Sony A9 II Review

December 10, 2019 | Mark Goldstein |


The new Sony Alpha A9 II is faster, more refined, more durable and more versatile than the two-year-old A9 camera that it succeeds, making it simply a better tool for the professional sports photographers and photojournalists that it's even more clearly aimed at.

With Sony busy adding new, longer lenses in the two years since the original A9 was released, it's never been a better time to use a Sony Alpha camera for professional use, giving Canon and Nikon even more to worry about.

Both of those imaging giants are also busy preparing their own flagship camera for next year's Olympics, but interestingly both are sticking to their DSLR-guns with the imminent launches of the EOS-1D X Mark III and the D6 respectively.

For now, the new Sony A9 II is a compelling option for pro users, with Sony introducing a wide range of relatively minor, but collectively major, improvements to a flagship camera that was already a real speed demon.

They've clearly been listening very closely to their pool of pro users and ambassadors to deliver a camera truly worthy of the Olympic Games that it will be used at next year.

5 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 5
Features 5
Ease-of-use 4.5
Image quality 5
Value for money 4.5