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Sony Alpha a9 II (no lens included)

24.2-megapixel full-frame mirrorless camera with Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®

Item # 158ILCE9M2

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Product highlights:

  • 24.2-megapixel stacked, back-illuminated, full-frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm) Exmor™ RS CMOS image sensor
    • sensor has integral memory for faster overall readout speed
  • BIONZ X image processor for high-resolution, low-noise photos and fast autofocus performance
  • compatible with full-frame Sony FE lenses and APS-C Sony E lenses (in crop mode)
    • Sony LA-EA3 and LA-EA4 adapters allow you to use Sony A-mount lenses
  • Wi-Fi lets you transfer photos and video to smartphones and tablets for easy image sharing
    • Location Information Link via Bluetooth allows the camera to record location information through the free Imaging Edge Mobile app
    • NFC touch pairing with compatible Android™ devices
  • 4K Ultra HD video recording
  • 3.69-million-dot super-high-resolution electronic OLED viewfinder for easy eye-level composition
    • blackout-free design allows continuous monitoring as you shoot
  • sturdy magnesium-alloy body
  • multi-interface shoe expands camera's compatibility with external flash and video accessories
  • 3" 1.4-million-dot LCD touchscreen tilts upward 107° and downward 41° for easy framing of self-portraits and composition from different angles
  • uncompressed, clean HDMI output supports 4K and full HD
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization helps keep blur and shake out of your photos
  • Anti-Dust Technology keeps image sensor clean for spotless photos
  • sealing around buttons and dials adds protection from the elements
  • USB power supply lets you power the camera via USB connection to a computer or portable battery to conserve battery life while shooting
  • 693 focal-plane phase-detection autofocus points cover approximately 93% of the image area
  • 425 contrast-detecting points
  • enhanced Fast Hybrid AF system for precise movie autofocus
  • Eye AF control for accurate eye detection; can prioritize a single pupil when subject is partially turned away from camera
  • Includes rechargeable NP-FZ100 lithium ion battery, charger, shoulder strap, USB cable, and cable protector
Exposure Modes and Controls:
  • up to 20 frames per second in continuous shooting mode
  • program auto, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, manual, and fully automatic exposure modes
  • shutter speed range: 30-1/8,000 seconds, bulb (up to 1/32,000 seconds with electronic shutter)
    • silent shooting mode eliminates camera shake caused by shutter movement; can be used with continuous shooting
  • ISO range: 100-51,200 (expandable to ISO 50-204,800)
  • flash sync at 1/250 second
  • exposure bracketing: 3, 5, or 9 frames in variable increments
  • 16 Creative Style modes, including Portrait, Sunset and Night Scene, for accurately exposed images in different shooting environments
  • 8 picture effects include Retro Photo, Partial Color, and Toy Camera modes
  • Sweep Panorama mode stitches images together to create expansive vistas
File Formats and Storage:
Connections and Dimensions:
  • high-speed micro USB interface (cable included)
  • micro HDMI (Type D) output (cable not included)
  • 3.5mm microphone input and 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 5-1/8"W x 3-13/16"H x 3-9/16"D
  • weight (with battery and memory card): 23.9oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # ILCE9M2/B

What's in the box:

  • Digital camera
  • Body cap (installed)
  • Hot shoe cap (instlled)
  • Eyepiece cup (installed)
  • NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery (7.2V 2280mAh 16.4Wh)
  • BC-QZ1 Battery charger (DC output: 8.4V 1.6A)
  • 22" AC Power cord (non-polarized C7 plug)
  • 39" USB cable (Type A USB on one end and USB-C on other end)
  • Cable protector
  • Neck strap
  • Instruction Manual
  • Reference Guide
  • Warranty sheet

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More details on the Sony Alpha a9 II (no lens included)

