April 21, 2017
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The new Sony A9 is the point of no return and the real first DSLR Killer!

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The image above shows the Canon 1DxII vs Sony A9 vs Nikon D5 (via CameraSize). To put this into perspective the Sony A9…

  1. costs less than the two competitors,
  2. weights less than half,
  3. it’s obviously a lot smaller and more portable,
  4. shoots at way faster FPS,
  5. has a lot more Phase detection points 693(!) distributed over all the frame (1DXII has 61 points and D5 153 points),
  6. on sensor stabilization,
  7. no EVF blackouts
  8. silent shutter
  9. and superior video compared to the Nikon (Canon still offers 4K 60fps)

Of course we have to see some real tests to see if those incredible specs translate well into the real world. The new Sony A9 might not be a perfect camera and we can discuss for days about the good and the (very few) not so good aspects of the camera. But one thing is damn sure:
The A9 will go into history as the first PROFESSIONAL Mirrorless System Camera. And by that I mean this is the first camera that will challenge Canon and Nikon High End Cameras like the Canon 1DxII and Nikon D5.
This is the first mirrorless camera meant to be used in the very last market segment dominated by Canon and Nikon. From now on there is no turning back and this paths leads to Mirrorless taking over DSLR in a few years time.

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Preorders:
Sony A9 at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.
Sony 100-400mm GM at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.
Sony A9 battery grip at Adorama, Bhphoto, Amazon. Wex UK. Jessops.
Sony A9 Glass screen protector at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
NP-FZ100 battery for the A9 at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Jessops.
GP-EX1 grip at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Wex UK.
FDA-EP18 eye cup at Adorama, BHphoto.
MQZ1 multi battery charger at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Wex UK.
BCQZ1 Z-series Battery Charger at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.

 

Sony a9 Hands-on: A $4,500 Canon 1DX Killer!

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April 21, 2017
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You can already preorder the Sony A9 at Amazon US!

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You can already preorder the Sony A9 at Amazon US (Click here)!

You can also preorder the new 100-400mm FE GM lens at Amazon (Click here).

Also the A9 accessories are available for preorder now:
Sony A9 battery grip at Amazon.
Sony A9 Glass screen protector at Amazon.
NP-FZ100 battery for the A9 at Amazon.
GP-EX1 grip at Amazon.
MQZ1 multi battery charger at Amazon.
BCQZ1 Z-series Battery Charger at Amazon.

UPDATE: Also in Germany and UK you can preorder the camera:
Sony A9 at Calumet.de, Park UK, Jessops. Wex UK.
Sony 100-400mm at Calumet.de. Park UK, Jessops and Wex UK.
Sony A9 battery grip at Wex UK. Jessops.
GP-EX1 grip at  Wex UK.
MQZ1 multi battery charger at  Wex UK.

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April 21, 2017
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Sony news: Award winners, New Sigma Cine E-mount lenses, stolen NAB truck news and forecast revised upward!

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Quick catch up with some Sony related news:

  1. Sigma announed two new 135mm and 14mm Cine E-mount lenses.
  2. Sony announced the World Photography Award winners (More info at BBC).
  3. I got this update about the Stolen Sony Truck story. A source told me that inside the stolen truck there “was nothing major and the show will go off without a hitch.
  4. A good “financial” news from the forecast report (PDF here): “The forecast for consolidated operating income has been revised upward

The Sony A9 is already available for preorder in US, UK and Germany:
Sony A9 at AmazonCalumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK.
Sony 100-400mm GM at Amazon, Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK.
Sony A9 battery grip at Amazon. Wex UK.
Sony A9 Glass screen protector at Amazon.
NP-FZ100 battery for the A9 at Amazon.
GP-EX1 grip at Amazon. Wex UK.
FDA-EP18 eye cup at BHphoto.
MQZ1 multi battery charger at Amazon. Wex UK.
BCQZ1 Z-series Battery Charger at Amazon.

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April 21, 2017
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Check out this Canon 1DXII versus Sony A9 autofocus comparison video

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This is interesting: The video above is from the Spanish site Photolari. It shows a video shown by Sony in London. Just skip on minute 3.35 and you will see a comparison between a “Flagship DSLR” and the Sony A9 . Spoiler: We know this is the Canon 1DxII but Sony of course can’t say this :)

More Sony A9 news and tests:
9 Things You Need to Know About Sony’s New A9 (Digitalrev).
Sony Alpha A9 Hands-On Preview (ePhotozine).
Sony A9 Initial Hands On and Impressions (Dan Watson video).
The 10 Main Differences Between the Sony A9 and A7r mark II (MirrorlessComparison).
Which Sony A9 Feature Will Make Pros Switch? (Photoshelter).
Sony A9 Hands-on Review (Photographyblog).

Join our new Sony A9 Facebook group!

Preorders:
Sony A9 at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK.
Sony 100-400mm GM at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK.
Sony A9 battery grip at Adorama, Bhphoto, Amazon. Wex UK.
Sony A9 Glass screen protector at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
NP-FZ100 battery for the A9 at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
GP-EX1 grip at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Wex UK.
FDA-EP18 eye cup at Adorama, BHphoto.
MQZ1 multi battery charger at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Wex UK.
BCQZ1 Z-series Battery Charger at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.

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April 21, 2017
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SAR exclusive: You have a chance to win $2,000 on your Sony A9 preorder at BHphoto!

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In a few hours at 10am New York Time you will be able to preorder the A9 at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama. Calumet.de.

Win $2,000 on your A9 preorder! US readers preordering the A9 at BHphoto using our links (and our affiliated links only!) have a chance to win $2,000 on an AMEX card. The AMEX card is a credit card preloaded with $2000 and works anywhere AMEX is accepted. The winner can only be a USA resident and will be randomly selected by us by end of May.

Join our new Sony A9 Facebook group!

Preorders:
Sony A9 at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK.
Sony 100-400mm GM at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK.
Sony A9 battery grip at Adorama, Bhphoto, Amazon. Wex UK.
Sony A9 Glass screen protector at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
NP-FZ100 battery for the A9 at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
GP-EX1 grip at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Wex UK.
FDA-EP18 eye cup at Adorama, BHphoto.
MQZ1 multi battery charger at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Wex UK.
BCQZ1 Z-series Battery Charger at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.

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