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Sony Alpha 9 III 24.6MP Full-frame Mirrorless Camera with Global Shutter

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  • 24.6MP Full-Frame Global Shutter Sensor
  • Up to 120 fps Cont. Shooting with AF/AE
  • Pre-Capture Function; Speed Boost Button
  • Flash Sync at up to 1/80,000 Sec
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    Overview

     

    Featuring the world’s first full-frame image sensor with a global shutter system, the Alpha 9 III is a game changer, capturing fast-moving subjects with absolutely no image distortion and preserving split-second moments in stunning detail. The α9 III features the world’s first full-frame stacked 24.6 MP CMOS image sensor with a global shutter system. Unlike a rolling shutter sensor that records images sequentially from the top row of pixels to the bottom, the newly developed Exmor RS™ image sensor exposes and reads all pixels simultaneously so the camera can capture fast-moving subjects with absolutely no distortion. Combined with a maximum shutter speed of 1/80,000 second (1/16,000 second during continuous shooting), the α9 III is a game changer for professional photography. Defined by speed and accuracy, enabling it to capture decisive moments with ease. It’s capable of shooting continuous bursts at up to 120fps with full AF/AE tracking, all without viewfinder blackout, and its highly advanced AI processing unit recognizes subjects with astonishingly high precision and reliability.

    Key Features:

    Preserve split-second moments
    At 1/80,000 second4, the maximum shutter speed of the α9 III makes it easy to capture fast-moving subjects in almost any situation. What’s more, a compatible flash unit from Sony (such as the HVL-F60RM2 or HVL-F46RM)5 can synchronize at all shutter speeds, eliminating the steep, nonlinear drop-off in illumination that occurs with high-speed sync (HSS) and ensuring even illumination across the image.

    Advanced optical 5-axis image stabilization
    Shoot handheld with confidence. The α9 III is packed with a high-precision image stabilization unit, advanced gyro sensors and optimized image stabilization algorithms to effect... Show More

     

    Featuring the world’s first full-frame image sensor with a global shutter system, the Alpha 9 III is a game changer, capturing fast-moving subjects with absolutely no image distortion and preserving split-second moments in stunning detail. The α9 III features the world’s first full-frame stacked 24.6 MP CMOS image sensor with a global shutter system. Unlike a rolling shutter sensor that records images sequentially from the top row of pixels to the bottom, the newly developed Exmor RS™ image sensor exposes and reads all pixels simultaneously so the camera can capture fast-moving subjects with absolutely no distortion. Combined with a maximum shutter speed of 1/80,000 second (1/16,000 second during continuous shooting), the α9 III is a game changer for professional photography. Defined by speed and accuracy, enabling it to capture decisive moments with ease. It’s capable of shooting continuous bursts at up to 120fps with full AF/AE tracking, all without viewfinder blackout, and its highly advanced AI processing unit recognizes subjects with astonishingly high precision and reliability.

    Key Features:

    Preserve split-second moments
    At 1/80,000 second4, the maximum shutter speed of the α9 III makes it easy to capture fast-moving subjects in almost any situation. What’s more, a compatible flash unit from Sony (such as the HVL-F60RM2 or HVL-F46RM)5 can synchronize at all shutter speeds, eliminating the steep, nonlinear drop-off in illumination that occurs with high-speed sync (HSS) and ensuring even illumination across the image.

    Advanced optical 5-axis image stabilization
    Shoot handheld with confidence. The α9 III is packed with a high-precision image stabilization unit, advanced gyro sensors and optimized image stabilization algorithms to effectively detect and correct camera shake, offering 8.0-step8 stabilization. This is further supported by compatible lenses with built-in image stabilization9 and improved communication between the body and lenses, providing effective control for blur-free shooting even at telephoto focal lengths.

    Blackout-free shooting
    Enjoy an uninterrupted view through the blackout-free viewfinder, even during fast-paced continuous shooting—a game changer for shooting sports and other fast-moving subjects. What’s more, the distracting time lag that is usually associated with EVF viewing has been reduced to a minimum, so that fleeting moments can be captured with confidence.

    Never miss a moment with Pre-Capture
    Let the camera keep track—the high-speed readout of the new image sensor enables the α9 III to make up to 120 AF/AE tracking calculations per second10, twice that of its predecessor. AF tracks complex subject motions and predicts sudden movements with greater precision than ever before, while AE easily responds to sudden brightness variations. The α9 III continues to track even during continuous shooting, also contributing to greater precision.

