α9 II full-frame camera with pro capability
The α9 II offers advances that answer the demands of professional workflows, including sophisticated operability and network connectivity for enhanced support in the field, rugged go-anywhere reliability and unrivalled speed.
Note: This camera is equipped with electronic and mechanical shutters. The features described in this section are primarily related to electronic shutter operation unless otherwise specified.
The 24.2-megapixel full-frame high-speed stacked image sensor stores data in integral memory for lightning-fast readout. The CMOS sensor and enhanced BIONZ X image-processing engine together bring you true digital freedom.
[ Stacked back-illuminated structure with integral memory ]
(1) Pixel area (2) Integral memory (3) Hi-speed signal processing circuit (4) Image processing engine
With 693 phase-detection and 425 contrast-detection AF points, the sensor provides wide and high-density AF covering 93% of the image.
Thanks to responsive enhanced Fast Hybrid AF, the α9 II delivers swift AF even under dim lighting conditions, with a remarkable ability to capture a subject.
Uninterrupted AF and an optimised AF algorithm dramatically enhance AF accuracy and tracking. Even during shutter release, constant AF activation allows continuous tracking of subject motion.
Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF are both designed for fast, precise and intelligent tracking of your subject, using AI-based algorithms and processing an enormous amount of data in real time.
Approx. 24.2 effective megapixels, high sensitivity, back-illuminated configuration, gapless on-chip lens architecture, and other Sony innovations deliver stunning images in a wide range of photographic situations.
The latest BIONZ X image processing engine works in tandem with the front-end LSI to maximise high-resolution sensor performance.
High-sensitivity performance up to ISO 51200 and algorithm advances realise smooth expression including natural skin colours and smooth gradations in regions like sky. 14-bit RAW output is available.
Beautiful 4K movie recording is realised. Full-pixel readout with no pixel binning makes it possible to condense approximately 2.4 times the amount of data required for 4K (the equivalent of the amount of data required for 6K) into 3840 x 2160 4K output. Versatile with Fast Hybrid AF performance, Eye AF functions, Touch Tracking, etc.
Smooth, reliable high-speed data transfer of large image files to a designated FTP server is now available via LAN terminal supporting 1000BASE-T. FTPS (File Transfer Protocol over SSL/TLS) guarantees high security.
To meet pro needs for prompt delivery, the α9 II supports FTP data transfers in the background during and after shooting for JPEG and RAW file delivery. Up to nine FTP servers can be assigned in advance.
The new Voice Memo function lets you record audio descriptions of content or shooting conditions up to 60 sec. long, attached to images as .wav files. IPTC and camera serial number information can also be embedded in image files.
Remote operation is available with the Remote Camera Tool desktop application, convenient when photographer access is restricted, such as shooting a birds-eye view from the roof of a sports arena.
As well as 2.4GHz-band, high-speed transfer is now possible via 5GHz-band Wi-Fi® (wireless LAN IEEE 802.11ac). Wireless PC remote shooting is now also possible, freeing your shooting styles from the constraints of cables.
The newly-adopted USB Type-CTM connection and enhancements to the PC remote shooting algorithm deliver significant improvements in transfer rate. You can transfer large uncompressed RAW images smoothly without workflow interruption.
The new Save/Load Settings function saves and loads camera settings to and from SD memory card for convenient sharing with other α9 II cameras. Under “FTP Transfer Func.” is the “Save/Load FTP Settings” function, which saves and loads the FTP related settings.
Apply star ratings and image protection via the review playback display right on the spot. You can now also review large photo collections in 10 or 100 frame jumps, and group-review continuous burst shots.
Illustration of custom key settings on the menu screen makes it easier to understand usage. In addition, you can switch between menu tabs using the front dial or Fn button with one hand.
Elevate your photography with Imaging Edge desktop applications. Use ‘Remote’ to control and monitor shooting live on your PC screen; ‘Viewer’ to quickly preview, rate, and select photos from large image libraries; and ‘Edit’ to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery.
Capture One Express (for Sony) is free award-winning editing software that provides RAW development, easy management and powerful editing tools. Capture One Pro (for Sony) can be bought for even more editing tools and tethered shooting capability.
This product is compatible with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X.
Specifications & Features
- Lens Compatibility
- Sony E-mount lenses
- Sensor Type
- 35mm full frame (35.6×23.8mm), Exmor RS CMOS sensor
- Number Of Pixels (Effective)
- Approx. 24.2 megapixels
- ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
- [Still images] Mechanical Shutter: ISO 100-51200 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 204800 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Electronic Shutter: ISO 100-25600 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), [Movies] ISO 100-51200 equivalent (ISO numbers up to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.),AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
- Battery Life (Still Images)
- Approx. 500 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 690 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
- Viewfinder Type
- 1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color), Quad-VGA OLED
- Monitor Type
- 7.5cm (3.0-type) type TFT
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