Sony Alpha 1 Goes Official with a 50-Megapixel Full-Frame Stacked Sensor 8K Video Recording and a Lot More

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It is safe to say that Sony has made massive strides in the camera industry, showing the competition that they mean business and they have something for everyone. The A7IIIS was a dream camera for filmmakers around the world who want excellent low light performance, and they even have those who require high-res photos with their R lineup of cameras. However, the Sony Alpha 1 is catered to neither of those; as a matter of fact, this is the camera that you should be getting if you want unprecedented fast shooting without any compromises.

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Right off the bat, it is important to know that one of the best features of this camera is that it can shoot stills at full resolution and at a speed of 30 frames per second, which is insane. Speaking of the sensor, the Sony Alpha 1 comes with a 50.1 full-frame stacked EXMOR RS CMOS sensor, complemented by an upgraded BIONZ XR imaging process engine, which now has eight times more image processing power.

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The camera also offers blackout-free continuous shooting and a fast sensor readout, which allows for up to 120 AF/AE calculations in just a second.

In addition to that, you are getting access to a bright and large 0.64-type 9.44 million-dot OLED quad XGA electronic viewfinder with the world's first refresh rate of 240Hz, which is insane for a viewfinder.

In addition to that, you are also getting the world's first anti-flicker shooting with both mechanical and electronic shutter.

The Sony Alpha 1 is no slouch in terms of video recording capabilities, either. The camera can record 8K 30p 10-bit 4:2:0 XAVC HS video recording with 8.6K oversampling. However, that is not all; you can also record 4K 120p 10-bit 4:2:2, and has a dynamic range of 15 stops for still and over 15 for videos.

You are also getting the usual goodness such as 5-axis in-body image stabilization for a 5.5-step shutter speed benefit, S-Cinetone color matrix that we have seen in the FX9 and FX6.

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Overall, the Sony Alpha 1 looks to replace the Sony A9II. With the specs that Sony has added in this beast of a camera, it easily blows the competition out of the water. It manages to solidify a spot for itself in the mirrorless camera market that caters to sports photography or high-speed photography.

For those wondering about the price and availability, the Sony Alpha 1 will be available on March 2021 for approximately $6,500 and available throughout the world at Sony authorized dealers.

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