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Features & specs

General
LCD Screen Size 3"
Adjustable-angle LCD Yes
Wi-Fi Built-in
Touchscreen Yes
Waterproof No
GPS-enabled Via smartphone
Lens 35mm Equivalent None included
Optical Zoom N/A
Digital Zoom 4x
Filter Diameter N/A
Manual Focusing Yes
Manual Exposure Yes
Built-in Flash No
HDMI Output Micro
Memory
Internal Memory None
Memory Media SD/SDHC/SDXC
Image
Sensor Size Full-frame
Megapixels 24.2
Image Stabilization Sensor Shift
Highest Resolution 6000 x 4000
4K Video Yes
Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Dimensions
Width (inches) 5-1/8
Height (inches) 3-7/8
Depth (inches) 3-1/8
Weight With Battery (ounces) 24
Warranty
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
The Sony Alpha a9 II (no lens included) replaces these items:

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Recording Features
Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
Play And Print Functions
Battery Information
Connections
Software

Recording Features

Overview: The Sony α9 II (ILCE-9M2) Alpha series camera features a full-frame stacked CMOS image sensor for outstanding image quality. The α9 II is compatible with Sony E-mount lenses. With the LA-EA4 Mount Adapter, the camera can also use Sony A-mount lenses. The camera comes with an advanced, high capacity InfoLithium battery to give you longer shooting sessions, along with a battery charger and USB-C cable. No lenses are included in this "body only" kit.

Construction: The camera features a durable magnesium allow chassis with a reinforced grip area. The lens mount is secured with six screws instead of four to give it more rigidity and durability, even with heavy telephoto lenses. The camera body features a dust- and moisture-resistant design for increase reliability.

3" Tiltable LCD Touch Screen: The α9 II uses a 3" LCD touch panel screen with 1,440,000 dots. You can tilt the LCD panel up to 107° for low angle shots or downward up to 41° for high angle photography. The brightness of the LCD monitor can be adjusted in 5 steps from -2 to +2, or set for Sunny Weather.

LCD Touch Operation: The LCD monitor is touch sensitive, allowing you to perform select operations by touching or swiping the touch panel. Touch operations can be turned on or off in the menu. When shooting with the monitor, touch operations are called "Touch Panel Operations." When shooting with the viewfinder, touch operations are referred to as "Touch Pad Operations." You can choose to activate either Touch Panel or Touch Pad operations, or both. Touch functions include Touch Focus (specify an area you want to focus) and Touch Tracking (selecting a subject you want to track on the monitor).

0.5" OLED Electronic Viewfinder: The 0.5" high-luminance Tru-Finder OLED electronic color viewfinder has approximately 3,686,400 dots, and provides approximately 100% frame coverage. The viewfinder has a switchable 120 fps refresh rate for a smooth viewfinder image without motion blur. Special Zeiss T* coatings keep reflections to a minimum, plus a fluorine coating on the outside viewfinder lens to prevent smudges from fingerprints, dust, water, oil, and dirt. You can adjust the brightness in 5 steps. The built-in diopter lets you adjust the viewfinder image to your individual eyesight. You can set the camera to switch between the LCD screen and viewfinder automatically when you look into the EVF, or choose one or the other in the camera's menu.

Display Options: You can choose how much information appears in the viewfinder and LCD monitor. There are five options for the LCD screen during shooting (Display All Info, No Display Info, Histogram, Level, and "For Viewfinder"), and three for the viewfinder (Level, No Display Info, and Histogram). During playback, you can choose between Display Info, Histogram, and No Display Info in the monitor and viewfinder.

Live View: The α9 II's Live View lets you use the LCD screen and Electronic Viewfinder to frame your photos as you shoot. When the Live View display is set to "Setting Effect On", the LCD or viewfinder will provide an accurate preview of your photo, including the white balance, exposure compensation, creative style or picture effect. With the "Setting Effect Off", you can check the image composition without the effects of the exposure settings.

