Sony Alpha 1 Mirrorless Digital Camera
A flagship in the truest sense, the Sony Alpha 1 is the only camera designed to do it all. Built without compromise, this full-frame mirrorless camera offers high resolution for photo taking, impressive 8K video recording, speed and sensitivity, and connectivity for the most demanding professional workflows.
In essence, the Alpha 1, or a1, is distinguished by a newly designed 50.1MP full-frame Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensor and the BIONZ XR processing engine. Combining efficient stacked sensor design with streamlined processing means the a1 is capable of continuous 30fps shooting at full resolution, 8K 30p and 4K 120p 10-bit video recording, and still offers versatile sensitivity of up to ISO 102400 for low light shooting. The sensor design also includes a fast 759-point hybrid AF system, offering advanced subject tracking and real-time eye AF on humans and animals, even with a dedicated bird mode.
Despite the connotations of a high-resolution sensor, the a1 is a strong competitor in the video field, offering 8K and 4K recording resolutions along with full pixel readout, internal 4: 2: 2 sampling of 10 bits and 16-bit raw output. via full-size HDMI. No recording limits allow for extended shots, and to match professional cinema cameras, the a1 includes S-Cinetone support for smooth skin tone reproduction along with well-controlled lighting and soft colors.
Physically, the a1 has a familiar shape, but internally it harvests the best technology of the Alpha series with some notable improvements, including a 9.44m-dot OLED EVF that touts a 240fps refresh rate for smooth motion rendering and blackout. greatly reduced when shooting. continually. The camera's shutter design has also been revised and now offers full-frame flash sync speeds of up to 1/400 seconds, and flash timing of up to 1/200 seconds is even supported when working with the electronic shutter. silent. On the back of the camera is a 3.0 "tiltable LCD touchscreen and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, with 2x2 MIMO support, offers wireless remote control and file transfer capabilities. Additionally, the a1 includes memory card slots Dual memory cards that support CFexpress Type A or SD UHS-II memory cards for flexible, high-speed file storage.
50.1MP Exmor RS BSI stacked CMOS sensor
The newly developed 50.1MP Exmor RS full-frame sensor features a stacked backlit design with built-in memory that maintains high image clarity, expandable sensitivity up to ISO 102400, and a 15-stop dynamic range while enabling fast shooting of 30 fps and phase-detection AF. The sensor also enables lossless compressed raw file recording for flexible editing during post-production while maintaining a relatively light file size. Furthermore, the 50.1MP resolution not only benefits still image shooters, but also offers 8.6K full-frame oversampling for 8K video recording.
BIONZ XR processor
A revised BIONZ XR engine greatly benefits the image processing capabilities throughout the camera system, including up to 8x faster processing, a greatly reduced rolling shutter, and a smoother interface and file handling speeds.
Shooting up to 30fps and updated shutter
The sensor's efficient design and processing enable high-speed shooting of up to 30 fps at a full 50.1MP resolution, with full AF and AE capabilities, when working with an electronic shutter. When working with the mechanical shutter, the speeds stay high at 10 fps. In addition, a large buffer memory allows you to record up to 155 compressed raw frames, or 165 JPEGs, in a single burst at 30 fps.
Fast-paced continuous shooting is a blackout-free viewfinder experience, utilizing a 240fps refresh rate for smooth viewing at eye level.
The updated electronic shutter offers silent, vibration-free performance and also supports anti-flicker shooting for working under fluorescent, LED, or other types of flicker-prone artificial light, even when shooting at 30fps with 120fps AF speeds.
Due to faster read speeds, electronic shutter flash timing is possible up to 1/200 sec. Even faster flash sync speeds are also available when using the mechanical shutter at updated, which can be synchronized at 1/400 sec in full frame or 1/500 sec with APS-C crop.
8K 30p and 4K 120p 10-bit video recording
Making use of the high-resolution sensor and fast processing capabilities, UHD 8K 30p XAVC HS 10-bit 4: 2: 0 video recording is possible using the full width of the sensor, offering 8.6K oversampling for sharpness and stunning realism. For easy handling of this high resolution recording mode, HD resolution low bit rate proxy files can be simultaneously recorded faster for playback. Additionally, 8K 400 Mb / s video can be written to a V90 rated UHS-II SD card, or 200 Mb / s to a V60 card, and 8K can be output over HDMI in 4: 2 format: 8-bit 0.
