Sony introduced the a9 II ($4,498 Pre-Order Now), which adds a host of features for the working professional, along with a refined design largely borrowed from the a7R IV. Here’s what’s new on Sony a9 II camera.
The main improvements are on stills capabilities, the design and connectivity options. The new Sony a9 II provides silent continuous shooting up to 20 fps at full 24.2MP resolution (RAW+JPEG) with up to 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second without EVF or LCD blackout.
- Upgraded BIONZ X image processor – said to give improved AF/AR detection, image processing, face detection and accuracy.
- Upgraded dust and moisture resistant design – with stronger sealing provided at all body seams
- Latest image-processing algorithm – to reduce noise in the medium-to-high sensitivity range, whilst also improving resolution and image quality
- Improved Image Stabilization – 5.5stops
- Improved grip, with improved comfort, also compatible with Sony VG-C4EM vertical grip
- Improved button design and feel, with a bigger AF-ON button, refined joystick, exposure comp dial lock button, with a redesigned shape and position for rear dial
- Redesigned shutter mechanism to suppress movement that can cause image blur (still rated for 500,000 shutter cycles)
- USB Type-C connection
- Dual media slots now both support UHS-II
- Digital audio interface has been added to the camera’s multi-interface show (MI shoe) to support ECM-B1M shotgun mic, or XLR-K3M.
faster Ethernet connection and 5ghz Wifi modem.
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