Made For Professionals
The Sony A9 II has twin media slots, both supporting UHS-II. Both media slots are companionable with UHS-I and UHS-II, for quick data writing. The A9 II can concurrently or relay record discrete JPEG/RAW data, movies and stills, and copy data amongst cards.
Experience professional length shooting by utilising the Sony Alpha 9 II’s high-capacity NP-FZ100 battery. Otherwise, two of these can be utilised in the optional VG-C4EM Vertical Grip for longer shooting lengths and worry-free shooting in the field.
Assembled For Swiftness, Dependability And Efficiency
The Sony Full Frame Camera A9 II offers technology that answers the demands of professional workflows with sophisticated operability and network connectivity. This ensures improved support in the field, rugged go-anywhere dependability and unequalled speed.
The new VG-C4EM offers easy operation when the camera is held vertically by having controls with optimised shape, size, location and material; comparable to those on the camera body to feign the functioning “feel” when the camera is held vertically.
Key Features Of The Sony A9 II Full Frame
Operability, dependability and connectivity are advanced to support expert requirements. In addition to its dependable autofocus, it offers up to 20fps blackout-free constant shooting, silent shooting proficiencies and vibration-free Anti-distortion shutter. Other great features include;
- Sophisticated operability and connectivity features for professionals
- High-speed constant shooting at 20fps with AF/AE tracking
- 35 mm full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory for high speed
Image Quality Without Compromise
The mixture of a 24.2 effective megapixel integral-memory full-frame stacked CMOS image sensor and the latest state-of-the-art BIONZ X, make conceivable high-sensitivity performance up to ISO 51200, high dynamic range, provision for 14-bit RAW output and 16-bit image processing. Together, they help capture supreme detail and image quality while replicating rich tonal gradations and natural colour, such as human skin. The camera’s image-processing embodies the newest generation of improvements, permitting higher levels of natural tonal progressions and more steady AWB for constant shooting.
Integral Memory / CMOS Sensor /Quad-VGA OLED Tru Finder
The A9 II Full Frame Mirrorless Camera is the mirrorless camera that gives you next-generation high-speed performance far beyond SLRs. It’s armed with the amazing 35 mm stacked CMOS image sensor with integral memory for remarkably quick overall readout speed. This 24.2 MP image sensor attains high sensitivity of up to ISO 204800 (extended) with the design of back-illuminated structure.
In constant shooting mode the electronic shutter system expels blackout disruption characteristic of optical viewfinders and the high-speed image sensor removes disrupting EVF display lag. A high 120fps refresh rate minimises display blurring of moving subjects and the Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder with approx. 3.68 million-dot high resolution, employs ZEISS T Coating to decrease reflections and a dirt-repelling fluorine coating on the outer lens to improve usability on location.
AE/AF Calculations Up To Sixty Times Per Second
AE/AF is calculated up to 60 times per second and is practically continuous, both while composing the image and even upon releasing the shutter. Constant AE/AF, operated on the image sensor, locks onto and tracks unpredictably moving subjects with dependability, accuracy and high speed. Furthermore, AWB Lock aptitude makes it conceivable to lock/unlock auto white balance operation at any time, which is valuable in mixed lighting situations where natural and artificial light sources co-occur.
Quick, Continuous Shooting
Thanks to the Sony A9 II Full Frame Camera’s amazing speed, constant shooting is conceivable at up to 20fps with the electronic shutter and 10fps with the mechanical shutter, to capture swift-moving subjects with either shutter mode and even at its peak speed, the flash can be synchronised with the mechanical shutter.
Flicker from fluorescent and other non-natural lighting is robotically perceived and shutter action is timed to minimise the consequence of flicker on still images. This overpowers colour and exposure irregularities at the top and bottom of images shot at high shutter speeds, as well as colour and exposure discrepancy amongst constant shots, so you can take images indoors with more assurance.
Discover the benefits of high-speed quiet shooting with a shutter that is completely digital, without a physical device. The electronic shutter permits quiet shooting short of machine-driven shutter and mirror noise. It’s perfect for subjects and sports that demand silent operation, significantly increasing the camera’s adaptability.
A consequence of Sony’s image sensor modernisation, is the swift anti distortion shutter. This shutter attains speeds up to 1/32000 sec, past the limits of machine-driven systems. Furthermore, the high curtain speed of the electronic shutter overpowers the rolling shutter effect to brilliantly capture moving subjects during sports and other fast-moving activities.
