A flagship in the truest sense, the Sony Alpha 1 is the one camera designed to do it all. Built without compromise, this full-frame mirrorless offers high-resolution for stills shooting, impressive 8K video recording, speed and sensitivity, and connectivity for the most demanding professional workflows.

At its core, the Alpha 1, or a1, is distinguished by a newly designed 50.1MP full-frame Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensor and the BIONZ XR processing engine. Pairing the efficient stacked sensor design with optimized processing means the a1 is capable of 30 fps continuous shooting at full-resolution, 8K 30p and 4K 120p 10-bit video recording, and still offers versatile sensitivity up to ISO 102400 for low-light shooting. The sensor's design also includes a 759-point Fast Hybrid AF system, which offers advanced subject tracking and Real-time Eye AF on humans and animals, even including a dedicated Bird Mode.

Despite the connotations of a high-resolution sensor, the a1 is a strong contender in the video arena, offering 8K and 4K recording resolutions along with full pixel readout, internal 4:2:2 10-bit sampling, and 16-bit raw output via the full-size HDMI. No recording limit allows for extended takes and, matching with professional cine cameras, the a1 includes S-Cinetone support for smooth skin-tone rendering along with well-controlled highlights and soft colors.

Physically, the a1 has a familiar shape, but internally it reaps the best tech of the Alpha series with some notable upgrades, including a 9.44m-dot OLED EVF that touts a 240 fps refresh rate for fluid motion rendering and greatly reduced blackout when shooting continuously. The camera's shutter design has also been revised and now offers full-frame flash sync speeds up to 1/400 sec, and flash sync up to 1/200 sec is even supported when working with the silent electronic shutter. At the rear of the camera is a 3.0" tilting touchscreen LCD and both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, with 2x2 MIMO support, offer wireless remote control and file transferring capabilities. Additionally, the a1 includes dual memory card slots, both of which support working with CFexpress Type A or SD UHS-II memory cards for flexible and high-speed file storage.

50.1MP Exmor RS BSI CMOS Stacked Sensor

Newly developed 50.1MP Exmor RS full-frame sensor features a stacked back-illuminated design with integrated memory that maintains high image clarity, expandable sensitivity up to ISO 102400, and a 15-stop dynamic range while also enabling fast 30 fps shooting and and phase-detection AF. The sensor also enables recording lossless compressed raw files for flexible editing during post-production while maintaining a relatively lightweight file size. Additionally, the 50.1MP resolution not only benefits stills shooters as it also offers full-frame 8.6K oversampling for 8K video recording.

BIONZ XR Processor

A revised BIONZ XR engine greatly benefits image processing capabilities throughout the camera system, including up to 8x faster processing, greatly reduced rolling shutter, and more fluent interface and file management handling speeds.

Sony Alpha 1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)

SKU: A1
RM27,500.00Price
  • 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

    Imaging

    Lens Mount Sony E
    Camera Format Full-Frame (1x Crop Factor)
    Sensor Resolution Actual: 50.5 Megapixel
    Effective: 50.1 Megapixel (8640 x 5760)
    Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
    Sensor Type CMOS
    Sensor Size 35.9 x 24 mm
    Image File Format JPEG, Raw, HEIF
    Bit Depth 14-Bit
    Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis

    Exposure Control

    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 to 32000 (Extended: 50 to 102400)
    Shutter Speed Mechanical Shutter
    1/8000 to 30 Second
    Bulb Mode
    Electronic Shutter
    1/32000 to 30 Second
    Bulb Mode
    1/8000 to 1/4 Second in Movie Mode
    Metering Method Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Multiple, Spot
    Exposure Modes Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Exposure Compensation -5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
    Metering Range -3 to 20 EV
    White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), 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 (Raw) / (JPEG)
    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

    Video

    Recording Modes H.265/XAVC HS 4:2:2 10-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [50 to 280 Mb/s]
    H.265/XAVC HS 4:2:0 10-Bit
    UHD 8K (7680 x 4320) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p [200 to 400 Mb/s]
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [30 to 200 Mb/s]
    H.264/XAVC S-I 4:2:2 10-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [240 to 600 Mb/s]
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [89 to 222 Mb/s]
    H.264/XAVC S 4:2:2 10-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [100 to 280 Mb/s]
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p/200p/239.76p [50 Mb/s]
    H.264/XAVC S 4:2:0 8-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [60 to 200 Mb/s]
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p/200p/239.76p [16 to 100 Mb/s]
    External Recording Modes Raw 16-Bit
    4.3K (4332 x 2448) up to 59.94p
    4:2:2 10-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/50p/59.94p
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50i/59.94i
    4:2:0 8-Bit
    UHD 8K (7680 x 4320) at 29.97p
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/50p/59.94p
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50i/59.94i
    Recording Limit Unlimited
    Video Encoding NTSC/PAL
    Audio Recording Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
    External Microphone Input (Stereo)
    Audio File Format AAC LC, Linear PCM (Stereo)
    Live Streaming Yes
    Webcam Functionality Yes

    Focus

    Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
    Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
    Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 759
    Contrast Detection: 425
    Autofocus Sensitivity -4 to +20 EV

    Viewfinder

    Viewfinder Type Electronic (OLED)
    Viewfinder Size 0.64"
    Viewfinder Resolution 9,437,184 Dot
    Viewfinder Eye Point 25 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.9x
    Diopter Adjustment -4 to +3

    Monitor

    Size 3.0"
    Resolution 1,440,000 Dot
    Display Type Tilting Touchscreen LCD

    Flash

    Built-In Flash No
    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 Hot Shoe

    Interface

    Media/Memory Card Slot Dual Slot: CFexpress Type A / SD
    Connectivity HDMI A (Full Size), USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 1), USB Micro-B (USB 2.0), 3.5mm Microphone, 3.5mm Headphone, RJ45
    Wireless Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth
    GPS No

    Environmental

    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C

    Physical

    Battery 1 x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 2280 mAh (Approx. 430 Shots)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.07 x 3.81 x 2.74" / 128.9 x 96.9 x 69.7 mm
    Weight 1.6 lb / 737 g (Body Only)