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Sony Unveils The All-New Sony a9 for Sports Photography


A buzzer beater jump shot at overtime to win a game, a penalty kick to break a deadlock, and a last minute burst of speed to outsprint an opponent—these are the events that have led to some of the world’s most iconic sports photographs of all time. Sports photographers know that know that most of the time preserving these moments is a combination of luck, timing and lightning-fast camera.

Sony is introducing the brand new full-frame camera—the α9. The α9 revolutionizes sports photography and offers action photographers a brand new must-have device in their arsenal that delivers photos worth publishing in history books. The brand new α9 offers a level of imaging performance that is simply unmatched by any camera ever created and is touted as the most technologically advanced, innovative digital camera that Sony has ever created.

Key Features:

  • World’s first full-frame stacked CMOS sensor, 24.2 MP resolution
  • Blackout-Free Continuous Shooting at up to 20fps for up to 241 RAW/ 362 JPEG images
  • Silent, Vibration-free shooting at speeds up to 1/32,000 sec
  • 693 point focal plane phase detection AF points with 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second
  • Extensive professional features including Ethernet port for file transfer, Dual SD card slots and extended battery life
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilisation with a 5.0 step shutter speed advantage

New Accessories

Sony has released a variety of new accessories to compliment the new α9, including:

  • NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Battery: High-capacity battery with approximately 2.2x the capacity of the NP-FW50 W-series battery. Supports InfoLITHIUM® technology, which makes it possible to view the remaining battery power as both a percentage display and five step icon on the camera’s LCD screen.
  • VG-C3EM Vertical Grip: Provides same operation, handling and design as α9, doubles battery life and allows USB battery-charging via the camera body.
  • NPA-MQZ1K Multi-Battery Adaptor Kit: External multi-battery adaptor kit capable of functioning as an external power supply for four Z series batteries and as a quick charger. Kit comes with two packs of NP-FZ100 rechargeable batteries.
  • GP-X1EM Grip Extension: Grip extender with same look, feel and design as α9.  Enables more solid hold on camera.
  • FDA-EP18 Eyepiece Cup: Eye piece cup with locking mechanism
  • BC-QZ1 Battery Charger: Quick-charging battery charger.  Charges one new Z series battery in approximately 2.5 hours.
  • PCK-LG1 Screen Protect Glass Sheet: Hard, shatterproof glass screen protector with anti-stain coating to prevent fingerprints.  Compatible with touch operation and tilting LCD screen

The α9 interchangeable lens camera will be available in the Philippines for Php 239,999 (cash) beginning July 1, 2017 in all Sony Centers and Sony Authorized Dealers nationwide.