Image Sensor: The α9 II features a full-frame 35mm Exmor RS CMOS image sensor (35.6 x 23.8mm) with approximately 28.3-million total pixels and 24.2-million effective pixels. It features a stacked structure, and a gapless on-chip lens design to deliver stunning images. The Exmor RS sensor is combined with an enhanced Bionz X image processor to provide 20x faster data readout speed than the Sony α7 II series mirrorless cameras. The result is 20 frame-per-second continuous shooting at full resolution in RAW+JPEG, continuous autofocus and auto exposure tracking, and no LCD or Viewfinder blackout.

Still Image Recording Formats: The α9 II can shoot full-frame images, but it can also shoot APS-C size equivalent pictures when using an APS-C size dedicated lens. Still images are recorded in JPEG file format in Standard, Fine, and Extra Fine compression rates. You can choose to shoot in 3:2, 16:9, 4:3, or 1:1 aspect ratios, and in large, medium, and small image sizes. You can select the following image sizes:

Aspect Ratio/Size Full Frame APS-C Size
3:2 Large 24M: 6000 x 4000 10M: 3936 x 2624
3:2 Medium 10M: 3936 x 2624 6.0M: 3008 x 2000
3:2 Small 6.0M: 3008 x 2000 2.6M: 1968 x 1312
16:9 Large 20M: 6000 x 3376 8.7M: 3936 x 2216
16:9 Medium 8.7M: 3936 x 2216 5.1M: 3008 x 1688
16:9 Small 5.1M: 3008 x 1688 2.2M: 1968 x 1112
4:3 Large 21M: 5328 x 4000 9.2M: 3488 x 2624
4:3 Medium 9.2M: 3488 x 2624 5.3M: 2656 x 2000
4:3 Small 5.3M 2656 x 2000 2.3M: 1744 x 1312
1:1 Large 16M: 4000 x 4000 6.9M: 2624 x 2624
1:1 Medium 6.9M: 2624 x 2624 4.0M: 2000 x 2000
1:1 Small 4.0M: 2000 x 2000 1.7M: 1312 x 1312

RAW Format: You can record still images using the 14-bit RAW format, which uses all of the photographic data from the image sensor. You can select to record compressed or uncompressed RAW images. If desired, you can also select RAW+JPEG to record a RAW image and a JPEG image simultaneously. Because no processing is performed in the camera, RAW images must be transferred to a computer for processing, editing, and printing using the downloadable Imaging Edge software. RAW images are available in the following sizes and aspect ratios:

Aspect Ratio/Size Full Frame APS-C Size
3:2 RAW (L) 24M: 6000 x 4000 10M: 3936 x 2624
16:9 RAW (L) 20M: 6000 x 3376 8.7M: 3936 x 2216
4:3 RAW (L) 21M: 5328 x 4000 9.2M: 3488 x 2624
1:1 RAW (L) 16M: 4000 x 4000 6.9M: 2624 x 2624

Movie Recording Formats: The α9 II can record moving images in XAVC S (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with 2-channel LPCM audio), or AVCHD Ver. 2.0 format (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with Dolby Digital 2ch audio). You can choose from the following file formats and bit rates:

  • XAVC S 4K:
    • 3840 x 2160, 30p/25p/24p at approx 100 Mbps
    • 3840 x 2160, 30p/25p/24p at approx 60 Mbps
  • XAVC S HD:
    • 1920 x 1080, 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p at approx 50 Mbps
    • 1920 x 1080, 60p/50p at approx 25 Mbps
    • 1920 x 1080, 30p/25p at approx 16 Mbps
    • 1920 x 1080, 120p/100p at approx 100 Mbps (Hi-speed)
    • 1920 x 1080, 120p/100p at approx 60 Mbps (Hi-speed)
  • AVCHD:
    • FX: 1920 x 1080, 60i/50i at 24 Mbps (max)
    • FH: 1920 x 1080, 60i/50i at 17 Mbps (avg)

