Our Sony A9 vs Canon 1D X II comparison article is ready and you can check the details of these fast cameras with full-frame image sensors.
Sony has updated the a7 series with a new sensor, faster burst-shooting capability, blackout-free electronic viewfinder, dual card slots, and other enhancements. This makes the Sony A9 an ideal camera for sports, wildlife, action, and even news photography.
Sony has jumped into the PRO Camera market to beat Canon and Nikon. The price of Sony Alpha a9 is $1,500 less than the 1D X Mark II. The A9 costs $4500 while the 1D X II is currently seeling for $5,999.
If you’re looking to upgrade to a professional camera with full frame sensor, the Sony A9 vs Canon 1D X II comparison covers all the important specifications of each camera.
Differences Between the Sony A9 vs Canon 1D X II Cameras
Let’s have a brief look at the main features of Sony A9 vs Canon 1D X II. So what may be the main differences when consider their specs list? Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc..
|Feature||Sony A9||Canon 1D X Mark II|
|Effective Pixels (megapixels)||24 Million||20.2 Million|
|Sensor Type / Size||CMOS, 36 x 24 mm||CMOS, 36 x 24 mm|
|Sensor Pixel Size||~5.93 microns||~6.5 microns|
|Image Size||6000 x 4000||5472 x 3648|
|Image Processor||BIONZ X||Dual DIGIC 6+|
|Image Stabilization||5-Axis sensor shift||No|
|Viewfinder Type||EVF / LCD||Pentaprism|
|Storage Media||Slot1:SD UHS-II; 2:MS/SD UHS-I||1x CF + 1x Cfast 2.0|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||20 fps with AF/AE||14 fps (16 mirror-up)|
|Buffer Size (RAW)||241 images||170 (Cfast 2.0)|
|Buffer Size (JPEG)||362 images||Unlimited|
|Max Shutter Speed||30 – 1/32000||1/8000 to 30 sec|
|Base ISO||ISO 100||ISO 100|
|Native ISO Sensitivity||ISO 100-51,200||100-51200|
|Boosted ISO Sensitivity||ISO 50 – 204800||ISO 50, ISO 409,600 (power 12, H3)|
|Autofocus System||Fast Hybrid AF: Wide (693 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF)||61-point, 41 cross-type AF system|
|Video Output||XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4||MOV, MPEG-4 / H.264|
|Video Maximum Resolution||4K (3840 x 2160) at 30p; full HD up to 120 fps; full sensor readout.||4K (4096 x 2160) at 60p; full HD at 120p; 1.3x crop during 4K|
|LCD Size||3.0″ Articulating LCD||3.2″ Rear LCD|
|LCD Resolution||1,440,000 dots (360,000 px)||1,620,000 dots|
|Wi-Fi / NFC||Wifi, NFC, Bluetooth||not built-in / WFT-E8A, IEEE 802.11ac/n/a/g/b, 2.4GHz/5GHz|
|Battery Life||650 shots, 105 minutes video footage||1210~1020 viewfinder, 260~240 live-view CIPA|
|Weight||23.7 oz (673 g)
|1,530g (With Battery + Media)|
|Dimensions||5.0 x 3.8 x 2.5 in.
(127 x 96 x 63 mm)
|158 x 167.6 x 82.6mm|
|MSRP Price||$4,500.00 (as introduced)||$5,999.99 (as introduced)|
The Alpha a9 offers 20 fps blackout-free burst shooting with uninterrupted viewing and AF/AE tracking. A larger buffer allows up to 241 compressed RAW images or 362 JPEG images to be captured in one continuous burst. Additionally, 693 phase detection AF points covering 93% of the frame track even the most erratic and fastest-moving subjects across the frame.
The Sony A9 is a lot cheaper so you could spend that money on a bunch of good lenses. It’s also smaller and lighter, which is so much important in action, sports shooting scenes.
Size Comparison of Sony A9 vs Canon 1D X II
CameraSize has already add Sony Alpha a9 to their database. So let’s see the size comparison of Sony A9 vs Canon 1D X II cameras.
- Sony Alpha A9 is 20% (31.1 mm) narrower and 43% (72 mm) shorter than Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.
- Sony Alpha A9 is 24% (19.6 mm) thinner than Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.
- Sony Alpha A9 [673 g] weights 56% (857 grams) less than Canon EOS-1D X Mark II [1530 g]