Sony Alpha 1 Camera Makes a Grand Entry | Best Camera Ever.

Sony Alpha 1, launched on the 26th of January 2021, has proved Sony is still in the competition, especially when Nikon and Canon are leading in the market. After all these years, sony had left us wondering where it went. But as it is truly said that “Everything comes to him who waits,” as Sony has no doubt made us wait for very long years, but has not disappointed us. Sony has excelled in the market by introducing the most advanced lightweight camera. As best things come with a price, Sony Alpha 1 is the most expensive camera with the price of $6499 only. However, the price seems to shower justice on the features it provides.

SONY Alpha 1 photo sample

Sony Alpha 1 Sample Image- Source: Sony

Photography has become smarter with AI technology, and unlike Canon and Nikon, Sony has chosen to be smart. Sony has done incredibly well and chosen to introduce the stacked sensors Exmor RS, which basically aids the high-resolution camera to perform faster. Initially, Sony A9 was the first of its kind, but now Sony added Sony Alpha 1 to its collection last week. As if this was not enough, Sony has integrated its latest camera with a strong processor with much-needed AI, which makes image processing and shooting speed faster. Additionally, the focusing is also enhanced.

The camera has the ability to click 50-megapixel images that too with a speed of up to 30FPS. The next unique feature is the electronic feature, which has the ability to sync flash at a shutter speed of 1/200. The camera even supports real-time eye-tracking for all humans, birds, and animals. However, the eye-catching of Sony Alpha 1 is its blackout-free electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder will not blackout even if you are shooting 120 times per second.

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Features of Sony Alpha 1

  • The best camera Sony Alpha 1, is featured with a full-frame stacked CMOS Exmor RS sensor, making sure that the camera delivers outstanding image quality.
  • You can click 50MP images that too continuously up to 30 frames per second.
  • Sony Alpha 1 features an advanced BIONZ XR engine, which boosts up the processing process and enhances the image.
  • The camera does not blackout when shooting continuously. It can display 240 times per second while shooting.
  • The electronic shutter is free from vibration and operates smoothly without making any mechanical noise.
  • The camera aids in capturing dynamic action by featuring electronic shutter flash sync.
  • Sony Alpha 1 clicks pictures of extraordinarily high resolution.
  • It features a wide sensitivity range, i.e., ISO standard range is 100-32000 and is expandible to 50-102400.
  • The camera has 10 looks in presets, which can enhance your photography.
  • Sony Alpha 1 has high-level subject recognition technology that aids in tracking humans, birds, and animals’ movements.
  • Additionally, the Sony Alpha 1 features real-time tracking means that when half-pressing the shutter button, the focus is maintained.
  • It also features an active mode that helps in stabilization while shooting a movie.
  • The AF system covers 92% of the image, thereby ensuring accuracy while clicking pictures.
  • Sony Alpha 1 allows 4k movie recording at 120 frames/sec.
  • It is featured with a heat-dissipating structure, which makes sure that the sensor maintains the optimum temperature.
  • The touch screen of the camera offers faster and intuitive control.
  • Sony Alpha 1 features two slots for media.
  • The best camera ever, i.e., Sony Alpha 1, features Fast USB Type-C and 1000BASE-T network connections.

Lenses Compatible with Sony Alpha 1

1.FE 35 mm F1.4 GM

FE 35 mm F1.4 GM

  • MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE: 0.89 ft (AF), 0.82 ft (MF) (0.27 m (AF), 0.25 m (MF))
  • MAXIMUM MAGNIFICATION RATIO (X):  0.23 (AF) x 0.26 (MF)
  • FILTER DIAMETER : 67 MM
  • WEIGHT: 18.5 oz (524 g)
  • FORMAT: 35 mm full frame

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2.FE 12–24 mm F2.8 GM

FE 12–24 mm F2.8 GM

  • FOCUS DISTANCE(MIN): 0.92 ft (0.28 m)
  • MAGNIFICATION RATIO(MAX) : 0.14X
  • WEIGHT: 29.9 oz (847 g)

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3.FE 200–600 mm F5.6–6.3

FE 200–600 mm F5.6–6.3 G OSS

  • FOCUS DISTANCE(MIN): 7.88 ft (2.4 m)
  • MAXIMUM MAGNIFICATION RATIO : 0.2X
  • FILTER DIAMETER: 95MM
  • WEIGHT:  2,115 g

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4.FE 24-70 mm F2.8 GM

FE 24-70 mm F2.8 GM

  • MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE: 1.24 ft
  • MAXIMUM MAGNIFICATION RATIO : 0.24 x
  • FILTER DIAMETER: 82 MM
  • WEIGHT: 31.25 oz

