Sony Alpha 1 Specifications

SpecificationsSony Alpha 1
  Sony Alpha 1
Year Introduced2021
Megapixels50.1
Total Pixels50.5
Sensor Size35.9 x 24.0mm
Pixel Dimensions8640 x 5760
Pixel Size4.16µm
Diffraction-Limited Aperturef/6.7
Sensor Readout Speed (ms)3.8
Sensor StabilizationY
Lens MountSony E-mount
FOVCF1.0x
Image ProcessorBIONZ XR
 
Autofocus  
TypeFast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Points759 points (phase-detection AF), APS-C mode with FF lens: 759 points (phase-detection AF), with APS-C lens: 575 points (phase-detection AF) / 425 points (contrast-detection AF)
Working RangeEV -4 – 20 (ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Point SelectionWide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot / Expanded Flexible Spot / Tracking
Microadjustment
Touch & Drag AFY
Eye Detection AFY
Focus Bracketing/Stacking
 
Exposure Control  
Metering Modes1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering RangeEV -3 – 20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Exposure Comp+/- 5.0EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable) (with exposure compensation dial: +/- 3EV [1/3 EV steps])
AEBBracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. (Ambient light, Flash light)
Light Flicker ModeY
Intervalometer
ISO SensitivityStill images: ISO 100–32000 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100–12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100–32000 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100–12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Shutter SpeedStill images, Single shot Mechanical Shutter: 1/8000 to 30 s, Bulb; AUTO: 1/32000 to 30 s, Bulb; Electronic Shutter: 1/32000 to 30 s; Still images, Continuous shooting Mechanical; Shutter: 1/8000 to 30 s; AUTO: 1/32000 to 1/2 s; Electronic Shutter: 1/32000 to 1/2 s; Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)
 
Viewfinder  
Type0.64" (1.6 cm) electronic, OLED, 9.44 million dots
CoverageApprox. 100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.90x
EyepointApprox. 25mm
InformationHistogram, Real-time image-adjustment display, Digital level gauge, Grid line, Focus check, Peaking MF, Zebra, Movie marker, Emph disp dur REC
DOF PreviewYes (via Setting Effect)
 
LCD  
Type2.95" (7.5cm) TFT, Tilting Touch Screen, approx 1,440,000 dots
Coating
Brightness AdjManual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Display OptionsHistogram, Real-time image-adjustment display, Digital level gauge, Grid line, Focus check, Peaking MF, Zebra, Movie marker, Emph disp dur REC
 
Flash  
Built-in GNN/A (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in CoverageN/A
Built-in Recycle TimeN/A
ModesFlash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless, Hi-speed sync.
X-Sync1/400 s
Exposure Compensation+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Hot Shoe/PC TerminalYes / Yes
External Flash CompSony α System Flash, Multi Interface Shoe
 
Shooting  
Shooting ModesAUTO (iAuto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) / Flexible Exp. Mode), Slow & Quick Motion (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) / Flexible Exp. Mode)
Picture StylesPICTURE PROFILE
Yes (Off / PP1-PP11) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, S-Cinetone, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 (800%), S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1-3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset
 
CREATIVE LOOK
ST, PT, NT, VV, VV2, FL, IN, SH, BW, SE, Custom Look (1-6)
Image ProcessingPeripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
Abberration Corrections
Drive ModesSingle Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracket: Single, Bracket: Cont., White Balance bracket, DRO bracket
Continuous ShootingAUTO/Electronic Shutter: Hi+: 30fps, Hi: 20fps, Mid: 15fps, Lo: 5fps
Mechanical Shutter: Hi+: 10fps, Hi: 8fps, Mid: 6fps, Lo: 3fps
JPEG Extra fine L: 182 frames, JPEG Fine L: 400 frames, JPEG Standard L: 400 frames, RAW: 238 frames, RAW & JPG: 192 frames, RAW (Lossless Compression): 96 frames, RAW (Lossless Compression) & JPG: 83 frames, RAW (Uncompressed): 82 frames, RAW (Uncompressed) & JPG: 78 frames
Shutter Lag20ms
Viewfinder BlackoutN/A
 
Live View  
FrameRate240 fps
FocusingAF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
MeteringMulti-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot Standard/Large, Entire Screen Avg., Highlight
Display OptionsHistogram, Real-time image-adjustment display, Digital level gauge, Grid line, Focus check, Peaking MF, Zebra, Movie marker, Emph disp dur REC
 
File Information  
Still ImageTypeJPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.32, MPF Baseline compliant), HEIF (MPEG-A MIAF compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 4.0 format compliant)
Image SizeIMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [3:2]
35 mm full frame L: 8640 x 5760 (49.7M), M: 5616 x 3744 (21M), S: 4320 x 2880 (12.4M), APS-C M: 5616 x 3744 (21M), S: 4320 x 2880 (12.4M)
 
