In this article you can find several hands-on videos of Sony a1. These video reviews include unboxing, the real-world frames per second (FPS), 8k video overheating, electronic viewfinder (EVF) lag, autofocus (including animal and bird eye AF), rolling shutter, buffering and battery life. But first a small recap of the Sony a1 features list.
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. The price of the high-end full frame mirrorless camera is $6,499 and available at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
Sony a1 Unboxing
This is an Unboxing and Sniff test of the Sony a1. Jared Polin wanted to give you a first look at the Sony a1 body and do some quick size comparisons between the Sony a9 II, Canon 1DX Mark III and Canon EOS R5. He is under embargo until February 4th 2021 on sharing any photos or videos from the Sony a1 camera. And he is working on testing the Sony a1 camera out in the field with Quarterbacks training indoors.
Sony a1 Hands-on Review: 30 FPS Failure, 8K Overheating, Banding, EVF, Eye AF and more
Tony Northrup did spend a couple of days taking pictures with the new Sony Alpha 1, A1 (ILCE-1). He reviews the real-world frames per second (FPS), 8k video overheating, banding, electronic viewfinder (EVF) lag / latency, handling, autofocus (including animal and bird eye AF), rolling shutter, buffering, battery life and flash compatibility (with both the mechanical and electronic shutter). He also compared the Sony a1 with the Canon R5, Sony a9 II, Sony a7R IV and the Nikon Z7 II.
Shutter sound comparison: α7, α7II, α7III, α9, α9II
Sony A1 vs Nikon D6 vs Canon 1D X Mark III Specification Comparison
The Sony A1 has very impressive features and specifications, but how do they compare to the Nikon D6 and Canon 1D X Mark III flagship DSLRs? Full article can be found at PhotographyLife. You can find the these three cameras and compare them side-by-side both in terms of their specifications.
|Camera Feature||Sony A1||Nikon D6||Canon 1D X Mark III|
|Sensor Resolution||50.1 MP||20.8 MP||20.1 MP|
|Sensor Type||Stacked BSI CMOS||CMOS||CMOS|
|Sensor Pixel Size||4.16µ||6.45µ||6.58µ|
|Sensor Dust Reduction||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Image Size||8640 x 5760||5568 x 3712||5472 x 3648|
|In-Body Image Stabilization||Yes||No||No|
|Image Formats||RAW, JPEG, HEIF||RAW, JPEG||RAW, JPEG, HEIF|
|Native ISO Sensitivity||ISO 100-32000||ISO 100-102400||ISO 100-102400|
|Boosted ISO Sensitivity||ISO 50, 51200-102400||ISO 50, 204800-3280000||ISO 50, 204800-819200|
|Image Processor||2x BIONZ XR||EXPEED 6||DIGIX X|
|Viewfinder Type||9.44M-dot OLED EVF||Pentaprism OVF||Pentaprism OVF|
|Flash Sync Speed||1/400||1/250||1/250|
|Storage Media||2x CFe Type A||2x CFe Type B||2x CFe Type B|
|Shooting Speed (M Shutter)||10 FPS||14 FPS||16 FPS|
|Shooting Speed (E Shutter)||30 FPS||10.5 FPS||20 FPS|
|Buffer Size (Max FPS)||155 shots||200 shots||1000 shots|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/8000 to 30 sec||1/8000 to 900 sec||1/8000 to 30 sec|
|Shutter Durability||500,000 cycles||400,000 cycles||500,000 cycles|
|Autofocus System||Hybrid||PDAF||Hybrid (in Live View)|
|Autofocus Points||759 (PDAF), 425 (CDAF)||105, 105 cross-type||191, 90 cross-type|
|AF Detection Range||-4 to +20 EV||-4.5 to +20 EV||-4 to +21 EV|
|Video Compression||MPEG-4 H.264 / H.265||MPEG-4 H.264||MPEG-4 H.264 / H.265|
|Video Maximum Resolution||7680 x 4320 (8K) up to 30p||3840×2160 (4K) up to 30p||5472×2886 (5.5K) up to 60p|
|RAW Video Recording||Yes||No||Yes|
|10-bit HDMI Output||Yes, 10-bit 4:2:2||No, 8-bit 4:2:2||Yes, 10-bit 4:2:2|
|Video Autofocus||Phase-Detect AF||Contrast-Detect AF||Phase-Detect AF|
|LCD Size||3.0″ diagonal TFT-LCD||3.2″ diagonal TFT-LCD||3.2″ diagonal TFT-LCD|
|LCD Resolution||1.44-Million Dots||2.36-Million Dots||2.1-Million Dots|
|Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Built-in Wired LAN||1000 Base-T||1000 Base-T||1000 Base-T|
|Battery Life (Shots, per CIPA)||430 (EVF), 530 (LCD)||3,580||2,850|
|USB Type||USB 3.2, Type C||USB 3.1, Type C||USB 3.1, Type C|
|Weight||737g (Inc Battery)||1,270g (Body Only)||1,250g (Body Only)|
|Dimensions||128.9 x 96.9 x 69.7mm||160.0 x 163.0 x 92.0mm||158.0 x 167.6 x 82.6mm|
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