About the Sony Alpha 1 (no lens included)
Meet Sony's mirrorless masterpiece
Meet Sony's mirrorless masterpiece
I've long admired Sony's ingenuity in the mirrorless space — they have a penchant for creating high-performance cameras that yield exceptional results. Their flagship Alpha 1 builds upon this well-earned reputation, and I expect it to be popular among creative enthusiasts and working professionals alike.
The Alpha 1 supports USB-C Power Delivery for continuous shooting for extended periods without draining the internal battery.
This go-anywhere, do-everything camera features a massive 50.1-megapixel full-frame image sensor for vivid stills and gorgeous 4K/120 and 8K/30 Ultra High Def video footage. It also sports dual memory card slots, advanced in-body image stabilization, and a spectacular autofocus system.
Built for the elements
Sony equipped the Alpha 1 with a rugged magnesium-alloy body that's weather-sealed against dust and moisture. Use it with confidence to capture photos and videos at weddings, sporting events, and other fun outdoor activities.
Great for fast-moving subjects
The Alpha 1 is an especially good choice for action sports or wildlife photographers. It uses Sony's highly acclaimed Fast Hybrid AF autofocus system for quickly locking on to moving subjects.
A blistering 30 frames-per-second continuous shooting lets you capture ultra-crisp shots of fast-moving cars, animals, and athletes.
Pair it with premium glass for the best image quality
I'm a Canon shooter by trade, but one reason I'd be tempted to switch to Sony is their outstanding lineup of E-mount lenses.
Sony makes some of the best optical elements on the planet, and their E-mount lenses (especially their higher-end glass) are world-famous for their light-gathering abilities and quick, ultra-sharp focusing.
It's worth noting that this "body only" configuration does not come with a lens in the box. Check out my article on choosing camera lenses to find the right one for you.
- 50.1-megapixel full-frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm) Exmor RS™ stacked CMOS image sensor
- integrated memory chip allows lag-free recording of ultra-high-resolution stills and video footage
- BIONZ XR™ image processor for speedy operation and reduced noise at high ISO settings
- compatible with full-frame Sony E-mount lenses
- 5-axis optical in-body image stabilization for handheld movie shooting
- 4K Ultra HD video recording at up to 120 fps (frames per second)
- 8K video recording at up to 30 fps
- 9.44-million-dot super-high-resolution electronic OLED viewfinder for easy eye-level composition
- 3" LCD touchscreen for image composition and review
- Fast Hybrid AF autofocus system with 759-point phase-detection AF sensors
- Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF for sharp captures of moving subjects
- multi-interface shoe expands camera's compatibility with external flash and video accessories
- intuitive color-coded menu system for easy settings changes
- durable magnesium-alloy body is weather-sealed against dust and moisture
- built-in Wi-Fi for easy file sharing and control from smart devices
- Active Mode optical image stabilization for handheld shooting
- S-Cinetone, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), and S-Log 2 and S-Log 3 picture profiles
- supports up to 10-bit, 4:2:2 color sampling
- supports 16-bit RAW data output to an external recorder via HDMI
- heat-dissipating design for extended recording times
- dedicated settings menu for movie shooting
Exposure modes, connections, and controls:
- program auto, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, manual, and fully automatic exposure modes
- records stills in RAW, HEIF, and JPEG formats
- ISO range: 100-32,000 (expandable to 50-102,400)
- captures up to 30 fps in continuous shooting mode using electronic shutter
- captures up to 10 fps using mechanical shutter
- dual CFexpress Type-A
memory card slots for expanded storage and recording options
- both slots also support SDHC/SDXC memory cards
- USB-C Power Delivery for continuous shooting for extended periods without draining the internal battery
- full-size HDMI Type-A output for connection to optional external monitor
Dimensions, warranty, and included accessories:
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More details on the Sony Alpha 1 (no lens included)
Features & specs
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||None included|
|HDMI Output||Full Size|
|CFexpress Cards||Type A|
|SD Cards||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Highest Resolution||8640 x 5760|
|Video Resolution||7680 x 4320|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||26|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|