Sony continues to challenge the limits of conventional imaging tools with innovative technology that delivers an unprecedented combination of resolution and speed plus intuitive operation. The α1 offers new dimensions of imaging performance as well as efficient workflow, giving the user new creative freedom.
50.1 megapixels at up to 30 frames/second
The α1 offers an extraordinary combination of high resolution and blazing speed. Ultra-fast readout from the 50.1-MP sensor allows continuous bursts at up to 30fps with AF and AE tracking using the electronic shutter. Perfect for sports or any situation where the critical action is over in an instant.
Blackout-free for an uninterrupted view
An interrupted blackout-free view of the subject lets you respond instantly and seamlessly. The EVF is updated at 240 fps to minimise latency during continuous shooting.
Silent, vibration-free shutter
A silent electronic shutter provides greater opportunities for shooting sports and other subjects where noise is not tolerated. Vibration-free operation contributes to high image quality.
Fast sensor readout minimizes still-image distortion when using the electronic shutter. The BIONZ XR engine and a large buffer achieve about 1.5x less distortion than the α9 II.
Flicker-free electronic and mechanical shutters
Flicker-free electronic and mechanical shutters. You get flicker-free shooting under fluorescent/artificial lighting with all the benefits of the electronic shutter.
Flash sync with electronic shutter
For the first time in an α camera, electronic shutter flash sync is possible thanks to high readout speed from the stacked CMOS sensor. All electronic shutter advantages remain available for flash shooting.
Pixel Shift Multi Shooting
Up to 16 images shot with precise in-body image stabilization control can be combined via computer software to create photos with up to 199 million pixels for extraordinary resolution, colour, and atmosphere.
High-performance electronic viewfinder
The 9.44 million-dot (approx.) OLED viewfinder in the α1 offers the highest resolution in the industry at this time. It features 0.90x magnification with a 41 ° FOV for a clear, wide view, and an updated structure that results in a 25-mm-high eyepoint. A 240fps refresh rate with UXGA FOV is another world-first, for a clear view of fast action.
Supplied accessories: Power cord - Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100 - Cable Protector - Battery Charger BC-QZ1 - Shoulder strap - Body cap - Accessory shoe cap - Eyepiece cup - USB Type-C cab
|Body type||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||8640 x 5760|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||50 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||51 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)|
|Processor||Dual Bionz XR|
|ISO||Auto, 100-32000 (expands to 50-102400)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||50|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||102400|
|White balance presets||7|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|CIPA image stabilization rating||5.5 stop(s)|
|JPEG quality levels||Extra fine, fine, standard, light|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View|
|Number of focus points||759|
|Lens mount||Sony E|
|Focal length multiplier||1×|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed (electronic)||1/32000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||No|
|Continuous drive||30.0 fps|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|Format||XAVC S, XAVC HS, H.264, H.265|
|Storage types||Dual SD/CFexpress Type A slots (UHS-II supported)|
|USB||USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||802.11ac (Dual Band)|
|Remote control||Yes (via Bluetooth or tethered PC)|
|Battery description||NP-FZ100 lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||530|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||737 g (1.62 lb / 26.00 oz)|
|Dimensions||129 x 97 x 70 mm (5.08 x 3.82 x 2.76″)|