One of the impressive features of Sony a9 is its continuous shooting speed of 20fps. Sony and photographer Amar Ramesh decided to demonstrate the cameras continuous shooting performance in quite a creative way, so they created a video. The video that was made entirely out of stitched photos shot with the a9’s burst mode. Since 20fps is quite near the standard 24fps of video shooting, the result is really impressive.
We’ve already seen some of Sony a9’s impressive features in action. We’ve showed you how it focuses and shoots at 20 fps, and now there’s a video that shows its capability of eye-tracking autofocus. It’s pretty accurate and fast, and you can see it work on a person who moves, blinks, turns his head and more. Take a look.
I’ve been a photographer that has specialized in sports for some 30 years, which means, by default, that I have been a Canon (19 yrs) and Nikon (twice in 9 yrs) shooter for that time. When I first got the Sony A6000 in my hands and found the same “live wire” feel of the 1D and D3-4 series cameras, I knew Sony was really on to something when they could pack 11 fps into a pack of cigarettes.
Continuing the 11 fps tradition of the A6000, the A6300 brought us a better sensor that was good in low light and other refinements. The advent of the A6500 brought on a big buffer (“front end LSI”) and In Body Image Stabilization (IBIS), but Sony still lacked a full-frame A7 platform solution for shooting fast action.
Well, it was expected that Sony would be announcing something either at or in the run up to NAB, and now we know what it is. No, they haven’t confirmed that their truck was stolen, but they have announced a new camera. That camera is the new Sony Alpha A9; a 24MP mirrorless beast of a sports shooter.
It features a Blackout-free 20fps continuous burst mode, 693 AF points with 93% coverage and a 1280×960 QVGA resolution EVF running at 120fps. And that shutter is completely silent and vibration free, making it ideal for wildlife photography, too.