Rumors : 72MP Sony A9 prototype camera spotted out in the wild

Rumors : 72MP Sony A9 prototype camera spotted out in the wild

More information about the next flagship E-mount mirrorless camera leaked on the web. 72MP Sony A9 prototype camera has been spotted out in the wild.

The gossip mill is once again mentioning a camera called Sony Alpha A9 which will be placed above the A7-series. The report comes from a reader at Sonyalpharumors website. An anonymous photographer in New York City claims to have spotted the long-rumored flagship full-frame mirrorless camera out in the wild.

He said that they had seen the 72MP Sony A9 camera in prototype while walking through Battery Park in Manhattan.

Rumors about the 72MP Sony A9 prototype camera

If recent rumors are true the Sony Alpha A9 will become the new flagship E-mount mirrorless interchangeable lens camera and might feature a full-frame sensor around 70 to 80-megapixels.


The upcoming Sony Alpha A9 is said to have a bigger grip in dimensions. It will have a DSLR alike design and size. From the report the reader also says “_it is slightly larger than the A7R ii however it does not have a built in battery grip.”_ The camera has a joystick for autofocus point moving.

Sony A7II was the world’s first full frame camera with in-body 5-axis image stabilization. The next generation MILC from Sony will be a giant leap. The rumor mill says that the IBIS technology will make its way into future Sony A9 model.

The 72MP Sony A9 will be the next flagship model and will be capable of capturing unlimited RAW photos in continuous shooting mode. This means it can capture unlimited and won’t pause for buffering. It will also have dual card slots. Both slots will support only XQD cards.

Here are the leaked specs so far

  • 70-80 megapixel sensor
  • IBIS technology
  • Unlimited RAW shooting
  • Dual SD card slot
  • Better HDR
  • Bigger grip

No information about the official announcement date. We might see it around Photokina 2016 event in September.

This is all for 72MP Sony A9 camera news. Stay tuned with “Mirrorless Times” and we’ll give more information about this exciting camera when it is available. Just like with all rumors, take this one with a grain of salt.