Sony Alpha 1 now official

Sony has officially announced the latest full-frame mirrorless Alpha 1 camera.

The Alpha 1 sports high-resolution and high-speed performance with a brand new 50.1MP full-frame stacked Exmor RS image sensor, up to 120 AF/AE calculations per second, 8K 30p 10-bit 4:2:0 video, and the like.

The new image sensor is built with integral memory and paired with an upgraded BIONZ XR imaging processing engine. The Alpha 1’s shooting capabilities are further enhanced by a 9.44 million dot OLED Quad-XGA electronic viewfinder, with a refresh rate of up to 240 fps. Moreover, the Alpha 1 is also capable of 4K 120p / 60p 10-bit 4:2:2 recording and includes S-Cinetone color. It is also packed with features that support field professionals with faster workflow, including 3.5 times faster wireless FTP transfer speed and more.

Furthermore, the camera features 759 phase-detection points in a high-density focal-plane phase-detection AF system cover approximately 92% of the image area, which ensures accuracy and unfailing focus in environments. The Alpha 1 also features AI-based Real-time Tracking that automatically maintains accurate focus.

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Other features of the latest camera include; 16-bit RAW output to an external recorder via HDMI for maximum post-production flexibility, a digital audio interface has been added to the camera’s Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe for clearer audio recordings from a compatible Sony external microphone, 5.8K oversampled full pixel readout without pixel binning for high-resolution 4K movies in Super 35mm mode and more.

Meanwhile, the Alpha 1 comes with advanced connectivity options. It boasts several features, such as a built-in wireless LAN that allows communication on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands with dual antennas to ensure reliable communications. There is also a provided USB Type-C connector to support fast data transfer when connected to a 5G mmWave compatible device and makes high-speed PC Remote (tethered) data transfer available. Additionally, the Alpha 1 has a built-in 1000BASE-T LAN connector for high-speed, stable data transfers, including remote shooting. Other than these, the Alpha 1 has dual CFexpress Type A / UHS-II SD card slots.

The Alpha 1 Full-frame Interchangeable-Lens Camera comes with a price tag of USD 6,500. It will be available in March 2021 on Sony’s authorized dealers throughout North America. To know more about the latest Sony Alpha 1, visit the official Sony Alpha website.

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