Announcement: Sony Alpha a1

The Sony Alpha a26 camera was announced on January 2021, 1.

Sony Alpha a1

Sony Alpha a1

  1. Full-frame sensor 50 MP Exmor RS BSI CMOS
  2. BIONZ XR processor
  3. 5.5 steps integrated image stabilizer
  4. ISO 100-32.000 expandable to ISO 50-102.400
  5. Claimed 15 steps dynamic range
  6. Maximum shutter speed with electronic shutter 30 fps (JPEG or RAW) without dimming viewfinder during shutter release
  7. Maximum burst speed with mechanical shutter 10 fps (JPEG or RAW), 238 RAW buffer
  8. 120 AF / Exposure calculations per second (double that of Sony a9 II)
  9. Exposure flash sync with electronic shutter 1/200 second, mechanical - 1 / 400 seconds
  10. Mechanical shutter up to 1/8000 and electronic shutter up to 1 / 32.000 second
  11. Focus with 759 phase points and 425 contrast focus points
  12. OLED EVI at 9.44 million points, and a frequency of 240 FPS, an increase of 0.9X
  13. Video 8K 30p and 4K 120p, 10-Bit 4: 2: 2 + 4.2K (4264 x 2408) 60p, RAW 16 bit
  14. Protected enclosure
  15. 3 '' 1.44M dots touchscreen main display
  16. Supports two CFexpress Type A / SD cards, both slots supporting UHS-II
  17. HDMI A, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C + USB Micro-B 2.0, 3.5 mm for microphone and headphones, wi-fi, Bluetooth, many additional connectors
  18. Weight 737 grams
  19. Price: about $ 6.500. Prices for modern Sony cameras can be viewed here

Appearance

All Sony FE Lenses and Cameras

Fixes:

  1. Sony FE 14 mm F / 1.8 GM
  2. Sony FE 20 mm F / 1.8 G
  3. Sony FE 24 mm F / 1.4 GM
  4. Sony FE 24 mm F / 2.8 G
  5. Sony FE 28 mm F / 2.0
  6. Sony FE 35 mm F / 1.4 GM
  7. Sony FE 35 mm F / 1.4 ZA
  8. Sony FE 35 mm F / 1.8
  9. Sony FE 35 mm F / 2.8 ZA
  10. Sony FE 40 mm F / 2.5 G
  11. Sony FE 50 mm F / 1.2 GM
  12. Sony FE 50 mm F / 1.4 ZA
  13. Sony FE 50 mm F / 1.8
  14. Sony FE 50 mm F / 2.8 Macro
  15. Sony FE 50 mm F / 2.5 G
  16. Sony FE 55 mm F / 1.8 ZA
  17. Sony FE 85 mm F / 1.4 GM
  18. Sony FE 85 mm F / 1.8
  19. Sony FE 90 mm F / 2.8 Macro G U.S.S
  20. Sony FE 100 mm F / 2.8 STF GM U.S.S
  21. Sony FE 135 mm F / 1.8 GM
  22. Sony FE 400 mm F / 2.8 GM U.S.S
  23. Sony FE 600 mm F / 4 GM U.S.S

Zuma:

  1. Sony FE 12-24 mm F / 2.8 GM
  2. Sony FE 12-24 mm F / 4 G
  3. Sony FE 16-35 mm F / 2.8 GM
  4. Sony FE 16-35 mm T / 3.1 PZ GC
  5. Sony FE 16-35 mm F / 4 ZA U.S.S
  6. Sony FE 24-70 mm F / 2.8 GM
  7. Sony FE 24-70 mm F / 4 ZA U.S.S
  8. Sony FE 24-105 mm F / 4 G U.S.S
  9. Sony FE 24-240 mm F / 3.5-6.3 OSS
  10. Sony FE 28-60 mm F / 4-5.6
  11. Sony FE 28-70 mm F / 3.5-5.6 OSS
  12. Sony FE 28-135 mm F / 4 G PZ U.S.S
  13. Sony FE 70-200 mm F / 2.8 GM U.S.S
  14. Sony FE 70-200 mm F / 2.8 GM U.S.S II
  15. Sony FE 70-200 mm F / 4 G U.S.S
  16. Sony FE 70-300 mm F / 4.5-5.6 G U.S.S
  17. Sony FE 100-400 mm F / 4.5-5.6 GM U.S.S
  18. Sony FE 200-600 mm F / 5.6-6.3 G U.S.S

