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The new Sony a9 full-frame mirrorless camera has been announced. It's a beast with the every intention of taking on the best cameras that Nikon & Canon have offer. The official release date is May 25th and it's listed at $4,499. Every body is talking about the continuous shooting. It offers 20 fps for up to 241 consecutive RAW images or 362 JPEG's. Plus it's said to AF up to 60 times per second. Wow.
Sony has their sights set straight on the professional photographer. Seems like especially the professional sports shooter.
Here are some other features and specs:
- 24 MP
- 693 phase detection AF points
- 4K video
- dual SD card slots
- max shutter speed 1/32,000
- hugely improved battery life over previous full-frame cameras