Here are the Sony Alpha a1 first impression reviews including, sample images, hands-on videos, size and specs comparison. Here is eveyrthing you need to know about the new Sony a1.
The most technologically advanced, innovative camera that Sony has ever released, the Sony Alpha 1, A1 (ILCE-1) combines high-resolution and high-speed performance at a level that has never been accomplished in the world of digital cameras.
Sony has released the new Alpha 1 camera with in-camera 8K recording at up to 30 frames per second (fps), in-camera 4K recording at up to 120 fps and 50MP still image capture at up to 30 fps. Here are several links to high resolution official Sony a1 sample images as well as full-size sample photos with various Sony GM lenses.
The Sony a1 is scheduled to start shipping on March 4, 2021, and it is expected to be one of the best selling mirrorless cameras in 2021. Check availability at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
Sony Alpha a1 Video Reviews
Chris and Jordan share their first reactions to the new Sony a1 camera. What does the Sony a1 tell us about the future of cameras and the camera industry?
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Tony Northrup reveals the Sony a1 full-frame mirrorless camera with 50 MEGAPIXELS, 30 frames per second, and 8k video (at 30 FPS). How does it compare to the current king of mirrorless cameras, the Canon R5? Check out!
Size comparison: Sony A1 vs the Sony A9II
Photosku made this accurate A1-A9II size comparison.The only real size changes is due the larger EVF. Check it out !
Compare the specs differences between the “α1 ILCE-1 (alpha one a1)” and the “α9 II ILCE-9M2 (nine two, a9m2, a9ii)”
|product name||Sony α1||Sony α9 II|
|Release date||March 19, 2021||November 01, 2019|
|Price||$6499 at Amazon, B&H and Adorama||$4498 at Amazon, B&H and Adorama.|
|series||α (alpha) series|
|mount||Sony E series mount|
|sensor||Full size (35.9 x 24 mm Exmor RS CMOS, stacked memory with built-in memory)||Full size (35.6 x 23.8 mm Exmor RS CMOS, stacked memory with built-in memory)|
|Low pass filter||unconfirmed||○ (Forecast)|
|Dust removal function||○|
|Image processing engine||BIONZ XR (up to 8 times processing performance)||BIONZ X, front-end LSI|
|Number of pixels||50.5 million total pixels, 50.1 million effective pixels (8640x5760px)||28.3 million total pixels, 24.2 million effective pixels (6000x4000px)|
|ISO||100-32000||Mechanical shutter: 100-51200, Electronic shutter: 100-25600, Video: 100-51200|
|Extended ISO||50-102400||Mechanical shutter: 50-204800, Electronic shutter: Lower limit ISO 50, Video: Upper limit ISO 102400|
|Continuous shooting function||Electronic shutter: 30 frames / sec, mechanical shutter: 10 frames / sec||Electronic shutter: 20 frames / second, mechanical shutter: 10 frames / second|
|Arithmetic processing||AF / AE tracking by calculation up to 120 times / sec||AF / AE tracking by calculation up to 60 times / sec|
|Number of frames that can be shot continuously||RAW: 238 sheets, RAW (uncompressed): 82 sheets, RAW (lossless compression): 96 sheets, RAW + JPEG: 192 sheets, RAW (uncompressed) + JPEG: 78 sheets, RAW (lossless compression) + JPEG: 83 sheets, JPEG: 400 sheets||RAW: 239 sheets, RAW (uncompressed): 131 sheets, RAW + JPEG: 226 sheets, RAW (uncompressed) + JPEG: 120 sheets, JPEG: 361 sheets|
|Autofocus method||Fast hybrid AF (image plane phase difference AF / contrast AF), 4D focus|
|AF point||Phase difference detection method: 759 points, Phase difference detection method for APS-C: 759 points (for full-size lens), 575 points (for APS-C lens), Contrast detection method: 425 points||Phase difference detection method: 693 points (covering about 93% of the imaging area), Phase difference detection method for APS-C: 299 points (for full-size lens), 221 points (for APS-C lens), contrast detection method : 425 points|
|Distance measurement brightness range||EV -4 to 20||EV -3 to 20|
