Meet Canon Malaysia’s 2020 EOS Ambassadors

Canon Malaysia has refreshed her line-up of EOS ambassadors for 2020 to uplift their branding with two categories, the EOS Youth Ambassador and the open category – EOS Ambassador.

Relying on spokespersons to represent a brand is quite common but some products need specialization and professionalism in its own field. If a brand collaborates with an ambassador who does not carry their weights well, the brand image will be on the line. With the announcement of Canon’s 2020 EOS Ambassadors with two categories, Mr. Albert Mah, Head of Imaging Communication Products Division at Canon Marketing Malaysia says “The Canon EAs and EYAs were elected based on different levels of experience, their united passion in photography and their unique flair in photography skills…”

So, what are the roles of both Canon Malaysia‘s EOS & EOS Youth Ambassadors? To summarise their roles (which are pretty much the same, just different audience segments), they have to:-

  • Increase Brand awareness/relevancy ranging from photo enthusiast to semi-professional and professional photographers
  • Strengthen the brand’s position as the choice amongst the enthusiasts and professionals
  • Promote and build affinity amongst other enthusiasts and professionals within the photography industry.
  • To become workshop speakers to share experience, passion, and knowledge.

Okay, now we know the roles they have to play, let’s see who are they, some are existing and some are new.


Andrew Koh

Andrew Koh

Andrew’s first camera was a classic Canon camera. It was then, he picked up most of his photography and technical skills. He has dabbled in much commercial work for renowned brands. He is the co-founder of Thirty Three Production, a production company specializing in corporate and magazine shoots, with clients ranging from Gap Malaysia, Samsung, to Adidas, EcoWorld, Yves Rocher and more. Known for his minimalist wedding and commercial ad campaigns, he values facial expressions in a natural setting that truly reflects the emotions and moment in time. Plain and simple will best describe his style, with his favorite genre being black and white photography.

Asmady Ahmad

Asmady Ahmad

Asmady is based in the northern region. Being an avid Canon user, Asmady conducted many workshops and classes. He is also a two-time winner of our Canon PhotoMarathon (CPM) and was also one of the CPM 2018 judges. Being one of the top wedding and portrait photographers in his region, Asmady has been in the wedding and portrait photography business for almost 13 years.

Bonnie Yap

Bonnie Yap

This outspoken lady started her photography career back in 1990. Her 12-year stint with The Star publication enabled her to broaden her photography portfolio. Bonnie is best known for her indoor studio food shoots to entertainment, travel and fashion photography. This versatile photographer has also made a foray into video production. She has come a long way from a junior event photographer to a professional she is today.

Edwin Lay (NEW)

Edwin Lay

From a humble beginning as a part-time wedding photographer back in 2006, Edwin now specializes in capturing moments, particularly of sports and adventure. He started covering corporate events in 2007, and through word-of-mouth and blogs, his skills became one that is sought after. This led him to pursue a full-time career as a photographer. 2009 saw him conducting workshops under the renowned Alvin Leong Academy, sharing his passion with budding photographers.

Fazry Ismail (NEW)

Fazry Ismail

Fazry is a Malaysia Chief Photographer for European Pressphoto Agency (EPA). After graduating from UiTM with a degree in photography and creative imaging, he joined Malaysia’s English newspaper, The Star and online portal Malaysia Gazette before EPA. He has covered major events such as the mass protest in Hong Kong, the Winter Olympics in South Korea, the Summer Olympics in Brazil, the APEC Summit in Papua New Guinea, the Mecca Hajj in Saudi Arabia, the FIBA Basketball in China, the US-North Korea Summit in Vietnam, the China-Taiwan meeting in Singapore, as well as the Songkran Festival in Bangkok to name a few.

Glenn Guan

Glenn Guan

A photojournalist and assistant chief photographer with The Star, Glenn has an interest in action photography, having learned the ropes whilst starting off as a nature photographer. He is a winner of multiple awards of local and international awards and is considered a veteran in global sports assignments.