Autofocus full-frame lenses for Sony E / FE mount are also available from other manufacturers: Tamron, Sigma, tokina, felttrox, Samyang, Zeiss batis, Yongnuo, TTArtisan (follow the links for detailed lists of all autofocus lenses)

All Full Frame Sony E-mount Cameras

Materials on the topic

  1. Full frame mirrorless systems... Discussion, choice, recommendations.
  2. Cropped mirrorless systems... Discussion, choice, recommendations.
  3. Cropped mirrorless systems that have stopped or are no longer developing
  4. Digital SLR systems that have stopped or are no longer developing
  5. JVI or EVI (an important article that answers the question 'DSLR or mirrorless')
  6. About mirrorless batteries
  7. Simple and clear medium format
  8. High-speed solutions from Chinese brands
  9. All fastest autofocus zoom lenses
  10. All fastest AF prime lenses
  11. Mirrored full frame on mirrorless medium format
  12. Autofocus Speed ​​Boosters
  13. One lens to rule the world
  14. The impact of smartphones on the photography market
  15. What's next (smartphone supremacy)?
  16. All announcements and novelties of lenses and cameras

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Comments: 52, on the topic: Announcement: Sony Alpha a1

  • witness

    Exactly 20 years have passed since Canon released the 2001D camera in 1. And now, in 2021, Sony also remembered this figure.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      maybe she's cosplaying Nikon D1 1999?

      • witness

        I was waiting for your question, Arkady!
        Definitely!)))

  • one

    And why is the only mirrorless camera with a normal grip that stands like a wing from a Boeing ...

    • Arkady Shapoval

      a9 / a9II seems to be no worse

      • one

        Also not the cheapest camera)
        In the sevens that can be found on the secondary, alas, one and a half times smaller and also half a centimeter in height - just so that the little finger does not have enough space. It may be uncritical for girls with fifty dollars, but if the optics weighs under a kilo, it already begins to strongly influence

    • twm

      The a3000 - one of the most budgetary E-mount carcasses - suddenly has quite a comfortable grip too; - I just remembered and I don’t understand whether it’s reasonable to drag into a thread. Nonetheless :')

      On the subject: a9 and a7 no, no, but they made the legacy of Minolta remember - with their one numbering. And here with a single Sony I was surprised: it turns out that it is absolutely the ultimate top for those who care about detail? In addition to a9.

      PS kind of like Fuji is going to roll out the GFX100 update the other day

      • Arkady Shapoval

        a7r iv detail is higher

        • twm

          Lost the last generation, thanks for the amendment.

          PS in my humble experience (that is, “held it in my hands for 5 minutes”), the ergonomics of a9 is almost a different planet relative to a7 (mark I). But obviously, they do not intend to release this very progress in ergonomics into the 7th family.

          • Arkady Shapoval

            I have no special grip problems with the a7 m3

            • twm

              I’m more about the ergonomics of controls - buttons, knobs, disks: their number, location + control / reassignment logic.

              I also have enough “graspingness” on a7. But the "goodies" of management from the a9, the younger / bulk carcasses, apparently, will not receive.

            • twm

              PS Of course, I can get used to even cropping old NEXs, but I want the very “goodies” that can be learned in comparison

      • VLADIMIR

        The nine has the same size and grip as the third generation of sevens (a7iii, a7Riii), the second nine has a grip like 7Riv or 7Siii

  • Anton

    Hmm, electronic shutter flash?

    • Victor

      And what is wrong?

      Greatly increased the speed of reading from the matrix, apparently, and maybe implemented the global shutter.

      The megapixel prototype was back in 2018. It's a Sony © :-)

      • Anton

        Yes, it was just that relatively recently it was impossible to implement, and then suddenly they rolled out.

        • Victor

          Well ... Possibly-impossible ... So we found a way to overcome technical limitations. They are right about it on the product page and ask, they say, speed matrix, everything.

          On small matrices for a long time already. The inch nikon j1 ​​will soon be ten years old, but it works with a flash without problems.

