ILCE-9 Continuous Shooting

When a mount adaptor (LA-EA1/LA-EA2/LA-EA3/LA-EA4) and an A-mount lens are attached to the camera, the continuous shooting speed and availability of autofocus tracking varies depending on shooting conditions such as shutter type, focus mode and the attached lens. Please see the tables below.

LA-EA1/LA-EA2/LA-EA4

Continuous Shooting and Autofocus Tracking

  • Focus Mode: AF-C
Continuous Shooting Shutter Type Notes
Mechanical Shutter Auto/Electronic Shutter
Continuous Shooting:Hi 5 images per second at maximum
The focus does not track the subjects during continuous shooting.
15 images per second at maximum
The focus does not track the subjects during continuous shooting.*3*7
*3:
12 images per second at maximum when shooting uncompressed RAW.
*7:
Aperture is locked during continuous shooting.
Continuous Shooting:Mid 10 images per second at maximum
The focus does not track the subjects during continuous shooting.*7
Continuous Shooting:Lo The focus continuously tracks the subjects during continuous shooting
  • Focus Mode: AF-S/DMF/MF
Continuous Shooting Shutter Type Notes
Mechanical Shutter Auto/Electronic Shutter
Continuous Shooting:Hi 5 images per second at maximum
The focus does not track the subjects during continuous shooting.
15 images per second at maximum
The focus does not track the subjects during continuous shooting.*3*7
*3:
12 images per second at maximum when shooting uncompressed RAW.
*7:
Aperture is locked during continuous shooting.
Continuous Shooting:Mid 10 images per second at maximum
The focus does not track the subjects during continuous shooting.*7
Continuous Shooting:Lo The focus does not track the subjects during continuous shooting.

LA-EA3 *6

*6 : Update the mount adaptor LA-EA3 system software to the latest version to continuously shoot 10 images per second at maximum when using AF tracking. 

Continuous Shooting and Autofocus Tracking

  • Focus Mode: AF-C
Continuous Shooting Shutter Type Notes
Mechanical Shutter Auto/Electronic Shutter
Continuous Shooting:Hi 5 images per second at maximum
The focus continuously tracks the subjects.*1*7
10 images per second at maximum
The focus continuously tracks the subjects.*1*5*7
Compatible lenses
*1:
When the aperture value is greater than F11, the focus does not track the subjects.
*5:
8 images per second at maximum depending on attached lens.
*7:
Aperture is locked during continuous shooting.
Continuous Shooting:Mid
Continuous Shooting:Lo The focus continuously tracks the subjects.
  • Focus Mode: AF-S/DMF/MF
Continuous Shooting Shutter Type Notes
Mechanical Shutter Auto/Electronic Shutter
Continuous Shooting:Hi 5 images per second at maximum
The focus does not track the subjects during continuous shooting.
20 images per second at maximum
The focus does not track the subjects during continuous shooting.*2*3*7
Compatible lenses
*2:
15 images per second at maximum depending on attached lens.
*3:
12 images per second at maximum when shooting uncompressed RAW.
*7:
Aperture is locked during continuous shooting.
Continuous Shooting:Mid 10 images per second at maximum
The focus does not track the subjects during continuous shooting.*7
Continuous Shooting:Lo The focus does not track the subjects during continuous shooting.

Compatible lenses (As of May 25, 2017)

  • Lenses capable of continuously shooting 10 images per second at maximum with AF tracking in AF-C mode
  • Lenses capable of continuously shooting 20 images per second at maximum in AF-S/DMF/MF Mode
Model name Product name
SAL1635Z2 Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II
SAL1650 DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM
SAL18135 DT 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 SAM
SAL2470Z2 Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM II
SAL300F28G2 300mm F2.8 G SSM II
SAL500F40G 500mm F4 G SSM
SAL50F14Z Planar T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM
SAL55300 DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM
SAL70200G2 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II
SAL70300G2 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM II
SAL70400G2 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II
  • Lenses capable of continuously shooting 8 images per second at maximum with AF tracking in AF-C mode
Model name Product name
SAL1635Z Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM
SAL1855 DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM
SAL18552 DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II
SAL2470Z Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM
SAL24F20Z Distagon T* 24mm F2 ZA SSM
SAL2875 28-75mm F2.8 SAM
SAL300F28G 300mm F2.8 G
SAL30M28 DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM
SAL35F18 DT 35mm F1.8 SAM
SAL50F18 DT 50mm F1.8 SAM
SAL55200-2 DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM
SAL70200G 70-200mm F2.8 G
SAL70300G 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM
SAL70400G 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM
SAL85F28 85mm F2.8 SAM
  • Lenses capable of continuously shooting 15 images per second at maximum in AF-S/DMF/MF Mode
Model name Product name
SAL1635Z Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM
SAL1855 DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM
SAL100M28 100mm F2.8 Macro
SAL1118 DT 11-18mm F4.5-5.6
SAL135F18Z Sonnar T* 135mm F1.8 ZA
SAL135F28 135mm F2.8 [T4.5] STF
SAL16105 DT 16-105mm F3.5-5.6
SAL1680Z Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA
SAL16F28 16mm F2.8 Fisheye
SAL18200 DT 18-200mm F3.5-6.3
SAL18250 DT 18-250mm F3.5-6.3
SAL18552 DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II
SAL1870 DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6
SAL20F28 20mm F2.8
SAL24105 24-105mm F3.5-4.5
SAL2470Z Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM
SAL24F20Z Distagon T* 24mm F2 ZA SSM
SAL2875 28-75mm F2.8 SAM
SAL28F28 28mm F2.8
SAL300F28G 300mm F2.8 G
SAL30M28 DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM
SAL35F14G 35mm F1.4 G
SAL35F18 DT 35mm F1.8 SAM
SAL500F80 500mm F8 Reflex
SAL50F14 50mm F1.4
SAL50F18 DT 50mm F1.8 SAM
SAL50M28 50mm F2.8 Macro
SAL55200 DT 55-200mm F4-5.6
SAL55200-2 DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM
SAL70200G 70-200mm F2.8 G
SAL70300G 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM
SAL70400G 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM
SAL75300 75-300mm F4.5-5.6
SAL85F14Z Planar T* 85mm F1.4 ZA
SAL85F28 85mm F2.8 SAM

Continuously shooting 10 images per second at maximum while autofocus is tracking

Even when the camera is configured with the example settings below, it is still possible to continuously shoot 10 images per second at the maximum as long as the camera is attached with a lens that supports continuous shooting of 10 images per second at the maximum.

Camera Settings

* The number of shots available for continuous shooting can be reduced by a number of factors, including the subject, camera settings (image size and ISO sensitivity, high ISO noise reduction, use of lens compensation (distortion compensation)), and the recording media used.