α9 II

Inspired by Professional Passion

The overwhelming speed performance of the α9, which changed the game in sports and news photography, is now reborn with additional enhancements that boost professional workflow productivity.

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α9 II full-frame camera with pro capability

ILCE-9M2

Picture of α9 II full-frame camera with pro capability

S$ 6,299.00

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Built for speed, reliability and productivity

The α9 II offers advances that answer the demands of professional workflows, including sophisticated operability and network connectivity for enhanced support in the field, rugged go-anywhere reliability and unrivalled speed.

a9 II Photo Gallery

α9 II Photo Gallery

Polished speed performance

Polished speed performance

Advanced autofocus

Advanced autofocus

High image quality

High image quality

Advanced workflow support

Advanced workflow support

Versatility and reliability

Versatility and reliability

Built for speed

Acquire previously elusive moments that make history

High-speed continuous shooting at up to 20fps

High-speed continuous shooting at up to 20fps

Groundbreaking full-frame Exmor RSTM CMOS sensor and BIONZ XTM processor team up for 20fps continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking. Stunning high-speed performance and ample buffer let you capture the decisive moment.

Blackout-free Shooting

Blackout-free Shooting

Electronic shutter eliminates blackout typical of SLR mirror cameras. Subject is visible during shutter release, with 60fps live-view and minimal display lag in continuous shooting.
(A) Blackout-free Shooting  (B) Shooting with blackouts

AF/AE calculations up to 60 times/sec.

AF/AE calculations up to 60 times/sec.

Light reaches the image sensor without mechanical interruption. Mirrorless construction and speed-enhancing technologies provide AF/AE at the full-frame focal plane.
(1) AF/AE calculations  (2) 60 times/sec  (3) 20 frames/sec

Electronic shutter speeds up to 1/32000 sec.

Electronic shutter speeds up to 1/32000 sec.

Electronic shutter speeds up to 1/32000 sec. 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, shot with α9)

No distracting sounds

No distracting sounds

An anti-distortion electronic shutter allows the scene to be captured silently, with no risk of mechanical mirror or shutter sounds disrupting the tension at a sports event, for example.

Anti-flicker shooting

Anti-flicker shooting

Flicker from fluorescent and other artificial lighting is detected, and shutter operation is timed to suppress exposure and colour anomalies (at high shutter speeds) and inconsistency between continuous shots.
Anti-flicker [1] ON [2] OFF

10fps with mechanical shutter

10fps with mechanical shutter

The mechanical shutter now allows continuous shooting at up to 10fps, and can also be used with a flash. You can deploy high-speed continuous shooting for scenes as appropriate.

Note: This camera is equipped with electronic and mechanical shutters. The features described in this section are primarily related to electronic shutter operation unless otherwise specified.

Full-frame stacked integral-memory CMOS sensor

Full-frame stacked integral-memory CMOS sensor

The 24.2-megapixel full-frame high-speed stacked image sensor stores data in integral memory for lightning-fast readout. The CMOS sensor and enhanced BIONZ X image-processing engine together bring 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

Outstanding AF performance

4D FOCUS: Wide AF

4D FOCUS: Wide AF

With 693 phase-detection and 425 contrast-detection AF points, the sensor provides wide and high-density AF covering 93% of the image.

4D FOCUS: Fast AF

4D FOCUS: Fast AF

Thanks to responsive enhanced Fast Hybrid AF, the α9 II delivers swift AF even under dim lighting conditions, with a remarkable ability to capture a subject.

4D FOCUS: Steadfast Tracking

4D FOCUS: Steadfast Tracking

Uninterrupted AF and an optimised AF algorithm dramatically enhance AF accuracy and tracking. Even during shutter release, constant AF activation allows continuous tracking of subject motion.

4D FOCUS link

See more about 4D FOCUS

Speed meets artificial intelligence

Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF are both designed for fast, precise and intelligent tracking of your subject, using AI-based algorithms and processing an enormous amount of data in real time.

AI-based Real-time Tracking

AI-based Real-time Tracking

After the subject is specified, precise focus is maintained while the shutter button is half-pressed. Position changes are accurately tracked, providing framing flexibility as you concentrate on getting the best shot.