Dual Memory Card Slots: The α9 II camera has two slots for inserting memory cards. Both Slot 1 and Slot 2 support SD/SDHC/SDXC cards compatible with UHS-I and UHS-II. The α9 II does not support Memory Stick media. When recording movies, memory cards with SD Speed Class 4 or higher should be used for AVCHD movies, and Class 10 or U1 or faster for XAVC S movies. For High Speed Movies (100 Mbps), you should use a card with a U3 speed class. You can choose from the following options for recording images/movies to one or both memory cards:

  • Standard: Records an image to a memory card in the selected slot (Prioritize Recording Media in the camera menu).
  • Simultaneous (Still Image): Records still images to both memory cards, and records movies to the card in the selected slot.
  • Simultaneous (Movies): Records movies to both memory cards, and records still images to the card in the selected slot.
  • Simultaneous (Still Image/Movies): Records still images and movies to both memory cards.
  • Sort (RAW/JPEG): Records RAW images and movies to the card in the selected slot, and records JPEG images to the other memory card.
  • Sort (JPEG/RAW): Records JPEG images and movies to the card in the selected slot, and records RAW images to the other memory card.
  • Sort (Still Image/Movies): Records still images to the card in the selected slot, and records movies to the other memory card.

Zoom Options: The camera has the following zoom options:

  • Optical Zoom: The camera zooms only within the range of the attached lens. There is no image degradation.
  • Smart Zoom: The camera partially crops the image without causing degradation of the original image. Smart Zoom is only available for Medium and Small JPEG images, and magnifies the image approximately 1.5x (M) or 2x (S).
  • Clear Image Zoom: The camera uses image processing to digitally magnify an image with minimal image degradation. Magnification is approximately 2x (L), 2.6-3x (M), or 4x (S).
  • Digital Zoom: The camera uses image processing to digitally magnify an image with moderate image degradation. Magnification is approximately 4x (L), 5.2-6.1x (M), or 8x (S).

Focus Mode Dial: The α9 II lets you choose the focus method using a focus mode dial on the top of the camera. You can choose from the following modes:

  • AF-S (Single-shot Auto focus): The camera focuses and the focus is locked when you press the shutter button halfway down. Recommended for use with motionless subjects.
  • AF-C (Continuous Auto focus): The camera continues to focus when you press and hold the shutter button halfway down. Recommended for use when the subject is in motion.
  • DMF: After focusing automatically, you can make fine focusing adjustments manually (Direct Manual Focusing). This is most convenient during macro shooting.
  • Manual Focus: When it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode, you can adjust the focus manually. This mode allows you to set the distance of a subject by rotating the focusing ring to achieve a sharp focus.

AF (Auto focus) Area: The camera has 693 phase-detection autofocus points which cover approximately 93% of the image area. You can choose from the following AF Area options:

  • Wide: The camera focuses automatically on a subject in all ranges of the image.
  • Zone: You can select a zone on the monitor on which to focus.
  • Center: The camera uses the AF area located in the center area exclusively.
  • Flexible Spot: You can change the size of and move the focusing area in order to focus on a small subject or narrow area.
  • Expand Flexible Spot: If you cannot focus on a single selected point, you can use the focus points around the flexible spot as a secondary priority area for focusing.
  • Tracking: The camera tracks the subject within the selected autofocus area.

Face/Eye AF: The Face/Eye AF function can be assigned to a customizable button. When Face/Eye AF is selected, the camera focuses on a person's face or eyes for extremely sharp focusing of the face. You can choose in the menu whether to focus on the eyes or face.

Shutter Options: The Sony α9 II is equipped with a mechanical shutter and an electronic shutter. The mechanical shutter lets you choose shutter speeds up to 1/8000. The electronic shutter is much faster, allowing for shutter speeds to 1/32000. The continuous shooting speed is also affected by your choice of mechanical or electronic shutter. You can set the shutter to mechanical only, electronic only, or auto shutter (switches based on shooting conditions and shutter speed).

