Sony A9 with Sony A1 Comparison

Sony A9 and Sony A1 Main Features

  • April, 2017
  • January, 2021
  • 24 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 50 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 100 - 32000 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3686k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 9437k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 20.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 30.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • 4K 7680 x 4320 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 127 x 96 x 63 mm, 673g.
  • 129 x 97 x 70 mm, 737g.
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Sony A9 Scores


Imaging score
78
Features score
92
Value for money score
92
Portability score
78
Overall score
90

Sony A1 Scores


Imaging score
90
Features score
96
Value for money score
90
Portability score
75
Overall score
96

Sony A1 with Sony Alpha A9 Overview


Let's compare Alpha A9 with A1. Both cameras produced Sony. These models are included in the Pro Mirrorless cameras. Sony A9 was released in 2017, and Sony A1 in 2021. A1 is newer, which is a plus. Alpha A9 4 years older.
The sensor resolution of A1 is greater than that of Alpha A9. The difference of 26 MP is quite a lot. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
The minimum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. The maximum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . Both cameras have 5-axis Sensor-shift image stabilization. Both cameras feature a 3-inch tilting screen.
Both cameras have a electronic viewfinder. Viewfinder A1 has a higher resolution of 9437k dots, Alpha A9 has a resolution of 3686k dots. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Sony Alpha A9 has 30.0 fps continuous shooting. Sony Alpha A9 has 30.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Alpha A9 A1
Brand Sony Sony
Model Alpha A9 A1
Announced April, 2017 January, 2021
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Sony E Sony E
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 1x
Number of Lenses 116 146
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Tilting Tilting
Screen Resolution 1440k pixels 1,440kk pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 3686
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.78 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 693 759
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/ sec
Continuous Shooting 20.0 fps 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 no built-in flash
Flash Modes Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction, Wireless, Hi-speed sync Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction, Wireless, Hi-speed sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame Full frame
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 35.6 x 23.8 mm mm
Sensor Area 847.3 mm² 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 24 MP 50 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 8640 x 5760
Max Native ISO 51200 32000
Min Native ISO 100 100
Max Boosted ISO 204800 102400
Min Boosted ISO 50 50
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 7680 x 4320
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264 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 None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB
Battery
Battery Life 650 shots 530 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FZ100 NP-FZ100
Physical
Weight 673 g 737 g
Physical Dimensions 127 x 96 x 63 mm 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/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II compatible) Dual SD/CFexpress Type A slots (UHS-II supported)
Storage Slots 2 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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