You can record up to UHD 4K with frame rates up to 120p; When recording up to 60p, the a1 offers a full pixel readout and at 120p it uses 10% clipping. 4K oversampling recording is also possible, via a 5.8K capture area, with Super 35 crop. Internal 10-bit 4: 2: 2 sampling is also possible in all recording modes and if required Records externally via the full-size HDMI A port, 16-bit raw output from 4.3K capture is also possible for even greater tonal reproduction and post-production flexibility.
The a1 employs a couple of codecs to accommodate different workflows: XAVC HS, which uses HEVC / H.265 encoding to retain more details at lower bit rates, and XAVC SI, which is an intra-frame codec for performance and quality. constant at bit rates up to 600 Mb / s.
High speed recording at 120 fps also enables 4x and 5x slow motion movie recording with the frame rate playback set to 30p or 24p or, if switched to Full HD resolution, a frame rate is also available 240p effective for even greater movement control.
No recording time limit allows for unlimited clip lengths and the physical design of the camera features an improved heat dissipation structure to promote longer recording times; more than 30 minutes for 8K 30p or 4K 60p video, or 10-bit 4: 2: 0 recordings.
S-Cinetone can be used to deliver distinct colors and healthy-looking skin tone reproduction that matches FX9 and FX6 cameras and is based on the technology of professional Cinema Line cameras such as VENICE. This color profile offers natural midtones, soft colors, and particularly well-controlled reflections.
With extensive customizable gamma and color controls, you can adjust gamma, black level, knee, color level, and more. Additionally, users can use the same S-Log2 gamma curve found in high-end Sony Cinema cameras that squeezes up to 1,300% more dynamic range into the video signal than traditional REC709, for greater post-production flexibility. .
HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) support is also available, along with the BT.2020 color space, for recording within a wide color gamut and, in addition to S-Log2, S-Log3 is also available to produce a Stop over 15 dynamic range with greater gradation control in the shadow to midtone regions of the image.
Fast hybrid AF system
Covering 92% of the image area, a fast hybrid AF system incorporates 759 phase detection points along with 425 contrast detection areas for fast and accurate focusing in a variety of lighting conditions with sensitivity up to - 6 EV. This focusing system is available for use in all recording modes, to benefit both video and still image applications.
Fast sensor reading and improved processing also allow up to 120 AF and AE calculations per second for faster, more responsive tracking and accurate results.
Lock subjects quickly using real-time tracking for AI-based tracking of moving subjects or touch tracking for manual subject selection.
Suitable for both humans and animals, Real-time Eye AF also ensures critical sharpness when shooting portraits.
The bird mode with dedicated real-time eye AF allows you to select the bird to be tracked and the camera will automatically detect the bird's eye and track it, regardless of whether the bird is in flight or still. This mode works even after a perched bird takes flight.
To help fine-tune the performance of the focus system, the seven-stop AF transition speed and five-stop AF subject change sensitivity controls let you refine how quickly
How focus changes from point to point and how smoothly focus changes occur.
5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization
Enhanced 5-stop, 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization system compensates for the five different types of camera shake encountered during manual photo and video shooting and allows users to confidently use any lens, even lenses tailored, for critical shots without encountering camera shake blur.
For long focal lengths, the system will correct pitch and yaw settings. Macro and high-magnification images, on the other hand, will benefit from the inclusion of horizontal and vertical offset compensation. All shooting styles will take advantage of roll compensation. The 5-axis stabilization will work at all times, even when used with third-party lenses and adapters or lenses with built-in optical stabilization.
Also, specifically for video, there is also an Active IS mode that adds even more precise stabilization methods for even smoother images straight from the camera.
