Sony’s innovative image sensor makes conventional camera mechanisms redundant, achieving speed and performance beyond the capabilities of mechanical devices. In addition, the absence of mechanical noise and vibration opens the door to a new world of creative possibilities. The Sony α9 overcomes the limitations of conventional SLR cameras based on mechanical systems. The first model to employ a high-speed layered design, it features a 24.2-megapixel full-frame image sensor that temporarily stores large volumes of data in internal memory at around 20 times the read speed. The full-frame Exmor RS® CMOS sensor and BIONZ X™ processor contribute to a continuous shooting speed of 20fps with AF/AE tracking. Exceptional performance and a large buffer allow you to capture the decisive moments. The electronic shutter eliminates interruptions caused by mirror movement in SLR cameras. The subject is always visible, even while shooting, with 60fps Live View functionality and minimal viewing lag. Light reaches the image sensor directly without mechanical interruption. The combination of mirrorless construction and speed optimisation extends AF/AE to the full-frame focal plane. The electronic shutter with 1/32,000 sec. top speed far exceeds mechanical shutters. It uses shallow depth-of-field without an ND filter, even in bright light. Light reaches the image sensor directly without mechanical interruption. The combination of mirrorless construction and speed optimisation extends AF/AE to the full-frame focal plane.