Sony A9 Review

This high-performing Sony camera changes the rules for sports photography

Digital Camera World Verdict

The A9 is simply stunning, both as a technical achievement and as a tool for capturing fast-moving action. The silent 20fps continuous shooting mode can capture shots you would once have missed, and the AF system is complex but extremely effective. Bravo!


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    Completely silent 20fps mode

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    Fast and effective autofocus

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    No viewfinder blackout


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    Unbalanced with larger lenses

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    Shorter battery life than DSLRs

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    EVF is good but not perfect

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UPDATED 21/11/2018: When we thought the Sony Alpha 99 II would be the ultimate camera for continuous shooting and autofocus performance for a long time still, it got the rug pulled out right from under it by a hot new contender – and that contender is another Sony. 

In many respects, these two camera lines are in direct competition. We wondered how long Sony’s ageing Alpha system would be allowed to keep its technological lead over the mirrorless A7 series: the Alpha 9 is our answer.

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