Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Camera with FE 100-400mm Lens and Vertical Grip Kit

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Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Camera with FE 100-400mm Lens and Vertical Grip Kit
Key Features
  • FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens
  • VG-C3EM Vertical Grip
  • NPA-MQZ1K Multi Battery Adapter Kit
Go vertical with the Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Camera with FE 100-400mm Lens and Vertical Grip Kit from B&H. This kit bundles the powerful a9 mirrorless camera with an FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens, vertical battery grip, and multi-battery adapter kit.
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Sony A9 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)
  • 3Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens
  • 4Sony VG-C3EM Vertical Grip
  • 5Sony NPA-MQZ1K Multi Battery Adapter Kit

Go vertical with the Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Camera with FE 100-400mm Lens and Vertical Grip Kit from B&H. This kit bundles the powerful a9 mirrorless camera with an FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens, vertical battery grip, and multi-battery adapter kit.

Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)

Bringing the speed Sony mirrorless shooters have been waiting for, the Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera takes impressive multimedia capabilities and ups the processing capabilities for ultra-fast continuous shooting. Making use of a 24.2MP full-frame Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, the a9 is capable of shooting at up to 20 fps, recording UHD 4K video internally, and shooting with an expanded sensitivity range to ISO 204,800. Balancing the quickness of the processor is a well-matched 693-point phase-detection autofocus system that covers 93% of the image area for accurate and quick subject tracking in a variety of lighting conditions. Additionally, complementing both the imaging and focusing assets, the a9 also sports 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization to minimize the appearance of camera shake when shooting handheld.

Matching its professional imaging capabilities is a well-rounded physical construction that is fully weather-sealed for use in trying environmental conditions. For clear, uncompromised viewing, a quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder is featured with an impressive 3.686m-dot resolution and 120 fps refresh rate for clear, bright, and smooth eye-level viewing. Alternatively, a 3.0" 1.44m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD is also available to benefit working from high and low angles. Dual SD memory card slots, a customizable menu system, and a variety of physical control dials further round out the camera's intuitive design, and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enables wireless image sharing and remote camera control from linked mobile devices.

24.2MP Full-Frame Exmor RS Stacked CMOS Sensor

Poised for speed, the a9 features a first-for-full-frame 24.2MP Exmor RS stacked CMOS that affords impressively quick readout speeds to benefit up to 20 fps continuous shooting and UHD 4K video recording. The sensor's back-illuminated design also affords high sensitivity to an extended ISO 204,800 with reduced noise for clean image quality in a variety of lighting conditions. Additionally, uncompressed raw files can be recorded in 14-bit for greater color fidelity and post-production flexibility.

BIONZ X Image Processor

Working in conjunction with the stacked CMOS sensor is an apt BIONZ X image processor that ensures quick processing speeds to keep up with fast-paced shooting applications. Continuous shooting up to 20 fps is supported for up to 362 consecutive JPEGs, or 241 raw frames, along with a top electronic shutter speed of 1/32,000 for freezing fast-moving subjects or working in bright lighting conditions. Benefitting the fast recording capabilities is an equally quick AF/AE metering system that functions at 60 times per second to continuously evaluate the scene in order to lock onto and track moving subjects. Additionally, due to the use of an electronic shutter, totally blackout-free monitoring is possible with the electronic viewfinder for more accurate compositions of moving subjects.

693-Point Phase-Detection AF

Covering 93% of the image area, a focal-plane phase-detection autofocus system incorporates 693 points along with 25 contrast-detection areas for quick and precise focusing in a variety of lighting conditions with sensitivity down to -3 EV. The density of focusing points from this hybrid AF system also enables High-density Tracking AF Technology, which is adept at tracking moving subjects in a variety of lighting conditions. The use of phase-detection points also enables the use of A-mount lenses via the optional LA-EA3 or LA-EA1 lens mount adapters with full continuous AF/AE tracking compatibility.

