Is the original A9 still worth getting in 2021?

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john_name_taken Regular Member • Posts: 167
Re: Is the original A9 still worth getting in 2021?

trainerKEN wrote:

AlephNull wrote:

Difference is one year in release date between A7III and A9. The A9 is a somewhat higher spec.

if you want it, it’s still a fine camera, especially when using electronic shutter. And you get the ability to shoot at 1/32000 - that is still pretty cool.

somewhat? No, it's on a whole different level. AF alone, the a9 recalculates 60x/second vs the a7III at 20x/second. No blackout EVF, 20fps, little to no rolling shutter effect and banding in electronic shutter mode are just other advantages. You mentioned the ability of 1/32000, which is probably one of the least used features. The ONLY two things the a7III does better that I can think of would be dynamic range and S-log (for video, no S-log with the a9/a9II).


Also, nowadays, with firmware updates, you can’t easily judge how good a camera is based on the release date.

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