Sony Alpha A9 Mark II Review

Overall Score

91

Main Features

  • 24 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3686k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 20 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 129 x 96 x 76 mm, 678g.
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  • Replaced: Alpha A9

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Sony Alpha A9 Mark II Overview


First introduced in October, 2019, Sony Alpha A9 Mark II is a 24 MP Mirrorless with a Full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Sony replaced the older Sony A9 with Alpha A9 Mark II. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony A9 II with Sony A9


Proc and Cons of Sony A9 II


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Alpha A9 Mark II with competitors in pro mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
NFC Connectivity
Tilting Screen
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
AF Face Detection
24MP High Resolution Sensor
1440k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
1/8000s Electronic Shutter Speed
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
3686k dot Viewfinder Resolution
2 Storage Slots
Flash Sync Port
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Bluetooth Connectivity
5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Touch Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
51200 Max Native ISO
20.0 fps Continuous Shooting
690 shots Long Battery Life
Manual Exposure Mode
UHS-II Memory Card Support
Headphone Port
Timelapse Recording
693 Focus Points
5 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Articulating Screen
Weight: 678g
Type Scores

Sony Alpha A9 Mark II has an Overall Score of 91/100 and ranked #14 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #15 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony A9 II Scores
Imaging score
80
Features score
94
Value for money score
93
Portability score
76
Overall score
91
Average Scores in Pro Mirrorless
Imaging Score
71
Features Score
78
Value For Money Score
82
Portability Score
74
Overall score
79

Physical Dimensions of Sony A9 II


Sony Alpha A9 Mark II weighs 678g and has external dimensions of 129 x 96 x 76mm (5.08 x 3.78 x 2.99"). Considering that the average weight of Pro Mirrorless cameras is 691g, Sony A9 II is 13 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sony A9 II is less by 8mm more than the average length in Pro Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Sony A9 II
678g
Average weight
691g
Min weight
465g
Max weight
1320g

Thickness Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Sony A9 II
76mm
Average Thickness
67mm
Min Thickness
37mm
Max Thickness
97mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Alpha A9 Mark II with the dimensions:

Sony Alpha A9 Mark II

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Alpha A9 Mark II Dimensions Alpha A9 Mark II
Sony Alpha A7R IV Sony A7R IV 665 g 678 g 129 x 96 x 78 mm 129 x 96 x 76 mm
Sony Alpha A9 Sony A9 673 g 678 g 127 x 96 x 63 mm 129 x 96 x 76 mm
Sony Alpha A7 III Sony A7 III 650 g 678 g 127 x 96 x 74 mm 129 x 96 x 76 mm
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Canon 1D X III 1440 g 678 g 158 x 168 x 83 mm 129 x 96 x 76 mm
Sony Alpha A7R III Sony A7R III 657 g 678 g 127 x 96 x 74 mm 129 x 96 x 76 mm
Nikon Z7 Nikon Z7 675 g 678 g 134 x 101 x 68 mm 129 x 96 x 76 mm
Nikon D850 Nikon D850 1015 g 678 g 146 x 124 x 79 mm 129 x 96 x 76 mm
Canon EOS R Canon R 660 g 678 g 136 x 98 x 84 mm 129 x 96 x 76 mm

Specifications of Sony Alpha A9 Mark II


General
Brand Sony
Model Alpha A9 Mark II
Announced October, 2019
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Sony E
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1
Number of Lenses 116
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 1440k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 3686
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.78
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 693
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 20.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction, Wireless, Hi-speed sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 24 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000
Max Native ISO 51200
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 204800
Min Boosted ISO 50
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 690 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FZ100
Physical
Weight 678 g
Physical Dimensions 129 x 96 x 76 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II compatible)
Storage Slots 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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