Drive Modes: The camera offers the following shooting modes:

  • Single Shooting: Default setting for standard picture taking.
  • Continuous Shooting: In this mode, you can shoot images continuously as long as you hold down the shutter release button. There are three continuous shooting speeds: Hi, Mid, and Lo. When the mechanical shutter is selected, you can shoot up to 10 images per second in the Hi mode, 8 fps in Mid mode, and 3 images per second in the Low mode. When you choose Auto or Electronic shutter, the maximum continuous shooting speed is 20 fps (Hi), 10 fps (Mid), or 5 fps (Lo). The maximum number of recordable frames is 361 JPEG or 239 RAW (131 RAW Uncompressed).
  • Self-Timer: You can set the camera to the following self-timers:
    • Single: The camera will record a single photo a number of seconds after the shutter button is pressed. You can choose between a 10-second, 5-second, or 2-second delay.
    • Continuous: The camera records 3, 5, or 9 images continuously after a 10, 5, or 2 second delay, offering you multiple shots to choose from.
  • Bracket Shooting: The camera is capable of shooting multiple images, each with a different setting. You can choose from the following Bracket options:
    • Continuous Bracket: Shoot 3 or 5 images, each with different degrees of brightness (0.3EV, 0.5EV, 0.7EV, 1.0EV, 2.0EV or 3.0EV) or 9 images (0.3EV, 0.5EV, 0.7EV, or 1.0EV). The images are taken as you press and hold the shutter button.
    • Single Bracket: Same as Continuous Bracket above, except that the shutter button is pressed for each image.
    • WB Bracket: The camera records three images, each with different color tones, according to the selected settings of white balance, color temperature, and color filter. You can select Low (small changes in white balance) or High (large changes in white balance).
    • DRO Bracket: The camera records three images, each with different degree of D-Range Optimizer. You can select Low (small changes in DRO) or High (large changes in DRO).

Interval Shooting: You can shoot a series of still images with a pre-selected interval and number of shots. Using the downloadable Imaging Edge software, you can create a time-lapse movie using the still images captured during interval shooting. During setup, you can select the following:

  • Start Time: The time from when you press the shutter to the time when interval shooting starts. (Range: 1 second to 99 minutes 59 seconds)
  • Shooting Interval: The time from when one exposure starts to when the exposure for the next shot starts. (Range: 1 to 60 seconds).
  • Number of Shots: The total number of shots desired for interval shooting. (Range: 1 to 9999 shots).
  • AE Tracking Sensitivity: Sets the tracking sensitivity of the auto exposure against the change in luminance during interval shooting. Selecting Low will result in a smoother transition between shots. (Selections: High, Mid, Low)
  • Shutter Type in Interval: Sets the Shutter Type used during interval shooting. (Selections: Mechanical, Electronic)
  • Shoot Interval Priority: Sets whether or not to prioritize the shooting interval when the exposure mode is Program Auto or Aperture Priority and the shutter speed is longer than the selected shooting interval. (Selections: On, Off)

Shooting Modes: The top-mounted Mode Dial lets you select from the following shooting modes:

  • iAuto (Intelligent Auto): This mode allows easy shooting with settings adjusted automatically based on Scene Recognition, such as Portrait, Infant, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Backlight Portrait, Backlight, Landscape, Macro, Spotlight, Low Light, or Night Scene (using a tripod).
  • Program Auto: For shooting with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture value), while allowing you to adjust other settings manually. Program Shift allows you to change the shutter speed/aperture combination without changing the approximate exposure.
  • Aperture Priority: This mode allows you to shoot after adjusting the aperture value manually, letting the camera set the appropriate shutter speed. This mode gives you greater control over the depth of field.
  • Shutter Speed Priority: This mode allows you to shoot after adjusting the shutter speed manually, letting the camera set the appropriate aperture. With a high shutter speed, the moving subject appears as if it is frozen on the image. With a slow shutter speed, the moving subject appears as if it were flowing.
  • Manual Exposure: This mode allows you to shoot after adjusting the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) manually. Bulb shooting is possible in this mode, allowing you to take long time exposures of star trails or fireworks.
  • Memory Recall (1, 2, 3): You can register often-used camera settings (including Shooting Mode, Aperture, Shutter speed) in one of three memory positions on the Mode Dial for easy recall.
  • Movies: You can record movies in Full HD or standard definition in 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio. When selected on the Mode Dial, you can select the desired movie settings, including Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual Exposure.
  • S&Q Motion: This mode lets you shoot in slow-motion or quick-motion. In the menu, you can set the S&Q frame rate to 120, 60, 30, 15, 8, 4, 2, or 1 fps. No sound is recorded in slow-motion or quick-motion mode.