The apt focus system also lends itself to a variety of focusing functions for refined accuracy, including Lock-on AF, which maintains focus on moving subjects throughout the use of a configurable frame that is set over the desired moving subject, and Expand Flexible Spot, which employs neighboring focus points to retain focus on moving subjects even if the originally selected point loses focus. Additionally, Eye AF can be used to base focus on recognized subjects' eyes for portraits and is available in both AF-S and AF-C modes. Autofocus can also be used in conjunction with the Focus Magnifier function for critical focus when homing in on minute subject details.

In addition to autofocus, the a9 also features a Peaking MF function to benefit manual focus control by highlighting sharp edges of contrast for a more objective means of acquiring sharp focus.

5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization

Packed into the robust a9 is a 5-stop effective 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization system that compensates for five different types of camera shake encountered during handheld shooting of stills and video. This allows users to confidently use any lens, even adapted lenses, for critical imaging without encountering blur from camera shake.

For long focal lengths, the system will correct for pitch and yaw adjustments. Macro and high-magnification imagery, on the other hand, will benefit from the inclusion of horizontal and vertical shift compensation. All shooting styles will get usage out of the roll compensation. All 5 axes of stabilization will function at all times, even when used with third-party lenses and adapters or lenses with built-in optical stabilization.

UHD 4K Video Recording in XAVC S Format

Internal recording of UHD 4K movies is possible in multiple frame rates up to 30 fps and, based on the Super35mm recording area and effective 20MP (6000 x 3376) resolution, 2.4x oversampling renders greater detail and full pixel readout is possible, that is void of pixel binning, for higher quality imagery with reduced moiré and aliasing. Full HD 1080p recording is also supported in frame rates up to 120 fps, and both resolutions utilize the 100 Mbps XAVC S format contained within an MP4 wrapper with 4:2:0 sampling. The high-speed, 120 fps recording also enables 4x and 5x slow-motion movie recording with the frame rate set to either 30p or 24p. In addition to high-resolution internal recording, uncompressed HDMI output also enables the use of an optional external recorder for clean 4K recording with 4:2:2 sampling.

4K video recording also avails the ability to produce 8MP stills during playback by taking a frame grab from a movie and storing it as a separate file.

Slow & Quick Motion

Take more control over your video capture capabilities with a variety of new frame rates available in an S&Q mode. This will allow shooters to capture Full HD video at one of either steps between 1-120 fps. These settings will allow you to slow down action as well as speed up a slow-moving scene. This setting is also NTSC/PAL switchable.

Enhanced Zebra Function

An enhanced Zebra function is ideally suited to aid in monitoring exposure values in high-contrast scenes. Video signal level targets can be set from 0 to 109, and specific ranges can be set to make exposure level adjustments easier.

Time Code and User Bit Settings

A time code can be used to record hours, minutes, seconds, frames on image data for more precise editing while the User Bit function can record date, time, and scene number to aid in editing together footage from multiple cameras.

Body Design

  • Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder features a 3.686m-dot resolution and a 0.78x magnification for bright and clear viewing. The EVF also sports a Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating to reduce reflections and a high 120 fps refresh rate can be used to reduce lag for a smoother viewing experience. Additionally, a fluorine coating has been applied to the outermost viewfinder element to benefit cleaning.
  • Rear 3.0" 1.44m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD is available for live view shooting and menu navigation. The touchscreen enables Touch Focus for intuitive adjustment of your focus point, and the tilting design benefits working from both high and low angles.
  • Dual SD card slots provide a more flexible means for storing files. The lower card slot supports UHS-II type cards, and the slots can be configured to do an in-camera backup, segregated raw/JPEG recording, or overflow saving.
  • My Menu function can be used to customize your menu items for easy, direct access with up to 72 options to be set and ordered.
  • Stacked drive mode and focus mode dials, a dedicated AF-ON button, and a rear multi-selector all afford greater efficiency when switching focus modes, points, or exposure settings.
  • Integrated LAN terminal enables making wired FTP transfers for notably fast transfer speeds. Also, the first three characters of the file name can be customized for easier organization during post-production.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi enables the a9 to instantly share imagery to mobile devices for direct sharing online to social networking, via email, and to cloud storage sites. NFC (Near Field Communication) is also supported, which allows for one-touch connection between the camera and compatible mobile devices; no complex set-up is required. Once connected, the linked mobile device can also display a live view image on its screen and remotely control the camera's shutter.
  • Bluetooth connectivity allows for location data acquisition.
  • Magnesium-alloy body design is both lightweight and durable, and also weather-sealed for use in trying environmental conditions.
  • Integrated PC sync terminal for wired flash sync with strobe packs or wireless radio remotes.
UPC: 027242907362

Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens

Targeting sports, wildlife, and action shooters, this FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens from Sony will satisfy many photographers and videographers who are looking for a bit of extra reach with their full-frame E-mount camera. As a member of the G Master line, it is designed for outstanding resolution and sharpness with minimal aberrations, something assisted by the implementation of one Super ED and two ED elements as well as a Nano AR coating. It also features a relatively compact size through the use of an f/4.5-5.6 maximum aperture range, and it is equipped with both a Direct Drive SSM autofocus system as Optical SteadyShot image stabilization for outstanding performance at all focal lengths.

The lens features numerous other settings and controls for making operation smooth and intuitive for a variety of shooting styles. This includes a zoom torque adjustment ring that lets users dial in the stiffness of the zoom mechanism. It also has an internal focus system with a minimum focus distance of just 3.22' as well as focus range limiter switch for faster focusing. Other physical controls and options include multiple customizable focus hold buttons, an AF/MF switch, and a removable and rotatable tripod mount. Additionally, it has a dust- and weather-resistant construction and a nine-blade circular diaphragm.

As part of Sony's esteemed G Master series, this lens is designed to achieve notably high resolution and sharpness through the correction of a wide variety of spherical and chromatic aberrations. Additionally, these lenses feature robust and intuitive-to-handle physical designs to benefit both photography and cine applications.
A far-reaching telephoto zoom designed for full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras, this 100-400mm lens is also compatible with APS-C models where it provides a 150-600mm equivalent focal length range.
A maximum aperture range of f/4.5-5.6 helps minimize size and weight while providing excellent performance in a variety of applications.
Two extra-low dispersion elements and one Super ED element are featured in the lens design and help to control chromatic aberrations and reduce color fringing for increased clarity and color fidelity.
A Nano AR Coating has been applied to reduce surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for increased contrast and color rendering in strong lighting conditions.
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld with slower shutter speeds. This stabilization system can also be combined with select camera's sensor-shift type image stabilization for more effective control of camera blur.
A Direct Drive Super Sonic wave Motor AF system and internal focus mechanism provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance and also contributes to more natural, intuitive manual focus control.
A zoom torque adjustment ring will help provide users with added control over the zoom function of the lens.
A floating elements system benefits image quality when working at the 3.22' minimum focusing distance with 0.35x magnification.
Focus range limiter and focus hold controls offer more intuitive handling and faster performance when photographing moving subjects.
Dust and weather-sealed construction benefits using the lens in inclement shooting conditions.
The front lens element features a fluorine coating to protect against smudges and dust from adhering to the glass surface.
A rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
Removable rotating tripod mount permits quick switching from horizontal to vertical shooting orientations.
Compatible with Sony's 1.4x and 2x FE teleconverters for reaching distances of up to 800mm.
The included lens hood features a filter access window and a lock switch.
UPC: 027242906136

Sony VG-C3EM Vertical Grip

Dedicated to the Sony Alpha a9, a7 III, and a7R III mirrorless cameras, the VG-C3EM Vertical Grip offers both extended battery and a more comfortable grip when shooting in the vertical orientation. The grip accepts two NP-FZ100 batteries to effectively double the battery life for long shooting sessions, and the batteries can be charged in the grip while attached to the camera via the body's USB port. The grip's design maintains the same layout as the camera body itself, and includes a secondary shutter button and Multi Selector for intuitive use. Also, the grip is built from magnesium alloy and is dust- and moisture-resistant to match the weather sealing of the camera itself.

