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Sony Alpha 1 Full-Frame Interchangeable Lens Mirrorless Camera - E-Mount

Abel Code: SO-ILCE-1/B
Mfr. Code: ILCE-1/B
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This mirrorless camera features a 50.1MP* Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor, up to 30 fps with continuous AF/AE tracking, 8K 30p / 4K 120p recording, 15+ stops dynamic range, and a native Sony E-Mount.
Key Highlights
  • 50.1MP* CMOS Sensor
  • 8K 30p / 4K 120p recording
  • E-Mount
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The Sony Alpha 1 Full-Frame Interchangeable Lens Mirrorless Camera - E-Mount features a newly developed stacked Exmor RS CMOS image sensor, built with integral memory and paired with an upgraded BIONZ XR imaging processing engine, making it capable of shooting 50.1-megapixel1 images continuously at an astounding 30fps3 with up to 120 AF/AE calculations per second4. The Alpha 1 shooting capabilities are further enhanced by a 9.4 million dot OLED Quad-XGA electronic viewfinder, with a refresh rate of up to 240 fps, ensuring no black out. Additionally, for the first time in an Alpha series camera, 8K 30p 10-bit 4:2:0 video is available, along with 4K 120p15 10-bit 4:2:2 recording and S-Cinetone color. The Alpha 1 is also packed with features that support field professionals with faster workflow, including 3.5x faster wireless FTP transfer speed and more.


  • 50.1MP1 full-frame stacked Exmor RS™ CMOS sensor w/ integral memory
  • 8x more powerful2, next generation BIONZ XR image processing engine
  • 50.1MP RAW+JPEG up to 30fps3 w/ 120 AF/AE calculations per sec. 4
  • Blackout-free5 shooting up to 30fps3 from fast sensor readout speed
  • World’s first6 240 fps refresh rate, 9.44M1 dot 0.64” QXGA OLED EVF
  • World’s first6 anti-flicker mechanical and electronic shutter
  • Dual drive mechanical shutter for up to 1/400 sec. flash sync
  • Anti-distortion electronic shutter w/ flash sync7 up to 1/200 sec.
  • Silent, vibration free electronic shutter w/ all-in-one Silent Mode
  • Real-time AF tracking, Real-time Eye-AF (humans, animals, birds) 8
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization for 5.5-step9 advantage
  • Active Mode10 image stabilization for smooth handheld movie shooting
  • Low noise images w/ ISO up to 102,40011 and 15+stop dynamic range12
  • Incredible autofocus w/ 759 phase detection AF points13, 92% coverage
  • 8.6K oversampling for 8K14 30p 10-bit 4:2:0 HDR w/ no pixel binning
  • Up to 4K 120p15 10-bit 4:2:2 and full pixel readout in all rec. modes
  • Up to 4K 120p15 in XAVC S (AVC), XAVC HS (HEVC) and XAVC S-I (All-I)
  • Up to 60p 4.3K 16-bit RAW movie output16 via HDMI Type-A connector
  • 5.8K over sampling for 4K movie in Super 35mm format
  • Picture Profiles including S-Cinetone, HLG and S-Log 2 & 3
  • 10 pre-set creative looks w/ 8 customizable parameters
  • No 29m 59s continuous recording limit for movie shooting
  • Dual card slots, both compatible with CFexpress Type A and SDXC/SDHC
  • Robust magnesium alloy body w/ dust and moisture resistant sealing17
  • New menu layout w/ intuitive 3 level structure and touch operation
  • 199MP18 Pixel Shift Multi shooting w/ flash sync.7 up to 1/200 sec.
  • MI shoe w/ digital audio interface up to 4ch. 24bit capability19
  • Long life Z-battery extendable via USB Type C with Power Delivery
  • RAW file size options: Uncompressed, Lossless comp. and Compressed
  • Anti-distortion shutter reduces rolling shutter effect by 1.5x19
  • BIONZ XR, Visible Light and IR Sensor improve color and WB accuracy
  • Σ (sigma) graphite heatsink effectively dissipates internal heat
  • 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi delivers industry-leading6 transfer speed
  • Fast wired data transfer; 10Gbps SuperSpeed USB 3.2 / 1000BASE-T Ethernet
  • In-camera extraction of 33.2-megapixel stills from 8K movies
  • 1-year manufacturer's warranty