Image Stabilization: The camera features SteadyShot Inside, a newly developed 5-axis optical image stabilization system equipped with high precision gyro sensors. Camera shake is effectively compensated along 5 axes: pitch, yaw, X, Y, and roll. You can see the effects of image stabilization in the live-view image. The 5-axis image stabilization provide a 5-step shutter speed advantage for full frame images.

Picture Effect: In Intelligent Auto mode, you can select Picture Effect to get one the following effect filters to achieve more impressive and artistic expression: Toy Camera (Normal, Cool, Warm, Green, Magenta), Pop Color, Posterization (color), Posterization (B/W), Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color (Red, Green, Blue, or Yellow), Rich-tone Monochrome, and High Contrast Mono.

Creative Style: The Creative Style function lets you select the desired image processing. You can adjust exposure (shutter speed and aperture) as you like with Creative Style. You can choose from: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, or Sepia. You can also adjust Contrast, Saturation, and Sharpness.

Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used to alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure) The exposure compensation amount can be set up to +/-3.0 EV in 1/3-step increments by turning the dial on the top of the camera or +/-5.0 EV in 1/3-step or 1/2-step increments in the menu. When shooting movies, the exposure can be adjusted in a range of +/-2.0 EV.

Metering Mode: A 1200-zone evaluative sensing system provides multi-pattern measuring for superior exposure control accuracy in a wide range of lighting conditions. You can select the method for measuring the brightness of a subject from the following methods:

  • Multi: This method uses the whole screen divided into 1200 zones to measure light.
  • Center: While emphasizing the central area of the screen, this method measure the average brightness of the entire screen.
  • Spot: This method measure light only in the spot metering circle in the center of the frame.
  • Entire Screen Avg: Measures the average brightness of the entire screen.
  • Highlight: Measures the brightness while emphasizing the highlighted area on the screen.

White Balance: You can adjust the color tones according to the lighting conditions. You can choose from the following WB options: Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White), Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Flash, Underwater Auto, Color Temperature (2500K to 9900K), Color Filter (G7 to M7 -- 57 steps / A7 to B7 -- 29 steps) and Custom (1/2/3).

Color Temperature/Color Filter: You can adjust the white balance further by selecting Color Temperature or Color Filter in the Custom White Balance option. With Color Temperature, the higher the number, the more reddish the image, and the lower the number, the more bluish the image. Color Filter achieves the effect of Color Compensation filters for photography. Based on the set color temperature as the standard, the color can be compensated to Green (G) or Magenta (M).

ISO Settings: ISO is a unit of measurement of sensitivity to light. The larger the number, the higher the sensitivity. The camera's ISO can be set manually or automatically, depending upon the exposure mode. ISO ranges differ with the selection of the shutter types. The ISO Sensitivity settings are as follows:

  • Mechanical Shutter: ISO 100-51200 (Expandable from ISO 50 to ISO 204800)
  • Auto: ISO 100-12800 (with selectable lower and upper limits)
  • Electronic Shutter: ISO 100-25600 (Expandable from ISO 50)
  • Movies: ISO 100-51200 equivalent (Expandable up to 102400)

Multi-Interface Shoe: The α9 II does not have a built-in flash, but is equipped with the Multi-Interface Shoe, allowing you to use an external flash, such as the HVL-F20M, HVL-F45R, HVL-F60RM, or the HVL-RL1 Ring Light. The ECM-B1M stereo shotgunmicrophone is also compatible.

