Bringing the speed Sony mirrorless shooters have been waiting for, the Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera takes impressive multimedia capabilities and ups the processing capabilities for ultra-fast continuous shooting. Making use of a 24.2MP full-frame Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, the a9 is capable of shooting at up to 20 fps, recording UHD 4K video internally, and shooting with an expanded sensitivity range to ISO 204,800. Balancing the quickness of the processor is a well-matched 693-point phase-detection autofocus system that covers 93% of the image area for accurate and quick subject tracking in a variety of lighting conditions. Additionally, complementing both the imaging and focusing assets, the a9 also sports 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization to minimize the appearance of camera shake when shooting handheld.
Matching its professional imaging capabilities is a well-rounded physical construction that is fully weather-sealed for use in trying environmental conditions. For clear, uncompromised viewing, a quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder is featured with an impressive 3.686m-dot resolution and 120 fps refresh rate for clear, bright, and smooth eye-level viewing. Alternatively, a 3.0″ 1.44m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD is also available to benefit working from high and low angles. Dual SD memory card slots, a customizable menu system, and a variety of physical control dials further round out the camera’s intuitive design, and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enables wireless image sharing and remote camera control from linked mobile devices.
24.2MP Full-Frame Stacked CMOS Sensor
BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
693-Point AF System & 20 fps Shooting
Blackout-Free Quad-VGA 3.7m-Dot OLED EVF
Internal UHD 4K Video Recording
5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
3.0″ 1.44m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
ISO 204,800, Silent Electronic Shutter
The Software – What software should you use to shoot tethered with the Sony a9?
With the release of Capture One Pro 10.1, Sony a9 users can shoot tethered using Capture One Pro 10.1 and Capture One Pro 10.1 for Sony. To learn more about Capture One Pro for Sony Tethered Photography, read the article below.
The Gear – Starter and Pro Tethering Kits
Starter Tethering Kit
The Starter Tethering Kit from Tether Tools will help you seamlessly transition into a tethered workflow and provides the basics you need to get started.
The Starter Tethering Kit includes:
One (1) TetherPro USB 2.0 Micro-B 5-Pin Cable 15′ (4.6m)
One (1) JerkStopper Camera Support
One (1) JerkStopper USB Support
One (1) Tether Tools Cable Organization Case (Standard)
One (1) Package JerkStopper ProTab Cable Ties – Small (10pk)
Pro Tethering Kit
The Pro Tethering Kit is the ideal setup for a professional tethered photography workflow. Take your photography and professional image to the next level by enhancing productivity, improving efficiency, and increasing safety in your workstation.
Upgrade to the Pro Tethering Kit if you already own a Starter Tethering Kit or TetherPro Cable.
The Pro Tethering Kit Includes:
One (1) Tether Table Aero Master or Traveler
One (1) LAJO-4 ProBracket
One (1) Aero ProPad
One (1) Aero Cup Holder
One (1) Aero SecureStrap
One (1) Aero XDC
Three (3) Aero Clip-on Hooks
One (1) JerkStopper Clip-on Support
One (1) StrapMoore
One (1) Tether Table Aero Storage Case
To learn more about shooting tethered including how to create better images and work more efficiently while keeping your files safe and secure by incorporating an archival tethering system into your workflow download the Ultimate Tethering Guide – FREE from Tether Tools and the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP).
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