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Sony a9 with 42MP

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Who knows that they will? The A99II shoots 42mp at half the speed of A9 and it still locks up when clearing the buffer.

 

Speed vs resolution is still a factor. In a small camera there's also heat. In reality you'll still have to choose between top resolution and top speed for years to come.

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Speed vs resolution is still a factor.

 

In the current A9, the maximum speed of 20fps is only available if you choose "Compressed raw". In "Uncompressed raw", the speed falls back to 12 fps.

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While we all want more, there is a cost in physics and price.

The processing power to achieve such performance will arrive but it most likely will cost a ton in energy and heat.

As Sony still seems to suffer from overheating criticism, unless that is addressed, the chance of a high MP, high speed body, with the sort of high bit performance people are talking about is unlikely to be here anytime soon.

But as always, anticipation is more than half the fun. 😉

Edited by markophoto

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I was always under the impression that the A9 is designed primarily as a "Sports" high speed AFC - no blackout camera that is aimed at challenging the high end DSLR sports shooters such as the Nikon D5 etc.

The sensor is revolutionary and as such it may be too expensive to make a sensor with more megapixels - is there really a demand for it?

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On 9/14/2018 at 5:13 AM, Iansky said:

I was always under the impression that the A9 is designed primarily as a "Sports" high speed AFC - no blackout camera that is aimed at challenging the high end DSLR sports shooters such as the Nikon D5 etc.

The sensor is revolutionary and as such it may be too expensive to make a sensor with more megapixels - is there really a demand for it?

I don't think the problem is demand. An A9 but with 42MP would be even more useful for sports than the current model.

I think the problem is read speed, which, all else being equal, is linear with MP. If Sony can increase read speed prefer to spend than capability on further reducing the rolling shutter effect.

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I for one went with the Sony A7RM3, for I figure I'll sacrifice a little bit of speed for more resolution. It's nice to be able to crop a little and still be able to do large prints. Besides it gives wildlife a fighting chance in not getting pictures taken of them. 😁

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