Flash Features: When an optional external flash is attached, the camera offers several Flash Modes: Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, and Wireless. You can adjust the amount of flash light in a range of -3.0 EV to +3.0 EV with the Flash Compensation feature.

Wi-Fi / Bluetooth

Wireless Overview: The Sony α9 II lets you connect wirelessly with your mobile phone, tablet, or computer via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi through the Imaging Edge Mobile app.

Imaging Edge Mobile: To interface with the Sony α9 II, your smartphone/tablet must have the Imaging Edge Mobile application. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and requires iOS 12.4 or later. It is also compatible with Android smartphones and tablets with the Android 6.0 and up operating environment.

Bluetooth: When connected via Bluetooth 4.1, the camera can acquire location data from the mobile device and record that data onto the still images and movies. Using the PlayMemories Home application on your personal computer, you can organize and view your images on a map.

One-touch NFC (Near Field Communication): By touching an NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet to the "N" mark on the right side of the camera, the smartphone will be connected automatically via Wi-Fi, and the Imaging Edge Mobile app will be launched. The two devices must touch for approximately 1-2 seconds to make the connection. NFC One-touch Sharing allows you to directly send single images from the camera to the smartphone.

Wi-Fi Functions: The following wireless functions can be performed with the α9 II and Imaging Edge Mobile:

  • Controlling the Camera: You can use a smartphone as a remote controller for the camera. Your device can be used as a shutter release and a viewfinder. You can connect via NFC (Android only), SSID, or QR Codes.
  • Send to Smartphone: You can transfer still images to a smartphone for viewing. Images can be transferred in its original image size, or resized to 2M or VGA. RAW images are converted to JPEG format before being transferred.
  • Send to Computer: You can transfer images stored on the camera's memory card to a computer connected to a wireless access point or wireless broadband router in order to easily make backup copies.
  • View on TV: Images can be viewed on a network-enabled TV. While connected, you can playback images in a slideshow. You can choose from a short or long interval between slides, and select HD or 4K playback. Some BRAVIA TVs have special effects which can be selected for a slideshow.

Play And Print Functions

Playback Screen: You can view your photos back as a single image on the LCD monitor, as an Image Index or as a Slide Show. During Image Index View mode, you can view 9 (3 x 3) or 25 (5 x 5) images at once.

Auto Review: After an image is recorded, you can have the camera automatically display it on the LCD monitor for two, five or 10 seconds. You can also turn off auto review.

Image Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback. This can be done manually or automatically.

Slide Show: You can automatically play back still images continuously in a slide show. You can set the interval to 1, 3, 5, 10, or 30 seconds.

View Mode: There are five View Modes to choose from for playing back images and movies: Date View, Folder View (Still), AVCHD View, XAVC S HD View, and XAVC S 4K View.

4K Playback: The α9 II can output movies and still images in 4K resolution to an HDMI-connected TV that supports 4K. HDMI Resolution options include Auto, 2160p/1080p, 1080p, and 1080i.

BRAVIA Sync: When connecting the camera to a Sony TV with BRAVIA Sync via HDMI, you can control the camera with the TV's remote control.

Printing Options: The camera offers the following printing options:

  • DPOF Compatible: Using the camera, you can specify the images and the number of images to print before you print images at a photo-shop or with your printer.
  • Memory Card: You can print images with a Memory Stick or SD card compliant printer.
  • Computer: You can copy images to a computer using the available downloadable software and print the images.

