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Uncompromising Flagship Camera

The Sony A1 is a flagship camera that doesn't compromise on quality. It features a 50.1MP full-frame EXMOR RS BSI CMOS sensor and BIONZ XR processing engine, allowing for 8K video recording, high resolution still shooting, high speed and sensitivity, as well as reliable connectivity for all professional content creators.

50.1MP EXMOR RS BSI CMOS Stacked Sensor

The Sony A1 employs a newly developed 50.1MP EXMOR RS full-frame sensor with a stacked back-illuminated design and integrated memory which delivers full-frame 8.6K oversampling for 8K video recording, 15-stop dynamic range, outstanding sharpness, expandable sensitivity up to ISO 102400, phase-detection AF, and 30 fps shooting. Besides, the new BIONZ XR engine offers up to 8x faster processing, incredibly reduced rolling shutter and more fluent interface and file management handling speeds.

Updated Electronic and Mechanical Shutter

When working with an electronic shutter, the a1 is capable of 30 fps continuous shooting at full resolution with full AF and AE capabilities. If you are using the mechanical shutter, you are still able to shoot up to 10 fps. Its large buffer memory allows the user to shoot up to 155 compressed raw frames, or 165 JPEGs, in one single burst at 30 fps. The updated electronic shutter is silent and vibration-free and supports 1/200s flash sync speeds as well as anti-flicker shooting. Also, the updated mechanical shutter, allows the user to sync at 1/400s in full-frame or 1/500s with an APS-C crop.

Outstanding Video Capability with 8K 30p and 4K 120p Video Recording in 10-Bit

The Sony A1 can capture UHD 8K 30p XAVC HS video with 8.6K oversampling and internal 4:2:0 10-Bit sampling. You are also able to shoot up to UHD 4K 120p using full pixel readout without binning. Internal 10-bit 4:2:2 sampling is available in all recording modes as well as 16-bit raw output via the full-size external HDMI A port. The camera uses a similar heat dissipation design to the one developed for the a7S III. This, in conjunction with lowering the overheat protection setting, allows for 30 minutes of 8K capture.

Quick Hybrid AF System

The camera features Real-time Eye AF for both humans and animals with 759 phase-detection points as well as 425 contrast-detection areas which cover 92% of the image area. This focusing system is available for use in all recording modes, to benefit both video and stills applications. With dedicated Real-time Eye AF Bird Mode, you are able to detect and track bird's eye regardless of the bird's position.

5-Axis SteadyShot Inside Image Stabilisation

The Sony A1 employs 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilisation system with enhanced 5.5-stop effectiveness. The stabilisation system is also compatible with third-party lenses, adapters or lenses with built-in optical stabilisation. Additionally, Active IS mode in video shooting, delivers more precise and smoother footage straight out of the camera.

Pixel Shift Multi Shooting

Pixel Shift Multi Shooting allows you to capture 199MP resolution images by shifting the sensor and making 16 consecutive exposures. It delivers greater colour accuracy and detail comparing to a single exposure. All images can then be merged during post-production by using the Sony Imaging software suite.

9.44 million-dot OLED viewfinder and Tilting Screen

The camera employs an outstanding QXGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF with 9.44m-dot resolution and 0.9x magnification. This viewfinder delivers or incredibly bright, clear, and detailed eye-level viewing. With 240 fps refresh rate, the camera delivers a blackout-free viewfinder experience with a fluent eye-level viewing. Besides, it features a 3.0" 1.44m-dot tilting screen with touchscreen capability for intuitive shooting control and menu navigation.

Extensive Weather-sealing

The Sony A1 features an enhanced weather-sealing which allows the user to operate in rough weather conditions. The Magnesium alloy chassis delivers a more rigid and durable camera while remaining lightweight. Besides, the lens mount has also been improved to better support heavy lenses, and the grip rigidity has been improved for more comfortable handholding.

IMAGING  
   
Lens Mount
Sony E
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 50.5 Megapixel
  Effective: 50.1 Megapixel (8640 x 5760)
Image Sensor
35.9 x 24 mm (Full-Frame) Stacked CMOS
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Capture Type
Stills & Video
   
EXPOSURE CONTROL  
   
Shutter Type
Electronic Shutter, Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter Speed
Mechanical Shutter
  1/8000 to 30 Seconds
  1/32000 to 30 Seconds in Auto Mode
  Electronic Shutter
  1/32000 to 30 Seconds
  1/8000 to 1/4 Second in Movie Mode
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode
ISO Sensitivity
Photo
  100 to 32,000 in Manual Mode (Extended: 50 to 102,400)
  100 to 12,800 in Auto Mode
  Video
  100 to 32,000 in Manual Mode
  100 to 12,800 in Auto Mode
Metering Method
Average, Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Multiple, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range
-3 to 20 EV
White Balance
2500 to 9900K
  Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Colour Temperature, Colour Temperature Filter,
Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Continuous Shooting
Electronic Shutter
  Up to 30 fps at 50.1 MP for up to 155 Frames (Raw) / 165 Frames (JPEG)
  Up to 20 fps at 50.1 MP for up to 238 Frames (Raw) / 400 Frames (JPEG)
  Up to 15 fps at 50.1 MP
  Up to 5 fps at 50.1 MP
  Mechanical Shutter
  Up to 10 fps at 50.1 MP
  Up to 8 fps at 50.1 MP
  Up to 6 fps at 50.1 MP
  Up to 3 fps at 50.1 MP
Interval Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/5/10-Second Delay
   
