Eleson

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maljo@inreach.com: The new batteries are $80 each and no external charger in the box. Figure 4 batteries at least to match up with a 1DX II or D5 and two chargers because you have a lot of batteries to recharge each night. Many of us with Canon glass would buy the adapter - the price is now over $5500.

Expecting 7000 shots will set you up for disappointment for sure.

But to be fair, Maljo guesses out of thin air whilst I'm quoting some actual usage.
IIRC, I think I've heard 3-4000 shots and some 17% left on the battery in some YT video.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 17:09 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1868 comments in total)
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Raziel Orlando: Trolling aside, this is the first Sony camera that have the potentional to surprass DSLR's, the long awaited "nail in the DSLR coffin".

Mirrorless is the future. Just look how this camera leapfroged Canon and Nikon FLAGSHIPS in fps arena! Maybe the 1DX Mark V will shoot at 20 fps...

I haven't seen it, but I guess the mechanical shutter is needed for flash photography.

Traditionally ... -Frankly, who cares?

RAW bit rate is not reduced due to electronic shutter (ES).

ES gives banding etc in flickering lightning conditions.
https://youtu.be/QNKOvLL-xUw?t=222
- No this camera does not.

Rolling shutter.
Again, read up, or atleast show some evidence.
You seems to talk about a different sensor.

Global shutter.
True, but that goes for mechanical shutter as well.

Kryptonite. Again, read up.

As a side note.
A while back , Canon announced that they were to make an announcement soon! ( A year ago IIRC)
Compare that to Sonys press event where you could shoot with your own SD card and bring it back home from the announcement event.
And at the event they shot athletics, (thai)boxing, hockey.
All indoor!
That's an act of strong confidence and a contrast to the kryptonite description.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 17:05 UTC

Who in their right mind throws the hammer away because they bought a screwdriver?
Who in their right mind refuses to buy a screwdriver because they have a hammer?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 12:40 UTC as 121st comment | 2 replies
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mick232: The costs are not relevant if they are outweighed by the benefits. Could pros get extra business after the switch? Will they lose business if they don't switch?

And more likely, can they generate more business (or charge more) if they add tools to their toolbox?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 12:38 UTC
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EskeRahn: Is it just me or is a crucial option missing:
IF Canon believe there will be a substantial market for it, they are likely to reply with a competitive body in a not too distant future....

So the smartest option might well be to hold your horses before 'throwing away' all existing gear...

"Canon could easily manufacture a very good FF MIRRORRLESS"
Maybe so, but they haven't flexed those muscles in their current EOS-M offers.

And I refuse to think that they made them bad on purpose.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 12:37 UTC
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PerL: The credibility is on unchartered territory now. I have never seen a similar article in any journalistic publication.

I would strongly on PerL's sentiment.
This makes very little sense. Unless it is a sponsored article by Canon.

Also, as stated everywhere, most buyers would by this for a task where it made sense, and start from there.
Maybe buy more Sony stuff, or maybe sell it off.

"I'll sell my hammer now as I've bought a battery driven screwdriver." said no one ever.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 12:12 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (694 comments in total)

This camera won't mean that CaNikon will exit the camera business.
Very few will switch and drop their current set up.

But, it has unique features so it will find its users.
And many buyers will buy it as a 2nd option.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 12:20 UTC as 143rd comment
On article Sony a9 first look videos (297 comments in total)
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munro harrap: The idea Sony is ahead is weird. Here we have a throwback to 24MP. This alone signals competitors to continue leading the field. I use a D8. Do you know what a D8 is? Well its the D800 of course, spring 2012. Nikon pro machines are still at D5 same price and near enough the same resolution. Because 36-42-50 MP is Endgame, they restrict pro resolution deliberately to be able to continue to "offer more" in future upgrades until real world practical resolution is obtained, whilst my pics outclass in size and detail resolution all such machines, so HOW Sony CAN get away with this is all around you as Nikon and Canon pro gear is as bad, at double D810 prices.
In a decade all who bought lower res machines now will be kicking themselves, as any video aspect is irrelevant as usual when far better machines for filming exist already.

How much is an A7S and and A7R together? About the same. Battery life better? Shrugs and exits left......

"how many shots would you get per fully-charged battery lasting how long?"

http://www.imaging-resource.com/articles/with-the-a9-sony-is-no-longer-firing-warning-shots-at-canon-and-nikon

"We shot somewhere around 7,000 photos and some video coming together to create over 200 gigabytes of footage over the course of the day, and we only used one battery (we ended at 1% remaining in the charge). "

Aren't you happy that we could answer your concern?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 05:58 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience: Here's why I'm impressed (763 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: A9
as far as Sony FF electronic shutter sensor tech goes

if one finds the Max 20fps (jpeg or compressed RAW?) overkill (for indiscriminate shooting)

and one finds 10fps (jpeg or compressed RAW) more manageable (keepers from more selective shooting) without the slower rate introducing any VF blackouts whatsoever

it would make better sense to opt for the better IQ file format of UN-compressed RAW which has only a Max 12 fps, as its manageability will differ little, timewise, from opting for lower 10fps (jpeg or compressed RAW) which are file formats with known IQ artifacts and limitations for best pp

as far as Sony FF mechanical shutter tech goes

well, they are still stuck at a paltry Max 5fps snails pace (it is so mechanically gravity restricted, it has been known to operate at slightly different (faster?/slower?) shutter speeds depending on orientation of camera body (upside-down? faster than rightside-up?)

bizarre

Sony's tech limitations are always everpresent from older models

I agree 100% with you. :D

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 05:47 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience: Here's why I'm impressed (763 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: I don't expect Sony to pass Nikon in sales (nor do I care) but with all the money Sony is throwing at cameras, it wouldn't be difficult to surpass the quality of Nikon's repairs and support.

