Sony Introduces Alpha 9 II Adding Enhanced Connectivity and Workflow for Professional Photographers

~ by Sony India

The requirements of Professional Photographers have been heard and fulfilled with Sony Alpha 9 II, a new addition in Alpha series. It’s a full-frame interchangeable lens cameras specially designed for working professionals.

Raising the Bar for Built-in Connectivity in the Professional’s Workflow

Voice Memo function

The Alpha 9 II features a new Voice Memo function that allows spoken information to be attached to images in the form of voice memos that can be replayed when the images are reviewed. This feature has been designed to improve the speed of news agencies’ workflow. The voice data can also be included with images sent to an editor, giving them important information needed for effective editing.

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Secure and Stable Data Transfer

The camera includes an in-built 1000BASE-T Ethernet terminal, enabling gigabit communication for high-speed, stable data transfer operations. Additionally, File Transfer over SSL or TLS encryption (FTPS) is supported for increased data security and PC remote (tether) shooting performance is improved, with decreased release time lag and reduced live view screen delay when using the ‘Remote Camera Tool’ desktop application.

Faster File transfer, faster workflow

By combining wireless voice / image transfer and automatic voice to text conversion with the ability to auto transfer images with attached voice memos via FTP, it is possible to shoot and transfer the results to an FTP server without ever having to operate a smartphone. FTP settings within the app can also be sent to a camera via Bluetooth, allowing for a faster workflow.

The Platinum Standard for Speed and Auto Focus Performance

The new Alpha 9 II builds on the impressive legacy of the original Alpha 9, maintaining ground breaking speed performance including blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 20 frames per second with Auto Focus and Auto Exposure tracking, 60 times per second AF/AE calculations while incorporating even more functionality driven directly from the voice of professionals.

Moreover, there are several updates in this model. It includes significantly enhanced connectivity and file delivery, continuous shooting at up to 10 fps with mechanical shutter, evolved AF performance with newly optimized algorithms, a re-designed build to enhance durability and operability and more.

The camera is able to function whilst continuously calculating Auto Focus and Auto Exposure at up to 60 times per second, with newly optimized AF algorithms that provide notably enhanced AF precision and performance, ensuring that even the most erratic subject motion, especially in the case of fast moving subjects, is captured with high precision. The camera also offers an anti-flicker shooting mode that automatically detects and adjusts for the presence of fluorescent or artificial lighting to maximize image quality.

Shooting continuously and in complete Silence

The new model can shoot continuously and completely silently at 20 fps for up to 361 JPEG images or 239 compressed RAW images, with no viewfinder blackout, allowing the photographer to follow the subject and action with no interruption to the EVF during picture taking.

Better Shutter Speed

For times when mechanical shutter is preferred or required, the new Alpha 9 II has been improved to shoot at up to 10 fps, about 2x the speed of the Alpha 9.

Refined Build and Operability

Upgraded dust and moisture resistant design

Upgraded dust and moisture resistant design is present in Alpha 9 to meet the needs of professionals in even the most challenging outdoor conditions. It comes with stronger sealing provided at all body seams as well as the battery compartment cover and media slot.

Reduced noise, improved quality

Latest image-processing algorithm is able to reduce noise in the medium-to-high sensitivity range while improving subjective resolution and image quality.

Improved grip configuration

Alpha 9 II ensures greater comfort and sure hold with improved grip configuration. It is also compatible with Sony VG-C4EM Vertical Grip.

Dual compatible media slots

Dual media slots are offered that are both compatible with UHS-I and UHS-II SD cards, allowing higher overall capacity and faster read/write speeds

Availability

The Alpha 9 II will be available across all key retail counters from (5th December-2019) onwards

Product Best Buy
Alpha 9II INR 399,990/

For full product details, please visit:Sony India Page

Camera Comparison

α9 II full-frame camera with pro capability
ILCE-9M2
α9 featuring full-frame stacked CMOS sensor
ILCE-9
MRP INR 399,990 (incl. of all taxes) MRPRs. 290,490 (incl. of all taxes)
KIT OPTIONS No No
LENS COMPATIBILITY Sony E-mount lenses Sony E-mount lenses
SENSOR TYPE 35 mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm), Exmor® RS CMOS sensor 35 mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm), Exmor® RS CMOS sensor
NUMBER OF PIXELS (EFFECTIVE) Approx. 24.2 megapixels Approx. 24.2 megapixels
BEST FOR Expert capability
Full-frame sensors and Sony's best technology
Expert capability
Full-frame sensors and Sony's best technology
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) Approx. 128.9 mm x 96.4 mm x 77.5 mm, Approx. 128.9 mm x 96.4 mm x 67.3 mm (from grip to monitor)/Approx. 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 3 1/8, Approx. 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 2 3/4 (from grip to monitor) Approx. 126.9 mm x 95.6 mm x 63.0 mm/Approx. 12.7 x 9.8 x 6.3 cm
WEIGHT Approx. 678 g/approx. 1 lb 8.0 oz Approx. 588 g/Approx. 1 lb 4.7 oz
ISO SENSITIVITY [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) [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 100-6400, 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 100-6400, 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 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
MOVIE RECORDING MODE No No
SCREEN TYPE 7.5 cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT 7.5 cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT
VIEWFINDER 1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (colour), Quad-VGA OLED 1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (colour), Quad-VGA OLED
FLASH TYPE No No
BATTERY TYPE One rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100 One rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100
BATTERY LIFE (STILL SHOOTING) Approx. 500 shots (Viewfinder)/approx. 690 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)1 Approx. 480 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 650 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)1
WIRELESS LAN Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz band/5 GHz band)23, View on Smartphone, Remote control via Smartphone, Send to Computer, View on TV Wi-Fi compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band)2, View on smartphone, Send to computer, View on TV
NFC No No
WHAT'S IN THE BOX Accessory shoe cap
Battery Charger BC-QZ1
Body cap
Cable Protector
Eyepiece cup
Power cord
Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100
Shoulder strap
USB Type-C(TM) cable
AC Adaptor: AC-UUE12
Accessory shoe cap
Battery Charger BC-QZ1
Body cap
Cable Protector
Eyepiece cup
Micro USB cable
Power cord
Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100
Shoulder strap

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