Sony A9 II image and price leak: is 36MP really worth $5,000?

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The primary (purported) picture of the Sony A9 II has been leaked, together with a rumored price ticket of $5,000. Some scant further particulars additionally reveal that the largest adjustments, except for the newly designed 36MP sensor, are improved efficiency akin to  autofocus. 

It has additionally been reported that Sony will announce the digicam at its personal occasion in mid-October, days earlier than the Picture Plus commerce present (happening from 24-26 October) in New York – the place it was speculated that the digicam may need been revealed to the general public. Nevertheless, Sony has since determined to forego the occasion.

The data comes courtesy of Sony Alpha Rumors, which leaked the first image of the digicam – nevertheless it solely depicts the rear of the physique. “I got three images of the new Sony A9II and I am now allowed to post this one only,” wrote the outlet. “The new Sony A9II looks exactly like the new Sony A7R IV but with the additional dial on the left.”

As well as, the main focus mode dial lock button from the unique Sony A9 has been omitted from the design – one of many few differentiating traits of the digicam, a minimum of externally.

Sony A9 II image and price leak: is 36MP really worth $5,000?

No pics of the entrance of the digicam have leaked but, however do not anticipate it to look far off the unique

(Picture credit score: Sony)

“I have been assured that all the WOW elements are INSIDE the camera. The sensor should be the most advanced one on the market yet!” Nevertheless, the positioning stopped wanting confirming the rumored 36MP determine – although it famous that the corporate’s greatest request from professionals was to extend the decision on the Sony A9 II. 

Sony apparently plans to supply mortgage our bodies to skilled photographers on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games – an area that has historically been reserved by Canon and Nikon, and is doubly daring on condition that the Nikon D6 is alleged to be within the palms of professionals on the Olympics. 

Lastly, the web site reported an unsubstantiated declare that the Sony A9 II could cost $5,000 – which is definitely bullish, if it proves to be true. Seeing who’s capturing with what on the sidelines in Tokyo subsequent yr goes to be very fascinating…

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