But haven't Sony already passed Nikon on FF in US ?

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 20:23 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience: Here's why I'm impressed (763 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: A9
as far as Sony FF electronic shutter sensor tech goes

if one finds the Max 20fps (jpeg or compressed RAW?) overkill (for indiscriminate shooting)

and one finds 10fps (jpeg or compressed RAW) more manageable (keepers from more selective shooting) without the slower rate introducing any VF blackouts whatsoever

it would make better sense to opt for the better IQ file format of UN-compressed RAW which has only a Max 12 fps, as its manageability will differ little, timewise, from opting for lower 10fps (jpeg or compressed RAW) which are file formats with known IQ artifacts and limitations for best pp

as far as Sony FF mechanical shutter tech goes

well, they are still stuck at a paltry Max 5fps snails pace (it is so mechanically gravity restricted, it has been known to operate at slightly different (faster?/slower?) shutter speeds depending on orientation of camera body (upside-down? faster than rightside-up?)

bizarre

Sony's tech limitations are always everpresent from older models

I think she says that sportsshooters should go for uncompressed raw and lower fps.
12 fps seems to be optimal. I wonder what was optimal when Canon didn't do 12 fps?

I think 'Bizarre' means tat this is the camera for her ...

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 20:21 UTC
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maljo@inreach.com: The new batteries are $80 each and no external charger in the box. Figure 4 batteries at least to match up with a 1DX II or D5 and two chargers because you have a lot of batteries to recharge each night. Many of us with Canon glass would buy the adapter - the price is now over $5500.

http://www.imaging-resource.com/articles/with-the-a9-sony-is-no-longer-firing-warning-shots-at-canon-and-nikon

"We shot somewhere around 7,000 photos and some video coming together to create over 200 gigabytes of footage over the course of the day, and we only used one battery (we ended at 1% remaining in the charge). "

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 19:25 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1868 comments in total)
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andidas: Electronic shutter for sports photography?
Does this have a global shutter?

Sort of global-isch.
Quick readout, but technically not a global shutter design.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 07:55 UTC
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sknai16: I would not want to take this camera into D5 or D500 territory with respect to dust and water. The specs look great, but one still has the feeling that this would not stand up to the hardships that top DSLRs at half the price will withstand. Try all this electronics at minus ten C and you might be "deadly" surprised.
However, if they packaged these specs into a body that is really insulated and dust and water resistant like a working DSLR, watch out NIKCanon!

@sknai16.
you make it sound like other camera lacks electronics.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 17:57 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens (135 comments in total)
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QuarryCat: all ready?
Good morning Sony - coming late!
Very expensive for small cameras...

So if the camera had a larger form factor the price would be better?

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 11:11 UTC
On article Sony a9 first look videos (297 comments in total)
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munro harrap: The idea Sony is ahead is weird. Here we have a throwback to 24MP. This alone signals competitors to continue leading the field. I use a D8. Do you know what a D8 is? Well its the D800 of course, spring 2012. Nikon pro machines are still at D5 same price and near enough the same resolution. Because 36-42-50 MP is Endgame, they restrict pro resolution deliberately to be able to continue to "offer more" in future upgrades until real world practical resolution is obtained, whilst my pics outclass in size and detail resolution all such machines, so HOW Sony CAN get away with this is all around you as Nikon and Canon pro gear is as bad, at double D810 prices.
In a decade all who bought lower res machines now will be kicking themselves, as any video aspect is irrelevant as usual when far better machines for filming exist already.

How much is an A7S and and A7R together? About the same. Battery life better? Shrugs and exits left......

@munro,
I'll grant you that: If 2-3 extra batteries pushes the price of this one over the CaNikon top sports offers, then , Yes, this camera should be avoided.
Somehow I don't see that happening.

Also, you are a bit confusing: You start out with com,plains about 24MP. Then suddenly Canikon guarantees to be total waterproof.
Film have unlimited resolution ( but only at ISO 50 right?)
And all of a sudden you rather have 17 MP because of battery life.

As for battery research: All of the latest Sony cameras can run while being charged. So any powerbank for a mobile phone and a $2 USB cable will get you running.
Add and extra $ so the can reaches your pants.
Do the research.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 07:48 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1868 comments in total)
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C-Fu: Am I the only guy here who's excited about Ethernet?

But I still think that the images will be on the ftp site faster if you use Ethernet...

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:14 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1868 comments in total)
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Raziel Orlando: Trolling aside, this is the first Sony camera that have the potentional to surprass DSLR's, the long awaited "nail in the DSLR coffin".

Mirrorless is the future. Just look how this camera leapfroged Canon and Nikon FLAGSHIPS in fps arena! Maybe the 1DX Mark V will shoot at 20 fps...

Tell us more about why electronic shutter is a problem?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:13 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1868 comments in total)
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ogl: The bomb! Really high-level sport mirrorless FF camera.

"with AF fixed in the first frame of a high-cont 20fps"
Where did that come from? You can't quote your own dreams...
Sony's hi speed modes for the last 5 years (AFAIK) does both AF and Exposure.

https://youtu.be/ILisOOe3iLs?t=52

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:06 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1868 comments in total)
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mikeodial: For event photographers this will be the bomb! Very interesting specs ...

I wonder how long time it will take until silent shooting is mandatory on press conferences.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:14 UTC
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