Sony Announces New A9 Camera and 100-400mm GM Lens

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Sony just announced their new A9 camera during an event in New York City, and it appears to be the ultimate full-frame camera for sports/action photographers. It’s packed with many features, but here are some of the most important ones:

  • 24MP stacked full-frame CMOS sensor
  • 20 FPS shooting with 200 RAW buffer
  • 60 FPS AF calculation
  • There’s no blackout and no shutter noise
  • 1/32,000 shutter speed
  • 693 AF points, 93% coverage
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization
  • Dual SD card slots (one UHS-II, one UHS-I)
  • Full-frame 4K video and 1080p video at 120fps
  • Uses brand new batteries with 2.2x battery life
  • Joystick for AF selection
  • Ethernet connectivity
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Sony also announced their furthest reaching E-mount lens, the FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS Super Telephoto Zoom, which goes perfectly with the new A9 camera. The $2,499 lens will start shipping in July 2017.

Sony A9 will be priced at $4,499 in the United States and preorders starts on Friday. The camera is going be released in May.

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