Grace Tan (NEW)

Grace Tan

Grace brings a wealth of storytelling experience from her background in film and television production, where her early works spanned award-winning TV programs and full-feature films. Being a renowned photographer for over 10 years, Grace specializes in family and personal portraits under the brand Stories.My, and has worked with a number of high-profile personalities and celebrities. Grace is passionate about developing young people in a creative capacity and organizes photography workshops as well.

Johnson Wee

Johnson Wee

Malaysian wedding photographer Johnson specializes in pre-wedding and engagement shoots. Upon entry into professional photography competitions for 4 and a half years, he racked up more than 300 international awards, including bringing the first-ever Asian photographer to score a perfect 100 points in WPPI competitions, winning the prestigious 2015 MPA Overseas Master Photographer of the Year, and being the SWPP 2017 20×16 Print Competition Overall Winner Grand Award. He is now the most awarded wedding photographer in Asia. As a Master of WPPI, a Fellow of the MPA (UK), he is also a veteran judge for various reputable photography associations. Johnson is also regularly invited to various photography events and seminars around the world.

M. Hamdan Ruhimin @ Adam R. Adzim

Adam R. Adzim

M. Hamdan Ruhimin @ Adam R. Adzim (or Adam) is a Sabahan-based photographer who specializes in fashion and portraiture photography. He has conducted various conceptual photography workshops throughout Sabah since 2012. To date, he has opened his own photo studio.

M. Safuan Salahudin (NEW)

M. Safuan Salahudin

Mohd Safuan hails from Alor Setar. He started his photography career back in 2013 taking photos for official government events and major sporting events in the country. To date, he has won numerous photography competitions; namely PhotoMarathon (Asia, Malaysia, Singapore), Perlis Photo Fest, MBPJ Wonders of PJ Photohunt, Selfie GTR Photo Content and the GEMPAQ V6 Ipoh, to name a few. He was also the winner of the cable TB history channel reality show, the Photo Face Off Malaysia, and he has competed with other winners in the country in the final of Photo Face Off Asia.


Acacia Diana

Acacia Diana

Acacia Diana is an architectural graduate who started photography in 2014. To date, she has traveled to over 40 countries and enjoys capturing and sharing architectural, landscape and lifestyle photography from around the world. She curates visuals for renowned global brands and has worked with Microsoft, Starbucks, L’occitane, and Vans. She also contributes work for tourism bodies, travel publications and various humanitarian NGOs, including Four Seasons Hotels, Turkish Tourism and Lebanon and Camps. Her works have been exhibited at multiple venues, including Galeri Petronas and the Shah Alam Convention Centre.

Annice Lyn

Annice Lyn

Former national figure skater turn documentary and sports photographer, Annice Lyn believes that the art of photography is able to articulate and transpose fragments of moments into timeless imagery. She is the first female photographer from Malaysia to be accredited for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. Her work has been picked by the Associated Press, the Washington Post, USA Today, Yahoo, ABC News, and various other news online platforms both locally and internationally. Annice was shortlisted for Southeast Asia Women of the Future 2020. She seeks to visually document mainly humanitarian interest, sports, and visual artwork photography and hopes to inspire young emerging creators and storytellers.

Barathan Amuthan

Barathan Amuthan

Barathan Amuthan is an acclaimed celebrity hairstylist and photographer. He was inspired by his father in becoming a photographer and expands his works between Malaysia and India. The art of capturing memories in a click has always fascinated Barathan. His art has captured local festivals, international concerts, and celebrity profiles. His love and knowledge of photography has inspired him to share with others who hold similar interests. Barathan also holds regular photography workshops.

Reuben Liu

Reuben Liu

Reuben Liu picked up his first camera in 2012 and has since been creating content. What started out as a nostalgic desire to document his university days slowly became a passion to tell stories, one frame at a time. In the day, Reuben leads a young creative team in a digital agency as an Assistant Group Head, and at night, he pursues his passion for storytelling under Roundtable Studios, a production and photography studio he founded. He aims to cultivate a culture of collaboration amongst creators in Malaysia through the #LEGGOSHOOT initiative which he started with another Canon EOS Youth Ambassador in 2018.

