ILCE-9 Continuous Shooting

When an E-mount lens is 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.

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*4
20 images per second at maximum
The focus continuously tracks the subjects.*1*2*3*4
Compatible lenses
*1:
When the aperture value is greater than F11, the focus does not track the subjects.
*2:
15 images per second at maximum depending on attached lens.
*3:
12 images per second at maximum when shooting uncompressed RAW.
*4:
The focus does not track the subjects when the SEL16F28 lens is attached.
Continuous Shooting:Mid 10 images per second at maximum
The focus continuously tracks the subjects.*1*4
Continuous Shooting:Lo 2.5 images per second at maximum
The focus continuously tracks the subjects.
5 images per second at maximum
The focus continuously tracks the subjects.*1*4
  • 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.*3
*3:
12 images per second at maximum when shooting uncompressed RAW.
Continuous Shooting:Mid 10 images per second at maximum
The focus does not track the subjects during continuous shooting.
Continuous Shooting:Lo 2.5 images per second at maximum
The focus does not track the subjects during continuous shooting.
5 images per second at maximum
The focus does not track the subjects during continuous shooting.

Compatible lenses (As of Nov. 7, 2017)

Attaching a converter (SEL14TC/SEL20TC) has no effect on continuous shooting speed or availability of autofocus tracking.

  • Lenses capable of continuously shooting 20 images per second at maximum with AF tracking in AF-C mode
Model name Product name
SEL100400GM FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS
SEL100F28GM FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS
SEL1224G FE 12-24mm F4 G
SEL1635GM FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM
SEL24105G FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS
SEL2470GM FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
SEL50F14Z *5 Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA
SEL50F18F FE 50mm F1.8
SEL50M28 FE 50mm F2.8 Macro
SEL70200GM *5 FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS
SEL85F14GM *5 FE 85mm F1.4 GM
SEL85F18 FE 85mm F1.8
SELP18110G E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS

*5: AF tracking during continuous shooting can be improved by updating the lens system software to the latest version. 

With the exception of the SEL16F28 lens, lenses other than the compatible ones listed above are capable of continuously shooting 15 images per second at maximum in AF-C Mode.

  • Lenses capable of continuously shooting 15 images per second at maximum with AF tracking in AF-C mode
Model name Product name
SEL1018 E 10-18mm F4 OSS
SEL1635Z Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS
SEL1670Z Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS
SEL18200 *6 E18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
SEL18200LE *6 E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS LE
SEL1855 *6 E18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
SEL20F28 E 20mm F2.8
SEL24240 FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
SEL2470Z Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS
SEL24F18Z *6 Sonnar T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA
SEL2870 FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
SEL28F20 FE 28mm F2
SEL30M35 *6 E 30mm F3.5 Macro
SEL35F14Z Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA
SEL35F18 E 35mm F1.8 OSS
SEL35F28Z Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA
SEL50F18 *6 E 50mm F1.8 OSS
SEL55210 *6 E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS
SEL55F18Z Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA
SEL70200G FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS
SEL70300G FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS
SEL90M28G FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
SELP1650 E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
SELP18105G E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS
SELP18200 E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
SELP28135G FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS

*6: Update the lens system software to Ver.02 or later before use. 

Continuously shooting 20 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 20 images per second at the maximum as long as the camera is attached with a lens that supports continuous shooting of 20 images per second at the maximum.

Camera Settings Example

* 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.