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Sony α9 Announced; Is this the Canon 1D X Mark II and Nikon D5 killer?

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Sony yesterday launched the all new range a series professional mirror-less camera, the Sony A9, for basically intended for wildlife and sports photography. However, it doesn’t mean it will not serve your general photography needs like events, lifestyle, and vlogs.

The new Sony a9 comes with 24.2 megapixels, high-speed, blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 20fps. It has a 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second 10, a maximum shutter speed of up to 1/32,000 second and scattered 693 AF points.

The camera is priced at $4,500 and will begin shipping in May. The lens will be available for $2,500 and begin shipping in July. I personally think the camera is definitely going to threaten the existence of the 1Dx II and D5 from Nikon with the price tag it carries. Sony says it has also improved its battery which was the biggest drawback on Sony A7rii and they have also introduced joystick on the side of the screen for easy focus movement and selection.

Regarding its availability and price in Nepal, it’s yet to be confirmed. However, it surely will catch the attention of Nepali photographers who are just keen on using Canon’s or Nikon’s. I personally being a commercial photographer cannot just wait to get the hands of this camera .