Sony A9 II Gets Gold Award at DPReview (90% Overall Score)

DPReview has completed their full in-depth review for the Sony A9 II mirrorless camera, and the new Sony A9 II achieved an impressive 90% overall score and Gold Award from the experts at DPReview.

Sony A9 II Key Features:

  • 24.2MP full-frame stacked CMOS sensor
  • BIONZ X image processing engine and front-end LSI
  • Up to 20 fps with 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second
  • XAVC S 4K movie recording
  • 3-inch 1440K-dot tiltable LCD screen with touch control
  • Continuous view blackout-free Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF
  • High-speed 2.4/5GHz Wi-Fi and 1000BASE-T Ethernet
  • Secure, versatile and fast dual UHS-II SD media card slots
  • Add Voice Memo to images or voice to text for IPTC data
  • 693 phase detection and 425 contrast detection AF points

Good for:

Sports, action and event photography specialists, run-and-gun video shooters that need solid out-of-camera footage and generalist photographers that want the best autofocus performance they can find.

Not so good for:

Landscape and studio purists that may need more resolution or dynamic range, high-end video shooters that need more flexible files in post-production.

Conclusion from DPReview:

The Sony Alpha 9 Mark II comes with the best autofocus system we’ve seen. It’s compact yet has a good-sized grip, produces great Raw and JPEG files, offers excellent battery life and solid video capture. That said, we do think its video capabilities and rear screen could be updated, and of course, this is a sports camera, so those looking for maximum resolution or dynamic range are barking up the wrong tree. But the a9 II meets and, in some cases, exceeds the capabilities of its peers and makes for a truly compelling value for sports and action photographers.

Sony a9 II body: $4,498 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Read more: Best Lenses for Sony a9 II and Best Memory Cards for Sony a9 II.

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