Canon EOS-1D X Mark III vs Sony a9 II – Which One To Buy ?

Here is a comparison video of Canon EOS-1D X Mark III  vs Sony a9 II full frame cameras.

Both the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR  and the Sony a9 II mirrorless models are designed for the professional sports, photojournalist, wildlife and wedding photographers. But which one is right for you, Canon 1DX Mark III or Sony a9 II? Is it the DSLR with Mirrorless leanings or the straight Mirrorless camera? Check out the comparison between the Canon 1DX Mark III and the Sony a9 II by Jared Polin! Continue reading “Canon EOS-1D X Mark III vs Sony a9 II – Which One To Buy ?”

Sony a9 II Sensor Review : High Performance for a Lower Price

DXOMark just published their review of the sensor inside the Sony a9II. According to test results Sony a9 II achieves an overall DXOMark score of 93, which puts it the 21st place in full-frame and MF sensors.

This is one point above original a9. Compared Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and Nikon D5, a9 II is about 5 point above these cameras.

The new Sony a9 II pro-level full frame mirrorless camera is in stock at Amazon and it will soon be in stock at B&H and Adorama. See the Sony a9 II compared to other related cameras: Continue reading “Sony a9 II Sensor Review : High Performance for a Lower Price”

Sony a9 II Hands-on Review

The Sony a9 II is a full-frame mirrorless camera designed for sports and action photography. Dave and Evelyn from The Camera Store tested the high-speed sports camera at the Olympic Oval in Calgary during Canada Cup #2 with special guest Dave Holland.

The new Sony a9 II pro-level full frame mirrorless camera is in stock at Amazon and it will soon be in stock at B&H and Adorama.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 24.2MP full-frame stacked CMOS sensor
  • BIONZ X image processing engine and front-end LSI
  • Up to 20 fps with 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second
  • XAVC S 4K movie recording
  • 3-inch 1440K-dot tiltable LCD screen with touch control
  • Continuous view blackout-free Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF
  • High-speed 2.4/5GHz Wi-Fi and 1000BASE-T Ethernet
  • Secure, versatile and fast dual UHS-II SD media card slots
  • Add Voice Memo to images or voice to text for IPTC data
  • 693 phase detection and 425 contrast detection AF points

Read more: Best Lenses for Sony a9 II and Best Memory Cards for Sony a9 II.

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Sony a9 II, FE 24mm f/1.4 GM and FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Firmware Updates Released

Sony released  new firmware updates for the Sony a9 II, FE 24mm f/1.4 GM and FE 135mm f/1.8 GM.

Firmware update version 1.0.1 for A9 II improves the overall stability and performance of the camera while firmware version 02 for 24mm f/1.4 GM (Amazon | B&H Photo Video) and 135mm f/1.4 GM (Adorama | Amazon) lenses improves aperture response when these lenses attached to the ILCE-9, ILCE-9M2 and ILCE-7RM4 camera models.

Please check out the firmware update details below with the download links. Continue reading “Sony a9 II, FE 24mm f/1.4 GM and FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Firmware Updates Released”

Sony a9 II Camera now in Stock and Shipping

the new Sony a9 II pro-level full frame mirrorless camera is in stock at Amazon and it will soon be in stock at B&H and Adorama. The US price is $4,498. Order now if you are interested! Continue reading “Sony a9 II Camera now in Stock and Shipping”

Best Memory Cards for Sony a9 II

Here are the Best memory cards for Sony a9 II camra? Check out the top recommended & fastest SD cards for Sony a9 II full frame mirrorless camera with seveal selections below.

The Sony a9 II has two SD card slots that both support the fast UHS-II SD cards. That means you can take full advantage of the ultra high read (transfer speed) and write speeds (fast buffer clearing time) of UHS-II cards to get the best performance out of you Sony a9 II. In addition, Dual UHS-II-compatible SD memory card slots allow for flexible file saving and handling and can be configured to partition raw and JPEG files or can be used for overflow recording. Featuring a 35mm full-frame 24.2MP stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor and an updated BIONZ X processor, the Sony a9 II (AmazonB&HAdorama) is an amazing mirrorless camera is created specifically to support working professionals in the fields of sports photography and photojournalism. And the Sony a9 II is capable of completely silent continuous shooting up to 20fps at full 24.2MP resolution in RAW+JPEG with continuous AF/AE (autofocus and auto exposure) tracking at 60 calculations per second and no EVF or LCD blackout, and continuous shooting at up to 10 fps with mechanical shutter. In addition to stills, UHD 4K video recording is supported at up to 30 fps and Quick and Slow Motion recording is also available.

