Sony A1 Specifications

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Model Name: Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 
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General
Model Number: A1
Alternate Model Number(s): ILCE-1
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $6500.00
Street Price: $6,498.66
Date Available: 2021-03-01
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 26.0 oz (737 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.1 x 3.8 x 3.2 in.
(129 x 97 x 81 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony
Effective Megapixels: 50.1
Sensor Format: 35mm
Sensor size: 861.6mm2 (35.90mm x 24.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.16 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes
DxO Sensor Score:  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 8640 x 5760 (49.8 MP, 3:2),
5616 x 3744 (21.0 MP, 3:2),
4320 x 2880 (12.4 MP, 3:2),
7680 x 5760 (44.2 MP, 4:3),
4992 x 3744 (18.7 MP, 4:3),
3840 x 2880 (11.1 MP, 4:3),
8760 x 4864 (42.6 MP, Other),
5616 x 3160 (17.7 MP, 16:9),
4320 x 2432 (10.5 MP, 16:9),
5760 x 5760 (33.2 MP, 1:1),
3744 x 3744 (14.0 MP, 1:1),
2880 x 2880 (8.3 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG, HEIF, Compressed RAW, Lo, RAW (14-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG, RAW+HEIF
Continuous-mode frames/second: 30.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 7680x4320 (30p/​25p/​24p)
3840x2160 (120p/​100p/​60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (1p/​2p/​3p/​4p/​6p/​8p/​12p/​15p/​25p/​30p/​50p/​60p/​100p/​120p/​200p/​240p)
Movie File Format: XAVC S (Long GOP, H.264 MP4); XAVC HS (Long GOP, H.265 HEVC); XAVC S-I (All-Intra, H.264 MP4)
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Sony E
Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Focal Length (actual):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range:  
Integrated ND Filter: No
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x; up to 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Fast Hybrid 4D AF: 759 points (PDAF), 425 points (contrast-detection AF); Wide (759 points (PDAF), 425 points (CDAF))/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot/Tracking (Wide/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot); Touch AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF: 0.64" 9.44M-dot QXGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.90x magnification, 60/120/240fps refresh rates, -4.0 to +3.0 diopter, 25mm eyepoint from the eyepiece lens
Focus Peaking: Yes
EVF Resolution: 9,437,184 dots (3,145,728 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.90x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.90x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,440,000 dots (360,000 px)
Touchscreen: Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 32000
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: AUTO, ISO 100 - 32000, expandable to ISO 50 - 102400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto (with Priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (4 settings), Flash, Underwater, Custom, Color Temp./ Filter (2500-9900K with 15-step Magenta/Green compensation)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/32000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1200-zone Evaluative Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot Standard/Large, Entire Screen Avg., Highlight
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Picture Effect: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera (Normal / Cool / Warm / Green / Magenta), Soft High-key; HDR: Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step)
Self Timer: 2, 5, 10; 3/5 shots after 2/5/10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No
Flash Modes: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Hi-speed Sync, Wireless; Red-eye reduction: On/Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/400s (1/500s APS-C crop mode)
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Multi Interface Hot Shoe with Digital Audio Interface, Sync Terminal
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC / CFexpress
UHS Support: UHS-II
Other Memory: 2x CFexpress Type A+SD UHS-II
Dual Card Slots: Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (14-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG, RAW+HEIF
Movie File Format: XAVC S (Long GOP, H.264 MP4); XAVC HS (Long GOP, H.265 HEVC); XAVC S-I (All-Intra, H.264 MP4)
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes
NFC: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,USB 3.0 Super Speed,Ethernet,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional via IR, USB, Ethernet or Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
Connections (extended): USB-C (USB 3.2 10Gbps), Type-D Micro HDMI, 1000Base-T Ethernet, 3.5mm Microphone and Headphone Jacks, Sync Terminal
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 30.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 165
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 20.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 155
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Flash cycle time, full power:  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 530 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 430 shots
Battery Life, Video: 150 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software: Capture One Express (for Sony) free download; Sony Imaging Edge Remote, Viewer and Edit
OS Compatibility: Windows, macOS
Miscellaneous
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