Rhiannon K.

Rhiannon K.

Rhiannon K. is a self-taught fine art conceptual photographer from Sabah, Malaysia, who ‘creates’ moments rather than capturing them. She began developing her skills in photography at the age of 13, exploring food, landscape and event photography. In the midst of building her personal style, she discovered her passion for conceptual portraiture and has never stopped since. Being a true believer that photography is an outlet of expression and a platform to share experiences, Rhiannon aspires to be an inspiration for youths to channel their inner thoughts through art, namely photography.

Samuel Goh

Samuel Goh

As a corporate commercial photographer and filmmaker, Samuel Goh has worked on content for brands such as the World Bank, Petronas, and TNB. As a marketing and communications graduate, he understands the impact of visual content in building strong brand messages. He is currently pursuing work in a production and photography studio he co-founded with fellow ambassador Reuben Liu, called Roundtable Studios. For him, photography has always been an avenue for him to share and connect. Besides hosting workshops, his current social media network includes a community of over 40,000, where he shares stories and technical knowledge to the photography community. He is also deeply passionate about film photography and can be often found photographing the streets of KL.

Firmware: Canon EOS-1D X Mark III v1.1.0

Canon has released new firmware for the EOS-1D X Mark III.

Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following enhancement and fixes:

  • The option to capture full HD movies and 4K UHD movies in 23.98p frame rate has been added.
  • The communication speed has been improved when connected via wired LAN.
  • The “Browser Remote” function has been added.
  • The function to transfer only protected images has been added.
  • Corrects the phenomenon in which, when the electronic level is set to “Show” in the viewfinder display, in rare cases, the camera may freeze when operating the AF-ON button or shutter button.
  • Corrects the phenomenon in which the Custom Shooting Mode settings may change when the shooting mode is switched.

Download firmware v1.1.0 for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

Olympus Malaysia Raya Promotions 2020

Looking for good deals during this lockdown period? Here are some GOOD DEALS for you!

Check out these awesome deals NOW at Olympus Online Store! Shop now:

Apply voucher code: 𝗢𝗙𝗙𝗥𝗔𝗬𝗔𝟭𝟬𝟬𝗢𝗙𝗙
and enjoy RM100 OFF on camera & lenses.
(Voucher expiration date: 7 April 2020)

*We will deliver your order after the Movement Control Order (MCO) ends. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Pre-order Olympus 12-45mm F4.0 PRO at RM2,999

PRE-ORDER FREE GIFTS: 32GB CLASS 10 SD CARD & BCL-1580 Body Cap LensStocks will be delivered after Movement Control Order ends.
Note: For self-pickup at the selected retailer, RM300 deposit will be required, the balance will be made at the retailer upon collection.

  • World’s most compact, lightweight standard zoom lens with the fixed aperture for amazing mobility
  • Weather sealed construction Splashproof, Dustproof and Freezeproof (-10°C)
  • Superb macro capabilities with a maximum magnification on of 0.5x (35mm equivalent)
  • Minimum focusing distance 12cm (wide) / 23cm (tele)
  • Weighing at only 254g

Term & Condition: 

  • Pre-order period: 04 – 15 April 2020. 
  • Promotion is not applicable with other promotions and coupon discounts.
  • For customers who opt for Delivery Option, orders will be sent out via courier to you after Control Movement Order (MCO) and within 4 – 6 business days.
  • For customers who opted for Self-pickup, print out a copy of the Sales Order Email that you have received and proceed to selected Self-pickup location to complete your purchase.
  • Deposit is not refundable.

** Points cannot be used on this item.

Software update for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K Blackmagic Design

Software update for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K
Blackmagic Design today announced a new software update for its popular Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K models that include powerful studio camera features. Now customers can connect to an ATEM Mini switcher and get control of the camera parameters, lens and tally light. ATEM Mini can control up to 4 cameras via the HDMI video connection and ensure all cameras are perfectly matched for a professional live studio workflow. Now the same Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera can work as a digital film camera and a studio camera!

