This Photographer Got the Sony A9 to Overheat in 20 Minutes in Real World Conditions


Sony, we have a problem! This video from Youtuber, that1cameraguy is getting a lot of attention today with the revelation that he managed to get the vaunted Sony A9 to overheat in outdoor sports conditions in a mere 20 minutes. Considering this camera was marketed as a sports camera, this could pose quite a problem.

Watch the video for yourself.

Some highlights from the video:

  • Under the same conditions and immediately prior to shooting with the A9, that1cameraguy was shooting with the Nikon D500 which worked find for 3.5 hours at 85 degrees (Fahrenheit).
  • After swicthing to the A9, he was quite happy with the autofocus, performance and bright viewfinder and grip and was even happy with the medium setting for the burst rate.
  • But then, 20 minutes in, at 81 Fahrenheit, with sun above head the dreaded overheating notification came up on the camera.
  • It is worth noting that this photographer also had the Sony A7RII also overheat in similar conditions some time back.

He has 2 updates to the video in his first comment on the video regarding further testing of the A9 which are worth looking at so go and check out the video and his channel.

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Rob is the founder of Light Stalking. His love for photography started as a child with a Kodak Instamatic and pushed him into building this fantastic place all these years later, and you can get to know him better here.
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Camera: Nikon D810
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I got same problem Indicator triangle warning ( out side camera not feel hot just warm like Fujifilm X-T2 I have ) after use 40 mins in normal use not video, not 20fps, in good weather about 72oF, 9:00AM Sunday morning, that time battery still have 70% Then I turn it off, take battery out about 1 hour, try again then 40 mins happen again, I have only one battery, another come next Wednesday This is big problem, Try again today on beach, maybe return it Sony A9 + SEL70-200mm,F4 G OSS and this guy, too

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