A few months ago, Sony unveiled its flagship Alpha 7S III digital video camera, but now there is something new that can impress even the most demanding professionals. The Japanese manufacturer has announced its new flagship Alpha 1, which promises unsurpassed results in both video and photos.
Sony Alpha 1 comes with a new 50.1-megapixel full-format sensor and an advanced BIONZ XR image processor with eight times the processing power of the previous BIONZ X.
The camera offers the ability to shoot continuously at 30 fps and up to 120 AF / AE calculations per second, which is twice as fast as the Alpha 9 II.
In terms of video recording, Alpha 1 supports 4K 120 fps 10-bit 4: 2: 2 and for the first time with Sony Alpha cameras – recording with 8K 30 fps 10-bit 4: 2: 0 XAVC HS. The flagship has a 5-axis built-in optical image stabilization.
Alpha 1 has a bright and wide 0.64-inch electronic OLED Quad-XGA viewfinder with 9.44 million dots with a unique worldwide refresh rate of 240 fps; silent electronic shutter without vibrations; for the first time in the world anti-flicker shooting in variable light, with both mechanical and electronic shutter; for the first time in the Alpha series synchronization of the flash with the electronic shutter 6 to 1/200 sec; the world’s fastest synchronization of the flash with the mechanical shutter, reaching 1/400 sec.
The camera comes with improved real-time Eye AF for recognizing the eyes of people and animals, and now birds, as well as real-time tracking, which automatically maintains precise focus.
Alpha 1 supports the industry’s fastest built-in wireless LAN connection (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) with 2×2 MIMO (IEEE 802.11a / b / g / n / ac) and offers 3.5 times faster wireless FTP transfer speeds than Alpha 9 II.