The second generation of speed, the Sony Alpha a9 II takes the impressive feature-set of its predecessor and adds enhanced connectivity, a refined body design, and even quicker performance. Utilizing the proven 24.2MP full-frame Exmor RS BSI stacked CMOS sensor and an updated BIONZ X processor, the a9 II sports especially quick and responsive capabilities. Up to 20 fps shooting is possible with a silent electronic shutter or up to 10 fps with a mechanical shutter is supported, along with a wide sensitivity range that reaches up to an expanded ISO 204800. The sensor's design also incorporates a 693-point phase-detection autofocus system, which offers intelligent subject tracking and Real-time Eye AF to ensure critical focus on moving subjects. The BIONZ X also performs up to 60 AF/AE functions per second to go along with the 20 fps shooting for reliable results in quickly changing situations. In addition to stills, UHD 4K video recording is supported at up to 30 fps and Quick and Slow Motion recording is also available. Additionally, 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE sensor-shift image stabilization is available, too, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake by up to 5.5 stops.
Does the a9II's 20fps Burst Speed slow down if ...
Does the a9II's 20fps Burst Speed slow down if shooting at uncompressed RAW like the original a9 does?
Asked by: Dustin
Hi Dustin, The shooting speed during continuous shooting becomes slower when [RAW File Type] is set to [Uncompressed] on the Sony α9II.
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2020-01-16
Does anyone have an issue with the new grip ...
Does anyone have an issue with the new grip pressing/irritating the top fingers especially when using longer lenses?
Asked by: Derek
So far the universal response to this (and the a7R MKIV's) new and enhanced grip has been entirely positive. As you can see from the side view, it's smaller on top so that part of it is still similar to that of its predecessor. Have you experienced any issues with the new grip?
Answered by: Yoni
Date published: 2019-12-24
I see there is an special dial for af, will ...
I see there is an special dial for af, will anyway be the option to define a custom key to change quickly from af-c to af-s if hold? or the only way to do this is by moving the dial?
Asked by: Ezequiel Jose
You can set almost any button the camera as a custom key, including the 3 custom keys, so yes.
Answered by: Cliff
Date published: 2020-07-17
Ok I have the Sony A7iii and love it, as I do ...
Ok I have the Sony A7iii and love it, as I do bird photography and Video using my DJI RSC2. But I need the faster focus tracking like the A9 , but I will have to sell my A7iii to get the A9 from you. But the A9 does not have picture profiles . Will the A9 still do good video using standard video profile?
Asked by: Jerry
Though the A9 does not have picture profiles, the standard video profile is more than fine and can even still be adjusted slightly if you need to make minor adjustments in post. But overall, the A9 would be a much better suited camera when it comes to speed and tracking for bird photography and videography.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-03-04
How will be this camera for video? I know it will ...
How will be this camera for video? I know it will obviously not be bad, but with an alpha 7iii it’s possible to get pretty sharp images already and I am wondering if this would be possible with this one. I really need that versatility in a camera.
Asked by: Allan
The Sony Alpha a9 II Mirrorless Digital Camera would be a great option for video recording usage needs.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2020-01-04
Which camera would be more versatile for wildlife ...
Which camera would be more versatile for wildlife photography, the Sony A9II or the Sony A 7R IV ?
Asked by: bill
Silent shooting with the stacked sensor is also a large plus with the A9 II. While the A7RIV can also shoot silently the image can look like jello if it is moving quickly. This can be a big plus if close to wildlife. It is also good because people don't know exactly when you are taking pictures and when you are not. The biggest plus of the A7RIV is how much you can crop and keep good resolution. Files for the A7RIV will take a lot of processing power (need a powerful laptop and desktop to edit) and hard drive space (you'll likely need a few extra hard drives), but the level of detail is absolutely amazing. The focus is better on the A9ii according to reviews while you will potentially miss some shots on the A7RIV that the A9ii will deliver.
Answered by: Jonathan
Date published: 2021-05-18
Does it offer Picture Profiles in camera? Or ...
Does it offer Picture Profiles in camera? Or customization of detail and contrast levels?
Asked by: Greg
At this time, full specifications have not yet been released. Stay tuned for updates as they become available.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-10-03
Is the current $1000.00 difference in price ...
Is the current $1000.00 difference in price between the A9 and A9II justified. In other words, is there really that much difference between the two bodies to justify the extra grand?
Asked by: bill
also note that the original a9 was similarly priced when it was released. I bought 2of them and I'll be ordering at least 1 a9ii today.