Sony Alpha 1 Compared to the Sony Alpha 9 II

SpecificationsSony Alpha 1Sony Alpha 9 II
  Sony Alpha 1 Sony Alpha 9 II
Year Introduced20212019
Megapixels50.124.2
Total Pixels50.528.3
Sensor Size35.9 x 24.0mm35.6 ×23.8mm
Pixel Dimensions8640 x 57606000 x 4000
Pixel Size4.16µm5.93µm
Diffraction-Limited Aperturef/6.7f/9.6
Sensor Readout Speed (ms)3.8
Sensor StabilizationYY
Lens MountSony E-mountSony E-mount
FOVCF1.0x1.0x
Image ProcessorBIONZ XRBIONZ X
 
Autofocus  
TypeFast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)Fast 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)693 points (phase-detection AF), APS-C mode with FF lens: 299 points (phase-detection AF), with APS-C lens: 221 points (phase-detection AF) / 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
Working RangeEV -4 – 20 (ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)EV -3 – 20 (ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Point SelectionWide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot / Expanded Flexible Spot / TrackingWide (693 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points(contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) /Expanded Flexible Spot/ Lock-on AF ( Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot)
MicroadjustmentYes
Touch & Drag AFY
Eye Detection AFYY
Focus Bracketing/Stacking
 
Exposure Control  
Metering Modes1200-zone evaluative metering1200-zone evaluative metering (Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot Standard/Large, Entire Screen Avg., Highlight)
Metering RangeEV -3 – 20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)EV -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])+/- 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)Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1.0 EV increments.
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)[Still images] Mechanical Shutter: ISO 100-51200 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 204800 can be set as expanded ISO range), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Electronic Shutter: ISO 100-25600 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 can be set as expanded ISO range), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), [Movies] ISO 100-51200 equivalent (ISO numbers up to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range), 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)[Still images, Single shot] Mechanical Shutter: 1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb, AUTO: 1/32000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Electronic Shutter: 1/32000 to 30 sec, [Still images, Continuous shooting] Mechanical Shutter: 1/8000 to 30 sec, AUTO: 1/32000 to 1/8 sec, Electronic Shutter: 1/32000 to 1/8 sec, [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 dots0.5" (1.3 cm) electronic, Quad-VGA OLED, 3,686,400 dots
CoverageApprox. 100%Approx. 100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.90xApprox. 0.78x
EyepointApprox. 25mmApprox. 23mm
InformationHistogram, Real-time image-adjustment display, Digital level gauge, Grid line, Focus check, Peaking MF, Zebra, Movie marker, Emph disp dur RECDigital Level Gauge, Display All Info, For viewfinder, Graphic Display, Histogram, No Disp. Info
DOF PreviewYes (via Setting Effect)Yes (via Setting Effect)
 
LCD  
Type2.95" (7.5cm) TFT, Tilting Touch Screen, approx 1,440,000 dots2.95" (7.5cm) TFT, Tilting, approx. 1,440,000 dots
Coating
Brightness AdjManual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather modeManual (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 RECGraphic Display, Display All Info., No Disp. Info., Histogram, Digital Level Gauge, Shooting information for viewfinder mode, Focus Peaking (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow), Zebras (selectable level + range or lower limit as custom setting)
 
Flash  
Built-in GNN/A (ISO 100, meters)N/A (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in CoverageN/AN/A
Built-in Recycle TimeN/AN/A
ModesFlash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless, Hi-speed sync.Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless, Hi-speed sync
X-Sync1/400 s1/250 s
Exposure Compensation+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Hot Shoe/PC TerminalYes / YesYes / Yes
External Flash CompSony α System Flash, Multi Interface ShoeSony α System Flash
 
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)AUTO (iAuto), Programmed AE, Aperture priority, Shutter-speed priority, Manual, Movie, Slow & Quick Motion
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)
Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia,Style Box(1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
Image ProcessingPeripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, DistortionPeripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off
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 bracketSingle Shooting, Continuous shooting (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
AUTO/Electronic Shutter: Continuous shooting: Hi: max. 20 fps, Mid: max. 10fps, Lo: max. 5 fps,
Mechanical Shutter: Continuous shooting: Hi: max. 10 fps, Mid: max. 8fps, Lo: max. 3 fps Buffer: RAW/RAW Uncompressed: 239/131 frames, JPEG: 361
Shutter Lag20ms20ms
Viewfinder BlackoutN/AN/A
 