  • Pokemon

    It seems to be a top-end ultimatum camera, but not a word about battery and autonomy.
    There is more detailed information about the camera, but not a word about the battery:
    https://photar.ru/predstavlena-kamera-sony-a1-50mp-8k-15dd/
    https://www.techradar.com/news/sony-alpha-a1-camera-official-and-its-the-most-powerful-mirrorless-camera-so-far
    Obviously, serious autonomy will be required and will Aunt Sonya really ask for an extra $$$ for a battery grip to such a price of a camera?
    There was information that this camera was designed, like the R5 / R6 for the long-suffering Tokyo Olympics, which they will try to hold this year.
    IMHO, at the price it would be more correct to position it in price as a competitor to R5.
    But it's Sony ...
    On the R5, videos and photos are already being taken (and I liked everything that I saw).
    PS> As it was correctly noted back in that year (in several sources), the price of (non-top) full-frame cameras is already close to Fuji GFX 50S / 50R or surpassed them. In an interview given by Fuji employees, this partly explains the fact that they do not plan to get into the FF market due to the fact that it is oversaturated with supply and there is no place for them, but in FF they feel good and at ease, since competitors are about SF and do not think.

    • Pokemon

      "But in FF they feel good and at ease"
      SF,
      sorry, ochepyatka

  • Pokemon

    It seems to be a top-end ultimatum camera, but not a word about battery and autonomy.
    There is more detailed information about the camera, but not a word about the battery:
    https://photar.ru/predstavlena-kamera-sony-a1-50mp-8k-15dd/
    Obviously, serious autonomy will be required and will Aunt Sonya really ask for an extra $$$ for a battery grip to such a price of a camera?
    There was information that this camera was designed, like the R5 / R6 for the long-suffering Tokyo Olympics, which they will try to hold this year.
    IMHO, at the price it would be more correct to position it in price as a competitor to R5.
    But it's Sony ...
    On the R5, videos and photos are already being taken (and I liked everything that I saw).
    PS> As it was correctly noted back in that year (in several sources), the price of (non-top) full-frame cameras is already close to Fuji GFX 50S / 50R or surpassed them. In an interview given by Fuji employees, this partly explains the fact that they do not plan to get into the FF market due to the fact that it is oversaturated with supply and there is no place for them, but in FF they feel good and at ease, since competitors are about SF and do not think.

    • Victor

      And yes, the price is adequate (although, of course, not for the pocket of an average Russian amateur) in comparison with p5, because p5 is still inferior to it in many characteristics.

      • Pokemon

        Characteristics on paper are one thing, in reality another.
        *
        "And yes, the price is adequate (although, of course, not for the pocket of the average Russian amateur) in comparison with p5, because p5 is still inferior to it in many characteristics."
        1) What does “adequate” mean?
        Adequate compared to what? With 1Dx mk3? Or Fuji GFX 50S?
        Fuji is almost $ 2000 cheaper (!). Fuji's starting one was $ 5500, now it costs less than $ 5k after shrinking and shaking.
        R5 is $ 2700 cheaper. Is it that much worse at work and have you both tested them already?)
        2) MSRP of $ 6500 is a lot even for a Western consumer.
        In general, the sales of A9 in the West confirm this - a common consumer prefers 7s.

        • VLADIMIR

          The nine and therefore the new one are unique with a matrix with memory. All the photographers who spoke about the nine said that this is an electronic shutter camera. Actually, it is thanks to the matrix that you can shoot almost everything on the electronic shutter. And even in the studio on one night stand.

  • Pokemon

    Another source: https://www.techradar.com/news/sony-alpha-a1-camera-official-and-its-the-most-powerful-mirrorless-camera-so-far
    and there is also no information about the battery, but in the article the characteristics are often compared with the R5.