Blackmagic Camera Update 6.9 is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design web site.

Press Release:

Nikon Innovation In Your Hands Consumer Campaign (1st – 30th April 2020) – Extension

Dear Esteemed Dealers,

Kindly be informed that we will be extending the above-mentionedConsumer Campaign for another month (1st – 30th April 2020).

Below is the summary for easy reference. For more details on T&C, please refer to the attached announcement letter.

Model1+1 Year Extended WarrantyApril Consumer Campaign
D850 Kit & BodyN/ARM 1500 Instant Cashback
D780 Kit & BodyN/ARM 300 Online Cashback
D750 Kit & BodyRM1100 Instant Cashback
D500 BodyRM 600 Instant Cashback
D7500 Kit & BodyRM 500 Instant Cashback
D5600 18-140mm Kit, 18-55mm Kit & BodyRM 400 Instant Cashback
D3500 Kit & BodyFree 1 x extra original EN-EL14a battery and RM 150 Instant Cashback
Coolpix P1000N/ARM 300 Instant Cashback
Coolpix P950N/AFree 1x Battery EN-EL 20a
Model1+1 Year Extended WarrantyApril Consumer Campaign
Z 7 BAFree XQD USB Adapter +
RM 2000 Instant Cashback
Z 7 BLAFree XQD USB Adapter +RM 2200 Instant Cashback
Z 7 BLFree XQD USB Adapter +RM 2200 Instant Cashback
Z 6 BARM 1000 Instant Cashback
Z 6 BLARM 1300 Instant Cashback
Z 6 BLRM 1300 Instant Cashback
Model1+1 Year Extended WarrantyApril Consumer Campaign
Z 50 BodyN/AFree:Nikon Z50 Camera CaseSandisk Extreme Pro SD Memory Card 32 GB PWP (Purchase with Purchase) of Z50: FTZ Adapter:RM 1398 (RM 449 PWP) *Save RM 949Purchase FTZ with only RM 449 and get 1x FREE 64GB SanDisk Extreme Pro (Worth RM90) 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you need further clarifications pertaining to the above-mentioned Consumer Campaign promotion.

Thank you for your support on Nikon products always.

Canon Mar 2020 Consumer Promotions : EOS-some Spring – R Deals

Greetings from Canon Marketing Malaysia!

We are pleased to announce the March 2020 Consumer Promotions for EOS-some Spring – R Deals

Kindly find below the details and promotion duration as well as promo Terms & Conditions as attached for your reference.

Model Instant Cash Back Redeem Online Free Items
Mount Adapter EF-EOS R
EOS R (RF24-105 USM)
EOS RP (RF24-105 USM)
EOS RP (RF24-240 USM)

Terms & Conditions

  1. This program is valid from 1st March 2020 until 31st March 2020 or while stocks last.

2.      Instant Cashback claim will be based on Profit2u sell thru. All claims should be made based on genuine sell-thru. Business Partners are required to submit printed Invoice/Receipt via Profit2u Portal. Customer Name, Contact Number and Serial number must be stated on the Invoice/Receipts. CMMSB reserved the right to request for more documentations to verify the sell-thru.

3.      Speedlite 470EX-AI must be redeemed online through YLWC ( with proof of purchase.

  1. 64GB SD Card  and Mount Adapter EF-EOS R will be given upon purchase.

5.      For Instant Cashback, Distributors are allowed to claim only under their outlets sell-thru, NOT for their distribution to CEP.

6.      Profit2u submission deadline : 14th April 2020

  1. In the event that any form of foul play has been detected or brought to CMM’s attention, CMM reserve the right to disqualify and nullify all claims submitted by business partner/ Counterman.
  2. Any other matters pertaining to this campaign but not covered in the Rules and Regulations stated above, shall be determined by the management of Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. No correspondence will be entertained and decision made by the management of Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. would be final.