Live View  
FrameRate240 fps
FocusingAF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual FocusAF-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., HighlightMulti-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 RECGraphic Display, Display All Info, No Display Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram
 
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)JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format) (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
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)
[3:2] Full Frame L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 3936 x 2624 (10M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M), APS-C L: 3936 x 2624 (10M), M: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M), S: 1968 x 1312 (2.6M)
[16:9] Full Frame L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), M: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), APS-C L: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), M: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), S: 1968 x 1112 (2.2M)
[4:3] Full Frame L: 5328 x 4000 (21 M), M: 3488 x 2624 (9.2 M), S: 2656 x 2000 (5.3 M) APS-C L: 3488 x 2624 (9.2 M), M: 2656 x 2000 (5.3 M), S: 1744 x 1312 (2.3 M)
[16:9] Full Frame L: 6000 x 3376 (20 M), M: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), APS-C L: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), M: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), S: 1968 x 1112 (2.2M)
[1:1] Full Frame L: 4000 x 4000 (16M), M: 2624 x 2624 (6.9 M), S: 2000 x 2000 (4.0 M), APS-C L: 2624 x 2624 (6.9 M), M: 2000 x 2000 (4.0 M), S: 1312 x 1312 (1.7 M)
Movie TypeXAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC HS: MPEG-H HEVC/H.265XAVC S:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
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
NTSC: XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (30p/100 Mbps, 30p/60 Mbps, 24p/100 Mbps, 24p/60 Mbps), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/50 Mbps, 30p/50 Mbps, 24p/50 Mbps), 1280 x 720 (120p/50 Mbps), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28 Mbps/PS, 60i/24 Mbps/FX, 60i/17 Mbps/FH, 24p/24 Mbps/FX, 24p/17 Mbps/FH), MP4: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28 Mbps, 30p/16 Mbps), 1280 x 720 (30p/6 Mbps) [comparable PAL settings available]
Movie LengthMax duration approx. 29min
 
Other Information  
Wireless FeaturesBuilt-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth 5.0Wi-Fi (2.4 and 5 GHz, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth
GPSCan be synchronized with connected mobile deviceCan be synchronized with connected mobile device
Custom Functions
LCD Panel / IlluminationNo / NoNo / No
Water & Dust ResistanceYesYes
Sound MemoYesNo
 
Interface  
Computer InterfaceUSB Type-C SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps (USB 3.2) compatible USB Type-C Terminal
Other InterfaceHDMI Type-A (full size), External Microphone In / Line In (Stereo mini jack), Headphone socket (Stereo mini jack), multi-terminal USB (Micro), EthernetHDMI micro connector (Type-D) out, External Microphone In / Line In (Stereo mini jack), Headphone socket (Stereo mini jack), LAN TERMINAL: 1000BASE-T
 
Memory  
Memory TypeDual Multi slot for SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I/II)/CFexpress Type ASD, SDHC or SDXC (UHS-II), Dual Slots
 
Batteries & Power  
BatteryRechargeable Battery Pack NP-FZ100Rechargeable 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)
Approx. 500 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 690 shots (LCD monitor)
Power Supply Battery ChargersAC-UUD12 AC Adapter, BC-QZ1 Battery Charger, USB Power Delivery-compatibleAC-UUD12 AC Adapter, BC-QZ1 Battery Charger
 
Physical Specs  
Body MaterialsMagnesium Alloy body coversMagnesium Alloy body covers
Shutter Durability Rating500,000500,000
Operating Environment32–104°F / 0–40°C32–104°F / 0–40°C
Dimensions Inches5.13 x 3.88 x 3.25" (128.9 x 96.9 x 80.8 mm)5.125 x 3.875 x 3.125" (128.9 x 96.4 x 77.5mm)
CIPA Weight26.0 oz (737g)23.9 oz (678g)
 
Accessories  
ViewfinderFDA-EP18 Eyepiece Cup
Wireless File TransmitterBuilt-inBuilt-in
Compatible LensesSony E-mountSony E-Mount
Battery Grip VG-C4EM  Buy ► VG-C4EM  Buy ►
RemoteSony Remote Control with Multi-terminal cable, Compatible infrared remote
Other
 
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