    Rolling shutter image sensor
    The α9 III’s advanced image sensor is equipped with a global shutter system that exposes and reads out all pixels at once, eliminating exposure differences that can arise, for example, when shooting alongside press photographers covering an event. This eradicates the issue of “flash banding” that is common in cameras that use a rolling shutter system.

    Uniquely flexible tilting monitor for enhanced shooting flexibility
    The α9 III features a 4-axis multi-angle monitor that combines the utility of a conventional tilting monitor with side-opening vari-angle flexibility, allowing for unrestricted angle adjustment whether shooting vertically or horizontally. Slim, unobtrusive, robust22, the mechanism enables the monitor to be pulled away from the rear of the body and tilted upward by up to 98 °, downward by up to 40 °, and swung sideways by up to 180 °. The touch sensitive, 3.2 type LCD monitor is optimized for outdoor shooting, providing 2.1 million-dot resolution, a wide color gamut and ample brightness for clear, easy viewing

    Excellent viewfinder specs and performance
    The 9.44 million-dot (approx.) OLED viewfinder includes 0.90x23 magnification with a 41 ° FOV for a clear, wide view, and an updated structure that results in a 25 mm high eyepoint24. An original optical design minimizes aberration that can be distracting when looking around the viewfinder image, providing a more consistent viewing experience. Viewfinder and monitor lag time have also been reduced to allow more stable framing, especially during continuous shooting. The finder frame rate can be set to Standard (60fps), High (120fps), or Higher (240fps). The 240fps setting provides an extremely smooth viewfinder image with minimum motion blur when shooting moving subjects, and greatly reduces motion blur when panning or tilting.

    Built-in Wi-Fi for FTP and smartphone transfers plus PC Remote tethering
    Workflow efficiency gets a drastic boost thanks to image groups. Images taken at up to 120fps in continuous bursts can be defined as “groups,” making it easier to locate a specific image within a large group of images. These groups can also be assigned a rating, which can then be used for filtering and searching, and are retained after the images are imported into a computer editing application. Built-in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11ac) with 2x2 MIMO support allows high-speed data transfer, enabling the α9 III to transfer data up to twice as fast as its predecessor. 5 GHz28 communication offers maximum speed and stability, essential for news and sports shooters who need to deliver immediately, as well as for studio environments. The simple in-camera interface makes it easy to transfer still and movie data via an FTP server, Wi-Fi, fast-wired LAN, or USB tethering with a smartphone.

    World's First Full Frame Global Shutter
    The Alpha 9 III features the world’s first full-frame image sensor with global shutter. Unlike a rolling shutter that records images sequentially, the newly developed Exmor RS sensor exposes and reads all pixels simultaneously for capture of fast-moving subjects with absolutely no distortion.

    120fps Continuous Shooting
    The Alpha 9 III is defined by speed and accuracy, enabling it to capture decisive moments with ease. It’s capable of shooting continuous bursts at up to 120fps with full AF/AE tracking, with no viewfinder blackout, and its AI processor recognizes subjects with astonishingly high reliability.

    Full-frame 24.6MP Exmor RS Image Sensor
    The Alpha 9 III is equipped with 24.6 million effective pixels, a stacked CMOS architecture and integral memory. This offers high resolution, overwhelming speed, and simultaneous full-pixel readout, so even fast-moving subjects can be captured distortion-free.

    BIONZ XR Image Processing Engine
    With up to eight times more processing power than previous versions, the BIONZ XR processing engine minimizes latency and significantly boosts processing power, resulting in higher color gradation, more realistic color reproduction and reduced image noise.

    RAW Shooting for Reduced Noise
    Composite RAW Shooting captures multiple images which can be merged using Sony’s Imaging Edge Desktop application to create full-resolution images with low noise. This makes it possible to shoot at high shutter speeds or in low light, achieving exceptional image quality even at higher ISO settings.

    Advanced Optical 5-axis Image Stabilization
    Shoot handheld with confidence. The Alpha 9 III equips a high-precision image stabilization unit, advanced gyro sensors, and optimized image stabilization algorithms to effectively detect and correct camera shake, offering 8.0-step stabilization.

    Up to 120 AF/AE Tracking Calculations Per Second
    The high-speed readout of the new sensor enables the Alpha 9 III to make up to 120 AF/AE calculations per second, twice that of its predecessor. AF tracks complex subject motions and predicts sudden movements with greater precision than ever before, while AE responds to sudden brightness variations.

    Continuous Shooting Speed Boost
    Temporarily boosts the shooting speed while shooting bursts, ensuring you capture all the action. This is beneficial when shooting sports and other fast-paced activities when the timing of the key moment can be roughly predicted.

