Sony A9 II - is it just hype?


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I got a chance to shoot with the new Sony A9 II last week during PhotoPlus. I have to say, like many people I was underwhelmed with some of the specs compared to the original A9. Having said that though - the original A9 is one of my favorite cameras. Aside from the ability to shoot 10 frames per second with the mechanical shutter, most of the new features seemed to be physical tweaks and networking capabilities for pro photographers who needed them. Most dismissed this as an incremental update rather than a new model.

Let me just say - next time Sony says its added "enhanced autofocus performance" - they mean business. I was actually floored by how well this camera performs. Autofocus and exposure are re-calculated 60 times a second. The top burst rate is 20 frames a second so the camera is thinking 3 times faster than it can shoot.

With the Nikon D6 being announced as well as the Canon 1Dx Mark III - I don't see how either of these cameras can compete with the performance of a flagship mirrorless - they are still traditional DSLR designs.

This is the highest performing camera I've ever used. If speed is essential to you - look no further.

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