Sony A9 for Weddings
London Wedding Photographer to switch from Canon to Sony
Sony dropped a massive announcement yesterday about their new flagship camera Sony A9 Mirrorless. Looks like this thing is a beast.
I’ll provide a full feature list below but here are some of the key features I’m excited about considering of Sony a9 for weddings:
- The Weight – right now I shoot with a Canon 5D mk III which weighs 950g (body only inc. battery) so having a A9 which weighs only 673g will be great for those long weddings. You think 277g is nothing? Carry it all day and you will see.
- AF Coverage – 93% of the viewfinder will be covered with AF points, that’s significantly more than any Canon camera. 693 focus points – that’s a lot!
- Video – I’m not really worried about video – we work close with The Director’s Cut and they use high end cameras, etc. Not making any videos apart my youtube channel – but who knows what’s coming.
- Longer Battery Life – Sony battery is notoriously awful, seeing this improvement will be awesome.
- Totally Silent – yeah this is awesome. It would be cool to have a completely silent camera for those moments.
- 5 Stops of Image Stabilization – can you believe it?
- Less Noise – the newly developed image-processing algorithm, you can capture high-quality images with less noise all across the sensitivity range.
- Super Low Light Focus – this is the feature I’m waiting for – if it will be true, I’m convinced to make a switch. Non of the Sony a7 series hasn’t beat my 5D in low light conditions.
- Dual Card Slots – yeah, bring it on.
- Touch Screen – fantastic, with 1440k dots – that should help with checking focus quickly without zooming into the photo, and it tilts.
- Fast Focus – weddings have a lot of fast action where focus speeds matter. Hopefully the A9 won’t disappoint in this area, like both a7r II and a7 S II
Price: £4,499 (Body Only)
Lens Mount: Sony E
Camera Format: Full-Frame (1.0x Crop Factor)
Pixels Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
Max Resolution 6000 x 4000
Autofocus Points: 693 Phase Detection (93% coverage)
ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 100-51,200 (Extended: 50-2,048,000)
Speed: 30 – 1/32,000 Second, Bulb Mode
Metering Range: EV -3.0 – EV 20 (ISO 100)
Dimensions (WxHxD): 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.5″
Weight: 1.48 lb / 673 g with battery and memory card
Continuous Shooting: up to 20 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 241 frames in raw format
Battery: 1 x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 V, 2280 mAh battery
Sensor Size and Type: 36 x 24 mm CMOS
Memory Card Type: Dual SD Card Slots
Wi-Fi Capable: Yes (Built-in)
3.0″ 1.44m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD Monitor
4K UHD Video Recording at 24/30 fps
1000 Base-T Gigabit Wired LAN Support
IBIS Image Stabilization: YES
I’m not really excited about 20fps – as a london wedding photographer I don’t think I would use it at any wedding and I don’t shoot much of fast moving objects. The continuous AF/AE tracking will be great.
Sony A9 looks awesome on the paper – looks like this is what myself and lot’s of photographers are waiting for. Will I make a switch and use Sony A9 for Weddings?
We are Karolina & Zibi
We are husband and wife team who loves to travel and telling stories thru images. We love drinking coffee, eat great food (always trying different diets lol) and drinking red wine. We are members of English Heritage and National Trust and try to visit all their estates. We love photography, becouse we love people. Welcome friend… we are so glad you are here.