Battery Information

InfoLithium Battery: The α9 II is powered by the NP-FZ100 InfoLithium battery (7.2V, 2280mAh). The battery communicates data to the camera, so that the percentage of battery power remaining can be displayed. The battery life specs are as follows:

  • Shooting Still Images:
    • LCD: Approx. 690 shots
    • Viewfinder: Approx. 500 shots
  • Recording Movies (Actual):
    • LCD: Approx. 120 min
    • Viewfinder: Approx. 110 min
  • Recording Movies (Continuous):
    • LCD: Approx. 200 min
    • Viewfinder: Approx. 195 min

Charging: The NP-FZ100 InfoLithium battery requires approximately 150 minutes (2.5 hours) to reach a full charge in the supplied BC-QZ1 battery charger. You can also charge the battery in the camera when you connect the supplied USB Type C cable (or a Micro USB cable --not included) to your computer or a USB power port. This method takes approximately 285 minutes (4.75 hours).

Power Save: You can set different time intervals for the camera to switch to Power Save mode. You can set the interval to 10 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, or 30 minutes. Once the camera goes into Power Save mode, you can return to the shooting mode by pressing the shutter button halfway.

Vertical Grip: The optional VG-C4AM Vertical Grip holds two NP-FZ100 batteries to essentially double the battery capacity. The vertical grip fastens to the bottom of the α9 II, and offers several controls for use when the camera is in the vertical (portrait orientation) position.

Connections

LAN Terminal: An RJ-45 terminal is provided for connecting a Wired LAN for convenient transfer of large still image and movie files. A wired LAN is much more stable than a wireless connection for transferring large amounts of data.

Flash Sync Terminal: You can connect external flash units to the camera via a sync cable. (Some Sony flash units connect via the Multi Interface Shoe.)

Microphone Jack: The 3.5mm microphone jack lets you connect an external microphone. If the external microphone has plug-in power, the power for the microphone is supplied by the camera through this jack. When an external mic is connected, the built-in microphone is turned off.

Headphone Jack: You can connect headphones to the camera through this stereo 3.5mm headphone jack. This allows you to listen to audio as it's being recorded, or as the movie file is being played back.

HDMI: The camera has a Micro HDMI (Type D) jack for connecting the camera to an HDMI-equipped TV or video recorder. To prevent the HDMI cable from being disconnected accidentally while shooting, you should use the supplied cable protector.

USB Type-C Terminal: The camera has a USB Type-C terminal for connecting the camera to your computer for image transfers, PC remote shooting, supplying power to the camera, or charging the battery in the camera. You cannot use the Type-C and Micro USB simultaneously for charging, and the charging time does not change according to which USB port you use. You can simultaneously power the camera using the Type-C terminal and use accessories for the Multi-Micro USB terminal, such as a remote commander.

Multi/Micro USB: The Micro USB terminal allows you to connect the camera to your computer or compatible storage device for downloading your recorded still images and movies. It can also be used for charging the battery in the camera when connected to a USB power port. A number of optional Sony remote controls also use the Multi/Micro USB port. This USB port supports Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0).

Multi Interface Shoe: The top-mounted Multi Interface Shoe is a single-point connection for multiple Sony accessories, such as flash units, video lights, and microphones.

Software

Downloadable Software: The α9 II does not include software in the box. Instead, Sony offers software for Windows- and Mac-compatible computers for importing still images and movies recorded with the camera to your computer. The software is compatible with Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit), and macOS 10.12-10.14 operating systems. You can download the software to your computer using the appropriate URL provided in the supplied Instruction Manual. The following downloadable software is compatible with the camera:

  • Imaging Edge: Imaging Edge software lets you conduct remote shooting from your computer. It can also develop and adjust RAW images recorded in the camera.
  • PlayMemories Home: With PlayMemories Home, you can import and view your images, and use various convenient features to enhance the images you have shot. PlayMemories Home is required for importing XAVC S and AVCHD movies to your computer.
  • Remote Camera Tool: Remote Camera Tool can be used for PC remote shooting using a wired LAN. You can change the camera settings and shoot images from your computer by connecting the camera directly to the computer or a switching hub via a LAN cable.

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