Sony’s full-frame mirrorless lineup consists of their A7 and A9 series, with the A9 being aimed more at working professionals who might need some of the features offered in the camera that isn’t available in the A7. However, it seems that Sony has since stepped things up an extra notch with the launch of the Sony Alpha 1 (A1).
This is the latest full-frame mirrorless camera from Sony and it seems that the company is definitely targeting a different crowd from its A7 and A9 series. The A1 features a 50MP Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor coupled with Sony’s Bionz XR image processor. It can shoot at a whopping 30 frames-per-second ans is also capable of capturing 8K video at 30fps.
The camera will also come with what Sony is claiming to be the world’s first 240Hz OLED electronic viewfinder, which means that you should be able to enjoy a pretty smooth experience when you’re panning around, along with a 0.9X field of view, making it nearly double that of the A7S III.
Other features include support for dual SD UHS II or CFexpress card slots, a full HDMI port, microphone and headphone ports, 10Gbps USB 3.2 connectivity, and a gigabit ethernet port. Of course, such specs do come at a cost and the Sony A1 will not be cheap. The camera is priced at $6,500 for the body-only and is expected to begin shipping out to customers on the 25th of February.