Sony’s upcoming Alpha 1 camera ushers in a new professional imaging era

The new camera has the industry’s fastest built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.
(Edited Press Release)

Sony Electronics, a global leader in imaging sensor technology and digital imaging, has announced the arrival of the groundbreaking new full-frame mirrorless Alpha 1 camera—asserting their commitment to leading the industry with a stunning combination of innovative new features.

The most technologically advanced, innovative camera that Sony has ever released, the Alpha 1 combines high-resolution and high-speed performance at a level that has never been accomplished in the world of digital cameras.  With a brand new 50.1-megapixel full-frame stacked Exmor RS™ image sensor, up to 120 AF/AE calculations per second, 8K 30p 10-bit 4:2:0 video, and much more, the Alpha 1 will allow creators to capture what they’ve never been able to before.

“We are always listening to our customers, challenging the industry to bring new innovation to the market that goes far beyond their expectations,” said Ryo Ochi, General Manager, Digital Imaging Division, Sony Electronics Asia Pacific. “Alpha 1 breaks through all existing boundaries, setting a new bar for what creators can accomplish with a single camera. What excites us the most—more than the extensive product feature—is Alpha 1’s ability to capture that which has never been captured before. This camera unlocks a new world of creative possibilities, making the previously impossible now possible.”

The newly developed image sensor is built with integral memory and paired with an upgraded BIONZ XR imaging processing engine, making it capable of shooting 50.1-megapixel images continuously at an astounding 30fps with up to 120 AF/AE calculations per second. 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, ensuring no blackout.  Additionally, for the first time in an Alpha series camera, 8K 30p 10-bit 4:2:0 video is available. The Alpha 1 is also capable of 4K 120p / 60p 10-bit 4:2:2 recording and includes S-Cinetone color. The Alpha 1 is also packed with features that support field professionals with faster workflow, including 3.5 times faster wireless FTP transfer speed and more.

In a nutshell, here are the other outstanding features of Sony’s Alpha 1 camera:

 

  • Blackout- free continuous shooting at up to 30 frames per second

 

  • Fast sensor readout enables up to 120 AF/AE calculations per second, double the speed of the Alpha 9 II, even during 30fps continuous shooting

 

  • Bright and large 0.64-type 9.44 million-dot (approx.) OLED Quad-XGA electronic viewfinder with the world’s first refresh rate of 240 fps

 

  • Silent, vibration-free electronic shutter

 

  • World’s first anti-flicker shooting with both mechanical and electronic shutter

 

  • Electronic shutter flash sync up to 1/200 sec. for the first time in the Alpha™ series

 

  • World’s fastest mechanical shutter flash sync up to 1/400 sec.

 

  • 8K 30p 10-bit 4:2:0 XAVC HS video recording with 8.6K oversampling for extraordinary detail and resolution, in addition to 4K 120p 10-bit 4:2:2 movie shooting capabilities

 

  • Wide dynamic range of 15 stops for stills and 15+ stops for video

 

  • Improved Real-time Eye AF (autofocus) for humans and animals, and new Real-time Eye AF for birds, as well as Real-time Tracking that automatically maintains accurate focus

 

  • 5-axis optical in-body image stabilization for a 5.5-step shutter speed advantage

 

  • S-Cinetone color matrix as seen in FX9 and FX6 to deliver an expressive cinematic look

 

  • Professional workflow support with the industry’s fastest built-in Wi-Fi, SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps, 1000BASE-T Ethernet, and more

 

The Alpha 1 Full-frame Interchangeable Lens Camera will be available in the Philippines soon.