Approx., effective

2 Processing power compared to the BIONZ X imaging processing engine

3 “Hi+” continuous shooting mode. In focus modes other than AF-C, effective at 1/125 sec. or higher shutter speed. In AF-C mode, effective at 1/250 sec. or higher shutter speed. The maximum continuous frame rate will depend on the shooting mode and lens used. 20 fps max. when shooting uncompressed or lossless RAW.

4 At shutter speeds of 1/125 sec. or higher. The number of AF calculations will depend on the lens used.

5 Using electronic shutter. Display updating will be slower at low shutter speeds.

6 As of the January 2021 product announcement, Sony survey of full-frame interchangeable-lens digital still cameras.

7 Full-frame up to 1/200 sec., APS-C up to 1/250sec. Synchronization via the sync terminal is not available for electronic shutter. Continuous shooting speeds are slower during flash use when shooting with the electronic shutter.

8 Still image for humans, animals, and birds. Eye-AF for animals and birds not available in movie mode.

95-step shutter speed advantage based on CIPA standards. Pitch/yaw shake only. Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens. Long exposure NR off.

10 Slight 1.1x (10%) image crop in Active Mode. “Standard” setting recommended for focal lengths of 200mm or longer. Active Mode is not available for 8K recording or when recording at frame rates of 120 fps (100 fps PAL) or higher, or when using S&Q.

11 ISO range ISO100-32,000, expanded to ISO50-102,400 for stills and ISO100-32,000 for movies.

12 15 stop for Still images. 15+ stops movie shooting with S-Log 3. Sony test conditions.

13 759 AF measurement points for still images. The number of points used varies according to the shooting mode.

14 APS-C and Super 35 modes are not available when shooting 4K 120p and 8K movies.

15 120p has a 1.1x crop. XAVC S-I (S&Q) 4K 120p 10-bit 4:2:2 requires CFexpress Type A (VPG200 or higher). XAVC S-I 4K 60p 10-bit 4:2:2 requires SDXC V90 or faster. XAVC S / XAVC HS 4K 120p 10-bit 4:2:2 requires SDXC V60 or faster. XAVC S HD 240p 10-bit 4:2:2 requires SDXC V60 or faster. CFexpress Type A supports all internal shooting modes.

16 Requires optional compatible external recorder.

17 Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and water resistant.

18 Image size after compositing is approx. 49.7 million (8640 x 5760) pixels for 4-image shots, and approx. 199 million pixels (17280 x 11520) for 16-image shots. Four 49.7 megapixel images, provide approx. 199 million pixels, and sixteen 49.7 megapixel images provide approx. 796 million pixels before compositing.

19 When paired with optional compatible microphone like the XLR-K3M digital microphone adaptor kit

19 1.5x compared to the α9 II using electronic shutter. Slight distortion may be noticeable in some shooting situations. Shutter speeds slower than 1/2 sec. cannot be selected.

What's in the Box

  • Eyepiece Cup
  • Accessory Shoe Cap
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Cable Protector
  • USB Type-C to Type-A Cable
  • Sony ALC-B1EM Port Cap for E-Mount Cameras
  • Sony BC-QZ1 Battery Charger
  • Sony NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (2280mAh)
  • Sony Alpha 1 Full-Frame Interchangeable Lens Mirrorless Camera Body - E-Mount


Key Highlights

  • 50.1MP* CMOS Sensor
  • 8K 30p / 4K 120p recording
  • E-Mount
  • 15+ stops dynamic range
  • World’s first 240fps OLED EVF
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