Sony Releases their new "Pro" Camera
Surprisingly; Sony has announced its new professional camera. Sony and specialists refer to the camera as the top of the top. Here we will review the most important in its technical, comparative data sheet and to whom it is directed.
The Sony Alpha 1 is a amazing camera with a 50 megapixel sensor based on a technology that will give the user 15 stops of dynamic range. Its body is basically the same as the Sony Alpha 9 ll and very similar to the Sony Alpha 7R lV. The biggest difference is the dial at the top left of the body for changing the frame rate per second and other camera functions. This camera brings a double Bionz XR processor created by the same company Sony; photographers can take photographs from ISO 100 to 3200 of sensitivity and expand it from ISO 50 to 102400. This sensor is 4 years newer than the one incorporated in the Sony Alpha 9 ll.
The biggest improvement or advance that Sony has made is that the user of this camera can take up to 30 frames per second with the electronic shutter. This will reduce the file to 12-bit Raw. The user wanted to obtain 14 bits by lowering the number of photos per second to 20. On the other hand, with the mechanical shutter, 10 photos per second can be obtained.
Speaking of the memory cards for the camera. The Sony Alpha 1 has double space for two memory cards. This camera accepts SDXC or CF Express type A cards. It is notable that this camera has a new sensor to avoid element distortions (as shown in the following image) and a new mode to avoid the electronic shutter flicker.
Furthermore, with a coverage of 759 autofocus points distributed in 92% of the sensor while the Canon R5 and R6 have a coverage of 100%. Canon’s cameras are better in this aspect than Sony’s. However, there is no doubt that Sony’s autofocus is the fastest and most accurate on the market or at least the pioneer in this regard.
In addition, the camera has a 5-axis stabilization on its body that would give an advantage of 5.5 stabilization steps. However, Canon can give us up to 7 or 8 stabilization stops by combining 5-axis technology in their bodies with stabilization from Canon’s RF lenses. We do not have a fully articulated LCD screen, but the usual rotating screen of Sony cameras.
It can record in full 8K format at 30 frames per second in 10-bit 4-2-0 and utilizing the aspects of autofocus to one hundred percent. You can record 8k on both memory cards for better care of files and backups It was mentioned that if there is an overheating of the body after 30 minutes when recording in 8k but you can forget about that overheating when recording at 4k. It records in 4k up to 120 frames per second with a very perfect autofocus tracking.
Who is it for?
OK, since we have seen and analyzed the technical sheet of this camera, (which is impressive); to whom is it directed? Or better yet, could you buy it?
The price at B&H is set at the time of creating this post at $ 6,498.00. What could you buy with that money? A car? A trip?
Well, there is an industry which pays professionals who work in wildlife photography, or sports for their photographs. for them, it is an excellent opportunity to acquire this camera. This camera will exponentially increase the quality of the photographic moment. For instance, capturing a better story telling for your portraits.
For photography enthusiasts who can receive money for his work very rarely and does it mostly out of passion; this camera is definitely not for that person (unless they are a millionaire).
For that reason, it is essential to know who you are and what you want to do with your photographs. Get to know yourself as a photographer and get to know your gear. Is this the equipment you really need and what do you need it for?