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Sony Alpha 1 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera (Body Only)

Model Number: ILCE1/B
Web Code: 15297204

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Overview

Harness the power of one of the most technologically advanced, innovative cameras to date with the Sony Alpha 1. This full-frame mirrorless wonder (camera body only, compatible with Sony E-Mount lenses) combines high-resolution images and speedy performance via its 50.1MP Exmor RS CMOS sensor and BIONZ XR image processing engine. Shoot video up to 8K and so much more.
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Release Date: March 9, 2021

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Overview

Harness the power of one of the most technologically advanced, innovative cameras to date with the Sony Alpha 1. This full-frame mirrorless wonder (camera body only, compatible with Sony E-Mount lenses) combines high-resolution images and speedy performance via its 50.1MP Exmor RS CMOS sensor and BIONZ XR image processing engine. Shoot video up to 8K and so much more.

Overview of the Sony Alpha 1

  • Camera body only
  • Compatible with Sony E-Mount lenses
  • 50.1MP full-frame stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor with integral memory
  • Next-generation BIONZ XR image processing engine
  • BIONZ XR, Visible Light, and IR Sensor improve colour and white balance accuracy

Still shooting performance

  • Low-noise images with ISO up to 102,400 and 15+ stop dynamic range
  • Blackout-free shooting up to 30fps from fast sensor readout speed
  • World's first anti-flicker mechanical and electronic shutter
  • Dual drive mechanical shutter for up to 1/400-seconds flash sync
  • Anti-distortion electronic shutter with flash sync up to 1/200 seconds
  • Silent, vibration-free electronic shutter with all-in-one Silent Mode
  • 199MP Pixel Shift Multi shooting with flash sync up to 1/200 seconds

Video performance

  • ISO up to 32,000 for movies
  • 8.6K oversampling for 8K 30p 10-bit 4:2:0 HDR with no pixel binning
  • Up to 4K 120p 10-bit 4:2:2 and full pixel readout in all record modes
  • Up to 4K 120p in XAVC S (AVC), XAVC HS (HEVC), and XAVC S-I (All-I)
  • No 29m 59s continuous recording limit for movie shooting
  • In-camera extraction of 33.2MP stills from 8K movies
  • 5.8K oversampling for 4K movie in Super 35mm format
  • Up to 60p 4.3K 16-bit RAW movie output via HDMI Type-A connector
  • Picture Profiles including S-Cinetone, HLG, and S-Log 2 and 3
  • Anti-distortion shutter reduces rolling shutter effect by 1.5x

Image stabilization and autofocus

  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization for 5.5-step advantage
  • Active Mode image stabilization for smooth handheld movie shooting
  • Incredible autofocus with 759 phase detection AF points, 92% coverage
  • Real-time AF tracking, Real-time Eye-AF (humans, animals, birds)

Viewfinder and connectivity

  • World's first 240fps refresh rate, 9.44M-dot 0.64" QXGA OLED electronic viewfinder
  • 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi delivers ultra-fast transfer speeds
  • Fast wired data transfers; 10Gbps SuperSpeed USB 3.2, 1000BASE-T ethernet

Additional features

  • Dual card slots, both compatible with CFexpress Type A and SDXC/SDHC
  • Robust magnesium alloy body with dust-resistant and moisture-resistant sealing
  • Long-life Z-battery is extendable via USB Type-C with Power Delivery
  • MI shoe with digital audio interface up to 4-channel, 24-bit capability
  • Sigma graphite heatsink effectively dissipates internal heat

See Details and Specs for more information

Wi-Fi
Yes
NFC
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
Jpeg
Yes
Raw
Yes
Raw+Jpeg
Yes
Other Formats
Not applicable
Guided Shooting Mode
Not applicable
Languages Supported
English, French, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish

Body Features

Stabilized Body
Yes, SteadyShot INSIDE
Body Colour
Black
Intelligent Shoe
Yes
Cable Release
With optional PC Remote, Sync Terminal
Weather Sealed
Yes

Power

Battery Type
Sony NP-FZ100 InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery Pack
Included Battery Model
1 x Sony NP-FZ100 InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery Pack
Back-up Battery
No
Power Saving Modes
Yes

Physical Features

Width
12.89 cm
Height
9.69 cm
Depth
8.08 cm
Weight
737 g
Camera Model
ILCE1/B
Camera Configuration
Camera Body Only
Lens Mount
Sony E-Mount

Image Sensor

NFC Enabled
Yes
Sensor Type
Stacked Exmor RS CMOS Sensor w/ Integral Memory
Image Sensor Format
Full Frame
Effective Megapixels
50.1 MP
Bluetooth
Included
Total Pixels
50 MP
Colour Space
sRGB, AdobeRGB
Low Pass Filter
No
Dust Reduction
Yes
Processor
Next Generation BIONZ XR Image Processing Engine

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
Electronic
Percentage Coverage
100
Effective Magnification
0.9
Depth of Field Preview
Yes

LCD Features

LCD Size
3 in
LCD Resolution
1.44M
Swivel LCD
Yes
Live Preview
Yes

Auto Focus

AF Type
Phase Detect/Constrast Detect
Focusing Modes 1
Automatic
Focusing Modes 2
Manual
AF Points
759
AF Point Selection
Yes
AF Assist Beam
Yes

Exposure

ISO
ISO100-32,000, expanded to ISO50-102,400 for stills and ISO100-32,000 for movies
White Balance Settings 1
Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, incandescent, -1 fluorescent, 0 fluorescent, +1 fluorescent, +2 fluorescent, flash, underwater, filter, custom
White Balance Settings 2
Not applicable
Auto White Balance
Yes
White Balance Bracketing
Not applicable
Exposure Compensation
Yes

Shutter

Shutter Type
Mechanical and Electronic
Shutter Speeds
Bulb - 1/32000
Shutter Lag
0

Drive

Drive Modes
Single shooting, continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo)
Drive Modes 2
Not applicable
Max Burst Jpeg
30fps
Max Burst Raw
30fps
Max Burst Raw+JPEG
30fps
Max Burst Other Format
Not applicable

Flash

Built-in Flash Type
No
Recycling Time
Not applicable
Flash Metering System
Not applicable
Flash Sync
Yes
Flash Guide Number
Not applicable

Video

Video Output Format
XAVC S, XAVC HS
Video Modes
XAVC HS 8K; XAVC HS 4K; XAVC S 4K; XAVC S HD; XAVC S-I 4K; XAVC S-I HD
Max Video Resolution
7680 x 4320 (8K UHD)

Playback

Image Playback Modes 1
Single/Index

Storage & Interface

Card Slot
Two
Storage Media
Cfexpress, SDXC, SDHC, SD
Data Interface
Multi-terminal Micro USB, SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.2), Ethernet
Video Interface
HDMI Type A
  • Sony Alpha 1 Camera Body
  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100
  • BC-QZ1 Battery Charger
  • Power Cord
  • Cable Protector
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Body Cap
  • Accessory Shoe Cap
  • Eyepiece Cup
  • USB-A to USB-C Cable

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  • The PERFECT camera
    Reviewed by Koel - February 16, 2021

    Hands down the best hybrid camera to date by any brand. High megapixel stills and insane resolution video. If you’re a professional, this is a workhorse.

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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