Add up the numbers you’ll find on the press release for the new Sony a9 and the total is 34,093.2. And, as we all know, maths never lies. Take the full-frame 24.2MP CMOS sensor: it’s been processor'd to the max, making it 20 times faster than previous Sony shooters. That means continuous RAW shooting at 20fps, and easy handling of shutter speeds up to 1/32,000s. Not enough numbers? There are 693 phase detection autofocus points, across which the a9 can perform 60 AF/AE calculations per second. The camera body is £4500 but it really wants a fancy lens, such as the new £2500 G Master 100-400mm one pictured.