Sony has launched the more efficient and powerful device for professionals photographers, the A1. The new full-frame mirrorless camera has some attractive features. The A1 has a new 50-megapixel Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor and a cutting-edge Bionz XR processor. It offers 30 fps shooting speeds, 8K 30P/4K 120P video, and a lot more. Sony A1 has the ability to easily take on Canon’s R5 however it comes at a significantly higher price. The key feature of the new A1 mirrorless camera could be its amazing speeds. It can shoot 50.1-megapixel images at up to 30 fps, with both autofocus and auto-exposure enabled, using the electronic shutter 1,500 MB/s worth of data. So, you will be able to capture up to 155 compressed RAW files before the buffer fills. Speeds drop to 10 fps with the mechanical shutter, but that’s still excellent considering the very high-resolution sensor.
You will also get a blackout-free view of those images thanks to the “world’s first” 240Hz OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) with 9.44 million-dot resolution and 0.90X field of view. It is similar to the EVF found on the A7S III, but the A1’s EVF has double the refresh rate and a larger field of view. The A1 has a standard ISO 100-32,000 ISO sensitivity range and expandable to ISO 50-102,400 at the same time. So, it should work well in low-light because of the back-illuminated sensor structure with gapless on-chip lenses and an AR-coated seal glass. The new device also has improved color reproduction and up to 15 stops of dynamic range. You can use Sony’s pixel shift multi shooting feature to combine up to 16 shots into one 199-megapixel image if 50-megapixels isn’t enough resolution.
You can also shoot 8K 10-bit 4:2:0 video at 30 fps internally to either SD or CFexpress cards, using the full width of the sensor. The 8K video should be sharp because it’s super-sampled from an 8.6K image size. It will crop down to Super 35 mm with 5.8K oversampling if you want to shoot 4K at 120 fps with full-sensor readout. Point to be noted that the autofocus works in all video modes. Sony A1 can record with 10-bit 4:2:2 color detail and S-Log or HLG (hybrid log-gamma) modes, using Sony’s latest HEVC/H.265 code with intra-frame coding. The A1 includes dual SD UHS-II and dual CFexpress card slots. It A1 also offers 5-axis in-body stabilization with 5.5 stops of shake reduction. Other features include a full HDMI port, mic, headphone ports, 10 Gbps USB 3.2, an optional multi-interface shoe with digital audio, and a gigabit ethernet port.