At the EISA Awards event, Sony a9 was voted as the best camera in 2017-2018.
24.2MP full-frame stacked CMOS sensor
693-point auto focus
ISO 50-204,800 (extended)
5-axis in-body image stabilization
Here’s the deal:
Sony a9 is a high-speed digital camera that’s designed to go head to head with Canon and Nikon’s flagship professional DSLRs.
Note: Even though the camera is called “α9” (Alpha 9), the official name of the model is ILCE-9.
Technical Capabilities Worth Mentioning:
This full-frame mirrorless camera features a 24MP stacked CMOS sensor which allows 20 fps burst shooting and provides a completely silent operation of the electronic shutter.
Video shooting can be in 4K format at 30 fps, and in FullHD format – up to 120 fps.
The Sony a9 camera can record up to 200RAWframes at a speed of up to 20 frames per second, with no image loss in the viewfinder (“blackout”).
It is noted that the calculation of auto focus and auto exposure is performed at a frequency of 60 times per second. And the auto focus system uses 693 built-in phase detection sensors, covering more than 90% of the frame area.
Without doubt, Sony a9 will appeal to the lovers of continuous shooting.
Are you into sports photography?
This camera will show itself best, for example, at sports competition events for the most successful shots of jumping or running.
As mentioned already:
Sony a9 can shoot up to 200 RAW frames and up to 360 frames in JPEG format…
… Clearly there is a huge potential there.
Final Thoughts: Sony a9 Rightfully Voted As The Best Mirrorless Camera in 2018
According to the manufacturer, Sony a9 is the most functionally powerful camera of all existing, both mirrorless and DSLR cameras.
With this positioning, its high price tag doesn’t seem surprising.
If you are looking for the “complete package”, then the Sony a9 camera price will definitely justify itself.
Along with the flagship mirrorless a6500 (see “best prosumer compact system camera” above), Sony released the fifth reincarnation of the popular compact camera series RX100.
According to the manufacturer:
The new Sony RX100 V has the world’s fastest auto focus and the largest number of focus points, as well as the fastest continuous shooting – all among the cameras of the same class.
Sony RX100 V uses a 20-megapixel sensor Exmor RS BSI CMOS format 1″.
The BIONZ X processor works together with a new LSI chip, which maximizes processing speed and improves image quality at high ISO values.
The ISO sensitivity range is 125-12800, but it is possible to expand it down to ISO 80.
All electronic stuffing of the camera is designed with an emphasis on maximum speed.
The hybrid autofocus system uses 315 focus points, which cover 65% of the sensor area.
These 315 points, as well as the focus speed – 0.05 seconds – set a new record bar for compact cameras.
The camera features the Anti-Distortion Shutter function with a shutter speed of 1/32000 seconds that minimizes the effect of the rolling shutter and allows you to take pictures at a fully open aperture at an illumination level of up to EV19.
Last but not least:
Sony RX100 V has a ZEISS 2.9x optical zoom with a focal length range of 24-70 eq. mm and a f/1.8-2.8 focal length.
Final Thoughts: Sony RX100 V is One Of The Best Compact Cameras for 2018 Available on the Market
Sony RX100 V is a miniature device that continues the evolutionary line of the company, and it is able to fit in your pocket.
By this criterion, there perhaps no analogues on the market.
It’s a compact with the features of a professional camera.
For those who need a compact camera, this “toy” is the best one available on the market.
And the winner as the best superzoom camera was Sony RX10 III.
20.1-megapixel 1-inch Exmor R CMOS sensor
4K video recording
Bionz X Processor
Tilting 1,228,800-dot Xtra Fine TFT LCD Monitor
In 2016, Sony released RX10 III, a compact camera with a powerful 25x optical zoom.
The RX10 III uses a 20.1-megapixel Exmor RS CMOS sensor, as well as a BIONZ X processor – like the previous RX10 II. The lens has a focal length range of 24-600 eq.m. m and a f/2.4-4.0 aperture.
Among other technical characteristics of Sony RX10 III are ISO sensitivity range 64-12800, high-speed video shooting up to 960-1000 frames per second (in reduced resolution), which gives a slowdown by 40 times during playback.