The very idea was anathema to Betaphiles around the world.
It's a 24MP, full-frame mirrorless camera that can shoot at 20 frames per second with full autofocus.
And, just as importantly, with very low viewfinder lag and absolutely no blackout during continuous shooting. That's right, a mirrorless camera targeted at wedding, action and sports photographers - a strike at the DSLR's area of greatest strength. It's true that Olympus has pushed in this direction with its E-M1 Mark II, but Sony is promising both super-fast readout and full-frame image quality, backed up with an expansion of its Pro Support scheme that will be needed to break into the pro market.
This is ambitious stuff. Of particular note for wedding and event photographers are the a9's speed and silent shooting, both of which are certain to have a positive impact on capturing just the right moment without any interruption from the clacking of a conventional shutter.
All this capability stems from a stacked CMOS image sensor, which includes processing circuitry nearer the pixels and features built-in memory to deliver all this data to the off-board processors at a rate they can cope with.
It's this structure that enables the camera to shoot at 20 frames per second and do so with an electronic shutter that's fast enough to minimize the rolling shutter effect.
Key specifications 20 fps continuous shooting with full AF electronic shutter, bit files Continuous shooting buffer of up to compressed Raw files JPEG 10 fps continuous shooting with AF with adapted lenses 5-stop estimated 5-axis image stabilization 3. This means that the light-sensitive section of each pixel is closer to the surface of the sensor which, in turn, means the sensor is better at collecting light near the corners, where the incident angle will be high.
It also generally means improved low light performance, and sharper pixel-level imagery. Sony's crammed the a9 with seriously speedy technology and is aiming it at true sports professionals.
Out-of-camera JPEG cropped to taste. Will all of this be enough to tempt professionals to switch? Let's dig in and find out.Sony's DRM Rootkit: The Real Story. This is my sixth column for iridis-photo-restoration.com It's a David and Goliath story of the tech blogs defeating a mega-corporation.
On Oct. 31, Mark Russinovich broke the story in his blog: Sony BMG Music Entertainment distributed a copy-protection scheme with music CDs that secretly installed a rootkit on computers.
This software tool is run without your knowledge or. 1. Do some research on the Sony PSN debacle. What are the new cost estimates for the incident?
How many customers have left Sony because of the incident?/5(1). The Sony Alpha 9 is the company's first camera aimed at professional wedding, action and sports photographers. It's a 24MP, full-frame mirrorless camera that . How many customers have left Sony because of the incident? Have there been any reports of fraudulent use of identities obtained from the hack?
Has Sony’s PlayStation Network being hacked again? Google has just published a support page to address the reported issue. The company assures pre-order customers that their units won't be affected, and the defect should be limited to.
This is because of my very limited experiences with digital sources in general. I actually have much more experience with digital LPs than CDs.