Camera tech data for Minolta Dynax 9

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NameMinolta Dynax 9 , α-9 (Japan), Maxxum 9 (USA)
Mount typeA-mount
Supported lensesclassic, xi, SSM, SAM, (D)
Release year1998
AF sensors2 line, 1 cross
AF range [EV]−1 – 18
AF modesAF-A, AF-S, AF-C
AF assist lightyes
Custom functions21
Other featuresall-metal construction, viewfinder shutter
Metering modes14 segments, center-weighted, spot (2.7%)
Metering range [EV] (with spot)0 – 20 (3 – 20)
Auto Exposure Lock buttonyes
Exposure modesP with shift, A, S, M with shift
Subject programs
Exposure compensation [stops] (steps [stops])± 3 (1/2), ± 2 (1/3)
Flash shoe typeiISO
Accessory shoe capSC-9
Flash modesnormal, red-eye reduction, rear sync, slow sync
Flash metering4S-TTL, S-TTL, CW-TTL, ADI (with update)
Requires D flash unitno
Flash guide number [m]/ coverage [mm]12/24
X-Sync speed [s]1/300
High Speed Syncyes
Wireless flash yes
Wireless x-sync speed [s]1/60
Wireless HSSno
Ratio flash controlyes
Flash exposure compensation [stops] (steps [stops])± 3 (1/2)
Studio flash socketyes
Compatible with DR-1000no
Viewfinder typepentaprism
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.73×
Eye relief [mm]/ from frame [mm]22.1/18.3
ScreensG (default), M, L, ML, S
Diopter adjustment [diopters]-3.0 – +1.0
Eyepiece cupEC-9
Viewfinder accessory compatibleyes
Frame rate [fps]5.5
Frame rate with AF [fps]4.5
Shutter speed (still) [s]30 – 1/12000, B
Timer for Bulb exposuresno
Self-timer [s]10, 2 (w/ mirror pre-fire)
Bracketing frames (stops)3, 5, 7 (1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1/1)
Multiple exposuresunlimited
Remote release socketMinolta/Sony 3-pin
Wireless remote releaseIR-1N
Release priorityyes
Depth of field previewyes
Aperture can be changed during depth of field previewno
Silent depth of field previewno
Film features
Leader outyes
ISO overrideyes
IR safeyes
Batteries2× CR123A
Battery pack
Vertical gripVC-9 (4× AA/2× CR123A/1× 2CR5)
External power supply
Construction and accessories
Weather sealingyes
Mount materialsteel
Weight [g]910
Standard accessoriesstrap, body cap, batteries
Data saverDM-9
Date backQD-9
CommentsSSM and ADI support requires update
Reviews & linksCarl Garrard (full review)
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