What only 9 can do
This mechanism-free camera can deliver a-class-above performance conventional mechanical SLRs have only sought. For example, this system realizes a totally blackout-free viewfinder while conventional systems can only try to reduce blackout time. A high-speed, vibration-free, silent Anti-Distortion shutter vastly extends the range of shooting situations while a mechanical system can only aim for lower vibration and quieter shutter release sound. 9 provides continuous tracking of moving subjects for foolproof AF/AE while traditional SLRs can only challenge such AF/AE performance improvements. Moreover, 9 allows its viewfinder to show not only images of the subject - available on conventional systems - but also the final image of a shot. Now, thanks to a new image sensor that superbly manages all these roles, you can surpass all expectation with 9.
Driving force for full-electronic revolution
Innovative full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory
9 liberates you from the limits of conventional SLRs that rely on mechanical systems. First2 to use high-speed stacked design, its 24.2-megapixel3 full-frame image sensor temporarily stores large-volume data in the integral memory for overall 20 times faster readout speed4. The combination of CMOS sensor and enhanced BIONZ X image-processing engine brings you true digital freedom. [ Stacked back-illuminated structure with integral memory ] (1) Pixel area (2) Integral memory (3) Hi-speed signal processing circuit (4) Image processing engine Capture the previously uncatchable
Capture the previously uncatchable
High-speed continuous shooting at up to 20fps
Groundbreaking full-frame Exmor RS CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor team up for 20fps continuous shooting5 with AF/AE tracking. Stunning high-speed performance and ample buffer let you capture the decisive moment. Blackout-free shooting Blackout-free shooting6
Non-mechanical electronic shutter eliminates blackout with typical SLR mirror action. An uninterrupted view of the subject is available even during shutter release, with 60fps live-view capability and minimal display lag in continuous shooting. (A) Blackout-free shooting (B) Shooting with blackout
Track the action with an uninterrupted view AF/AE calculations up to 60 times/sec.7
Light directly reaches the image sensor without mechanical interruption. An ingenious fusion of mirrorless construction and new speed-enhancing technologies provides AF/AE at the full-frame focal plane.
(1) AF/AE calculations (2) 60times/sec (3) 20 frames/sec Electronic shutter speeds up to 1/32000 sec.
Electronic shutter speeds up to 1/32000 sec.8 Electronic shutter speeds up to 1/32000 sec.8 far surpass mechanical shutters for a new imaging expression. You can also maintain shallow depth of field without an ND filter, even under bright conditions.
(A mode 1/20000 sec. F8.0 ISO 1000)
Silence expands photographic potential No noise distraction
An anti-distortion9 electronic shutter allows silent shooting10 without mechanical mirror and shutter noise. It's ideal for sports and subjects that demand quiet operation, greatly expanding camera versatility