Sony a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera Launch Event with Brian Smith

Sony a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Brian Smith photographing professional freeride and mountain bike rider Jeff Lenosky

Sony a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera Launch Event with Brian Smith

Here is an event that is worth traveling to! Our friends at Unique Photo are debuting the Sony a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera at a Launch Event with Sony Artisan Brian Smith photographing the ultimate subject - professional freeride and mountain bike rider Jeff Lenosky.

After Brian's presentation and demo, the event moves outdoors for the live shooting session.

Be sure to bring SD cards so you can shoot with the a9 and take your images home! A Sony Rep will also be around to answer your questions.

Miami photographer Brian Smith is the luckiest guy on the planet. He won a Pulitzer Prize at 25, he’s told Bill Gates exactly what to do for an entire hour, appeared on The X Factor, exhibited at the Library of Congress, dined with the President, hung with Richard Branson on Necker Island, gotten drunk with George Clooney, shared cupcakes with Anne Hathaway and married the most beautiful woman he ever laid eyes on…

For the past 30 years, Brian Smith’s iconic portraits of famous celebrities, athletes and executives have been used in advertising, by corporations and have graced the covers and pages of hundreds of magazines including Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, Time, Forbes, New York Times Magazine, Elle and British GQ.

His first magazine photograph appeared in LIFE Magazine when Smith was a 20-year-old student at the University of Missouri. Five years later, Smith won the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography for his photographs of the Los Angeles Olympic Games. He was again a finalist for the Pulitzer for his photographs of Haiti in Turmoil. His photograph of Greg Louganis hitting his head on the diving board at the Seoul Olympics won first place in both World Press Photo and the Pictures of the Year competition.


Jeff Lenosky is a world-class professional freeride and trials mountain bike rider and holds the world record for the Bunny Hop, a high jump event using a full-size mountain bike. He competes in events worldwide and performs demos of his riding skills.


Sony a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera Details

Intuitive in design and loaded with features, the Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera offers you the best of both worlds. It comes with a 24.2 MP Full-Frame Exmor RS-stacked CMOS sensor, which teams up with the BIONZ X image processor for rendering photos and 4K videos at a high speed and with impressive quality. Use the 693-point Phase-Detection autofocus for firmly focusing on your subjects in a variety of lighting conditions, with incredible speed, precision, and sensitivity down to -3 EV. The 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization compensates for up to 5 types of camera shake in order to render blur-free pictures. Making it possible to transfer imagery to various modern gadgets are the WiFi, Bluetooth, and NFC connectivity options.

•  Compatible with Sony E-mount lenses
•  24.2 MP Full-Frame Exmor RS-stacked CMOS sensor
•  BIONZ X image processor
•  3”, 1,440 k-dot tiltable rear LCD touchscreen
•  0.5” 3,686 k-dot EVF with 23 mm eyepoint
•  20 fps continuous shooting
•  4K UHD video recording at 30 fps
•  693-point Phase-Detection autofocus
•  5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization
•  WiFi, NFC, & Bluetooth connectivity
•  2,280 mAh NP-FZ100 Lithium-Ion battery

About Unique University

Unique University® is the highly-acclaimed education component of Unique Photo® - NJ's only camera and video superstore. There is over 2000 sq. ft. of learning space, including our state-of-the art, 1000 sq. ft. main presentation hall.

Unique University's mission is to help our visitors "Create Better Pictures" by providing photography education for beginners to pros. With events daily, it is the place where photography groups such as local camera clubs, ASMP, PPA, and others meet.

We have a full curriculum of classes and seminars from world-famous professionals like Art Wolfe, Rick Sammon, Michael Yamashita, Tyler Stableford, Lindsay Adler, and Will Crockett. We offer photography excursions to places like professional sporting events, the Lakota Wolf Preserve, botanical gardens, balloon festivals, and much more.

Our technical classes include such topics as basic DSLR photography, lighting techniques, macro photography, composition, editing and printing, wedding photography, HDR photography, working with speedlites, how to use social media, digital organization, one-on-one instruction, and much more.