The Sony Alpha 1 Mega Camera
by Tech Mainstream
January 26, 2021
Sony Alpha 1, Image/Sony
The Sony Alpha 1 Camera has been described by Sony as the following:
"The most technologically advanced, innovative camera that Sony has ever released, the Alpha 1 combines high-resolution and high-speed performance at a level that has never been accomplished in the world of digital cameras."
Among the Sony Alpha 1's advanced features include, Unprecedented Resolution and Speed Continuous Shooting at Up to 30 Frames Per Second, Advanced Electronic Viewfinder with the World’s Firstiv Refresh Rate of 240 fps, Advanced Autofocus, Silent, Vibration-free Electronic Shutter, Dual Driven Shutter System for 1/400 Flash Sync, High Resolution Shooting Enhancements, Professional Video Quality 8K High-resolution Movie Shooting, Supporting Various Video Formats for Professionals, Heat-dissipating Structure, Supporting Hand-held Shooting, Enhanced Workflow with Network Technologies including Connectivity to 5G Compatible Devices and Reliable and Easy Operability.
In North America, the Alpha 1 Full-frame Interchangeable-Lens Camera is available March 2021 and will be priced at approximately $6,500 USD and $8,500 CAD. Truly the Sony Alpha 1 is designed for the professional photographer.
Sony Alpha 1 Mega Camera Specs
- New 50.1-megapixel (approx., effective) full-frame stacked Exmor RS™ CMOS image sensor in combination with an upgraded BIONZ XR™ imaging processing (1) engine with eight times more processing power
- Blackout- free continuous shooting at up to 30 frames per second(2)
- Fast sensor readout enables up to 120 AF/AE calculations per second(3), double the speed of the Alpha 9 II, even during 30fps continuous shooting
- Bright and large 0.64-type 9.44 million-dot (approx.) OLED Quad-XGA electronic viewfinder with the world’s first(4) refresh rate of 240 fps
- Silent, vibration-free electronic shutter
- World’s first anti-flicker(5) shooting with both mechanical and electronic shutter
- Electronic shutter flash sync(6) up to 1/200 sec. for the first time in the Alpha™ series
- World’s fastestv mechanical shutter flash sync up to 1/400 sec.
- 8K 30p 10-bit 4:2:0 XAVC HS video recording with 8.6K oversampling for extraordinary detail and resolution, in addition to 4K 120p(8) 10-bit 4:2:2 movie shooting capabilities
- Wide dynamic range of 15 stops for stills(9) and 15+ stops for video(10)
- Improved Real-time Eye AF (autofocus) for humans and animals, and new Real-time Eye AF for birds(11), as well as
- Real-time Tracking that automatically maintains accurate focus
- 5-axis optical in-body image stabilization for a 5.5-step(12) shutter speed advantage
- S-Cinetone color matrix as seen in FX9 and FX6 to deliver expressive cinematic look
- Professional workflow support with the industry’s fastest(13) built-in Wi-Fi, SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps, 1000BASE-T Ethernet and more