Nikon Announced D780 DSLR


The New Nikon D780 Will Exceed Expectations with the Ultimate Combination of Speed, Powerful Performance and Premium Features at an Uncompromising Value

LAS VEGAS – CES 2020, BOOTH #14018 (January 6, 2020 at 9:00 P.M. ET / 6:00 P.M. PT) Today, Nikon Inc. unveiled the D780, an exciting new FX-format DSLR that makes vast improvements to the highly-revered D750, Nikon’s most popular full-frame DSLR ever, while inheriting pro-level features from the powerful D850 and flagship D5. The much-anticipated D780 delivers the most sought-after features to give enthusiasts and professionals an agile camera for capturing high-resolution photos and 4K UHD video with the added benefit of fast, accurate phase detect autofocusing. While the D780 retains the rugged reliability of its predecessor, the camera has been turbocharged with Nikon’s latest EXPEED 6 processor, touch operability, advanced autofocus capabilities, extensive video features, a valuable assortment of in-camera creative options and much more. The new D780 is more than a worthy successor to the beloved D750, it’s a proven performer that transcends any creative endeavor.

Nikon cameras and lenses are world-renowned for their usability, reliability, performance and impressive image quality. With the addition of the innovative new Z mirrorless system, together with a robust and proven lineup of DSLR’s and decades of the finest NIKKOR lenses, Nikon is uniquely positioned to fulfill customer’s needs no matter how they want to capture still images or video.

“The Nikon D780 is not only a huge leap in technology over the D750, but it also integrates Nikon’s latest cutting-edge technologies to offer the best video feature-set and imaging capabilities in a full-frame DSLR,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President of Nikon Inc. “A demand exists for a successor to the D750, which offers the unbeatable combination of versatility, image quality and value.”

Perform Beyond Expectations

The Nikon D780 sets a new benchmark in DSLR performance, vastly improving upon the capabilities of the D750 by incorporating the newest technology and some of the popular features seen in the Z series, making it powerful and versatile enough to capture anything from fast-action sports to beautifully detailed night skies. The D780 is a seriously capable camera and offers the distinct advantage of being comfortable in the hands of a photo enthusiast, as well as being a popular pro-grade tool for weddings, wildlife, and production environments.

  • High Resolution Image Quality: Offering the optimal balance between resolution and file size, the D780 is equipped with a 24.5-megapixel backside-illuminated (BSI) FX-Format CMOS sensor to deliver superb image quality, fantastic dynamic range, beautiful color reproduction, stellar low-light ability and sharp clarity to excel in a wide array of shooting scenarios.

  • EXPEED 6 Processing Power: Designed with Nikon’s most advanced EXPEED 6 image processor, the D780 is packed with the same powerful processing engine as the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7, allowing for noticeable increases in speed. In addition to greater energy efficiency, EXPEED 6 delivers improved low-light performance, 4K UHD full-frame video with full pixel readout, and enhanced image clarity.

  • Wide ISO Range: The D780 retains the low-light ability that made it a photographer’s favorite for wedding receptions and nighttime photography, producing clean files with minimal noise effortlessly. Whether capturing a dimly lit dance floor, a stage performance or an astounding astro-landscape, users can rely on the D780 to retain ultimate clarity in even the most challenging lighting scenarios. The camera offers improved ISO performance across the entire range, which now goes up to 51,200 and is expandable to 204,800.

  • Blazing-fast speeds: The D780 keeps pace with the fastest action, offering shooting speeds of up to 7 fps1 at full resolution and shutter speeds as fast as 1/8000 or as long as 900 seconds2. Whether shooting the split-second action of motocross, or a bride’s walk down the aisle, the D780 lets you capture content with confidence when you only get one chance.