Compatible Cameras

Alpha a9
Alpha a7 III
Alpha a7R III
UPC: 027242903272

Sony NPA-MQZ1K Multi Battery Adapter Kit

Make sure you have plenty of power for your shoot with the NPA-MQZ1K Multi Battery Adapter Kit from Sony. Able to work with cameras that accept NP-FZ100 series or NP-FW50 series batteries, this adapter is able to supply power from up to four NP-FZ100 series battery packs for dramatically extended shooting times. It can also serve as a rapid charge, with a charging rate of 480 minutes for four batteries. Users can convert the adapter into a more compact two-battery adapter for a more travel-ready kit.

The NPA-MQZ1K can charge other devices as well via its two USB ports. It also is equipped with a three-level LED indicator light for checking charge status along with six 1/4"-20 mounting sockets for mounting to various support systems. Additionally, it comes with NP-FZ100 battery packs to help users get started.

UPC: 027242904637

Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) Specs

Imaging
Lens MountSony E
Camera FormatFull-Frame (1x Crop Factor)
Sensor ResolutionActual: 28.3 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Maximum Resolution6000 x 4000
Aspect Ratio3:2, 16:9
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size35.6 x 23.8 mm
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Image StabilizationSensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Exposure Control
ISO SensitivityAuto, 100 to 51200 (Extended: 50 to 204800)
Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb Mode
Electronic Shutter
1/32000 to 30 Seconds in Bulb Mode
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Multi-Zone, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range-3 to 20 EV
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Continuous ShootingUp to 20 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 362 Frames (JPEG) / 241 Frames (Raw)
Up to 10 fps at 24.2 MP
Up to 5 fps at 24.2 MP
Up to 2.5 fps at 24.2 MP
Self-Timer2/5/10-Second Delay
Video
Recording ModesXAVC S
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p [60 to 100 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 100p/119.88p [60 to 100 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [50 Mb/s]
AVCHD
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50p/59.94p [28 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24.00p/25p/50i/59.94i [17 to 24 Mb/s]
MP4
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50p/59.94p [28 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 25p/29.97p [16 Mb/s]
HD (1280 x 720) at 25p/29.97p [6 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes4:2:2 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24.00p/50i/50p/59.94i/59.94p
Video EncodingNTSC/PAL
Audio RecordingBuilt-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input
Audio File FormatAAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 693
Contrast Detection: 25
Autofocus Sensitivity-3 to +20 EV
Viewfinder and Monitor
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Viewfinder Size0.5"
Viewfinder Resolution3,686,400 Dot
Viewfinder Eye Point23 mm
Viewfinder Coverage100%
Viewfinder MagnificationApprox. 0.78x
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +3
Size3"
Resolution1,440,000 Dot
Display TypeTilting Touchscreen LCD
Flash
Built-In FlashNo
Maximum Sync Speed1/250 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemP-TTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe, PC Terminal
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSlot 1: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Slot 2: SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo Hybrid (UHS-I)
Connectivity3.5mm Headphone, 3.5mm Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), PC Sync Socket, USB Micro-B (USB 2.0)
WirelessWi-Fi
Bluetooth
GPSNo
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Physical
Battery1 x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 2280 mAh
Dimensions (W x H x D)5 x 3.8 x 2.5" / 126.9 x 95.6 x 63 mm
Weight1.48 lb / 673 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.495 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.75 x 6.2 x 5.7"

Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens Specs

Physical
Focal Length100 to 400mm
Maximum Aperturef/4.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/32 to 40
Lens MountSony E
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View24° to 6° 10'
Minimum Focus Distance3.22' / 0.98 m
Maximum Magnification0.12 to 0.35x
Optical Design22 Elements in 16 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable and Rotating
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.7 x 8.07" / 93.9 x 205 mm
Weight49.21 oz / 1395 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.72 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12 x 5.6 x 5.5"

Sony VG-C3EM Vertical Grip Specs

Physical
Dimensions5.0 x 4.2 x 2.4" / 126.9 x 107.9 x 61.8 mm
Weight9.6 oz / 272 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.075 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.4 x 5 x 3.7"

Sony NPA-MQZ1K Multi Battery Adapter Kit Specs

Physical
Dimensions4.88 x 2.75 x 2.68" / 123.4 x 67.8 x 66.2 mm
Weight14.2 oz / 400 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.525 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.5 x 5.85 x 5.4"
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