Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 vs Sony Alpha ILCE-A7 IV Comparison

Let’s compare the Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 vs Sony Alpha ILCE-A7 IV.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 and Sony Alpha ILCE-A7 IV. Both cameras have 35mm sensors but Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 has a 24.2 MP and Sony Alpha ILCE-A7 IV has a 33.0 MP resolution.

  Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 Sony Alpha ILCE-A7 IV
  Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 Front Sony Alpha ILCE-A7 IV Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Sony Sony
Megapixels 24.2 33.0
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format 35mm 35mm
SLR Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Crop Factor 1.0x 1.0x
AA Filter Fixed None
Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2) 7008 x 4672 (32.7 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 51200 Min 100 - Max 51200
Full ISO Settings AUTO, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to ISO 50 - 204800 Auto, 100 - 51200, expandable to 50 - 204800
Startup Time 1.2 seconds
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type Fast Hybrid AF: Wide (693 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot / Lock-on AF (Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot) Fast Hybrid 4D AF: 759 points (PDAF), 425 points (contrast-detection AF); Wide (759 points (PDAF), 425 points (CDAF))/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot/Tracking (Wide/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot); Touch AF
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode AUTO, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to ISO 50 - 204800 Auto, 100 - 51200, expandable to 50 - 204800
Shutter Speed Range 1/32000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 364 828
AW Buffer Size 240
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.0
LCD Resolution 1,440,000 dots (360,000 px) 3,680,000 dots
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No Yes
Selfie Screen No Yes
Top Deck Display No No
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type EVF: 1.3 cm (0.5 type) 3,686K-dot Quad VGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.78x magnification, -4.0 to +3.0m-1 diopter, Approx. 23mm eyepoint from the eyepiece lens, 18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard), STD 60fps / HI 120fps, eye sensor EVF: 1.3 cm (0.5 type) 3.68M-dot UXGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.78x magnification, -4.0 to +3.0 diopter, 23mm eyepoint from the eyepiece lens
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p) 3840x2160 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
Video File Format XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: LPCM / Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo XAVC S (Long GOP, H.264 MP4); XAVC HS (Long GOP, H.265 HEVC); XAVC S-I (All-Intra, H.264 MP4)
Memory Card Type MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC / CFexpress
Dual Card Slot Yes Yes
SD UHS Support Slot1:SD UHS-II; 2:MS/SD UHS-I 2x:CFexpress Type A, SD UHS-II
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes Yes
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/250 1/250
Internal connections Multi-Terminal Micro USB (with remote support), Type-D Micro HDMI, 1000Base-T Ethernet, 3.5mm Microphone and Headphone Jacks, Sync Terminal USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen2, 10Gbps), Multi-Terminal Micro USB (with remote support), Type-A HDMI, 3.5mm Microphone and Headphone jacks
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,Ethernet,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 480 shots
Battery Types NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 23.7 oz (673 g) includes batteries 23.2 oz (658 g) includes batteries
Size 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.5 in. (127 x 96 x 63 mm) 5.2 x 3.8 x 3.1 in. (131 x 96 x 80 mm)
Price
Price Buy starting from $3,498.00
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Release Date 2017-04-15 2021-12-31