  • Two Powerful AF Systems Optimized for Any Shooting Style:
    • When shooting through the optical viewfinder (OVF): Nikon’s proven 51-point AF system is paired with an enhanced AF algorithm inherited from the flagship Nikon D5. 15 cross-type AF sensors maximize accuracy, and the camera uses an upgraded 180K-pixel Advanced Scene Recognition System, which analyzes the scene to ensure balanced exposures and accurate color reproduction. The AF system can reliably track rapidly moving subjects such as wildlife, yet also improves on its surreal ability to nail focus in challenging light, to -4EV in this mode.
    • In Live View: For the first time in a Nikon DSLR, the D780 is infused with mirrorless technology, featuring the same 2733 point focal plane Hybrid AF system employed in the Nikon Z 6, enabling broad coverage of approximately 90% of the frame. The system offers extremely fast, smooth and accurate AF in Live View and when recording video, a huge benefit for multimedia production. This is also Nikon’s first DSLR to feature Eye-Detection AF4, enabling a real-time tracking of multiple eyes in a scene to help ensure tack-sharp focus for portraits and candid shots.

  • Silent Shooting: When operating the electronic shutter in Live View, the D780 can shoot continuously without shutter noise at up to 12 fps. Silent shooting is ideal for documenting sensitive moments like a live performance, a wedding ceremony or discrete street photography.

  • NIKKOR Lenses: When combined with an extensive catalog of world renowned NIKKOR lenses, the versatile D780 knows no boundaries in taking on any artistic challenge.

Video Features for Creators

The D780 delivers the best video capabilities of any Nikon DSLR, incorporating technology found in the Nikon Z 6 mirrorless camera.

  • Full-Frame 4K video at 30 fps: Incorporating an FX-format BSI sensor and on-sensor phase detect AF, the D780 is capable of similar video capture functions of the Nikon Z 6, capturing full-frame 4K UHD video at 30 fps with full-pixel readout for absolute quality. A variety of other frame rates and resolutions is also selectable, including Full HD/120p for ultra-smooth motion in videos and epic slow-motion capture.

  • Flexible workflow: The D780 offers 10-bit output with N-Log5 or HDR (Hybrid Log-Gamma) support, raising the bar for video functionality and flexibility in post-production.

  • Advanced Cinematic Functions: Users can enjoy more creative freedom when capturing video with the D780 thanks to its host of advanced shooting modes, including focus peaking, highlight display (zebra stripes), interval timer and in-camera time-lapse movie file recording.

Advanced Creative Features

The D780 sports an innovative and useful feature-set that empowers professionals to explore their creative potential by affording a more efficient workflow coupled with unique effects.

  • In-Camera Creative Filters: With a wide-array of in-camera Creative Picture Controls and a Special Effects Mode, the D780 enables users to effortlessly add elements of personal flare to their photos and videos. Additionally, many of these popular special effects can be captured as a JPEG while simultaneously shooting an unaffected RAW image for more editing freedom.

  • Focus Stacking: Like the D850, the D780’s Focus Shift feature will appeal to macro, product and landscape photographers seeking extreme depth-of-field, by enabling the user to capture a series of shots at different focus distances and use third party software to generate a highly-defined image consisting of only the areas in focus.

  • More Flexibility with Multiple Exposures: New to the D780 is the ability to create a multiple exposure with non-consecutively shot images, giving photographers the capacity to superimpose images in-camera, even when captured from two entirely different locations and times.

  • Easy Wi-Fi6 and Bluetooth7 Connectivity: The D780 offers seamless image-sharing to a smartphone or tablet when connected to the Nikon SnapBridge8 app using the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. With the latest SnapBridge app, it’s easy to download videos, RAW files or remotely control a camera from your phone or tablet.

Built Like a Nikon

  • New Touch Operability: Like the Nikon D850, the new D780 features a bright, tilting 3.2-inch LCD enhanced with touch operability to provide a more optimal user-experience.

  • Robust Design: Sporting a durable build with extensive weather-sealing, the D780 retains its role as a reliable tool to handle unpredictable conditions when working in the field.

  • Energy-Saving Performance: The D780 can capture 2,260 shots on single charge** which is a significant increase in battery life compared to the D750, making it the ideal companion for photographers embarking on a day-long outing.

  • On-The-Go Charging: With versatile USB Type C compatibility users can charge in-camera and transfer files more conveniently than ever.

