Sony a9 Gets Gold Award at DPReview (89% Overall Score)

DPReview has completed their review of the new Sony a9 mirrorless camera – The Sony a9 ($4,498) full frame E mount mirrorless camera earned an impressive 89% overall score and Gold Award from the experts at DPReview. DPReview said the Sony a9 is a fantastic and highly capable camera and it is ideal for professional wedding, action and sports photographers.

While we’ve seen that there are still trade-offs versus high-end DSLRs, the Sony a9 is a fantastic and highly capable camera, and the fact that it’s comparable to those DSLRs speaks volumes. The Nikon D5 and Canon EOS-1D X II are both the result of decades of research and experience, and the fact that Sony has arrived with the a9 less than four years after creating its first full-frame mirrorless camera is nothing to be sneezed at.

If you’re drawn to the ideas of silent operation and a compact package (with the right lenses) and yet you have a need for the type of speed the a9 offers, you won’t be disappointed.

Conclusion from DPReview:

The Sony a9 is more than just a refinement of the company’s a7-series of full-frame mirrorless cameras; it’s an evolution. With meaningful ergonomic and user interface improvements, the a9 is a polished and highly capable camera. It may not be a go-to camera for landscape and studio photographers, but its compact dimensions, silent operation, abundant speed and blackout-free shooting make it not only a step forward for mirrorless, but a compelling proposition for professionals who can’t afford to miss a moment.

Store links:

Sony a9 body: $4,498 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens: $2,498 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

$200 off on Sony a7RII: $2,698 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Read more: Best Lenses for Sony a9.