The Sony α9 has been designed to appeal to the professional photographer. The 693 point autofocus system, 20 frames per second, silent shooting, and improved battery longevity will enable photographers to capture images that other camera systems would miss. Sony has leapfrogged their competition and hopes to convince professional photographs using other camera systems to make the switch.
Several professional photographers were approached by Sony to get their initial impressions. See what Nick Didlick, Porter Binks, Patrick Murphy-Racey, Rick Wilking, David Burnett, Brian Smith, Cristina Mittermeier and Ben Lowy had to say about the Sony α9.