Professional photographers looking for a digital camera with unprecedented resolution and speeds may want to check out the Sony Alpha 1 Full-frame Mirrorless Camera. Sony spare no expenses in jamming this new successor of the Alpha 9 II with ranging-topping specs.
Under the hood, it has a new 50.1 MP full-frame stacked Exmor RS CMOS image sensor and an upgraded BIONZ XR imaging processing engine that affords blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 30 fps, 8K 30p video recording, and the ability to process up to 120 AF/AE calculations per second. That, btw, is double of that of the Alpha 9 II.
Sony Alpha 1 is also outfitted with a 0.64-type 9.44 million-dot OLED Quad-XGA electronic viewfinder with the world’s first refresh rate of 240 fps, a tilting rear monitor, and touts real-time Eye AR for humans and animals, plus a new Real Eye AF for birds, along with Real-time Tracking that automatically maintains accurate focus.
The camera further features 5 -axis optical in-body image stabilization for a 5.5-step shutter speed advantage, wide dynamic range of 15 stops for stills and 15+ stops for video and the world’s first anti-flicker shooting with both mechanical and electronic shutter. The latter is enabled by a dual driven shutter system for 1/400 flash sync featuring silent, vibration-free electronic shutter with 1/200 sec flash sync and 1/400 second mechanical shutter flash sync.
Rounding up the feature-rich device is a professional workflow support with the industry’s fastest built-in WiFi, SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps, and 1000BASE-T Ethernet.
The Sony Alpha 1 Full-frame Mirrorless Camera is expected to be available in March 2021 for around US$6,500.
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