Underlying technology

Underlying technology

The AI recognition algorithm efficiently processes colour, pattern, distance, face and eye data from the image sensor for high accuracy.
(1) Face [AI]  (2) Eye [AI]  (3) Colour  (4) Pattern  (5) Distance  (6) Real-time Processing

Instant focusing on one eye

Instant focusing on one eye

Even when another object passes in front, Real-time Eye AF can maintain focus on one of the subject's eyes when the shutter is half-pressed, or by pressing AF-ON or a custom button. 

Right/left eye selection to meet your need

Right/left eye selection to meet your need

You can even select a specific eye — left or right — before or during shooting via custom button. Eye selection allows you to focus on composition, lighting, and other details.

Eye AF for Animals

Eye AF for Animals

Fast, precise automatic detection and tracking with animal and human eye tracking greatly increases the success rate in capturing images of animals in the wild or pets at home.

More AF features for assured shooting

Reliable even in low light

Reliable even in low light

Advanced AF algorithms contribute to AF precision at light levels as low as EV-3. ‘Focus Priority in Aperture Drive’ option is for more accurate focusing in dim lighting and when the aperture is stopped down.

Improved focus frame usability

Improved focus frame usability

Even with the shutter button half-pressed, the focus area can now be moved with the multi-selector to any location. Conveniently, the focus frame colour can be set to red or white to suit the scene.

Outstanding image quality

Highly advanced stacked CMOS sensor

Highly advanced stacked CMOS sensor

Approx. 24.2 effective megapixels, high sensitivity, back-illuminated configuration, gapless on-chip lens architecture, and other Sony innovations deliver stunning images in a wide range of photographic situations.

The latest image processing system

The latest image processing system

The latest BIONZ X image processing engine works in tandem with the front-end LSI to maximise high-resolution sensor performance.

Superb image quality

Superb image quality

High-sensitivity performance up to ISO 51200 and algorithm advances realise smooth expression including natural skin colours and smooth gradations in regions like sky. 14-bit RAW output is available. 

3.68 million dot Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder™

3.68 million dot Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder™

The 3.68 million-dot viewfinder (EVF) shows a detailed image. 120fps finder frame rate setting provides a smooth viewfinder image with minimal motion blur. Fluorine coating on the outer lens repels dirt and makes it easier to clean.

In-body 5-axis image stabilisation

In-body 5-axis optical image stabilisation

In-body 5-axis optical image stabilisation gives a 5.5-step shutter speed advantage. Live-view monitor image stabilisation allows easy image composition even with fast-moving subjects.
(1) Yaw (2) Pitch (3) Roll

Blur reducing structure

Blur reducing structure

Sony re-engineered the shutter unit assembly with dampened screws to absorb any shutter shock, and an enhanced image stabilisation algorithm effectively reduces image blur. Shutter sound has also been reduced.

Beautiful 4K movie recording

Beautiful 4K movie recording is realised. Full-pixel readout with no pixel binning makes it possible to condense approximately 2.4 times the amount of data required for 4K (the equivalent of the amount of data required for 6K) into 3840 x 2160 4K output. Versatile with Fast Hybrid AF performance, Eye AF functions, Touch Tracking, etc.

Beautiful 4K movie recording

A wide variety of movie functions

Real-time Eye AF now for movie shooting

Real-time Eye AF now for movie shooting

Real-time Eye AF newly supports movie shooting by detecting the subject’s eyes and continuing to track one eye. As the α9 II keeps that eye in precise focus, you can concentrate on composition.

Touch Tracking for persistent focus on your subject

Touch Tracking for persistent focus on your subject

When shooting movies on the α9 II, a subject touched on the LCD monitor is automatically focused and followed with Touch Tracking. If a human eye is spotted, Real-time Eye AF activates and tracks it too.

Compatible with multi-functional new mic

Compatible with multi-functional new mic

The Multi Interface Shoe (MI Shoe) is enhanced with a Digital audio interface. Use the new ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone to record high-quality sound with minimised deterioration.

Pro workflow support

High-speed data transfer with 1000BASE-T available

High-speed data transfer with 1000BASE-T available

Smooth, reliable high-speed data transfer of large image files to a designated FTP server is now available via LAN terminal supporting 1000BASE-T. FTPS (File Transfer Protocol over SSL/TLS) guarantees high security.

Support for background FTP data transfers

Support for background FTP data transfers

To meet pro needs for prompt delivery, the α9 II supports FTP data transfers in the background during and after shooting for JPEG and RAW file delivery. Up to nine FTP servers can be assigned in advance.