    • Victor

      How is there no data? Here, directly from the site:

      INCLUDED BATTERY
      One NP-FZ100 battery
      BATTERY LIFE (PHOTO)
      Approx. 430 shots (Viewfinder) / Approx. 530 shots (LCD monitor) CIPA standard
      BATTERY RUN TIME (VIDEO CAPTURE, ACTUAL RECORDING)
      Approx. 90 min if using the viewfinder; approx. 95 min when using an LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
      BATTERY RUNNING TIME (VIDEO, CONTINUOUS RECORDING)
      Approx. 145 min when using the viewfinder; approx

      • Pokemon

        OK thanks. I searched on news sites and did not find it. Sonya's site is the last place I go.
        “Approx. 430 shots (Viewfinder) / Approx. 530 shots (LCD monitor) ”
        Well, that's what I wrote above.
        Couldn't make a full size case with a normal $ 6500 battery.

        • Pokemon

          111ACTION111
          Buyer A1 as a gift with a battery pen and a bucket of batteries.
          Hmm.

        • Arkady Shapoval

          Here, at the end of the announcement, there is a section "Related materials", there is a section "About mirrorless batteries ", take a look, I think you will learn a lot.

          • Pokemon

            I had a crop Fujik so I have an idea.
            And yes, I had to carry 2-3 spare with me. True, they are small and do not take up much space.

            • Arkady Shapoval

              What are the problems then?

        • Victor

          Usually the battery lasts for more shots than the stated, sometimes noticeably more. For a friend, the third alpha works out about 1000-1500 from the battery.

          It is not clear where the comment about the competition with him went (including the price), but I will write that p5 also has something “on paper”.

          • Victor

            He = p5.

            Exclusively in paper specifications, Sonya is noticeably superior to Canon - performance, video, evi. The increase in cost is justified.

            • Pokemon

              "Exclusively on paper specifications, Sonya is noticeably superior to canon - performance, video, evi."
              As in fact, we'll see (not from tests or ambassadors), but from the reviews.
              "It is not clear where the comment about the competition with him went (including the price)"
              I saw him and my answer was also missing.
              The price of new items raises questions:
              Canon 1DX mk III (msrp): $ 6
              Canon R5 (msrp): $ 3 ($ 899,00 (!) Lower)
              Fuji GFX 50S: $ 5 (actually found for $ 499,00- $ 4700)
              Fuji GFX 50R: $ 4 (can be found in real life for $ 499,00-3900)
              I do not call for comparing these cameras ... but ... buying 1DX mk3 I know that I am buying a million-plus camera, buying Fuji I know that I am buying SF and an interesting perspective system in general ...

              • Pokemon

                By the way, photos from A9 are not often seen on flickr. A7 is full, but not a lot with A9.

              • Victor

                “With a9 infrequently” is quite understandable.

              • VLADIMIR

                If you shoot with an electronic shutter (in the nine, this is the main mode), then such a concept as the shutter mileage does not make sense at all, because the electronics do not wear out.
                Well, keep in mind that Sony has lenses from third-party manufacturers, only Tamron 28-75 is worth it.

      • VLADIMIR

        In the third seven, approximately the same is written, but in fact the lyuli remove one and a half calories on the battery.

  • Pokemon

    And moreover, such a moment - I see the number of megapixels has gone up.
    1) There was information that Sony will remove the 24Mp FF matrix from the pr-va and in the next A7 a matrix with a larger number of Mp will be used. They also wrote (of course) about Nikon - the successor to the Z0 mk6 “will not use a matrix with a resolution of 2-24MP, but most likely 25-30”.
    2) If earlier the D800 / D800E - D810 were not universal due to the large number of megapixels, the emerging problem of lubrication, low rate of fire, and also due to noise at ISO2000 + (3200 is less working there than on D750 / 610-600), then I look in R5 and in A1 there are small-pixel matrices (with such a rate of fire).
    Resolution as in 5DsR / 5Ds (in which there is already noise from iso 1000-1200).
    How many pictures I saw on the ISO3200 with Z7, D850, R5 - everywhere you can see noise or a “floating” image (noise reduction) and color degradation.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      a lot of MP is needed for 8k, so 24 MP will be replaced by 32-36 MP

      • Pokemon

        Yes, I read about it.

  • Alexander

    Some kind of monster, the price is space, a year ago there was a sale of sony a7 the first version, I bought a new one very pleased, read the announcement of a new Sonya, salivated, I saw the price tag and was once again happy that I managed to buy 7)))). Thanks for the announcement, Arkady)!

