D500 (the best in the world) + higher framerate (10-20 FPS real world) + no blackout “

    • paige4o4

      So now the only question is low light AF performance and accuracy.

  • JetLi

    it´s 12 FPS uncompressed not 20.

    read the fineprint in sonys PR.. there is always something.
    with some lenses 20 FPS are not possible either.

    • Zainb

      I have seen youtube footage of 20 fps uncompressed raws and jpegs, so your statement is flat out false.

    • Zainb

      About buffer, Sony’s published specifications claim 222 RAW+JPEG frames, 128 uncompressed RAW frames and 118 uncompressed RAW+JPEG image buffer depths.

      All of this at 20 fps, so your statement isn’t true at all.

  • JetLi

    16.4Wh to be exact, up from 7.7Wh in the older, ‘W’ type packs used in previous models. This allows the camera to achieve a rating of 650 shots per charge, based on CIPA standard tests.

    my A7R shots around 400 images before it is empty. even with more than twice the capacity and 40% energy savings i don´t see how you come close to 7000 images + some video as some people claim.

  • Scott Baker

    I’ve never used a Sony mirrorless, so let me state that at the outset. Still, I have a question. Why do so many of the Sony E-mount lenses look like funnels? It’s like a lens built for a longer registration distance and a spacer in between that and the camera body. It almost looks like Sony doesn’t design lenses for the shorter registration distance. The net effect is that it doesn’t seem to make the system (camera + lens) look much smaller than a DSLR with comparable lens.

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