Sony Alpha 1 Mirrorless Camera With 50MP Sensor, 8K Video Recording Support Announced: Price, Specifications

The company also claims that its world’s first anti-flicker shooting with both mechanical and electronic shutter.

Sony Alpha 1

Sony has expanded its Alpha camera series with the launch of a new full-frame camera called the Alpha 1. The company claims it is a fast and high-resolution camera with a 50-megapixel sensor which is capable of shooting videos at 30fps and 8K resolution. Here’s a closer look at the price, specifications, and features of the newly launched Sony Alpha 1.

Sony Alpha 1 Specifications

The newly launched Sony Alpha 1 is capable of capturing 8K videos at 30p by utilizing its full width. The full-frame camera captures 8.5K footage and downsizes to 8K for delivering an improved resolution. According to the company, the Alpha 1 comes equipped with a CMOS sensor along with a pair of new Bionz XR processors. Besides, the camera also promises to arrive with 1.5x less rolling shutter and capture videos in up to 10-bit 4:2:0 using the XAVC HS format.

Apart from that the Sony Alpha 1 uses a similar heat-dissipating design like the Alpha 7S III. The improved heat-dissipating design allows the camera to record 8K videos up to 30 minutes if the heat-tolerant setting is set on max. According to the company, Sony Alpha 1 is the first camera from the brand to offer Lossless compress Raw and comes with the capability of capturing HEIF for 10-bit compressed capture.

Under the hood, the A1 offers a built-in image stabilization system 5.5EV rating. On the software front, the full-frame camera offers 4 or 16-shot high-resolution modes, allowing users to capture an image of 199-megapixel. The company is also claiming to improve its autofocus with ‘Real-time AF’ which works more precisely with birds and animals.

“Fast sensor readout enables up to 120 AF/AE calculations per second[iii], 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 refresh rate of 240 fps Silent, vibration-free electronic shutter,” reads the official post.

The company also claims that its world’s first anti-flicker shooting with both mechanical and electronic shutter. Electronic shutter flash sync up to 1/200 sec for the first time in the Alpha series.

Sony Alpha 1 Price

The newly launched Sony Alpha 1 is priced at USD 6,500 (approx Rs 4,73,866) only for the body. Consumers need to pay separately for the lens, the full-frame camera is up for pre-orders in the USA and the UK.

Max resolution 8640 x 5760
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 50 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 51 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
Processor Dual Bionz XR
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter array Primary c olor filter


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