New 50MP, 30 fps, 8K30p, $6,500 Sony A1 mirrorless camera (ILCE-1) announced


The rumored Sony camera that I first broke the news about last year is now officially announced. The Sony a1 (ILCE-1) has a 50MP sensor, 30 fps, 8K30p, 9.44 million-dot OLED – pretty much everything is new in this camera as I already reported. The Sony a1 price is $6,498. Pre-order links:

Additional coverage of the Sony a1 camera:

  • New 50.1-megapixel (approx., effective) full-frame stacked Exmor RS CMOS image sensor in combination with an upgraded BIONZ XR imaging processing engine with eight times more processing power
  • Blackout- free continuous shooting at up to 30 frames per second
  • Fast sensor readout enables up to 120 AF/AE calculations per second, double the speed of the Alpha 9 II, even during 30fps continuous shooting
  • Bright and large 0.64-type 9.44 million-dot (approx.) OLED Quad-XGA electronic viewfinderwith the world’s first refresh rate of 240 fps
  • Silent, vibration-free electronic shutter
  • World’s first anti-flicker shooting with both mechanical and electronic shutter
  • Electronic shutter flash sync up to 1/200 sec. for the first time in the Alpha series
  • World’s fastestv mechanical shutter flash sync up to 1/400 sec.
  • 8K 30p 10-bit 4:2:0 XAVC HS video recording with 8.6K oversampling for extraordinary detail and resolution, in addition to 4K 120p 10-bit 4:2:2 movie shooting capabilities
  • Wide dynamic range of 15 stops for stills and 15+ stops for video
  • Improved Real-time Eye AF (autofocus) for humans and animals, and new Real-time Eye AF for birds, as well as Real-time Tracking that automatically maintains accurate focus
  • 5-axis optical in-body image stabilization for a 5.5-step shutter speed advantage
  • S-Cinetone color matrix as seen in FX9 and FX6to deliver expressive cinematic look
  • Professional workflow support with the industry’s fastest built-in Wi-Fi, SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps, 1000BASE-T Ethernet and more




The new 0.64-type 9.44 million-dot (approx.) OLED Quad-XGA electronic viewfinder with the world’s first refresh rate of 240 fps:


The new 50.1-megapixel full-frame stacked Exmor RS™ CMOS image sensor:


The new BIONZ XR imaging processing engine with eight times more processing power:


Sony a1 related videos:

Additional pictures of the new Sony a1 camera:

Sony a1 press release:

Sony Alpha a1 Press Release by NikonRumors on Scribd

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