Sony a1 Review

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The Sony a1 is a Sony E mount camera from Sony with a 35.9 x 24 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS sensor. You can view the best Sony mirrorless cameras here.

This camera is amazing! It has a 50MP full-frame sensor that is capable of shooting up to 30 fps. It also has a 8K 30p and 4K 120p video mode. It has a 4.3K 16-bit raw video output and an S-Cinetone viewfinder. It also has 9.44m-dot EVF with 240 fps refresh rate and 759-pt. fast hybrid AF. It has real-time eye AF and 5-axis SteadyShot image stabilization. It also has dual drive mech. shutter, 1/400 Sec Sync, and 5 GHz MIMO Wi-Fi. It also has 1000BASE-T Ethernet and dual CFexpress Type A/SD Card Slots. This camera is a must-have for any photographer.

Sony a1 Key Features

  • 50MP Full-Frame Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
  • Up to 30 fps Shooting
  • ISO 50-102400
  • 8K 30p and 4K 120p Video in 10-Bit
  • 4.3K 16-Bit Raw Video Output
  • S-Cinetone
  • 9.44m-Dot EVF with 240 fps Refresh Rate
  • 759-Pt. Fast Hybrid AF
  • Real-time Eye AF
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Dual Drive Mech. Shutter
  • 1/400 Sec Sync
  • 5 GHz MIMO Wi-Fi
  • 1000BASE-T Ethernet
  • Dual CFexpress Type A/SD Card Slots

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s included with the Sony a1?
Included with the Sony a1 are: Sony a1 Mirrorless Camera, Sony NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (2280mAh), 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, Limited 1-Year Warranty. You can also usually find Sony a1 bundle kits with additional accessories and lenses included.

What lens mount does the Sony a1 have?
The Sony a1 has a Sony E lens mount. This is a popular lens mount, so you should have no issues finding Sony E lenses. This lens mount is also available on the following cameras: Sony a1, Sony a6100, Sony a6400, Sony a6600, Sony a7 II, Sony a7 III, Sony a7 IV, Sony a7C, Sony a7R IIIA, Sony a7R IVA, Sony a7R V, Sony a7S III, Sony a9 II, Sony ZV-E10

What kind of sensor does the Sony a1 have?
The Sony a1 has a 35.9 x 24 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS sensor.

What is the resolution of the Sony a1?
The Sony a1’s 35.9 x 24 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS sensor has the following resolutions – Actual: 50.5 Megapixel
Effective: 50.1 Megapixel (8640 x 5760).

Does the Sony a1 have image stabilization?
The Sony a1 has Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis image stabilization. Image stabilization is important for photographers interested in shooting in low light without relying on a tripod.

What size and resolution screen does the Sony a1 have?
The Sony a1’s screen is 3.0″ and has a resolution of 1,440,000 Dots.

How many autofocus points does the Sony a1 have?
The Sony a1 has the following autofocus points – Phase Detection: 759
Contrast Detection: 425.

What is the material construction of the Sony a1?
The Sony a1 is made of Magnesium Alloy.

Does the Sony a1 have a built-in ND filter?
The Sony a1 does not have a built-in ND filter. While having a built-in filter is convenient, you can always buy quality filters for your lenses and have more flexibility.

Can the Sony a1 shoot photos and video?
The Sony a1 can shoot stills & video. This is arguably the most important feature to check before purchasing a camera. You don’t want to be caught off guard when you go to shoot video and your camera only takes photos.

What batteries does the Sony a1 take?
The Sony a1 takes the following batteries: 1 x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 2280 mAh (Approx. 430 Shots).

How are the Sony a1’s dimensions?
The Sony a1 has dimensions of 5.07 x 3.81 x 2.74″ / 128.9 x 96.9 x 69.7 mm.

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