Pixel Shift Multi Shot
This unique composition mode allows you to achieve even higher resolution than the 50.1MP sensor offers. Working in conjunction with Sensor Shift Image Stabilization, this mode switches the sensor while taking 16 consecutive exposures to acquire approximately 199 MP of information for greater color precision and detail than is possible with a single exposure. These files can be combined during post-production using the Sony Imaging software package.
An impressive EVF QXGA OLED Tru-Finder features a high resolution of 9.44 million dots and 0.9x magnification for exceptionally bright, clear and detailed viewing at eye level. This viewfinder has a dedicated High Quality + 240fps setting for smooth motion reproduction and the physical design of the finder has a 25mm long point of view, a 41 ° field of view and features a fluorine coating on the outermost element of the visor to benefit cleaning.
A tiltable 3.0 ", 1.44m-dot screen benefits from working from high and low angles. This LCD screen is also a touch screen for intuitive shooting control and menu navigation.
The two memory card slots accept CFexpress Type A or SD memory cards. The dual slot design allows for flexible saving and handling of files and can be configured to partition file types or can be used for overflow recording. Additionally, both card slots are rated to support UHS-II memory cards for faster transfer speeds.
The updated menu structure is more intuitive and complements having different workflows and setting selections for movie recording and photo taking. The menu system also works in conjunction with the rear LCD display touchscreen layout.
The magnesium alloy chassis ensures rigidity, durability, and stability while remaining lightweight. The lens mount has also been improved to better support heavy lenses, and the rigidity of the grip has been improved for a more comfortable hand grip.
Extensive weather sealing, including improved sealing around the battery cover, terminal cover, and chassis gaskets, has been employed to resist dust and moisture for reliable operation in harsh weather conditions.
Accepts the high capacity NP-FZ100 rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which provides approximately 430 shots / 90 minutes of recording per charge when using the viewfinder or 530 shots / 95 minutes of recording per charge when using the rear LCD screen.
The full-size HDMI A port offers a more reliable connection when working with external recorders.
A USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port has been added, in addition to a micro-USB port, for faster and more reliable docking support. The USB Type-C connection allows the camera to be charged or powered from the host's power source while connected.
PC sync terminal for wired flash sync with strobe packages or wireless radio remotes.
Both the 3.5mm headphone and external microphone ports provide greater control over audio recording.
The Multi Interface Shoe allows you to work with the optional ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone or XLR-K3M XLR Adapter Kit, which provide clear and enhanced audio recording sound by sending a digital audio signal to the camera, at difference from an analog signal AC.
Built-in Wi-Fi enables remote camera control and instant sharing of images to mobile devices for direct online sharing, and support for the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands also enables wireless shooting support. This connectivity also provides remote control of the camera
The USB Type-C port can be paired with an optional wired Ethernet LAN adapter to provide 1000BASE-T connectivity, wired remote triggering, or FTP transfer.
Built-in Wi-Fi allows the a1 to instantly share images with mobile devices for direct sharing online, and support for the 2.4 and 5.0 GHz bands also enables wireless photography. Additionally, the 5.0 GHz band supports 2x2 MIMO for fast communication speeds, and the dual antennas ensure a reliable connection.
NFC (Near Field Communication) enables one-touch connection between the camera and compatible mobile devices; no complex setup is required. Once connected, the paired mobile device can also display a live view image on its screen and remotely control the camera's shutter.
Bluetooth connectivity allows the acquisition of location data.
The Ethernet port offers speeds of up to 1000BASE-T for fast wired LAN sharing and remote operation.
When working on a wired LAN, the Remote Camera Tool 2.1 app has now been enhanced to reduce launch wait time and live view delays, as well as to support remote formatting of the SD card, switching FTP server and changes to the still image storage destination. Wired or wireless LAN transfers can also occur in the background, while shooting continues.
Imaging Edge Remote for Desktop supports remote PC capture via Wi-Fi connection or via a wired USB Type-C port. An updated data transfer control also makes it possible to transfer files from an SD card over Wi-Fi using the Imaging Edge Mobile application even when the camera is off.
The additional Transfer & Tagging application can send FTP settings from your mobile device to the camera, offers automatic upload of data to an FTP server with attached metadata, and can perform automatic speech-to-text conversion.