Eye Auto Focus In Real-Time
Real-time eye auto focus depends on innovative Artificial Intelligence to unceasingly detect and analyse eyes from the image sensor’s many data points with right or left eye preference conceivable – Just using a modest toggle. By half-pressing the shutter button, animal eyes are also detected. Team this up with Real-time Tracking for superior tracking performance of live subjects.
Tracking In Real-Time
The Real-Time Tracking tech utilises Artificial Intelligence to perceive moving subjects from the affluence of info captured by the image sensor. Spatial data comprising of distance, pattern (brightness) and colour info are managed in corresponding and at high speed with animal, human face and eye location data perceived unceasingly in real time.
4D Focus means very precise subject recognition, dependable fast autofocusing and nonstop tracking of subjects in motion. This is based on a continuous AutoFocus and an optimised AutoFocus algorithm, as well as the roughly 93% AF coverage from 693 focal-plane phase-detection AF points that track arbitrary subject motion even during shutter release.
A new setting permits the focus area to be rotated through the right, left, lower and upper edges of the frame, to choose a suitable focus area for sports and other circumstances where the subject often moves through the frame. AF area and ISO display limiting makes it conceivable to show only the most often utilised focus area and ISO settings for faster, simpler choice, resulting in quicker and more efficient shooting.
AE-AF Tracking Constant Shooting With A-Mount Lenses
The body’s 693-point focal-plane phase-detection AF affords wide-area coverage, quick response and high tracking performance. Not only for E-mount but also for A-mount lenses with the utilisation of a mount adaptor (LA-EA3). Constant shooting of up to 10fps with AF tracking is conceivable.
Accurate AF Effective Down To EV-3 Brightness
Low-light AF recognition extends to EV-3 at ISO 100. The ‘Focus Priority in Aperture Drive’ possibility permits more precise focusing in dim lighting and when the aperture is stopped down, with the result that the precision AF system will function correctly even when shooting dimly lit scenes. This opens up new opportunities in night and low-light shooting.
Robust & Weather Resistance
The Sony A9 II gives you more improved body sturdiness with complete utilisation of light, high-rigidity magnesium alloy for covers and internal frame, keeping the Sony Alpha 9 camera very rigid and light. In reply to pro opinions, improved sealing is applied to the terminal cover, battery cover and all joints in the chassis. A double-sealed sliding mechanism substitutes the hinge to the media compartment lid for improved moisture resistance. Routes to dust and moisture entry have been re-examined and a cushion around the lens mount has been added to warrant dependable operation in difficult situations.
Image Shake Suppression & Shutter Robustness
The shutter has been tested for robustness in excess of 500,000 shutter-release cycles and includes an internal damper structure to absorb the impact of shutter motion for minimum shutter vibration and noise. This also helps to realise more sharply resolved imaging.
The body-integrated image stabilisation system is perfected to compensate precisely for 5-axis camera shake that can compromise handheld shooting. This affords you very high performance in both movies and stills, whether shooting in close-ups, at longer focal lengths or at night. It is comparable to utilising a 5.5-step quicker shutter speed, permitting stable determination of composition when capturing subjects in high-speed motion. Real-time effects can be monitored via live view.
The camera is companionable with the modern Remote Camera Tool application, which, after pairing to guarantee a safe connection, handles remote single or multi-camera shooting utilising wired LAN connection in venues like sports stadiums. Remote exchanging of the camera’s FTP server settings is also conceivable, as well as remote control of the saving and loading of settings to/from an SD memory card.
The A9 II Sony Full Frame Camera brings advanced productivity to work delivery tasks with a new Voice Memo function that permits you to record up to 60-sec audio files (.wav) describing shooting situations or image content with programmed transcription into text, which is then attached to images.
The A9 II Full Frame Mirrorless Camera affords two media slots for SD cards, both SLOT 1 and SLOT 2 are now companionable with UHS-I and UHS-II for quick mass-volume data writing. Two cards in the slots can be utilised to concurrently record or relay record data, distinct RAW data from JPEG data or stills from movies and copy data from one card to the other. A slide lock structure prevents the memory card cover from being opened by accident.
