Sony has announced the arrival of its new full-frame mirrorless Alpha 1 camera.
The Alpha 1 comes with 50.1-megapixel full-frame stacked Exmor RS image sensor. The image sensor is built with integral memory and paired with an upgraded BIONZ XR imaging processing engine. The 9.44 million dot OLED Quad-XGA electronic viewfinder features up to 240 fps refresh rate. The camera offers 8K 30p 10-bit 4:2:0 XAVC HS recording with 8.6K oversampling. It is also capable of 4K 120p / 60p 10-bit 4:2:2 recording. The Real-time Eye AF reportedly improves detection performance by 30% over the previous system to ensure accurate, reliable detection, even when the subject’s face looks away. It also employs high-level subject recognition technology to provide Real-time Eye AF for birds. The Alpha 1 also features AI-based Real-time Tracking that maintains accurate focus.
The camera features S-Cinetone, the same colour matrix that produces the FX9 and FX6 colour and skin tones. The S-Log3 gamma curve makes it possible to achieve 15+ stops of dynamic range, while the S-Gamut3 and S-Gamut3 Cine colour gamut settings make it easy to match Alpha 1 footage with video shot on VENICE cinema camera, FX9 and other professional cinema cameras. It delivers up to 5.5-step shutter speed advantage. Sony claims that the high-speed readout from the new image sensor makes it possible to reduce rolling shutter by up to 1.5 times when shooting stills, compared to the Alpha 9 II. It also offers silent anti-flicker continuous shooting with an electronic shutter, which operates silently, without mechanical noise and is vibration-free. The Alpha 1 boasts of a flash sync speed of 1/400 sec.
The Alpha 1 offers several features for fast, reliable file transfers. Its built-in wireless LAN allows communication on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHzbands with dual antennas. It also has a built-in 1000BASE-T LAN connector for high-speed, stable data transfers, including remote shooting. FTPS (File Transfer over SSL/TLS) is supported, allowing SSL or TLS encryption for increased data security. The camera comes with two media slots that both support UHS-I and UHS-II SDXC/SDHC cards, as well as new CFexpress Type-A cards for higher overall capacity and faster read/write speeds.
The new Alpha 1 full-frame mirrorless camera is available across all Sony Centers, Alpha Flagship stores, www.ShopatSC.com portal and major electronic stores across India at an MRP of INR 559,990.