When the Sony a9 first came out, it was hailed as a massive step forward and a challenger of Canon’s flagship 1D X Mark II and Nikon’s flagship D5 at a lower price than both. And although it looked amazing on paper and in early reviews, questions about its longevity remained. After almost two years, this great video discusses how the a9 has fared over the long-term.
Coming to you from Wes Perry, this great video review gives his long-term thoughts on the Sony a9 after almost two years and approximately 100,000 shots. The a9 immediately leapfrogged other flagship cameras in several ways when it came out (continuous burst speed being one of the most notable), and as Sony has updated and refined its capabilities through firmware updates and continued to fill out the lens library with better and more options, it’s only improved. On the other hand, photographers were concerned if the camera was as durable as the well-tested likes of the Canon and Nikon flagships, which are well known for their abilities to handle extreme situations and abuse. According to Perry, it has held up remarkably well, showing some superficial scuffs and wear, but nothing impeding its function in any fashion. Check out the video for his full thoughts.