Movie Shooting Enhancements
When shooting 4K movies, the Sony A9 II Full Frame Mirrorless camera delivers control of high speed, precision and tracking performance, via variable tracking sensitivity for smooth and steady AF movie shooting. More pronounced slow focus effects are now conceivable and Real-Time Eye AF is now also applicable when shooting movies, perceiving and tracking eyes with high focus precision, which is vital when shooting 4K.
The Full Frame camera is proficient at 4K movie recording with full-pixel readout without pixel binning. You can appreciate full-frame, detail-rich movies via the oversampling effect attained by condensing around 2.4 times the amount of data essential for 4K (6K equivalent) for 4K output (QFHD: 3840 x 2160). Furthermore, the XAVC-S format is supported at bit rates as high as 100 Mbps.
Connectivity has been enhanced, with innovative support for the IEEE 802.11ac 5GHz band Wi-Fi when the camera is coupled in wireless mode, along with the camera’s USB Type-C terminal that provisions USB 3.2 Gen 1.
You can directly transfer images to an FTP server with significantly higher speed via the camera’s LAN terminal that provisions the Ethernet 1000BASE-T standard. It is also conceivable to upload images to an FTP server through an accessible wireless access point and the camera provisions whichever transfer mode in the background while shooting. Up to nine servers can be pre-registered for swift menu choice.
A polished multi-selector, with a new surface texture for improved button response, lets you shift point of focus swiftly and instinctively. With a thought for pro users, an enhanced grip shape decreases fatigue and there is a new Exposure Compensation Dial Lock Button to increase operational security. In addition, the location and the AF-ON and other key buttons have been analysed for improved feel and response. These enhancements improve your concentration on shutter release to “capture the moment” instantaneously.
Professional Level Operating Stamina
The Sony A9 II Full Frame Mirrorless Camera employs the large-capacity NP-FZ100 battery and a very energy-efficient circuit design to double operation endurance to professional session lengths. The robust VG-C4EM vertical-position grip is offered for greater operability and even longer hours of shooting. In addition to other optional accessories, USB Type-C and Multi/Micro USB ports permit external mobile batteries to power the camera for additional prolonged recording.
Thanks to My Dial, three sets of menu options can be allocated through the front/rear dials and the control wheel. By assigning commonly utilised functions to these dials, they become instantaneously accessible for fingertip control while a custom button is held. Function sets can be allocated independently for movies and stills.
Now, a significantly improved number of camera settings can be stored in the memory card and saved settings can be read by other cameras of the same model. Moreover, up to 10 sets of camera settings can be stored in a memory card, thanks to the Save/Load Setting function. Sony A9 II camera setups can also be imported to the Imaging Edge Mobile app while imported setups can be exported to other cameras of the same model.
Movie Recording Functions That Are Adaptable
The Sony A9 II Full Frame Camera delivers a wide array of functions to enable movie shooting workflows, including;
- Concurrent proxy movie recording
- Slow and Quick Motion
- Zebra function
- Marker display/setting
- REC Control
- Time code/user bits (TC/UB)
- Clean HDMI output
- Interval recording
- Extraction and separate storage of a still from a movie
An amalgamation with the ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone or XLR-K3M XLR Adaptor Kit, via the new digital audio interface, allows clear sound recording with minimised quality decline by sending a digital audio signal to the Sony A9 II camera.
Edit Desktop Apps, Viewer And Imaging Edge Remote
Lift your photography with Imaging Edge desktop applications;
- Utilise ‘Remote’ to control and monitor shooting live on your PC screen
- ‘Viewer’ to swiftly preview, rate and select photos from large image libraries
- ‘Edit’ to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for distribution
Capture One Express (for Sony) is a piece of free, award-winning, editing software that delivers RAW development, simple management and powerful editing tools. Upgrade to Capture One Pro (for Sony) for even more editing tools and tethered shooting capability.
Ratings from 1 to 5 stars can be applied to still images and preserved as the images are imported into the Imaging Edge desktop application (Viewer) running on a PC. This function and a protect function to avoid unintentional image deletion can each be allocated to a custom button (C3 by default for protect). Ratings and protection can be applied via review playback display and constant groups can be revised, protected and deleted while you’re travelling or on location. With the Image Jump Setting, you can now also review large photo collections in 10 or 100 frame jumps and group-review constant burst shots for rapid and effective image appraisal.