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5.G Master FE 100-400mm

G Master FE 100-400mm super-telephoto zoom lens

  • FOCUS DISTANCE(MIN): 3.22 ft/0.98 m
  • MAGNIFICATION RATIO(MAX): 0.35X
  • FILTER DIAMETER: 77 MM
  • WEIGHT: 49.3 oz 1,395 g (Without tripod mount)

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Specifications of Sony Alpha 1

Image Sensor

  • ASPECT RATIO : 3: 2
  • EFFECTIVE PIXELS: 50.1 megapixels
  • TOTAL PIXELS: 50.5 megapixels
  • SENSOR TYPE: 35-mm full-frame (35.9 x 24.0 mm), Exmor RS CMOS sensor
  • ANTI-DUST SYSTEM: Yes +Charge protection+ ultrasonic vibration mechanism

Image

  • FORMAT: JPEG, HEIF, RAW
  • IMAGE SIZE: 8640 x 5760
  • MAGE QUALITY MODES: RAW, JPEG, HEIF
  • DYNAMIC RANGE FUNCTIONS: Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer
  • COLOR SPACE:sRGB standard, Adobe RGB standard, and Rec. ITU-R BT.2100 standard

Video

  •  FORMAT: XAVC S, XAVC HS
  • VIDEO COMPRESSION: XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC HS: MPEG-H HEVC/H.265
  • AUDIO FORMAT: LPCM 2ch(48 kHz 16bit), LPCM 2ch(48 kHz 24bit), LPCM 4ch(48 kHz 24bit), MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
  • COLOR SPACE: Rec. ITU-R BT.2100 standard compatible

Recording System

  • LOCATION INFORMATION LINK FROM SMARTPHONE: Yes
  • MEDIA: 2Slots
  • MEMORY CARD SLOT:SLOT1: Multi slot for SD (UHS-I/II-compliant) memory card/CFexpress Type A card, SLOT2: Multi slot for SD (UHS-I/II-compliant) memory card/CFexpress Type A card
  • RECORDING MODE ON 2 MEMORY CARDS: Simult. Rec, Sort, Auto Switch Media, Copy

Noise Reduction

  • NOISE REDUCTION: Yes

Focus

  • TYPE: Fast Hybrid AF
  • POINT: 35 mm full-frame: 759 points
  • SENSITIVITY RANGE: EV-4 to EV20
  • MODE: AF-S, AF-C, DMF, Manual Focus
  • FOCUS AREA: Wide
  • EYE AF: Still images: Human, Animal (Right/Left Eye Select), Bird, Movie: Human (Right/Left Eye Select)

Viewfinder

  • TYPE: Electronic viewfinder (color)
  • SIZE: 1.6 cm (0.64 type)
  • AREA COVERAGE: FULL
  • MAGNIFICATION: Approx. 0.90 x (with 50-mm lens at infinity, –1 m-₁)
  •  ADJUSTMENT: 4.0 to +3.0 m-₁ DIAOPTER
  • DISPLAY: Histogram, Real-time image-adjustment display, Digital level gauge, Grid line, Focus check, Peaking MF, Zebra, Movie marker

Screen

  • MONITOR SIZE: 2.95 inch (3.0-type) wide
  • TOUCH SCREEN: Yes

Shutter

  • TYPE: Electronically controlled
  • SHUTTER TYPE: Mechanical shutter/Electronic shutter
  • SHUTTER SPEED: AUTO: 1/32000 to 1/2 s
  • FLASH SYNC. SPEED: (AUTO):1/400 s
  • ELECTRONIC FRONT CURTAIN SHUTTER: Yes
  • SILENT SHOOTING: Yes

Audio

  • MICROPHONE: Built-in, stereo
  • SPEAKER: Built-in, monaural

Print

  • COMPATIBLE PRINTS: Exif Print, Print Image Matching III

Lens

  • LENS MOUNT: E-mount Lens

Lens Compensation

  • SETTING: Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion

Power

  • BATTERY: One rechargeable battery (NP-FZ100)
  • BATTERY LIFE: 90 min.
  • USB POWER SUPPLY: Yes

Others

  • CAMERA TEMPERATURE: 32 – 104 degrees F / 0 – 40 degrees C

Size & Weight

  • WEIGHT :1 lb 10.0 oz (737 g)
  • DIMENSIONS : 5.13 x 3.88 x 3.25 inches

Seema

Seema is a photographer as well as a blogger who also likes to write articles on photography and tools.

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