Sony proudly announced the great premiere of the new mirrorless camera at the end of January. Nobody expected a real earthquake. On the 100th birthday of Akio Morita, co-founder of Sony, the most powerful camera of the brand in history and the most advanced mirrorless camera on the market were presented. The creators announced that the times when we didn't trust AF in cameras have just come to an end. The A1 perfectly focuses exactly on the subject we want, both in photo and movie mode.
Its amazing capabilities speak for themselves, namely continuous shooting up to 30 frames per second at 50 Mpix and movies in 8K at 30 frames per second (4: 2: 0 10 bit) and 4K at 120 frames per second (4 : 2: 2 10 bit). It is worth adding here that the camera records the image at a resolution of 8.6K, and then reduces it to the standard 8K. Sony ensures that 8K movies can be recorded for at least 30 minutes without fear of overheating the camera.
The A1 has a full-frame Stacked CMOS sensor on board, which works with the new BIONZ XR cybernet digital with eight times higher power. The camera allows you to take photos with a sensitivity in the range of ISO 50 - 102400, continuous shooting speeds up to 30 frames per second with an electronic shutter, and up to 10 frames per second using a mechanical shutter. The minimum shutter speed is 1/32000 s with electronic shutter and 1/8000 s with mechanical shutter.
As for the competition, even in the Sony line, if someone was delighted with the amazing capabilities of the latest Canon EOS R5 and Sony A7S III, then with the A1 they will seem to have entered the market 5 years ago. If you do not believe it, then check out the sensational A1 promotional video, as well as detailed information on its technical specifications.
Price? Dizzying. In Poland, it will amount to nearly PLN 30,000, but it is very competitive, because we are dealing here with a camera that offers professional shooting of both films and photos, and has camera technologies for well over PLN 50,000.