Sony Launched Alpha 1, A New Mirrorless Camera.


Sony announced a huge surprise in the form of the Alpha 1 full-frame mirrorless camera. It is the most advanced and powerful mirrorless camera one has ever seen. The $ 6,500 Alpha 1 highlight a new 50.1-megapixel full-frame sensor, can take continuous photos at 30 images per second and can record 8K video at 30 fps. It is available in the market from March onwards. The camera is powered by a Bionz XR processor which targets professional photo takers and filmmakers.

Specification and Features

The Alpha 1 equips a full-frame 50.1 – megapixel back-illuminated Exmor RS CMOS sensor. It takes images up to 30FPS without any blackout. Its electronic viewfinder also boasts 9.44 million dots with a refresh rate of up to 240FPS. The viewfinder features an OLED screen.

Alpha 1 offers real-time eye AF for humans, birds, and animals using a 759-point phase-detect autofocus system with 92 percent coverage. The Alpha 1 also comes with AF and AE calculations up to 120 times per second.

Sony Alpha 1 can record 8K videos at up to 30FPS, 4K videos at up to 120FPS which are useful for 5X slow-motion videos. 

The camera also features a silent and vibration-free electronic shutter which allows anti-flicker shooting with both mechanical and electronic shutter.

The Alpha 1 boasts features like S-Cinetone and Creative Look for cinematic appearances. The Imaginative Look is functional for video.

Another noteworthy feature of Sony Alpha 1 is its heat-dissipating structure. As the company claims, the camera can shoot 8K video, or 4K video, for 30 minutes continuously without any overheating issues.

The Alpha 1 boasts dual CFexpress Type A / UHS-II SD card slots.

Other features include a 15-stop dynamic range, 5-axis optical in-body image stabilization, intuitive UI system with touch operation, dust and moisture resistant design, and more.

The battery of Alpha1 is rated for around 430 shots with the viewfinder and around 530 shots with the LCD. It can continuously record videos for approximately 145 minutes using the viewfinder and approximately 150 minutes using the LCD screen. There is also a USB Type-C port that supports fast SuperSpeed USB 10-Gbps (USB 3.2) data transfer speeds and power delivery. 

It’ll cost $6,500 / £6,500 / AU$10,499 (roughly Rs. 4.73 lakh).

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