Add Voice Memos to your images

Add voice memos to your images

The new Voice Memo function lets you record audio descriptions of content or shooting conditions up to 60 sec. long, attached to images as .wav files. IPTC and camera serial number information can also be embedded in image files.

Remote operation with Remote Camera Tool

Remote operation with Remote Camera Tool

Remote operation is available with the Remote Camera Tool desktop application, convenient when photographer access is restricted, such as shooting a birds-eye view from the roof of a sports arena.

5GHz Wi-Fi provided

5GHz Wi-Fi® provided

As well as 2.4GHz-band, high-speed transfer is now possible via 5GHz-band Wi-Fi® (wireless LAN IEEE 802.11ac). Wireless PC remote shooting is now also possible, freeing your shooting styles from the constraints of cables.

Even faster PC remote shooting with wired connection via USB

Even faster PC remote shooting with wired connection via USB

The newly-adopted USB Type-CTM connection and enhancements to the PC remote shooting algorithm deliver significant improvements in transfer rate. You can transfer large uncompressed RAW images smoothly without workflow interruption.

Built for professionals

  • Front
  • Back
Easy operation in vertical orientation

Easy operation in vertical orientation

The new VG-C4EM provides controls with optimised location, size, shape and material similar to those on the camera body to simulate the operational "feel" when the camera is held vertically.

Extend shooting to professional length

Extend shooting to professional length

The α9 II uses a high-capacity NP-FZ100 battery. Alternatively, two of these can be used in the optional VG-C4EM Vertical Grip for longer shooting durations and worry-free shooting in the field.

Dual media slots, both supporting UHS-II

Dual media slots, both supporting UHS-II

Both media slots are compatible with UHS-I and UHS-II for fast data writing. The α9 II can simultaneously or relay record, separate RAW/JPEG data and stills/movies, and copy data between cards.

Save/Load Settings

Save/Load Settings

The new Save/Load Settings function saves and loads camera settings to and from SD memory card for convenient sharing with other α9 II cameras. Under “FTP Transfer Func.” is the “Save/Load FTP Settings” function, which saves and loads the FTP related settings.

Efficient image selection

Efficient image selection

Apply star ratings and image protection via the review playback display right on the spot. You can now also review large photo collections in 10 or 100 frame jumps, and group-review continuous burst shots.

Improved menu interface

Improved menu interface

Illustration of custom key settings on the menu screen makes it easier to understand usage. In addition, you can switch between menu tabs using the front dial or Fn button with one hand.

Imaging Edge

Imaging Edge™ Remote, Viewer, and Edit desktop apps

Elevate your photography with Imaging Edge desktop applications. Use ‘Remote’ to control and monitor shooting live on your PC screen; ‘Viewer’ to quickly preview, rate, and select photos from large image libraries; and ‘Edit’ to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery.

Capture One (for Sony)

Capture One (for Sony)

Capture One Express (for Sony) is free award-winning editing software that provides RAW development, easy management and powerful editing tools. Capture One Pro (for Sony) can be bought for even more editing tools and tethered shooting capability.

α9 Brochure

Brochure

α9 α9 II Setup Quick Guide

α9 α9 II AF Setup Quick Guide

Specifications & Features
Operability, reliability and connectivity are refined to support professional needs, including, in addition to its reliable AF, up to 20fps blackout-free continuous shooting, silent shooting capabilities, and vibration-free Anti-distortion shutter.
  • 24.2-megapixel 35 mm full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory

  • BIONZ X™ processing engine

  • 20fps continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking

  • Wide AF coverage with 693-point phase-detection and 425-point contrast detection AF points

  • 1000BASE-T LAN terminal, 5GHz Wi-Fi® support for fast data transfer

Lens Compatibility
Sony E-mount lenses
Sensor Type
35mm full frame (35.6×23.8mm), Exmor RS CMOS sensor
Number Of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 24.2 megapixels
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
[Still images] Mechanical Shutter: ISO 100-51200 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 204800 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Electronic Shutter: ISO 100-25600 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), [Movies] ISO 100-51200 equivalent (ISO numbers up to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.),AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Battery Life (Still Images)
Approx. 500 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 690 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Viewfinder Type
1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color), Quad-VGA OLED
Monitor Type
7.5cm (3.0-type) type TFT
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