The Sony Alpha 1, or A1, flagship full-frame mirrorless camera is now available in India. It still offers Sony’s most advanced (and most expensive) consumer-grade cameras and the best of the Sony A7S III and A7R IV, with many more features – all in a single camera. It is Sony’s first Alpha series camera capable of shooting 8K video, the presence of S-Cinetone color profiles for video from IF for birds and video from its FX line movie camera.
Sony Alpha 1 price, availability in India
When the Alpha 1 was announced worldwide in January, Sony India listed the camera on its India website at no cost. We now know that Sony Alpha 1 will be priced at Rs. 5,59,990 for the body only, and will be available on all major online platforms and retail stores across the country from March 12. That’s more than the direct conversion of US 6 6,498 (approximately Rs. 4.73 lakhs). The camera uses the same e-mount system as Sony’s other full-frame mirrorless cameras, so you can use your existing lens if you have one.
Sony Alpha 1 Specification, Features
The Sony Alpha 1 is strictly aimed at professional photographers and videographers, requiring a high-resolution sensor, fast-explosive shooting and next-gen resolution for filming. At the center of the Sony Alpha 1 is its new 50.1-megapixel stacked sensor, powered by an upgraded Bionz XR image processor. The resolution is slightly lower than the Sony A7R IV’s 61-megapixel sensor, but it’s still a big upgrade over the 24-megapixel sensors we’ve seen in most alpha lineups. It also boasts an impressive electronic viewfinder (EVF) with a maximum refresh rate of 240fps (in UXGA resolution) and 155 full-frame compressed RAW images with AF / AE tracking 30fps burst shooting and no blackouts.
Its signature features are 8K 30fps, 10-bit 4: 2: 0 XAVC HS video in-camera recording capability. It can also do 4K 120fps video recording like the A7S III. There’s 5-axis in-body image stabilization, advanced real-time IF for humans and animals, Eye AF for birds (fixed only), AI-based tracking for better autofocus locks on your subject, and advanced shooting profiles such as S-Log 3. .
In terms of storage, there are two slots with support for SDHC, SDXC card (up to UHS-II), and CFexpress Type-A cards. Full-frame camera connectivity options include a micro-USB port, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, a 3.5mm mic terminal, and a LAN terminal. Sony says the Alpha 1’s battery is rated for about 430 shots with the Viewfinder and about 530 shots with the LCD display. It can record video for about 145 minutes using Viewfinder and about 150 minutes using LCD screen.