Sony a1 Specification
|Body type||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Maximum Resolution||8640 x 5760|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||50.00 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||51.00 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)|
|Processor||Dual Bionz XR|
|White balance presets||7|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|Image stabilization||5.5 stop(s)|
|JPEG quality levels||Extra fine, fine, standard, light|
|Optics & Focus|
|Number of focus points||759|
|Lens mount||Sony E|
|Focal length multiplier||1×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/32000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||No|
|Continuous drive||30.0 fps|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|Format||XAVC S, XAVC HS, H.264, H.265|
|Storage types||Dual SD/CFexpress Type A slots (UHS-II supported)|
|Wireless||802.11ac (Dual Band)|
|Remote control||Yes (via Bluetooth or tethered PC)|
|Battery description||NP-FZ100 lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||737g|
|Dimensions||129 x 97 x 70 mm (5.08 x 3.82 x 2.76″)|
The Sony Alpha 1 (a1) is a high-end full-frame mirrorless camera with a 50MP Stacked BSI-CMOS sensor and in-body image stabilization. The a1 offers blackout-free shooting on its giant 9.44M-dot (240 fps) EVF at burst rates of up to 30 fps.
It has Sony’s latest autofocus system, with fast processing and face/eye/animal detection. The electronic shutter is designed to eliminate flicker and offers a flash sync of 1/200 sec (it’s an impressive 1/400 sec with the mechanical shutter).
A ‘Pixel Shift Multi Shooting’ mode combines 16 exposures into a 199MP image, which must be processed on a PC. Speaking of which, the camera can be controlled over dual band Wi-Fi, or tethered to a PC via USB or Ethernet. In addition to supporting the standard HEIF format, Sony has added a ‘Light HIEF/JPEG’ option for smaller file sizes.
The a1 captures oversampled 8K/30p at a bit rate of 400Mbps as well as oversampled 4K at up to 120 fps. The camera can record 10-bit 4:2:2 video, and supports S-Cinetone, S-Log2/3, and HLG Log formats. 16-bit Raw recording to compatible external recorders is also available.
The a1’s body is designed to allow 30 minutes of continuous 8K recording.The a1 uses the NP-FZ100 battery with up to 530 shots/charge with the LCD and 430 with the EVF. A battery grip is optional.