     

    Sony A9 III Specs

    Imaging

    Lens Mount
    Sony E
    Sensor Resolution
    Actual: 25.2 Megapixel
    Effective: 24.6 Megapixel
    Image Sensor
    35.6 x 23.8 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
    Image Stabilization
    Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
    Built-In ND Filter
    No
    Capture Type
    Stills & Video

    Exposure Control

    Shutter Type
    Electronic Global Shutter 
    Shutter Speed
    Electronic Shutter
    1/80000 to 30 Seconds
    1/8000 to 1 Second in Movie Mode
    Bulb/Time Mode
    Bulb Mode
    ISO Sensitivity Range
    Photo
    250 to 25,600 in Manual Mode (Extended: 125 to 51,200)
    250 to 12,800 in Auto Mode
    Video
    250 to 25,600 in Manual Mode
    250 to 12,800 in Auto Mode
    Metering Method
    Evaluative
    Exposure Modes
    Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Exposure Compensation
    -5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
    Metering Range
    -5 to 17 EV
    Continuous Shooting
    Up to 120 fps at 24.6 MP

    Still Image Capture

    Image Sizes
    3:2
    24 MP (6000 x 4000)
    10 MP (3936 x 2632)
    6 MP (3008 x 2000)
    Aspect Ratio
    3:2
    Image File Format
    HEIF, JPEG, Raw
    Bit Depth
    14-Bit

    Video Capture

    Internal Recording Modes
    XAVC HS/XAVC S/XAVC S-I 4:2:2/4:2:0 8/10-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [30 to 600 Mb/s]
    1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [16 to 222 Mb/s]
    External Recording Modes
    Raw 16-Bit via HDMI
    4672 x 2628 at 23.98/29.97/59.94 fps
    4:2:2 8-Bit via HDMI
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
    1920 x 1080 at 23.98/50/59.94 fps
    1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
    Gamma Curve
    S Cinetone, Sony S-Log 3
    Recording Limit
    No
    IP Streaming
    Yes
    Built-In Microphone Type
    Stereo
    Audio Recording
    2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio

    Interface

    Media/Memory Card Slot
    Dual Slot: CFexpress Type A / SD (UHS-II)
    Video I/O
    1 x HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
    Audio I/O
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
    Power I/O
    1 x USB-C Input/Output
    Other I/O
    1 x RJ45 Data Output
    1 x USB-C Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
    1 x PC Sync Socket (Sync) Output
    1 x Sony Multi/Micro-USB Input/Output
    Wireless
    2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
    Bluetooth 5.0
    Mobile App Compatible
    Yes: Android & iOS
    App Name: Creators' App
    Functionality: Access Stored Files, Adjust Settings, Remote Control, View Live Feed
    *As of November, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
    Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
    GPS
    *Via Connected Smartphone

    Monitor

    Display Size
    3.2"
    Resolution
    2,095,104 Dot
    Display Type
    4-Axis Tilting Touchscreen LCD

    Viewfinder

    Type
    Built-In Electronic (OLED)
    Size
    0.64"
    Resolution
    9,437,184 Dot
    Eye Point
    25 mm
    Magnification
    Approx. 0.9x
    Diopter Adjustment
    -4 to +3

    Focus

    Focus Type
    Auto and Manual Focus
    Autofocus Points
    Photo
    Phase Detection: 759
    Video
    Phase Detection: 627
    Autofocus Sensitivity
    -5 to +20 EV

    Flash

    Built-In Flash/Light
    No
    Maximum Sync Speed
    1/80000 Second
    Flash Compensation
    -3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
    Dedicated Flash System
    TTL
    External Flash Connection
    Shoe Mount, PC Terminal

    Environmental

    Operating Temperature
    32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C

    General

    Battery Type
    1 x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Approx. 400 Shots)
    PoE Support
    Yes
    Shoe Mount
    1 x Intelligent Hot Shoe
    Tripod Mounting Thread
    1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
    Material of Construction
    Magnesium Alloy
    Dimensions (W x H x D)
    5.4 x 3.8 x 3.3" / 136.1 x 96.9 x 82.9 mm
    Weight
    1.4 lb / 617 g (Body Only)

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    Box Includes

    • Sony a9 II Alpha Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Body Only ILCE-9M2
    • Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100
    • Battery Charger BC-QZ1
    • Power Cord
    • Cable Protector
    • Shoulder Strap
    • Body Cap
    • Accessory Shoe Cap
    • Eyepiece Cup
    • USB Type-C Cable
    • Sony USA Authorized Dealer Warranty