Sony A9 Field Test Part III: Hiking California’s iconic Mount Whitney


posted Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 11:48 AM EDT

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We just can't get enough of the Sony A9! Photographer Brent Durand -- who recently penned a Field Test for us about the new Sony FE 12-24mm f/4G lens -- used that opportunity to put together an additional field test on Sony's flagship mirrorless camera. As a more compact alternative to traditional, bulky full-frame DSLRs, the A9 made a great companion for a recent multi-day hiking trip up along California's famed Mount Whitney, the highest summit in the contiguous United States.

For a journey such as this, size and weight are critical factors for the stuff you carry, and the Sony A9's physical features were advantageous in this regard. The large sensor and fast performance helped capture high-quality photos quickly and in both bright and dim lighting conditions. Plus, the A9's new battery turned out to be impressively suprising, even as the temps dropped up on the mountain. Get all the details of Brent's A9-documented hiking adventure over on our Sony A9 Field Test Part III!

Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G lens, f/18, 1/60s, ISO 100, 12mm

Sony A9 Field Test Part III