As mentioned before, the upcoming Sony a9 II camera will be officially announced in middle or late October. According to Professional Swedish Sports photographer Daniel Malmberg, the release date for the Alpha a9 II will be before Euro 2020 and Olympics 2020 next year.
The company currently has one new camera code registered in the name of “WW942051” registered. According to the details this camera code has the same 5.8GHz Wi-Fi as Sony a7R IV, so this refers to another high-end model such as the Sony a7S III or the Sony a9 II.
See what Daniel Malmberg said:
Sony also informed a bit about their plans for professional sports photographers.
One thing that i really like is that they will be present at more of the big sports events with loaner equipment and service.
This includes both the Euro 2020 and the Olympics in Tokyo.
Even though i don’t know about any specifik details.
I also received “indirect” information, from a discussion between a Sony representative and one attendee, about the fact that there will be a new Sony camera aimed for sports photographers on the market before the Olympics next year. It was not said in “straight out word”.
But it was really clear “between the words”. (Anything else would honestly be a big surprise).
(I will not involve myself in any kind off speculation about this, at all. Period).
Considering the fact that Sony representatives asked me for feedback on what to improve. Several times.
I like to believe that it will truly will be improved over the great A9.
Sony is rumored to announce a new high-end full frame E-mount mirrorless camera soon. Official announcement is expected to happen ahead of IBC 2019 by the end of September or early October.Check out the previous articles :
- Sony a9 Mark II (Rumored to be announced in the second half of 2019)
- Sony a7S III (Rumored to be announced in late 2019 to early 2020. 4K@60p, 10bit 4:2:2, HDR Video, Staked Sensor)
The 36MP sensor is a FAST sensor with chip-on AF, perfect for sporting at high continuous shooting speeds. So the company will most likely use it on the Sony A9 II.
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