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [4:3]
35 mm full frame L: 7680 x 5760 (44.2M), M: 4992 x 3744 (18.6M), S: 3840 x 2880 (11M), APS-C M: 4992 x 3744 (18.6M), S: 3840 x 2880 (11M)
 
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [16:9]
35 mm full frame L: 8760 x 4864 (42M), M: 5616 x 3160 (17.7M), S: 4320 x 2432 (10.5M), APS-C M: 5616 x 3160 (17.7M), S: 4320 x 2432 (10.5M)
 
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [1:1]
35 mm full frame L: 5760 x 5760 (33M), M: 3744 x 3744 (14M), S: 2880 x 2880 (8.2M), APS-C M: 3744 x 3744 (14M), S: 2880 x 2880 (8.2M)
Movie TypeXAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC HS: MPEG-H HEVC/H.265
Movie SizeMOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC HS 8K)
7680 x 4320 (4:2:0, 10bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 30p (400 Mbps / 200 Mbps), 24p (400 Mbps / 200 Mbps), 7680 x 4320 (4:2:0, 10bit, PAL) (Approx.): 25p (400 Mbps / 200 Mbps)
 
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC HS 4K)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 120p (200 Mbps), 60p (150 Mbps / 75 Mbps / 45 Mbps), 24p (100 Mbps / 50 Mbps / 30 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (200 Mbps), 50p (150 Mbps / 75 Mbps / 45 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 120p (280 Mbps), 60p (200 Mbps / 100 Mbps), 24p (100 Mbps / 50 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (280 Mbps), 50p (200 Mbps / 100 Mbps)
 
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S 4K)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 120p (200 Mbps), 60p (150 Mbps), 30p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 24p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (200 Mbps), 50p (150 Mbps), 25p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 120p (280 Mbps), 60p (200 Mbps), 30p (140 Mbps), 24p (100 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (280 Mbps), 50p (200 Mbps), 25p (140 Mbps)
 
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S HD)
1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 120p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 60p (50 Mbps / 25 Mbps), 30p (50 Mbps / 16 Mbps), 24p (50 Mbps); 1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 50p (50 Mbps / 25 Mbps), 25p (50 Mbps / 16 Mbps); 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (50 Mbps), 30p (50 Mbps), 24p (50 Mbps); 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (50 Mbps), 25p (50 Mbps)
 
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S-I 4K)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (600 Mbps), 30p (300 Mbps), 24p (240 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (500 Mbps), 25p (250 Mbps)
 
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S-I HD)
1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (222 Mbps), 30p (111 Mbps), 24p (89 Mbps); 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (185 Mbps), 25p (93 Mbps)
 
SLOW & QUICK MOTION (SHOOTING FRAME RATE)
NTSC mode: 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps, 240fps56, PAL mode: 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 6fps, 12fps, 25fps, 50fps, 100fps, 200fps56
Movie Length
 
Other Information  
Wireless FeaturesBuilt-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth 5.0
GPSCan be synchronized with connected mobile device
Custom Functions
LCD Panel / IlluminationNo / No
Water & Dust ResistanceYes
Sound MemoYes
 
Interface  
Computer InterfaceUSB Type-C SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps (USB 3.2) compatible
Other InterfaceHDMI Type-A (full size), External Microphone In / Line In (Stereo mini jack), Headphone socket (Stereo mini jack), multi-terminal USB (Micro), Ethernet
 
Memory  
Memory TypeDual Multi slot for SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I/II)/CFexpress Type A
 
Batteries & Power  
BatteryRechargeable Battery Pack NP-FZ100
Battery LifeApprox. (Still Images)
Approx. 430 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 530 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
 
BATTERY LIFE (MOVIE, ACTUAL RECORDING)
Approx. 90 min. (Viewfinder) / Approx. 95 min. (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
 
(MOVIE, CONTINUOUS RECORDING)
Approx. 145 min. (Viewfinder) / Approx. 150 min. (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Power Supply Battery ChargersAC-UUD12 AC Adapter, BC-QZ1 Battery Charger, USB Power Delivery-compatible
 
Physical Specs  
Body MaterialsMagnesium Alloy body covers
Shutter Durability Rating500,000
Operating Environment32–104°F / 0–40°C
Dimensions Inches5.13 x 3.88 x 3.25" (128.9 x 96.9 x 80.8 mm)
CIPA Weight26.0 oz (737g)
 
Accessories  
Viewfinder
Wireless File TransmitterBuilt-in
Compatible LensesSony E-mount
Battery Grip VG-C4EM  Buy ►
Remote
Other
 
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