New Rumors on Sony a9 High-End E-mount Mirrorless Camera


The Sony Alpha a9 high-end E-mount full frame mirrorless camera is rumored to be announced sometime in April, 2017. According to recently rumors on SAR, a reader said something about Sony a9, he said that Sony a9 will have a bigger body than currently a7 series cameras, and two lenses FE 16-35 GM and FE 100-400 G will also coming along with a9. See detail below:

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It is not gonna be a bigger body like canon 1dx but is definitely bigger than the current generation.
The grip is chunkier and taller than the older ones.  The screen looked bigger to me as well but still you’ll have a tilting screen. No lateral hinges.

I couldn’t check about the SD card but the photographer was from sand disk Japan so i guess the still use SD card but there’s place for 2 i guess. There’s an interesting lever/button that look like is for open the card door. They added a nipple joystick for af points selection but the rest is pretty familiar.

I couldn’t check the firmware and the final name since was masked and the software was modified.
The photographer was shooting on the real cam and the burst rate was quite impressive. I guess around 14fps or more by the sound.

I shoot on the 16-35 2.8 but for the running scenes they where using the new 100-400 even tho was all masked with tape to not show.
Size wise the 2 lens are comparable to the competition so i wouldn’t expect the zoom to be faster.

The 16-35 is pretty heavy in the hand but in line with the 24-70

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