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What’s going to be in the new Sony a9? Let’s make some predictions.
What is good YouTube, it’s that1cameraguy back at it again with another video. In this episode, I make some predictions before the April 23 announcement. Let’s gooo.
The thing I love about making predictions is that I can look back on this video in a few weeks and realize how terribly wrong I was, but we all love dreaming right? So here are my predictions for the upcoming Sony a9.
Built in battery grip. I think form factor wise, the Sony a9 will use the form factor of an a7ii series camera with battery grip attached. I expect it to be slightly thicker.
A joystick. Sony will add a mini joystick somewhere on the camera. Everyone’s doing it. Just look at the Panasonic GH5
I expect maybe 1-2 more additional custom buttons on the body, making it easier to use.
No fully articulating screen. As much as I want one, I think Sony will keep the body similar to it’s predecessors with it’s current design
Improved touch functionality. I do believe Sony listens, and I’m sure they are going to implement a better functioning menu system. I don’t think it’ll be at the level of a Canon DSLR, but we can always dream.
Unfortunately I think the menu system will take after the current Sony a99ii/a6500. It’ll be better than the current system in the a7ii series, but not by much.
16fps with Unlimited Raw Buffer. I think it’ll be a way to match up with Canon’s 1DXII.
UHS-II support. Sony’s released their own cards as of late. I’d rather them use a card format that has some backwards compatibility over XQD.
Dual Card Slots to appease the professionals out there
4k30fps 10Bit 4:2:2/ 4k60fps
240fps 1080pHD They already offer something like this with their Sony RX100V
Rolling shutter will still be bad in full frame mode, however, rolling shutter will be dramatically minimized in APS-C mode
Video will still be limited to 30min.
Camera will have improved thermal performance
4D Autofocus II, there will probably be some type of update to the autofocus performance making it even better.
Instant Boot On Time
And that’s it, those are my predictions for the upcoming Sony a9. I doubt if any of these will come to life.
I am very curious to see what predictions you have for the upcoming a9. I’d love to hear what you have to say in the comments section below. What do you want in the upcoming a9
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