Sony A1

Sony A1
93

Engadget Review

Sony has reclaimed its place as the top dog in mirrorless cameras with the 50.1-megapixel A1. With Sony’s latest tech, the A1 can deliver 30 images per second, albeit in compressed RAW mode -- an incredible feat given the camera’s high resolution. It also offers 8K video and unlike Canon’s EOS R5, doesn’t suffer from serious overheating limitations that stifle usability. It also offers Sony’s best autofocus system yet, with fluid and accurate subject, face and eye tracking that rarely misses a shot. The main downsides are the lack of a flip out display and the exorbitant $6,500 price tag.

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Sony A1 review: The alpha of mirrorless cameras
Powerful 8K video and high-speed shooting comes at an exorbitant price.
Steve Dent
Steve DentApril 14, 2021

Pros

  • High-quality 50 megapixel images
  • Extremely fast shooting speeds
  • 8K 30p and 4K 10-bit 120fps video
  • 5-axis stabilization
  • Compact size
  • Category-leading autofocus

Cons

  • Very high price
  • Lack of a flip-out display
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Key Specs

TYPE
Mirrorless interchangeable lens
RESOLUTION (EFFECTIVE)
50.1 megapixels
SENSOR SIZE
Full-frame
MEMORY CARD
SD

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