STILL IMAGE CAPTURE  
   
Image Sizes
0.126388889
  49.7 MP (8640 x 5760)
  21 MP (5616 x 3744)
  12.4 MP (4320 x 2880)
  0.16875
  44.2 MP (7680 x 5760)
  18.6 MP (4992 x 3744)
  11 MP (3840 x 2880)
  0.672916667
  42 MP (8640 x 4864)
  18 MP (5616 x 3160)
  11 MP (4320 x 2432)
  0.042361111
  44.2 MP (5760 x 5760)
  14 MP (3744 x 3744)
  8.2 MP (2880 x 2880)
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File Format
HEIF, JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth
14-Bit
   
VIDEO CAPTURE  
   
Internal Recording Modes
H.265/XAVC HS 4:2:2 10-Bit
  UHD 8K (7680 x 4320) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps [260 to 520 Mb/s]
  UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/50/59.94/100/120 fps [50 to 280 Mb/s]
  H.265/XAVC HS 4:2:0 10-Bit
  UHD 8K (7680 x 4320) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps [200 to 400 Mb/s]
  UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/50/59.94/100/120 fps [30 to 200 Mb/s]
  H.264/XAVC S-I 4:2:2 10-Bit
  UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [240 to 600 Mb/s]
  1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [89 to 222 Mb/s]
  H.264/XAVC S 4:2:2 10-Bit
  UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [100 to 280 Mb/s]
  1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/200/240 fps [50 Mb/s]
  H.264/XAVC S 4:2:0 8-Bit
  UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [60 to 200 Mb/s]
  1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120/200/240 fps [16 to 100 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
  UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
  1920 x 1080p at 23.98/50/59.94 fps
  1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
  4:2:0 8-Bit via HDMI
  UHD 8K (7680 x 4320) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
  UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
  1920 x 1080p at 23.98/50/59.94 fps
  1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
  Raw 16-Bit via HDMI
  4332 x 2446 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Sensor Crop Modes
Super35 / APS-C
  4K (3840 x 2160)
  1080p (1920 x 1080)
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Gamma Curve
HDR-HLG, Sony S-Log 2, Sony S-Log 3
Broadcast Output
NTSC/PAL
Built-In Microphone Type
Stereo
Audio Recording
XAVC: 2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
  MPEG4: 2-Channel AAC Audio
   
INTERFACE  
   
Media/Memory Card Slot Dual Slot: CFexpress Type A / SD (UHS-II)
Video I/O 1 x HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
  1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O 1 x USB-C Input
Other I/O 1 x USB-C Data Output (Shared with Power Input)
  1 x PC Sync Socket Output
  1 x RJ45
  1 x Sony Multi/Micro-USB
Wireless 2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
  2.4 GHz Bluetooth 5.0
Mobile App Compatible Yes: Android & iOS
  App Name: Imaging Edge Mobile
  Functionality: Access Stored Files, Remote Control
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
GPS
  *Via Connected Smartphone
   
MONITOR  
   
Display Size
3.0"
Resolution
1,440,000 Dot
Display Type
Tilting Touchscreen LCD
   
VIEWFINDER  
   
Type
Built-In Electronic (OLED)
Size
0.64"
Resolution
9,437,184 Dot
Eye Point
25 mm
Coverage
1
Magnification
Approx. 0.9x
Diopter Adjustment
-4 to +3
   
FOCUS  
   
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Continuous-Servo AF, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus Points
Phase Detection: 759
  Contrast Detection: 425
Autofocus Sensitivity
-4 to +20 EV
   
FLASH  
   
Flash Modes
Auto, Fill Flash, Hi-Speed Sync, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync
Maximum Sync Speed
1/400 Second
Flash Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System
TTL
External Flash Connection
PC Terminal
   
ENVIRONMENTAL  
   
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 131°F / -20 to 55°C
   
GENERAL  
   
Battery Type 1 x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 2280 mAh (Approx. 430 Shots)
Shoe Mount 1 x Intelligent Hot Shoe
Tripod Mounting Thread 1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mounting Thread 1 x on Camera Body
Material of Construction Magnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D) 12.89 x 9.69 x 6.97 cm
Weight 0.737 kg (With Battery, Recording Media)
  0.652 kg (Body Only)


* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • Sony Alpha A1 Body Only
  • Sony NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (2280mAh)
  • Sony BC-QZ1 Battery Charger
  • Sony ALC-B1EM Body Cap for E-Mount Cameras
  • USB Type-C to Type-A Cable
  • Cable Protector
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Accessory Shoe Cap
  • Eyepiece Cup

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