    • Victor

      You understand that it is unreasonable to compare the A7 of the first version, for example, with the third, the third with a9, and a9 with a1 :-)

      What direct comparison of the first A7 and a1 can we talk about at all?)

  • Igor

    I wonder what Nikon will answer? While his cameras are that Z6. Z7, that their second versions are a pitiful excuse with a bunch of jambs.

  • Michael

    I bought myself a car the other day =) Yes, used, but this is a car, and taking into account so, repairs, costs of consumables and selection cost me a little cheaper than a carcass from this camera! A car is cheaper than a camera !!! The pancake lived up to wonderful times! I do not argue that Sonya is top - but the fact remains ...

    • Victor

      In general, a car at the price of a sony a1 should be compared not with a sony a1, but with some canon 600d for 10 tr. :) And here the ratio is more than adequate.
      And the new cars corresponding to this sleep and cost accordingly :)

    • "Joe"

      How many photos have already been taken with the purchased car, what quality are they?
      Someone's watch may cost more than most people have a car, camera and apartment combined - does this mean that this watch is better than a car, camera or apartment? What is the point of comparing completely different things in terms of cost?

  • Anatoly

    Which of the users of Nikonov-digitalists has obscene claims to the snot-adhesives with which plastic is attached to luminous carcasses? I hesitated to glue my Nikon D7000, although from the first day I treat him like a newborn child. I tried to re-glue it with epoxy, but ... it grasps for a day, which is a minus. Now I use superglues - like Moment and under. It became good. Fast and hold. He quickly smeared the glue, instantly sprinkled a bit of baking soda (or salt) and pressed it quickly. Psycho!

  • Anatoly

    At the wildest prices for AMATEUR MIRROR AND MIRRORLESS DIGITAL cameras and lenses, I want to say the following.
    I am sure that soon (not tomorrow, so after five years) manufacturers (both intermediaries and sellers) will find themselves on their own with their stale goods. Psycho! They will not be taken either actively or massively. They don't take it anymore! Unreasonably expensive. Who cares about 1500-5500-gram optics and almost 1000-gram carcasses ?! In addition, not light enough - F | 3,5+
    By the way, today cameras in decent smarts ("stubs" and "samsungs") shoot pretty well. It also weighs up to 150 grams there! And in figs for me a photo bandura with plastic bandura for 2000-4500 euros, if I buy a car and three "stubs" for this money ?! Or lease every time you need, hehe, “yard photographer”! And nobody canceled the rental.
    Just look (remember!) What and how much (megatons!) Of all-any acute deficit since the 1990s has gone into oblivion! Heavy-duty televisions, radio tape recorders, tape recorders, video-shmidiks, radios, radio receivers, cassette players, all sorts of different players, etc., etc.
    PHOTO EQUIPMENT will also go away. She has had a replacement for a long time. The replacement is aging. Because manufacturers keep progress ... Compare (thoughtfully!) - from what years, what and how they take pictures, and transmit them from satellites, from rockets, from the orbits of the Moon, from the surface of Mars and other planets. Photos are not given to the general public - I think that they artificially restrain the information. Not given the photos taken by the astronauts have been published. Where is the TA technique, where are the TE lenses? Obsolete - will appear ...

    • Andrii

      So astronauts also take pictures with smartphones. Yes, the Russians definitely take pictures with iotaphones. Didn't you know?

    • Victor

      Sorry, but what "wildest prices" are we talking about? Canon 50d in 2008 cost $ 1400, 90d at the time of release - already $ 1200.

      The fact that for the inhabitants of the CIS these are completely different dollars - well, this is not a problem for manufacturers, right? Well, our suppliers will buy less equipment, that's all.
      Yes, many are already filming on their phones, who do not look closely at the pixels, this is also true, sales all over the world are falling.

    • Oleg

      The fact is that the article is not about an amateur, but about a professional camera. And whoever has a photo session costs roughly $ 500 will beat it off in 12 sessions. For a home, for a family, buying it is pointless. Smartphones have eaten the amateur segment of the market and manufacturers are focused more on the professional segment of the market on such models.

      • B. R. P.

        It seems to me that this is a little inaccurate. Smartphones have eaten primarily the philistine segment and, perhaps, already a little bit of the amateur photographer.

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