The Sony a1 is the company's flagship interchangeable lens camera, with a 50MP sensor that can capture bursts of images at 30 frames per second and records 8K video. That sensor also helps power the a1's capable autofocus system, which comes with updated machine learning derived algorithms for detecting human faces and eyes, as well as the eyes of many types of animals and birds.
Sony is billing the Alpha 1 as, well, the one camera that can do just about anything you'd need it to do, whether you're shooting fast action, landscapes, or high-end video. It's also in a reasonably sized body, so wouldn't be out of place for use in reportage or travel photography, and its Ethernet and high-speed USB-C ports speak to its ambitions as a pro-sports machine.
- Key specifications:
- 50MP 'stacked' full-frame CMOS sensor
- 30 fps burst shooting with electronic shutter (lossy compressed Raw/JPEG only)
- 8K/30p video recording with Log and 4K Raw video out over HDMI
- 1/400 sec flash sync with mechanical shutter (1/200 sec with electronic shutter)
- 9.44M-dot OLED electronic viewfinder with 0.9x magnification
- 3.0" tilting touchscreen with 1.44M-dot resolution
- Full-size HDMI port, headphone / mic ports, USB-C port with 10 Gb/s transfer speeds, ethernet port
- Dual UHS-II / CFexpress Type A card slots
- CIPA rated to 530 shots with rear LCD (430 through the viewfinder)
- Weather-sealed body
- 737g (1.62 lb)