Sony A1 review | Space

On paper, the Sony A1 can do absolutely everything. But how well does it measure up to Sony’s big claims? We are putting this beast of a camera to the test to find out.

Sony A1: Key specs

System: Full-frame mirrorless

Sensor: 50.1MP

ISO range: ISO 50 to 102400

Burst shooting: 30FPS

AF: 425-point contrast-detection AF points

Video: 8K 30P, 4K 120P

Storage: 2x CFexpress slots

Screen: 7.5cm (3.0-type) type TFT

Dimensions: 149 x 150 x 91mm (5.9-inch x 5.9-inch x 3.6-inch)

Weight: 726g (1.6lb)

The A1 is the most technologically advanced, innovative Sony camera to date. It’s one of the best mirrorless cameras ever built, and it should be for a whopping $6500. Therefore, the primary market for this camera is professional sports, action and wildlife photographers, where being able to shoot at 30FPS is a huge advantage. It’s also an excellent option for videographers who can shoot incredible 8K videos. But investing in such an expensive camera is a huge decision, so we’ll be running through some of its best features and the pros & cons to help you decide whether it is worth the sizable investment.

Sony A1 camera review

Sony A1: Design

One of the most significant new design features is the dials on the top of the body. (Image credit: Kimberley Lane)
  • Handy dials for focus and shooting modes
  • Much better menu system
  • Sensor cover

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