  • Dual Card Slots: Featuring two UHS-II SD card slots, the D780 provides professionals with a safety net and the ability to record multiple file formats simultaneously.

Nikon D780 specifications

MSRP$2299 (body only), $2799 (w/24-120mm lens)
Body type
Body typeMid-size SLR
Body materialMagnesium alloy
Max resolution6048 x 4024
Other resolutions3936 x 2624 (DX crop)
Image ratio w:h1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels25 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors25 megapixels
Sensor sizeFull frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm)
Sensor typeBSI-CMOS
ProcessorExpeed 6
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
ISOAuto, 100-51200 (expands to 50-204800)
Boosted ISO (minimum)50
Boosted ISO (maximum)204800
White balance presets12
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, normal, basic
File format JPEGRaw (NRW, 12 or 14-bit)
Optics & Focus
Autofocus Contrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Autofocus assist lampNo
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points51
Number of cross-type focus points15
Lens mountNikon F
Focal length multiplier
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDTilting
Screen size3.2″
Screen dots2,359,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.7×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed900 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Exposure modes ProgramShutter priorityAperture priorityManual
Built-in flashNo
External flashYes (via hot shoe)
Flash X sync speed1/200 sec
Drive modes SingleContinuous lowContinuous highMirror-upQuiet shutterQuiet continuousSelf-timer
Continuous drive12.0 fps
Metering modes MultiCenter-weightedHighlight-weightedSpot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes
Videography features
Modes 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 100p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Storage typesDual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II compatible)
USB USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
USB chargingYes
HDMIYes (mini HDMI)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portYes
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.1
Remote controlYes (via wired, wireless or smartphone)
Environmentally sealedYes
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionEN-EL15b lithium-ion battery & harger
Battery Life (CIPA)2260
Weight (inc. batteries)840 g (1.85 lb / 29.63 oz)
Dimensions144 x 116 x 76 mm (5.67 x 4.57 x 2.99″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes

Sony Releases Firmware Updates for Sony a9 II, 24mm GM & 135mm GM lenses

Sony released Firmware Updates for Sony a9 II cameras offering faster FTP transfer and 24mm F1.4 GM & 135mm F1.8 GM lenses offering improved aperture response when lens is attached to a9, a9 II and a7R IV cameras and “Focus Priority” in “Aperture Drive in AF” menu when attached to a9 (fw 6.00 or later).

Sony a9 II (Firmware Update 1.01 download here)

Benefits and improvements:
• FTP transfer can be started earlier after shooting pictures
• Improves the overall stability and performance of the camera:
–Corrects a specific condition where the camera can sometimes turn off when playing back RAW images
–JPEG Image quality is more consistent when shooting under specific conditions

READ: Bulletproof Guide to Sony Camera Firmware Updates

Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM (Firmware Update 02 download here)

Benefits and improvements:
• Improved aperture response when the lens is attached to the ILCE-9, ILCE-9M2 and ILCE-7RM4 camera models.
• “Focus Priority” can be selected from the “Aperture Drive in AF” menu when the lens is attached to an ILCE-9 camera (with firmware version 6.00 or later).

• It is not possible to execute the lens firmware procedure with the following E-mount cameras: NEX-5, NEX-3, NEX-C3, NEX-VG10, PXW-FS7.
• When using the PXW-FS7M2, follow the steps as specified in the instruction manual.

Sony 135mm f/1.8 GM (Firmware Update 02 download here)

Benefits and improvements:
• Improved aperture response when the lens is attached to the ILCE-9, ILCE-9M2 and ILCE-7RM4 camera models.
• “Focus Priority” can be selected from the “Aperture Drive in AF” menu when the lens is attached to an ILCE-9 camera (with firmware version 6.00 or later).

• It is not possible to execute the lens firmware procedure with the following E-mount cameras: NEX-5, NEX-3, NEX-C3, NEX-VG10, PXW-FS7.
• When using the PXW-FS7M2, follow the steps as specified in the instruction manual.