|Electronic viewfinder||0.64 type Quad-XGA OLED (approx. 9.44 million dots / 100% field of view / 0.9x magnification / eye point approx. 25mm / frameless 60/120/240fps)||0.5-inch Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder (approx. 3.68 million dots / 100% field of view / 0.78x magnification / 23mm eye point / frameless 60 / 120fps)|
|monitor||3 inch (1.44 million dots), tilt type (upward: 107 degrees, downward: 41 degrees), touch panel (touch tracking and touch pad) compatible|
|shutter speed||Mechanical shutter: 1 / 8000-30 seconds, Electronic shutter: 1 / 32000-30 seconds|
|Sync speed||Mechanical: 1/400 seconds (full size) 1/500 seconds (APS-C), Electronic: 1/200 seconds (full size) 1/250 seconds (APS-C)||1/250 seconds|
|self timer||2, 5, 10 seconds||○|
|Real-time pupil AF||○ (Compatible with animals and birds, compatible with movies, 30% higher accuracy than α9 II)||○ (Compatible with animals, real-time Eye AF when shooting movies [People only], Eye AF even when A mount lens is attached)|
|Flickerless shooting||○ (Supported by both mechanical / electronic shutter [world first])||○|
|Anti-distortion shutter||○ (Suppresses distortion about 1.5 times compared to α9 II)||○|
|Different shutter function||AF transition speed, AF transfer sensitivity, closes shutter curtain when power is off|
|Common shutter function||Silent shutter, electronic front curtain shutter, real-time tracking, face detection, blackout-free shooting|
|RAW||ARW: 14bit, uncompressed / lossless compression possible||ARW: 14bit, uncompressable|
|JPEG||○ (Supports RAW + JPEG, HEIF, image size [light])||○ (RAW + JPEG)|
|In-camera RAW development|
|Pixel shift multi shooting||○ (4 sheets / 16 sheets, 199 million pixels, 1/200 second synchronization speed)|
|Shooting function||8K 30p 4: 2: 0 10bit 30 minutes, 4K (3840×2160) 120 (4: 2: 2 10bit) / 60/30 / 24p, Full HD (1920×1080) 120/60/30 / 24p, 4: 2: 2 10bit HLG||4K (3840×2160) 30 / 24p, Full HD (1920×1080) 120/60/30 / 24p|
|4K video||4K: All pixel readout without pixel addition 5.8K oversampling (at Super 35mm), 8K oversampling from 8.6K||4K 24p: Read all pixels without pixel addition Oversampling equivalent to 6K, about 2.4 times, 4K 30p: About 1.6 times|
|file format||XAVC S, XAVC HS||XAVC S, AVCHD standard Ver.2.0 compliant|
|Video compression method||XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, XAVC HS: MPEG-H HEVC / H.265||XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264|
|Voice recording method||LPCM 2ch, LPCM 4ch, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch||XAVC S: LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, equipped with Dolby Digital Stereo Creator|
|Video function||S-Log2, S-Log3, active mode (camera shake correction for video only), still image cutout of about 33.2 million pixels from 8K video, about 8/30 K 30p 4: 2: 0 10bit video recording possible, proxy recording , S-Cinetone|
|Camera shake correction||5.5 steps|
|Dust-proof and drip-proof specifications||Designed with consideration|
|Wifi||IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac 2×2 MIMO (more than twice the communication performance of α9 II)||IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac|
|Bluetooth||5.0 (Location information can be obtained from a smartphone)||4.1 (Location information can be obtained from a smartphone)|
|USB charging / power supply||○|
|Other||AF-ON button, multi-selector, slow & quick motion shooting (S & Q)|
|memory card||Slot 1 & Slot 2: Compatible with both CFexpress Type A and SDXC UHS-II||Slot 1 & Slot 2: SDXC UHS-II|
|Number of shots||Viewfinder: Approximately 430 sheets, approximately 90 minutes, LCD monitor: Approximately 530 sheets, approximately 95 minutes||Viewfinder: Approximately 500 sheets Approximately 110 minutes, LCD monitor: Approximately 690 sheets Approximately 120 minutes|
|Depth / thickness||69.7-80.8mm||67.3-77.5mm|
|Mass / weight||652g, total weight: 737g||593g, total weight: 678g|
|HDMI||HDMI Micro (Type A)||HDMI Micro (Type D)|
|Interface||USB Type-C 3.2, multi / micro USB, synchro terminal, wired LAN (1000BASE-T), headphone terminal, multi-interface shoe (compatible with digital audio interface)|
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