Sony has just announced the new Alpha 1 full-frame mirrorless camera that combines high-resolution and high-speed performance.


The Alpha 1 features the brand new 50.1 MP full-frame stacked Exmor RS image sensor built with integral memory and paired with an upgraded BIONZ XR image processing engine. The combination allows it to shoot 155 full-frame compressed RAW images or 165 full-frame JPEG images at up to 30fps with up to 120 AF/AE calculations per second.


The new Alpha 1 has an advanced Real-time Eye AF that improves detection performance by 30% over the previous system. In addition to improved Real-time EYE AF for humans and animals, the camera employs high-level subject recognition technology to provide Real-time Eye AF for birds. Optimized algorithms ensure that tracking is maintained even if a sitting bird suddenly takes flight or there are sudden framing changes.


The camera’s viewfinder features the first 240 fps refresh rate and is a Quad-XGA high-definition OLED display with refined optics. It also offers 0.90x viewfinder magnification, a 41-degree diagonal FOV, and a 25mm-high eye point.

As far video goes, the new Alpha camera offers up to 8K 30p 10-bit 4:2:0 XAVC HS recording with 8.6K oversampling. The 8K footage can also be used for flexible 4K editing during post-production.


The camera features S-Cinetone color matrix that produces the highly regarded FX9 and FX6 color and skin tones.

Other features include a 16-bit RAW output to an external recorder via HDMI for post-production flexibility, a digital audio interface added to the camera’s Multi Interface (MI) Shoe, and a 5.8K oversampled full pixel readout without pixel binning.


The Alpha 1 also supports built-in wireless LAN on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. The latter band includes 2×2 MIMO support offering faster wireless FTP speeds. In addition, it comes with a USB Type-C cable for high-speed PC Remote data transfer. It also has a built-in 1000BASE-T LAN connector and supports FTPS.

The Sony Alpha 1 full-frame mirrorless camera will be available in the Philippines soon. For more information on the Sony Alpha 1, click here.


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