Sony Alpha 1: An 8k Camera That You’ll Want Immediately

Big news, filmmakers: the Sony Alpha 1 is here!

Last summer, Sony released the Sony a7S II, an exciting update to the Sony a7S II with improved menus, an internal stabilization sensor, a cool flip-out screen and enhanced color reproduction.

So you might be surprised to hear that the camera giant has already released the Sony Alpha 1, which is bound to be a game-changer for filmmakers.

The 8k camera has taken its rightful place as Sony’s new flagship camera.

“The A1 offers an extraordinary combination of high resolution and blazing speed,” says Sony. “Ultra-fast readout from the 50.1-MP sensor allows continuous bursts at up to 30fps1 with AF and AE tracking using the electronic shutter. Perfect for sports or any situation where the critical action is over in an instant.”

Sony also says that the Alpha 1’s high-resolution OLED electronic viewfinder with a refresh rate of 240Hz is the first of its kind.

Another first is the camera’s electronic shutter flash sync, possible thanks to its high readout speed from the stacked CMOS sensor. “All electronic shutter advantages remain available for flash shooting,” says Sony.

The camera also boasts five-axis, in-body image stabilization and a standard ISO range of 100–32,000 (expandable to 50–102,400 for stills).

We admit that the price tag of the Sony A1 is a little steep: $6,500. But with these impressive specs, we understand why it’s more expensive than the Sony a7 SII.

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