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Alleged leaked photo of Sony A9II flagship camera reveals dials aplenty but few notable changes

The Sony A9 manages blackout-free continuous shooting of up to 20 fps. (Image source: Sony)
The Sony A9 manages blackout-free continuous shooting of up to 20 fps. (Image source: Sony)
A popular Sony digital camera news blog has published what it claims to be the first leaked image of the Japanese manufacturer’s A9II flagship camera. Sony released the full-frame mirrorless A9 camera in 2017 and there are many keenly awaiting its successor. The alleged A9II looks practically identical to its predecessor.

SonyAlphaRumors has posted a picture of what could be the Sony A9II (see below). The image shows mostly the rear and part of the top of the camera, with the blog pointing out that the device is almost the same in appearance as the Sony Alpha 7R IV model. The clearest difference is that the A9II has an additional focus mode dial located on its left shoulder when compared to the Alpha 7R IV.

In regard to the Sony A9, the apparent A9II shows even less obvious physical differences. The focus mode dial lock release button that can be found on the A9 is missing on the alleged successor. It seems Sony has concentrated on updating the innards of the camera rather than overhauling the exterior. It’s claimed the A9II, which could be announced in October, may sport a new 36 MP sensor from Sony – up from the 24.2 MP sensor found in the A9.

It’s understandable why supposed leaks about such a flagship camera from a noted manufacturer would attract considerable attention, especially when it’s likely to cost well over US$4,000 (the A9 was originally priced at US$4,499). However, there has been an accusation of photo manipulation in reference to the A9II image, with a slight indentation in the camera body being visible close to the focus mode dial. Shutterbugs should soon find out the truth as the Sony A9II is expected to make an appearance at the PhotoPlus Expo in New York City, which runs October 24-26.

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Possible Sony A9II camera. (Image source: SonyAlphaRumors)
Possible Sony A9II camera. (Image source: SonyAlphaRumors)
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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-09- 7 (Update: 2019-09- 7)