Sony A1 Review

Overall Score

96

Main Features

  • 50 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 32000 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 9437k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 30 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 7680 x 4320 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 129 x 97 x 70 mm, 737g.
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Sony A1 Overview


First introduced in January, 2021, Sony A1 is a 50 MP Mirrorless with a Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

Sony A1 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Sony A1 Sony A1 2021 50MP 100 - 32000 737g 129 x 97 x 70mm
Sony A7S III Sony A7S III 2020 12MP 80 - 102400 699g 129 x 97 x 81mm
Sony Alpha A9 Mark II Sony A9 II 2019 24MP 100 - 51200 678g 129 x 96 x 76mm
Sony Alpha A7R IV Sony A7R IV 2019 61MP 100 - 32000 665g 129 x 96 x 78mm
Sony Alpha A7 III Sony A7 III 2018 24MP 100 - 51200 650g 127 x 96 x 74mm

Proc and Cons of Sony A1


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony A1 with competitors in pro mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Touch Screen
AF Face Detection
50MP High Resolution Sensor
30.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
1/s Electronic Shutter Speed
Headphone Port
Timelapse Recording
759 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
Bluetooth Connectivity
Tilting Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
32000 Max Native ISO
530 shots Long Battery Life
Manual Exposure Mode
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
9437k dot Viewfinder Resolution
2 Storage Slots
500000 cycles Shutter Life Expectancy
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Articulating Screen
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/s
Low Screen Resolution: 1,440kk dots
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/s
Weight: 737g
Type Scores

Sony A1 has an Overall Score of 96/100 and ranked #6 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #5 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony A1 Scores
Imaging score
90
Features score
96
Value for money score
90
Portability score
75
Overall score
96
Average Scores in Pro Mirrorless
Imaging Score
71
Features Score
78
Value For Money Score
82
Portability Score
74
Overall score
79

Physical Dimensions of Sony A1


Sony A1 weighs 737g and has external dimensions of 129 x 97 x 70mm (5.08 x 3.82 x 2.76"). Considering that the average weight of Pro Mirrorless cameras is 691g, Sony A1 is 46 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sony A1 is less by 8mm more than the average length in Pro Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Sony A1
737g
Average weight
691g
Min weight
465g
Max weight
1320g

Thickness Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Sony A1
70mm
Average Thickness
67mm
Min Thickness
37mm
Max Thickness
97mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony A1 with the dimensions:

Sony A1

Specifications of Sony A1


General
Brand Sony
Model A1
Announced January, 2021
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Sony E
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1x
Number of Lenses 146
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 1,440kk pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 9437
Viewfinder Coverage 100%%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.9
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 759
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/ sec
Continuous Shooting 30.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction, Wireless, Hi-speed sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 50 MP
Max Image Resolution 8640 x 5760
Max Native ISO 32000
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 102400
Min Boosted ISO 50
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 7680 x 4320
Video Formats XAVC S, XAVC HS, H.264, H.265
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB
Battery
Battery Life 530 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FZ100
Physical
Weight 737 g
Physical Dimensions 129 x 97 x 70 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Dual SD/CFexpress Type A slots (UHS-II supported)
Storage Slots 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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