For Sony a9 II users who love shooting sports and 4K videos, in order to get the best out of your Sony a9 II mirrorless camera, we highly recommend using dual UHS-II memory cards from the list below. Below are our top recommended & fastest SD cards for Sony a9 II camera based on the speed and price.  Continue reading “Best Memory Cards for Sony a9 II”

Best Lenses for Sony a9 II

Best Lenses for Sony a9 II camera. Here are the good selection of recommended lenses for your Sony a9 II? Check out the list of best Sony a9 II lenses.

The new Sony a9 II mirrorless camera is equipped with a 35mm full-frame 24.2MP stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor and an updated BIONZ X processor, and it provides silent continuous shooting up to 20 fps at full 24.2MP resolution (RAW+JPEG) with up to 6 AF/AE tracking calculations per second without EVF or LCD blackout, and continuous shooting at up to 10 fps with mechanical shutter. In addition to stills, UHD 4K video recording is supported at up to 30 fps and Quick and Slow Motion recording is also available. The Sony a9 II is comprised of 693 focal-plane phase-detection AF points covering approximately 93% of the image area, as well as 425 contrast AF points. Additional notable focusing capabilities include Real-time Eye AF with right eye / left eye selection, Real-time Eye AF for animals – augmented with a new algorithm, Real-Time Eye AF for movie, Real-time Tracking, selectable focus frame colour, Touch Pad focus point control while using the viewfinder and more. Additionally, 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE sensor-shift image stabilization is available, too, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake by up to 5.5 stops.

So, if you are the lucky one who have already got the Sony a9 II (AmazonB&HAdorama), then you might be thinking about which lenses are also worth adding to your gear bag. In order to help you get a professional-like shot, I have read and watched hundreds of E-mount lens reviews and I also own quite a collection myself. Here we list the top recommended and most suitable native full-frame E-Mount lenses for Sony a9 II mirrorless camera including leading prime and zoom options from wide-angle to telephoto, which helps you choosing the exact lens of your demanding situation.  Continue reading “Best Lenses for Sony a9 II”

Sony A9 II Camera Reviews

Here are the latest reviews for the Sony a9 II pro-level mirrorless camera. This new Sony a9 II camera body is available for pre-order at AmazonB&H Photo VideoAdorama.

More Sony a9 II Camera Launch Coverage

Sony Artisan Patrick Murphy-Racey is the only one actually intensively testing the new Sony a9II on the field. Check out his thoughts below: Continue reading “Sony A9 II Camera Reviews”

Sony a9 II vs Sony a9 – What’s the Improvements?

Sony a9 II pro-level mirrorless camera unveiled for professionals in the fields of sports photography and photojournalism. This new Sony a9 II camera body is now avialble for pre-order at AmazonB&H Photo VideoAdorama.

So what’s the improvements of the new Sony a9 II, if we compare the Sony a9 II to the orginal Sony a9? The main improvements are on stills capabilities, the design and connectivity options. The new Sony a9 II provides silent continuous shooting up to 20 fps at full 24.2MP resolution (RAW+JPEG) with up to 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second without EVF or LCD blackout. The overall build quality is similar to that of the new Sony a7R IV, including superior weather sealing.

More Sony a9 II Camera Launch Coverage

Continue reading “Sony a9 II vs Sony a9 – What’s the Improvements?”

More Sony a9 II Camera Coverage

Here are more Sony a9 II camera coverage. The full frame mirrorless camera is available for pre-order with a price tag of $4,498. Check availability at AmazonB&H Photo VideoAdoramaShipping is scheduled to start on November 6, 2019.

Sony a9 mirrorless camera is also $1000 off at AmazonB&HAdorama for $3,498. Continue reading “More Sony a9 II Camera Coverage”