From their lineup of mass market oriented a6000 cameras to the more professional a7 and a9 series cameras, Sony Alpha products have captured the market for both consumer and professional photographer and videographers. Their highest grade prosumer camera, the Sony a9, has finally received an upgrade after several years. With the Sony a9 II, camera enthusiasts will have the latest technology at their disposal.
Created with sports photography in mind (think 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo), the a9 II brings in several of the a9’s trademark features while improving others. Not only will the new camera also be able to capture 20 frames per second without black-out, it will also use the same 24.2 MP sensor with 693 autofocus points covering 93% of the sensor. Recently added a9 autofocus features, real-time eye autofocus for animals, will return. Additionally, the a9 II will retain the in-body stabilization, dual SD card slots, and overall camera body design.
New features aimed at sports photographers will help these individuals capture the high intensity action. With an improved mechanical shutter speed, photographers can take 10 fps in mechanical shutter mode. Real time autofocus eye-autofocus will now be available for movies and voice memos can be recorded for any photo. Finally, a new grip with battery slots will make it easier for camera users to both have a more comfortable and longer shooting session.
Sony a9 II will also come with Sony’s E-mount, meaning all lenses from other Sony Alpha cameras will work.
The camera is currently available for preorder for $4,498.00. Expected shipping starts in early November.
For more information, check out Sony’s official webpage where you can see more amazing photos captured with this new camera.