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8K Video Footage & Full-Resolution Stills Captured With The Sony Alpha 1

Sony has released the Sony Alpha 1 and the camera's capabilities have been demonstrated in a short film and sample photos shared by the company.

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Sony has introduced the Sony Alpha 1 full-frame mirrorless camera to its line-up with in-camera 8K video recording at 30fps, 4K 120fps video recording and high-speed 50mp, 30fps blackout-free shooting. There's plenty more on offer, too, which you can learn about over in our news section but to show you how a camera which can capture 50MP images and shoot video in 8K can perform, Sony has shared sample images over on its website and videos on its YouTube channel

The above video features footage/stills captured on the Alpha 1 with various lenses but you'll have to click the settings cog to view the 8K footage (other resolutions, including 4K are also available).


Sony Alpha 1 Key Features:

  • 50.1mp Full-Frame Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor
  • BIONZ X Image processor
  • 30fps continuous shooting
  • Silent shooting, anti-distortion electronic shutter
  • 15-stop dynamic range
  • 120times/s AF/AE calculations
  • 759 AF points, 92% coverage
  • Real-time Eye-AF for birds/animals/humans
  • 9.44million dot EVF, 0.9x magnification, 240fps refresh rate
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilisation (5.5 stops)
  • Dual CFexpress Type A and UHS-II SDXC card support
  • Wi-Fi 11ac 2x2 MIMO
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.2 (10Gbps)
  • 1000BASE LAN connection (FTP support)


Sony Alpha 1 Video features:

  • 8K 30p video recording
  • 4K 120p 10-bit 4:2:2 ALL-I (5.8K oversampling)
  • 10bit S-Log3 (15 stop DR)
  • 16bit RAW output via HDMI (full-size)
  • Optimised heat-dissipation allows 30min video recording
  • S-Cinetone
  • Creative Look

Alpha 1

Pricing & Availability 

The Sony Alpha 1 Full-frame mirrorless camera will be available in Europe in March 2021 for approximately £6,500. Its nearest competitor is the Canon EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera which also offers 8K 30fps video recording but is priced slightly cheaper at £4199. 


This short film was also captured on the new Alpha 1:


You can learn more about the Alpha 1 in this feature run-down:


Sony Alpha 1 Photos of Equipment


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